IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW DKUTZ- MICHIGAN’S HOTTEST STAR!

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Hailing from the slums of Flint, Michigan DKUTZ has overcome alot of obstacles in life. Growing up fast and living even faster was a way of life in a town with only the remnants of the once Buick City aka General Motors that left the city only to fall in economic crisis some years ago. DKUTZ was raised on the North Side of Flint,MI by his mother,grandmother and great-grandmother. They were instrumental in his life as a young man growing up. Drugs,murder,poverty,etc was a common thing! Writing was a way to cope with the day to day struggles of life in the Flint. DKUTZ used his passion for writing at a young age.DKUTZ replies:” Writing was therapeutic growing up for me but, I didnt know it would evolve like it did!”

DKUTZ started HustleGrind Ent in 2003 Heaven.Uses.Strugglers.To.Lead.Every.Great.Race.Into.Never.Dying and has since than flourished to a top notch label with various artist making a difference in music industry on the positive side! DKUTZ is a firm believer that if you have faith in yourself and more importantly a personal relationship with Jesus, you can and will make it out of any situation or issue that life brings to the table. DKUTZ label and music represents that statement!! His testimonials through song will move you and his voice will captivate you!! DKUTZ moved to Austin, Texas in late 2004 where he has been producing, songwriting, and making a major impact in the South!! His songs, mixtapes, and albums have been praised by a big local radio station 88.7 Kazifm in Austin and audiences in other surrounding communities as well. DKUTZ released his 4th album in 2010″ entitled “Recession Proof” featuring a host of artist like his young protege and cousin Sonny Loc, Texas own Bavu Blakes, and a host of other artist!! DKUTZ is one the most inspirational,bold, and influential artist in his era!! DKUTZ replies; ” You have to touch people with things that are relevant and not be scared to tell people where God has brought you out of! The good,The Bad,and The Ugly are what the people relate too! You will be amazed to see that its a million people out here going through what you’re going through.The key is being real within yourself! Be on the look out for DKUTZ and his movement as he strives to make a positive impact in Hip- Hop for the young life of this generation!! DKUTZ replies: ” I am the one who will usher in the new era of Hip-Hop and be that pillar that the game needs in Jesus name as my witness!” DKUTZ highly anticipated new album “Constructive Anger” dropped in January 2012 produced by Super Producer Stephen”Money Beatz” Betts!! It was on of his most anticipated albums by fans and His top selling album to date underground. DKUTZ Replies “We are representing all the people that the world threw away!! DKUTZ was also consecrated as a Deacon in 2010 and also a Youth Pastor with The R.O.C.K{Reflections.Of.Christ.Kingdom} International Kingdom Minded Ministries. DKUTZ will be dropping his latest project entitled “Spirit Vs Flesh” an double album due out late 2013. DKUTZ replies,”You can not give a 60’s and 70’s sermon to a millenium people” DKUTZ passion is to teach and see the youth of this next generation have a direct relationship with God through Jesus Christ and impact the world for generations to come!!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What is your music background? 

DKUTZ:  My music background consists of songwriting, producing, and composing. I’ve been writing since I was 12 years old. I grew up in an environment where music was considered an oasis to get away from life. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Why do you want to record and release your own music? 

DKUTZ:  I feel as if I have a story to tell to the world and nobody can tell that story like I can. From my observation on life ups and downs, I have a unique way of expressing that situation. I want to touch people in their spirit like all the greats did( Marvin Gaye,Curtis Mayfield,Stevie Wonder,Tupac Shakur,etc..)I want to make music that will change the world and make people think,laugh,cry,shout,etc. This is why I want to record and release my own music. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about? 

DKUTZ:  My music is about the transitions of life, faith in God, love, hate, relationships, awareness, politics, etc. We all go through crazy times in our lives and sometimes feel we are the only ones going through when the truth is, it’s a million people out here going through the same thing. My music is about touching on the human condition and what we go through 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who is your fan base directed towards? 

D KUTZ:  My music is directed to all walks of life, but mainly to the youth of this generation. That’s where my heart is. Our youth doesn’t have a balance when it comes to music anymore. I want to be that artist that has a positive impact on both young and old. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who are your musical influences? 

D KUTZ:  Curtis Mayfield,Marvin Gaye,Tupac Shakur,Temptations,Stevie Wonder. It’s so many others, but these are just a few. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How would you describe your music to people? 

D KUTZ:  I call my music “Tranzition Muzik.” It’s for people going through life’s transitions. We go through life transitions everyday, the only difference is I report it and make it relatable so people can feel it. I say the things people are feeling inside, but don’t talk about. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artists? 

D KUTZ:  What separates me from other artist is the way I move a crowd and leave them with a sense of inspiration that they can make it  no matter what comes at them. I make the fan feel as if we kin to each other cause I really do care about what they are going through. A lot of artists do it for the money and fame vs. taking the time to connect with the listener.   

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

DKUTZ:  I’m currently working on a project entitled ” Spirit Vs. The Flesh” due out at the end of this year.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

DKUTZ:  I want to be a mogul. I see myself in 10 years with a successful label, traveling the world, and speaking at events that promote youth development. I also want to have my own mentorship non- profit organization. I want to change the world and open doors for others to express their thoughts and experiences through music. I want to be a light for Jesus Christ and change the world for Him! Believe Dat! 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How can your fans contact you or access your music? 

DKUTZ:  They contact me at  www.reverbnation.com/dkutz www.facebook.com/dkutz or dkutz.hge@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Heart hustle motivation grind !!!

    Man brother your movement and passion for what you do is impacting our youth and breaking down the walls and strongholds that some of this music today has placed on our youth. Keep pushing and doing what your doing brother. It is def not in vein and making a difference.

  2. Wow DKutz u have came along way. Coming from murder city to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music is really a blessing. I thank God for you for simply having the bold to be unashamed of Jesus. Keep doing your thing. God is excited that is child is representing him ALL DAY. Be blessed. Love u bro

  3. A pilot of the city! It’s an uplifting thing to see a rise from the pit. Especially when the one whos risen helps others do the same. In a time where Hip-Hop kicks its own in the belly, here emerges a young man that shows us that we are somebody! I absolutely loved the interview IAA! Congratulations D Kutz. Keep pushing this positivity y’all!

  4. I’ve known DKutz since 2007 and he’s always been an inspiration to me! I hope to do BIG THINGS with my lil bro. From ATX to MI and the world.

  5. DKutz is an amazing artist. First and foremost his heart is given completely over to His Lord Jesus Christ. Out of this relationship comes his music that will set the listener free. His passion and effectiveness in reaching young people is unparalleled. Fabulous albums powerful Kingdom artist.

  6. Dkutz is a real inspiration to me by the stories and life experiences he have been through. His dedication to his work and the youth is special to see. I’m proud to say I know Dkutz

  7. Man glad to see the spirit working through Dkutz not only in the music but in every other aspect of life as well. Im proud and honored to be part of the movement!

  8. UNCLE Will! I can’t be more proud of DKutz, and the best is still yet to come. I appreciate all artist who are intentional about re-directing their talents toward glorifying God and perpetuating His message. But DKutz has a style that has flare and theology….he’s actually teaching with his music! Congrats on the early success, and I look forward to seeing you continue to grow in God as Transitions Musiz takes the world by storm!

  9. DKutz your my brother and a true definition of a Solider for Christ!! I love your work you have a way of touching the souls that other people can’t reach!! Love ya! 🙂

  10. Dkutz is doing great and wonderful things! Love his energy and positivity coming from our city showing that GOD never fails us! Can’t wait to see what blessings are still to come in his life as he continues to help bless others with his gift from GOD!!!!!!!!

  11. You’re such an inspiration! From where you came from to the direction you’re headed, success is on your side! & you are raising a beautiful family, kudos to that 🙂

    Love you cousin!

  12. #Salute to my potna Dkutz. He’s a frontline soldier whose been getting it in for minute. Keep doing what you do Homie! And keep making them bangers! I think I had a relapse!

  13. DKUTZ is the realest person that you will ever meet! His lyrics hit everyone in some kind of way especially our youth! Keep it up! Can’t wait to see God continue to use you!

  14. This is one of very few men who was not affected by the environment in which he came from. But instead embraced it and decided to reveal this awesome but natural gift that God has blessed him with. Since I have knew this man he has always been a very positive vibe about him. I agree with many other comments that this He is the game changers! His words and music has touched so many people with me included. To God be the Glory!!!! or I believe he would say KingdomSalute!!

  15. My nephew is the perfect example of a young man who has is striving to be better and better each day! We are so very proud if the young man that you have become and we live you very much!!!!

  16. DKutz always performs with ministry as his focus. He will get you moving, he will get you hype, he’ll even get you doing his signature moves (Hey!!!), but at the end you’ll leave with a real message, and that’s one of the things I respect most about him! Keep reppin the Kingdom Deac!

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