Out Now Magazine Spotlight series featuring rising rap music star D21 for an exclusive interview
Where are you from?
When did you start making music?
I was 15 when I started writing some notes down. Didn’t take rapping serious at the time but when I started recording my first song my senior year of high school, it popped off. I took rapping serious ever since.
How do you describe your music?
Wavy, Dark, Hard, just some good vibes
Favorite moment from your career?
Meeting & linking with local artists in my hometown & recording with them
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
Travis Scott, Drake, Ye, Future, Uzi among many other artists
What is your producing software?
When I’m recording I use LogicProX, When I’m making beats, I use FLStudio
What other things do you do besides making music?
I draw cartoon characters from tv shows/movies I’ve grown up watching during my life
What is your favorite track of all time?
The World is Yours – Nas
What is your best-producing tip?
Trust the process of making the best song you can ever have, don’t overthink it
Why did you start making music?
One of my friends during my senior year of high school dropped a song on SoundCloud called “Slam Dat” which prompted me to record hella songs after. Music always has been in my life since I was little. It helps me grow as a music artist to get to where I want to get to in the industry.
What are your goals for the future?
Building a strong fan base, working/collaborating with artists like Travis Scott, Young Thug, Drake, Ye, artists I’ve grown up listening to that I idolize, number one songs on billboard & platinum & diamond plaques. Owning a shoe company & clothing line
What advice can you give for young music producers/DJs?
Believe in yourself, work hard & achieve your goals. Don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do it because you can.
Please write a message to your fans.
Thank you for sticking with me over the years as I’ve gone through everything I’ve dealt with over these past few years. I have new music on the way & I have my debut mixtape & album coming soon. Can’t wait to share my new work to y’all. Peace & Love,
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