We had the pleasure of sitting down with an incredibly talented artist recently. NHH alumni fans will remember him from his single a few years back that generated a lot of hype amongst our listeners “Boom Bip” well he is back! And he is back bigger, better and with more exciting music than before! We are so excited to be able to speak to the one and only Dayz Rich – Check out his new music and exclusive interview below.
- Give it my all - Dayz Rich
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth
I was born in Jersey City New Jersey my mom was broke w/ four kids. Have 1 older sister, 2 younger brothers. We were poor and lived in a low-poverty area. My dad was a correctional officer and worked long hours to provide. My mom on the other hand would stay home cleaning and collected welfare. But through all the ups and downs. We would come together at family functions and I would perform sing and dance. I have been into music from six years old to present day. My dad was a DJ, he would spin all sorts of music from hip-hop, oldies, classic rock, and beginning house music etc. My mom and dad always fought and argued a lot, till one day my dad came home early from work to walk in on my mom having an affair with another man. He punched her in the face. From then they went their separate ways. My mom took my baby brother with her to California and we were left to stay with my dad. Up until the point me my sister and little brother was a homeless at a subway station. My dad had no other choice but to send us all to my mom’s house in Northern California because my dad couldn’t afford us being there anymore. So, we were forced to live with my mom and her new boyfriend In Yuba City CA. This is where my life gets flipped and turned upside down from living in the big city to a small town with no big lights and skyscraper’s to just sticks and orchards. It was rough adjusting to mom’s new place and especially her new boyfriend. But the cool thing was he owned a huge studio and taught me at 11 how to utilize all the equipment in studio. And it wasn’t no old small ghetto studio in the closet. Straight real equipment. But none the less we struggled with what the little we had. And I always used music, art, and dancing to escape the harsh realities I faced as a young boy in poverty. As I got older the music and art stayed with me and it advanced as well as the talent and it flourished in my mind, body and soul forever.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
It was when I got out of the Army when I started taken my music more serious and taken it to a professional level. Throughout my life matter what I was doing or where I was at, people always to told me that I should pursue music and art. Rather, I was freestyling or singing even drawing and painting. People always said that these are special talents that I should take in heed and go for my dreams. So, I did just that.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
I got a lot of influences such as, The 38 chambers, WU-Tang, to Childish Gambino, Lil Uzi Vert, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kanye West, TDE, HBK Gang, TaylorGang, Earl Sweatshirt, Demrick, Madchild, Dizzy Wright, Tory Lanes, YBN Cordae, Joyner Lucas, Logic, Drake, Lil Wayne, Bas, J Cole, Mickey Factz, Asap Rocky, French Montana, E-40, Chris Webby, Yelawolf, Strange Music etc.
Wiz Khalifa because he’s always rapping about having fun, living life, keep rising to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
I think we are heading into a new age and generation of hip-hop and it’s not going to in tail the old ways and Paradigms of the industry. The state of it now is doing just that transcending into the age.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
Well right now I’m currently finishing up this old but new mixtape. it’s a bunch of refurbished and digitally remastered tracks I never released. It’s been pretty fun hearing the old ways I was on the mic and recording in the studio. LMAO! But anyway, the mixtape is called “Life Is Wavy, “ going to be dropping on Datpiff, Spinderella, and My Mixtapes. Then rite before school I’m dropping my new single feat. Mickey Factz called Give It My All produced by DJ Strategy and Mix /Mastered by Eric Turner and will be streaming on all digital platforms.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
To have good results on the mixtape that I’m dropping, and the single sells well and catches a big buzz.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
To come from a health care provider and college student to a full fledge successful musician.
If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
I have a single that’s titled as the mixtape Life Is Wavy. Because with this song it relates to common 9/5 workers that struggle and face life challenging obstacles every day.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
You don’t have to be the same person you where yesterday. If you are blessed to see the next day, you can change who you are today. I believe we are all Kings/Queens you just have to recognize your inner worth.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
Live, laugh, love, listen and learn.
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
Organic vibes and substance
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
never give up, because you can’t forget why you started.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
follow me on,
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
1st and for most I would like thank God almighty, my teacher Maulana Shaykh Hishaam, my family, my kids, my camp @ MME love all you guys this wouldn’t have been possible without yall, special shout outs to Snowman, Yung Serj, Neto G, Garret lee, Cali Dre, Jeffery and the Saurez family.