Dy-verse Productions is an independent record label based in San Mateo county, California. It’s aim is to gain exposure for the underground hip-hop, rap, R&B, poetry and music of the area. It does a podcast, YouTube TV shows and DY-TV and much more. We have a Q&A with executive producer Djripridah
Who are you and what do you do?
Djripridah, I am executive producer of Dy-verse Productions, who’s main focus is to expand our music to a wider audience.
Why do you do what you do?
Because once I start something where I have invested time and money and networking then I want to finish.
How do you work?
I work in many different ways to expand our music.
What’s your background?
I am a white lower middle class male.
What’s integral to the work of an artist?
Keep on Pushing
What role does the artist have in society?
All types of roles in movies music art, TV, radio, web, live action – artist are everywhere.
What has been a seminal experience?
I will always remember being on the radio for three years.
Explain what you do in 100 words
So I am CEO of Dy-verse Productions, I work with artists and producers from Bay area, who drive is to expand their music, I rap, emcee, dj, blog, blog, webmaster, podcast, graphic design, do pr, press, interview, send music out, contact bookers, anything to get the word out about Dy-verse Productions.
How has your practice change over time?
Each set is a different practice. each day we do something different to expand.
What art do you most identify with?
What work do you most enjoying doing?
Research and selling CDs.
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
Going to a wrestling match and have undertaker macho man and other wwf superstars wave at me.
What themes do you pursue?
I work with all kinds of themes.
What’s your scariest experience?
My first every solo set.
Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?
When I was selling my first cd and the people asked for autograph, since then I want to continue to make music.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
When I gave the wrong CD, did it acapella and said the wrong words.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
Retail, warehouse, non profit, work with youth, and many other jobs.
Art is all types of media.
What is an artistic outlook on life?
Seeing everything with different view.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
The autographs, and winning contests.
What food, drink, song inspires you?
Steak, water, and Michael Jackson.
Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?
It’s not lonely – there are a lot of people to impress.
What do you dislike about the art world?
What do you dislike about your work?
Having to do things that don’t make sense.
What do you like about your work?
Making that paycheck and be able to expand my music with it.
Should art be funded?
Yeah schools need art, music and sports.
What role does arts funding have?
Makes it easy for kids to learn.
What makes you angry?
Dishes, and haters.
What research to you do?
Look for opportunities to talk about Dy-verse Productions press
What superpower would you have and why?
Rogue and Wolverine kid’s power.
Name something you love, and why.
My girlfriend because she’s a major piece of my life.
Name something you don’t love, and why.
Lazyness and haters because they bring my work down.
What is your dream project?
Releasing a CD every month.
Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.
Dy-verse Productions, Grip Tight Productions and Bay Area Talent.
Favourite or most inspirational place
Coyote Point In San Mateo aka The Levey.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Professionally, what’s your goal?
To expand our record label.
What wouldn’t you do without?