Def Sound is my hero. If I had more audacity I’d be like him.
What I like about this interview is that he really articulates the nuanced thoughts of an artist. The restrictions, fears, questions, experiments, and things that make creation and self-expression fun and agonizing at the same time.
I had seen Def around L.A. I only knew him as the cat that did poetry and dress kinda funny. Then one day we met at a mutual friend’s house. I always wondered if he was really a visual artist. The way he immediately stands out visually made me think he was a painter or something. Well I wasn’t too far off..he does music and poetry!
Once I had a conversation with him at that friend’s house I saw how seriously he takes his craft. Me and Def think a lot alike, but he’s more willing to execute the far out thought and jump right in. He speaks a lot in double-entendres and wordplay in conversation, and if you’re not quick witted you’ll miss it. His music is much the same way. Miss one line, and you missed the whole meaning of the song. While playing his music for us you can tell how in it he is, singing along with it. He marvels in just how the words came to him much how the listener might ask, “How did he think of that?”
After the initial regular interview he started playing me some music and we got into one of our music discussions again. He said so much good stuff I had to throw it in here too. Eve kept that camera rollin! (*gives dap*)
While editing I didn’t feel it would be right to present it like a regular interview. I had to get creative to represent him right.
Take a listen to his latest project, “Def Sound IS Alive”, and give it a free download!