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D-Boy

Country:United States
Releases:[Classic Archives] [Peace 2 the poet] [The Lyrical Strength of One Street Poet] [Plantin' A Seed]
Info:D-Boy 1967-1990
Danny Rodriguez also known as D-Boy died on October 6 of 1990 at the age of 22. He was born on November 10, 1967. His parents Cookie and Demi Rodriguez were involved in an anti-gang violence program in Dallas, Texas. From Portorican descent this gifted MC rapped about gang life, but also about his faith in God. He was a counselor and tutor at Street Church Acadamy, the ministry his parents started for teens.
He got murdered close to his home. Excerpt from Contemporary Christian Music, nr. 5, (volume 13) 1990.

D-Boy [...] was shot once in the chest near his East Dallas appartment complex just before 4 A.M., presumably he was returning from a date. It was not known for certain whether he was actually in his car at the time, although after he was shot he managed to drive a few blocks before striking a curb, hitting a pole and fliiping over twice. [...] he died about an hour after the shooting during surgery at baylor University Medical Center as doctors attempted to remove the bullet.

No suspects were apprehended for this crime. His producer Tim Miner remembers in the same article that friends encouraged Danny to move to a safer part of town. Danny's reaction was " I don't think I'll grow an old man". As if he knew what was ahead of him. His second album "The lyrical strength of one street poet" was completed a week before his death and scheduled to be released in November 1990. D-Boy is remembered as a man of God in his actions and relelationships and a hip hop talent, that sadly enough never realised it's full potential.

Tribute album
Although many times D-Boy is mentioned in the credits of holy hip hop albums as an inspiration and example. It was until March 2006 that a tribute album was released. The record is called The Fallen Soldier Compilation : A Tribute To D-Boy and features artists like: Dynamic Twins, IDOL King, Fred Lynch from P.I.D., Lingo, Heata and others.

Release:Classic Archives
Classic Archives
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Released:1998
Recordlabel:KMG records
Info:Re-release of D-Boy's albums on one CD:
Plantin' a seed - 1990
The lyrical strength of one street poet - 1990

1. Plantin' A Seed
2. Church Hoppers
3. Pick Yourself Up
4. When I Strut
5. Doggin' The Devil
6. King David
7. It's A Disease
8. G.o.d.s. Possee In Effect
9. The Ub Urself
10. Ub Urself (Reprise)
11. Drop The Mic
12. The Boy Don't Play
13. Cease For Peace
14. Flow Time
15. Shout
16. God's House
17. Hip-hopcracy
18. Come Back Home
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Release:Peace 2 the poet
Peace 2 the poet
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Released:1993
Recordlabel:Frontline Records
Info:This compilation got released after D-Boy was murdered. Compilation by David Haddock. Mastered by Dave Jahnsen. Interview segments by Bob Souer.

1. Cease for peace - 1990
2. G.O.D.'s Posse in effect - 1989
3. Interview - 1990
4. Pick yourself up - 1989
5. Planting a seed - 1989
6. The boy don't play - 1990
7. God gave us the power - 1990
8. When I strut - 1989
9. Interview - 1990
10. Hey You - 1988
11A. Drop the mic - 1990
11B. I caught the mic - 1991
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Release:The Lyrical Strength of One Street Poet
The Lyrical Strength of One Street Poet
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1990
Recordlabel:Frontline Records
Info:Nicole Bruce: Background Vocals
D-Boy: Producer, Songwriter, Rap Vocals
Keith Davenport: Keyboards
David Ebensberger: Producer, Engineer, Mixed, Songwriter, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocals
G-Rock: Programming, Background Vocals
Terri Hall: Background Vocals
Tessa Hall: Background Vocals
Griselda Lopez: Background Vocals
Juan Lopez: Background Vocals
Rene Lopez: Background Vocals
Tim Miner: Producer, Engineer, Mixed, Songwriter, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Programming, Background Vocals
Jeffrey Mingle: Engineer, Mixed
Teresa Patterson: Background Vocals
M.C. R.G.: Background Vocals, Break Ad-Libs
K-Boy Rodriguez: Background Vocals
Tarrence Smith: Background Vocals, Break Ad-Libs
Mike Stitts: Engineer, Drums
John Wirtz: Producer, Engineer, Mixed, Songwriter, Programming, Break Ad-Libs, Vocals

1. That UB Urself
2. UB Urself (Reprise)
3. Drop the Mic
4. The Boy Don't Play
5. Slackness
6. Cease for Peace
7. Flow Time
8. Shout
9. God's House
10. Last Days
11. Hip-Hopcracy
12. Come Back Home
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Release:Plantin' A Seed
Plantin' A Seed
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1989
Recordlabel:Frontline Records
Info:Background vocals by Cindy Cruse, Tim Miner and Tommy Sims. Songwriting by D-Boy, Tim Miner and Tommy Sims. Engineering by David Ebensberger, Brent Jeffers Tommy Sims and John Wirtz. Production and mixing by Tim Miner and Tommy Sims. Guitars, Bass, Keyboards by Tim Miner and Tommy Sims. Drum Programming by Tommy Sims.

1. Plantin' a Seed
2. Church Hoppers
3. Pick Yourself Up
4. When I Strut
5. Doggin' the Devil
6. King David
7. It's a Disease
8. G.O.D.S. Possee in Effect
9. Stompin' Satan
Rating:Our users rated this release: 8 out of 10
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