Q.1) Where are you from?
I'm from Cameroon, I grew up in France and now based in London.
Q.2) How long have you been on the scene of hip-hop soul?
Let's say in a serious way "Professional" Almost 6 years now.
Q.3) Which hip hop artists did you idolize when you were growing up?
Tribe called quest, Lauryn Hill( Yes for me she is Hip-Hop), Da Bush Babees.
Q.4) When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
I think when I started to be on stage more often. It was really something different, like a CALL. Music is a BIG part of who I am.
Q.5) What keeps you motivated to continue creating hip hop music?
Hip-Hop music will never die, it's something that I will always do as long as I will have some messages to give. It's my roots.
Q.6) Why do you think people say real hip hop is dead?
Cause a lot of young people are growing up in this culture without knowing the base or History. In everything, if you lose the foundations, don't expect to last. However, I repeat, Real Hip-Hop will never die. It's a powerful movement and there will always be someone to drive the train. But I am not against diversity and evolution in this field. I'm an open-minded artist. I like fusion, new sounds too.
Q.7) Why do you choose to stay independent rather than signing to a label?
Time after time, I developed my own style & my own universe. If they can't guarantee me that I will keep all rights in my creativity process, I won't sign with anyone. My freedom in music is more important than gains.
Q.8) If you could compare yourself to any other artist who would it be?
No one. I don't like comparison, it puts us in boxes. Everyone is unique. It may be a bit cliché but that's my point of view.
Q.9) Do you have any projects in the near future you can tell us about?
My first album "The SupaNova" is coming out this spring completely produced by Profetesa (famous producer in Balkans). I'm really excited about it and quite proud too. It's a cocktails of Hip-Hop and experimental Soul. I worked hard on it. REALLY. Can't wait to see it travelling all around the World.
Q.10) If you could send all your fans an inspiring & motivational message that wasn't in the form of a song like most I've heard what would it be?
No one says that Life will be easy. We are all gifted. Find what makes your heart beat and fight for it. Take action, stay focus and disciplined. Follow YOUR inner voice, always. Here is the miracle of Life.
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L. Dot, 33 years old. Currently residing in Killeen, Texas by way of District of Columbia. Retiree of the military (Army) and father of 5 children; including 1 adopted and one deceased. Music is my passion and tells my story of who I am, where I have been and where I am going. Outside of creating music and writing my reflections, I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, bowling, and riding my motorcycle. Some of my idols are Cassidy, Joyner Lucas, Nas, Papoose, Notorious B.I.G (R.I.P), and Big L. Thank you for taking time to read and listen to my art.
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Born in New Orleans, LA. to the parents of Cresandra Thomas & Reginald "Rabbit" McDonald on Aug.31. LuckiiYaDig began her career at the age of 13 in a rap battle between her and 2 cousins of "who can come up with the best lyrics?". That would later that day land her in her high schools hottest thing. A group called "The Heart Throb Clique" as the groups first lady. In 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, LuckiiYaDig decided to take her talents on the road as a solo artist on a "Rebuild New Orleans Refugee Tour". In 2006 she then moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue her career further. This time with a mixtape entitled "Kid Of The Streets" under her belt. Kid Of The Streets, featured tracks like "Chamillionaries-In The Club", "T.I.- Im A King", & "Bone Thugs In Harmony-Crossroads". The mixtape landed her on stages as a Opening Act for artist such as Dj Unk, 112, & Dipset West, as a featured guest performer for DECA High School in Stone Mountain, GA., a headlining entertainer for MS Gay Pride, & recent work with Dj Aaries of HoodHard Gang (BET, The Basement, Roc Nation, K'Stylis). Now, LYD (LuckiiYaDig) is back with her latest mixtape "Coming Soon" set to be released Jan. 26,2015 with featured tracks like "Kendrick Lamar- Money Trees", "Outkast- Da Art Of Storytelling", & "Jay-Z- Can I Live". LYD delivers a mix of Tupac poetic style & Bone Thugs&Harmony twisted lyrics, making her one of the games next upcoming female emcees to fear.
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