Tell us about yourself and your music
I’m a 16 year old artist from Caribou, Maine. I’ve been writing since 7th grade, which is when I realized God has blessed me with an incredible talent that I can build upon. I love to write music whenever I have free time and love to preform it even more. I hope to reach towns further away in this coming year and get my music out of Caribou.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release was my album “LOVE” which can be found on my YouTube channel. I tried to take my music in a more emotional direction speaking on what has been going on in my life. I also wanted to show my fan base that I don’t just write music for fun. I want to convey a message. And that’s what I tried to do in this album.
What inspired you to write this release?
God. The skits in between each track are a conversation I’m having with God. I knew that He should be incorporated in my next release because He’s done so much for me.
Any plans to release a video?
It would be really cool to release a music video but I don’t think I have the proper tools to do so at this time.
Any plans to hit the road?
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I feel I have the ability to do anything in music. I don’t think there are many artist who can really dabble with any genre. I also feel I bring a new feel to hip hop. I feel that my music can change the stereotype that everyone sets on rap. You don’t have to be a punk or from the streets to be a rapper. That’s what I want to do. Be different. Be myself.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I love Kendrick Lamar. He does his own thing and I love it. I also like to listen to Tech N9ne, he’s an incredible writer and has an incredible brain for music. I love J.Cole, Migos, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean and Kanye West. The list is endless but these are some of the most influential.
Tell us about your passions
I love to play basketball, and I love to run Cross country. I’m a really social person and like hanging out with friends. I just like to be out and about having a good time.
What else is happening next in your world?
I have a building cross country career which I thank God for. I also have a girlfriend who’s always there for me and cares who I’m really thankful for.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Dylan!