1 First of all, introduce yourself to the readers of 258mafia.com :
What’s going to the peoples of 258mafia.com… I’m Dwen
2 How long have you been doing music professionally, and what made you want to start a career ?
Well, I’ve been doing music professionally for the last seven plus years. Music have always been a passion of mines, ever since I can remember. I started writing poetry lyrics , then it transition to me wanting to rap after witnessing a freestyle battle back in the hood, while skipping school.
3 What do you think about the actual hip-hop industry, in your opinion, what needs to be changed ?
One phase “Time for A Change”. We need more music with substances. Music that’s more meaningful…Music where most people can relate too.. Not just talking about money, cars and hoes, but the everyday life situations. And, I am truly a firm believer in.. ‘ just because you’re from a certain place doesn’t mean you should limit yourself just to that place’. The world is big And beyond that. A “trend” is not a “trend” until someone sets it.
4 What is your opinion on rappers wearing dresses ?
Well, to be honest.. I really don’t focus much on the others rappers.. not even enough for a compare and contrast. But I’m not oblivious to the facts.. And I’ll say this, “in life, either you stand for something or fall for anything”. I’ve come to learn that, if an individual have yet to know themselves or not even trying to learn… it wouldn’t be that hard for the next person to try to redefine that individual, especially if they’re seeing dollar signs!
5 To you, what makes a perfect song ?
Flow, delivery, substance, beat, production..
6 What do you think about the actual mixtape game ?
I feel the mixtape game is on the rise, excited, And can’t wait to drop my mixtape
7 As an underground hip-hop artist, how important is it to you to invest money in your career in 2014 ? And what do you think of rappers always expecting to get exposure without spending a single dollar?
Imperative! I’ve learn that early in my career. If you ain’t trying to invest in yourself, really can’t expect someone else to invest in you… this 2014. Gotta be self-sufficient!!
8 Who would you like to work with in the future ?
I would like to work Rick Ross, Jay-Z , Ludacris, Ace Hood.. just to name a few. But really, I would like to work with other artist in the underground, which I have and still looking for more collaborations.
9 Are you working on any new projects at the moment? When are they dropping?
Currently I’m working on the finishing touches for my debut mixtape title.. “Under-Rated” due to drop second quarter this year. I just drop my latest single off the mixtape… ‘Caesar’s Rome…Automatic’. Check it out.