With other regions dominating the culture, most artists representing the birthplace of Hip Hop have been relegated to the back-burner. Some may stray trying their best to get recognized, but then there are artists like Bronx native, D. Green, that remains true to their hometown roots while grinding to make it big without “selling out.” For one reason or another, not many New York rappers have adapted to music’s modern landscape when you consider the impact of other regions. Quality albums are being released but there is still limited success in that regard.

There are heavyweights such as Jay Z and 50 Cent, but they have established a brand that crosses over producing selling power. Despite their success, New York Hip Hop overall has its dominance, but through hard work, dedication, and the release of For The F.E.W. (FansEveryWhere), D. Green is looking to do his part in launching that revival. And with a resume that includes opening for J. Cole, and working with the likes of DJ Green Lantern, Skyzoo and Emilio Rojas, one can say he’s well on his way.

Check out D. Green’s music video for The Dreamer below: