Fresh off the back of a huge announcement, North West London lyricist Dpart returns with a new single and music video, via Mixtape Madness. Having revealed that he has signed his first record deal with Rypula Records, a label owned by head honcho Darren Booth AKA Dr Google, who took Bad Boy Chiller Crew from relative obscurity to all the way to the UK Top 40, Dpart takes us back to where it all began on the streets with ‘No Fixed Abode’.
Embarking on the next chapter of his music journey, Dpart reintroduces us to his backstory, touching upon homelessness, being jobless, searching for a purpose and living life on the edge. Despite his deprivation and circumstances, that could have held him back, with a positive attitude and a good heart, Dpart was able to flip the script and go against the grain, get a 9 to 5, commit to pursuing music, and hone his skills. Dpart displays excellent wordplay skills with clever punchlines, and whilst he keeps it humble, he has some strong words for anyone who tries to judge him, holding no regrets, and having no time for fake rappers and people who slept on him or took off his plate without giving back or supporting.
‘No Fixed Abode’ is Dpart’s personal story of struggling and striving, triumphing through trying times, and he is expressing his pride and joy for his current situation, and his gratitude to those who really stuck by him and showed love. Dpart showcases lyrical prowess as he deliver a lengthy verse getting some relatable things off his chest, flowing effortlessly and rapidly, with conviction in his voice. The chorus sums up the rags to riches tale that Dpart tells, and is as catchy as the melodic, hard-hitting drill production by Heatmaky.
The visuals are filmed and directed by Jordan Butler for Ascension North, blending performance shots with scenes captured in the studio, as Dpart celebrates signing his first recording/management contract.
Speaking on ‘No Fixed Abode’, Dpart explains, “A lot of times I have thought about giving up especially with how long I have been doing this, but I have always managed to push through those mental barriers, I hope my story can help people see that they can too”.
Having lost his mother at the age of 7 to alcoholism, and his father jailed for high profile art thefts, Dpart is first to admit that he didn’t have the easiest start, sometimes having nowhere to sleep, having to jump on a night-bus or overground train. He is also first to admit that this motivated him to work as hard as possible for 10 years to get to the point he now finds himself at. Following a 3-year hiatus that seemed permanent, the last 12 months have been a whirlwind, as Dpart clinched 2x UK Download Chart Top 40s, had his music played on SoccerAM, and gained the support of artists and influencers such as Wes Nelson, Jamal Edwards MBE, Declan Rice and even Robbie Williams. Dpart enlists Heatmaky for the upbeat Drill production for ‘No Fixed Abode’, which takes us back to his humble beginnings, divulging what he had to do to get by, and arriving at the present day.
Additionally, ‘No Fixed Abode’ was premiered on KISS FM, and is a positive song with a positive outcome that shows that with hard work and commitment, anyone can achieve success at heights that Dpart is on the way to reaching for certain.