Justin Don is a new artist out of Detroit, MI getting ready to release his first project “Will Of The D”. Justin is primarily a musician but he also writes a blog and makes videos for his youtube channel. He is also the founder & owner of Don Records LLC (a record label) and Kaizoku Music Publishing Company (BMI).
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: It used to be very stressful but now it’s more exciting. I am just having fun and making something I think sounds good whenever I make a record, so no matter what happens I’m happy with the result. Some records are better than others but that is part of what makes things exciting, the thrill of the chase.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: I just do me and don’t care what people think lmao. People are going to talk no matter what so Ima just let them talk.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Very easily. Give me a beat that I can vibe to and a microphone and I’ll make you a song on the spot.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: No one’s going to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself.
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: Inspiration comes in various ways. Sometimes I will write about a way I’m feeling due to some event/events that recently happened in my life. Other days I will write songs based off the feel of the vibe. That vibe could be from the beat, from the melody’s I’m coming up with, or both combined. If I need to, I have a list of song titles/ideas that I can cross-reference with the vibe. After song writing for so long I have learned various little tricks like these to help keep the creative process flowing naturally.
My favorite part about the process is hearing the finished product and being like “damn that shit’s fire bruv.”
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: I started taking music seriously when I was 19.
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: I just finished recording my debut project “Will Of The D”
Q:Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
Ans: Practice makes perfect. Reps up.
Q:When and why did you start playing?
ANS: In college to pick up girls lmao.
Q: Which instruments do you play?
Q: What was the first tune(s) you learned?
Ans: Boston by Augustana (video of me playing it on my youtube channel 😉