Interview with Sir Don Wayne
What drew you to the music industry?
Growing up in the hood as a kid everybody wanted to be someone. I wanted to generate money so I could take care of my family. I feel the music industry can help me achieve my main objective in life
Who are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by Tupac, Nate Dogg, Big L, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Spice 1, Mc Eiht, DJ Screw, Big Hawk, Fat Pat, Pimp C, Big Moe, Michael Jackson, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Three Six Mafia, Outkast, Goodie Mobb, 8 ball & MJG, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Green, Prince, Evelyn King, Tony Toni Tone, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Robert Johnson, Sam Cooke, Allen Iverson, Anita Baker, Freddie Jackson, Big Mello, GetoBoys, DSR, Magic Johnson, Ray Allen, Joe Frazier Digital Underground, DPG,
Please explain your creative process?
Sometimes I sit in my house and brain storm topics that I want the world to hear. And then I find a beat from my beat collection and start recording.
What an average day for you?
A average day is like every other human on this planet I take care of the real life problems before I play with My dream life.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
I try to have metaphors in each and every project that I do. But any project that I’ve ever done has been a personal real life situation or about someone I knew with a real life story
Do you collaborate with others ? What is that process?
I do Collaborate with a small few, It use to be all in one studio session as a group of artists. But now I collaborate over the internet just because I have my own studio. So if people want to collaborate that will be the best way for now.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
My favorite part about this line of work is making the music and putting it out there, and the least favorite part would have to be dealing with people. Because honestly it’s a gamble dealing with people. You have always know who’s in your best interest.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
In the beginning of my career I did but now It comes natural. It takes time to become one of the greats.
Tell me about your favorite performance venue?
My favorite performance venues are the ones when everyone knows your lyrics and songs that’s the best feeling in the world when people know your words.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your foosteps?
Stay focused, humble, be positive and believe in your self even when life becomes rough. If you have a dream, fight for it to become a reality. Your the only person who can make your life into superstardom.