“Nowadays it’s social media. The old school days are gone as far as selling your music out of your trunk.”
Check out the interview with Dfiance exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Dfiance: This all started with the back nine of tracks from Biggie and Bone Thugs. They would let 30 seconds play at the end of their tracks and that’s where I started rapping. As far as the business goes, I started hitting studios to record in 2009.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Focus on your lyrics and not so much the beat. It’s still the lyrics that people will pick up on, so say what you mean and mean what you say. Portray what’s real to you and you will succeed.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Coordination and communication. With that I mean it takes a lot to coordinate shows with venues and if I don’t communicate what I want properly then the end result isn’t what I’m looking for.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Nowadays it’s social media. The old school days are gone as far as selling your music out of your trunk. I’ve had a lot of success with Soundcloud and other platforms to get the music out there and heard.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Orlando, FL. We’ve got great fans and great artists around here. The south isn’t the south anymore, the city has provided a lot of multi-talented people with all types of flavors. It’s been a blessing to be here when the music scene has blossomed into what it is today.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Performing on a bigger stage than I am now and still giving the crowds a great performance with great tracks to vibe on.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Even to this day I’d still say The Lox. Of course Biggie, Bone Thugs, and throw Tupac in there; that will definitely constitute my inspirations.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Music is music no matter how you put it together and as long as you have someone willing to listen to it than do it. As far as I go on this new wave I’m not into it, I’m still an old school rap listener and will always consider real rap.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: Danny Dfiance Agan
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