Christian hip hop artist and recovery minister Dusty Marshall is an emcee who dares to be different by pursuing his purpose to spread hope through music and testimony. He does so by putting out songs of substance, touching on true-to-life emotions that take listeners on a journey from pain to praise. With a focus on lyricism and a background in addiction, his songs are known for their heart-felt topics, in depth storytelling, and wordplay over soulful and high energy instrumentals.
Dusty Marshall resides in Las Vegas, NV and got his hip hop roots from growing up in Los Angeles during the 90’s gangsta rap era and underground secular scene. At age 19, Dusty began finding success in the secular underground scene in Southern California. He joined up with a crew of artists and began recording albums and opening up for artist such as Too Short, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, and Hieroglyphics.
In 2010, after struggling with addiction for over 15 years, as well as the chaos of being a full time criminal, God brought Dusty Marshall too his knees. With the suicide of a close friend and the overdose of another within the same week, Dusty decided he wanted to change his life for the better. Dusty Marshall, surrendered his life to the Lord and knew he needed to surrender his passion for hip hop.
With new found purpose in Christ, Dusty Marshall set his sights on redeveloping himself as a Christian artist. He recorded 2 EP’s in late of 2012, including the Irregular4Christ mixtape, and the Merely A Glimpse EP. The two projects were an instant success, allowing for a national tour in 2013. On his tour, Dusty Marshall was invited to perform at some of the largest Christian festivals in the country, including Creation Fest in Pennsylvania, and Hope Fest in Prescott. Creation Fest featured attendance numbers topping 60,000 fans. This event opened the door for him to able to share the stage with artists like: Lecrae, Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Family Force Five, and many other major names. His early success also brought about a nomination from Vision Entertainment, for best Christian artist in Las Vegas.
In 2014 Dusty Marshall recorded his second solo EP titled, The Return of the Wordsmith. The albums single, ‘Kings and Queens’ received National airplay, which he followed up with his third National tour, hitting over 20 states. This tour included some major performances at Elevate Music Festival and Hope Fest in Prescott, as well as the Summer Alive Festival in Idaho. These festival's included artists like Kutless, Newsboys, Phil Wickham, NF, Sanctus Real, Mercy Me, and Building 429.
In the following year of 2015, Dusty Marshall was asked to join Bizzle and No Malice on their West Coast Invasion Tour. Following the tour he embarked on a 9 state tour of his own hitting Celebrate Recovery groups, juvenile detention centers, and outreach festivals.
This year, Dusty Marshall joined the NF Intro tour in Arizona. He also released some new music, including his single entitled ‘The Irony of Me- (feat. Beleaf and Ruslan) of the Dream Junkies.’ The new single was a featured download on Rapzilla, and also received international radio airplay. Dusty Marshall followed up his single release with another new single title, ‘Remember When-(feat. Brendan Hollis).’ This single also received major recognition from major Christ sites like New Release Today, Jesus Wired, and Guerilla Cross to name a few. Dusty Marshall continues to grow as an artist and recovery ministry, looking to continue to reach people with his God given message of hope.