Thanks for passing by www.darealbiz.com. Please introduce yourself and tell us about what you have released to date.
What up World its ya boy StressDollaz coming straight outta NewYork repping that Rotten Apple Entertainment and 50/50 Konvict Muzik. I have various mixtapes I have released which you can catch on the web www.stressdollaz.com and all the major mixtape sites.
Where do you live and what is it there? What’s the main Hip-Hop radio show in your city?
I currently live in NewYork City the home of the Spitters the birth place of HipHop. The main radio show here is Hot 97.1fm
When did you start making music and more importantly why did you decide to make music?
I started making music at 11 years old I come from a musical background, my family has always been in the business. I decided to start rapping because of my uncles in the Bronx who had a crazy crew called Live Poets. Watching and listening to them inspired me to get in the game.
When did you release your first song and what was the response like?
Honestly I sucked back then when I started hahaha I use to just freestyle a lot so when I released my first song/project it was sub par with the feedback. But now you can’t shut me up I think I’m hotter than the sun.
How you would you describe your musical style and swagger?
I’m very versatile I can be very witty,comical, but the most I give u raw lyrics and real stories, my swagger is flawless I don’t see anybody I got that tunnel vision.
Let’s talk about your latest project. Where can we get it, who features and what label is it on?
Its been a while since I dropped a project. I am currently working on a album and a mixtape which will be released on 50/50 Konvict Muzik expect to here some of the Konvict artists on there my Rotten Apple family on there and many more.
How long did it take to create and finish?
Album and mixtape still in progress.
If was in the streets and you came up to me with your latest release to try and sell it to me, what would you say? What major points would be in your sales pitch?!!
My opinion its hard to sell a CD no one has heard before so my sales pitch would be just take a listen, you can’t expect the consumer to buy your album because you said its hot.
What would you consider to be your biggest track to date?
I would have to say a song I did called “Show Me” its old to me but the streets still love it so I make sure that song is in my performances.
Being totally honest, do you still buy music? If so where do you get your CD’s from?
I still buy music but I only buy something that’s worth listening to I don’t buy CD’s I get it off itunes.
Do you like any other styles of music outside your genre?
Absolutely I love jazz music, soul music, R&B , Pop I like to broaden my musical tastes.
So how can promoters book you for shows and what does your live show entail?
If promoters would like to book me for shows contact Stress@5050KonvictMuzik.com my live show is like a build up I give u a little taste then mid-way I switch gears and give u a lot of energy until that last record is done.
Do you think illegal downloads are killing the music industry or does it help artists to get out there?
Its killing the business artist put a lot of money and time into these projects to barely gain anything back. You may gain a lot of fans and interest but it won’t equal to the money your losing.
Good luck for the future. Anything you want to add before you go?
I would like to thank you guys for this interview and give a couple shoutouts to my team 50/50 Konvict Muzik Family,Qwes Kross, D-Teck, Hotel Mckinley, Akon, Rotten Apple Entertainment, Tha Incentive, Fed-Note,Astro Armz,Brook,Mr and Mrs Gat our time is now….Hutt!
Interview by Josh Powell