PARADIME

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Detroit native Paradime, born Freddie Beauregard, has been a force on the Detroit music scene well before it's emergence in to the world's limelight. From his first time touching the microphone as a teen-ager, Dime earned and secured his title as Detroit’s own “Microphone Bully.”

Discovered by rock/rapper Kid Rock in 1996 in a Detroit studio, Paradime was taken under Rock's wing and played small club dates and bars with Rock and honed his live performance with the soon to be super-star, later co-writing with Rock and eventually taking on the role as Rock’s DJ, hypeman and all-around go-to guy on stage with T.B.T.

In 1998 Dime formed his own independent label, "Beats at Will," and since then has released four full-length albums. His first solo album in '99 was referred to by the press as a “Detroit Hip Hop Classic”, and it was named the top selling independent album in Detroit in '99-'01 by the Detroit Music Retailers Collective. Paradime’s following records did nothing short of topping the first when it came to receiving critical acclaim. Dime won two Detroit Music Awards in 2002 for "Best Hip Hop Artist," and "Outstanding Live Performer," and then followed up in the 2004 DMA's with three awards including "Best Hip Hop Artist," "Outstanding Live Performer," and the coveted "Album of the Year" for Vices. Later accumulating 7 more DMA’s through 2009. He took home Real Detroit Magazine's "Hip Hop Artist of the Year" three years in a row from '01-'04, and topped it off by receiving "Solo Artist of the Year,” “Live Performer of the Year,” and “Lyricist of the Year,” from the annual Detroit Hip Hop Awards in 2004-07.

To truly get the feel of Dime's power and charisma, one only needs to see him live. Dime commands crowds with powerful, foul, and funny lyrics over either a live band or straight with the DJ. His shows are amazing, and offer a view into his twisted comedic and aggressive mind. A trip no one will soon forget.

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