Q&A with Dymes [Profile]
Seattle, WA – Dymes 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.
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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