What’s up DemeGod? Tell us about the Dangerous Musick Ent movement.
Yes sir, I’m up-and-coming rap star formerly known as the rap artist Dangerous. I was signed to North Star Music Group, owned by music’s icon Prince and power attorney Londell Mcmillan. The label fell through and so I decided to go independent. Growing up with family and friends in the industry shaped and molded me to who I am now. I’ve been a part of the New York underground hip hop scene, as well as working behind the scenes. I consider myself a lyricist—a true MC—and I bang on beats reppin’ my city 150% in this hip hop music game. Originally from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. BK all day and banging out of Mount Vernon, NY. I make music for everybody: the model, the stripper, the good girl, the college student, even the pimp, the pusher, dope boys and gangstas, the good tax paying citizen, to the average young teen from 14 years old to young adults 25 to 40 years old in America.
You changed your name from Dangerous to DemeGod. Why and what does it mean to you?
Dangerous was a name I was given back in high school. My peers on the street started calling me that after I had done some bad things to some bad people we had squabbles with, so this has been my name like forever. I then incorporated the name into my Rap identity. Then me and 50 Cent had words, friendly competition turned into something sour. We battled at the infamous Sony Studios in NYC right before he took off with Shady Aftermath. Next thing I knew he had named his character for Majestic artist in his imaginary depiction in his movie Get Rich or Die Trying. But the Dangerous he had playing Dangerous was total opposite of me and, of course, I took it as a subliminal insult. He had met me prior to making the movie and naming the characters. It took me some time to fire back, but eventually we did the “Dangerous Vs. 50 Cent” mixtape. But that’s in the past, and I just wanted a new start. As artists we go through things, we grow and evolve.
What single are you currently promoting?
The song entitled “No Food” featuring Probz. It’s a song outlining single motherhood and the struggle for a young boy coming up in New York City. It’s my story from my eyes growing up with a single mom trying to survive in the big city.
Tell us about the project that the single is on.
The single will be on my mixtape album series coming soon, entitled “DemeGod.” Listeners expect a banging mixtape laced with some of my greatest works. I’m debuting my dedication song to Heavy D on this one as well, so I’m excited about that. To name a few producers and features, I got Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Kanye West, Case, and Doctor Freeze. It will be officially pushed by iStandard promo and Coast 2 Coast DJs. What DJ is hosting it? It’s a surprise people, so stay tuned.
What other ventures do you have going on?
More singles being released digitally, available worldwide online, and more mixtapes are going to be dropping. More videos, more promo tours and concerts, etc. Ultimately I’m looking for a major label situation like distribution or artist situation for the right numbers. Then I have my nonprofit, B.A.D. It is based out of Mount Vernon, NY and is a personal project of mine that I’ve been nurturing. One of my ways to give back to the talented youth in my community, who, like me, didn’t have the means of the knowledge and insight it takes to make the right decisions about their talent, craft, and career choices. My book will be coming out soon, full soundtrack, even possibly the movie sequel to the book, some acting…but I don’t want to get ahead of myself right now. But the future definitely looks productive for me and my company, Dangerous Musick Ent., as a whole.
How are you working to stand out as an artist in a saturated hip hop market?
I’m dedicated to building my brand, image, style, and credibility. My versatility is another plus I may have over a lot of other artists. That’s what a lot of artists lack and will never acquire. I focus on being able to jump on a track with Chris Brown and then turn around 180 and do a song with Waka Flocka.
What’s your opinion of the music industry as a whole?
I think hip hop is in a state of emergency as far as talent goes. Not just New York, but everywhere as a whole, it’s all about money. So the game is saturated with wack new artists. On the flip side, you got these old pioneer rappers that just don’t know how or when to retire to make room for the young and ambitious talented artists.
Where can we find you online?
To check me out log onto
Any last shoutouts?
R.I.P. Heavy D and Trayvon Martin.