D2Fly
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D2Fly

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop

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"Nothing Holds Down D2Fly"

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
D2Fly: It all started when I was a young kid. I remember watching my dad and his squad make music. My cousins and I would try and make our own music on his karaoke machine. Fast forward a couple of years and now I’m here.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Build a brand. Make hats, t-shirts, etc. Social media plays a big part so make sure you’re out there. You gotta live as your rap persona, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself as that.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Ultimately I want to be like the greats in my own right as well as being a role model for the youth.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Plain and simple, gaining support. Finding who’s really with you. Friends and family will be the quickest to write you off. Getting heard is also a challenge.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Albuquerque, NM is a city not too big and not too small. Locals usually party on the weekends, but it’s wild out here. Just about everyone is ready to fight off the slightest look. The music scene is dope, lots of local talent. TrillLoopz artists, Aktive Ent., and Davonte Kidtana are a few artists out here.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
A wise fish once said just keep swimming. No matter what comes your way, no matter what people say keep going. Stay hungry, set goals, and reach them by any means. People you think are gonna stay the entire journey may leave, family included, and that’s okay. Don’t let that discourage you, let it motivate you. Love it and lastly be at peace.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Best thing to happen besides being featured on here is getting the courage to embrace my talent and pursue my dream.

What is your inspiration?
I’m the oldest out of my siblings, so because of them I strive to be great. The haters motivate me to go, but I honestly do it because I love it.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
With what I’ve seen lately yes. What we sadly have is a generation of mumble rappers getting big for trash lyrics and dope beats. I see no reason why someone with lyrical talent can’t make it. Just need the right promotion.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/d2fly23
Instagram: @d2fly23
Twitter: @D2FLY_23 - Skilly Magazine Online


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Still working on that hot first release.

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D2Fly is about to release his debut mixtape, much to the excitement of his already sizeable fanbase. With the album expected to be a success and fame on the horizon, the exciting, new school old school sound that he has made his own is certain to gain interest from across the world.

The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in a talented musical family meant that D2Fly was always surrounded by different forms of music. His father was a local rapper in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a young boy growing up, both his parents exposed him to a wealth of music, all of which influenced his development.

His first venture into music came when his father taught him his first rhyme at just 3 years old! Later he began to write and beatbox, which he kept as a hobby for years before finally deciding to start making music at the age of 19, a decision which he never looked back from.

D2Fly was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the oldest of 5 boys. It was there that he developed his musical tastes and interests, and it wasn’t long after finding his interest in oldies music that he was experimenting with different sounds all of which have had a profound influence on the direction his musical journey has taken.

After realizing that making music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in various venues across Albuquerque, playing at numerous gigs and making sure that his name and music were being heard by as many people as possible. He was quickly noted for the unique style that he brought to the traditional chicano and trap music scene, and his popularity began to grow.

As his confidence grew and his style developed, he soon saw a loyal following begin to grow and he became a popular local hit in the Albuquerque music scene. His talent and passion only added to his appeal, and his unique sound started to find an appreciative audience.

Although his name is continuing to grow in Albuquerque , it is not here that he was destined to become a star. Having travelled to California, Vegas, and Arizona frequently as a child, he devoloped a love for big cities and showbiz. However being that New Mexico isn't a big music state he hasnt managed to leave yet.

Here his musical ambitions continued to grow, aided by the sounds of the artists that he found all around him. Although traditional hip hop music is where D2Fly’s roots lie, and there isn't plenty to offer in Albuquerque, he still doesn't find himself restricted to this genre. In fact his influences are vast, which his CD collection demonstrates, providing literally a room full of music from every corner of the globe.

He is keen to point out that everything he listens to directs his musical development in some way. However, he would certainly include Drake, Logic, 2pac, J Cole, Chris Brown, and Jay-z as amongst his biggest influences.

From being homeless and sleeping in hotel rooms it has allowed him to develop as a person, and has in turn profoundly aided his musical development.

Other changes that have affected and influenced his song-writing over recent years have been his development of harmonization, an area that he pays a lot of attention to and incorporates to a certain degree in his music, employing musical styles like Speaker Knockers, T Pain, Etc. to add an extra dimension to some of his songs.

And as if that wasn’t enough, D2Fly has taken it upon himself to take up an entirely different, though truly satisfying, hobby of drawing. The satisfaction he gets from being creative in his many passions has led to a bond with the art.

D2Fly's brand is increasing relentlessly, and he is finding himself more in demand than ever. It seems that the continent is building an appreciation for his sound and talent, and his loyal army of fans spread far and wide across the globe are waiting eagerly for their first chance to listen to the completed project.

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