DIRTY GAME BIO
Dirty Game, also know as Ernest Knight the III, was born and raised in the rough streets of Tampa, Florida. Growing up around drugs, prostitution, police chases, and shoot outs led Dirty Game into a life of crime but it also gave him interest in writing poetry about his life experiences. In 1996 he got sent to boot camp for 9 months for selling drugs. During his boot camp experience he decided that he wanted to get more involved with the music industry. In the late 90’s he dropped his first mixtape with Unk Trax called “Gutta”, which created a good buzz for the young artist. In 1999 Dirty Game dropped his 1st radio single called “Get Stupid”, produced by Platinum of D.I.B Productions, which was played on Wild 98.7’s Mix Show. But Dirty Game’s buzz didn’t last for that long as he was sent to prison for a year. Being released from prison and having his first child, D.G. decided it was time for him to take his passion for music to another level. In 2003 he dropped his classic street anthem with Jolli Boi called “Ya Better Know How To Act”. This song gave him the opportunity to travel with Tampa Tony and start spreading his music outside of Tampa. But that didn’t last for long. Once again Dirty Game went back to jail for violating his probation. Being released from jail again, Dirty Game decided to start grinding his music more than drugs. He started hitting the streets hard selling over 100,000 copies of his mixtapes and getting paid shows all around the central Florida area. In 2006 Dirty Game co starred on one of Tampa’s Street Compilations with Casanova, Lil Kee, and Tom G. The street anthem, “Get Paid”, led Dirty Game once again back on the Wild 98.7’s Mix Show. Instantly following with his next successful singe “Baby Daddy Ain’t Sh*t Like Me”. The single was so successful it gave him the opportunity to go on tour with Acafool, a performance at Wild Splash, and The Last Damn Show. Not to mention both local radio stations, Wild 98.7 and 95.7 The Beat, picked up the track. He then hit the streets hard again with his mixtape called “What Da Lick Read” featuring some of Tampa Bay’s best artists like Tom G, Young Fella, and The Underdawgs. What was next for this young inspired artist? Nothing but one of the best experiences of his life: in 2007 Dirty Game went on a 28 city tour with Plies and had opening acts for Gucci Mane, Lil Webbie, Trina, Trick Daddy, Dunk Ryders, B.O.B, T-Pain and many more. In 2008 D.G. decided to take a lil time off and get his priorities straight, but that didn’t take long. He’s stepping into 09” with a major grind. Be on the look out for Dirty Game’s new single “So Wett” ft Slow (Way too many Hoes) and “Nothing on Me”.