Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Answer: Good thank you, pleasure to be here.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Three Wives”?
Answer: Yes, Three Wives is one of my personal favorites off of my new album. For many reasons, the deep meaning behind it, the lyrics and I also got to collab with my best friend on it. It just was an overall enjoyable experience to create.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Answer: I’ve had friends and family deal with substance abuse. I’ve seen how ugly and deceitful that road can be so I took inspiration from all that.
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
Answer: Yes, funny you should ask. We are shooting this week. I have some creative visuals for this project in particular that I think everyone is going to really enjoy.
What was it like to work with Girls a Like Girls and what did they bring to the table?
Answer: Amazing as always. We’ve worked together before on past projects but this song in particular we both just kind of got immersed in the creative atmosphere and played off each other so well. Her voice I think really ties the song together and gives a nice dynamic (no pun intended) to the story we’re telling.
The single comes off your new album Road Work – what’s the story behind the title?
Answer: The name came from my love of professional martial arts & boxing. Fighters in preparation for the big fight often refer to “road work” when they hit the streets to get conditioned for the big day. Being that this is my first album I felt this was a good project to introduce myself to the world and prepare you for what I can bring to the table. I hungry to continuously grow as an artist and it all starts with Road Work, the name and brand is being built and I can’t wait for the road to be paved and see where it all has finally led to.
How was the recording and writing process?
Answer: The process overall was fun and concentrated. Once I decided I was going to put this album together I just went into this zone where the only thing on my mind was perfecting this project. Plus, I surround myself with great people in the studio so once the creativity is flowing the ultimate goal is to enjoy ourselves and make great music.
What role does CA play in your music?
Answer: You know it’s funny I was born and raised in Cali and I represent my home town pretty avidly in my music, but as far as that typical Cali sound everyone is used to? I don’t think it plays that hard into my music. All my favorite artists with the exception of Ice Cube aren’t from Cali. I kind of draw pieces of inspiration from the different artists I like and then mix them together to create my own. I don’t know if my sound or style is anything no has done before but what I can say, it is me and when you play one of my songs you’ll know it’s me.
What is it about the 00s hip hop era that you find so fascinating?
Answer: I think there was an attitude and a sound that was so captivating. You look at a song like “Hate it or Love It” or “My Band” and it’s just emcees competing going back and forth showcasing their talents by not only rhyming but providing a story you can mentally see as the song progresses.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Answer: The song started off kind of as a joke. My best friend’s sisters always joke they are my unofficial wives. So I had an idea to write a song about them but then as I started breaking it down I kind of went left with the whole thing and was like it would be really cool if I can turn each wife into a particular drug and emotion. My brain kind of took off from there and the song became what it is.
What else is happening next in DYYNVMIC’s world?
Answer: More music. I want to keep my fans on a healthy supply of new music. I’m also working on launching my own clothing line for my merch and starting up my own record company. As an independent it’s a lot to do but if anyone can do it, it’s me with the grace of god. My brand is all about the journey and embracing the grind so it’s like we say at D.Y.Y, “Don’t Stop, Don’t Quit, Don’t Yield!”