D: Because of my orchestra background, I would say Orchestra music, with old 70's R&B with Hip Hop and a strong southern mixture. Down here in Atlanta is basically a musical mixing pot.
SC: Where are you guys from? D: I'm from Augusta. My partner, Quincy Jones is from Atlanta.
SC: Does that part of the country have a style of its own?
D: Augusta is the home of James Brown. So you figure all through the ninety's people sampled James. That's the soul right there; you can't get no funkier than James Brown.
SC: What type of equipment are you guys working with? What is your wish list for the future? Do you guys record everything in house or do you use any outside studios?
D: Mpc3000, Planet Phat, Roland 2480 and various sound modules. We have the whole Soundcrafting sound library. Probably looking to buy the Emu Vintage Keys Pro and find me a Sp1200. We record everything in house but mix down with outside studios using Pro Tools.
SC: Are you a self-taught musician or did you come into music through music lessons. What and how did you get into music production?
D: Originally, I was formally trained in Trumpet. I got into music production when my mom purchased me a Keyboard in 6th grade and I've been producing music ever since.
SC: What type of sounds do you generally use in your production? What type of sounds generally catch your hear at first listen?
D: I tend to use a lot of strings, but I'm trying to get away from that cause I want my sound to be a little more emptier. Right now I use a lot strings, guitar riffs, bells, and sounds that are empty but affect the music in a dynamic way.
SC: What do you want people to know about 2 Bold Entertainment? And R U working with any people outside the 2 Bold Family?
D: The Number one thing is we're for the underground and we're trying to be a label that not only puts out records but being able to state our opinion on our records. I feel on an independent label you can say things you can't or won't be allowed to say on major label.
SC: What type of artist do you like to work with and produce? Who is the artist you would like to produce if you could produce anyone?
D: I do collaborations. Right now I'm working with 4 Eyes, he's on both Ludicris' CD's, Tech Money from MTV and Califonie who has credits on Bubba Sparks' CD's. Right now I'm on some southern stuff. Probably, my favorite artist is Cino G, he's real good, but I'm really feeling Shaz Skills cause I don't know what she is gonna say next. I would love to produce Monica the R&B singer in the future, cause she got that R&B Ghetto Queen thing happenin'. I really think she is sexy, I want to produce Monica.
SC: What can we be looking for from you guys in the near future?
D: Cino G album should be out in September, then ShazSkills, then Trill.
We gonna drop albums and singles every three months. But the first one up
Is Cino G; he's straight like gutta; he's from Pittsburgh Atlanta, which is downtown Atlanta.
SC: What is the one thing you like about the Atlanta music scene and what one thing is the most troubling about it?
D: It's so diverse. You have people and styles of music from everywhere in Atlanta. The bad thing is because so much money is in Atlanta. Independents can get shut out of the loop. So a lot of good music doesn't get heard simply because there is not enough money behind it. But you have a greater chance by tackling the smaller markets first then breaking Atlanta.
SC: Where do you guys see yourselves going in the music business?
D: I want 2 bold Entertainment to be a haven for artist, especially artist who didn't get a chance to come out or who were shelved by major labels, cause they are usually the hungriest artist. Hopefully 2 Bold Entertainment can be a place for artistry. You have to be persistent in this or anything else you do. Just think how many people graduated from college this year or high school with the same skills or degree. The person who is the hungriest is gonna be the one to succeed. Whoever stays with it the longest is gonna be on top. Every year we make progress with it by putting out records or buying studios.
SC: What's your production goals?
D: I'm looking to put together a 5 man production team with hot skills and also I want to put together an in-house studio band: bass players, guitarist, keyboards, drummer, horns