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Darius Windfield better known by the stage name D-Win, is an American rapper based in Chicago, IL. He first gained major attention after the release of his single "Stupid Fresh". In 2008 the single was featured on MTV Engine Room Episode 3 for a Mix and Match Up Challenge.

Early Life
D-Win was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up on the Westside of Indianapolis. He began rapping at the age of 15 and started recording and performing locally at the age of 18. After graduating from North West High School in 2005, he attended I.U.P.U.I (Indiana University Purdue University) for one semester.

Music Career
In 2006, he moved to Chicago,IL to pursue a music career.. He transferred to The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and majored in Fashion Design. While attending college he also pursed his music career. He released Stupid Fresh and it caught major attention of MTVU. It was featured on MTV Engine Room Episode 3, vocals from the song was featured on the intro of the MTVU Woodie Awards. In 2009 Stupid Fresh was featured on MTVU Debt Ski. MTVU and the Peterson Foundation launched "Debt Ski," a video game anyone can play in their computer browser that shows the risks of overspending and the value of saving. Along with The All American Rejects, Stupid Fresh was featured as the games soundtrack, giving players the option to change songs as they play the game.

D-Win is was also part of a Chicago Hip Hop duo called The Rocketeers, the group was nominated for a MTVU Woodie Award in 2008 for Best Music on Campus. The Rocketeers teamed up with Illroots, Mike Waxx, and DJ O-Zone and released a mixtape called Stylish Shoes and Colored Jeans. June 2010 The Rocketeers released there first video Feeling Good and it was featured on all the top hip hop blogs.

Recent News
D-Win took a break from The Rocketeers to focus on his solo career. He is currently working on a solo project called My Ode To Debonair, which will be released in March 2011. January 15, 2011 D-Win headlined a show in New York at The Cin-M-Art Space 13 where he performed all new material got received a lot of great feedback. February 25th D-Win will be shooting a video for Homage his first single with director Brian Keller.
 
 
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