On the heels on Dunson‘s latest single, “Count On It,” which received over 185,000 plays across YouTube and Soundcloud, and reached number two on The Hype Machine’s popular chart, he showcases his lyrical gymnastics over Legend’s sultry Billboard hit, “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).” The song, produced by Philadelphia-bred production trio Phatboiz and co-signed by John Legend himself, is just a glimpse of the versatility fans can expect from Dunson’s highly anticipated mixtape, The Investment, which drops this summer; on which Legend makes an appearance.
Dunson resigned from his career in the investments industry to become a full-time artist in 2010. After spending a multitude of years playing in bands of different genres, the Maryland native, who is also a multi-instrumentalist, took the chance to become a solo artist focusing heavily on lyrics and production. He has since amassed a receptive, global fan-base, proven through hundreds of thousands of downloads of his self-produced Creative Destruction mixtape series, among other projects and collaborations.
As Dunson’s sound developed and evolved, it caught the ear of Grammy-nominated production team, The Phatboiz, with whom he developed a collaborative relationship. By the onset of 2012, Dunson had performed live to packed crowds at some of New York City’s most legendary venues, such as Highline Ballroom and S.O.B.s. Dunson’s genuine talent and tenacity has led to multiple collaborations and cosigns from industry veterans such as 9th Wonder, John Legend, and many others. Dunson is currently prepping his forthcoming March 2012 mixtape, entitled The Investment, which features several guest appearances, including multi-platinum selling artist John Legend.