Interview w/ donRUMBA

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Introducing donRUMBA, a charismatic Jamaican born rapper/songwriter who currently resides and does his music in Florida. While being young to the music faternity of only 2 years, donRUMBA’s  main influences are 2pac, NY hiphop & mix tape weezy. Two projects M.I.A & LOVER BOY were prior to what he’s currently working on…. Amanda. Amanda which is also on youtube and spotify is a soulful representation of women within his culture and is also distributed on all social media platforms. He can be reached via dancehallpassport@gmail.com 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/donrumba?igshid=1j106n2z36472

Interview by Tim Brown

When and why did you start Rapping?
Ans: I started writing rhymes on a online battle forum outta boredom while living in Cranbrook Canada.
Which famous musician/artiste do you look up to?
Ans: 2pac bounty killer jay z
Why?
Ans: pac taught me the importance of standing by your word and how to rap that real, bounty for how he has dominated over decades and always providing opportunities for the Elsa fortunate and other upcoming artist and Jay for just being a living goat at this whole thing.
Were you influenced by old records & tapes?
Ans: mostly bob marley and MJ
Which ones?
Ans: songs like redemption song, could you be loved,thriller and dirty diana.
4-Who are your favorite musicians?
Ans: my favorites are 2pac, ludachris, bounty killer and biggie,
Groups?
Ans: my favorite groups are silk, the lox and the fugees.
CD’s?
Ans:my favorite albums have to be all eyes on me, it’s dark and hell is hot and still I rise.
Have you been in competitions?
Ans: No I haven’t been in any competitions.
Do you perform in public?
Ans: I have performed open mics and bars so far around the miami area.
Describe those occasions?
Ans: being on stage at first is nerve racking but it’s all about facing your fears and enjoy practicing the craft of performance.
What makes this kind of music “good” to you?
Ans: the feeling it gives me when an artist can paint such a vivid picture that i can identify with the story being told makes this music great.
Why did you choose to sing this kind of music?
Ans: this music chose me. I’m a Jamaican who really should be doing dancehall music but the universe saw a different path for me.
Let’s Talk about your music and your last work…
Ans: well I’ve released two solo albums the most recent being LOVER BOY a collection of songs mostly dedicated to the women that have been in my life.
How do you feel about the internet in the music business?
Ans: The internet has opened a lot of doors for independent artists and provided detailed information on how to accomplish anything you want in this industry. The only down side is artist development has taken a back seat to how many followers and engagement you have on social media.

What are your plans for the future?
Ans: My plans for the future include penning my first global hit, releasing an album by the end of each summer and continue to work at my craft to become undeniable.
How has your music evolved since you first began?
My music has evolved tremendously since I first stepped in the booth or released my first song in 2018. I believe I’ve found a pocket and lane that has not yet been explored, which should be refreshing for the listeners.
Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
My music making processes is something like an out of body experience because I never go in with a topic or pattern. I let the beat lead me and I mumble different patterns until I find the first few lines of the song.