Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DONNY GOINES INTERVIEW



What's good man?  

DG: Everything that's not bad I suppose hahaha. Nah, I'm good bro, can't complain. What good would it do anyway right?

 
You have a successful music career in such a short time of you being in the music world.  What drives you to be successful?

DG: The fear of failure. Funny coincidence, I was talking to a good friend of mines yesterday named Jay Cadet (remember that name) about fear and things we all are afraid of. I think my biggest fear in life is failing at the life goals I set out for myself. Many people  desire fame, money, women, etc. but as for myself the only true thing I want is greatness so I work very hard to ensure my name will be forever mentioned in time.


I know you are from NY, but I see you lived in my hometown of Philly briefly, do you remember anything about Philly?

DG: Of course. I spent many years in Philly and grew up there. I also spent many summers there as a teenager. I have a lot of family out there and love the Philadelphia. I lived in South Philly, Center City, West Philly... Worked at the old Post office on 30th and Market, shopped at the Gallery, order hamburgers from the Chinese store. Philly is my second home next to Atlanta.


How do you feel about the state of hip hop right now?

DG: Shit sucks. Point blank. I hate it. I don't even bother listening to anyone or anybody right now. I can't even tell you the last time I checked out a record unless it was someone whom I personally respect as an artist. Everybody has went soft. It's a rare few that excite me, but for the most part I listen to Elton John. He has a bigger set of balls then most of these artists of today.


Many may not know but I read you do a little bit of production work, are you still actively producing now?

DG: I'm always "producing" in a sense. I'm very hands on in my career and the best way to describe it would be this. I help to complete visions. I couldn't press play in the studio though. I'm just very in tune with things. Hard to explain.

 
Do you ever think NY rappers will dominant hip hop again, cause the south is still holding things down on commercial radio?

DG: At this point, whoever, wherever can do whatever the fuck they wanna do. I'm doing me. Don't care. I'm New York. I'm nice. Get at me.


What do you think about those 360 deals the major labels are giving out, are they good or bad?

DG: I will NEVER sign to a record label. I made a quarter million last year independent. I'll make millions this year. They get no percentage of that money. Keep your little 30k advance. I'm good. 


Who were your biggest music influences?

DG: Lady Gaga, Elton John, Anthony Kiedis/Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks... I'm lost in time.


Is there any rapper out right now you want to do a collab with?

DG: No.

It's always good to have more than one hustle,  I see you are not just a rapper, you own your own company called Ink Different, explain how you started this company and why?

DG: I don't like waiting around for anyone and I don't want hand outs. I do what I want, when I want, however I want and answer only to God. I am a man of many talents, marketing and branding just came natural.


What are your upcoming projects and shows coming up?

DG: Exorcisms/Exodus. Full EP. Chairman of The Boards. Single and Video dropping soon. As for the rest.....


Ok I'm going to wrap this interview up, I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview and I want to say, much success to you and your company.

DG: Much love brother and I appreciate you taking the time out to interview. I'm very grateful. Much love.









                                                The Corporate Artist
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                                                  (C) Donny Goines