Life's Persistent Journey
Hip-Hop is in a state of shock. In the midst of hip-hop artist constantly reminding you of how much money they have or the type of car they drive, Southern Dynasty offers some relief from the ordinary. By maintaining the purity of hip-hop blended with a touch of R&B/Soul and reggae, Southern Dynasty not only takes you into their world, but captures your mind, body and soul so you can visualize life and music through their eyes. Ekliptik who grew up in North Florida and D-Mill from Georgia and South Carolina both reside in Tampa FL. With deep roots in music and influences such as The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Luther Vandross, New Edition to Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, The Roots and Outkast shows their love for music. Even rock bands such as Queen, Kiss, Quiet Riot and Guns and Roses prove that Ekliptik and D-Millâ€™s passion for music is immeasurable. Calling themselves â€œstorytellersâ€ not rappers, Ekliptik and D-Mill put their heart and soul into their writing. From the infectious delivery of â€œHands Highâ€ and â€œOhh Weeâ€ to the deeply moving â€œCan You Stand the Rainâ€ and â€œLike Father Like Son, which anyone with a child can relate, they demonstrate their diversity superbly. Unlike most artists believing that the music makes the song, they believe writing is essential and the core to any track. Not just limited to their â€œstorytellingâ€, Ekliptik and D-Mill are producers as well. They produce all of their tracks and put just as much time and energy into their music as they do writing. Their music is innovative, vibrant and truly a breath of fresh air that stems from years of musical experience and upbringing, but most importantly just having that musical EAR. Together Ekliptik and D-Mill are a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Southern Dynasty is REAL hip-hop, REAL hip-hop is Southern Dynasty.