I am excited to introduce you to an incredible rapper and singer, Dyve. Below is his interview along with links to his music. Enjoy!
Dyve (pronounced dive)
Rapper / Singer.
Describe your style.
I create a variety of Hip-Hop / R&B music that ranges from pop-tinged funk to hard trap music. I create whatever I am inspired to create.
Who or what has been the greatest influence on your style?
A lot of my Hip-Hop influence derives from lyrical artists such as Kanye and J Cole. My lyrics are my life story and I want that story to be told. However, I listen to every genre of music. I feel each genre sparks inspiration for my music writing.
How did you get started in your career?
I sort of fell into my career. I've always had a love for music but never thought that I would be doing it for a living. After showcasing my talent of freestyle rapping at a college party; I got asked if I wanted to make a song with a producer. I didn't care to be a rapper but thought it might be something fun and creative to do. Next thing you know I'm getting asked to do shows with Ying Yang Twins and Lil Dicky. I found a love for performing and creatively expressing my talent.
What struggles or barriers did you face or are you facing to promote yourself and your work?
The hardest struggle with promotion is that the product I'm trying to sell is me. How do you tell everyone about your product, without the appearance of boasting and arrogance, since the product is literally yourself? Not to mention, everyone is always shoving new music in your face in 2022. Should I spam everyone I know and lose that humble relationship? Or does it better my career somehow?
What life lessons have you learned and how have they influenced your style?
The most impactful life lesson I have learned is fighting the urge to fail. I've been pursuing this career for 7 years and only recently started seeing success in my music. You see way too many stories of musicians who release one song and overnight become a success. It builds an unrealistic story in every artist’s head, that they only need to try hard for one song, and then they will be successful. I've seen so many amazing artists give up, because they didn't, "Blow Up" when they thought they were going to. Working on my mental strength and bettering myself has helped influence my music because I write music as an extension of my life. Sometimes you don't realize how deep the hole is you have dug yourself until you climb out of it. I'm always trying to better myself.
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What is your website and social media for my readers to be able to follow you?
(This is a link to all of my music and social media)