DRAC knows all about hard work and dedication. He dropped two albums during 2009-2011 one entitled “36 Commandments,” which featured the smash hit “V.I.P” and the other album was “Pome Volume 1” with its hit “I Got My Money Up.” After losing his manager to lung cancer DRAC took a short hiatus to plot plan and strategize his next moves and now he is back. His newest project release is entitled “4 My Day 1s,”
Jesse Atkinson: Give us some background info as to who you are.
D.R.A.C: My name is D.R.A.C . I’m a rapper from Milwaukee, Lansing and Chicago. I am 29 years old and a father of four.
JA: What is the significance of your name?
DRAC: My name is a acronym meaning Delinquent. Rebel. Abbot. Carl.
JA: Who is your target market?
DRAC: My target market is the same target market as the late great Ol Dirty Bastard and Wu-Tang Clan. The music is for the kids. I will not be the one feeding them nothing but candy with my lyrics because it’s not sweet out here but I will give them them truth like Big Pun and Pac gave me.
JA: What is your USP? (Unique Selling Proposition) and what sets you apart from other artists?
DRAC: What sets me apart from other artists is my willingness to travel. I’ve been to many showcases where A&R’s such as Polo from Def Jam and Success from Atlantic are judging and the constructive criticism they give will either make you or break you and some artists think they the hottest but nobody has told them the truth. My unique selling proposition is showing face at these showcases whether I’m performance or not. It’s not what you do, it’s who you know.
JA: What single or project are you currently pushing?
DRAC: The single I am pushing right now is entitled Big Daddy Kane. There’s not too many emcees today on the his level except me and that’s what the song is implying.
JA: What is the philosophy by which you live by?
DRAC: The philosophy I live by is feed mouf. We all have mouthes we have to feed and in order to do that you have to get out and get to it. Feed Mouf.
JA: Which artists have inspired you?
DRAC: Artists that have inspired me are Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, 2Pac, Biggie, Nipsey Hussle, Dame Dash, Scarface, Big Pun, Master P, Yo Gotti and Jay-Z.
JA: Who does your production?
DRAC: My production is done by BeatsByEclipse and DracOnThaTrac.
JA: What is your opinion of the current state of the music industry?
DRAC: My opinion of the current state of the music industry is too much quantity and not enough quality. Everybody sound like the next person, and that’s not only in Hip hop/Rap music but also R&B and Country.
JA: If you can change one thing about the music industry what would it be and why?
DRAC: One thing I would like to change about the music industry would be the 360 deals artists are signing. I understand records don’t sell how they used to and the record labels needs their cut but; there will be no record labels twenty years from now because artists like myself are going to start putting their blood, sweat and tears into their craft whether the turn out is win or lose. No 360 unless they on top of my head.
JA: Are there any singers that you would like to collaborate with in the future?
DRAC: Singers that I would like to collaborate with in the future are Erykah Badu, Jeremih, Tinashe, Chris Brown and KeKe Palmer.
JA: What producer would you like to collaborate with in the future?
DRAC: A producer I would like to collaborate with in the future is Quincy Jones.
JA: What is your favorite movie and favorite book?
DRAC: My favorite movie is How High. My favorite book is Three Magic Words by Uell S. Anderson.
JA: What is your favorite part of your live show? How has it evolved?
DRAC: My favorite part of my live show is when I first get on that stage and it’s dead silent and I scream out a hot 48 bars to get everybody ready to feel where I’m coming from on a music/artist level. My live show has evolved. Constant repetition is the path to progression in anything you do. Music saved my life.
JA: What is your album going to be like?
DRAC: My next album is entitled Born Work Of Art, Dyin Masterpiece. It will be like a ghetto symphony. Strings, violins, harps and all. If I could compare how the instrumentation is going to sound it would be like Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don’t LP.
JA: What is your website?
DRAC: My website is http://dracthaking.flavors.me
JA: Any final words for the people.
DRAC: Slow feet don’t eat and closed mouthes don’t get fed. If you want something out of life u have to keep faith and Keep god first; and everything else will fall in place.