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Interview With Dave Deft @davedeft

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1.How Long Have You Been In The Rap Industry ?
1 year. I’ve been making music and playing around with it for much longer, but I’ve been actively attempting to do something for about a year now. 
 
2.Who Are Your Major Influences In Your Music?
I’m influenced by the people in my life.  Artists that I respect.  Philosophers and poets.  I get inspiration from a lot of different places. 
 
3.What Is Your First Single ? –  & What Single Do You Have Out Now if any ?
My new single “Human Race” is my first official single, and good news.  It’s out now and available for purchase.  I also have a music video for it

 
 
4.Who Do You Have On Your Album?
I don’t currently have an album, and my single is a solo venture this time around. 
 
5.How Did You Get Into The. Music Industry 
An old friend of mine who went by the name of Elemint, at the time, really motivated me on many occasions to do something with my ideas.  A few years later I met Twelve, my fellow MECAP artist, and he eventually asked if I would be on his new single “Us.” After that he introduced me to Uncle Jamz and now I get to be a part of an extremely talented roster at MECAP. 
6.Where Were You Born ?  – Where Do You Live Now ? 
Indianapolis, Indiana. I still live in Indy to this day
 
7.Who Would You Like To Work With That You Haven’t Already ?
Anyone on MECAP.  We have some creative people working with us. I would consider it an honor to work with any one of them. 
 
8. Who Do You Have On Your Albums Right Now ?
Currently I have no album to speak of.  We are promoting the single right now, but I would love to have the chance to get a full album out.  We’ll see what the future holds
 
9.Who Is Your Favorite Artist You Like Right Now ?
I’d have to say J. Cole is the artist I enjoy listening to the most right now.  He’s a talented lyricist and his music is always on point. 
10.Who Do You Think Is The Hottest Producer Out ?  –  What Would You Say To That Producer Re: Why They Should Work With You ?
I like Tyler the creator a lot right now.  I guess I would just say, ” Work with me please?” I mean someone at his level has probably heard whatever pitch I can throw at him multiple times.  I would just hope that he had heard some of my material and knew that I ain’t no joke. 
 
11.How Did You Come Up With Your Album Title ?
The single title came to me through reflection on how it seems like people are intentionally placed in direct competition with each other, and how it makes us less compassionate towards one another and almost hostile in how we view each other. 
 
12.What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Album ?
N/A
 
13.Which Song On Your Album Means The Most Too You ?
 
14.Who Are You Signed With or are you Independent ?
I’m an independent artist that works directly with MECAP. 
 
15.When Is Your Album Release Date ?
My single is out now and available for purchase on all digital music outlets. 
 
16.What Cities Do You Plan On Touring ?
I would like to tour in general.  It’s in the works and hopefully we’ll have some dates lined up in the coming months
 
17.What Female Rapper Or Artist Do You Think Is The Sexiest ?
To give the cliché answer, I’m a Rhianna kind of guy, but I admire many female performers.  For their beauty as well as their talent. 
18.What Would You Like To See From The Music Industry Over The Next Year ?
I would like to see the industry return to lyricism again.  Party songs are fun, but I don’t think that’s all there should be. 
 
19.What Is Your Second Single Going To Be ?
I already have it written, but I’d like to keep it a secret for now.  I want to give my current single it’s due before I make my next move. 
 
20.If You Could Compare Yourself To An Already Established Artist, Who Would That Be And Why?   
That’s a hard question to answer because I believe we are all influenced by who we listen to, but also have our own organic style.  That being said, I’d like to think of myself as being similar to someone like Eyedea or Black Thought because I write lines that are just raw but also contain a deeper meaning behind them. 
 
21.What Do You Think Your Listeners Will Get Out Of Your Music ? 
I hope that the listeners hear my love for this craft and I also hope that they relate to the themes that I place in my songs.
22.What Were You Thinking About When Your Songs Are Developed
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I was thinking, ” man I hope this sounds as good on wax as it does in my head.”
23.Who Got You Started In Business ?
 
24.What Made You Want To Get Into The Music Business ? 
Music has always been where I turn when I need some stress relief.  I just want to be able to give that to one other person. 
 
25.How Does Your Family Feel About Your Music And Your Choice Of Career ?
My family is extremely supportive when it comes to music.  They just want me to be happy, and doing this makes me happy. 
 
26.What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Endure In Life ? 
Growing up poor, losing loved ones, making mistakes, pretty much the same things that millions of other people deal with everyday. 
 
27.What Do You Hope To Accomplish With Your Music ?
I just want to make enough money that I can support my family and keep making music.  That’s the dream. 
 
28.What’s The Demographic You Are Trying To Reach Out To ?
Anyone really.  Music is one of those things in life that can bring people together.  With so much division in the world we could all use a little of that right now. 
29.How Do You Usually Come Up With Your Songs ?
I play around with concepts based on what I see around me.  The world is a steady source of inspiration if you know where to look.
 
30.What Is Your Goal And Heights That You Want To Reach With Your Music ?
 
Honestly everyone wants to be recognized for their chosen art form. In reality I just want to speak and be heard.  The rest is a very welcome added bonus. 
 
31.What Influenced Helped You Form Your Style ?
The Roots and OutKast are two groups that I grew up listening to and they both introduced me to the idea that you can make dope music and say something at the same time. 
 
32.How Can People Reach You ? 
 
My Facebook band page is Dave Deft.  My Twitter is @davedeft, and on Instagram I’m Dave Deft as well. Pretty easy to remember. 
For any and all business, contact sidviciousjamz@gmail.com

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