Q. How old were you when you decided that you wanted to be an artist?
A.I knew I wanted to be an artist at the age of 14. I always wrote raps and listened to hip-hop music starting with the real old LL Cool J tapes my older cousins had, yes tapes.
Q. What inspires your music?
A. My music gets inspired by what's around me and high energy beats always win with me. I like my music to grab your attention and lyrically I try and stay as clever as possible if you listen closely.
Q. Does where you are from influence your music?
A. Most definitely, being from Jacksonville/Orange Park, when I started forming my style you can hear the Southern influences from the lyrics to the beats in my music. When I moved to Orlando to attend UCF I added an electro side to my hip-hop that you can hear in my single Life of The Party. I think you have to appeal to your area and also learn from your surroundings.
Q. How has the music business changed your life?
A. It's definitely added an element of belief in yourself when you achieve each goal that you set for yourself. I've been able to share stages with some major Artist's in the game, work with some of the best producers, and see places I never would have been able to go before without the biz.
Q. Who in the business have you enjoyed working with so far?
A. Working with multi-platinum producer Gary Carolla has taught me the most, and has provided the most enjoyment. When you finally get that person who believes in your talent, and has the accolades to back it up, it's priceless.
Q. In your opinion, who is the hottest artist out right now that you would like to work with?
A. I would like to work with Future, he's real original on the track and not scared to try new things. That's the way I try and approach my music, doing what no one else currently is, creating your own style.
Q What project are you currently working on?
A. Currently I am working on promoting my single Life of The Party and getting it to out to the masses. The video treatment is being done for the official music video, and the live performance version is currently on YouTube. The song is also available on all digital retailers, and is produced by Coda Collins.
Q. What turns you on the most or inspires you when it comes to the women in your life?
A. What turns me on about women is their willingness to never give up and stay positive no matter what's going on in their lives. If a woman is going to be in my life she has to understand the nature of the business and all of the things that come along with it.
Q. What has been your craziest groupie moment?
A. Hmmm…there might have been this triple kiss things with two nice young ladies but the details are hazy lol
Q. What is the riskiest thing you have ever done in your career?
A. 5,000 Investment in Label Meetings, gotta spend it to try to make it happen.
Q. What are your final words for the ladies or industry advice?
A. Ladies your beautiful love yourselves because I love you. Industry wise, focus on a single not an album let em get you first, then give em all you got.
Q. What is one thing you would like to share with your fans that they don’t know about you?
A.I used to want to go to the NBA and played HS Basketball, but I capped out at 6'2 lol. I also enjoyed drawing, but switched and write a lot more when it comes to the music.
Q. What industry outside of music would you like to work in one day?
A. I would like to own my own franchise of some sort, get to those corporate American dollars, this is AMERICA!!! lol
Q. Where can people go to hear and see more of your work?
A. The best place to hear my music streaming for free is on SoundCloud at www.soundcloud.com/dubtmusic.
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