IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO TO KNOW – D.O.- ILLINOIS’ HOTTEST STAR

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DOIAA:  What is your music background?

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.

 

 

 

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91 COMMENTS

  1. Incredible human being been through so much and always thinking about his fans. Couldn’t ask any more of him can’t get enough of his music keep doing your thing can’t wait to see what lies ahead for this extremely talented young man!

  2. His music is seriously amazing, i listen to every song about forty times a weeks. Hes very inspirig to all the wrong people in the world woth medical issues and want to persue a goal. Hes truely a hero for actually making it this far. If i wanted to ever listen to music… D.O. ALL THE WAY!

  3. D.O you are a very awesome and wonderful person. When I first started listing to your music it just hit me and i loved you music. It was like a awesome feeling where I found some great music to listen to. I think u are a great music player and you should continue doing this type of stuff. Don’t stop your dream for any reason. We all love you very much your family and your fans and friends.

  4. He is truly my go to person for music what ever mood I’m in he always has a song that makes my mood awesome he is a awesome person in general he i asked for him to play my party n said yeah but my parents wouldn’t let it happen but it still shows he’s willing to make one of his biggest fans happy.
    He’s the best I think it be a lose for you guys not to agin this amazing performer

  5. Dylan, you’re such an amazing artist & i’m soo glad to be a part of your life! we’ve been friends since we were young & i knew you were big into music, but i never knew you would make it this far! you’ve been thru hell & bak to make it to where you are today & you’re sucj an inspiration to me! i’m proud to call you my friend dylan opinker! i know you’ll make it so far & i’m looking forward to everyday tht i see you succeed! you have so many fans & friend standing behind you full of support no matter what happens! you deserve every bit of success! i love you dylan! <3

  6. He truly is inspiring. He’s been through a lot, but never let’s anything hold him back. He inspires me to keep going when things get rough. His music is amazing! If I ever have a down day, D.O. music lifts me up. D.O. and his music are amazing!

  7. He is such an inspiration, once I heard about his fight with his lungs collapsing I started listening to his music and automatically fell in love with his music. Keep going with your music I can’t wait to hear more!(:

  8. D.o.:
    What a great inspiration he is. He makes me see the value I life I adore him. He isn’t like most musicians. He actually talks to his fans. I messaged him and told him how much I loved his music and he actually replied.greatest thing ever. He is such an inspiration to everyone. I absolutely love him!

  9. You do good D.O, keep on fighting through every obsticale as it just keeps on inspiring everyone. You are truly an inspiration to everyone who either has a goal or who has has medical issues, you help them to keep on fighting through to get to the top. Your music is great as is your personality, you have done good with writing and recording your songs and I hope to hear more from you in the Future! Once again Good Job D.O and keep on being amazing 🙂 Dont let anything bring you down because you are special and dont ever forget that or let anyone/thing let you doubt it!

  10. Dylan’s music is official, and the story he tells, his story, is an inspiration to a lot of people. He has been through a lot and he still keeps pushing on. Right on dude. You inspire me and my friends. I was bumping your music at a party last night, and everybody loved it. Keep doing big things bro.

  11. He is such an inspiration to me, and my friends.
    I have even made a lot of friends through his music,
    And I know I could make more if he was a published
    Artist. He reminds me never to give up. And he will always
    Be my favorite musician!

  12. D.O is an awesome guy. He Relates with his fans. Talks to them and coaches them By the thigs he has been threw in his own life. Some of us have had oppurtunities and some have dreamed of it. He is doing what we all wish we could do and is goin a long way to make them fill like they are part of this. He is an awesome guy and very talented. We all hope to be buying hia tickets someday. To know that the support we are putting forward would be awesome to actually see pay off. He deserves it and hopes he gets it. TEAM D.O

  13. He is so inspiring. I have fibromyalgia, diagnosed at the age of 14 and now 17. And I’ve always thought “I have this disease, I can never reachy dream.” But he shows that it is truly possible and it’s making me want to try again.

  14. I’ve been friends with dylan from the start he’s very good at what he does even if he free styles! he’s amazing i knew you were going to go far in what you love your lyrics inspire me to live on you’re amazing dylan!GO D.O

  15. Your music is awesome! It really has meaning to it. And it comes from life experiences. And i hope this gets you big someday man. You’re a great person, and singer!

  16. I met this young man about 4, maybe 5 years ago. What touched me the most about him, is that he had this amazing smile. He has been through alot with his health, but has come through with Gods help. He is an amazing singer, amazing person, and I am proud to say that I got to meet him. He comes from a very loving family, (who I also know). I hope that D.O. goes far with his music. He has great potential. I’m 59 years old, and I listen to his music. I hope we all can support him in what he does in his future.

  17. Im a rapper too im 14 and D.O has inspired me so much. I just wish i can follow in his foot steps and get this cloe to being famous. GO D.O U ROCK

  18. D.o is an inspiration to everyone, he’s a really good singer and music writer along with support if you need help with a piece you are writing or on helping realize you can do it. I love his voice.

  19. I usually just stick to country music but he has changed my perspective on more modern music. I fully support him and I hope he goes far because I would love to hear him on the radio!

  20. He’s amazing he inspired so many and his music is out of this world! much love goes out to him. <3 thank you D.O you inspired me so much.

  21. He’s amazing he inspired so many and his music is out of this world!
    Much love goes out to him. <3 thank you D.O you have inspired me and you're just so sweet and strong for getting through your past and now look where you are. <3

  22. I hope they see like we see how terrific of a music artist you are . All your fans love you and your music…I love to here your music..keep up the good work. Your going places.,that’s a FACT….

  23. All I can say about D.O. is that he deserves to have it all. He has been through so much, and I wish him the best of luck. And his music… Wow! His lyrics are so heart felt. I think everyone can relate to them. His music is AMAZING, his story is inspiring, and he is a wonderful person. I wish D.O. the best of luck! Can’t wait to see him in the spotlight!

  24. I don’t know Dylan personally but his story has amazed me! He’s such a strong person and his music inspires me. I know that he will go far in life and will accomplish anything he sets his mind to! I know he’s impacted many of his fans lives. 🙂

  25. I think your music is great and you are a very talented, passionate young artist. The people most passionate about their career are the ones that make the greatest impacts. I wish you the best of luck!

  26. I often listen to your music while I write. 🙂 It helps set the mood of the stories I wish to tell. So thank you!

  27. Speaks from the soul. If you ain’t listening to d.o you ain’t listening to hip hop. And haters feel free to come over and such my dogs red rocket

  28. D.O. you are an inspiration to all your young fans going for your dream. I have followed my dream of returning to college and getting my degrees and I am about at the end of my second degree. My dream is coming to an end and yours is just beginning. Keep pushing for your dream to come true and inspire all your fans to follow there dreams. The offer of studio time for you to record your music was meant to be and the timing was just right.Keep releasing your songs and this fan will keep listening. Stay safe and well.

  29. D.O you are amazing! Your music inspires everyone & you deserve this no doubt about it, already saving money for concert tickets for when you come to Jersey!(:

  30. Very inspirational, highly motivated no bump on his road can stop him from being on top cant wait to see you make it big! D.O

  31. D.O. you are an inspiration to all your young fans going for your dream. I have followed my dream of returning to college and getting my degrees and I am about at the end of my second degree. My dream is coming to an end and yours is just beginning. Keep pushing for your dream to come true and inspire all your fans to follow there dreams. The offer of studio time for you to record your music was meant to be and the timing was just right.Keep releasing your songs and this fan will keep listening. Stay safe and well.

  32. This kid is gonna go places one day. He’s got the heart to do it and he sure as hell won’t quit and if you think he will, look at everything he’s been through. 3 lung collapses and still making music? If that isn’t love then I don’t know what is. I say you give him a chance. Much love from the ATL D.O. Keep it up.

  33. Dylan and I come from the same area. The kid has worked his butt off to get the following that he deserves. He has an excellent work ethic and drives to inspire others with his music. He isn’t like the mainstream garbage, he broadcasts about real stuff. He is well beyond his age, not in the industry but on a maturity level. He creates all his stuff from scratch, not like Flo Rida stealing instrumentals from other. His beats and rhymes come from his heart. He has overcome diversity and haters with the struggle he had in his surgery a few months ago. The young grasshopper could be huge with the proper mentor and has a bright future. Support his music anyway that you can.

  34. Dylan man you have worked your ass off to get where your at! You inspire many with your music and shown many that nothing is impossible if their is will, and thats something everyone sees in you. Im proud of you man. Hands down, strongest person I know.I look forward to seeing more music produced by you. Keep doin your thing and rememer omly the strong survive!

  35. Dylan, your lyrics are truly inspiring. You are such a talented guy. Keep up the good work & I know you’ll go far in life.

  36. Very experienced in his lyrics, nice hearing a new song from him because you can tell hes putting in time for his music and his fans, deserves way more support and fans!

    Go D.O.

  37. With everything he’s been through and still going through,he’s never given up on his dreams,I wish him all the best,he deserves a big break,looking forward to hearing more from him.

  38. Dylan’s music is official, and the story he tells, his story, is an inspiration to a lot of people. He has been through a lot and he still keeps pushing on. Right on dude. You inspire me and my friends. He’s an amazing artist! He deserves the best.. He’s an amazing person and he deserves to go big. He creates all his stuff from scratch, not like other artists stealing instrumentals from other. His beats and rhymes come from his heart. He has overcome diversity and haters with the struggle he had in his surgery a few months ago. Keep releasing your songs and this fan will keep listening. Stay safe and well. Cant wait to see you make it BIG!!!

  39. Wow, I hope this is first of many interviews! I think you’re amazing, and really are an inspiration to many young people 🙂 keep up the good work D.O and stay true to yourself!! Awaiting you’re next song patiently…. Take care X

  40. Some people in this world can actually triumph over anything, man I’m tellin ya your music is killer. I’m sure you’ve got those people that tell you your no good, haters gonna hate though bout all that can be said bout that. You keep doin what you are doin buddy an people gonna be watching you on tv soon for sure! Props to ya man catch that DREAM an live it bro.

  41. Some people in this world can actually triumph over anything, man I’m tellin ya your music is killer. I’m sure you’ve got those people that tell you your no good, haters gonna hate though bout all that can be said bout that. You keep doin what you are doin buddy an people gonna be watching you on tv soon for sure! Props to ya man catch that DREAM an live it bro.

  42. You’re so inspiring, your music helps me get through everything life throws my way, as I’m sure it does many other people. Thank you for making music and for being such a good influence and for helping me, and others through tough times. Keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to hearing more from you in the future.

  43. Read your story a few months ago and then listened to your music. I qas pleasantly surprised & have been a fan since. I wish you nothibg but success in all you do. ♥

  44. It’s refreshing to see such positivity in the music industry. He makes a habit of staying connected with his fan base and staying connected with his love of music.

  45. What i listen to to get through the day i had your mixtape on shuffle on my ipod i love it keep it up new music soon please!!

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