Darius T. Jackson

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Darius "Nastyelgic" Jackson
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Born (1989-01-04) 4 January 1989 (age 35)
Burlington, New Jersey
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materEast Stroudsburg University
  • Actor
  • Rapper
  • CEO of 111 Vision & Tilt Shift Records
Years active2017 Present

Darius T Jackson (born 4 January 1989) professionally known as Nastyelgic is an American actor, rapper and CEO of 111 Vision & Tilt Shift Records Entertainment. He is best known for his lead role as Jabari Keating in the Award winning short film "Jabari Keating" on Aspire TV.

Early life and education

Nastyelgic was born in Burlington, New Jersey and is the youngest of 2 children. He attended Rancocas Valley Regional High School where he was a part of the performing artist program. He also played football, basketball, and ran track during his high school years. He left high school with 9 varsities letters a basketball State Championship, and 2 district championships in Track & Field. After graduating High School, he attended East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on a[1] football scholarship where he currently holds multiple school records, a BS in Criminal Justice, BA in Sociology and M.Ed in instructional technology. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and pledged during undergrad under the MuBeta Chapter at East Stroudsburg University. He immediately began his master's program after graduating undegrad. After graduating in 2016 with his masters he began his Doctorate degree in educational leadership. While in his Doctorate program and only a few classes away from starting his dissertation, he decided to take a break to pursue his acting career full time.

Music career

Nastyelgic began his rap career at the age of 12 and during this time he would battle his peers and charge them 25 cent to hear him rap at the lunch table. [2]In 2006 Nastyelgic and a friend won a contest for the state of New Jersey where he was signed to go on tour with former New Jersey Jon Corzine|Governor Jon Corzine as an effort to "say no to drugs". After taking a hiatus from music to pursue his football dreams, [3]Nastyelgic released his debut singe called “Killin’ Hip Hop,” 2015 which went #1 on DJ Scarface Radio, debuted in the Lyrical Heavyweights with Dj Mic Terror, made the Strickly First 22 with Nas, Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco, Top 40 Most Impactful Releases by Forbes Music Entertainment, as well as TWTMusic.com’s Best of 2016. In early 2015 Nastyelgic launched his record label Tilt Shift Records and under the label Nastyelgic has released a total of 12 singles which has over 6 million cumulative streams worldwide; breaking the Amazon top 100 charts on two separate occasions. [4]Nastyelgic became No.1 on DJ Scarface Radio and the Star Fleet Music hot picks of January 2016 with his single "Ali " in November 2015. [5]Through determination and hard work he released, "The Come Up, " which landed him a slot on "Independent Stardom Vol. 5" In promotion for his new EP “Back When Music Was” coming in 2020, Nastylegic has released a new single “Nike Bag,” in effort to bring more awareness to Breast cancer awareness|Breast Cancer.

Acting career

In 2004 Nastyelgic fell in love with acting and joined his high school's performing arts program where he studied mime, modern dance, and "noh" theater with Yas Hakoshima. Scene study, movement, voice, monologue, with teacher Peggy Welsh for 4 years.

In 2017 he decided to return to acting, and auditioned for a Short Film called Jabari Keating. From there he was casted as the lead role. [6]Jabari Keating has since won 5 awards and has been officially selected in over 45 film festivals (and counting) and landed a streaming deal on platforms such as Aspire (TV network)|Aspire Tv and Kweli TV.

Later in 2017, Nastyelgic began studying acting technique and scene study with instructor Valerie Kingston (formerly of CayMichael Patten studio). He also studied audition technique for film and television with Valerie Kingston (formerly of Stonestreet Studios) from 2017-2019 during which time he starred in leading roles for low budget/student films.

At the end of 2018 Nastyelgic connected with an individual that would later introduce him to his current manager Gregory Alexander Little ( Alexander Management). In February 2019 was accepted to the roster for Alexander Management. Nastyelgic booked two roles in the same day for CBS's hit show FBI (TV series)|"FBI" and NBCs Hit show "New Amsterdam (2018 TV series)|New Amsterdam". In December 2019 he booked a Guest Starring role in the hit show Blue Bloods (season 10)|"Blue Bloods" as Ky Bishop.

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic in 2020, acting work was slim but in 2021 [7]Nastyegic landed a supporting role in Sam Jay|HBO Max's "PAUSE: with Sam Jay" as Chris (Hotep) and at the end of 2021 he booked another guest Starring role as [8]Dre Bids in the CBS hit shoe The Equalizer (season 2)|"The Equalizer"

Personal life

Darius is sports fan and a movie buff. He said his hero is American actor Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Jabari Keating Jabari Keating Lead
2019 FBI Bouncer Co-Star
2019 New Amsterdam Construction Worker Co-Star
2019 Blue Bloods Ky Bishop Guest Star
2021 PAUSE with Sam Jay Chris (Hotep) Guest Star
2021 The Equalizer Dre Bids Guest Star


Year Title Role Theatre Playwright
2017 Daddy Issues Damar Union County Theatre Shamser Sinha
2018-2019 Why Not Black Tru Theatre Row Auslin Williams


Festival Official Selection Won
Las Vegas Black Film Festival; Best Director x Best Narrative
MCNY International Short Film Festival x Best Short Film
The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Arts x Best Social Justice Short Film
Bohemian Film Festival x Best Short Film
Newark Black Film Festival x Honorable Mention
Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival x
San Francisco Black Film Festival x
Roxbury International Film Festival x
Cucalorus Film Festival x
Newark Black Film Festival x
Las Vegas Black Film Festival x
Buffalo International Film Festival x
Hip Hop Film Festival x
Pan African Film Festival x
San Diego Black Film Festival x
Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival x
International Social Change Film Festival x
Syracuse International Film Festival x
Sacramento International Film Festival x
LES the Lower East Side Festival x
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival x
Big Muddy Film Festival x
DC Black Film Festival x
Denton Black Film Festival x
Chesapeake Film Festival x
Crown Heights Film Festival x
Peekskill Film Festival x
Coney Island Film Festival x
New York No Limits Film Series x
Shreveport Urban Film Festival x
Cineodyssey Film Festival x
YofiFest x
The Yonkers Film Festival x
Film Festival; Rapport Festival x
The People’s Film Festival x
Baltimore International Black Film Festival x
Queen’s World Film Festival x
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival x
The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Arts x


  1. Jackson, Darius. "CAREER STATS".
  2. Miele, Joseph (2006). "One Life At A Time" (PDF). Parternship For A Drug Free New Jersey (Annual Report). p. 6. Retrieved Feb 23, 2022.
  3. "Nastyelgic tops Beyonce, Chris Brown and More on Hip Hop VIP". Pressparty. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  4. "New Jersey Rapper Nastyelgic Breaks Dj Scarface Top 10". Pressparty. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  5. "New Jersey Rapper, Nastyelgic Finally Finds 'The Come Up'". Pressparty. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  6. "Jabari Keating (2018)". Radio Times. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  7. "PAUSE with Sam Jay". HBO. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  8. "THE EQUALIZER: 'Bout That Life' Photos - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote". www.givememyremote.com. Retrieved 2022-02-22.

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