Interview With Hip Hop Artist ‘Dayday Music’

Tell us a little about yourself?

Hi, I am Dayday_music Hip-hop Artist out of Waterville, Maine.

How did you come up with your artist name? 

Growing up, I was always called Dayday. I also wanted to be different. I looked to see if there were any artists with an underscore in their name. My stufy showed there was not. I thought it would be a creative way to share my perspective with the world. 

How long have you been in the music industry? 

I have always had a passion for music. I began freestyle with the guys back in high school. To writing a few songs in college but never putting music out on all platforms until January 1st Of 2021. I’m in the process of learning mixing and mastering for my track and vocals from scratch. So, its all been a learning curve while i find my sound.

How did you get started in the music business in the first place? 

I think part of it was my passion for independence. I don’t plan to be a major label artist, i didn’t want a manager. I want to own full rights over my creative work. I began taking that passion and looking into how musicians made their money and what I could do to stay relevant. I began then developing my TikTok and started to push my sounds and songs out while showing people my personality in the process. I did previous release under Dayday but recently switch artists names on June 25, 2021 to Dayday_music.

How would you describe your latest single? 

The Climb is about finding your passion whatever it is and following it till you make it. Understanding you will have haters but don’t let them break you and don’t do it for the money do it because you love it.

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

Visualizer recently dropped on my YouTube under Dayday_music.

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

I am inspired by J Cole, Kayne and Jay-Z for breaking free from the label and creating their own wealth regardless of crappy contracts. 

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?  

Once I hear a beat, I kind of just know I’m going to start writing because it makes me feel an emotion. I think of where I want to go or portray and then I just began writing.

What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one? 

I am working on a song called Kobe (Mamba Mentality) – Dayday_music the concept is not only a tribute to Kobe but it featured a sample of Kobe Bryant’s voice. It also is about having Mamba Mentality. Relentless, Never given up and pushing towards your dreams, staying up all night grinding. I can relate to this feeling.

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

I have a concert on August 18th in Brooklyn, New York where I will be performing My Latest track the climb!

What did you buy with your first check off music?

I take all my money off music and invest in for long term growth. I am less focused on the here and now but more on residual income.

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

Have yet to record in a studio but a chill environment with some good vibes and time to really work on multiple projects start to finish.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

The 1000 fan rule, to be patient gain 1000 true fans send you 100 through lifetime that’s 100,000. They support 1000 and that’s 1,000,000.

Don’t over complicate it build relationships.

Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

Yes, the rest of the year I do plan to start collaborating more with independent artist and TikTok artist. I will be reaching out as well for my first major feature. 

What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and  what was it like?

I have collaborated with Recklessfromtha207 known for tracks, issues and one day a local artist from my state.

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?  

J Cole, Jay-z, Drake, Kayne.

Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats  or for the lyrical flow and content?

A mix between both I think my fans and supporters appreciate ever aspect. 

What area do you need to improve on in regards to your  career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc…)

Better Production for sure and creating my own sound.

What’s your all-time favourite song? 

 I actually don’t have one to be honest. 

What was the last album you listened to?

‘Off Season’ by J Cole.

Your favourite artist of all time and why?

Tupac for sure.

Whose your favourite five artists right now? 

 Juice World, Post Malone, Drake, J Cole & Rod Wave.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

Drake, He just fully understands marketing & the psychology behind it.

Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been able to work with? 

Only had the one feature so far but will definitely have more. 

How do you feel about the current state of music? 

I think everyone either sounds the same or is saying the same thing. I think we need more independent artist pushed.

Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

It would be an honour to play at a Grammy’s but that’s not what excites me when it comes to music. 

What is your main goal as far as music?

To progressively get better at mixing and mastering my vocals and tracks, while gaining a loyal fanbase in the process that understands the journey I’m on, while giving people something to feel or think about when they hear my music. I want to remain independent to show people you do not need millions to break into the music industry! Showing artist that they are the creator and should remain creator of their own work.

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

I would my music is all things I have gone through and overcame. I definitely think my music is for people who need a little extra motivation. Going from being homeless during covid to now create many sources of income and working for myself. I think bettering are self is something we all could do. So, if you’re struggling you can relate to what I’m saying.

What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

I am completely independent, no help from major labels, no audio engineer, just me. I am the manager, the promoter and the label, while also being the artist. I am doing thing’s not every artist is doing and using my platform to share love and a positive message while trying to help the world on a humanitarian level. I’m perfecting my own style but I don’t think I sound like anyone else you hear. Besides, that my work ethic sets me apart. Consistent effort over a long period of time.

When your not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

I have a son with Autism named Bentley so, most my free time is spent with him but I love to play Basketball, and read audiobook, trade stocks and just work on developing and bettering myself.

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Definitely would love to one day work with Internet Money Producer Nick Mira.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

Performing Manifestation (Master) – Dayday_music live in Atlanta, Georgia. It was my first time on a plane and first concert. It was an amazing experience. 

What is your dream venue to perform at?

I would love to perform at rolling loud or at the staples center in New York.

What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

The Science of Getting rich, i can remember the authors name at the moment but worth the read.

What’s your favourite sports team and why?

Cleveland Cavs! It has always been a team I just loved to watch they’ve always been the underdog.

Whose your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?

 I try not to watch tv too much anymore. I would say I don’t have one.

Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

Jay-z had a terrible contract! Got out of it regained rights of his music then create his own label where he helps others get out their crappy contracts. His motivational works just kinda speaking to me. Jay-Z only owned 45% of his royalties and no publishing in debt to a multi millionaire

What can we expect from you in the future?

 I have a song Kobe (Mamba Mentality) dropping next month and then I’m going to working on my first EP. I cant wait to share that project. Don’t wanna give too many sneak peaks right now.

Where can the fans check out for your music?

Follow & add Dayday_music across all platforms to your library and playlist or at https://solo.to/dayday2021

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