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If inspiration ends when an individual loses passion for what they are doing, then Yas, Bobby & D.J. Dopey will be making music until the day they die. The fiery forces behind Dead Celebrity Status have been making music since they were teenagers. What is so special about their sound is their refusal to become stagnant and their drive to continually grow as creators and people.
The seeds of Dead Celebrity Status were planted as far back as 1988. At the early ages of 12 and 13, Yas and Bobby discovered their true home on stage. Creating their first group Project Wyze, they quickly built a reputation as gifted lyricists and explosive performers.
Yas recalls those early days, "I remember being so young, and playing some of our first shows. It was like 1991, Fear of a Black Planet just dropped, and we were one of the first Canadian groups to play with the legendary Public Enemy. That was incredible."
It was experiences like these that impelled Yas and Bobby to become the innovative and imaginative artists that they have grown into.
"One of the things that I am most proud of," says Bobby, "is the diverse range of artists who we have been blessed to share the stage with. We went from Public Enemy to Warped Tour to an arena tour across the country with Ozzy Osbourne."
The years spent in Project Wyze were strewn with many hardships. These difficulties include touring across America in a dilapidated van with only enough money for one hamburger a day to being shot at in Cleveland.
"Dead Celebrity Status grew out of boredom and unhappiness. For real, Yas and I were frustrated and tired of dealing with people who were not on the same page as us. DCS was an outlet, and a way of challenging ourselves again. It was a new beginning."
Despite their irrepressible inspiration, the bridge between Project Wyze and Dead Celebrity Status was not easily crossed. In fact, the band spent the past two years plagued with the politics and red tape of the music industry.