On our Hot Seat we have Derrick with us. In recent days his style and music has created a buzz in the industry . Lets have a chat with him.
Twist Online : Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Derrick : Hey what’s up guys, My names Derrick, I’m a singer songwriter and Producer in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Derrick : The person that truly inspired me to get in the music industry is a guy name Andy Sixx. Not because of his music. But because of his interviews. His words motivated me and made be believe being a musician in the industry is actually a possibility.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release ‘Solo’?
Derrick : Solo is almost a response to how I feel about life right now.
I feel like I’m about to catch fire and people are about to see it. Its about how I don’t see the haters no more. And as my story unfolds it often feels like I’m by myself. But I’m ok with it because I’m ok with myself. I like who i am. That’s what makes me dope.
Twist Online : What kind of response it has received so far?
Derrick : A lot of positive responses, many messages about people feeling the same way I do, and they tell me I’m not alone. My words motivated them to keep being themselves.
Twist Online : What do you enjoy more performing on stage or working in studios?
Derrick : I feel like performing is far more enjoyable. The process of making it is dope, but its like, when you play the show, its not just the show anymore. Your sharing people your soul through music. So every time i perform, its almost impossible to not get lost in it.
Twist Online : Your style and dressing has gain the attentions of many people. How do you feel about that?
Derrick : I feel like lots of people can’t understand it, but then I have a lot of people that love it. I’ve gotten constant comments on my videos like, “WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO BE WHITE?” “THIS GUY OBVIOUSLY HATES HIMSELF” etc etc etc. And its just crazy how people try to put you in a box, They try to tell you who your supposed to be. And this is why i continue to keep the style, There are other people that also get the same thing. So I stick with this theory, “Be the change you wanna see in the World.” I want people to accept my look, so to do that I gotta keep rocking it. They’ll get used it.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Derrick : I would say one of my goals is to put out atleast 25 singles in 2017.
And I feel like these tracks will have me poppin’ when it hits 2018.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Derrick : I got some tracks coming out very soon. This will different than my last EP solo. This time all the beats are produced by me. So these tracks will be extremely special and unique and i feel like this will break me into the music industry.