IAA Industry News: What city and state are you from?
FAME D: I was born and raised in East Macon, Georgia. I’m the fourth child; I have two sisters and one brother, a lot of family though.
IAA Industry News:What is your music background?
FAME D:My music background goes far into the past. I’ve been performing music since I was a child in a live band. My mother and father both have traveled the world performing music so it starts with them. My father wrote songs for the S.O.S. Band. My mother has played the flute along side Isaac Hayes. Both attended Morris Brown College to sharpen their musical skills. My great Uncle ,“Robert Scott”, was very influential in the school music curriculum in Central Georgia as well. I’ve been doing rap now for about 10 years and had the chance to record with different artist from all over the world and in studios all over the world.
IAA Industry News: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
FAME D: I love to make music. I want to release music because I love the initial response to my records of my fans and family. I have great fans that are very supportive. Rap music gives me an opportunity to showcase a gift and also get paid to do it. In a way, people relate to music more because it inspires emotion. Recording music is also a good stress and frustration relief outlet as well. Music last forever, melodies and phrases in music can stick with people for a lifetime and help encourage and motivate people in a time of need. We all need music in our lives.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
FAME D: My songs vary in subject. Sometimes I rap about partying and sometimes I rap about struggling. I like to rap about the things I’ve done in my lifetime and situations I’ve been in. Rapping about my life makes it easier to write and get the ideas out because they are fresh in my head. I have interesting experiences and lessons that I have learned in my lifetime. My subject matter when I record depends on the mood at the time. Whatever feels good and sounds great at the time. There have been times where I have recorded songs and not released them or released them later in the year. I love to collaborate as well. New energy and ideas can make new sounds and music is constantly evolving
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:Who is your fan base directed towards?
FAME D: My fan base is directed towards the 14-40 year old crowd. It’s directed towards the people that wanna have fun, people that wanna come up, people that are willing to take a risk to make their lives better─ for the ambitious. I give my fans my real life and hope they enjoy my music. The response is always positive.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:Who are your musical influences?
FAME D: My musical influences come from all over. Like I said earlier, I have a big musical background so I’ve been exposed to all types of music all my life. Tupac, Nas, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, and many of the new artists are always in my ipod. I enjoy jazz too so I always have a little Esperanza Spalding, Amel Larrieux, and Najee. I listen to a lot of the newer artist of this generation as well. I really like what J. Cole and Curren$y are doing with music. Of course the classic rap styles and plenty of the evolving rap styles like Future and Joey Badass. I relate to their music so I use it as inspiration to create my own.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:How would you describe your music to people?
FAME D: I can describe my music with one word, DYNAMIC. Just like life is. As artist we write what we feel. My music will make people feel and think; I also have some songs that will make people wanna party and dance. I’ve received comments from fans that enjoy music a lot. My music is very dynamic.
IAA Industry News: What makes you stand out from other artists?
Fame D: I think I stand apart with my music because I attempt to keep the art form pure in my music. I made mixtapes based on themes and the track-list tell the story of the title from beginning to end. I make the mixtape title the maid idea and the tracks the storyline. It’s how I was introduced to rap and in my opinion, it’s the best way to do it. Sharp lyrics and catchy hooks get the listener hooked as a fan. Plus they can trust it cause they can see me live it daily. Some rap is fabricated and when fans listen to it they feel cheated─ it feels cheap─ I try to keep mine as authentic as possible.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
FAME D: Currently I’m planning release of my latest mixtape “No Vacation“, on my family owned Record label RTB MusiK LLC. The idea comes from the thought of constant progression, even on vacation I’m trying to make something out of nothing. The hustle doesn’t stop. This tape has new production such as Chris Noxx, KE on the Track, Sean Brown, PKBeats and many more. I released a single on August 27, 2015 ,“Smile Again”, produced by Sean Brown of Alumni Records. You can download and listen to this song on my reverbnation and soundcloud page. I’m already in the studio recording the next project. Also I’ve been working with other artist on their projects and starting businesses to support all these projects. New single coming soon called “She Get Money Too”, produced by PKBeats.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
FAME D: I’d like to work with many my favorite major artist, eventually I’d like to have my own nationwide tour or even an international tour. Hope that my opportunity in rap will give others an opportunity to pursue their careers and create their dreams. In 10 years, I see myself more on the executive side of music, still an artist though, I feel as if my rap style will last for a while because of what I deliver and the loyalty of my fans.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
FAME D: You can contact me at my social media sites below:
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