Can you tell us how your music career began?
As a kid, I’ve always liked music. My first real words were the song “North Carolina.” I learned that by hearing it play several times and thought it was my own song. When I was 12, I had a karaoke mic, laptop and recorded covers of several different songs. I want to say it was a middle school when I discovered a friend of mine (a big supporter of my music), had all the technology I needed to make my sound better. So we put together my first real song. “Jingle Bells.”
What has been the biggest challenge in your journey?
The biggest challenge of my career so far is having the mind to not worry what people say and just continue to do what I love to do best.
Where are you currently based? What do you think of the music scene there?
I’m from Bainbridge, Georgia. The city is really small but has a lot of great talent that is overlooked, but I feel as if I’m the perfect fit to have my city reflected on. As far as the music scene, there is not enough support. Everyone is too busy worrying about themselves and being heard. I would say it’s kind of hard to be heard. We’re all stuck in a board game ready to win, but how many want control?
Are you working on any projects right now?
Right now, I’m working on a project called “Stayed Down 2”. It’s not all originality, but for the most part, it’s music worth listening to.
How do you find inspirations?
I take everyday life situations and utilize it in my own way, to speak to the people about my life, my struggles, and the things I go through. My music tends to help who are down feel up like even though they had a bad day they put the music on and feel the need to move, dance or even bob their heads. There’s never an off beat moment. No matter what you’ll feel me.
Can you walk us through your creative process?
When making music I look for the good energy so that it can have that effect on my listeners. I crafted my own sound by listening to a lot of modern day music. Music nowadays doesn’t really have meaning. People only listen to beats not the actual lyrics of the song. I put a lot of time effort into my songs. It’s not a hit if you don’t have Hitmaker on it.
Any advice you can give to other independent artists?
Chase the dream, not the money, go with what you like because you never know how far it can take you.
What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you in your career?
I reproduced Future’s song ‘Perkys Calling”, and actually made a hit. It reached 30,000 views in less than a month. I never once got the big head. That’s when I knew I could make a hit and I been making more music every day. I guess you could say it motivated me to keep going when I have seen that people actually wanted to listen to my music.
How’s your relationship with your fans? Do you plan on touring?
I try to reach out to my fans because they’re one of the main reasons why I grind so hard. Touring is a must, from my city to your city, to all around the world. They will know who Hitmaker Dp is.
What’s in store for 2018?
Just gain and maintain. Stay focused. Most importantly, get further in my music career, so I can one day get to the top.