Dillon Cooper first caught my attention last summer with the release of his mix tape “Cozmik” a collection of 17 songs that showcased the young Brooklynite with an ability to deliver a myriad of songs with both substance and diversity. A mix tape that boasts samples from hip hop legends Mobb Depp “Survival of the fittest” and Outkast’s mega hit “Ms. Jackson” is no easy task when taking the chance to incorporate yourself in already established hits, and yet where most rappers fall short Dillion respectfully holds his own. Dillon attacks the mic in his delivery with control over his flow that show signs of both poise and confidence. “Cozmik” is the first body of work put out by the young artist, but he has steadily been growing his following since 2009 with a youtube channel that is quickly approaching 30,000 subscribers and just under 5.5 million views.
Since the release of his Mix Tape Dillion has stayed busy continuing to build his fan base through live shows and new music. Last Sunday he played the Street Life Block Party in Munich, Germany along side fellow legendary artists Ghostface Killah and Dilated Peoples. His recently released video for his song “TDK” (The Dark Night) was released last month and is a sure sign of the young artists growth and hope of longevity in the game. Dillion is an independent artists signed to the Boston Based label, Amalgam Digital. Check out his video for “TDK” below.