Dylan Owen is a 20-year-old independent songwriter/rapper/hip-hop artist based out of New York. His unique emotional and storytelling style has gained him much attention in the underground music world. Dylan has a style of his own; his delivery and rhythms lend to calling him an impressive rapper, but his creative writing feels more like that of an author who can rhyme.
Over the course of 2011, Dylan added further to his impressive list of accomplishments while attending Cornell University. He has shared stages with Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Asher Roth, Chiddy Bang, Grieves, Sam Adams, Wiz Khalifa, Spose, Moufy, Chris Webby, Tayyib Ali, Elliott Yamin and many others, and has traveled from NY to NJ, PA, CT, NYC, VA, and NH to perform. Dylan played on the Bamboozle 2010 lineup in New Jersey, and as a freshman in college the following the year, headlined an annual show at Cornell’s largest lecture hall and performed in Ithaca’s biggest venue, The State Theater. His debut full-length album, Senioritis, released in summer 2010, reached the top 200 iTunes Hip-Hop charts upon its release and features the recently famous internet sensation Mac Lethal, underground veteran Symmetry, national deejay DJ Prime, and local New York performing artists Jesse Denaro and A-Game. It is now available in both hardcopies and on iTunes for digital download. Dylan’s music has been featured on Power 105.1 FM by DJ Self, various college radio stations, popular college music blogs including Good Music All Day, Thissongissick.com, The Kollection, Camelback Music, and Fresh New Tracks, and has garnered both magazine and newspaper press.
The Keep Your Friends Close EP, Dylan’s follow-up release to Senioritis, shows a tremendous progression of both talent and style, and is now available for free download. It features Kinetics, acoustic indie artist Regina Zaremba, and folk songwriter Aidan Cooper, as well as production by Dylan’s primary producer Nico Marchese and the well-respected hip-hop beatmaker DJ Grumble. It is said to be Dylan’s ”most honest, most sincere, and most heartfelt [collection of] songs to date.”