Dveus Dee aka DeAauta M. Wallace is a California native born in San Francisco. She moved to San Jose at an early age to start a new life on the East Side of San Jose later moving to the South Side of San Jose where she planted her feet in the concrete. Her love for music was from day one. Introduced by all types of music she learned to appreciate the difference of sound. Ranging from soul to funk, pop, rock, and the blues. She learned to play the drums at 7 years old and learned to write poetry by the age of eight. Dveus Dee loved to play basketball, but music was here true passion and first love. She played the drums all the way until High School even in the church choir. Dveus Dee started Deejaying as a hobby and by the early nineties she was in all female group called The Mac Mama Posse as their DJ. Dveus Dee credits all female rappers from the beginning for her passion to be the best. Looking up to female MC’s and Male MC’s in the Bay Area and East Coast gave her a broad range to create her own unique style. Keep a look out on future things to come from her. In 2012 she hooked up with San Quinn at a show. They were connected by the music. She released two singles with San Quinn. Quinn gave her a chance Dveus Dee is now on the Done Deal Ent roster with a label with nothing, but, pure talent. Stay tuned there is more of her than meets the eye. If she is to be defined street classy would fit her perfectly. All the way out the box with her way of delivering messages in a song. She is a walking book never holding back. Dveus Dee Quoted. “I love to make music to paint a picture. My canvas may vary on how deep I go in. It’s all hustle and never nothing personal it’s also a lot of business. I battle myself so I can be the best me. I never feel like I have to compete with others there is enough to go around.” Keep your ears open and your minds she will take you on a roller coaster ride you will never forget.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
DVEUS DEE: I was born in San Francisco CA in the Fillmore district. At the young age of one my family migrated to San Jose CA to give me a better chance of having a diverse environment. I learned to be able to interact with other people of all nationalities. I wouldn’t probably be who I am today if they had not made that move. Not being raised by my birth parents, but raised by my great aunt and my great uncle was a battle for me but, would be the fuel behind my music my pain, and my drive to become who I am now.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
DVEUS DEE: Well my family has a major role in why I eat, sleep, and breathe music. Both sides of my family are musically inclined. My parents and, uncles, aunties, cousins, nephew, and the list goes on and on. My mother’s side as well as my birth father’s side of the family deep rooted in church background especially my mother’s father. My grandfather Rev. Raymond Mosely could sing like a bird flying around in a summer breeze. My uncle Wendell on my father’s side could play any instrument by ear. I must get that from him. I also can play the bass guitar by ear. I remember my early years growing up my parents gave me a choice on what instrument I wanted to play and I said the drums. They were shocked at first, but rhythm is something I never had a problem with. At the age of seven I really got into drumming and that followed me all the way into high school. I started playing the drums for my uncle’s church until I was seventeen. I use to make mixtapes by using my bass amp and hooking it up to my turntables and my Nintendo and recording video games sounds with my scratches. I love all genres of music I don’t discriminate. There would be no rap if there was no blues.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
DVEUS DEE: I feel my music is like how an author feels about a novel they have written. I put a lot of time and effort into my music. I feel a freedom that comes by being able to create myself as an artist. It’s like painting a picture, but in words. I want people to understand that music is for everyone to enjoy even if its music they don’t listen to.Music is so universal if produced the right way it can’t be denied. I feel that just like an art show that’s how I want to present my music it’s a form of art on different levels.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
DVEUS DEE: Usually I write about my surroundings, my life the things I have really been through. Everything I write about is a lot of my life story. Sometimes I write about a friend that had a bad breakup or sometimes I can be in a store and see a couple and play off how they interact with each other. My songs are truly from my heart and another galaxy. I think above the norm.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
DVEUS DEE: Of course I try to direct my music to an older crowed, but I noticed a lot of it goes between the ages of thirteen through forty-four. I prefer it to be eighteen and up, but that’s why I make sure I do explicit and clean versions for my songs. I had a lot of music thrown away growing up because of the language content. So I know that keeping it clean is not a bad thing to do. I want all walks of life and all ages to enjoy my music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
DVEUS DEE: Well it started off with John Coltrane, B.B. King, a lot of the rolling twenties sound Billie Holiday. What really grabbed me was when I learned that music was birth through other music. A lot of the rock bands I listened to like The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles it all led back to The Blues singers and guitar players. My household was a mixture of Carole King, and Bob Dylan, and all soul music meaning the Motown sound, and the “TSOP” The Sound of Philadelphia.
Having such a mashed up genre of old soul and classic funk how could I go wrong. I have to say my greatest inspiration was Guru from Gang Star. I met him back in 1997 was coming from Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope Tour in Concord CA. We happened to meet in a drive thru and he was surprised that I even knew who he was from that day I knew what I really wanted and that was to share my gift of words with the world. His word was never give up even if they slam the door in your face. Believe in you when no one else does, and know that you are the greatest you! Man since that day things have never been the same.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
DVEUS DEE: Hip-Hop with a twist not gangsta music but of a more poetic color of different hues of all genres smashed into one. I live and I think outside the box. I dare to go deep inside myself where some people dare not to go. Gritty, but not grimy. I’m more of a storyteller that keeps you on edge coming from a female perspective with a male attitude. I have mind that travels thousands of thoughts in one second. I like to make my music reach male or female young or old. I like to be classy and dress up my music to appeal to any taste, color or creed. Being a poet with rhythm and style. I do it all I’m like a chameleon when it comes to laying down every word twisted to whatever it needs to be.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
DVEUS DEE: I’m a nomad by nature. I cant sit still for along period of time, and that is how I see myself as an artist. I’m always trying new ways to reinvent myself over, and over again. I stand out because I’m an open book I hide behind no fads. I feel like I’m a traveler from another time and space. While everyone else is trying to emulate someone else I’m creating a better me musically soulfully, and spiritually. I am just being who I’m suppose to be. I become music. Every note every sound. That’s what makes me stand out.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
DVEUS DEE: Well I did a full album with San Francisco’s well know rapper named San Quinn I’m featured on both his mixtapes cd’s The Mighty Vol 2 and Vol 3. I’m featured on Cl Cliff’s mixtape also another bay area artist. I’m working on an Ep and a mixtape at the same time. The concept is to stay ready for whatever. The music industry is a fast paced competitive business.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 year?
DVEUS DEE: Having the edge and drive to produce and write. I would love to be able to collaborate with other artist with the same drives and vision that I have. I see myself with many different hats. I see myself in ten years with my own label, and to be able to give back to my communities. Help the youth and less fortunate make a way for people that will come behind me to make a difference on a larger scale in the future.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
DVEUS DEE: Well my fans and anybody that wants to get in touch with me can go to my website www.DveusDee.com or by email at email@example.com If you want to collaborate on some music. My website will guide you to all social websites. It’s under construction right now but people still can click on the many sites that is on there. I rather have my own website for people to go to instead of trying to give out flyers with all those social outlets. Even by just going on Google and type in my rap name Dveus Dee it’s going to pull me up.
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