An Interview With The Up-And-Coming Artist, DAE DAE About His Latest Single With Lil Yachty and More!
Meet the up-and-coming artist, Dae Dae! He just dropped a remix of his song “Wat U Mean” with Lil Yachty that got major traction online.
“Wat U Mean” has also been climbing the radio charts and now, adding fuel to the fire, Dae Dae brought in one of the most talked about rappers on the scene right now, Lil Yachty.
Dae Dae is coming up in his own right, though, with the original “Wat U Mean” landing the #1 spot for hottest new record in Atlanta in a ranking by the top six DJ’s in ATL, beating out major players such as Future and Young Thug.
Learn more about Dae Dae in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Now that we are more than half-way through 2016, what are some words you would use to describe it? What were some of the highlights of 2015 for you and your music?
As a thriving artist, hitting hard with the #4 record in the country, I will describe my year with four words:
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
Yes, of course! My earliest musical memory was buying my first Lil’ Bow Wow Cd and watching the development of his career and him as an artist.
How do you think growing up in Atlanta has influenced you as an artist and ultimately, your sound?
Atlanta has taught me originality, which has helped me create my own unique style. If you are from Atlanta, you would have to have your own sound or your listeners are going to tell you, you sound like someone else. So I created my own sound and ran with it.
Can you talk about the inspiration behind your single “Wat U Mean”? What has it been like seeing it climb the Urban Radio charts these days?
My song reminds me of the hard grinding I was doing for my family back when I worked everyday doing concrete and clubbing. I work 12 hours days doing concrete then hitting the club scene at Lacura faithfully to get my song played every night. It was difficult but I kept going.
How did you come to work with Lil Yachty on the remix for “Wat U Mean”?
I put Lil Yachty on the record because I love his energy. We built a relationship during the Young Thug tour. He’s also a hot young artist out of Atlanta like me with a different fan base.
How do your other songs compare with this breakout single? Are you currently working on new music?
All my records come with meaning. All my records will tell you a different story. I’m currently working on my next project with London On Da Track titiled “Definition.” This mixtape will be one to remember with consistent rotation.
Where can people see you perform these days? Do you plan to tour soon?
For any info on my upcoming performances and appearances, follow my Instagram account @daedae with full details on my posted flyers.
I love touring and I’m actually on another tour that my label “300” has put together with me, PNB, ShyGlizzy, and Famous Dex. The tour is titled, “The Birth of the New Nation.” It’s going to be great!
LOVELIFE is a positive movement where we love what we do and refuse to complain about the little stuff in life. We don’t take anything for granted and we appreciate every moment; Just Love Life.
Who are some of your favorite artists and what bands continue to inspire you and your music? Who would you love to work with in the future?
My favorite artist is 2pac but I would love to collaborate with Andre 3000, Drake, Anthony Hamilton, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Jay-Z and many more legends.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
My music is the “Truth.” In every line I spit, I’m stating facts and telling you my story straightforward. I get personal on my records, so I’m mostly telling you about my struggle and the lessons learned from those obstacles I’ve encountered in life.
What is one piece of advice that you have received over the time that you have been in this industry that has really resonated with you?
Stay Humble. That’s what everybody tells me because the music industry is up and down. I want to continue to build my relationships with other artists, producers, music execs and every other aspect dealing with music. Also I understand that I must continue to put in the groundwork, meaning passing out CDS, going to some open mics and keeping the DJs interactive with my movement and spinning my records. Everything is for my fans, so it’s important to know what they are rocking with.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
I am very hands on with my career. I love the creativity involved; I love the different sounds and the groundwork harvested. I’m more focus on giving the world my new music and the real side of me. So stay tune and be blessed. Thanks for your time.