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“I seek longevity in this industry”: A Conversation With Dirty Dell

The Los Angeles Music Scene is as hot as ever with the emergence of so much new talent. From Carson down to Compton there are plenty of artists putting on for the city.

With all this talent coming out It’s Important that we highlight those coming up in the city right now.

LBC native Dirty Dell stopped by to talk music and his come up in the new LA music climate. Check out the conversation down below:

 For Those who don’t know, Where are you from?

I’m from the Eastside of Long Beach. I’ve traveled everywhere under the fucking sun, but Long Beach is where I call home. Good or bad, I love it to death.

Coming from the city, how are you feeling about the music coming from here?

The good and the bad as molded me into the artist that I am today and the city is to thank for that.

The music in Long Beach is so diverse. From HeyDeon to Saviii 3rd to myself. It’s pretty amazing, I love it.

The west coast in general?

The west coast is diverse, contrary to popular belief. Of course, the turnt shit will always be in demand (as it should) but I’m a fan of variety. I listen to conscious rap, lyrical rap, smooth rap, hardcore rap, and the west has all of that shit.

Where do you think you fit in the new wave of LA music.

I’d rather not be apart of the wave. Waves rise and fall. Trends come and go. I seek longevity in this industry and in order to achieve that, you must be original. Not saying that I won’t adapt to times, but I’m gathering all of my influences, as most artists do, and incorporating it into my own shit.

Does the city affect your sound at all?

The experiences from my city do, absolutely. Like I said before, the good and the bad as molded me into the artist that I am today and the city is to thank for that.

Your music holds a lot of substance; you can hear that in the music. Is there an overall message that you want to get across to the people?

I’ve dealt with my fair share of emotional issues in my life and you can clearly hear that in my music. I come from a place of vulnerability and if I was to get any message out to the people it would be that it’s okay to be vulnerable. Hopefully, people can relate to it and feel a sense of comfort.

Who are you listening to right now?

I listen to Earl, Xanman, Playboi Carti, Kendrick, Phonte, Cole, and A LOT of old a new R&B. A nigga needs to calm down every now and then.

When the hell can we get a Dell project ?????

Waves rise and fall. Trends come and go. I seek longevity in this industry and in order to achieve that, you must be original. Not saying that I won’t adapt to times, but I’m gathering all of my influences, as most artists do, and incorporating it into my own shit.

The project is done, bro. Just needs some fine tuning. Plus got these visuals that need to be dropped and all that other shit that’s needed. But it’s damn near here. Release date will be announced next month

Who are your major influences?

Earl Sweatshirt and Kendrick have to be my biggest influences. Them the niggas who made me want to rap. A lot of people say I sound like Tyler when I rap, and even tho he’s a HUGE influence for me as well, I would think they’d say I sound like Earl. But yeah those three are my biggest influences.

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