D Sloan
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D Sloan

Gilbert, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Gilbert, Arizona, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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"WWS Interview"

Exclusive Interview

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I am originally from Northern California. I was born in the Bay Area (Hayward, CA) and raised there until about age 11 where I then relocated to Tracy, CA. Again, I relocated to Gilbert, AZ in 2010. I started writing when I was 15 years old. Entering various talent shows and free styling in front of fellow peers, I created a buzz around town. I then purchased my own studio equipment when I was 19 and continued to network, submit to blogs and radios, etc. After various spins on radios and several interviews and shows, here I am.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The current song I am promoting is called In My Rearview. The song talks about how the world we live in is very destructive and can be detrimental to you if you let it get to your brain. I feel like a lot of people can relate to it because we have all gone through our fair share of trials and tribulations. I always make a conscious effort to connect with my fans and people around the world.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest challenges I have faced in the industry thus far is doing business with the appropriate people. In the industry today, it is very competitive at the same time cutthroat so you have to have a strong mindset at the same time make intelligent decisions that are better for the long run. A lot of people I have seen in the industry make decisions for short term success and end up fading out in the end.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest setbacks in my career has been working with artists that are not serious about their craft. Sometimes doing business with friends is not the best decision to go through with. There would be times where I would be the only artist networking, releasing material, etc and I felt like I was on my own when I was supposed to have the backing of my fellow peers involved. I bounced back by being patient and picking and choosing who I work with until I feel I have a solid foundation of individuals who have the same vision as me.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Somethings I would say artists should be careful of are crooked promoters as well as faulty contracts. Some of these promoters only have the best interest for themselves, so with that in mind us artists need to be careful of whom we do business with. You need to know the business side of the music game to really be successful. Also, do not sign any type of contract until you have it looked over numerous times. Even then, make sure you have a solid lawyer because a lot can go wrong in the blink of an eye.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
My suggestion for artists like myself is continue to be true to who you are. I feel like people really respect originality and as long as there is passion and work ethic towards your craft, people will continue to appreciate it. Also, lead by example. A lot of people say they can do this and that, I would rather see results more than just talking because anybody can talk.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
One of my favorite ways to promote myself is at live shows. There is nothing like connecting with your audience through your music. Handing out business cards, CDs, etc is definitely the best because you show people you can connect with them on a personal level and you’re not some “Hollywood” artist that is just in it for themselves.

Where can people visit you?
You can find all of my music at my website: www.dsloansaysthis.com. I am also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Reverbnation. All you have to do is type in “D Sloan Music” or “dsloansaysthis” in your search engine and you will find everything you need to stream, download my music, as well as keep in contact with me. - WWS Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



           D Sloan is the next up and coming young artist born in Hayward, CA; his parents knew he was destined to be great. Growing up in the Bay Area, there were a lot of negative distractions. His parents made sure he was involved in extracurricular activities to keep him out of trouble. Basketball to poetry, he started these activities at the age of six. He entered his first talent show at Lorin Eden Elementary School singing "Mama" by Boys II Men. Surrounded by crime, his family moved to Tracy, CA  to raise him in a safer environment.

          He started 6th grade earning a spot on the Basketball team. Basketball taught him discipline, teamwork, and the ability to make tough decisions in a leadership role. He continued playing throughout high school at the same time writing songs in his free time. At 15, he decided he wanted to hone his song-writing abilities. Although people recognized him for his athletic ability, he slowly made a name for himself musically. After purchasing his own high quality home studio equipment, he decided to pursue his music career full-time in 2011. He relocated to Arizona to start fresh; pursuing music and working toward a Computer Science degree. He linked up with artist Fresh C and rejuvenated the group "The Boombox" at the same time building his Sloan Zone brand.

               Sloan Zone, Ambition & Execution: The Season Premiere, and The Elixir are all projects that have been successfully released to a fan base still growing. He is a 3-Time 97.7, 98.3 KWIN Unsigned @ 9 Champion for a number of continous weeks along with being featured on DJ Mami Fresh "Independent But Major" series in the United Kingdom. His projects "Sloan Zone" and "The Elixir" were rated 4/5 mics in Street Motivation Magazine Vol. 18 Feat. King T and Vol. 25 Feat. Kurupt; a national magazine based in Los Angeles, CA (www.sm-mag.com). He is also featured in World Wide Success Magazine with his single "In My Rearview" from The Season Premiere (www.wws.com). D Sloan has opened up for various artists such as E-40, Roach Gigz, Dorrough, Futuristic and others.


           If you’re looking for quality music that tells vivid stories at the same time balancing creative songwriting and catchy lyrics, then D Sloan is the artist for you. Talented, marketable, responsible, intelligent, and prepared; D Sloan is an All-in-One package; the real deal. He now has a new management deal with MiSiC Entertainment that will help reach his full potential.

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