Today we bring you a Haitian artist that goes by the name of Dope Da Vinci. His journey has been a struggle. Brought to the US for heart surgery, his family decided to keep him in the states for a better future. Inspired by poetry, he started writing when he was little. He finds beauty in the struggle because he understands that diamonds come from the dirt. We expect many things from Dope in the future. He is a serious, hard working artist, who isn’t taking anything but success for an answer. Follow his movement and get to know more about him below in our exclusive Q&A with him
Explain who you are for those who dont know
My Name is Dope Da Vinci and I’m an upcoming artist from North Miami Beach, Florida.
Where are you from?
I was born in Haiti and came to the U.S to have open heart surgery when I was 9 months and I’ve been here since.
How did you get your start in music?
I got started in music when I was little. I was in love with poetry and then when my cousin introduced to music it all made sense. Plus I wasn’t really a talkative person so music was the only way I could express myself.
How long have you been making it?
I’ve been making music since 2007.
Who are your influences?
My influences are T.I, Dwyane Wade and Daymond John.
What motivates you?
The beauty in the struggle and the light at the end of the tunnel.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I am working on my 2nd project called “Mademoiselle”. It’s a tape that I did that was based on pushing my boundaries and trying to do different kind of music and also something dedicated to the ladies.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
This is a very hard question for me to answer but I know in 5 years I am going to be wherever God wants me to be but definitely in a better position than I am currently at the moment. I know I would be the voice for the voiceless going through what I am going through being an immigrant and trying to get there life together.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
Its very different but you got to respect everyone’s art even if you can’t understand it.
Anything else you would like to say?
Check out my first project that I did called “Full Court Press” and a couple of videos that I have out and be on the look out for my next project “Mademoiselle” that should be dropping early April.