Darryl's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

DARRYL THOMSON (DLT)

Musician/Artist
Self-Employed

“I had to prove to my family that a decision I had made was good.”

INTERESTS:

Music

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Conflict Culture Exploration Failure Family Fear Fulfillment Opportunity Pride Simplicity Societal Pressures Support & Encouragement Transitions Values Money & Financial Security Struggle Hobbies & Pastimes

TAGS:

born again, break dancing, dj, don't stress, enjoyment, godfather of hip hop, graffiti, growing up, life, living, pricing, rhythm, science, sound therapy, stubbornness, stuck in the same genre, the machine, the system, what you're worth, young kids

BIOGRAPHY:

Hip-hop musician, producer, and graffiti artist D.L.T. discovered his passion while watching movies about American urban areas. Seeing street art in these films inspired him to pick up a can of spray paint and begin tagging. His passion for art led to a passion for hip-hop. D.L.T. became a member of the groups "The Upper Hutt Posse" and "The Dam Natives" and is known as The godfather of New Zealand hip-hop. Currently, D.L.T. makes music and art. He also works with Maori youth.

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