D.O. “Changes” Remix featuring Chris Jackson

August 31, 2012

Check out D.O.’s take on 2Pac’s “Changes” featuring Chris Jackson


New Audio – Another Cold Case

July 20, 2012

With the recent gun violence that has hit our city, its timely that my man Mic Boogie released this collabo joint that we did.
Check it out and download here!

Another Cold Case – Mic Boogie feat D.O. and General

Check D.O. On OMNI’s VMIX …

July 11, 2012

The interview is in the 3rd segment about 20 min in.


Can’t Tell Me – Remix

May 25, 2012

D.O. aka Defy the Odds drop the visuals to his latest single off Heavy in the Game “Can’t Tell Me” featuring Son Real, Famous and Chris Jackson produced by Jahronomo Inc.

D.O. aka Defy the Odds "Can't Tell Me" ft. Son Real, Famous & Chris Jackson prod. by Jahronomo Inc.

D.O. aka Defy the Odds “Can’t Tell Me” ft. Son Real, Famous & Chris Jackson prod. by Jahronomo Inc.


May 16, 2012
Toronto, ON – This coming Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, Canadian rapper and Guinness World Record holder (Longest Freestyle Rap), D.O. (Defy the Odds), is set to release his new independent album, Heavy in the Game. The inspiration for Heavy in the Game comes from D.O.’s extensive domestic and international touring, his experience with launching independent label Northstarr Entertainment, and his success as one half of hip hop duo Art of Fresh.

“’Heavy in the Game’ is a line that comes from my favourite 2Pac song,” says D.O. “It’s about being immersed in your craft that even though you may want to leave, you can’t – you’ve worked too hard to get where you are and there’s no looking back. As a Canadian musician, especially a rapper, I’m grateful that I’ve been able to be doing this professionally for 10 years. This album represents my best work. I’m proud that a lot of people will be able to relate to this album. Heavy in the Game is about trying to do the right thing even when you are faced with the temptation to slip.”

Born in Watrous, Saskatchewan, D.O. moved to Ontario with his family at the age of two. Growing up, he spent summers visiting his father’s family in Cape Breton and his mother’s in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. D.O. graduated from Toronto’s York University in 2001. In 2003, he was featured in XXL Magazine for his Guinness World Record and he hit the road for the first of many tours, selling mix tapes from his trunk in the north-eastern U.S. Around the same time, D.O. created his school tour program, Stay Driven, developed to educate students on anti-bullying, anti-violence, peer pressure and leadership. In 2007, he released his debut album, The Northstarr, which earned a nomination for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Ontario Independent Music Awards. By late 2008, Art of Fresh released their debut album, Back to the Earth,with the breakout single “Out This World” soaring to #1 on the U.S. College Hip Hop Radio charts. Between Back to the Earth and Art of Fresh’s sophomore release (2010’s When the Night Comes In), D.O. released his sophomore solo album in 2009, Stay Driven. The album featured several prominent producers, including Classified, Diz Dallas, Slakah the Beatchild, DJ Speed, Marco Polo and Metty the Dert Merchant (Sweatshop Union).

With numerous videos in rotation on MuchMusic, thousands of YouTube views and MySpace plays, D.O. is an artist and entrepreneur with a creative vision and a hunger for success that is matched only by his ability to deliver relevant music with a message.

Download “Heavy In The Game” here


Download The Album
Video - It's On
IT’S ON ft. Chad Hatcher
Video - Can't Tell Me
Video - She Likes You

Produced by Classified

150,000 Youtube views

D.O. will be available for select advance and in person interviews.

For more information and to request an interview, please contact:Strut Entertainment:

Nadia Ali

(416) 861-0387



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Heavy In The Game album Tuesday May 15th

May 12, 2012

1. Bill Russell
2. Interlude
3. Heavy In The Game (feat. J-Bru)
4. Interlude
5. Can’t Tell Me (feat. Famous, Sonreal, Chris Jackson)
6. Take It In (feat. Slakah the Beatchild)
7. Interlude
8. Back To Blazin (feat. Chris Jackson)
9. For Heaven Sake (feat. Slakah the Beatchild)
10. Interlude
11. It’s On (feat. Chad Hatcher)
12. By The Way
13. Interlude
14. Take Care of Me (feat. Miss David)
15. Be Alright (feat. Preetam Sengupta)
16. What You Want
17. She Likes You
18. Ah Yeah (additional vocals by Maestro Fresh Wes)
19. Shut It Down (feat. Rochester)
20. The Legacy 2.0
21. Can’t Tell Me (Original)

Track 1, 18 produced by DJ Speed for Muddbone Studios
Track 3 produced by Rich Kidd
Track 5, 8, 12, 14, 19, 21 produced by Diz Dallas for Jahronomo Inc
Track 6 produced by Marco Polo
Track 9, 15 produced by Metty The Dert Merchant
Track 11, 17 produced by Classified
Track 16 produced by Slakah the Beatchild
Track 20 produced by Malicious

Album is available for Pay What You Can download at:



D.O. aka Defy the Odds – Back to Blazin feat. Chris Jackson prod. Jahronomo Inc.

April 27, 2012

D.O. drops another track from his upcoming album Heavy in the Game “Back to Blazin”. Stay tuned for the album dropping on May 15th!

D.O. aka Defy the Odds - Back to Blazin feat. Chris Jackson prod. Jahronomo Inc

D.O. aka Defy the Odds - Back to Blazin feat. Chris Jackson prod. Jahronomo Inc