Interview with 'DURDY'
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Welcome everyone, as we have introduced to you earlier our New&Rising talent DURDY from Canada, we have done a nice Interview to know him better, check it out!
First I want to thank you guys White Mafia Records for the interview. Im always happy to connect and network with people around the world.
Who are your influences in the game and in your personal life?
My influences in the game right now are too many to write lol. I go from Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled to Dave East and Caskey. I’m more into the underground but I do have some new school artists I’m feeling.
They inspire to me try new things with music being things like switching up my flow or picking a more new school type beat to write to. I will always have my style and bring those bars on new school beats, don’t think I’m going to turn into a Young Thug on yall lol. But yea I’m all over the place with artists these days. But my all-time favourite artist is Mobb Deep and have been the biggest influence in my life music wise.
The biggest influence in my life I would say is my Dad. He's a rock star to me, we share the same passion and when I see him working on new tracks or even talking about plans his band is making to promote themselves it gives me that drive that I need to keep going. He’s been doing music his whole life and I’ve grown to watch it. He had his
ups and downs and always used music as a band aid for his emotional wounds. I would say he wears his heart on his
sleeve but more like he wears it on his guitar lol. But yea love ya pops!
If you could compare yourself to an already established artist, who would that be and why?
Let’s see... I’d say I got the flow of Royce da 5'9", The wordplay of Apathy,
And the passion of Vinnie Paz. That would be the closest artists I can compare myself to.
Who is your hero?
My Dad. He's had a lot of tough times in his life and bounced right out of it changing things to make it better. Shows me I can do the same.
He’s also taught me to never give up on my dream.
Give this guy a red cape already!
What do you think your listeners will get out of your music?
I know what my listeners get out of music because they will find me on Facebook or Instagram and message me how its helped them through rough times. I don’t like knowing how much people are hurting out there but I’m glad my music can help them make things better.
Its life we all go through some shit and to have music here to help you escape is a blessing.
Music healsand I’m happy I have this gift of creating it.
What were you thinking about when your songs are developed? Explain your process.
Everything I write about is either a life experience or a short story for your ears I made up, Like a short novel. Sometimes it’s like writing a book but turning it into music. I don’t do that a lot but I have done it.
For example, if you listen to my song "My Girlfriend" about a lonely heroin addict who overdoses and dreams of being with a girlfriend he has always wanted.
I didn’t go through that myself but I wanted to mentally put myself in that addict’s mind and tell a twisted dark story.
I have seen a lot of drugs and very depressing things in my life so it wasn’t hard to paint that picture.
What made you want to get into the business?
I never wanted to get into the business side of music.
I just wanted to create songs to make people move or think more about things in life. But doing this for 12 years, I’ve started selling merchandise and running things like video cyphers and selling production.
So, yea I guess I’m more into the business side then I ever was. I would love to
eventually own my own label and sign other artists.
What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in life?
I haven’t felt a stab in my heart until I lost my cousin. We were very close and she died 3 years ago, in a tragic car accident. She was like my sister. She would always drive an hour to my crib to hang out with me and my friends and stay up late talking about life.
I love her to death and miss her very much.
You can check out my video on YouTube
called "Hold on" which I wrote about the loss of her.
What do you hope to do with your music?
Simply have it heard worldwide and gain a bigger fan base. Motivate listeners and inspire them. That’s it.
Are there any questions that you were expecting that I didn’t ask and want to answer?
I was expecting you to ask me how long I’ve been doing music and what got me into music. Which I get asked all the time in interviews, lol.
It’s always a question but I like that you have different types of questions that I’ve never answered before.
Props on your interviewing game ahata.
Do you have your own songs in your favourite playlist?
To be honest I don’t have any of my songs on my playlist. Like I do have my albums and singles on my phone that I listen to but I don’t mix any in with the artists I listen to. If I’m in the mood to listen to my own shit I will.
And when I do listen to my songs its mostly because I want to hear what maybe I can work on and do better.
Always perfect your craft. It takes years to finally find your voice and flow, don’t get it twisted.