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Interview With Rapper Drega Casino: I Am My Own Favorite

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Interview With Rapper Drega Casino: I am My Own Favorite


Tell us about yourself…

I’M JUST A HUMAN BEING LIVING LIFE AND SHARING MY ART WITH HUMANITY. MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT LIKE WHAT I MAKE, AND I’M FINE WITH THAT. MY ART IS FOR A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSON. ALL MY FAVORITE ARTISTS FELL OFF CATERING TO THE CRITICS; I ONLY CATER TO THE PEOPLE THAT GET WHAT I’M DOING.

When did you find your passion for music?
IVE BEEN MAKING MUSIC FOR 20 YEARS. THE FIRST SONG I MADE WAS WHEN I WAS 13. IT’S MORE ABOUT HAVING A CONTINUED PASSION TO CREATE. WHY DO I KEEP CREATING? I HAVE A SONG CALLED “I CAN’T STOP” AND I HONESTLY CAN’T STOP. I USED TO WISH I COULD. I USED TO WISH I COULD BE NORMAL AND HAVE A NORMAL JOB. BUT THEN I JUST ACCEPTED THIS IS WHO I AM. I’M BURNING THE SHIP. THERE’S NO TURNING BACK.
AND IT JUST FEELS GREAT WHEN YOU ACCEPT WHO ARE YOU.

Why did you choose rap music?
I DID STAND UP FOR THE WHOLE YEAR LAST YEAR. I WAS PERFORMING A LOT. AND ENJOYED I IT AND COULD SEE MYSELF GETTING REALLY GOOD AT IT, BUT MY HEART WASN’T IN IT. MY HEART HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN MAKING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF RAP MUSIC. I’M A BIG BELIEVER IN IF YOU DON’T HEAR THE KIND OF MUSIC YOU WANT TO HEAR THAN YOU SHOULD MAKE IT. SO INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT OTHER ARTISTS, I PREFER TO MAKE THE SOLUTION. THE MUSIC I MAKE, IS THE MUSIC I WANT TO HEAR!


Who are your favorite singers?

I MOSTLY LISTEN TO MY OWN MUSIC. I DON’T EVEN FOLLOW ANY CELEBS ON INSTAGRAM. MY MOST PLAYED MUSIC ON MY PERSONAL SPOTIFY ARE MY OWN SONGS. I LISTEN TO EVERYONE’S ALBUM. AT LEAST ONCE. I’M NOT A HATER. BUT I’M MY OWN FAVORITE.

Do you write to your music?
I DON’T WRITE. I USUALLY WILL RECORD VOCALS FIRST WITHOUT WRITING DOWN ANYTHING. SO I’LL RECORD DIFFERENT FLOWS AND SOME VERSES TO GET A FEEL FOR THE SONG. AND ONCE THE FLOW AND FEELING OF THE SONG IS ESTABLISHED. I’LL RECORD THE SONG LINE BY LINE OR A FEW LINES AT A TIME. IT’S THE BEST WAY TO RECORD CAUSE YOUR MORE CONCERNED WITH THE SOUND AND NOT WITH WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. OBVIOUSLY, THE BEST RESULTS ARE WHEN IT SOUNDS GOOD AND YOU’RE SAYING SOMETHING DOPE. WHICH IS ALL MY SONGS!

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What is the best part of rap and r&b music in your opinion?

I DON’T REALLY SEGREGATE MUSIC INTO GENRES OTHER THAN TO SAY THERE’S GOOD MUSIC AND BAD MUSIC. RAP IS THE BEST KIND OF MUSIC CAUSE THE ARTIST HAS SO MUCH MORE ROOM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES. FOR EXAMPLE, A 16 BAR RAP VERSE CAN COVER SO MANY DIFFERENT EMOTIONS, WHEREAS WITH SINGING GENRES THE SONG PRETTY MUCH ENDS AFTER THE SECOND VERSE WHICH IS ONLY 4 BARS LONG ANYWAY. THEN THE BRIDGE AND HOOK IS THE SAME THING WE ALREADY HEARD. SO WITH RAP, THERE’S MORE ROOM TO PLAY WITH IT BUT ALSO MORE ROOM TO MESS UP. IT’S LIKE THE MORE YOU SAY THE MORE LIKELY YOU’LL SAY SOMETHING STUPID. KIND OF LIKE ME IN THIS INTERVIEW.

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Who would you want to collaborate with?
I DON’T HAVE A DREAM COLLABORATION CAUSE FOR ME IT’S MORE ABOUT DOES IT MAKE SENSE? WILL IT MAKE A GOOD SONG? THAT’S ALL I CARE ABOUT. I’M NOT LIKE OH WILL I GET MORE FANS IF I WORK WITH THIS ARTIST? COLLABS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF BUILDING A SYNERGY BETWEEN FAN BASES IS KINDA GROSS. BUT I WILL DO A SONG WITH ANYONE. JUST DM ME YOUR SONG WITH AN OPEN 16!

What is a day look like for you?
I PRETTY MUCH WORK ON MUSIC ALL DAY. I WORK AS AN AUDIO ENGINEER SO I GET TO WORK ON SO MANY DIFFERENT SONGS every day. THAT’S ALSO WHY MY MUSIC SOUNDS AMAZING! I’VE PUT THOSE HOURS IN. I PROBABLY MIXED LIKE 1000 SONGS A YEAR! AND I’VE BEEN AT IT FOR 7 YEARS!


Which one is your favorite song and why?

MY FAVORITE SONG ALWAYS CHANGES. BUT MY FAVORITE RAP SONG OF ALL TIME IS JUICY BY BIGGIE. BECAUSE THAT SONG COVERS THE ENTIRE RANGE OF WHAT A RAP SONG SHOULD BE. IT’S THE PERFECT RAP SONG.

Message for your fans…..
IF YOU A DREGA FAN YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT LIFE CAUSE YOU A FAN OF YOURSELF. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WANT. I’M JUST GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR DAY. I’M GONNA BE CONTINUING TO DROP MUSIC FOR YOU AND I’M GOING TO KEEP SENDING OUT POSITIVE ENERGY AND LOVE TO YOU. ALSO I’M GONNA BE DROPPING MY SECOND ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN A FEW MONTHS!

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