"Before I say anything, if I could go back and do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing" - Diiverse.
Donnie “Diiverse” McBride was born in Scarborough, Ont. Canada, 25 years ago. After his mother and father separated, he began life in some of the notorious neighborhoods across Canada living in the South end of Oshawa, Toronto’s Regent Park, Markham and Eglinton in Scarborough and in numerous cities across Canada. He was forced to move constantly from city to city. It was in these housing communities’ [co-op's] that Diiverse was fashioned and developed the pseudonym Tha Delinquint. Earning the name Delinquint at a young age because of his “Fuck You” attitude, and always terrorizing the neighborhoods he lived in. This nickname followed him as it was now how he introduced himself when moving into new neighborhood’s across Canada. The nickname later transitioned from Donnie "tha Delinquint" to the Shortened reverse form "Deli tha Don" going onto be known as "Deli" in the streets of London, the GTA and cities Canada-wide.
In later years the name "Deli tha Don" followed him into his first steps in Music releasing his first mixtape "The Cook Up" personally releasing and distributing 5000 copies in the city of London. While establishing himself in the Canadian music industry he decided to turn a new leave fastening himself with the self-explanatory name "Diiverse". At a young age having a lot to prove being the smaller man on the block, with unstoppable ambitions and a drive to match, he knew he would make it to the top. There is nothing Short of driven ambition, intellect, and talent inside the head of this young man thriving for the greater things in life. Although raised by a very caring mother who wanted nothing but the best for her two sons, the lure of the streets that was just outside his window was too much to resist. He believed and I quote "things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who go get it". He knew that in this aggressive world, only those who take their destiny into their own hands and hustle for the chance to make their dreams come true will succeed. While his mother worked hard to provide as much as she could, there was no father on the scene, and Diiverse was soon hustling drugs to get the things all young males lust for. He learned the trade of the streets and took to it, while never really aspiring to be a criminal, he didn’t have the luxury of options or the ability to "follow suit" and lose sight of his dreams and strong goals.
While spending his adolescent years on the street, and in youth detention centers across the country, growing up with some of the most infamous bona fide bad guys and learning the game through them all the while knowing in the back of his head, this was not going to be the life for his family and striving for a plausible alternative.
After years in the game tending his "trade", Diiverse found himself faced the death of his Childhood friend. This came as a shock and breaking point in life for him and only a couple months later he had a close call to death himself when he was jumped, robbed and stabbed in the head in a London "Trap House". Then while sitting in a jail cell, contemplating his life and seeing how many people he knew were in this same institution wasting precious time taking big risks and not advancing in life, he made his decision then and there "it's Now or Never".
An exciting combination of education, experience and vision, Diiverse is a professional on the rise. While he’s barely into his twenties, his work ethic and skill set consistently produce results and attracts top creative professionals.
“Sometimes I used to wish I was born into money or that i was from the suburbs for the little things like knowing your dad was buying you your first car on your 16th but that’s all just a fairy tale I used to love falling asleep to. Now when I think back on it I wouldn’t have changed one thing good or bad because in one way or another everything happens for a reason wether a simple lesson or life altering situation it all boiled down to making me who I am” . - Diiverse
[Toronto, On] - Monday, September 2nd 2013. Exquisite Media Group, Team 1000, and Trap-a-Holics Announces the Mixtape release - "Fresh Obsessed", from up and coming Canadian Recording Artist Diiverse. Available on Datpiff.com as of October 1, 2013.
This is the first debut release from Diiverse. Exquisite raves it is already consistent with the skill set, and overall platform of established veterans in the industry. There are several music video's in the making to further compliment the release to Diiverse's growing fan base. Diiverse can be found at IamDiiverse.com, where you can find Links to all other social networks, Diiverse's most recent projects, news, and contact info for booking and all general inquiries.
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