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Dev the Follower

Please introduce yourself real quick…


I'm an independent Hip Hop/Rap artist based out of Central Pennsylvania. I'm 20 years old and have a dire passion to inspire listeners and allow people to relate to what I have to say. Not everything that I write about may be 100% accurate according to my life, but in most cases it is, and the energy that I project in my songs are extremely genuine. In other words, if I feel like rapping about some hard shit, I'm going to rap about some hard shit. If I want to rap about some real shit, I'm going to rap about real shit, simple as that. I'm straight forward and very blunt so I may seem like an asshole at times, but I promise you that I do my absolute best to be the greatest person that I can be, and I work on it every single day. With that being said, I want everyone to enjoy my music and the content that I put out on a fairly consistent and frequent basis.


What do you do?


I currently have a lot on my plate, but I'm always looking to expand for whatever I seek fit and beneficial towards my career. I've promised to the fans that I currently have, that I will be releasing music every month in 2018, so that's what I'm working on right now. My goal is to drop 12 mixtapes, albums, EP's, etc. throughout the course of the year, along with random singles every month as well. I've worked with artists such as Mark Battles, ScribeCash, King Kap, 12Fifteen, Young Neves, Lindsay Vann, Dylan Kusch, Hyde, The Words, The Gifted One, Raiden Perez, Slim Will, Young Branning and most recently, JaeAre. I'm also looking to work with new artists including Hopsin, Demrick, VI Seconds, Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright and whoever else is willing to work with me. Some producers I've had the pleasure to work with include Kato On The Track, DJ Hoppa, Syndrome, Dylan Kusch, and Oh Joe Cinco.


What´s new right now?


My most recent release is 'Shooters ft. JaeAre', and I will be dropping another song called 'Rest In Peace' on February 2nd, 2018. I have a 2-part EP dropping in February, executively produced and in collaboration with King Kap, and a Full Length Collaboration Album with The Words in March featuring artists Lindsay Vann, Hyde, Dylan Kusch, JaeAre, NOT-SARI, and Spike Roscoe. Production credits including Catch22, Dylan Kusch, Stib Crappy and many more. You can find me on all platforms – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, SoundCloud, etc.

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


Mark Battles, I really felt and related to his music more than anyone that I have ever listened to. The majority of his music is extremely deep and heart felt, but he also has absolute bangers. His lyrics and wordplay are incredible and I love a clean and skilled lyricist. Mark Battles just fit the description of the perfect artist, in my opinion, and the fact that I've met him and worked with him personally, just really put him at the top of my list. Secondary artists are Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kevin Gates. I have purchased and listened to every single song that they have released, along with clothing, posters, etc.


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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


My biggest mistake I think was sharing and distributing my music before I felt it was ready for listeners and people who knew me personally (friends, family, hometown, etc.), and because of this reason, I think a lot of people don't take me seriously as an artist, and they kind of just laugh and don't give my music the time of day


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


My biggest challenge is simply building a structural fan base who want to promote my music along with me. I'm starting to just overcome this challenge by building a street promotion team and hiring marketers to help engage with people and put my music out for everyone to hear


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How do you personally discover new music?


Spotify playlists, SoundCloud, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


“I'll usually directly message someone with the link of the song or album if I'm really feeling the energy and feel that it's worthy enough to share with a lot of people. If the music is good and I want to support it, then I'll shout the artist out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat


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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Other than just trying to bust out as many songs as possible, the only other tip I would give is to study your favorite artists. Their flow, lyricism, execution, etc. Break down and recognize your weaknesses, then work to improve them


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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


BE CREATIVE. Add fillers and make sure your track sounds full and the vibe fits the production and meaning to the song


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


I've peaked the surface of the underground and possibly the mainstream. I'm starting to get label offers and bigger connections. My revenue is starting to come in nicely.


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http://www.soundcloud.com/devthefollower

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