Featured artist: The Real John Dough – Werk or clock out
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist The Real John Dough from Montgomery 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, The Real John Dough! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
The Real John Dough: I was always a poet. Music is poetry. We're expressing our feelings combining poetry with music. As a kid I would listen to songs on the radio and think of ways i could've did it better with my own cadence. I would listen to rap songs and sing the artist rap verses. When I was too young to work I would sing for food in the fast food restaurants. I think thats when I fell in love with performing in front of an audience. The thing that got me into songwriting is the fact I was too shy to talk to the girls at school so I would write melodic raps about what I would say to them if I had the courage. This started in elementary.
Hard Work (Werk) speaks for itself
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Yes i do performances. Im working(werking) on putting a live band together to switch my performances up from time to time. I usually like to do things to stand out so the audience remembers me.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
Got more kick then Bruce and Jet Li just call me Sensei.