The determination and focus applied to his chosen craft led Derrick Douglas to adopt the alias "e.d.g.e" (Eternal Determination Grants Everything). As an only child, his interest in music was deeply rooted in his upbringing, taking influences from reggae, dancehall, funk, rock, and soul music.

His high school years found him concentrating on creating verses in-between studies, which eventually became a full-time obsession. In 2002, he released his first solo mixtape, entitled "Captain Nasty's Introduction Vol.1", which was the first of his many releases.

In addition, he has also shared the stage with artists such as Common, Talib Kweli, Naughty By Nature, Theophilus London, 2 Live Crew, DJ Kool, The Roots, DJ Green Lantern, Raekwon, Zion I, Meek Mill, Mobb Deep and Diamond D. Now, as a member of Vancouver-based independent label Stealth Bomb Records, and under a new alias: Edgar Penwork, he plans to continue making thought-provoking music without compromising his artistic integrity.