What is your name and what city do you rep?
I go by D’Vo, and I represent Houston Texas
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest release is The Codex: Court Vision, and my intentions are to craft positive media with God at the center.
What is unique about you and your music?
The uniqueness is the versatility from a jazz soul singer to a conscious rapper and different perspectives featured in The Codex.
What shaped your music?
I can’t say anything that particularly shaped the music, but I am a product of all music, love everyone from the mount Olympus of the Rap Gods, to the new school talented MC’s like Logic, Lamar and Cole.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I ran from it for years. I tried to do something with music when I was 17-19, but honestly I moved on, but when the man upstairs calls, you had better answer that call.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to everything, all mainstream music. I try to listen to Jazz instrumentals alot and recreate these in my head with a hard hitting 808, and let my mind just run away with wonder of what could be.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I’m passionate about sports, nba, football. Really passionate about cooking, and working out. Living a healthy lifestyle.
Happiness to you is…
Happiness to me is spending time with family, enjoying a nice day on the beach, preferably south beach.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
I wish I was told initially to network, network, network. Initially I was so stuck in my lane that I didn’t take the time to grow with my peers around me doing the same thing. So if I could do it again, I would build a network with those individuals, because there is strength in numbers.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
My band Global Rhythm will release a project soon. But for my newest release Volume III; we will have a release strategy in which we are promoting one song at a time on the new album, and then Volume 4 drop. I also have a screwed and chopped version of Volume II dropping on sound cloud soon, around October.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
Your can find me @nerdlifebydvo or website www.nerdlifebydvo.com has all the most current information and for business ventures, www.element11.media
Any last words for the readers?
When The Book of Revelations and Hip Hop music combine, you have entered The Codex, and I’m your narrator, n.e.r.d. life by D’Vo. Get used to my sound and get used to this voice, because it ain’t going anywhere. So stay tuned.