adrift |əˈdrift| - da - belle |bel|
Adrift Da Belle (Driftee) is a Jersey bred, Atlanta based Hip Hop artist. Her music embodies the evolution of the female Hip Hop artist as she delivers gritty, realistic word play from an urban woman’s perspective with the lyrical prowess and dexterity of flow commonly demonstrated by her male counterparts exclusively.
In 2005, Adrift wanted to expand her audience and decided to migrate from her beloved Jersey to the music capital of the South, Atlanta GA. Since her arrival, this ATL transplant has been busy performing and making solid connections within the Atlanta music scene. It didnʼt take long before Adrift became a mainstay at the popular Apache Cafeʼs Free Forum Exchange (know for launching the careers of many indie artist), and released her first LP, Da Threat, in 2006. Her popularity was viral and caught the attention of legendary Atlanta based hip hop production company, Organized Noize. Known for their production credits for Goodie Mob, Outkast and Ludacris. Adrift was hand picked by Organized Noizeʼs Ray Murray to be the only female member of the legendary Dungeon Familyʼs second generation collective, Dungeoneze.
Adrift has performed with countless artists and has even opened for hip hop legends KRS One (at The Loft) and Rakim ( A3C 2009, The East Atlanta Icehouse). Not to mention her performances with the Dungeon Family for their signature concert series Think N3W at the Drunken Unicorn and Live EP at the Atlanta Bench.
Adrift continually challenges herself, in 2009 she broadened her artistic abilities to include acting. She landed a supporting role in the indie film, Pathways [Seanʼs Lament]. By 2010, she expanded her credits as a songwriter and composer by writing and arranging two R&B songs, “Higher ” and “Better” on her critically acclaimed sophomore LP, ʻGarden State Parkway.ʼ “Dun-Ez”, a popular Hip Hop club banger from from the Garden State Parkway, LP was featured on the score and soundtrack of the MTV Original Movie: “My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen”.
In 2011, Adrift was asked to be a guest on MTV.com’s Rapfix “Get in the Game” segment where she discussed branding strategies for up and coming artist with Waka Flocka and Sway. The summer of 2011 found Adrift on the national Summer of Sum tour as the only female feature (w/ Digit Man, Big Rec & Big Kuntry King). She was also deemed by Creative Loafing Atlanta as being a “round-the-way realist with a grimey flow” in their 2011 Music issue.
In September 2011 Adrift teamed up with producer D.R.U.G.S (Credits: 50 Cent - I Just Wanna Love You, Ludacris - Can You Buy That) to release their joint effort, DNA (D.R.U.G.S. n Adrift ~ A Tribute to East Coast Hip Hop). DNA featured underground hits “More” (Video available on You Tube.) and sultry R&B Balled “Long Ago”. DNA the EP is available on Bandcamp.
2012 found Driftee ready to take her career to the next level. To that end, she joined forces with Street Executives Driftee and Street Executives successfully released her first mixtape entitled DRIFT CHRONICLES hosted by DJ E. Sudd. DRIFT CHRONICLES is currently available on Live Mixtapes .