We have ultimate autonomy to say and do what we want. There aren’t many professions that have that luxury.
I had the privilege to interview Chigago based rapper and producer Dorian who serves as the primary producer and sole MC on his debut project, “The D.U.C.K. Tape“. One of my favorite songs on the album is “All For You (Ode to Motivation)” check out his music and read the interview.
Tell us about your music
With my art, there is something that everyone in the world can relate to. You might be able to relate to police brutality, growing up middle class, or going to college, but I tell stories from so many different perspectives that if you listen intently, you will find something that connects with you. That’s why I annotate all the lyrics on genius.com. The depth of the entendres connects with everyone on some level.
What do you like most about your profession?
That we control our own destiny. The harder we work, the more it pays off. We have ultimate autonomy to say and do what we want. There aren’t many professions that have that luxury.
What’s your favorite album from another artist?
Fav rap albums ever: College Dropout & Graduation – Kanye West, Blueprint – Jay-Z, The Eminem Show – Eminem, Stillmatic – Nas, Back 2 Da Basics – Yo Gotti.
What song of yours are you most proud of?
“Kappa Kappa Gamma (Ode to Misconceptions)” is the song I am the most proud of at the moment. The storytelling on there is amazing. I think I painted a great picture visually for both families. The chorus fits great and I had fun making that beat.
What is the formula for success in the music industry?
There is no formula to success in any industry period. If there was, everyone would be “successful” which in turn would mean no one is successful. Think about it. You just have to do what is best for you what is in your heart. No one can read your soul and tell you where your story goes. Do what feels right and follow through.