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
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)