An Exclusive Interview With deejaycoryp
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: I don’t have specific people but I’m inspired by people who are able to follow their passion without getting distracted by the outside noise. The hardest thing in life is to stay committed to your dream when no one else believes in yourself.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: It’s always more exciting because I create songs pretty fast. Growing up I had a drum pad and I would practice drumming for hours. Then once I got good at it, I would start writing to all my beats. I did this for hours at a time. Now all those long hours have paid off. The stressful part about creating new music is when I want to get artists on songs and it’s hard to get them in the studio because they have busy schedules.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: I just get into a zone where I’m focused on the task at hand and don’t care about anything else. When I first got into the Entertainment industry I was distracted by the money, girls, and other things that brought me short term happiness but now after a few years of experiencing everything, I learned to block it out and get focused when I need to.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Everyday is a bank account and time is our currency. I live by this statement because whether you are homeless on the street or you’re a millionaire on Wall Street, we all have the same 24 hours in a day.
Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?
Ans : The Song is called To D.R.E.A.M by Tory Lanez. The best part of the song is when he says “ Remember when I didn’t have a thing baby, I swear man all I had to do was, all I, all I had to do was Dream baby, dream baby, dream baby. The song is just saying that all he had that he remembers when he had nothing and now he finally made it but all he had to do was dream in order to make it happen. This relates to my life because I had dreams for years about how my life will be and just imagining myself very successful. Now I’ve been able to make most of that happen just by making my dreams a reality.
Q: Is your family musical?
Ans : My Family is full of DJ’s and musicians that’s why I feel like music is such a big passion of mine.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: Well I’m single with no children. But the hardest thing is that there’s not that much time I get to spend with family because I’m always traveling. But it’s so worth it. I wouldn’t change this life for anything.
Q: How often and for how long do you practice?
Ans: I usually practice for an hour a day to make sure I keep my skills and don’t forget them. I also practice everyday. When I travel, I practice inside the hotel room for an hour. I’m living my dream so no matter gets in the way, I always find time to practice.
Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Ans: When I first started deejaying, I made so many mistakes and got made fun of. So now I’ve made sure to perfect my craft. I rarely make mistakes but when they do happen, I know how to recover from it so quickly that most people won’t even hear the mistake.
Q: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Ans: I always get nervous I don’t why haha. Even though I have done so many performances at nightclubs and concerts, I always get that nervous feeling before. But as soon as I get on stage, it goes away because I get really excited.