Dragon Fli Empire
) is a hip hop
duo from Calgary
, comprising Tarik Robinson, also known as Teekay (MC
), and Adam Hicks, also known as DJ Cosm (DJ
DFE's first album, Conquest
, was released in August 2004. It was followed by Invasion
in 2005, Intermission EP
in 2008 and Redefine
in 2009. Their music is inspired by classic hip hop beats like those of Pete Rock
, Large Professor
and Prince Paul
. They are known for their down-to-earth perspective, with insightful and comedic lyrics.
Dragon Fli Empire formed in May 2002 after Teekay and DJ Cosm found a good working chemistry while collaborating on a few tracks. They decided to become a group, and released the original version of their debut album Conquest
locally in the summer of 2002 as a limited edition CD-R.
The song "Mount Pleasant", an upbeat track about observations while riding Calgary Transit
quickly developed a cult following, receiving significant airplay on CJSW-FM
and CBC Radio 3
. An official version of Conquest
was pressed and independently released in August 2004. The album was re-mastered and three tracks from the CD-R version were replaced with newer ones, including the DFE theme song "D-E-F".
Their second album, Invasion
, was independently released in May 2005. Reaching number five on the !earshot
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