D.TRUMP: At a young age, I fell in love with music. I was a huge fan of Blues because it was heartfelt. Over time, I began to grow on Rap music. Rap music quickly grew on me because I could relate more to it than I could Blues. I listened to Blues because my parents listened to it, but once I was able to branch out on my own, Rap music was more of a tailor fit to my lifestyle.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
D.TRUMP: I would like to record and release my own music for several reasons. First off, it allows people to see life through my eyes. The creation of imagination is amazing. You will never know how I view life unless I tell you. Second, I enjoy entertaining people. I receive major self-gratification when I see my fans light up and smile as they watch me perform or listen to my music. Finally, music was a God given talent. I wouldn’t want that to go to waste and I would like to share my gift with the world.
IAA: What are your songs about?
D.TRUMP: My music is motivational and inspirational. Most of my music is about success; it may be financial, educational, spiritual, etc. I consider my music to be theme music for hard workers and I also make music that describes the everyday struggles of life.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
D.TRUMP: I try to create music that everyone can enjoy and/or relate to. My songs can be directed from hard blue-collar workers to people who are just trying to get by the best way they know how. However, my primary focal point is 18-30 year old males and females.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
D.TRUMP: My musical influences are Tupac Shakur, UGK, 8 Ball & MJG, Outkast, Lil Wayne and T.I.
IAA: How would you best describe your music to people?
D.TRUMP: I would best describe my music to people as music that is feel good music, music that you could listen to when you need something inspirational. My music will make you want to work towards something. It’s inspirational, motivational and inspiring and it is just feel good music.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
D.TRUMP: The thing that makes me stand out from other artists is that I am my music. Everything that I talk about is things that I’ve been through personally or goals that I wish to hit during my career. I’m self-motivated and a self starter and I feel like my music portrays that.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
D.TRUMP: I am currently working on my debut solo project, which is a mix-tape titled “The Hip Hop Apprentice.” This project is currently scheduled to release on October 23, 2012.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
D.TRUMP: My goals are extremely high for my music career. With the release of my first mix-tape on LiveMixtapes and Datpiff, my goal is to reach 100,000 views. At least one year after my mix-tape release, I would like to have my music on different stations across the country. I have allotted myself 5 years to be a Grammy award nominated music artist. In 10 years, I would like to still be working as an artist as well as hold an A&R position for a major record label.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
D.TRUMP: My debut single “Dopeman Spokesman” is available on iTunes. www.reverbnation.com/dtrump