Part one of my interview with DiMi Marc (http://ovalpike.com/article/shoreham-s-dimi-marc-part-one) discussed topics such as charting on college airplay to who his musical influences are. Today we delve much deeper, talking about how he got his talent in Korea to why he released a song called “Failure Meets Success.”, and why international superstardom is in his future. Here is part two.
You have plans in the future to work in Korea. How did that come about?
I’ve been doing songwriting for these guys called Sound Sound in South Korea for a couple of years. They send me beats and I write to them for their singers and whatnot and I’ve actually collaborated on some of their tracks as well. One of their associates sent me a package of beats and from there I made a song called “I Can’t Stop” for Korea. We mixed it, recorded it out here and sent it to them. They loved it and wanted to distribute it. Now we have a deal with Sony Distribution where it came out there on June 22nd. It’s been awesome.
What’s been your favorite song you’ve released and why?
I would have to choose “How Do I”. It’s different than my normal flow but it’s packed with a ton of emotion. I really like the way I was able to portray that emotion and tell a story at the same time.
What’s your take on people who don’t view Long Island as a place for hip-hop?
It’s wrong. We have had some dope hip-hop artists come out of Long Island. It’s only a matter of time until Long Island has a rebirth in the game. It is going to happen because there is some legitimate talent out here, so time will tell.
Who is an artist at the top of their game that you respect and why?
Just to throw a curveball I would say Childish Gambino. I’ve been listening to him for a while. After I saw the video for “Freaks and Geeks” and realized this is the guy from the show “Community” I was floored. He puts songs together well, he raps and sings and his lyrics are phenomenal. Extremely talented dude.
A song you did that I like is called “Failure Meets Success”. Explain the title.
It’s actually named after the beat. Arjay Knox produced the beat for it. Thomas Edison once was quoted saying “I have not failed a thousand times. I have sucessfully found a thousand ways NOT to make a lightbulb”. Mainly failure becomes success due to that.
What are your plans for the rest of 2012?
Work hard. I’m releasing three mixtapes that are supposed to come out this summer, “Stereo Dream” being the next one up. “Group Therapy” with Decipher Entertainment in Boston is another venture I have going as well.
Five years from now where do you see yourself?
I see myself as an international superstar. That’s what I’m working towards. My title and what keeps me motivated is “I’m the next young mogul.” Just planting a lot of seeds with different companies that I’ve invested in that hopefully work out for me in the near future.
What’s the one facet you want your audience to know about you?
That I’m trying to make the world a better place.
Hope this gives all of you a good view and insight into who this talented guy is.Everything he wants and desires for is in his future for sure. For more info on him check out the links below. Best of luck to him in the future!