SlumpedGoddess Presents



Mon, April 16, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Dela Preme is an American Hip Hop Artist from Glendale, AZ. He is the Leader/Founder of The FullSpeed Family. Preme started his rap career in the streets of Phoenix, where he engaged in freestyle rap battles; gaining respect locally, going by his previous alias "Kid Preme." He always wanted more; so he patiently waited for his chance to prove that he could make timeless music as well as, move the crowd with his unique style, delivery, and energy.

Following the death of his big brother/mentor Christian, the anger he held inside of him ultimately led him into the street life in Glendale, better known as "The G"; a lifestyle that you hear throughout Preme's entire catalog. Drugs, Gangs, and Violence played a very large role in his development from a teenager into an adult.

"I'll always love my hood. Good and Bad. Glendale raised me and that's why I'll always hold it down. Just like the rest of AZ"- Dela Preme

"The neighborhood I'm from is predominately Latinos and Black people. Two culture I have a lot of love a respect for. That's why you hear Spanish in pretty much all of my music. It's just another way to pay homage to where I come from"- Dela Preme

When things got "Out of Control", Preme's mother knew this wasn't a lifestyle she wanted for her oldest child, so she enrolled him into a prestigious private school; Brophy College Preparatory, one of the top high schools in the nation. She did this so that he wouldn't follow in the footsteps of his brother or his friends.

"I've always had a thirst for knowledge, and I've always excelled in school. Education was so important to my family, and I had to work off my tuition each year in order for me to attend because my family wasn't able to afford it. It was definitely eye opening, seeing my family sacrifice and struggle just so I could have a better life than they had, I can't thank my parents or my grandmother enough for that"-Dela Preme

But no matter how much he tried, the street life kept pulling him back, and was still very much a big part of his everyday life. "I was reckless when I was younger. I was banging, selling drugs, getting into fights and bringing too much static to my crib so my parents got fed up and kicked me out when I was 16"-Dela Preme

"It was tough love but I needed it, at the time I hated them for it but it was honestly the best thing they ever could've done for me. I was ungrateful and I needed that wake up call. I didn't come back until I was in my 20's"-Dela Preme

Without his parents there to make sure he was handling his business it was up to him to get a grip and graduate. "School was a crazy experience. It was the first time I had really experienced discrimination. It was like, I was beneath the kids at school because I wasn't wealthy, and I was too good for my hood because I valued my education. I was constantly proving myself on both ends just to feel like I belonged. Shit was poison and I went through a stage of depression because of it, but it was something I had to overcome. I had to evolve, and stop giving a fuck about what others thought about me because it's my life, no one else's"- Dela Preme

"And that's when I got the "Full Speed Ahead" tattoo on my back. It became something to me. It's about staying focused on your dreams and goals and following through no matter what. No distractions, no detours, no slowing down just Speeding The Fuck Up. I'm proud to say I graduated from the streets and from school, that crazy combination made me who I am today."- Dela Preme

"After school, I focused tough on my music and knew I needed someone to help me develop my sound, that's when I linked up with Jon Sullivan, creator of Sullivan Productions. I've known Jon since 7th grade, we're both Leo's, he keeps me focused and we've both grown together these past few years. He tracked, mixed and mastered my entire debut project, "The Rise of The Black Lion", it took us about 8 months to put it together, the first time I had to be quiet and patient, shit was so hard!!"

"During that 8 month period, I linked up with Chitown Jon, he pushed me the shit out of me. I did shows damn near every week, some weekends I had two or three shows in the same night. Shit was hectic but I loved every second. I'm big on work ethic, I wanted mine to speak for itself." -Dela Preme

That hard work led him to connections and affiliations that have played very big roles In his development as artist and a business man. His Big Brother I-Dee, Larry Lynn and The Truminati Family, with whom he went on his first tour with.

"Now that the project is finished, I have a new outlook on life. I recognize my position as a leader in my community and the part that it plays in the growth of this music scene in AZ. This is bigger than me. I have a strong Queen behind me three Beautiful children, I do this so they can have the life I wasn't able to. It's just the beginning. The Rise of the Black Lion has begun, and this Glendalien is going to SpeedTF^ until I'm a household name" -Dela Preme
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016