Saturday, July 7, 2012
Dolo the Bandit Interview (talks about his new mixtape, who he is as an artist and more)
This week's Blast featured artist spotlight is on rising New York based emcee Dolo the Bandit. In this interview Dolo the Bandit talks about his latest FREE downloadable mixtape titled The Heist - Code: Black Op, why he calls himself Dolo the Bandit, and other topics all in this in depth one on one Blast Blog exclusive interview.
The Blast Blog: How'd you get the name "Dolo the Bandit"?
Dolo the Bandit: I'm a big comic book fan and I always wanted to create my own character, or hero so to speak. Mix that with hip-hop (Wu-tang Clan) influences and you get Dolo The Bandit lol
The Blast Blog: How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Dolo the Bandit: I'm a full artist. Everything that includes in the definition of an artist I embody. No limitations and I don't glorify any negativity in my music.
The Blast Blog: How long have you been rhyming?
Dolo the Bandit: Since high school.
The Blast Blog: What inspired you to rap?
Dolo the Bandit: A close friend of mine at the time really pushed Into, he thought he was puff or fame dash lol. I use to play around with flows for fun, was mostly into my drawing craft than music. My High School era redirected my passions for music and the business.
The Blast Blog: Who are some of the artists you listen to now?
Dolo the Bandit: I listen to Yeezy, Hova, Nas, to name a few.
The Blast Blog: Who have you worked with?
Dolo the Bandit: I've worked with many but not nearly enough!
The Blast Blog: Who would you like to work with in the future?
Dolo the Bandit: Anyone at the top of there game in their craft & love for great music.
The Blast Blog: How would you describe your latest mixtape The Heist - Code Black Op. ?
Dolo the Bandit: It's a good introduction to new fans who aren't familiar with me or the sound of music i can bring to the game. It's a fine taste of lyrics and refreshing hip hop.
The Blast Blog: Who did you work with on this mixtape?
Dolo the Bandit: I produced a few cuts and then reached out to my immediate In-house network of producers that always ride with me.
The Blast Blog: What can listeners expect to on this mixtape?
Dolo the Bandit: It consists of great songs followed my raw freestyle material in a selective manner and layout. Giving an insight on what's to come.
The Blast Blog: What's next for Dolo the Bandit?
Dolo the Bandit: A new EP entitled Project Monarch. The single & video "Roach clips" is out now!
The Blast Blog: Where do you see yourself as an artist in the next 5 years?
Dolo the Bandit: An international entity in entertainment.
The Blast Blog: Where do you see the music industry as a whole in the next five years?
Dolo the Bandit: I see independent empowerment of artist's prospering even further in the industry.
The Blast Blog: What made you and your team decide to link up with The Giant Blast to assist with promoting your mixtape through the Internet?
Dolo the Bandit: That was a management call. We work with who are good at what they do.
The Blast Blog: Is there anything you would like to plug, any shout outs?
Dolo the Bandit: Project Monarch this summer. Roach Clips on iTunes now, hit me on twitter @DoloTheBandit
Download Dolo the Bandit's recent mixtape The Heist - Code: Black Op here at this link