Underground Experience 8-29-014

THIS months feature is an artist that is out of this Midwest with a style and swag all his own……….lets vibe with LiL’D DAONE

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Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

LiL’D DAONE:, well LiL’D just simply come from the fact my name is D’Von and i’m only 5′6″.  DA ONE was added maybe two or three years ago.  I noticed just from doing youtube searches tons of artist with the name lil’d so I wanted to separate myself from the rest somehow.  I got the idea for DA ONE from my cousin Big 12, because every time I would let him check out what I was working on or whatever, he would say “boi you da one cuz!!”

Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?

LiL’D DAONE:, Kansas City, Missouri   KCMO.  The hip hop scene here is very very strong.  Of course you got your handful of janky promoters and wack rappers, but there are a lot of folks here that are serious about investing in themselves, and perfecting their craft.  Rather it be throwing shows, artist development, artist management, music producing, beat making, graphic designing, video shooting, or building  your own independent label with a real budget to put quality product out, you can find all that here in our music community.  I think its just a matter of time before that one thing, whatever it maybe, happens that puts everybody outside of this city eyes on what we working with.

Mistajay: What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

LiL’D DAONE:, Life is the influence.  My music is a reflection of past, present, and future.  What I’ve been through, what I’ve observed others go through, my current situations and the situations of those around, and were you trying to go, or how you would like to see things be down the round.  My inspirations are my family, friends, and music.  I might here a song and just start vibing to it and ideas start popping in my head, or sometimes i’ll be riding cruising the city listening to beats and my ideas are drawn off of conversations I’ve had with my folks on certain subjects, or something I might see while driving that brings me ideas and memories of other stuff that I might want to speak on.

Mistajay: Spending your teenage years living in South Florida with his father, who is from New York and has a strong love for hip-hop, to your early 20s in the military traveling the world which allowed you to come in contact with many different people with different views of music so how exactly do you describe your style?

LiL’D DAONE:, Indescribable.  Most styles are describe now in days by region, or whatever rapper they sound alike.  I don’t feel like I sound like anybody, nor can you say my sound/style has a specific regional sound.  

Mistajay: “EXERCISING MY EXCELLENCE” is your debut album that he is hoping to release in a few months….What is your best song recorded to date and why?

LiL’D DAONE:, Celebration produced by my guy Keal Jones, which is on my newest mixtape “FOR THE FUCK OF IT”, its a feel good song everybody can vibe and relate too, and it does very well on stage.  But on the album i’m bout to drop to me it would be Beautiful Thang produced by my F.it partner Sean Patterson. I like how i was able to speak on how life is a beautiful thang regardless if your dealing with the good, bad, or ugly portion of it.  Also its not your normal 16 bars then hook and so on, it doesn’t follow that normal pattern that most songs do, and my other F.it partner Blak Makk did his thang on the hook and the break down.

Mistajay: If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

LiL’D DAONE:, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, and Jeezy.  I’m a big fan of all three and it would be cool to see them up close and personal how they handle their business and to see them do they thang on stage.

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

LiL’D DAONE:, If you trying to turn music into a career and make money off of your work, its some of the most important things.  Without it you not gonna get credit for your radio spins, or however else your music might happen to get used.  In this era of the independent artist knowing the business side is key, there are a lot of different oppurtunities out there that allow you to earn money and royality points, but if you not trying to inform yourself on the business side of the music biz, then you ultimately are shorting yourself and not making the most out of your investment.

Mistajay: You don’t shy from the fact that you are a regular working Joe, who is trying to further his education, but does have an evil past, and an undeniable belief for the code of the street so how do you feel that background makes you stand out from some emcees or rappers who may be on either end of the range persona wise be it very emo or very hardcore?

LiL’D DAONE:, Well I don’t shy from it because its true.  It allows me to make music that gives you every aspect of myself, while others who may be on either end of that put themselves in a box and once you do that, its hard to do something outside of that box and still have people believe in the music you giving them.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2014? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

LiL’D DAONE:, No telling where hip hop is going, with all the tech now in days things change at a fast pace. As far as fitting in, don’t really care bout fitting in, I just try to make music I love while continuing to learn the business side and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

LiL’D DAONE:, To keep pushing!!

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

LiL’D DAONE:, I appreciate you reaching out to me for this interview.

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?









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WITH this being 59 years to the day since the death of Emmett Till and the current state of affairs being so fresh in our mind with death of MIKE Brown we must turn this moment into a movement!!!!!

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Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went to Till’s great-uncle’s house. They took Till away to a barn, where they beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river.

Every 28 hours according to the MXGM study, a black person is killed by law enforcement, vigilantes or security …”

Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. Oscar Grant. And now, Michael Brown. They are a handful of such cases since 1999, when Diallo, an unarmed man standing in a New York City doorway, was gunned down by cops who erroneously thought he had a gun. Amadou Diallo was an immigrant from the west African nation of Guinea when he was hit with 19 bullets fired by four New York City police officers. It was before dawn on Feb. 4, 1999.

Manuel Loggins Jr. was a 31-year-old Marine sergeant and a father of three when he was killed by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy on Feb. 7, 2012. The deputy approached Loggins after Loggins crashed through a gate of San Clemente High School about 4:40 a.m., with two of his daughters inside his SUV.

Ronald Madison was one of two victims of a New Orleans police shooting on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina caused flooding across the city. Madison, 40, was mentally disabled. He was unarmed when he was shot in the back on Sept. 4, 2005. Madison and a 17-year-old named James Brissette were killed; four other people, all members of the same family, were wounded.

Sean Bell was due to be married the morning after his fatal encounter with New York City police officers on Nov. 25, 2006. Bell, 23, was behind the wheel of a car outside a Queens strip club where his bachelor party had been held. Police, including plainclothes officers who had been in the club, said they approached Bell amid concerns that someone in his party had a gun.

Ramarley Graham was 18 when police entered his Bronx apartment without a warrant and shot him inside a bathroom on Feb. 2, 2012. Surveillance videos from the police pursuit showed Graham walking into the building, then police officers going to the building’s door and kicking it in.

Eric Garner, 43, died on July 17, 2014, after a police officer in Staten Island placed him in an illegal chokehold during an encounter on the sidewalk, where police said Garner was selling illegal cigarettes. A bystander shot video showing Garner’s final moments, and it quickly fueled major protests and demands that the officers involved face criminal charges.

Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco,[3] BART Police officers detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was lying face down and allegedly resisting arrest.Officer Mehserle stood and, according to his attorney, said: “Get back, I’m gonna Tase him.” Then Mehserle drew his gun and shot Grant once in the back. During his court testimony, Mehserle said that Grant then exclaimed, “You shot me!” Grant was unarmed; he was pronounced dead the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland.



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