IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
DOC NICE: Brooklyn, New York, home of the greatest to ever live. Biggie Smalls was born and raised here, as well as Jay Z. Tupac was born here also. I’m from where the greats make it out of.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your musical background?
DOC NICE: I started rapping at 7 years old, watching my older cousin rapping in his room, wanting to be just like him. We all get inspired by people we want to be like and I copied people like Papoose and 50 Cent verses and acted like they were my songs just so I can rap with him. I was getting so
much love from people hearing a young kid rapping I just didn’t want to stop. Probably around ten or eleven years old I started writing my own songs
just for the love from other people. As I got a little older I began to love it myself, that same cousin I wanted to be like took me to the studio
when I was 14 and I’ve been growing strong ever since.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music
DOC NICE: I got a voice and I need to be heard but in that same breath my biggest inspiration right now is my city. I’m tired of hearing all these artists down talking New York like we didn’t start real hip hop. Some of people in the industry that are from New York don’t represent the city the way it needs to be represented; I’m here to change that.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
DOC NICE: My songs are about pain, joy and real life experiences we all go through. Listening to me you know why a kid hustles and his thought process behind every sale. You know why mothers risk everything they got for the life of their child. You know what it’s like working a 9-5 with bigger dreams than cleaning a toilet. You know why people are the way they are. Whether it is stuck in their ways or successful, I tell you how we are products of our environment and why we do what we do.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base towards?
DOC NICE: Anybody that’s not sitting around waiting for a handout. I know what it’s like waking up dumb early for work every day. I know what it’s like not being able to enjoy life the way you want. I know what it’s like to hustle and save every dollar you get. I know what it’s like to grind from the mud. I can relate to anybody in the world. I want my fan base to be anyone grinding.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
DOC NICE: As far as recording, Meek mill and n J.Cole. Two way different artists, from different lives, that brings two different styles to the table. One got that flow and lyrics. One is more storytelling and getting inside the thought process. I love everything those artists do. Troy Ave is kind of how I want my career to be like. Staying true to myself and my city and getting everything I deserve whether it be independently or not.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
DOC NICE: Real. Everything I say has a story behind it or a meaning to it, if you ask me about any line and what it means I’ll give you the back story to it. My energy on every single track will make you feel like you were there when these situations I speak of occurred. I’m different and God sent. If you listen or watch one of my videos you would see for yourself.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artist?
DOC NICE: I’m true to myself, a lot of other artist put on a front for different crowds. And try to be something they’re not for the attention of people they want to be like. I’m fine not being a gangsta. I’m fine not being a nerd. I’m fine not being at every party. I’m fine not being an alcoholic or a smoker. I stand out by just being me. I have an aura to me that only God can give. I have the look, the sound, the voice, the swag. That’s just how God made me. You can’t pick how you look or how you sound, that’s something God gives you. I’m the one in a million that God handpicked.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some of the hardest challenges you had to face in your career?
DOC NICE: Just dealing with being let down. I had so many doors shut on my face. First I was too young, and then I needed more experiences. The hardest challenge in my music career, or even life, is getting back up when they kick me back down. The path is never easy. Anything worth having is hard to come by. I shed so many tears over my music career but I keep persevering. I keep going, when they tell me I can’t, I show them 1,000,000 reasons why I can and I will.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
DOC NICE: I’m working on an EP called “#ImSoNewYork” which represents everything I am. I have a project with Papoose you can find on Complex TV. You can expect project(s) with me and Method man in upcoming weeks as well. Also, Tru Life, who used to signed to Roc, will be released from jail in October and we will definitely be hitting the streets hard with new music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
DOC NICE: In 5 years I’m going to be a millionaire. In 10 years I’m going to have my whole family working, I’m going to be bigger than music.
I’m going to be an entertainer hopefully starring in movies. I’m going to open up a Starbucks and I don’t even like coffee, maybe open it and LA. I’m going to have a nice house with every car I ever wanted and my whole family is going to be eating because of me.
How can your fans access your music and contact you? I don’t have fans, all I have is Supporters and I appreciate every single one of them. I’m mostly on Instagram @DocNice Instagram: DocNice, email: Carlosmoreira7@yahoo.com ,DocNiceMusic@aol.com www.youtube.com/youngjennings3
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