UK based spoken-word artist Denetta Copeland, known professionally as D3, is a professional writer and musician with years' of experience in writing lyrics, poetry and prose. D3 is recognised for using unique lyrical approaches in rhyme as a form of storytelling. D3 writes and performs her own style of Ra-Poetry, whilst incorporating other genres into her sound, including; Hip Hop, House, Jungle and Drum’n’Bass and has performed her work across the UK over the past 11 years.
In 2015 Denetta took some time out to study Entertainment Management at Leeds Beckett University and achieved her Degree in 2018. Recently, D3 has performed at The Belgrave Music Hall, Punchbowl Festival and Leeds Carnival. She was head hunted by Lifeforce FM in 2006 and she presented the breakfast show until 2007 when she moved to East Leeds FM to produce and present her own show, 'Unsigned Talent'.
D3 featured on BBC Radio Leeds Introducing in 2019 and she performed in the Live Lounge.
A former poet coach for the writing workshop group Leeds Young Authors, D3 accompanied her students to the Brave New Voices Annual Poetry Slam, an American-based spoken-word competition, which inspired her to further develop her lyrical skills. D3 credits these events for fine-tuning her talent, stating “I was blessed to be surrounded by so many talented people.”
As D3, Denetta strives to promote positive values through cut-throat delivery, supporting and performing for Mothers Against Violence, Amnesty International, Women’s Rights, and Love Music Hate Racism.
Denetta was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000 and has refused medication, changing her lifestyle and dietary choices and maintaining a positive outlook in order to manage and live with her condition. She now speaks regularly to schools, college's, women's groups and multiple sclerosis sufferers about how she has overcome her illness in order to live a fulfilling life to the maximum.
D3 is releasing her debut album in 2024.