Imperial Interview W/ Derick Bordelon
Artist Bio *
Derick Bordelon is a talented independent rapper on the rise born in San Francisco California Oct 3, 1998 he is the youngest of three children having one older brother and sister.
At the age of five he had already captivated an interest in music and by the age of ten learned how to play the trumpet also joining the band at his elementary school but shortly lived due to housing stability switching homes and schools constantly.
Later by the age of thirteen he followed back into that passion of music, always having a love for hip hop led to his decision that he wanted to be a rapper but at the time had no clue of how or what to do to get into that career field so just kept the dream a secret writing raps in his notebook even making a rap group with one of his friends at the time called "FBC" Fuck Boi Crew.
Later by the age of 14 after moving from L.A. to Nevada he moved out of his mothers to Texas to stay with one of his older cousins due to getting in a lot of trouble outside and at home. After moving he had met another rapper by the name of KOG Devo they became friends and due to him having a studio in his house Derick was able to finally record a couple songs with them being put under alias at the time Derrick Da Goon shortly changed to J1.
After 3 years of being in Texas he decided to move back to California changing his rap name to his real name and after learning more about the field he was getting into started to put out more songs which led into him getting more active doing photo shoots, shooting music videos, producing, along with doing shows even leading up to giving him the chance to open for west coast legend Too Short.
What Are Your Goals When It Comes To Your Producing Career?
Simply to just be the best that I can be I'm constantly working on producing 24/7 I try to have it match and go hand in hand with my raps and also with this day and age it's about being versatile not just particularly one thing so I focus on that also you learn more on the production side whether it's song structure or instrumentation your always learning something that's pretty much the goal for me anyways just with music be the best and learn as much as I can.
What Inspires You To Create The Genre Of Music That You Make?
Other artist, whether rappers, singers, any type of music it all inspires me to just go create.
Tell Us About Your Favorite Instrumental Or Project That You've Created.
It was probably my first project I ever made with a friend we had made a collaboration tape together a long time ago but we never put it out but I would say that would have to be my favorite because at the time I mean I wasn't nowhere as good as I am now but I worked so hard on it, it taught me the price you got to pay to really do this music stuff we spent a lot of time working grinding away making me realize the value of hard work.
Who Were Some The Great Musical Talents That Inspired You To Make Music?
That's a long list but to keep it short the rappers that inspired me were 2pac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, and T.i.
Are You Working On Any New Projects Or Instrumentals?
How Long Have You Been Creating Music & What Keeps You Inspired To Keep Going?
I'm 19 now but I've been creating music since I was 15 and what keeps me going pretty much is me I've had an infatuation with music since I was young but when I really pursued it I knew I couldn't give up on myself cause the moment I do that's the moment I tear everything that I worked so hard for.
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Check out Derick Bordelon Mixtape "Snowball Effect" & Soundcloud Stream His Profile Playlist