First on the list for my 2008 Rap Up is Donny Goines. Everyday I will try and get a new rapper to answer the same (with some variation) questions below. Donny Goines is one of the most up and coming rappers in New York right now. While recently being featured on MySpace and with his coined tag line, "If you do not know my name, I am not doing my job well enough" it allows him to effectively stay in touch with his fans; something many rappers overlook.
With this intense personal relationships with even the smallest of his fans, it allows each person that listens to feel in tune with everything he says. Personally I do not feel alienated or detached from anything he spits. Mostly because he knows me on a personal level and vice versa.
It is not just me. It is everyone the dude comes in contact with. So I am happy to show you the interview below. Good Luck in 2009 Donny.
What Is Next?
Sky's the limit man. I'm on Cloud 9 right now. Getting major love from
all the blogs and websites, videos up on Music Choice and MTV, Myspace
feature, etc. and I'm just getting my feet wet. 09 I plan on making
Why the name Minute after Midnight?
Long story short, it derives from the concepts of the Cinderella story
and how I feel they parallel to Hip Hop. Basically everything
surrounding the ball was fantasy. The pumpkin that turned into a
carriage (which I compared to the fancy cars), the ball (similar to
the clubs) so on and so forth but what happens after Midnight? All
these things disappeared because they were NOT REAL. It was fantasy
and this album represents what happens when you take away that aspect
of the story.
Recently you stated that you saw the advantages of a major…what are we
going to see from you in 2009?
What advantages on a major haha? I think your confused homie. I am
100% independent. Everything you see happening is based off the
strength of my music, hustle and team. So ask yourself this. If I can
do all of these things without a major, what do you think would happen
if I signed to one?
Who are you looking forward to working with in 2009?
There is so much talent in the game right now I could sit here for
days naming people. I will say this though, you can expect me to work
with many talented artists next year.
What is your best asset?
My hustle. Without it there would be NO way I would have made these
things happen. Music is such a small part of this business.
Finally…why? As in what keeps you doing this?
I love what I do.