McDonald’s ‘My Block, My Moment:’ Dlow

Darrion Simmons, better known as DLow,is gaining momentum everyday edging Chicago’s music scene. The song “Dlow Shuffle” has been scooped up by Atlantic Records, it’s right on the verge of breaking through on a major scale. Rolling out sits down with Dlow as he educates the world on what he loves about his community and his favorite McDonald’s moment.
Darrion Simmons, better known as DLow,is gaining momentum everyday edging Chicago’s music scene. The song “Dlow Shuffle” has been scooped up by Atlantic Records, it’s right on the verge of breaking through on a major scale. Rolling out sits down with Dlow as he educates the world on what he loves about his community and his favorite McDonald’s moment.

It’s your boy Dlow, Bop King of Chicago and this is my block. Dlow Shuffle, let’s turn up.

Describe what you do for a living.

Ask me to explain who I am and what I do, I’m a dancer, entertainer and I’m a role model. I’m a trendsetter.

Where is your block located? How did your block contribute to your development as a person and as a professional?

I was born and raised on Leamington and Chicago Avenue. Growing up it was kind of tough but I knew in order for me to make it I had to be focused and be strong, not for myself but I got two little brothers, a little sister and two older sisters. I have to do it for them.

Describe the moment where you came into your own as a professional.

The moment I came into my own was when I made the “Dlow Shuffle.” Dex started managing me and we went to this school in theSsouth I think and when I walked into the room it just like wow. Everybody showed me love. Everybody was screaming, crying.

Why are you proud of being from Chicago and how did Chicago help to mold you as a person and as a professional? 

Thinking about all of the positive stuff that’s happened around me and around my block it was this movement to the fiesta where kids from down South, over East, up North, kids from different neighborhoods that was into it we all came together and we bop, we dance. Chicago is not what people think it is. Of course there’s killing. Everywhere you going people get killed. Of course it’s violence and this and that but at the end of the day, the way I look at it we’re a unit. We stick together. We turn up together. We’ve got each other’s back. I love where I’m from because there’s no place like it. 

Describe your first memory of McDonald’s. If possible, describe a McDonald’s moment in your life that is significant to you? 

I think my McDonald’s moment was when I first met my manager Dex. We met up at a McDonald’s right off Chicago Avenue. I told him like, man I need your help. I need you to help me change my life. I need you to help me get on the right path. He was like OK, we’re going to have a meeting so I met him there. We talked and he told me after this conversation your life is going to change and after that, from that day in that McDonald’s, my life changed.

Check out more photos of Dlow in the gallery.

J.K. McDuffie
J.K. McDuffie

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