Something that the hip-hop industry has done a really good job of lately is having the ability to find and scout out some of the best up and coming rappers who will take the game to the next level and have a new generation of fans loving every word that they spit out of their mouths. From Kendrick Lamar to J. Cole to even 2 Chainz, there is a bevy of new artists who are willing to put their money where their mouth is and put themselves out there in an industry that many think is dead and gone. Deniro Farrar is one of those guys, and he is here to put his state of North Carolina on the map.
For someone who is considered a fresh face in the music industry, he has already worked with the likes of other talented artists from Ryan Hemsworth, Shady Blaze, and Flosstradamus. His first effort, "Cliff of Death" collaboration with the production due Blue Sky and Black Death (BSBD) received a ton of critical and audience praise and left audiences hungry for more from him. Some of the best tracks he has to offer include everything from “Days Go By” to my personal favorite, “Feel Right” which is how I came to know about this dude.
So he answered with “The Patriarch II” which you can get by hitting up his Bandcamp site. I recently talked with Deniro about how he wanted to get into the industry, why his inspiration is more about how own life and not relying on others and how he wants to be the face for Charlotte hip-hop. Check it out.
At what age did you realize you want to get into hip-hop?
I’ve always been into hip-hop, always wanted to rap. It’s something I grew up with and had such a passion. Just listening to that type of music really gave me the drive and determination to get myself into this industry today. I have had a troubled past and I finally came to the conclusion that this was what I wanted to do with my life after other
Who would you say are some of your musical inspirations?
Nobody inspired me to really get into the industry. How I get my inspiration to really rapping about my story and where I come from and it’s something that my fans give me great feedback on and they can tell
What is the hip-hop scene like in Charlotte?
There really isn’t much of a scene here. We have a bunch of people trying different things but a lot of them don’t really have that sound down. The difference that I am trying to do in the industry is bring that to the forefront of people’s minds right now and not just something that local people can understand.
I saw on one of your sites that you are the leader of “Cult” rap. What is that in your honest opinion?
Cult rap is pretty much being who you are, being real about what you are rapping about. Not like a lot of this hip-hop shit that is out right now. Take for instance Charles Manson. He had the ability to have everyone come to him and not recruit anyone. I can take that and when it comes to my music.
You got a ton of praise off of “The Patriarch”, how did it feel to have all of that positive feedback?
Well, it’s really to get “praise” and all of that, don’t get me wrong. I don’t do this for praise or recognition; I do this for the love of music. Like I told you when we first started talking, I’m not really anybody right now but I hope that one day that element changes.
Game plans for the future?
Got a lot of stuff going on right now. The new mixtape coming out soon, got a tour in the works and a ton of other shit. Just staying as focused as I can right now.
Check out the behind the scenes of his song “Danger” and for all things Deniro take a look at his Twitter page to know more about the next big thing in music.