Christian hip hop artist Dusty Marshall is an emcee who dares to be different bypursuing his purpose to spread hope through testimony driven music. With a focus onlyricism and a background in addiction, his songs are known for their heart felt topics, indepth storytelling, and wordplay over soulful and high energy instrumentals.
Dusty Marshall resides in Phoenix, AZ and got his hip hop roots growing up in LosAngeles during the 90’s gangsta rap era and underground secular scene. In 2004,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 artistlike Too Short, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, and Hieroglyphics.
In 2010, after struggling with addiction for over 15 years, as well as the chaos of being afull time criminal, God brought Dusty Marshall too his knees. With the suicide of a closefriend and the overdose of another within the same week, Dusty Marshall decided hewanted to change his life for the better. He surrendered his life to his Lord and SaviorJesus Christ, 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. Between 2012 and 2016, he put out a Mixtape, two EP’s, andmultiple Singles. Each project he put out was followed up with National tours, includingperformances with artist like NF, Bizzle, KJ52, No Malice, and Illuminate. DustyMarshall also performed at some of the largest Christian festivals in the US, includingCreation Fest, Elevation Music Festival, and Hope Fest, where he performed with CCMnames like Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher, and The News Boys.
In 2017, Dusty Marshall released his freshman full length album titled, Beauty in theStruggle. The album focuses on the beauty found in trusting God through some of thedarkest times in his life since becoming a Christian in 2010. The album received greatnotoriety and multiple media coverage from international radio, websites, magazineoutlets, and television such as Rapzilla, NewReleaseMusic, JUCETV, and Jamthehypeto name a few. Following his albums release Dusty Marshall embarked on his fourthNational tour, covering 12 states, and over 60 locations, sharing music and personaltestimony.
Dusty Marshall continues to grow as a Christian and as an artist, and is looking tocontinue to reach people with his God given message of hope.