Mann In The Mirror

Featured artist: Ds Dakati – Mann In The Mirror

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Ds Dakati from Inglewood to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Ds Dakati! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Ds Dakati: My father was a percussionist and my mother was a vocalist so my passion started through family musicians when i hear Hip-Hop. I immediately wanted to try it and I wrote my 1st rhymes in 6th grade.

Nobody ever gave me good advice, they just told me to change my name when i really started making mixtapes because i went by the name DanxSmoke in the early stages of my career so about 6 years ago I changed my name to what it its currently: Ds Dakati

Ds Dakati


What about concerts? Do you play live?

yes i play live as much as im allowed but dealing with promoters I would have to say is the worst

Best punchline you ever wrote?

How you gangster when the gun weight more then you do / Fake bloods Fake crips with the voodoo / I’m from the hood but I dont do what you do lying bout sending weight on the chu-chu (train)

Song: Alone

Ds Dakati

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I’m currently working on my album Evolve, hopefully it will be dropping late november. I’ve released 3 songs of of it already 1.not quite 2.Alone 3.younger self

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

If it had more benefits than clauses and if the advance had options for more advances then that would be a pro but then the cons are giving up a piece of your publishing also giving up a piece of your masters and them not promoting you right or giving you the features that you want on your album

Any last words?

God,Inglewood,ca my family and everybody in hip-hop

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Ds Dakati: www.dsdakatiworld.com

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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…and then LeCadre (finally).

Featured artist: LeCadre – …and then LeCadre (finally).

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist LeCadre from Brooklyn / Houston to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, LeCadre! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

LeCadre: I've always been an artist, lol at least in my head. I wrote my first song when I was around twelve or thirteen. I thought you had to write the entire time length of the music so that song was like 4 pages front and back. I don't think I ever let anyone hear that one.

The best advice given to me would be "keep going" if you stop now, you will be mad at yourself for being in the same spot that you're in. So no matter what, "keep going."

LeCadre


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Play live? Man I have live conversations! I try to make my shows more than an "I perform, you watch" situation. I like to engage with my audience, if I'm having a f*ucked up day I'll probably talk about it at some point during the show. I think it helps the crowd relate to you that much more.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"You really must not really care nicca,
that your bitch all up in here nicca,
she fucking up all of her hair nicca,
cuz Cadre might let her get near a nicca."

LeCadre

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Right now I'm working on the 2nd EP in a collection of three that I call my "Dialog Catalog."*(tm)
Basically it's three EP's of me letting the world get to know me before we embark on this wild ass ride.
The first EP was "…and then LeCadre" released Nov. of 2018. You should check it out!

#LeCadre

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I'd consider it but I try to shoot for a joint venture if possible. I mean the financial backing is a beautiful thing but there's something to be said for building something from the ground up. You take a sense of pride in that, like that's my baby. I made her into a monster and now no one can stop her.

Any last words?

Oh hell yea, absolutely! First and foremost want to shout out the "DayneGang" those my mfuccn people!
2nd, I'd like to shout out the entire city of Houston, my 2nd home. Soufwest!
3rd, Brooklyn you already know, my point of entry…

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

LeCadre: https://gdane60.wixsite.com/widerule

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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Seul face à moi

Featured artist: Wiz Mars – Seul face à moi

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Wiz Mars from Dapaong to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Wiz Mars! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Wiz Mars: J'ai grandi avec la musique.
La musique est omniprésente dans ma culture. J'ai été bercé par les rythmes traditionnels ainsi que le Jazz et le Blues que mon père écoutait énormément.
Le RAP et moi ne tenons qu'à un seul nom…Hichem. Un ami qui m'a fait découvrir cet art et qui m'a appris certains codes.
Le reste m'est venu tout naturellement en compensation avec ma solitude.

Ayez de l'ambition

Wiz Mars


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Je fais des prestations lors de soirée.
L'un de mes objets est de faire un concert au Stade de Dapaong.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Black parce que de bonnes idées et peau foncée

Wiz Mars

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Comme je l'ai dit, je construis les marches de mon empire.
Je travail actuellement sur mon premier album.
Rendez-vous le 05 Décembre 2019 pour la sortie officielle de mon premier single intitulé "Angelina"

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Signer un contrat avec Bomaye musik.
Les avantages sont : Plus de Travail, de Visibilité et de Blé
Inconvénients : Plus de Pression

Any last words?

Moba et fière de l'être…!!

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Wiz Mars: http://www.facebook.com/WizMarsOfficiel/

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TheOnlyThingToFearIsFearItself: Meet DREAD.

Featured artist: D R E A D (DreadTripleSix) – TheOnlyThingToFearIsFearItself: Meet DREAD.

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist D R E A D (DreadTripleSix) from Tampa to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix): I decided to get into rap/hip-hop after contributing most of my life to being instrumentally virtuous so that I could rip the stage like Randy Rhoads or Eric Clapton, or whoever else I idolize even to this day- then seeing my skill increase without a proportionate increase in an audience.

When you feel like quitting, don't.

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have played live shows in the past but only as a rock/metal artist. I've only done one show as DREAD.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I don't really wanna give a punchline. If you're really interested, just go listen to the music until you find one you like.

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I am currently working on four different releases, simultaneously and I have released five tapes this year alone. The previous releases of this year amount to roughly two hours of content, which I'm just OK with. My ideal is to work as quickly as possible with good quality and substance, not necessarily in that order of importance.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

My answer is probably, no. DefJam records called me some time ago and my initial reaction was really to just hang up on the person at the other end of the line. I think the pros really just stop at the amount of money they may invest in you as an artist as well as the money you may earn.

The cons are nothing short of losing your sovereignty as an artist. Labels tell you when to write, what to write, how to sound, etc.. The loss of individual artistic liberty is enough to deter me from signing practically any deal.

Any last words?

I work with many different producers from all over the world and there are some artists in my circle worth mentioning.
They are, @BaphometBeats, @ItsLucid2 @LftdHghts, @Slxin, @tms_btz, @Tyrgodd, YungBundy and TripDaMang.
All are producers, the latter two are also rappers, you can search each of these on SoundCloud or even find their handles in the descriptions to my tracks, as I credit everyone associated with each release.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix): https://soundcloud.com/dreadtriplesix

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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