From: MD, United States

Hip Hop/Rap, instrumental, Boom bap

"Don’t put onions in my pancakes." - Doc Battle

It only takes a gesture to turn an idea into full blown action. Doc Battle [alias: Dorian Lafyette Battle], the

23-year old mental manifesto took a challenge from a friend and eight years later, presents some of the

most unsuspecting music that you've yet to hear.

Getting his start in his birthplace of Washington, DC grew up with an eclectic taste in music. His desire for

a bit of everything translated into an open-mindedness that began to take shape in high school where he

began to listen to artists such as MF Doom, Madlib, J Dilla and 9th Wonder touched a part of his mental

and sparked a life changing affinity to music. A friendship with Anime/Jazz/New Age producer Sinitus

Tempo has been of extreme importance as both artists have helped to strengthen and sharpen each

other's music prowess. Developing a unique and unexpected sound, Battle merges his passion for drums,

martial arts, and obscure samples into one amalgamated sound, with each component taking the shape

of its counter element. His project "Starvin Artists Vol. 1" is his sole work that was directed alongside DC

lifestyle blog, In search for an artist that could really manifest the compiled work, Doc

produces instrumentals and works with a number of DC hip-hop artists to help construct an unmentioned

sound that the world is waiting to hear.

With a desire to only blow the minds of anyone who is willing to be opened, Battle produces for the sole

love of the music. Saluting fellow DC'er Kev Brown, whose legendary production status is derived from

his passion for sound, Doc sees himself akin to the music maker in his method of living like a human but

creating like a god. A determined individual whose simple approach to his art shows that he's a focused

on becoming a master at his trade and only looking to sweeten his method of success in music.

“Don’t be a jack of all trades and a master of none. If you are good at something, stick with it.” - Doc