South Florida hip-hop artist DKE Author brings a level of introspection, humor, and character to his music. Having explored music as a child trying his hand at the piano, drums, and guitar, his future began to materialize. After graduating from high school in West Palm Beach, DKE earned a degree in Psychology but opted to shift gears, focusing on his first love of music. Now based in Miami, the 23-year-old phenom established his brand utilizing his artist moniker, with the DKE in his name an acronym for Dark Knight Empire.
Drawing inspiration from medieval times, where the Dark Knight was one of the most powerful figures in the kingdom, the historic reference speaks to DKE’s propensity for making an impact. The impact was certainly felt in 2019 when DKE released his breakout track “That Guy” which generated over 2 million streams and received airplay on SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation. DKE Author’s first mixtape Respect The Dark featured A-list contributions from Go Grizzly (Future, A Boogie), Hitmaka (Meek Mill, Big Sean), Smash David (Chris Brown, Khalid), and Quando Rondo. Piling up millions of streams, receiving critical acclaim and with momentum at an all-time high, DKE unveils his new project No Regrets.
The 15-song project finds DKE Author, the melodic wunderkind, floating through tracks with ease as he goes bar for bar over instrumentals produced by Yung Tago, Zach808, and more. DKE recently garnered success with his previously released singles “Revenue,” “Ghetto Love,” and “Fake Love” featuring Yungeen Ace which collectively amassed hundreds of thousands of streams across DSPs. Elsewhere on the project, artists like KaMillion appear on “Need A Thug” and Fredo Bang assists on “Act A Donkey.” Check out the project here and find out why Elevator Mag dubbed DKE, “a bonafide storyteller to craft relatable narratives over lavish soundscapes.”