Widely-acclaimed American rapper Dillon Cooper has released his brand new 3-track EP, ‘Verified’ ahead of his 14 date ‘Checkmate’ European headline tour hitting Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland later this month.
Taking the world by storm on account of his fresh beat and lyrical prowess, Dillon’s latest EP features collaborations with Cliche on ‘Camo’, as well as the dynamic flow of ‘Crown’, where the U.S rapper begins to unleash his energetic style. Having learned piano and guitar from a young age, Cooper is as comfortable instrumentally as he is vocally, and displays his rich signature sound on the EP’s title track, ‘Verified’.
“When I’m rapping, I’ll think about the message I’m trying to put across and I’ll think about how to make it catchier or how to add that rhythm and swing,”Dillon explains. “I just want to push the envelope… listeners shouldn’t have to just settle for mediocre content.”
Sonically, Dillon’s sound has been compared to a fusion of acts like Kendrick Lamar and Drake; mixed with a sprinkle of Lupe Fiasco’s conscious lyrical clarity and the urban edginess of A.S.A.P. Rocky. Citing Jay-Z, J Cole and Eminem as his earliest musical influences, the 26-year-old has started to make huge waves across the scene and will look to solidify his reputation as one of the game’s fastest-rising talents this Autumn during his European Tour.
Born and raised in Crown Heights, Dillon started recording demos with a host of local and international producers from a young age. He released his track ‘Shadows’ which swiftly established him following supporting Ghostface Killah and Raekwon on tour. Best known for his hit, ‘State of Elevation’ which has garnered over 3 million Spotify streams to date, the release of ‘Verified’ follows on from his 5-track ‘Supernova’ EP.
Playing across France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in what will mark a return to the continent for Dillon, the rapper will kickstart his Checkmate Tour in Linz, Austria on 21st November.
Dillon Cooper Upcoming EU Tour Dates
Wednesday 21st November – Stadtwerkstatt – Linz, Austria
Thursday 22nd November – PMK – Innsbruck, Austria
Friday 23rd November – Postkutsche – Salzburg, Austria
Sunday 25th November – Flex – Vienna, Austria
Thursday 29th November – Subway – Cologne, Germany
Friday 30th November – Freund & Kupferstecher – Stuttgart, Germany
Saturday 1st December – Klub Drushba – Halle, Germany