Irvin Gengania Dina (born November 1st, 1992), better known by his stage names The Urban and Mistah Flipside, is a 16 year old producer/writer/rap artist. Born in Redwood City, California, the son of Stella Gengania and Romeo Dina, and is of Filipino descent. As a small child he had been exposed to hip-hop music by his brother Daryl Gengania-Dina, who was in his teenage years. As a young child, he became interested in hip-hop, performing and lip singing to artists such as Biggie, 2pac, and Eminem. Around the age of twelve Irvin had found the ambition to rap, and was under the name “D-Money“ and created the group “A-Unit“ around 2005, where his first song was written but not released. Within junior high school, he frequently was challenged in freestyle battles.
Through he would later struggle with the nature of his minuscule fame, as well as lyrical expectations, The Urban endured substantial obstacles throughout his young yet remarkably dramatic entrance into the rap game. Before becoming one of the most lyrical Asian rappers among his friends, being compared to rappers such as 50 cent, The Urban had suffered through hatred and harsh critics which the eye of ignorance had given him. Entering the hip hop game, The Urban had been exposed to negative comments from his peers, which pulled him out of the game for a while. Not knowing what he was putting himself into, he decided to take a break and learn the story behind Hip Hop. Stepping back into the game in the summer of 2008, he is experienced and ready for anything, following one of his goals to be a respected MC. Hoping to make it one day.
Guy 1: Hey, did you listen to The Urban's new remix?
Guy 2: That "From The Beginning Remix"? Yeah, it's really good.
Guy 3: I want to listen to the Urban Flipside remix too, where can i find it?
Guy 1: http://www.myspace.com/mistahflipside
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