This Monday, Dyme Def released the video for their most popular song ‘Let It Be.’ The song originally appeared on Dyme Def’s debut Space Music in 2008 and became instantly popular with the combination of a Beatles’ sample and its honest lyrics depicting the struggle in Dyme Def member Fearce One’s life. Both the song and the video deal with issues with the rapper’s family and love life. In a way, the song is well suited to the Seattle rap scene; it’s an honest depiction of everyday life coupled with a melodic sample that reflects the meaning of the song.
Dyme Def has been a popular part of the Seattle rap scene since the release of Space Music. The group is comprised of three rappers, Fearce Villain, SEV and Brainstorm and their producer, Bean One. The group has been critically acclaimed and performed in the Seattle area many times in the last few years. The group brings a distinctive flavor the the Seattle music scene; their music features more production than the majority of Seattle music and more upbeat ‘party’ songs like their Rocca House Party. The release of the video, while delayed, is timely in terms of Dyme Def’s career; the group will drop their new album, entitled There Goes the Neighborhood, next Thursday. Dyme Def will also be performing at Sasquatch, Sunday afternoon on the Mainstage. See their Sasquatch profile here.