There’s no denying a movement when it’s ready to make it’s pop-culture debut. If you live anywhere near the Northern East coast of the United States, you’ve probably heard of “Mad Decent” and the string of live events that has captured fans since 2005. Usually associated with the EDM scene, Mad Decent, has over the years, found a way to fuse genres of music together to make up one of the most diversified bunch of fans in the world.
This couldn’t be more evident by up and coming rapper and recent signee of Mad Decent, Dougie F.
A native of Orange, New Jersey, Dougie F has found a niche that has recently shot him into the spotlight. Influenced by the Jersey club movement and artists like J.Cole, because of his years spent at Virginia Union University on a basketball scholarship, Dougie has a style that’s been compared to, quite frankly, no one.
Although Dougie is completely on-board with the recent Jersey wave, and 100% respects fellow Jersey rappers like Fetty Wap and Tsu Surf, Dougie proudly boosts about not being boxed into any one genre.
You can hear the diversity ...songs like, On Purpose, featuring international superstar Pitbull, plays heavily to the Mad Decent party scene. And then you have, On Right Now, produced by Dez Wright, a certified "new wave" hip hop hit. Ebro, from Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning in the morning show, recently put Dougie F in the hot chair, asking him to spit on the spot. Watch at the 5:30 mark to see how Dougie switches his flow seamlessly over some classic hip hop tracks.
Dougie F is most certainly on the radar. Set to perform on this year’s SummerJam Festival stage, he’s sure to gain a large number of new followers. Sure to inspire the youth of Orange, New Jersey and neighboring towns and cities like Newark, East Orange and Irvington (USE GOOGLE if you don't know about these cities), we hope Dougie F becomes a staple in the music industry and leads the path for other hopefuls out of the Garden State.
You can purchase tickets to the June 5th Hot 97's SummerJam show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherfurd, NJ here.
Listen to Dougie F’s Block Party on Soundcloud.
Purchase his single, On Purpose ft. Pitbull here.