D.I.N.O delivers dense rhymes full of passion and meaning behind his chilled out mellow old school production. His content will force you think about topics of a higher nature. Be sure to go show some love! – Team
Give us your bio Who are your top 5 influences? When are your new projects coming out?What helped you get into music? What is one thing you would tell your fans? What are your biggest goals for 2016?
Give us your bio –
I only ever dabbled in music as a teen, nothing serious at all. I was more into Football (Soccer) and pursued that as far as I could until I realised it wasn’t going to happen, for various reasons. I was living in California when my love for writing/rhyming was rekindled, Kendrick just dropped GKMD and the response it got was astonishing. It made me realise there was another lane that hadn’t really been explored before – or done correctly – and he was doing it with crazy lyrical ability too. So when I got back to London I started writing, and at the beginning of 2014 I decided this was what I was gonna do. I only ever wrote stories, poems etc so really sitting down and trying to write rhymes/songs was challenging at first. But in the last 2 years I taught myself everything, structure, multis, double entendres, stacking metaphors, rhyme schemes, flow, cadence, delivery. From scratch. I was a student of this hiphop game for so long that all of sudden 22 years of learning just came oozing out of this pen and is gradually turning me into a monster.
Who are your top 5 influences? –
Tupac, Nas, Kendrick, J Cole ( producing and rapping), Dr. Dre
When are your new projects coming out?
I just dropped an EP a few weeks ago that’s getting great reception, the link: https://soundcloud.com/thadiffrnce/sets/dino
But I produce as well so I’m putting out a beat tape soon
Then a mixtape at the end of the year hopefully!
What helped you get into music?
I’ve been into music for so long, not even from a creative stand point, just a hoarder/collector. My sister, dad, whole family are just really into all types of music and love listening to it all the time. My dad also plays drums so he’s been a great influence.
What is the one thing you would tell your fans?
try hard always. deep inside freedom flourishes. refuse negative constraining energy. – tha diff.rnce
That’s the mantra. That’s the way of life
What are your biggest goals for 2016?
More music, music videos, merchandise, shows and just great vibes!