About d3

I am a UK-based Spoken-Word artist, known professionally as D3. I am known for using unique lyrical approaches in rhyme as a form of storytelling. I write and perform my style of Ra-Poetry, whilst incorporating other genres into my sound, including; Hip Hop, House, Jungle and Drum’n’Bass. I have performed my work across the UK over the past 11 years.

I am a former poet coach who worked with the writing workshop group Leeds Young Authors. I accompanied students to the Brave New Voices annual poetry slam; a spoken-word competition based in America, delivered in different states each year. This experience helped me to further develop my lyrical skills, and I credit these events for fine-tuning my talent which I have been developing ever since. I was blessed to be surrounded by so many talented people. In 2015 I took some time out to study Entertainment Management at Leeds Beckett University and achieved my Degree in 2018.

Since then, I have been helping people find their voice and express themselves through writing. During the pandemic, I established my own business, D3 Creations, after developing a six-week writing workshop program called ‘Express Yourself for Mental Health’. I delivered this program online during the lockdown. Please note I am not a  qualified in mental health practitioner, although I believe in the benefits of writing and self-expression as a means of promoting well-being for individuals dealing with mild mental health issues.

I also set up a social enterprise called Between the Lines with business partner Sarah Autumn. Make sure you check us out!

I featured on BBC Radio Leeds Introducing in 2019, Recently, I’ve performed at the Northern Green Gathering, Tribal Warrior Festival, Wharf Chambers and Northern Lights to name a few. My lyrical talents have also been recognised in the 50 Years’ of Hip Hop Exhibition at Leeds City Museum. Go check it out.

I strive to promote gender and racial equality

I am currently in training with Musicians Without Borders in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University, learning new skills to expand my practice.

I have been fighting multiple sclerosis for over 20 years, never letting my condition dictate who I am.

Denetta Copeland