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Hip Hop Artist Q Dot Davis on the Dubb Spot

Featured Hip Hop Artist QDot Davis

We Do Our Best To Interview The Best Holding That Hip Hop Artist Title

Lets See What The Hip Hop Artist QDot Has For Us Today!

 

hip hop artistDSR: Welcome Q Dot! Let the people know where you are from.

Q Dot: Birmingham, AL The 205 is where I reside!

DSR: What is the significance of your name?

Q Dot: No deep story or meaning behind it. My first name is Quincy. That’s where u get the “Q”. The “Dot” is just the period after the Q and Davis is my last name… There it is.

DSR: How old were you when you developed an interest in music?

Q Dot: I have always had an interest in music. I would say I started banging pans and singing around 2 years old.

DSR: Have you learned any lessons so far as a hip hop artist and if so, what are they?

Q Dot: “Realize Everybody Ain’t Loyal” and “Loyalty Over Everything”.. No need to elaborate those who know or keep up with me know what those two lessons are about. #LOE #1018 #RSM

DSR: After reading your bio, it seems as if you stayed on a constant grind and was determined to get your music in front of everyone you could. Can you speak on how you managed to handle all of that?

Q Dot: I definitely stay on my grind day in and day out. While others sleep, I am “vamping” and doing major work via social networks and real life networking with people of power. I am very big on the concept and use of the internet to connect to people all around the world like never before possible. I utilize the internet whenever possible. In fact I am nominated for the Southern Entertainment Awards, “Internet Hustler of the Year” Be sure to vote for me, @QDOTDAVIS (http://www.southernentawards.com/ballot/vote.html )

DSR: Sometimes it can be hard trying to attract the type of attention you’d want to from your fan base as a hip hop artist. How would you feel about putting out a lot of money and not seeing any of it come back in from a failed promoting attempt?

Q Dot: I agree it is very hard to pinpoint and pin down the type of attention you seek.  Through the methods I use and the relationships I build daily, I think I will never have to deal with the sad reality of a lot of money spent with no return. I handle a lot of my own promotion, so time is spent for sure. As far as money goes I operate with a goal to spend as little money as possible on promotion and well… my accolades speak for themselves…..GOOGLE ME!

DSR: And as a hip hop artist, with perseverance you will manage to come through it all! Where can the people find you performing these days?

Q Dot: I perform in my hometown at Zydeco a lot! I have opened for every major Hip-Hop concert there since December 2012, Including Ace Hood, Tech N9ne, Ying Yang Twins,and you can catch me there opening for Curren$y On December 14th with Ivprofen and the SquidMob.

DSR: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before? hip hop artist

Q Dot: My sound is Catchy yet not cliche’ of the industry’s sound as far as Hip Hop goes.

DSR: Who is in charge of writing the songs. As a hip hop artist where do you draw your inspiration from?

Q Dot: I have written 100% of all of my material so far. I pull my inspiration from everyday life and experiences. People like to hear and feel what’s REAL!

DSR: If you had to put yourself into a genre or create your own as a hip hop artist, what would it be called?

Q Dot: Life and Groove…but I AM HIP-HOP.  PERIOD

DSR: Are you working on any projects at the moment?

Q Dot: Just released R.E.A.L exclusively on DATPIFF you can download it for FREE at http://www.datpiff.com/Q-Dot-Davis-REAL-Realize-Everybody-Aint-Loyal–mixtape.543811.html . I am always working on the untitled album. When It is done it will be classic. I promise.

DSR: Where can we find your music? Online and offline?

Q Dot: You can find me all over the web! More specifically www.reverbnation.com/qdotdavis, www.qdotdavis.com, and www.youtube.com/officialqdotdavis

DSR: If you can change one thing about the music industry as a hip hop artist what would it be and why?

Q Dot: I would change the loss of creativity in artist and the effect it has on who actually makes it to the next level. Most sound and look like a clone of an existing artist. I would like originality and drive to play a more deciding factor than money that may “buy” u a spot.

DSR: You definitely have talent as a hip hop artist. What other talents do you possess?

Q Dot: I am the best independent promoter I know. I mean that! I am pretty good with protools. I am a music consultant and a booking agent for talented artist that have trouble getting shows.

DSR: We ask all the artists we interview, what’s the best piece of advice someone’s ever given to you?

Q Dot: Stay true to who u are and stay consistent. God will open the doors you need to be opened. Smile frequently and pray for understanding, even if you are misunderstood. That is from me personally to whoever reads this. I take my own advice!

We appreciate you sliding through Q Dot, it’s always a pleasure interviewing a talented hip hop artist.

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Indie Band Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown is Featured on the Dubb Spot Today.

Indie Band Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown Is Our Featured Indie Artists Today.

These guys are a great indie band and is destined to take over the music scene.

Check out the interview with indie band Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown!

 

Indie Band Kwame and the Uptown ShakedownDSR: Let’s get to know a little bit more about you and how you grew up. So where do you consider hometown and what type of kid were you growing up?

KB: My name is Kwame Binea I’m born in West London UK but I grew up in Ghana, west Africa. I moved to New Jersey when I was 11yrs old, as you can see I have a few homes but my present day hometown in Harlem NYC. Growing up I was a pretty even tempered knowledge hungry and I loved music and sports.

DSR: How old were you when you developed an interest in music?

KB: I always loved music but my first memory of liking music was about 4 years old, music made me feel like nothing else.

DSR: What was the first album you ever listened to? Can you remember back that far?

KB: The first album I remembered listening to was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. Yeah I remember that very well I had a cousin who was a Jackson impersonator, he played that album daily.

DSR: When and how did each one of you begin their journey in the world of music?

KB: My music life began in the church as a choir singer then studied voice in College and began playing in bands and now. 2009 I met my songwriting partner Justin Wilcox and started my band in 2011.

DSR: What influences shaped your musical style?

KB: My music and the vibe of my band The Uptown Shakedown are influenced by lots including Rock & Roll, blues, soul, funk and R&B.

DSR: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before?

KB: I would describe music as Rock & Roll Soul and Funk, and it’s Organic.

DSR: So, we all know you’re a singer, but you’re also a songwriter. What’s the easiest kind of song for you to write?

KB: You know what for me it varies sometimes slower songs are easier and others times the Full Rock and funk ones are, it really depends on the mood and energy around.

DSR: Do you write a lot by yourself or do you have a partner or a group of guys you work with?

KB: Most of the tunes I write with my songwriting partner and guitarist Justin Wilcox.

DSR: What is your indie band main goal at this point? Where do you possibly see yourself 5-10 years from now?

KB: My main goal at this point is to get my music out to as many people as possible, 5-10 years beginning to really make my mark in the world. Indie Band Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown

DSR: What was your inspiration behind the single “Love & Money?”

KB: Love & Money is a song that spoke to me about Balance, to try to find balance in wealth, love or any aspect of our lives.

DSR: Have you learned any lessons so far and if so, what are they?

KB: Yes I have learned and continue to learn many lessons on my journey the ones that stick with me most are to never burn bridges and to try to be kind.

DSR: Are there any artists you wish to work with in the future?

KB: Love to work with Eric Clapton George Clinton, Rod Stewart.

DSR: If you could create your dream tour, who would be a part of it?

KB: Love to be on a tour with The Black Crows.

DSR: Where can we find your music? Online and offline?

KB: My music can be found online for free download very soon on my website and my debut EP will be in stores and online early 2014

DSR: We ask all the artists we interview, what’s the best piece of advice someone’s ever given to you as an indie band?

KB: The best piece of advice I got was to do believe in yourself and stay positive.

Not every day do we interview an indie band with as much enthusiasm as Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown, we definitely appreciate you stopping through!

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