Band of the Day

2015.01.22

Jez Dior

A 21 year old emcee infuses overt grunge with smooth hip hop
I named this EP "The Funeral" because it is the death of what I was perceived as before, I'm not a party college rapper.
quote from Jez Dior

It has been just over a year since Los Angeles based Jez Dior first hit the indie rap scene. Known for infusing overt grunge with smooth hip-hop, the 21 year old emcee has created a sound all his own. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

It was Dior’s debut project, Scarle†† Sage, which first boosted his reputation, giving him much deserved recognition. His singles "Candles" and "Love Me To Death" both landed #1 spots on The Hype Machine and MTV Iggy hailed him as "The real thing of 2013." No stranger to the stage, he’s opened up for both B.o.B and Chance the Rapper, and recently played SXSW.

Son of legendary punk-rock guitarist Steve Dior (Sex Pistols), Dior draws much of his musical inspiration from artists like Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, and Kanye West. His unique background has created a stimulating backdrop; his musical development and content enhanced and affected by his life experiences, family, and the relationship with his father.

Jez Dior’s latest video, “Who Drank My Whiskey,” is the next generation of the sound Jez and producing partner Danny Score have coined “Grunge Rap”. With songs recently released such as Kings/100 and Old No. 7 feat G Eazy, Jez had a strong fall with the release of his first official studio EP. And with over 3 million cumulative plays across YouTube and Soundcloud, Jez Dior is just getting started.