DUANE "D.O." GIBSON
Rapper, Motivational Speaker
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D.O. Gibson is a Guinness World Record setting rapper, author, professional speaker and music executive. He set a Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle rap ever (8 Hours and 45 Minutes). Gibson has coordinated tours for himself and his artists in Asia (Taiwan, Japan, Singapore), Europe (England, France, Netherlands), USA (NYC, Miami, Los Angeles) as well as in his native country Canada.
He is the co-founder of the Northern Power Summit (NPS) – an Urban conference based in Toronto. In 2021, NPS celebrated their fifth-year anniversary with a three part virtual series that concluded in March and included Tom MacDonald, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Classified amongst others.
As a professional speaker, Gibson has spoken at over 2500 schools through his Stay Driven program including at the world-renowned Harvard University. In Feb 2021, he kicked of a 90-show virtual tour “Black Canadian 365” that focused on Black Canadian history. The tour, and the project, was featured on CBC, CityTV, Global News and was covered by the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, amongst other pictures.
As a rapper, his songs have hit #1 on the US college charts, he's had Snoop Dogg provide him with freestyle topics, and Drake appeared in one of his videos.
Gibson released his first book "Stay Driven : Can't Nobody Hold You Down" in 2012 and is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming book “On This Grind : Life Lessons From The Music Business.”