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Unplugged (Deshawn Flaire Exposed #5) - Domo Wilson

Another week…ya know. Thanks for reading. This past weekend, I was blessed to be introduced to internet sensation, Domo Wilson. This young girl, who has only been regularly posting videos for about 8 months, has gained 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS. Now that’s pretty impressive. I was able to help her with a couple shows she recently had and even DJ her last one. It was hella cool, man. We took photos, performed together and had a great time. I was FREAKING tired after that night!! This was cool, though. S/O to her, Colin, Sam and Corrine for our spontaneous musical moment.

Next up…High Honors: Summer Session.

- Deshawn

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#domowilson  #domo wilson  #DeshawnFlaire  #music  #hiphop 
Unplugged (Deshawn Flaire Exposed #4) - Support Local Artists!

What’s going on, y’all?! Y’all still reading this? Goooood! As I travel this road of making music in my city, I come across a LOT of others who share the same dream; most of em TERRIBLE, some not too bad. Every now and then I come across a couple artists who have great star power, and I wanna show some love to them in this post.

Angel Davanport - Gotta love her. In my opinion, she’s got the most star potential on this list. She raps, she sings, she writes. Hard worker. She even got a nice opportunity collaborating with Tech9 on his last joint. Personally, one of the coolest people I’ve been blessed to meet (& collab with) and even though the group thing didn’t work out I still keep her in mind for future adventures.

Nick Astro - I’ve been sharing the hallways with this kid for a small minute at Columbia College, casually speaking whenever we crossed paths and even sharing the stage at a gig. He’s been really doing his thing in the last year and I’m proud of the kid. Dope artist. Great dude. #LightSkinWithThatAfro

Defcee - Sorry, but I’ve never (and probably never will) call him that. Adam Levin, his real name, is a huge inspiration to me doing music. He’s one of the best live performers I know and this guy is literally a hermit (we’re roommates) when he’s not teaching spoken word workshops. He’s got some great work coming underway that’s gonna blow.

Saba - I’ve know Sab for as long as I’ve known Adam, probably longer. It’s literally amazing to see him (and others) grow over the last 6 years (we’ve been promising each other a collab for a minute…long overdue). Just put out a MONSTER projectthat’s bound to catch attention from some important people. Congrats on making it to front face of Chicago’s up-n-coming.

Via Rosa - A new artist, in my opinion, who recently made my favorite “local artists” list. Her “DeathViaLove” joint was so good I played it out the first 2 weeks (it was cracking on the ‘net). I really appreciate her for joining the High Honors 2.0 bill and will DEFINITELY look to work with her more in the future.

There are plenty other artists that I will save for a later post, but these guys are some of the first to come to mind when I look at my playlist of local musicians. Chicago’s music scene, regardless of genre, is very rich and full of gemstones.

Support local artists!! get out and find a show!!

- Deshawn (@dflaire)

— 6 days ago
#localmusic  #chicago  #chicagomusic  #tumblr  #DeshawnFlaire  #twitter 

PRESS PLAY to learn how YOU can support my latest single, “Bruce Leeroy.” Help ME, help YOU support local music! 

- Deshawn Flaire

— 1 week ago
#bruceleeroy  #music  #hip-hop  #chicago  #chicagomusic  #DeshawnFlaire  #chicagohiphop 
Operation: Fund My Music | Facebook →

I’m calling ALL of my friends/supporters to help me on this elaborate (but not original. This has been done before.) idea to help raise money for Part III in my High Honors series. ..And why not kill 2 birds with one stone by getting my music some extra plays! Here’s how you can help:

  1. Download the FREE music streaming site, SPOTIFY (on laptop/desktop).
  2. Search for me (Deshawn Flaire) and my single, “Bruce Leeroy.”
  3. Play (& SHARE after).
  4. Set playback to REPEAT, MUTE and let the magic take place (Do this while you’re sleep or at work or whatever).

The more plays I get, the more money I get. Simple, right? All I need is the support from you. Let’s make this show happen!

          

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#deshawnflaire  #hopeisdope  #music  #hiphop  #bruceleeroy 

PRESS PLAY: Check out this recap of my visit to The Real Radio Show.

Shot & Edited by @TKMINSPIRED

— 3 weeks ago
#DeshawnFlaire  #video  #youtube  #bruceleeroy  #spotify  #soundcloud  #therealradioshow  #newyork  #nyc  #hip-hop  #chicago  #chicagohiphop 
For those of you who MISSED my appearance on The Real Radio Show last week, STAY TUNED, I’m dropping something special later on to fill ya’ll in. Thanks to Henry K, Frankie Dee, Krissy and Brooks for having me on.

Photo: @TKMINSPIRED

For those of you who MISSED my appearance on The Real Radio Show last week, STAY TUNED, I’m dropping something special later on to fill ya’ll in. Thanks to Henry K, Frankie Dee, Krissy and Brooks for having me on.

Photo: @TKMINSPIRED

— 3 weeks ago
#therealradioshow  #Deshawn Flaire  #hopeisdope  #music  #hip-hop  #rap  #chicago  #bruceleeroy 

Check out the first single I dropped in a year, ONLY on Spotify as of now. Enjoy and share.

(Source: Spotify)

— 4 weeks ago
THIS TUESDAY (July 1st) I’m visiting New York for a radio interview w/ THE REAL RADIO SHOW. This marks the 1st time I’m traveling for something like this, so I’m pretty excited.
I figured I’d drop some cool artwork for a new song I’m premiering that day called BRUCE LEROY. Enjoy!
Show starts 5:30PM EST. Click here to tune in.
"Bruce Leroy" will be available via SoundCloud directly afterwards!

THIS TUESDAY (July 1st) I’m visiting New York for a radio interview w/ THE REAL RADIO SHOW. This marks the 1st time I’m traveling for something like this, so I’m pretty excited.

I figured I’d drop some cool artwork for a new song I’m premiering that day called BRUCE LEROY. Enjoy!

Show starts 5:30PM EST. Click here to tune in.

"Bruce Leroy" will be available via SoundCloud directly afterwards!

— 1 month ago
#bruceleroy  #music  #hip-hop  #therealradioshow  #chicago  #deshawnflaire  #dflaire 
Unplugged (Deshawn Flaire Exposed #3)

Alright, post #3

If you’ve been tuning in this long, as always, thank you. If you’re new, welcome. My goal is to reach as many people as possible through here. You can help by reposting. I understand that through reposting you’ll be co-signing my brand and my music; there’s nothing wrong with that. You won’t regret it.

Thus far, I’ve released two solo projects and one group compilation:

Here Goes Nothing…The Mixtape!
The UC Presents: The Variety Show
Hope Is Dope EP

If you haven’t heard these joints, yet, do so. If you have, share em around.

What am I doing now? Right now, I’m working on some new joints I KNOW you’re gonna love. I’m only interested in releasing singles throughout the summer. If you want a whole project, let me know. I might make it happen with enough demand.

I’m also working on a documentary film for the summer to show you guys what I’m up to when I’m not working a 9-5.

Feel free to contact me with questions, via Twitter (@dflaire) !

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#deshawnflaire  #chicago  #hiphop  #chicagomusic  #music  #HopeIsDope  #twitter 
Unplugged (Deshawn Flaire Exposed #2)

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Today is beautiful. Weather is great, and I’m sitting by the lake writing music. I forgot for a second how free it feels.

If you checked out my last blog and are following up with this one, thank you. Today I’ll share with you how I got my stage name.

I started pursuing music at 19. I would train under my best friend, Ricky Brown, and at the time didn’t have a name to go by. Lavell Miller sounded too generic and anything else I would come up with sounded bland or distasteful. One day Ricky said, “Why don’t you just call yourself ‘Deshawn Flaire’ (Deshawn is my middle name)?” I was so used to two-syllable names that I shortened it D-Flaire. There you have it. I didn’t like it much at first, but after some time it started to roll off the tongue more. He called me flair(e) because:

1. Flair - stylishness and originality (I had a way with words).
2. Flare - a fire or blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention (I had a special aura).

I’ve been rolling with it [Deshawn Flaire] since.

Be sure to check out for the next blog where I talk to you more about me, who I am and what I love to do here.

— 1 month ago
#DeshawnFlaire  #Chicago  #chicagohiphop  #music  #twitter  #facebook  #HipHop  #rap  #rapper  #tumblr