NEWS   11/5/2011

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-DZK
DZK is the next step in the evolution of Hip-Hop music and a step backwards in the evolution of human life. He drinks too much, he smokes too much, he curses, he hates on Jesus, his bathroom is dirty because he doesn't care to look where he pees, he never cleans, he has no job, he is dedicated to one thing and one thing only... Teenage girls. No, wait, Music. Okay, two things... If Hell had a synchronized swimming squad, DZK would be the one sniffing their swim suits after practice. If you're not listening to DZK, you're doing something right. But for the rest of us, on the bright side, his original and daring song-writing is one of the few guilty pleasures in life that won't kill you. That is, unless you swallow his CD or get hit by his tour bus.
Why this name?
This interview explains it all...


Q: Where did "DZK" come from?

A: I was visiting my friend at college, when I got dragged to a "Delta Zeta Kappa" sorority party. I ended up getting retardedly drunk and hooking up with three chicks from the sorority. I didn't actually get to DO anything, though. I remember getting my pants off and then passing out. I woke up, hours later, in their bath tub with "DZK" written all over me in marker. I had to walk back to my friends apartment looking like that. When I got there, they all started calling me "DZK" -- sadface.

Q: Where do you live, where you holdin it down?

A: I'm 10 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. in the notorious hardened concrete suburbs of Vienna, VA.

Q: When did you first become introduced to hip hop?

A: GZA - Liquid Swords. What an epic album.

Q: What artists/people in your life intrigued you to start emceeing?

A: The main ones would be GZA and RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan, Gravediggaz, Jay-Z, DMX, Ma$e (before he got all religious). Do drugs count as an artist? If so, I will say drugs.

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: Breathtakingly astonishing and sonically majestic. Wait, what?

Q: What artists are you currently going to be working with?

A: Canibus, DJ Qbert.

Q: Who would you enjoy the most to work with?

A: Trent Reznor from NIN. I could learn alot from that sucka. If you haven't heard
the production on a NIN record, stop what you're doing and go download or purchase some of that sweet sonic goodness. I keep hitting him up on Twitter but he just ignores me. I've threatened his life several times if he doesn't take me under his wing. In retrospect, that was probably not a brilliant plan.

Q: Tell me about your current projects, you got an ablum coming?

A: I'm working on an album. Be afraid.

Q: What would you say makes you different from the average MC?

A: My mullet. Well, the one I'm trying to grow. My future mullet.

Q: Who are your favorite producers?

A: RZA, Dre, DJ Muggs, Sicknature, Stoupe, Rob the Viking, Engineer, Shadowville Productions, Sean Divine, Viktomajarmo, Beatgodz.

Q: Whats your formula, how do you come up with the concepts for your songs?

A: Totally depends on the song. I've noticed when you change your writing style, it changes the outcome of your particular song. So if I want to write a story-track, I'll write an outline and try to stick that. If I'm writing a song about religion, I'll write an essay and try to capture the key points in my lyrics and craft dope lines. If I'm just writing for fun, I'll write some lines down and then build off them and rearrange them until they fit on the beat correctly. If I'm masturbating, I'll use pornography. If I'm cooking, I will use pots and pans and and measuring cups and whatnot.

Q: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years in hip hop?

A: Hahaha. I can't see myself in the next 5 minutes in hip hop.

Q: Where do you see hip hop in 5 to 10 years?

A: Lyrically and verbally launching lyrical missiles from a verbal lyrical missile launcher!

Q: What emcee's do you currently listien to?

A: Warbux. Just Warbux.

Q: Will you be doing any touring? What shows/events are you going to wreck?

A: Hell no, not anytime soon. I don't even like leaving the basement to go to 7-11 to get coffee. When I finish an LP, I'll do some shows. Until then, good luck seeing me in person! BEEOTCH!

Q: What one reason would you give your fans, to go out and buy your album?

A: Because I'm not using auto-tune. And you're sick of shitty rap. That's two reasons, but f*** your rules!

Q: So you have any final words for our community and the prospects of hip hop?

A: I appreciate the support you kids have given me over the years and I look forward to selling-out to a major label and eventually making you stop listening to my music.
Your influences?
DMX, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, Gravediggaz, Nirvana, NIN, Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, etc...
Favorite spot?
The D.C. Metro Area
Equipment used:
Mic: Shure KSM32
Preamp: Avalon 737sp
Soundcard: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Headphones: Sony MDR-7506
Monitors: Alesis MK2
Anything else...?
"Hi, Haley!"
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