So we know he’s from Nebula 9, we know that is indeed a dog on his head, but what didn’t we know about Enzyme Dynamite..?
A whole bunch? Yeah, and thats why you need to read this interview.
Where are you from originally?
I was born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, from there I migrated to Minnesota then Hawaii before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area.
How long have you been creating/performing music?
I started rapping at the age of 15 but didn’t start writing lyrics until I was seventeen. The first time I actually got into a studio and recorded a song was the summer after I graduated high school.
Can you describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities?
My dad has always been great at the harmonica. He’s really into Blues. I remember him playing the harmonica everywhere we went, when I was really young it would embarrass me so much that I would walk like 15 feet ahead of him. Of course as I got older I think that it’s totally awesome. I recently did a song with my dad playing the harmonica on it, it will be released soon.
What is usually the first step in your creative process?
After inspiration I would probably say that my first step in my creative process is finding my current emotion. I have found that I make much better songs when I mesh my creativity with how I am feeling in that moment, for example, if I’m feeling depressed then I can’t make a happy song or vice versa. From there I just let it flow and it’s not forced.
What’s the strangest place you’ve ever found inspiration?
Oh Wow. Okay. LOL. Well…I did this scientific study on fish oil, where I had to get 14 blood withdrawals over the course of a week. I had marks everywhere. People looked at me like I had been shooting up heroine, not to mention that I felt a little out of it towards the last withdrawals. So I wrote a song titled “My Moment” (which is on my Music Dealers Profile). The song was about a drug addict trying to get off heroine and find his “moment of clarity”.
If you could have your work used in any place, any television show, any movie, any screenplay- past or present, what would it be?
If I could have my music used in any place it would be in a car commercial, I always thought it would be so cool to watch the car driving around the corners while my song is blasting behind it. In any television show I would have to say something on the lines of Entourage. In any movie I would definitely say the Twilight Saga, I think my music would definitely appeal to the audience that follows Twilight.
Say you’ve had a long, strenuous night, for some strange reason the next morning you feel very ill and smell of alcohol, how might you go about curing this ailment?
For that exact reason is why I don’t drink often…LOL. Well I would start by drinking a lot of water, taking a long hot shower, and definitely spraying on 1 or 2 extra sprays of cologne.
How different do you think peoples lives would be if music never existed?
I think people would be a lot more stressed out and angry. I think that music is powerful, it can alter your mood, it can aid you through a tragedy or breakup. Music definitely brings peace to people, it livens events, and it allows people to dance and express themselves. It gives people an identity, and with so many different types of music out there it allows for many different identities.
What do you feel should be changed, or stay the same regarding the music industry?
I think that there should be more variety in the mainstream music scene. It appears to be going that way but I feel it needs to be a lot more. There are so many different types of people out there that need something to identify with. I also feel that the mainstream music scene lacks more positive role models. A few more of those would be nice.
How do you balance your music with other obligations - love, family, work?
My love life is a beautiful tragedy, it allows for many great songs. For every heartbreak is a few great songs. My family has suffered holidays without me because I would be out on tour. It’s definitely difficult to balance the music and your real life because it’s almost as if your living 2 different lives at the same time. But I do my best at trying to balance them all out.
What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
I had this friend named Johnny Hedges, and he is the one who really pushed me to rap. We went to the same high school and we would always go to house parties and he would tell everyone that I could rap better then them, he would literally put me on the spot all the time, so I would just go at it and rap my ass off. Unfortunately about 3 years ago Johnny passed away. I wish that he could see all of my accomplishments now.
If you could have 2 hours to completely control all of the radio stations in America, what would the playlist look like?
It would have such a big variety and it would be all over the place. Timbaland, Madonna, MIA, Eminem, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Tiesto, Santogold, Bob Marley, System of a Down, Jay Z, The Gorillaz, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Snoop Dogg, Zion I, Ziggy Marley, N.E.R.D., The Beatles, Paul Van Dyke, Enzyme Dynamite, Prince, Out Kast, Bjork, 50 Cent, Paul Oakenfold, Common, Nelly Furtado, Nine Inch Nails, Johnny Cash, Marilyn Manson, Lil Wayne, Ziggy Marley, Enya, Drake, Linkin Park, I mean that is really only naming a few, and also mainly naming artists that people would be familiar with.
Where do you see yourselves in 7 years?
Since everything is going digital I see myself having a few hit songs under my belt that would have sold millions of downloads/ringtones, I also see myself with several acting roles in movies, every time I perform it’s at huge music festivals and large concerts, several of my songs have been placed into commercials, television, and film, I also see myself having great relationships with several people in the industry, I see my brand as a well respected and established brand. I see myself owning property and having a great credit score. I see myself much more experienced, mature, smarter, and more successful.