The textbook definition of the word dark is defined as the absence of light or knowledge. Christopher Williamson p/k/a Darq would have to be looked at as the complete opposite of that definition for a number of reasons. First and foremost, with his stock quickly rising on the New York underground scene, it’s clear to see that the lights are on and all point to whatever Darq has going on; be it shows, mixtapes, street albums or videos. Secondly, after hearing songs like “Fly Away” and “Oh No,” it’s difficult to believe Darq is without knowledge. Lastly, unbeknownst to those who have never met him, Darq is Caucasian, a fact that, given his namesake, has proven to be both a gift and a curse. Never one to back down from controversy, Darq takes it all in stride.
Growing up in the Bronx, Darq and his family were no stranger to hardship. At an early age, homelessness struck and Darq and his family were forced to move into a shelter on Andrews Avenue in the Bronx. With adversity showing no prejudice, it was this melting pot of cultures that first introduced Darq to music. At the age of 13, Darq used his pen and pad to get love and respect from an artform that didn't necessarily love him back. Refusing to be denied, Darq began to form heartfelt and passionate rhymes about life, family and the streets of the Bronx, which he had been schooled to by his older brother. Darq's witty wordplay and energetic delivery would soon gain him the respect he yearned for. But with the good comes the bad; the same streets that Darq had come to know, love and rhyme about would lead him astray and down the path of drug addiction and juvenile detention centers. Wanting to make sure Darq didn't follow in his older brother's footsteps, Darq's mother moved the family to Philadelphia. Although he was seperated from what had been his home for "x" years, Darq also realized the path he was headed for. He quickly took to his new locale and began to use Hip-Hop as a bridge between The Bronx and Philadelphia. With the birth of his first child, the dream became the reality and Darq knew now more than ever what he needed to do.
Now with a new team in place, the mission remains the same. Having rocked, won, or been a Featured Act in virtually every Unsigned Artist showcase in NYC, Darq is currently working on the follow-up to his debut "Eternal Darqness," called "Classic Material," Darq has worked with brilliant up and coming artists such as vocalist Amy Davis on "Fly Away" to veterans like Cuban Link on a track rightfully named "BX." Also be on the lookout for his mixtape series, "Darq Days" which showcases Darq's abiltily to take well known tracks, remix and improve upon them. Never one to rest on his laurels, Darq is also in front of the camera and behind the scenes for the upcoming Indepedent film "Street Lure." Either you love him or hate him, but ignoring him is not an option; the Darqness is spreading.