“D” Coy, Master Lyricist
Grinders, I had the pleasure of meeting a awesome artist by the name of “D” Coy. He is originally from California but calls Baltimore home now. “D” took a break from the mic, but recently decided to take the mic of the stand -bring back ol’ school Hip-Hop…Vocalistic style. Check out our interview below…
RYG: Before we get started. Would you like to send a shout out to anyone?
“D”: I would like to give a shot out to my Full Stereo Family; “Work”, Sir-K, RegE. Rukus, Triz, Bishop Redss & my cousin Wolf Wanggg back in Cali (L.B.C) doing his Thizzle. Team RepYoGrind for the support & everybody that’s ever supported any artist or Producer from Full Stereo Recordings.
RYG: How did you start in the industry?
“D”: I got serious about pursuing my career in 2007, but I was fortunate to encounter some experience working with the artist; “Work” from Full Stereo Recording on two well-crafted albums in 2001 & 2004.
RYG: Who influenced your sound?
“D”: My sound is influenced by early 90’s…late 80’s Hip-Hop sprinkled with a lot of 70’s soul train get up.
RYG: What are some of the misconception about the industry?
“D”: Some of the misconception in the industry is that the Artists are Happy. No, more money more problems. Another misconception is you are your own person…you are NOT. You are owned by the label that signed you and you are not doing the music you love; you are handing music that will make the industry money.
RYG: Did you encounter any obstacles? If so, how did you overcome?
“D”: The biggest obstacle was getting the music played on the radio as well as the lack of supporters when the projects was finally finished…everyone wanted to be in the videos but no one wanted to step up and help circulate the material. We overcame by never getting up and continue making music.
“D”: Do what your gut tells you because you will never lead you astray.
What’s next for “D” Coy?
On February 6, 2015, check out “D” Coy with “The Man we all know & love“…Edigga, Host of Charm City Direct Radio Show. Stay Tune!!!!
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In the 80’s and 90’s Braids ruled. If you didn’t have braids after “Poetic Justice” something was wrong with you. Janet Jackson rocked the edges out of those braids. I went to see that movie and the next day made an appointment to get my scrap pulled and the place with packed. I have had braids before but it seemed Janet brought the “Box Braids” to life.
When I was younger, younger –ok, very young. My aunt would braid my hair every month. I rocked the “Princess Leia”, the braid ponytail with the part in the middle, and the over to one side with the sponge roll-set…lol. But, nothing…I mean nothing was like…when I got the “Bee Hive”. I thought I was the queen of Egypt. You hear me. I loooovvvveeed the “Bee Hive” Braids. I remember seeing Patrice Rushen with thousand of beads…I wanted that. Oh Yes, I got them. I was not going to let my mother rest until…I couldn’t lay on my head, but I had my beads.
Braids have been a part of “Black” or “African American” culture since Africa. The fascination for Braids was so extreme –Bo Derek had to rock them in the film“10”…and Mercedes did a great job on her hair. Ok, I do know who her stylist was but she did a great job.
Another celebrity known for her braids…Brandy; Brandy rocked braids so long that I thought she would never take them out…but she did. Congratulations.
Listen, It doesn’t matter if you was born in 2000’s, 1990’s, or 1950’s braids have always been an expression of creativity…they will never go out of style. If you haven’t had braids…try them…you may have a headache (for only the first couple of days) but you will have a month to be on time for everything…lol.
Enjoy the Braid…