GET TO KNOW: D.White
Having already been on an exceptional rise these last few months, Ohio's D.White is back at it once again as he delivers his pulsing new single 'Mammon'.
Lifted from his new EP of the same name, which is also available to stream now, 'Mammon' makes for a rousing return for the artist at the helm. With his broad and immersive lyrical flow perfectly set to a bouncing production throughout, he continues to cement himself as one of the more exciting names on the rise right now.
So with the new track out now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
Lil Wayne was the first artist that expanded my worldview. I was fascinated with the cleverness of his wordplay, how a punchline could make me laugh out loud, and how hard the beats went. I’ve been to five of his concerts, and one of those times is my favourite concert experience ever.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I never formed my own band, but I did play tenor saxophone in jazz bands throughout middle and high school. Having great teachers helped me understand how all the sounds in the room have to blend together neatly. Now, we apply that same principle to our studio mixes.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
As said by poet Rupi Kaur, "healing through words” is a motto I live by. That phrase captures the essence of why I started writing music. Music has been where I can excavate the parts of myself that I never found desirable spaces to talk about. I find solace in putting poetry in motion.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
“Sun and Moon” by Anees
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
When I call my producers and engineer with good news, there is no way to describe the feeling I get. I try to relive that moment as often as possible.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
I would have to say BIA. I appreciate that she pushes the boundaries in her verses every time, and I strive to do the same so I feel like we would make something monumental.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Very much weaved into the fabric of hip hop and a mainstream artist that impacts culture with every project I release.
D.White's new single 'Mammon' is out now. Check out the new video for it below.