Born Nicholas Anthony Fusco (April 1th,1989), Half Conscious (earlier known as Derty) is a 25 year old artist/producer from New Hampshire. Nashua born and raised in Colebrook, Half now resides in northern New England (Berlin) recording, producing, and promoting his own music. He started in 2003 known as "Derty", making songs for fun with his love for the genre. He eventually met and became friends with Carlos Kasse aka The Puerto Rican Premonition (PRP, Premonition, or Prem for short) Mutual interests paved a road for the duo to then form a group called Uncrownd Royalty (UC for short). Young and self-taught, Derty and Prem combined there knowledge, desire to learn, and passion for music to eventually make up enough songs to throw together their first group effort titled "Street Heat Vol. 1" in 2007. A short time before Prem had released his first solo cut, "My Eternal Chronicle", while Derty continued to write and record as many singles as possible. Eventually in mid to late 2012, Derty released his first mixtape, "Who's The Master?", a collaboration of his most recent freestyles, solo tracks and collabs with other NH artists. During late 2011 to the present, Derty started also using the moniker "Half Conscious", an anagram for his birth name, eventually meant to take over and fade out the already taken "Derty" title. As of late 2013, Half has collaborated and built relationships with other artists in New Hampshire, Connecticut (JusMyLuck) , California, Michigan, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. As of early-mid 2014, Half Conscious has paired up with rapper/producer "Marsaye" (born in Marsaille, France) to completely produce a full project together. Recently in September '14, Half and Marsaye produced and collaborated on a track with JusMyLuck, who brought in Big T and Bizarre (of D12) to also feature. The new record is due out November 28th. In October, Half posted an entry to Sway, Crooked I and SMH Records new production "One Shot", a soon to be televised Hip Hop Competition. The entry can be viewed on Youtube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-cEBhXKcbc . Half Conscious can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, Instagram and DatPiff.