Tampa expat Dynasty puts on a lyrical masterclass in new video for ‘ATTN’

The single is the first release on DJ Sandman’s Illsboro label.

click to enlarge Tampa expat Dynasty puts on a lyrical masterclass in new video for ‘ATTN’

She might live in Los Angeles these days, but Tampa Bay will always have a place in its heart for Diana Hardy, who’s known worldwide as Dynasty.

A new video for “ATTN” will certainly please fans of “old-school” and “underground” hip-hop fans, but what really happens in the clip’s two-and-a-half minutes is a full-on masterclass in the art of being an emcee. Over an understated beat by Werd Pace, Dynasty weaves a work of poetry into a jaw-dropping flex that finds the rapper in full control of every syllable, sentence fragment and breath that comes out of her mouth.

Bonus points come since the single is the first release on Illsboro, a new imprint helmed by Tampa hip-hop legend DJ Sandman who’s toured the world with Dynasty.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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