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Dwayne Bryant aka Kukoo Da Baga Bonez AKA Grustler

MC, Poet, NYC Original, Chef and Loving Father

Dwayne Bryant

Kukoo da baga bonez is an independent hip hop artist and Entrepreneur from New York who has been putting in work consistently in the music industry since the mid 90's and has crossed over into several markets such as snowboard (action sports), music licensing for Television (Unique Whips / Fuel TV), clothing brands (Mad Soul, DC Shoes, Advita).

Kukoo has also worked with Turntablists The Xecutioners (X-Pression), Mista Sinista and DJ Krush (Zen). 

He debuted with his certified underground classic "Da Real Kukoo" which was rated as a top 10 Independent hip hop single in The Source Magazine according to Beat Street records.

Kukoo is a hard worker who is dedicated to his music and beliefs of staying true, core and original. Kukoo da baga bonez has influenced many mainstream artists, companies and corporate entities with his original style, ideas, creativity and concepts.

His 2007 album release titled "Da GRUSTLER" started and became the innovator of the Grustler movement that has been accepted worldwide. Kukoo's timeline, projects, catalog and respect within various industries as Da GRUSTLER is evidence of this. Kukoo is still going strong making music, videos, performing and hosting shows. The love of music and being creative is what continues to drive Kukoo da baga bonez.

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Just some achievements of Grustler

  • Unique Whips
    Unique Whips

    Unique Whips goes inside the world of celebrity car customizing with Will Castro and his team at Unique Autosports. Castro's star-studded clientele includes Pamela Anderson, 50 Cent, LeBron James, Jason Giambi, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Kukoo da baga bonez was the first hip hop artist to license music to the show. His song "Politic" was on rotation.

  • Arcus Northstar
    Arcus Northstar

    Arcus Northstar was a cross between snowboard and hip hop style/fashion. Grustler was a big influence on the brand and their direction at the time.

  • MTV Hauptstadt
    MTV Haupstadt

    MTV Haupstadt organized a party that took place in a club in Zürich Switzerland. Grustler hosted/performed for MTV Zürich under the name Kukbonez.

  • Where my dawgz @ flyer
    Where My Dawgz @

    Where My Dawgz @ was a party that Demonium a snowboard camp organized in collaboration with Kukoo da baga bonez (Grustler) in Les Diablerets Switzerland. Grustler help with the marketing and image branding along with hosting and a live performance.

  • Real Kukoo 12inch Vinyl and Beatstreet Top 10
    Real Kukoo

    Real Kukoo was the first single released independently which became a top 10 independent classic in NY during the golden era of hip hop ( the 90's ). Real Kukoo held the number 4 spot in sales.

  • DJ Krush and Kukoo da baga bonez - Zen Album
    DJ Krush

    DJ Krush Zen album Kukoo da baga bonez was featured on the renowned album by Japan beat smith DJ Krush. Kukoo song "Whutz da solution" was track 11 and also featured artists such as Black Thought, Quest Love, Ndea Davenport, Zap Mamma and many other great talents.

  • Mad Soul
    Mad Soul

    Marc D'Amelio clothing brand enlisted the talents and imagery from Kukoo da baga bonez (Grustler) as an artist and also helping with promotions with the brand. Grustler appeared in several magazines promoting the brand (XXL, Yellow Rat Bastard and Floss Magazine).

  • The Last New Yorker
    The Last New Yorker

    In the Last New Yorker movie, Grustler has a little part in this independent film by Brink Media, starring Dominic Chianese. 

  • DC Shows yearly conference performance
    DC Shoes

    DC Shoes yearly conference in Biarritz, France. The general manager of DC Shoes Europe, Juan Gonzalez-Vega, invited Grustler to perform at the DC Shoes head quarters after their successful collaboration at the ISPO in Munich

  • My Best Shot
    My Best Shot

    My Best Shot by George Dubose features "Da Grustler" album cover which George considers one of his best album artworks he has ever done.


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Marketing, Promotion and Interviews

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Grustler image and style is highly regarded internationally. Grustler sets the trends by influencing music artists, companies and brands with his look, slang and originality. Clothing brands looking to make an impact visually should employ Grustler to give them that look and feel of authenticity they need.

Music Licensing

Music Licensing

Grustler is an established hip hop artist with an international celebrated music catalog. Aside from writing and recording his own musical projects, Grustler specializes in making custom music for licensing purposes. Whether it be movies, TV, video games, etc, Grustler can provide companies with the best sounds to fit any project.

Event Planning

Event Planning

Grustler can organize parties and events effectively ensuring results. Grustler brings his years of experience and expertise to the table along with his talent, making him a valuable partner and ally to any company/business looking to have successful parties and events.

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