The artist known as KD Assassin was born Darrick Clark in St. Louis, Mo. He was raised in the Walnut Park area of the city, the Northside. KD survived the allure of the streets by choosing to use his voice to promote consciousness and inspiration instead of exploiting the struggle that has made him the man he is. That doesn't mean you can F#@! with him, he's also known as a Emcee Battle Killer which earned him the "Assassin" a title that was given to him by his peers. His flow is poetic yet still obnoxiously hard and in your face as he explores a range of realities with his brand of Street Hop. KD(Koup De Ville named by his grandfather), is a poet, conscious, a rebel, a writer, and is a true fan and student of HipHop as well as a leader and trendsetter. Whether solo or collabo, (you can usually catch him trading bars with partner in krhyme, MC923), KD has consistently had a song in rotation since fall 2009 on Deep Krate Radio w/DJ Fly DX, one of St. Louis's only true underground HipHop mix shows on KDHX 88.1, as well as a featured KDHX Spotlite artist. Locally, KD has collaborated with the likes of Prince Ea, Tef Poe, Black Spade, Legend Camp, Ras Tree, Karly Roots, Luqman, and a host of others. He is inspired by his city and the likes of Jay-Z, Scarface, 2-Pac, The LOX, and DMX. KD has toured with Cappadonna, King Magnetic, and Block McCloud(AOTP) and has opened for the likes of Rakim and DMX to up and comers like Caskey.