IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
D-MONEY: I’m from Omaha, Nebraska.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
D-MONEY: My music background is Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B – it may vary per song.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
D-MONEY: I want to record and release my own music to create a different vision according to the way I see the world and what my world has shown me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
D-MONEY: My songs are about life, struggles, love, accomplishments, evil and good in the world, and my ideals of future improvements on those subjects.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
D-MONEY: My musical influence is Meek Mill because he speaks about doing what you love no matter what you’ve been through and how difficult life has been for you.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
D-MONEY: My music gives different concepts and scenarios of everyday people and how they live. For example… from love, to mixed emotions, hatred, and having or not having money. I also want to give my advice and speak about ways of making better and smarter decisions.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you standout from other artists?
D-MONEY: What makes me stand out from other artists… I think that would be my message and the way I perform. I don’t only rap about one topic in every song. I’m very versatile, using different styles with my music. It’s never boring. I really don’t want every song to sound the same. I’m very passionate about my craft and I rap about stuff that I know, have seen or have done.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
D-MONEY: The hardest challenge I had to face was “getting business ready,” to be able to handle important documents and be able to speak the music language. The way I overcame that was I got in touch with an industry consultant to guide and direct my music career and to give me the proper skills and information to be successful.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
D-MONEY: Upcoming projects I’m currently working on are “ONTOPP CLOTHING” for my fans to support me and my second mixtape named “Day 2”.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
D-MONEY: My career goals are owning my own record label, building a music empire and gaining knowledge of life. I see myself in 10 years as a highly influential rapper for people to look up to, and as a very important and successful business man.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
D-MONEY: They can access my music by downloading and streaming my music at www.reverbnation.com/dmoneythetruth. Fans or anyone else can contact me via email: DMoneyBusiness@Gmail.com, via phone: 402-739-3529, via Facebook: www.facebook.com/dayvon.beckwith, and via Twitter: @DMoney_TheTruth (www.twitter.com/DMoney_TheTruth).