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A Few Words with Defari

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Defari has a new release "Street Music." With 16 tracks, listeners should find several songs on the CD to ride to. This west coast rapper seems to have a laid back personality.

What's the concept behind your name?
Defari:
Basically it's a way to say Def-ar-I or I'm Def. It also means the kingly one.

You grew up on the West coast right?
Defari:
Born and raised in LA.

How long have you been rapping?
Defari:
Professionally, I've been rapping for ten years.

So you're a veteran?
Defari:
Yes. When it comes to LA, definitely that.

Who are some of the people you've work with?
Defari:
I've worked with a lot of people. Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill and the list goes on & on.

Who all did you work with on Street Music?
Defari:
Mike City, Alchemist, B Real, E-Swift, Evidence, J Ro, Dilated Peoples, etc.

How long did it take to put together?
Defari:
A good ten months.

Do you listen to the beats first before you write your lyrics or do you already have your lyrics written when you go into the studio?
Defari:
Most songs I write to the beat, but I always stay on deck with a full clip of lyrics. I'm always prepared.

Who are some of the people you listen to? When you're just chilling?
Defari:
I'm a real music guy. I don't listen to the same stuff every day. It depends on what mood I'm in. I can put on Maze or have a playlist with Phyllis Hyman or Patrice Rushen and later put on some Black Mike.

What do you want people to walk away with after they listen to Street Music?
Defari:
My album is custom built for car stereos that are super so basically I want them to walk away with the fact that my album knocks the whole way through.

Which songs on the CD sums up the whole theme?
Defari:
People Trip and Don't Be Mad at Me.

Do you plan on going on tour?
Defari:
I just got off tour with Dilated People and I did Europe two weeks after that.

How do your family/friends feel about your success?
Defari:
Nothing but love and a lot of support. I'm extremely thankful.

How do you keep your composure? You seem so laidback.
Defari:
I've been doing this for a minute and I also had a long night last night. So I'm just chilling.

Defari's Street Music is available now.


To learn more about Defari, check out one of his websites: http://www.defari.net or http://www.myspace.com/defari.
posted by Shelia, 12:16 PM

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