On This Grind

Gibson is marking his two-decade milestone by publishing his second book on October 1st also, On This Grind, containing additional knowledge gleaned from the music business, lessons he says can be useful for entrepreneurs and students in all fields. “I learned early that I would need to take charge of my career if I wanted to have success. When I started learning the grant system, artists would come to me for advice, and I’ve helped over 100 artists get grants for their music. I’ve always loved the entrepreneurial side of hip-hop. That’s one thing that separates hip-hop from other genres—rappers often talk about the business side of music in their lyrics.”

Still Driven

Canadian recording artist, rapper, and singer-songwriter D.O. Gibson prepares our ears for his forthcoming album with its lead single and title track, "Still Driven (feat. JRDN)."

 

BLACK 365 feat Dru, Rochester, Jeysha Fresh & Terell Safadi. Prod by Jarrel the Young

AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS

D.O. Gibson unifies an A-List roster of Canadian talent for Black 365.   Produced by multi-platinum producer Jarrel the Young, the song features Gold-selling, Juno nominated singer Dru, Vancouver’s Terell Safadi, and Toronto’s Rochester and Keysha Freshh.  The single touches on what it means to be Black in 2021.

In February 2021, D.O. co-hosted Entertainment Canada live, appeared on Breakfast TV, Etalk, City TV News, Global News, and was featured in Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. 

He will complete an 85 virtual show school tour from late January until mid-March.
 


 

BLACK 365 - EXCLUSIVE  SHOW FEBRUARY 28TH, 2021 - 7PM EST

BLACK 365 - EXCLUSIVE SHOW FEBRUARY 28TH, 2021 - 7PM EST

BLACK CANADIAN 365  VIRTUAL TOUR 2021 -

BLACK CANADIAN 365 VIRTUAL TOUR 2021 -

South African Music Week 

 

"Lessons from rapper to mogul"  Featuring D.O on January 28th 

January 26th - January 28th 

 For more info visit https://www.samw.co.za/

ABOUT SAMW 

South African Music Week (SAMW) is an annual gathering of creative minds and business savvy, rooted in the music and the arts, that will transform Gauteng Province, South Africa, into a thriving hub of artistic creativity. The premise of SAMW is for those in the industry to share best practices, set-up partnerships and collaborate with creative counterparts in countries around the world, in order to foster commercial relationships, as well as developing a robust and vibrant entertainment sector that is digitally fit and sustainable. 

Against the backdrop of a severely restricted trading year for all industries, the entertainment sector has been forced to pivot in order to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its own survival. This is where SAMWenters the arena. 

SAMW is a free event that comprises three days of insightful panel discussions led by industry luminaries, an expo, B2B networking, interspersed with artist performances. Each year, there will be a spotlight on a different country, and in 2021, SAMW has partnered with colleagues in Canada, who will share their insights and explore opportunities, along with their South African colleagues. 

In 2021, SAMW will be fully virtual, although in years to come, it is anticipated this will be extended to embrace a hybrid event format.

 

Love to cook?! D.O. was recently featured on Cooking Backstage.  Check out the video below on how he makes his famous BBQ Chicken and Rice and Peas!

 

D.O. RELEASES "CAN'T WAIT"

"Can't Wait" is the latest single from D.O. Gibson that features Jenna Nation and is produced by Atwell.  The song is about D.O.'s trip to Los Angeles during Grammy weekend in 2020.  While travel is restricted due to COVID, D.O. can't wait to get back on the road performing.

The song is the fourth single from D.O.'s upcoming album "Still Driven." 

In September 2020, he performed at Dreamer festival in front of a 10,000 online audience and alongside speakers such as Disney CEO Bob Iger.

D.O. RELEASES "WE LIT"

D.O. LINKS WITH MITCHELL BAILEY FOR NEW SONG

“We Lit” is the new single from D.O. Gibson featuring Mitchell Bailey.

The anthemic song is produced by Hype-B and is about celebrating. D.O. raps about the Raptors winning the NBA Championship to attending the Grammy’s. Emerging artist Mitchell Bailey, raps about it being a comeback – despite never leaving in the first place.

D.O. and Mitchell have a Cape Breton connection. D.O.’s family is from the area and Mitchell grew up and resides on the Island in Nova Scotia.