Local raps from Edmonton, AB
Dirty Dev is a rapper from Edmonton, Alberta. He got his start in high school working with local producer Michael Shrimp. Together they put out two mixtapes over the next three years. Since then, Dev has worked with Skinny Steve and other artists, playing solo and with his backing band The Hedgehog Dilemma in venues and basements all over the city. Since his first show in 2014, Dirty Dev has made a name for himself as a skilled rapper both lyrically and technically, who puts on high energy shows and is unafraid to experiment.
In the summer of 2019, Dev plans to release a new tape, his first in a couple years, with local producer Phily. The tape, 'Antimasque', is a blend of Phily's roots as an electronic producer and Dev's harsh and poetic lyrical approach.
Below, see his latest release featuring (now defunct) local punks The Slight Brains. Check him out also on Spotify and Apple Music.