Interview wtih DC ReVerié
In 2008 DC ReVerié signed as a ghostwriter and begin a streak selling a minimum 4 songs a quarter for the last ten years. DC has to his resume, 3 grammy award winning recipients , 7 billboard top 10 tracks, 4 BET award recipients, 13 BET award nominees, a billboard award recipient, and many more. In 2012 DC decided to put out his first track with the help of fellow Alabama artist, Doe B. After the death of Doe B, DC kept ghostwriting and building his network. Working with super producer Karltin Bankz, DC has now placed out his first mixtape, Stuntin Like My Daddy hosted by Karltin and featuring Alabama artist Super Nard, Tiffany Evans, Lil Scrappy, Lil Jon and more. One of the 4 mid 2000s pioneers of Alabama hip hop (King South, Doe B & Super Nard), DC has earned his spot in the industry as a writer, now looking to earn that spot as an artist as well.
Where are you from?
Born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Smiths Station, Alabama.
How long have you been making music?
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I have one mixtape/album that was released in 2013 called, Stuntin Like My Daddy. I’ve been behind the scenes for a long time now. Me and Karltin have decided to unlock that Tape and re-release it with a few new tracks on it as well.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
Icin On Da Cake is a song I actually wrote out of a free style I did, talking about when I first started making music in 2007, me and a friend of mine, we would go down to the BP on Cottondale road in Tuscaloosa, AL and we would sit with the clerks and things trying to get people to listen to us. So in the first first I mention, “They soliciting and sh**, they down at the BP” was a reference to those days. They bridge in the song came from DJ Kool’s live call and response album where he says “Make dat money” and the crowd repeats him.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
Originally as a writer, then in 2013, Doe B actually got my track, Go Girl, played at the club in Montgomery and when I seen the girls dancing to the track, I knew the type of music I was meant to make. It’s been about timing since then, just hadn’t been the right time for my sound until now.
What do you think of the music industry in 2018?
I think with social media being so big now, there is an open lane for anyone with the passion and drive to pursue. A lot of artist are leaning towards the trap sound because of the life styles they live, I think with me and the uptempo, dance, big bass sound will open up a new lane for artist with the same stye as me.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
For me personally it would have to be Missy Elliott. Her creativity is unmatched by anyone in the industry and that lead for me to tell myself never to settle or downgrade my creative just to be popular.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
As an artist i’ve worked with Lil Jon, Super Nard, Lil Scrappy, Jacob Latimore, Tiffany Evans, Chris O’Neal, Cornbread (VIA Da Brat), and my favorite producer of course Karltin Bankz.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
Mainly because I don’t think on trying to be different, instead I always challenge myself to be me. To be as creative and free as possible. I think that the stage is where fans will see the most difference with me though.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Michael Jackson, Prince, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, DJ Kool, T.I, Monica, Carrie Underwood, The Braxton sisters and so many more.
What was the first album you bought?
Monica’s Miss Thang was the first album I ever purchased with my own money. I was 8 years old and I was spending the days in LP projects at my Grandmothers in Phenix City, Alabama so it had to be summer time.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
My favorite song at the moment is a toss up between Carrie Underwood’s Low and The new Taki Taki song with Ozuna.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
I wouldn’t sell any of my Michael Jackson Vinyl albums.
What is your favourite saying?
You said something, when you just said what you said.
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
Writing, Cooking and interior design. I am currently editing my first book, will be opening my first restaurant in my home town of Smiths Station in 2020, and also getting into house flipping this past year.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
I have 17 tattoos and a nose piercing.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
Icin On Da Cake is just me finding my sound. It’s the 90s meets the new day type of beat with a lot of bass and requires a lot of energy. Even though we added this song to the I-Tunes version of my Stuntin Like My Daddy mixtape, this song is really the direction of my next EP for Summer 2019.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
Doing some videos for the Mixtape since it is re-released, a couple of remixes confirmed for that as well. Looking at April for my Summer EP, and later in 2019 for my book, book audio and the soundtrack to come out. So a full year ahead of me.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you. I appreciate you for the time.