Prolific Profile: Disko Boogie [Interview]
Inglewood, CA – From the streets of inner city L.A, Disko Boogie has been heavily grinding his way to success with no intentions of slowing down any time soon. Working with some of the biggest names in the West, Disko is working on branching out – as a producer and MC – as far as he possibly can with his mind set on possibly making a cross border connection in Canada. Check out our latest Prolific Profile with Disko Boogie after the jump.
HipHopCanada: How do you define hip-hop, and where do you feel you fit into that definition?
Disko: I define hip-hop as an art form. I picked it up from artists like Snoop, NWA, 2Pac and others. I feel I am an evolution of the way I perceive the art. I’ve always wanted to add my life experience and opinions to the music I create and produce.
HipHopCanada: What drives you to stay in a business that is rarely profitable and highly competitive?
Disko: The music – plain and simple. It’s in me and is currently profitable for me.
HipHopCanada: Where are you based specifically?
Disko: Inglewood, California – born and raised.
HipHopCanada: How has living there influenced your sound?
Disko: I’m from the streets, from an environment you would expect in inner city L.A and nothing short. My music expresses that I want more and my new experience that I enjoy, escaping.
HipHopCanada: Who is your primary fan base?
Disko: Mainly Californians, French and Japanese. But I’m always looking to expand my fan-base.
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?
Disko: You need to be in the right places. That’s worth 80% more than the music, it’s all about connections.
HipHopCanada: In which ways do you interact with your community?
Disko: I Provide production to local artist. And I make sure I’m present in the city I claim.
HipHopCanada: Which artists have you worked with that left an impression on you, and why?
Disko: Kurupt. His work ethic is crazy and can be a problem. He’s always in control of every aspect of his music. Always writing and in the booth. No bullshittin’.
HipHopCanada: Which Canadian artist would you most like to collaborate with?
Disko: Of course Drake, Bieber and The Weekend but also HeatWave and anyone who is making a name for them self.
HipHopCanada: Tell us about past and present successes, as well as future projects?
Disko: I’m working on STARZonMARZ 3. The first two are getting very popular out here on the Coast. I did a five city tour out in Japan last October that was very successful. I Just did a record with E40 as well as Too $hort. In the past I’ve done tracks with Kendrick, DJ Quik, Snoop, Nipsey Hussle, YG, Problem, Jim Jones, Kurupt and more. So I’m hoping to add more to the list.
HipHopCanada: Any last words for the HipHopCanada online community?
Disko: I’m excited to hopefully break into the Canadian market and do a small tour before I hit Japan later this year. You can download STARZonMARZ 2 for free here and check out the track I did with Nipsey Hussle below.
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