Today, we sat down with our artist Deadman Rashaun for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
It has because there’s never been anyone to make it in entertainment of any sorts where I’m from.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
The 70’s group Slave. Their music isn’t just for one color of people. All people can vibe to Slave. Every song is different from the last song. That’s how I mirrored my music…to appeal to all.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
I’d buy my mom a house.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
Exactly that. STAY DISCIPLINED! You have to stay focused on YOU, not what you hear on radio. Most folks think that’s how you get on. No it’s not. Nobody’s signing the next such & such. They’re signing the first YOU.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
Sure. Write when you get that feeling. You may be at work, in traffic, on the toilet, wherever you are…record yourself in ur cell, because later on, you’re NOT gonna remember how you did it.
6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?
My family & friends are like everybody else’s. They can care less until you blow, then everyone will say they believed in you & have their hands out.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
I’d like to open for Big Daddy Kane or Kem. Bad wise, I’d love to open for Mint Condition or Maroon 5.
8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
2Pac. Why? I’d like to just talk to the brutha, about life, how it is growing up in the east & moving to the west & get with Dre and acting with Janet Jackson. The man was full of knowledge & I’d loved to had gotten in it.
9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?
The thing I’ve enjoyed most is learning so much of what I didn’t know about how to be successful at being independent. Bottom line, if you truly wanna build your brand, LiquidSound Records is the place to do that. No bias, no frills, & good people across the board that’s been there & done that, so they can pin point what you need quickly.
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
In space with the best of em. Just press play on my music, & you’ll ride all day to it. Its something for everyone in my world of music. It just is.