Dee Bomb


Dimitrius Stephens, better known as Dee Bomb, is an independent hip hop artist & producer from Minneapolis, MN. During his early mixtape days, Dee Bomb began establishing himself in the underground hip hop scene with three well-received albums-Beautiful & Harsh Poetry (2014), Words that touch Souls (2016), and Reality (2018)-an extended play, singles, & a slew of features in his discography. In 2012, Dee Bomb released The Rehearsal Ep then began performing at various shows throughout Minnesota that led to four local award nominations including “Album of the Year” in 2015 along with national press outlets such as RBL Lifestyle, Turntable Talks, Global Grind, This is 50, and Beat100. Dee Bomb has toured nationwide as a co-headliner on “The Elevated Minds Tour” with Eau Claire hip hop artist, Cudlino in 2016 & 2017. He’s also shared the stage with legends such as Bone Thugs & Harmony, Redman, Twista, Brutha Lynch Hung, & many more. Dee Bomb has been known for his competitive confidence, sense of humor, self-awareness, and self-growth in his music. His wordplay and punchlines led to two local “Lyricist of the Year” award nominations in 2014 & 2015. Moving over 22,000 units of his catalog, he doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. When he’s not in the studio creating music or performing, he’s DJing weddings throughout the midwest and operating his Bangin Noize Entertainment label. Now in 2020, Dee Bomb is set to release his fourth studio album, The Progress Album.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is Life, it's a gift that affects the world whether it's listeners or creators. Music brings me peace & clarity, self-reflection to an extent.

What is your music dream?

My music dream was to put out an album. I dropped my debut album on November 4, 2014 called "Beautiful & Harsh Poetry" and now I'm 4 albums in as of 2020.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Honestly just sticking to the music. Music does magical things to people and touch people based off their mood. That can be a good thing and motivate people into doing things. I wanted to be a rapper because I saw a rapper and THAT rapper changed my world into Dee Bomb's World.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out" when I was 2 years old. That was the song that made me want to be a rapper when I grew up.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

No Particular Order....LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, T.I., Missy Elliot, Ludacris, I grew up on R. Kelly, 2pac, BBD, Brandy, The Roots, Maxwell, etc....I can go all day with it.

What inspires you to make music?

Life experiences and embracing my creative growth the older I get. I been grinding since I was 18 years old and I'm 32 now, If I'm 32 rapping the same content I was when I was 18, 21, or even 30 then I'm not growing.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I put the music out and let the listeners connect however they do with my music.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Honestly I feel like I'm in front of my classroom rapping for the classmates, every time I'm on stage no matter where I'm at. It makes me feel like I'm in control of the scenario and the audience about to explore something special for 25-30 minutes.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

In these days, you're either a musician utilizing the digital world or you're a musician that only see the digital world. You can see yourself as some big artist in social media but not of it matters if you're not putting out music. We're in a world where the average rapper has more money phone pics then projects and they been around 5-6 years. Keep it up and that might be all you're known for....a local rapper with the same stack of money in 1,100 pics with 3 singles.

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems interesting, I'm exploring as I go so my opinion may change along the way.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The Industry in general. I call the shots with my career and company so I tend to move around in my own lane with a few victories under my belt without much help and people aren't too fond that I ain't go YOUR way or ask for YOUR help unless I thought it was beneficial or something positive on that level.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Always. I stream and buy the music, go to the shows before the covid, collab with fellow local artists in my city, wear the merch, and I even promote it. I know how hard it is to get 1 person to hear you so I'm going to always support and hear them out.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

You must have the music first off, learn the business, marketing & promotions, don't burn too many bridges, keep it professional at all times, don't be afraid to say NO, and be you.....your fanbase will listen and grow.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Cudlino (Eau Claire, WI) Conrizzle (Goldsboro, NC) Carnage the Executioner (Twin Cities, MN) just to name a few.