Sarnia, ON
Hip-Hop
D.O. Gibson has defied the odds as a rapper from Canada, becoming a certified international artist, a successful record label executive and a socially active community ambassador. He set a Guinness World Record when he freestyled for nearly nine hours in 2003, sold tens of thousands of CDs, hit #1 on U.S. College Hip Hop Radio charts and travelled the world performing for sold out crowds; D.O.’s success is defined in his own terms.

This Spring, D.O. will release his eighth studio album Second Home. The project is a collaboration with Netherland based produced Tantu. “As soon as I heard his beats, I knew that was the sound I wanted,” says D.O. Second Home is full up tempo, musically infused sounds that takes a new school spin on classic boom-bap.

The project’s name is a result of D.O.’s consistent travels to Netherlands. “I found that I clicked out there. Not just in Amsterdam, but from going to Rotterdam and attending New Skool Rules and then heading to Eurosonic in Groningen – it’s really become a second home.” D.O. has also worked to bring dozens of Canadian artists to Netherlands and put on events including an annual boat cruise that connects Canadian artists and managers with the Dutch scene. “I’ve been doing this for a long time, I want to help pave the way for the next generation” says D.O.

May 12, 2019 9:00 pm Drake Underground, Sunday May 12th