Wat's good, names D.TeL from Tac-City Tacoma, Wa, baby!
*FIRST AND FOREMOST, I AM DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT EVERY PIECE OF MUSIC THAT I DO & I WRITE ALL MY OWN MUSIC.*
D.TeL- Age 24. Born in Seattle, Washington. May 30th, 1988. Raised in Tacoma, Wa. Moved to "Haterville" Stockton, CA(resides now) in 2004. Started getting serious with writing at age 12 and started recording at age 13 with a taperecorder and a stereo in the backround for music. Been evolving every since. "Instead of going to Class at school, I would make music AT SCHOOL , with fellow classmates, in the same room the school news was reported!!"
*I have had 3 songs retired on a Northern California radiostation (KWIN 97.7 & 98.3) on the "Unsigned @ 9" contest.
Come Really Get To Know Me & How I Feel About Music & Come Check Out The Interview I did With On The 6th Blogspot Here:
*Come check out the interview Me & BanGa did for Online Music Magazine WWS MAG for our new song at the time here. "Unfazable"
PLACES I PERFORMED IN THE PAST:
*856 BAR & GRILL- Stockton, Ca*BlackWater Cafe- Stockton, Ca
*Guru Lounge- Modesto, Ca
*Fats BAR & GRILL- Stockon, Ca
*Various Lodi Wine Mixers- Lodi, Ca
* Various Parties & Get Togethers etc.
Well i mean i grew up on all kinds of rap/ hip hop with my brothers alot of westcoast like 2pac, Warren G., Snoop, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Nate Dogg, Daz & Kurupt, Xzibit, Westside Connection, things of that nature. Then I started listening to Eminem, the old Eminem by the way, his first and second album, haha, Hot Boys, Big Tymers, Bone Thugs, Krayzee Bone, Biggie, Timbaland & Magoo, Ludacris, man the list goes on. Jazz with my mom being from Louisana, New Orleans like Kenny G., Sade, MIles Davis and all kinds of music so, i been known all about it and always memorised peoples melodys and songs like i wrote them or something. A lot of oldschool too like Timex Social Club, Club Nouveau, Johnny Gill, Stevie B., etc.
A mic, headphones a cool edit pro 2.0
The advice I give to those is don't let anybody tell you what you can or can't do. Only you control your future and where your destinations are. Don't let anybody get you down or get in your head, you always have to stay solid and always ready to adapt to change. Don't ever just pursue your dreams just for the money, because that's when you lose your passion, love and creativity for your art. If it always comes from and starts from your heart then that's what your getting back out of it, and you wont never want to give up, even when you feel like you can't take it. Most importantly always be yourself, nobody likes fake people or people just trying to impress somebody to get noticed and fit in, that's some little kid stuff and eventually people will notice or you'll get caught slippin somehow.