Growing up, Dakota Deshon envisioned a career far different than the musically inclined one he is pursuing now. Born Rashaad Witcher, it wasn’t until age 15 that he decided to pick up the pen on a whim and start writing rhymes.
A move to a new neighborhood and a waning interest in sports spawned this desire to make a name through a more creative outlet. Under the initial name of Lucky, he released songs and created a buzz for himself within his own high school as well as the ones in the surrounding area.
Fast forward 4 years later to the beginning of 2016, he felt a fresh start was needed and decided to change his name to Dakota Deshon. Dakota then connected with a talented 17-year- old local producer by the name of Roy Rush and released a EP, Sirens, to great responses.
With a music video out to one of the Sirens tracks, “The Evils”, Dakota Deshon is presently working on a full length project. The project will feature production from Chicago based producers Odd Couple among others and will be highly anticipated once the roll out officially begins.
“I’m no different than any other individual, I just believe that God bless me with transparency. I’ve been on both sides of the train tracks, so I have perspective and my view of the world is through a wider lens then most people my age.”