DL Incognito

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Oliver Nestor, better known as DL Incognito, is an underground Canadian hip hop producer and rapper from Ottawa, Ontario, who started his career in 1998. The name 'DL Incognito' means "Deliverying Lyrics on the Low". His 2004 album Life's a Collection of Experiences received a 2005 Juno nomination for Best Rap Recording. His third studio album, Organic Music for a Digital World (2006), was also nominated for a 2007 Juno Award in the same category. DL Incognito faced stiff competition from label mate Classified but both lost to Swollen Members.

With DL Incognito's fourth album, A Captured Moment in Time, DL Incognito ranks among the few Canadian hip hop artists to release four full-length albums.

DL Incognito said in an interview that his main goal is "just trying to give Canadian hip-hop an identity." In another interview, he said what inspires him to rap is life: "Life inspires me, all the ups & downs that people go through, current events, happiness, pain, everything is an inspiration. As I continue on this journey I've realized that life's a collection of experiences and my albums are captured moments in time."

Both he and his twin brother Nick manage their own label, Nine Planets Hip Hop.

In many songs, DL talks about personal issues such as the loss of his mother:

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Year Title RatingReleases
2002 A Sample and A Drum Machine 1
2004 Life's a Collection of Experiences 1
2006 Organic Music for a Digital World 1
2009 A Captured Moment in Time 1

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