Dez Nado, Grind State Of Mind


Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Dez Nado was introduced to rap at very young age. It’s 1998, Hip-Hop had just lost its two biggest icons to ever bless a mic, and a young, 6th grade 11-year-old Dez Nado drops his first rhyme on wax with his older brother. Dez instantly fell in love with the art of rhyming and even set out to record his own mixtape and distribute it independently at his junior high school. Since then, Dez has honed his skills and has become one of the most legit up-and-coming Florida artists in the game by studying his craft and mastering his art with the same independent passion and grind that he’s had since day 1! Dez Nado saw his first successes after high school as an independent artist generating a fan base by plugging his own projects at local shops and hot spots, working part-time and attending school full-time splitting funds between books for class and studio time, as well as booking, promoting, and organizing his own shows by the age of 19 as a college freshman.

After being shot in the chest, just inches from his heart, Dez used the recovery as an opportunity to re-focus and change his message from self-destructive to self-productive. He made a promise to himself that he would never take another minute for granted. To this day, Dez has made good on his promise becoming one of Florida’s most promising rappers, producer/studio engineer, self-started CEO, college graduate (recently receiving his Master’s in Science degree), DJ of his own college radio show, and radio programming specialist at the largest university in Florida. His name is much more than just a name. It has become something that he lives by building momentum and obtaining accomplishments.

His music videos, online TV shows, and his cable docu-reality series entitled “Life & Grind” have all become indicators of Dez Nado’s versatility, one-of-a-kind work ethic, and growing popularity. With a steady-unshakeable “grind state of mind,” Dez delivers from the smallest 16 bar verse to the full length LP. It’s becoming clear, to more people, that he’s not just a threat, he’s a promise.

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