Underground Interview With Deveous
DeVeous, a.k.a. David Johnson, Born and raised in Wichita Ks started writing lyrics in the late year of 2004 after finding influence from a troubled childhood in a broken home. He decided to take his craft seriously putting more time into his lyrics.
He began teaching himself to produce high quality beats, and recording his own music becoming a master of his own craft.
DeVeous is a solo artist, doing everything himself, from the beat to the video, he does it all! He has made a few career boosting power moves throughout his musicial journey including shows with artists such as: #techn9ne #Rittz #SnowThaProduct #TwistedInsane #YoungDro $DoOrDie #JarrenBenton #InsanePoetry, doing contests for Strange Music and Funk Volume. DeVeous spends every second of his waking day in the studio. He thrives to get his music heard everywhere!
Take the time, Expand your minds, indulge yourself by listening to the music! It speaks for itself!
- One day my hard work WILL pay off! - DeVeous -
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
The perfect mix of soulful and Gangsta with real vivid very versatile lyrics.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
I Used to go by DV Because my name is DavidAnd my big homie called me his secret weapon because I rapped so fast So DVSW Saying those letters together fast sounded similar to DeVeous so I stuck with that.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Tech N9ne, bone thugs and harmony,, King Iso, Rittz, brotha lynch hung, slipknot
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am currently working on a new project titled "Extra Terrestrial" which is going to be produced by 11 Bang Beats and myself .
This album will have some dope collaborations with a few dope very well known artists such as..... sorry that is classified information!
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I dont want alot of money, I dont want alot of fame. I just want to be comfortable. I also just really want to perform a few SOLD OUT venues in the process.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I will have to say "Land of the Giants" is my favorite because everytime i have performed it i get more reaction from the crowd with that song than any other.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Being COMPLETLEY independent having NO HELP not having any investors forced to invest in myself .... I would say staying positive and keeping motivation is my biggest challenge this far.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Find a beat, think of a hook, record and mix the hook, then start writing my verses, record, mix, master, then promote.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Being able to have a page as an artist where everybody can go find out the newest details of your work, for free, without having to have your own "website"What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?:King Iso war world me ... the whole album!
Rittz and Tech stay on my Playlist.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Nothing but get into trouble
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Don't wait for it to come to you, invest in yourself and go get it!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
The fact that its more about money than talent, I would take it back to the basics
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Its everything! If your work is not original, then its not your work!
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I produce most of my own beats, I record, mix, and master all my work by myself, I edit my own music videos, I am my own graphic designer, manager, booking agent, promoter, AND investor!
I do LITTERALLY EVERYTHING by myself! Well besides the love and support i get from my fans I do this ALL by myself!