Interview With DMRV

Q: How old are you and where are you from?

–  I’ll be 27 on September 15th. And where I’m born was Willingboro, NJ but I’m from Philly.

Q: What the inspiration behind you becoming a rapper?

– I always knew I wanted to do something with music. I originally started off making beats but I wasn’t good at first and decided to quit. Then my Dad got me this rap DVD ” 2 Raw For The Streets: Philly vs Harrisburg ” and from there I fell in love with rap.

Q: Can you remember your first time you recorded your first song? Describe it to me.

– Yeah, my first time recording was weird because I didn’t know what I was doing. What the terminology was. It was just weird. But a great experience. I learned about ad libs and doubles and things like that. So I got hooked on it pretty quick.

Q: What your favorite song you’ve written and why?

– It’s hard to actually say what’s my favorite song because I write every day. So every time I think I can’t get better, I turn around and write something new that I love more. Currently, it’s a song off my new upcoming project called, ” Organic ” because it really embodies my feelings on fake friends and negative vibes.

Q: What’s your process when preparing to write a new song?

– My process of writing a new song is all about how it makes my energy feel. I’m a big energy guy so if it doesn’t move me in a particular way or influence my energy then I don’t write. I find something I like then let the beat tell me what it’s saying.

Q: When you’re not busy Rapping, what are some of your favorite things to do?

– Besides rapping I like to read. Education is a powerful thing. And it makes me better at my craft. I also enjoy cooking. It’s very therapeutic. And just experience new things. Places, people, things. That also helps me with my craft. Oh and I’m an avid and elite 2k player.

Q: If you weren’t a rapper, what would you want to do?

– If I wasn’t a rapper I would want to still do some form of entertainment. Or manage a rapper. Something still in entertaining because that’s what sets fire to my soul.

Q: What‘s something that’s misunderstood in the game of the rap culture?

– I think one of the key elements that is misunderstood in the rap game is that it’s really not about numbers. At least to me, it’s not. We aren’t placed here to be a calculator. Calculators care about numbers. We are placed here to touch lives and dictate culture. Music is a way of entertainment for people. A way of coping. A way of life. So it’s a huge honor as well as responsibility. Numbers don’t compare to that reality. 

Q: What’s the next project we can look forward to from you?

–  I have a few things coming up. I just released ” S.I.N.S ( Shit Is Not Safe ) ” that’s available on Soundcloud now. But I have another full-length project coming out before years end and a 5 song ep coming before years end too. So I’m working.

Q: Do you have any advice for other young upcoming rappers?

– If there was anything I could give the young artists up n coming it would be this. I know it’s cliche but if you really want it never give up and don’t take a loss too hard. What else is important to that statement is what sometimes isn’t said. Never feel like you are too good to keep getting better. If you want to really succeed and do it for a long time. Then you always gotta find ways to improve. That would be my biggest advice.

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