Dynasti-The Don Diva, formally known as Janeisha Smith, is a small town artist from Des Moines, Iowa; aspiring to share her talent with the world. Having acquired the gift of writing, she embarked on her journey of becoming a legendary phenomenon at the age of 13. Unknowing the reaction to her creations would be so stupendous, she continued to write her life within her songs. The Antidote, is what she calls her music, because regardless of the circumstance music is always the perfect medicine. It allows her to explore different avenues of her mind, exhausting every emotion in order to turn them into Dynasti ammo. Ambitious and dedicated to the lifestyle, Dynasti is on a mission to contribute her Midwest flavor to the industry. Why the name Dynasti? Dynasty with a “Y” defines an empire of powerful ruling figures usually within a family. Dynasti with an “I” slightly means the same thing, however being that she is a party of one the “I” signifies her singularity. As far as Don Diva goes, it speaks for itself.
For 8 years Dynasti has committed herself to perfecting her craft and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. Music is her life and she looks at every opportunity as a chance to give the world a piece of her. Slowly but surely presenting parts of her puzzle in order to complete her life painting. Why give the world that much? It’s all about connecting with her fans, if the people that support her cannot relate then who is to say those that haven’t heard her will. “Give a little to get a little” she says, “Or maybe in this case give a lot to get a lot, either way it has to be done”. It is not about the fame or “living the life” for her it’s more so about proving that there still is genuine good music being made. No one is left out with Dynasti, she tries to reach out to as many people as she can putting forward something that they can feel while still being true to herself. With influences like; Mary J Blige, Usher, Monica, and Jay Z how could she not. It has been a long road to get to where she is now and for that matter why stop? Not only does she possess the drive but also the potential to be a star. So look out world she’s on the move and nothing is going to slow her down.
IAA: What is your music background?
DYNASTI – THE DON DIVA: I started writing poetry when I was 13 years old, and then one day I decided to experiment to see if I could make one into a song. I accomplished that and everyone I showed loved it, so I kept it going. That motivated me to do more, which brings me to where I am today.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: I want to record and release my music because it helps me express myself. If there happens to be someone out in the world that is going through the same thing I am, I just want them to know they are not alone even when they think they are. I want to touch people in all areas of the world with as many aspects of life I can, whether good or bad.
IAA: What are your songs about?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: My songs are about any and everything I go through, witness, and feel.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: My fan base is directed toward the 18-30 range age bracket because of the content of my music.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: I love the old school and meaningful rap so artists such as; Mary J Blige, Usher, Monica, and Jay-Z have influenced me.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: My music is laid back with a smooth vibe type of sound. I have a little bit of everything for everyone. I am a realest, which means my music is not very metaphoric but realistic so to speak.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: I stand out because I have the ability to do so much with my voice whether I am rapping or singing. I can make an R&B song and have people under the impression that I am just a singer and vice versa with rapping. All the while I am diverse with my music and dibble dabble in a little of everything
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: I am currently working on my solo mixtape, as well as other mixtapes with other local artist. I have my hands in many projects at the moment.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
DYNASTI– THE DON DIVA: My career goal is to be successful in what I love, which is my music. I see myself living comfortably, owning my own record label, and being my own boss. In all I am striving to be the best I can be at my craft. I like helping others so I am definitely aiming to give back as much as I can and that includes doing anything in my power to assist anyone with fulfilling their dreams. I also want to put my city on the map to give the world a feel for where I am from.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?