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Prolific Profile: Original Dboy [Interview]

Vancouver, BCOriginal Dboy has the right amount of hustle and drive to take him to the next level in the rap game. A money-maker with strict motivation there’s not a care in the world stopping him from getting what he wants – and he’s taking Vancouver hip-hop by the balls and shaking it up a bit. Be on the lookout for Original Dboy and get to know him better with our recent Prolific Profile after the jump.

Prolific Profile: Original Dboy [Interview] -

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

Original Dboy: Hip-hop is a way of life! A life that I have lived since a child, music being the main element I became attached to. I fit in like a glove. I’m the truth. Hip-hop is all about being real. Niggas wanna hear real stories, real problems, real facts from real niggas.

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

Original Dboy: I do it because I love music – that’s it, that’s all. I’m not too concerned about the industry money yet but I’ll always find profit. I’m a money magnet! I’m just trying to tell the world my take on life, really. I’ll get paid regardless.

HipHopCanada: Where are you based specifically?

Original Dboy: The “V” [Vancouver] is home base but I gotta condo in the Dot. You can catch me all over, I’m really nomadic.

HipHopCanada: How has living there influenced your sound?

Original Dboy: It really hasn’t. My work and life experiences are probably the most influential aspects in my music.

HipHopCanada: Who is your primary fan base?

Original Dboy: Dope boys, trappers, hustlers and any real nigga that recognize real music. Oh and I most definitely can’t forget about the haters, they gonna luv that shit too.

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?

Original Dboy: If you want shit done, do it yourself. Ain’t no one giving a nigga shit. If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it, and when you can, buy 3. And don’t trust anyone – that ain’t your fam – that says “trust me”.

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

Original Dboy: [Laughing] Strictly business!

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

Original Dboy:  I learn something from everyone I fux with, but my boy Big Skip taught me a lot of the ins-and-outs of the industry that have proven to be quite knowledgable.

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

Original Dboy: I’d do a track with anyone real that makes good music. But if I had to choose one it would have to be Drake. Who the fuck wouldn’t wanna go platinum?

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

Original Dboy: All my successes have been in the streets. I’m a work-a-holic. Anything you do, if you work your ass off it’s gonna pay off. And my ass happened to be master of my trade so I have been quite successful. As for the future, the sky is the limit.

HipHopCanada: Any last words for the HipHopCanada online community?

Original Dboy: It’s time Canada. No more fuckery. Put your spray cans and backpacks down, dust off your uncalibrated Ohaus scale and go grab a stack a hunnids from the block. Real niggaz already know what’s good. Get at me on Twitter or Instagram @TheOriginalDboy for booking or inquiries


Twitter: @TheOriginalDboy



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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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