The Curaçaoan rapper/singer Dez certainly made a name for himself as a solo artist in 2015 thanks to his smash single “No Worry”, which he also produced,  which was extremely popular at the local radio stations and on the Skempi Top 40 .

In addition to this achievement, the grandest yet in his career both as a solo artist and as the member of a group, he also had moderate success with his single “Den Kamber” and this year brought him yet another radio smash as well as another entry in the Skempi Top 40 in the hit single “MiKuMiMesTaMiho”.

Born Benjamin Pieter (1993), his artist name is short for Desert Eagle, a nickname he received from his friends due to the fact that it was the name of a character he enjoyed playing in his favorite video game.

Although he is putting forth a solo effort, he still remains a member of the group with which he initially started his career. A group that used to be called G-Flow but now goes by the name StrappedGang and with them he has released the hits “Mamasita”, “Kos Di Hende”, “Oh Lord”, “Unda Mi Ta”, “Money” and “Strap Juice”.  In fact, the other members of the group are frequently featured on the songs of his debut solo EP.

Displaying the versatility of artists who delight us with Caribbean music, he does not stick to one particular genre but indulges in the musical offerings of Rap, Kizomba, Reggae and Zouk, among others. He considers his music a form of therapy and through his songs he does his utmost to relay a hefty portion of his life experiences to the listener.

He emanates authenticity and a passion for his craft and aims to continue to make high quality music well into the foreseeable future. Above all he has ambitions of reaching a sustainable level of success in the industry.

Listen to some Dez on Skempi

Gerson Eleonora (1987) has a passion for writing, whether it be short stories, poems or the biographies, reviews and music articles displayed here on the site. He is an aficionado of everything Caribbean, it’s almost as if salt water runs through his veins.
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