What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is rapper, Lil Dill. Lill Dillr is a highschool rap sensation seeking his place in the music industry. His sound is melodic and gritty while painting a vivid picture of his life. Dill's. been gaining buzz in his town so we had to tap in with him! Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Dill? Your style is dope. When did you start making music?
Dill: I started making musing back In 7th grade with only a School Chromebook as a joke. I guess you could it has mostly came from our school having a rap scene and of course some beef and haters will come with it but over the years when I went in to high school I got that confidence and upgraded my setup to where I am now as a 16 year old (junior).
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
Dill: I’m not sure yet but I’ll tell you the city I’m in is not where I will represent with it being a small town, so as soon as I find myself, my plan is to reach out to the whole fan base and represent them.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to finding yourself. So how did you create your stage name?
Dill: Well like a lot of artists it's simple, I used my original govt name Dillon and split it, LIL DILL.
Westleaf Staff: I think it's dope. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Dill: I think this has a lot to do with all the people that’s around me right so whenever others are trying this out it make me wanna give it a try, when it comes to music the things I say can be meaningful so I just come to mind and come in with them feelings on notes and shit that just how it be.
Westleaf Staff: So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Dill: I always looked up to some of my favorite rappers such as Lil Tjay, Polo G, the drill game you name it. But if you mean around me, gotta name my friends and my family for the support mentality.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Those are some legends! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Dill: Really getting to see how people really placed their odds about me while I stay proving them wrong and seeing who the real and fakes one’s are going forward on my path like I said in my new song dashin' it.
“it’s just me and myself just gotta be patient
pointing y’all’s self them shooters be glazing
I don’t need friends who ain’t gonna be on the same path they all be faking”.
Westleaf Staff: So cool! So what makes you a unique artist?
Dill: Well I like to switch my styles up a bit and play around with the effects that’s another thing. I don’t really care what others say I be evolving my self around what I feel to do whenever I do it always.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Much respect. So what does art mean to you?
Dil: To me I think of art as a value of your talent but I hear different words in each letter and I think everyone gotta meaning to it in my opinion so like when I hear art I think of authentic, remarkable, and talent which honestly it’s really important to me and I think really anybody can relate in some way and do stuff if your truth to your own personality regardless of the pressure that you're under to act otherwise.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Dill: Climbing up the charts and have down everything that I need with now fixed the time is coming
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success this year! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Dill: Passion, art, time
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