11/6/10

YouTube Artist of The Month

This month's YouTube Artist of the Month is one of my favorites ever! He goes by the name DeLaZoo and he is probably one of the most talented internet rappers at the moment. Someone really needs to sign him! I did a short Q&A with him, to give you all some more information. Check it out below!

1: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My real name is Devin. I was born in Somerville, New Jersey but been living in Kalamazoo, Michigan most of my life. Started rapping and producing back in my freshman year of high school and kinda kept it since then.
2: What made you interested in rapping, and to make a YouTube account?
My interest in rapping pretty much came from growing up listening to rap. I grew up in the 90s when Dr. Dre, Nas, Jay-Z and all them were popular so I had a lot of exposure to hip-hop and ended up really liking it. I started off writing a couple raps here and there but nothing too serious until I started with YouTube. I would always watch kids like Dyme-a-Duzin, Traphik, and Wax online and saw the huge fanbase they had for unsigned artists, and I liked how tangible YouTube made it to be somewhat famous. Long story short I started uploading rapping/beatmaking videos in December '09 and I guess they just took off from there.
3: Where do you see yourself in in the next five years?
Definitely doing something with music. Of course being a hella successful signed artist would be ideal..but I'd be happy if I were able to make a decent living off of producing/studio engineering.
4: Who are your biggest influences?
Wayyyy to many to list. I particularly admire dudes who both produce and rap such as Dr. Dre, J. Cole, Charles Hamilton, RZA, Eminem, Kanye, Blackmilk, etc., but there's so many other artists I listen to that've helped me develop a style.
5: What advice would you give to people trying to make a name for themselves?
Just do you. It's easy to upload a remix of a Justin Bieber song and get 1,000's of views, but in the end what separates good from great is originality. If you want your career to be more than a mass YouTube following, perfect a style of music that only you can do.

-Jay P-




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dudes sickk. jay p help him out and try to get him signed!

Dope said...

This kids hella dope! My favorite YouTube artist of the month by far

Jade said...

He's hot! (not just rapping wise either ;] )

Anonymous said...

hes so good! can u sign him to jayswag management !

Marcus said...

yooo i went on his page and all his stuff is firee

Anonymous said...

he's amazing! he needs to get signed to a label! put him on jayswag management and help him out dude!