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Music Mondays: D.LIV(E) – The Next Big Thing Outta NC

D.Liv(e) album art

The featured artist on this week’s Music Monday, Donovan Livingston, aka D.LIV(E), is not only an incredibly talented wordsmith, he is also an alum of UNC and more recently, of Columbia University, receiving his Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education. So he’s no slouch. But we’re not featuring him for his academic achievements, he’s on here for his smooth delivery, natural flow, and deep lyrics. To be honest? D.LIV(E) is going to be an absolute star, if there’s any appreciate left for good hip-hop. Inspired by personal experiences, his music is as easy to connect to as it is varied. My favorite has to be “Mr. Right…Now” – my dude explains, rather unapologetically, his influence with all the ladies out there. Impeccable lyrics delivered over a slow groove track make this song my new joint, be it at work or play.

But enough about that. His new album “verbatim” is available for download on his ReverbNation page, so be sure to grab it while it’s still free! Let us know what your favorite song is in the comments.

Look out for an exclusive Fresh From Birth interview with D.LIV(E) in the near future.