Prolific Profile: Original Dboy [Interview]
Vancouver, BC – Original 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Twitter: @TheOriginalDboy
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