Hip Hop MC and musician Draze was born in Seattle, WA. The son of two African music legends, Dumisani Maraire, Sr. and Lora (Sukutai) Chiorah-Dye, he moved to Zimbabwe at the age of six. In his African homeland, he was immersed in the spirit of traditional Zimbabwean music (specifically of the Shona tribe). Still a youth when he returned to the U.S., Draze was introduced to hip hop culture on the streets of Seattle. Finding his passion in creating music that speaks to a Black urban experience, he progressed as an MC, soon becoming one of the most respected hip hop artists in the Northwest. Through his poetic genius, engaging style of storytelling, and unique musical sound, he has attracted a wide audience with many proclaiming that Seattle’s next big rapper is already here.