Morning all, hope your Thursday is startin' off as good as mine. I dunno why, but I woke up a little earlier than usual and surprisingly in a real good mood to get the day going.
Then I got an e-mail from the good homie B-Double from Your Favorite White Boy that just made my day. He reached out to me to a lil while ago and wanted to interview me for his "Click On This" column, and I said "Me? Hell yea I'm down!" I felt extremely honored that he'd want to feature my blog and grateful that I get to connect with all sorts of dope personalities on this here interweb.
So we chopped it up a bit about music, the roots of my blog, and when I fell in love with hip-hop. Once again, much love to B-Dub for this opportunity. I suggest y'all take some time to check out his site, dude posts some ill material that I think my readers would appreciate.
Now, on to the good stuff..
B-Dub: Who are you and where are you from?
Me: Name's Dom, I've repped Jersey for all my 23 years during this mysterious thing we call life. (Technically I'm not 23 til next month, but y'all get the point.)
How did you first discover hip-hop?
It was '97, I was probably 11. At recess, one of my boys back in the day played "Gangsta's Paradise," "10 Crack Commandments" and some Wu-Tang cuts for me on a portable tape player and I've been hooked ever since.
Give me your top 5 favorite artists.
Man, this is almost impossible to answer but I'll give it a try. We're talking personal favorites here, right? For Hip-Hop: Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Kanye West, and Redman. Nas comes in as an honorabe mention. Everything else: Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Thelonious Monk, Pat Metheny (jazz guitarist), aaaaaand John Coltrane. And Jim Morrison of The Doors gets the honorable mention here.
You run a blog. Tell YFWB readers about it.
I started my blog "Hits from the Blog" while in college, in November '07. I wanted to share my music writing and DJ mixes at first and now it's evolved into a spot where I post new music, lyrical analysis, event/concert information, sneakers & fashion, and my personal rants on anything I think is relevant. I like to think of myself as a well-rounded dude so I want my blog to reflect my passion for the things I love in life. Plus, it's a great way to interact with like-minded folks like yourself.
All material presented on this blog is strictly for promotional use only, the files are not hosted on my site but rather on third party servers. If you enjoy the music you hear, I highly encourage you go out and support the artist by purchasing their work. Any artist or label rep that would like me to take down a link, please contact me at my e-mail address. Have a good one, Grazie.