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Q&A with Dymes [Profile]

Seattle, WADymes is an American emcee with a hard hustle and a solid team. Currently based in Seattle, Dymes has sought out management from Vancouver based firm Son of the Snow – who also manages Vancity sweetheart Elaine Shepherd – and is on his grind to reach out as far as he possibly can. With a spot on the Coast2Coast mixtape along with a handful of other projects, Dymes is sure to get some new attenti0n in the near future. Check out are latest Prolific Profile with Dymes after the jump.

Q&A with Dymes [Profile] -

HipHopCanada: How do you define hip-hop, and where do you feel you fit into that definition?

Dymes: To me, hip-hop is something us artists can create to express ourselves with words, in anyway we see fit – good or bad situations. I fit into hip-hop because it’s apart of who I am; I can let the world get to know who Dymes is through my music.

HipHopCanada: What drives you to stay in a business that is rarely profitable and highly competitive?

Dymes: I stay in this business because I have love for music, period. I don’t see it as competition, I see it as a way to express my day to day life for all who enjoy good music – but it doesn’t hurt to profit from it either.

HipHopCanada: Where are you based specifically?

Dymes: Currently I’m based out of Seattle, Washington.

HipHopCanada: How has living there influenced your sound?

Dymes: It’s had a positive effect on me, it’s a great city. The people there that support what I do really let me know that what I say in my music has had a positive impact on there lives – and that’s a great Feeling.

HipHopCanada: Who is your primary fan base?

Dymes: I would say your average young adult, high-school and college kids who like to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest.

HipHopCanada: What tips would you give young artists coming up, or what do you wish someone would have told you when you first started out in the hip-hop industry?

Dymes: I would tell young artists that there’s more to this business than just getting in the studio. You need a strategy to market and promote yourself to the world. Most importantly, you need a team that believes you can make it as much as you do – that’s the secret to success.

HipHopCanada: In which ways do you interact with your community?

Dymes: I’m active in volunteering and charity work. I believe it’s the right thing to do and it also makes me feel good knowing I can help Someone else in need.

HipHopCanada: Which artists have you worked with that left an impression on you, and why?

Dymes: I would have to say Elaine Shepherd. She’s very talented, an amazing singer and has really taught me a lot about the business.

HipHopCanada: Which Canadian artist would you most like to collaborate with?

Dymes: If I could choose, I would definitely say Drake. That man is on another level and he’s changing the game right now.

HipHopCanada: Tell us about past and present successes, as well as future projects?

Dymes: I’ve done several successful shows and released a few projects. Most recently, I made it onto Coast2Coast mixtape vol. 236. Also, the release of my debut EP Silver Haze Sessions. Now I will continue to work hard and put out quality music for my fans.

HipHopCanada: Any last words for the HipHopCanada online community?

Dymes: I want to thank all my fans for the love and support they’ve shown me since I started. You guys are really the inspiration for what I do and everything I achieve from this is another step towards success, for us – Dymes.

Photography by KassKills for HipHopCanada

Twitter: @Dymes1 | @Sotspro

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Kassandra has her hands in several cookie jars. Born in Ontario but raised on the West coast, she is currently located in the wonderfully diverse East side of Vancouver. With a passion for all things creative KassKills is a hair stylist by day and HipHopCanada's West Coast Regional Editor by night. Music and public relations are her true passions and although she didn't inherit the talent of her musician father she makes her mark on the industry through other avenues. By night you can catch KassKills at almost every Vancity hip-hop show, shaking hands and snapping photos while covering and supporting the local music scene. On top of that she works closely with one of the cities most reputable concert promotors, Timbre Concerts. Kass is a hustler by nature and works hard to play a key role Vancity's hip-hop scene. Over the years she has seen, photographed and interviewed many of hip-hop's top artists such as T.I, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Noreaga, Black Milk, Waka Flocka, Ab-Soul & Dizaster.

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