Dallas native Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough survives the sophomore jinx with his second E1 Music release, Get Big. Destined to be great, the former baller was a star athlete as the captain of his high school basketball team. After games, the young jock returned from the locker room to give out mixtapes of his music. He was making a name for himself on and off the court.
Now, at 24 and two albums later as well as two Gangsta Grillz mixtapes with southern mixtape legend DJ Drama in the streets, Dorrough is focused on becoming a household name far beyond the confines of his home state.
Dorrough begins the album with “Sold Out,” a high impact dance song that depicts a day in the life of a rap superstar. He’s able to tell this story effortlessly because he lives the lifestyle. The title track, “Get Big,” is produced by Nitty Beats, a popular platinum producer from Atlanta. Sean “P Diddy” Combs, who Dorrough considers one of his friends and mentors, was enlisted for the remix. Other stand-out tracks are “MIA,” where Dorrough speaks about getting away from the day-to-day grind of the rap game and “Trouble,” a song that expresses his undying love of music, almost to a fault. His love of women is apparent on the R&B-influenced “Breakfast in Bed,” featuring Ray J, and the first single, “Hood Chick Fetish,” with Memphis rapper Yo Gotti.
With Get Big, Dorrough delivers a well-rounded CD with a diverse and universal sound. He’s helping pave the way to success for other Dallas rappers to follow. Later this year, he reunites with DJ Drama on a third Gangsta Grillz commercial release distributed by E1 Music, formerly Koch Records. –themverses