Darrein STL – Ground Up @Darreinstl
Darrein Safron a.k.a Darrein STL is the golden child of Hip Hop legend Tech N9ne’s Strange Music INC label. Darrien has done it all from performing on local news stations at the early age of 4 to being introduced to the world by the iconic Whoopi Goldberg on the Apollo Theater stage at the age of 11. Darrein’s “Ground Up” video recaps the small spring tour that his manager “Tokyo Jai” put together which included places like Miami, St. Louis, Colorado and Columbia, MO. This is one of those visuals that shows you what every artist wants the world to see and that’s how hard they work to not only get to but maintain the “Dream of the music industry from the ground up. Visual also shot by Tokyo Jai.
Born down I-70 from Strange Music in the grit of St. Louis, Darrein Safron has lived a life steeped in music, born into a musical family and accomplishing such feats as performing at the Apollo at the mere age of 11. Inspired by Motown, Safron is capable of both evocative R&B vocals and lacerating raps. Coming to label attention through his collaborations with Strange Music emcee Stevie Stone, Safron signed to Strange in 2015 and hit the ground running with “Real With Yourself”, Safron’s debut track from label wide collaborative album Strangeulation Volume 2. He has since released The Brilliant EP and can be heard on collaborative tracks like “Get Off Me” or “Reloaded”. His crisp flow and swagger a testament that Darrein Safron is not just a singer nor just a rapper – he’s the future.