Meet D. Green
We reached out to NYC-based rapper D. Green to find out more about his sound and inspiration. Green has put together several mixtapes and collaborated with DJ Green Lantern, DJ Zeke, Skyzoo and Emilio Rojas on mixtapes and records. He has played shows with major performers such as J. Cole and recently released the EP “For the F.E.W.”
When and why did you decide to make music your career?
As kid I just wanted be heard. I wanted people to listen to me because I felt I had something to say. Music was that outlet for me. I found when I would speak my mind over a beat, people tuned in and not only enjoyed my point of view, but became inspired by it on some occasions. That’s when I knew this is what I was meant to do and I never really looked back.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration from everything and everyone around me. Life teaches you new things everyday, whether it’s just about the world or yourself. On some level, so does the people you associate yourself with or come across.
What artists do you admire, past and present?
I always admired LOX for their lyrical ability, loyalty and brotherhood in this this game. That’s rare and hard to maintain for so many years and I respect that. Also, Jay-Z, T.I., J. Cole, Drake and Kendrick Lamar among some others who came into this game and really made a name for themselves how they wanted to. I admire those getting it their own way.
Where do you hope to be in five years?
In five years, hopefully as someone the industry and fans alike see as a force to be reckoned with, working on a highly anticipated second album, to follow up a strong showing on my first one. Just doing what what I love and getting paid well for it.
What are your plans for your Swisher Artist Project grant money?
My plan with the grant money is to invest it into marketing myself, my new single, “Get ‘Em Up” and the video the guys and me worked so hard to get right. With a real strategic approach and the funds to execute that plan, I think I can take this record to where I need it to go.
Where can we find your music?