AGE: 21

Home Town: The Castro Valley, CA

Influences: NAS / Outkast

Affiliation: Quiet Planet 

BIO: Quiet Des is a rising hip-hop artist from the Bay Area gaining traction among locals for his bold experimentation with left field samples from the music of past generations. His rare blend of laid back west coast beats matched with a mesmerizingly gritty flow make him separate him from the crowd. Influences such as Outkast and Nas push his style and creativity in exciting new directions with each release. In 2011 his combined effort with MossOnRox lead to the formation of their duo Quiet Planet, whose use of RnB vinyl samples and insightful lyricism brings new life to the sounds of hip-hop's golden era. Previous collaborations with Bay Area up and comers Tyler Coolidge and Sean Bolton have helped contribute to Des' uniquely cultured portfolio of original compositions and features.