Deric Goode aka Option is an artist that resides in Philadelphia, PA. Option was born on October 19th, 1989. Option's music inspirations come from artist such as Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, and Styles P, just to name a few. Option first started making music at the age of 13. He wrote all his raps in a notebook and made beats by banging on tables. Option didn't begin taking music seriously until the age of 16. With this talent came a very unique style, along with powerful lyrics and a positive message. What sets Option's music apart from other artist, is his ability to use little to no profanity in his music. But, yet still remain relative in today's hip hop culture. Neither does he talk about guns, drug dealing, violence, materialistic things or disrespect to woman. What Option talks about in his music is real life situations, happiness, and his personal struggles that life has presented. Option truly reminds you of what hip hop used to be, back when hip hop was hip hop.
Option's first project was released in 2009. It was entitled "A Long Time Coming". In this project, Option talked about his personal struggles of not having a father and living in poverty. Option has since then completed several other projects in his young career. He has also done showcases, music videos, as well as features with other up and coming artist. Artist such as, Mason, Stratigy, Vision, and Courtney Danger, just to name a few. Option continues to work effortlessly to reach his dreams and full potential. Option is very ambitious and passionate, and has the necessary skills and drive to reach whatever platform he desires. I believe with the proper promotion and recognition, Option can become a very bright star in the hip hop culture for years to come.
Now a lot older and mature, and with his first album (Changing The Game 2) under his belt. Option has come along way from just an ordinary rapper. Option has truly developed into a all around artist. With every completed project, their is a constant progression and growth in his lyrics and song making abilities. Option has mastered his musical craft, and only seems to be getting better by the day. As of late, Option has been building towards his 2nd album that is entitled "Homecoming". It is the 3rd and final installment of Option's "Along Time Coming" series. Option has added two addition chapters to this series, such as the mixtape "The Road 2 Homecoming" that released on SoundCloud in early May. And also, his upcoming EP "The Detour" that is due to release in October. Option has no set date on when his 2nd album is expected to be released, but it is a work in progress.
Option is still in search of his first record deal that he believes is in the works. Option believes with good faith and his never ending work effort, that his dreams will become reality. Option is truly a breathe of fresh air. His subject matter is very relative to his peers and hip hop fans, that truly appreciate good music. Option is also very versatile and enjoys stealing the hearts of woman with his experiences with love and heartbreak. Truly giving the true emotions and feelings that most men wouldn't admit to or write about in their music. Option knows he isn't perfect, but also isn't afraid to admit to his mistakes. And instead of hiding his imperfections, he would rather share them with the world through his music.
With so much going on in Option's life, he still continues to stay strong. With the release of his older brother, after being behind bars for close to 8 years. Also, with the lost of his grand parents, being a father of 3, and his mother moving out of Philly. Option still remains humble and focused on giving his loved ones everything they deserve. Option promises that he will never give up until he reaches his dreams. Even if that means doing shows in different cities, or even trying different music. Option is ready to put it all on the line, and give it everything he's got to succeed. He knows its an uphill battle, he's been waiting 13 years for his opportunity. But instead of quitting or giving up, he just continues to push himself to the next level. Option promises his road to riches is no where near over, in fact it's only begun......