Artist Spotlight: DIEVERSE
Brandon Lee (Dieverse) grew up on the south side of Providence, Rhode Island. Coming up as an African American surrounded by bad influences and little to no role models, Dieverse had to grow up fast. What encouraged Dieverse to break away from the norm was his firsthand experience of living without his parents and knowing that they weren’t actively in his life due to drug use. Through the tough exteriors of his loved ones Dieverse knew he had to find an outlet or way to vent. Dieverse had many outlets (skateboarding, writing graffiti, MC-ing, and photography) he’s always been a very expressive person. His number one support system was his guardian and Grandmother Anna Lee. Dieverse learned patience, trust, and love from his Grandmother and when she passed in 2010, Dieverse was torn but that didn’t stop him from getting his voice heard. As Dieverse continued to skate, write graffiti, rap, and take photographs, he kept his grandmothers words of encouragement in the back of his mind. Dieverse is now in college, working, and doing all he can to make something of himself, something huge.