"This country beat a great depression, and so can you."
Dylan Owen is a rap artist from New York. With his own brand of confessional, heart-on-sleeve storytelling, he has built an undeniable fan following who relate to the meaning and life experiences captured in his songs. As shown in his fan-favorite EPs, ‘There's More To Life’ and ‘Keep Your Friends Close,’ his wordplay and multisyllabic patterns prove his proficiency as a rapper, while his writing feels more like that of a young storyteller who can also rhyme. Dylan left Cornell University in 2011 to develop as an artist in New York City.
Dylan’s forward, honest lyrics have drawn comparisons to Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith. He has earned press from tastemakers and brands including Revolt TV, PepsiCo, Earmilk, This Song Is Sick, For Folk’s Sake, HotNewHipHop, Pop Matters, Good Music All Day, City Winery, and Huffington Post, as well as landed sync placements on MTV and on Syfy’s WWE Smackdown. In 2012, Billboard named Dylan a Next Big Sound Artist for his swiftly growing online buzz following the release of ‘Keep Your Friends Close.’ Dylan has shared stages with Mac Miller, Watsky, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Grieves, Skizzy Mars, Logic, Ceschi, Chiddy Bang, Oncue, and many others. In 2016, Dylan embarked on his first headlining tour which included a sold-out date at New York City's distinguished Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Now in 2019, Dylan kicked off the release of his new album ‘Holes In Our Stories’ with a sold-out release show at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC’s lower east side, followed by select support slots in various U.S. cities. ‘Holes In Our Stories’ marks many firsts for Dylan: it is his first time having an album pressed on vinyl, the first time Dylan has published a book, and the first time Dylan has accompanied an album with a special site dedicated to the explanation of the album’s metaphors and extensive liner notes: holesinourstories.com. Dylan is starting to perform frequently in and outside of New York with his bandmates on violin, trumpet, guitar, and keyboard, and is continuing to share videos and in-depth pieces of ‘Holes In Our Stories’ with his loyal fans.