DEADRICK is an emerging artist that linked up with our own @djspins for this new installment of Straight Official Sit Downs. The official online site of The Worldwide Fleet DJs, we get you up to speed with new talent from across the land. Check out their one-on-one down below and click here for more issues of Straight Official Sit Downs.
Q&A WITH DEADRICK
How Did You Come Up With Your Stage Name? Tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?
My stage name is my first name. It’s a part of my branding as a songwriter/performing artist being my authentic self. Some people say Dead-Rick which has a ring to it but it’s pronounced (Deedrick) I go by either or it’s not too many people you can think of that have that name anyway so it make sense for me
Who and/or what inspires you to create?
Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino are who inspire me to create initially but through the things that I’ve experienced in this lifetime as a man is what inspire me to create so much more on deep levels that I can’t even fathom completely
How would you describe your sound?
Exciting yet chill, extremely catchy, sexy, soothing maybe euphoric. Those are the basics when I listen to my music but when I go into creating it’s all about the vibe of what I’m feeling what I’m going for based on the record and what I wanna put out.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
What is your creative process like?
I listen to the beat or I create my chords and drums. And literally just freestyle or I just mumble words to catch a rhythm then once I got it I fill it the mumbles with words to tell a story or paint a picture.
What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
I’d love to collaborate with Tyler the Creator, Doja Cat, Childish Gambino, Teezo Touchdown, Russ, Fuego Base he’s dope and starting to come up) & LIL WAYNE!! I wanna work with almost every one who makes music but those guys I definitely want to have a record with.
If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?
I’d open for Doja Cat, Tyler the Creator, Brent Faiyaz & maybe Yachty if he went on tour. It’ll make sense due to the sound I have.
Be your best authentic self. Don’t quit on your goals and keep going. Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.Deadrick’s message to his supporters
What is the most useless talent you have?
In my opinion, I don’t think any talent is useless. I’d say I’m good at fighting, taekwondo boxing etc…
What would you be doing right now if you weren’t doing music?
Still serving in the United States Army and becoming a personal trainer on the side. I would teach courses and provide a nutrition guide based on human anatomy and body types.
Who are some artists you admire and why?
I admire the Wayne’s and the Donald Glovers and the Tyler the Creators and Brent Faiyaz’s. They’re their most authentic selves when it comes to the branding and engaging with their audience. That’s how I wanna be because it shows they actually care for their audience like I do mine. I try my best to engage with every single last one of them ESPECIALLY when it comes to live performances.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Be Relentless. Sometimes you have to have an unbelievably delusional amount of confidence to get where you are trying to go. After hearing those words those, besides my kids that’s been the only thing that’s keeping me going and wanting to conquer more. Because I deserve it. So I’m going to go after what I desire.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Honestly I love the game. It ain’t fair but that’s what makes it so much more sweeter. It keeps me on my toes. What I would change is knowledge that’s gatekept so artists can be more successful and get their business together. Let’s stop the capitalistic system we have. Other than that, it’s not that bad. Especially when you know how to navigate through.
You dropped your latest release earlier this year. Tell us about it.
“Move” although it’s a song it’s actually apart of a playlist I put together. It tells a story about this incident when I hooked up with this super bad Georgia Peach. It didn’t work out like I thought it would and I feel like it didn’t work out well because I was so pushy and moving things to fast and not letting it be smooth and taking it slow.
I mean, yeah the sex was good but as a man you gotta bring more than just good sex to the table establish those high qualities. As a man if you trying to keep a woman that wants to be kept. But the whole story is just going through the motion of meeting somebody. Y’all have a really good time and the situation dies out like majority of relationships you see today. “Hook-Up” culture don’t get me wrong some stuff can last for years but in the end everything dies out even if y’all are still in contact with another And “Move” is the second chapter of it. 1st song is “Smoov Feelin” the beginning stage of meeting a women
2nd song “Move” the middle stage where you’re in the honey phase
3rd song “Should’ve Took it Slow” the end where everything dies off and you experience your perspective of grief.
What’s next for you? Where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
Build so much leverage that many wanna work with me on terms that equally benefit us both as businesses. I have the resources now I just gotta keep pressing this button and grow.
FOLLOW DEADRICK ON SOCIAL MEDIA
All social media handles such as IG, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok & YouTube @DeadrickMusic
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