The inevitable rise of Kortny De1 stems from the early days of his childhood. The budding musician and entrepreneur has had his roots in the industry since he could walk. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, he started playing the drums and listening to R&B, soul, pop, gospel, hip-hop, and rap at the ripe old age of four years old.
Eventually, when the gifted young boy turned six years old, he and his family would move out of his hometown in Little Rock. Yet at that point in time, he had already decided that he was going to pursue his passion for music later down the line. He eventually started playing the guitar and the trumpet, and the musically inclined young man quickly fell in love with it as well. It was clear to see that his talents were in making music.
Kortney De1 grew up with a single mother. He wanted nothing more than to help his mother with the finances, so he ventured into business prospects with his mother as his guide. He would sell anything from candy to custom CDs as a little side hustle. His entrepreneurial spirit was also showing even when he was a young boy who helped him develop a strong work ethic along the way.
By the time Kortny De1 entered high school, his passion for hip-hop would inevitably encompass his love for music. He quickly started to build a fully functioning home studio and establish it into a legitimate business with a consistent clientele. He called his home studio One Nation and began offering services to his clients such as mixing, producing, and songwriting.
He became a full-fledged entrepreneur and musician over the years when he released multiple tracks such as “Wet Wash,” “Finesse,” “15,” “B.L.A.C.K.,” “End Game,” “War,” “Rear View,” and “Undisputed.” His music has constantly been garnering attention from fans online. Kortny De1 has amassed tens of thousands of streams across all major streaming platforms.
Kortny De1 had always struggled with his self-image throughout his entire life. He was often criticized by people because of his weight, so he went on a weight loss regimen that would drastically improve his well-being, allowing him to shed off one hundred pounds in the process.
To this very day, Kortny De1 still applies his strict regimen to his health and his career. Over the course of his career, he would often hone his craft by drawing from his musical influences, such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Drake. He would also start getting some inspiration from the works of Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Sade, Marvin Gaye, The Notorious B.I.G., Blackstreet, and R. Kelly.
With his hopes of creating a career out of releasing hits that would shake up the hip-hop industry, he began networking and connecting with other big names in the industry. Recently, Kortny De1 has been working with entertainment manager Nikki, the Baddie Manager, and Legacy Entertainment. His talent and his work ethic have carried him all the way to where he is now, and the rising hip-hop star is just getting started.