D.O: Well, I have been writing since I was 9 years old, but never really was financially stable enough to afford studio time. In December of 2011, I was offered free studio time. Ever since then I have been able to record and pursue my music career the way I want. My fan base has been growing rapidly ever since.
IAA: What inspired you to pursue music?
D.O: I just love music all around, in every way. I love giving my fans the music I love to hear. The feedback I receive keeps me pushing out new music. Music is my life, my dream, and my ambition. I will always pursue music despite any obstacles. My biggest inspiration comes from my fans. My fans are my family.
IAA: What are your songs about?
D.O: My songs are about different things. I write about what I have experienced in life and what I set out to be in the future. I like to make party music, storytelling music, and anything thrown my way.
IAA: Do you write your own music?
D.O: Yes, I write my own music. All around it’s the best part about making it.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
D.O: My biggest influence would have to be Eminem. I listen to a lot of MGK. He is one of my biggest influences as of now.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
D.O: I would describe my music in a few different ways. Depending on what I am aiming for, I would say I like to make story telling, lyrical, and party/club music. I like to make music that my fans want to hear. I want to make music that you can feel, relate, and bob your head too.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
D.O: I believe that no two artists are the same. I have my own flow and personality. I feel that my outlook on music is very different from most peoples. Every song I make I feel like I can do better. I inspiring myself to do better each time, on each track.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on? – D.O: Currently, I am working on a few singles. I am also working on my second mix-tape that will be titled “Still Breathing”. It’s called “Still Breathing” due to surgery I just recently had on my lung. My lungs collapsed 3 times and this 3rd time they decided to do surgery. I now have a 95% chance it will never happen again because nothing is guaranteed 100%. Going thru this career of music not letting anything stop me. Music is my passion.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself on 10 years?
D.O: My career goals are to inspire and change lives through music. I would also love to tour the world. In 10 years, I see myself still making music, inspiring, and changing peoples’ lives. I would also love to have toured the world and help younger, upcoming artists reach their goals as musicians as well as I can.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
D.O: My music can be accessed on many different sites like www.reverbnation.com/dopinker , www.youtube.com/dylanopinker , and www.facebook.com/d.opinker . I can also be contacted by fans at DoMusic100@yahoo.com and www.twitter.com/domusic100.