(NEWARK, NJ) -- Hip Hop / Neo-Pop recording artist Prince Derek Doll makes his reality/docuseries debut on the web series The Circle NYC season 5. Prince Derek Doll, native of Shreveport, Louisiana and now based in Newark, joins a cast of LGBTQ+ artists, entrepreneurs, and influencers who allow America into their lives, struggles, and talents while taking on life in the New York City area.
Prince Derek Doll is no stranger to the spotlight. With a head turning debut on the 2019 MTV VMA Red Carpet, the multi-faceted entertainer snatched spots on best dressed and non-conforming lists, notching higher than more established acts. Arriving in the official capacity as a media personality forThe Newark Times, his fashion choice unexpectedly garnered features on several best dressed lists including Essence, GQ Australia, USA Today, and Vogue.
"I am super excited to join the cast of 'The Circle NYC' for its upcoming fifth season” says Prince Derek Doll. “Being invited to share my journey, music, and advocacy on the OurView TV platform is a major opportunity. For the millions of small town boys like me, who dare to dream bigger, I welcome them to follow me on the road to my personal Trophy Season."
The cast of The Circle NYC Season 5 (R-L: Chad Bailey, Prince Derek Doll, King Klei, Angel Cartel, and Geo Glam)
In July 2022, Prince Derek Doll was named #39 on Insider NJ’s TOP 100 LGBT Listand isprepping visuals for "CHOP”, the dance floor friendly hit; theintrospective “MIRROR” and forthcoming club banger “JUMANJI”. The multi-faceted indie entertainer has amassed 20,000+ social followers and 75,000+ streams combined. Artist, performer and personality Prince Derek Doll is poised to turn 2022 into #YearOfTheDoll with his forthcoming album Trophy Season.
Prince Derek Doll (b. Alonzo S. Blalock) is an American performing artist, media personality, entrepreneur and advocate. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, the multi-faceted entertainer has experienced most of his career highlights in the NYC metro area and currently resides in the historic city of Newark, New Jersey.
The Neo-Pop singer-songwriter, who released his debut EP 'GOLDRUSH' in 2012, made history in 2019 as the first openly bisexual artist to perform on Hip Hop Culture Day at Lincoln Park Music Festival. Prince Derek then went on to make an international press debut from the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards. Arriving in the official capacity as an interviewer for The Newark Times, his fashion choice unexpectedly garnered features on several best dressed lists including Essence, GQ Australia, USA Today, and Vogue. Last year, Derek surprised fans with new music by releasing “BANG” to streaming platforms followed by a 3-page spread in the Feb/March 2020 issue of Out In Jersey magazine.
In recognition of his contributions to the local community and creative arts industry, Prince Derek was named 2020 Creative of the Year by Artistic Passion & Purpose.
In October 2021, he returned to stage with a show stopping 30-minute medley of his classic, current, and upcoming releases including the summer athem "CHOP." He is diligently working with his newly assembled creative team to ensure his supporters (affectionately regarded as 'The DollBrigade') receive a solid music project, new merchandise, and even more live productions than in previous years.