We had the good fortune of connecting with Dre Jack and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dre Jack, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I honestly think that the most important factor behind success is not being afraid to step out of your comfort zone. As an artist I’ve learned that growth and development only goes so far while remaining in your comfort zone. I also feel like stepping outside of your boundaries may help you view your craft in a different light.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
If I could use two words to describe my music they would be honesty and independence. The honesty portion is me giving my personal experiences through the music, While the independence refers more to my grind as an independent artist. The route to where I am today was definitely a tough one. Starting out I remember clear as day recording and rapping songs on my iPhone (I think it was like a iPhone 4 or 5 at the time) thinking I was the hottest thing out. Both growing older and growing as an artist I learned that the quality of these iPhone songs just weren’t going to cut it, and that’s when I started to invest into my own recording equipment. Fast forward to my song recording process today, I have both a home studio and private studio where all of my work is done. The one thing I want the world to know..is that I’m probably still going to be rapping when I’m 70. (Retirement home concerts probably lit tho!)
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For starters I gotta take the homies to Pink Taco for the food. Then we could hit up a couple beach spot for drinks. There’s also this super cool spot called Rhythm Room. It’s like a super chill underground bar, they usually have live music but I honestly haven’t been in a while. For the shopping we could always hit Topanga Mall. We’d have to knock all of that out in one day because we’re in the studio for the rest of the week!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d just like to shoutout my support system, from my lady and son down to the whole team. They always keep me going with encouraging words, and not to mention a decent amount of song ideas. I love y’all forever!
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