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Behind the Mic Podcast Episode 5 with Guest Dezzy Yates | Graffiti Blues

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October 18, 2023

Behind the Mic Podcast Episode 5 with Guest Dezzy Yates | Graffiti Blues #christianrap #tbk247

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Join us for an exclusive episode of Behind the Mic podcast as host Daryl Kemp delves deep into the world of Christian Rap Artist Dezzy Yates and his latest album “Graffiti Blues.”

🎙️ In this candid conversation, Dezzy opens up about fatherhood and the impact of the music parents allow their children to listen to.

Discover the heartfelt story behind his song “Seen It All B4,” where his wife played a pivotal role in its creation, and the profound inspiration behind the entire album.

But that’s not all! We also explore the fascinating aspects of Graffiti culture and how they intricately tie into the theme of “Graffiti Blues.”

Learn about the forthcoming series of mixtapes that Dezzy has in store, promising more incredible music to come. Plus, uncover the unexpected influence of Pokémon in Dezzy’s music and the album “Graffiti Blues.”

It’s a unique blend of themes that adds depth to his already innovative style.

As a bonus, get a sneak peek into Daryl Kemp’s upcoming novel, “Bloodlines of Redemption: The Pamela Douglas Story,” promising an exciting journey into the world of literature. 🔥

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Christian Rapper Dezzy Yates Releases Groundbreaking Album "Graffiti Blues"

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This album is not just a collection of songs; it’s a revolutionary blend of hip-hop!

Dezzy Yates:

Christian rapper Dezzy Yates is thrilled to announce the release of his highly anticipated album, “Graffiti Blues.” This album is not just a collection of songs; it’s a revolutionary blend of hip-hop and alternative music that serves as a metaphorical canvas for Yates’ personal stories and faith journey.

About “Graffiti Blues”

Inspired by the hip-hop and graffiti culture of the video game Jet Set Radio Future, “Graffiti Blues” is a celebration of graffiti as an overlooked yet impactful art form. “Graffiti is an art form of hip-hop that I believe is so well-known, it just gets taken for granted,” says Yates. The album aims to give voice to this art form while also sharing Yates’ own experiences as a Christian in the hip-hop world.

Artwork and Inspiration

The album art, designed by Rokmo, features a character holding a graffiti can, symbolizing the idea of using art and music to spread a message. “It’s as if the graffiti could sing the blues,” explains Yates. The artwork captures the vibrant colors and dynamic energy of graffiti, resonating with Yates’ deep appreciation for manga.

Track Listing and Credits

The album boasts an impressive tracklist, produced by The Alumni:

  1. Fearrow – 3:01
  2. Hero Vision – 3:18
  3. Elevatorz – 3:17
  4. Articuno’s Theme Song – 3:28
  5. Capsize – 3:41
  6. Galatic – 3:09
  7. 100 Minutes – 3:31
  8. Broly – 3:27
  9. Seen This All B4 – 2:59
  10. No LOA Freestyle – 3:10
  11. 100 Minutes (Midnight Mix) – 3:31

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More About Dezzy Yates:

Dezmund “Dezzy” Yates is a Christian Hip Hop artist from Columbus, GA. Mixing the soul of Southern hip hop with splashes of alternative, his sound was impacted by a range of artists including Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Big K.R.I.T., Michael Jackson, Last Dinosaurs, and J. Dilla.

Aside from his undeniable gifts as an emcee, Yates was also influenced from an early age by his mother as a dancer. Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers, Jabbawockeez, and Hong 10 have all played a part in his dancing development. 


Yates began making music in 2007. After years of working on his craft and producing three projects, he found his first major opportunity with the release of ‘Tales From the Checkered Backpack’ that was featured on the Rapzilla SoundCloud page.

In 2019, the project ‘Dream Big, Little One’ was dropped across digital platforms. 


Yates’ accomplishments as an artist showcase the bright future that God has in store.

Highlights include: 

2013 BMI Urban Showcase Finalist, Top 200 Las Vegas Semi-Finalist ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 12, features on Rapzilla.com – Trackstarz.com – Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment, and in July 2019 he opened the Urban Arts Academy to teach dance and hip hop music as a continuation of his work with at-risk youth at elementary schools and the Boys and Girls Club. 

Even with a collection of accolades to his credit, his proudest moments are found with his family – his wife, son, and daughter.

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