by Joe Thunder
I’m over here Chopping it up with one of Co finest in the game Young Doe. What’s good G?
Whats the biz…
Let us know a little about yourself, what do you do?
I’m an artist, producer and author among other things.
What part of the city do you hail from and what crew do you get down with?
I’m a denver native. Grew up in Montbello. Elite Entertainment group is the crew. One love to Boozilla, Innerstate Ike, Hawkman, Analiza Slim, Jimathez and R.I.P. Colfax CAC
Now I know you’re always on your grind, let the people know what new project you have in the works?
I’m workin on a album with J. Stalin from The Bay Area set to drop in June. I’m working on my next solo “Rolling Stone”, I haven’t set a date yet. I also re-wrote my first book, “Welcome To The Maze” in third person to make the story stronger which is out now.
Not only do you rap but you also produce, how did you get started making beats?
I was like 12 when I first started producing. I got into the beats because I was always making beats with my mouth. I knew what I wanted and got off into producing and haven’t looked back since.
If you could only choose one, would you rather rap or produce (and explain)?
I would rather rap because it’s a way to vent and say what I gotta say to get it off my chest in more ways than one.
Who are some of your musical influences?
While growing up and seeing dudes like Run DMC, Tupac, Jay-Z, E-40, C-Bo and others making it seem easy and focusing on making good music. I began to feel like I can do it too because it was INSPIRING.
What kind of advice can you give to these young cats trying to make it in the Rap game?
Don’t get into the music business if you are not willing to make sacrifices. Focus on making good music and follow your heart about it. You gotta travel and network. Keep promo material and always be ready to learn.
What do they need to look out for?
No handouts. Be independent!
Finally how do people get a hold of you for, cd’s, beats, verses, ect?
There’s different ways to get my music. I’m in most record stores, on itunes, mintunderground.com. for beats etc, you can just hit me up on twitter.com/young_doe for booking contact 916-949-1244
Any last word?
Check out my videos on youtube.com. Type in Young Doe Denver and try to feel me