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Dom Deshawn he/him

Meet Dom Deshawn, a musician hailing from Columbus, Ohio, known by his real name, Dominique Mattox. As the creative mind behind AfterhOurz, he skillfully blends the inspirations of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, and Missy Elliot with his own life experiences, curating a distinctive blend of nostalgic and modern hip-hop that captivates his audience. Since his debut in 2011, Dom Deshawn has earned recognition from esteemed publications such as Spin Magazine, The Source, and Columbus Alive. His musical journey includes headlining solo shows, and festivals, and sharing stages with renowned acts like Freddie Gibbs, Souls Of Mischief, Shabazz Palaces, RDGLDGRN, and more.
In 2021, driven by an unwavering passion for music, Dom Deshawn courageously transitioned to a full-time musician, creating a new chapter in his career. This decision not only marked a personal milestone but also paved the way for more engagement in meaningful community initiatives. In collaboration with programs like We Amplify Voices(WAV) for songwriting workshops, he has been an inspiring presence for students, leveraging his artistic skills to facilitate enriching art activities. Furthermore, he has served as a speaker for students in STEM, a member of the 934 Music Commission, and more.
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