#DeEscalateDontKill

Soul singer Darien Dean started out as hip hop choreographer and then became a rapper before finding his true voice. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, the multi talented artist also honed his abilities as a producer, arranger and engineer to craft his 2009 debut album, If These Walls Could Talk, which boasted an authentic, contemporary sound and a Japanese distribution deal. Dean describes his BET Music Matters performance as a “milestone.”

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