Inspired by all things Tarantino and no stranger to putting out alternative, experimental and hard hitting music, we caught an interview with artist and rapper DJ-V to find out a little more about what drives him and what’s in store for the coming months. Here’s how it went.
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You mention you are inspired by Quentin Tarantino. What is it about his style of work that you find so appealing?
It’s more of the creativity and turn of events that inspires me. It can go from a chill convo to a shootout in seconds. Pulp Fiction inspired my rap style alot because of its edge and grittiness. It gave me a perspective that helped me construct some of the hardest flows possible. Quentin Tarantino is the GOAT man and he will always be my hero whether the rap game likes it or not.
Do you produce your own music, and when creating a new track, do you start with the music, or decide upon a concept and lyrical direction first?
With the beats, no. I hit up my homies for that. A good beat is like a movie set to me. I create the flow as a character and the verses as a script and concept with the chorus being the plot of the scene itself. So you can say I have a complex system in which I break things down on. I think like a director more than a artist sometimes. The crazy part is Im still trying to master the art of making videos.
How important is live music to you as an artist? What has been your greatest live experience so far, and why?
It’s very important. It’s an experience. An opportunity to see if the artist you listen to is who they say to be. Also, for the artist, its another source of connectivity with fans and a beautiful source of revenue. I have not had a live experience that has grasped my attention to be honest. If I do, I’ll let you know for sure man.
What can listeners look out for in the coming months? Have you any plans to tour or collaborate with anyone in particular? Any new releases?
My newest project THE MAD, MAD, MANIAC comes out in a couple months. July 10th, 2017 to be exact. I don’t want to tour just yet. Still building my solid fanbase and gathering up a strict following. I just released a track called BASEMENT on my Soundcloud not to long ago, its a song about my life growing up and it mostly reflects on a motivational point of view. Getting out of that hole. Grinding towards something better. That kind of feel.
Is there anything else you’d like people to know about you, your music, or your plans for the future?
Well, if you want to catch my attention or conversation, play a Tarantino movie, order pizza, and bring over alot of thick girls. My music is for the raw, raunchy, and horrific nature and not intended for the sensitive. I’ll be working on another project titled HAPPY HARRY which will be my first album. My plans for the future? Well, to take over rap and keep it hostage til they run me my check. That’s my plan… oh and to bang Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj, Karruche, Keke Palmer, and many more. Hey, a MANIAC can dream right? Just saying.
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