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Darius Morgan ( born July 26, 1993), better known as Purpose, is an American hip hop recording artist from Miami, Fl. A rapper often depicted as a storyteller, he tells the tale of many (including his own). Purpose began his musical career early in life despite the constant familial challenges. At 5 years old, he made his debut on the mic; rhyming about the trouble he would get into with his “Rollies”. In 2009, Purpose and his friends joined forces and created 1 D.T.S (Down To Slide). Together they would spend time writing songs, battling each other in freestyles, and performing at family events or whenever given to opportunity. Unfortunately, he would have multiple encounters with the law. As a result, at the age of 19, he spent 18 months behind bars. This caused the group to split up and him missing the birth of his first son. While being incarcerated in 2013, he was faced to deal with his mistakes and the pain he was causing his family. Falling victim to his surroundings and his choices, prison put an end to his reckless lifestyle. Once behind bars, he was given the name Purpose by wise inmates that helped him transform his thinking. He came to the realization that dealing with street life was not the only way of survival. “Most of the people I grew up with are either dead or in jail. I don’t want to be a part of that anymore.” Hip hop allowed him to digest his chaotic reality and express it. Now free from federal restraints, Purpose is pursuing his destiny. His unique style is influenced by the rap pioneers he grew up listening to Ice Cube, Trick Daddy, JT Money, and Gangsta Shorties. Purpose uses his lyrics to dissect the moments of joy and pain in his life, in an attempt to make amends with his past and move toward the future. He is focusing on his music and his record label, Roc N’ Rollies Music. In early 2015 he released his self-titled mixtape “Purpose.” Followed by “On My Own,” a single about his road to redemption and the senseless killings in his community. The official music video premiered in March 2016. On May 20th, his summer hit single “On the Regular”, a track about the different lifestyles that people live, was released on iTunes. Purpose is currently working on his next mixtape “Joy and Pain” which will be released the Fall Semester of 2016. Brace yourself, because this is only the pregame.