I may have seen the future of rap and his name is Delwin the Krazy Man.
Enter the meteoric “All About Me” into evidence as exhibit A. This is the kind of joint that makes you wanna peel back the ragtop and torpedo down the highway in the left lane, darting in and out of traffic like a running back looking for daylight and treating the speed limit like it’s something optional. This is the “get-acquainted-with-the-peace-officer” cut because you feel compelled to play it at high decibels in the middle of residential suburbs. It’s the kind of declaration joint that gets the juices racing through your bloodstream and saturate your brain better than a shot of Ciroc.
It’s a feel-good, rebellion-inspiring, middle-finger-raising song that puts bodies in motion and butts on the dance floor. If this is caliber of beats being blasted out of Baton Rouge, then the music powers that be need to get at Delwin. Keeping true to his name, Delwin gets crazy with this cadence and that beat that sinks
“I’m a street rapper; I’m hardcore but I can make any kind of song,” contends the 23-year-old rap hustler. “Everything I drop is a hit. I don’t make regular songs because everything gives you a good feeling.”
Before the Krazy Man could land at the cusp of fame, he had to navigate through a field full of interfamilial land minds. At age 12, Delwin knew that he needed bread to fund his music. So he took to the streets to get his chips up and started selling weed for an older cousin to earn money to pay for studio time.
“I thought I was doing the right thing because I was giving my cousin all the money,” he admits. “He told me it was going towards studio time. But because I was so young, I didn’t realize he was taking advantage of me. That’s why we don’t talk to this day.”
The Bayou bad boy born Delwin Royal earned his Krazy Man moniker coming up in the hot corridors surrounding the Glen Oaks community, a place where temptations reached out from the streets like tentacles, devouring many of his victims.
Delwin’s parents had about enough and packed up the family and said “deuces” to Glen Oaks, relocating to the quaint town of Zachary. The move, however, did not interrupt Krazy Man’s flow and failed to kill his hip hop ambitions.
“My mom and dad wanted to move because it was getting crazy in Glen Oaks,” he recalls. “The weed and the dope started getting bad and I started coming home smelling like weed every day. But it didn’t matter to me because I was still in Glen Oaks all the time, catching rides or meeting up at the club.”
During the tumult of those times, Delwin joined up with Dope Celebrity Money Gang and all while sculpting the artistic outline of his CDs from studio sessions. Quality cannot be contain, and soon Delwin’s name began spill into the streets and clubs with attention-grabbers like “Mobbin On Em” in 2008. It was only a matter of time before he would link up respected local rappers like Nu$$ie.
Joining forces, the two concrete-carved artists formed Celebrity Dope Records and continued to shake up the regional rap scene. But unfortunately, in early 2009, Nu$$ie got taken out the game by the streets.
“That was crazy,” he remembers. “Nu$$ie was a real street dude. After then, I had to do it all by myself.”
Delwin dusted himself off from that episode, and continued plowing through pavement and eventually teamed up with Ceddy. Soon they dropped the mixtape AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted the singles “Shut This Bitch Down” and “Macho Man” that were dipped in seething anger and wrapped in an unbreakable resolution to make it in the game. A couple of their videos also went viral on YouTube and WorldStarHipHop.com.
Delwin and Ceddy aligned themselves with local label Ruff N Rugged. They recently made their label debut on compilation album Ruff N Rugged Vol. 1. And on the horizon is follow-up duo mixtape AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted Part 2: Still on the Run.
Don’t pay attention if you want to. Delwin the Krazy Man is coming anyways.