Get To Know: Talented Rapper Dutch 3Times
Born in a small town in South Carolina, but raised in the grimy streets of Detroit, Michigan. Dutch 3Times has been passionate about music since the early age of 15, and begin rapping all throughout high school. It was not until 2020 that he released his first five song project titled "Sick of Love" following that with a five song collection made especially for life after covid. Dutch loves all genres, but hip hop is the main source which contributes to his art.
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
I am very early in my career as a professional so my sound is not yet defined and each song I make is individually crafted to cater to that mood whatever it may be. Simply put I'm experimenting with everything.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
Typically I prefer my studio sessions to be private.
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
I don't have to be in a certain mood when I write, everything I write about is situational so I can write about any mood.
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
It's always a tough decision choosing who has inspired you the most, but Jay-Z, Kanye, and Lil Wayne are the top rappers and culture influences I have listened to throughout my life.
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
The biggest show I've personally witness in my college days was Lil Wayne it had to be either 2007 or 2008 at South Carolina State Homecoming, that had to be Wayne's greatest year in my opinion and I had the opportunity to see and experience that moment. He sung, he played his guitar and he rapped. But to be honest his singing didn't sound like his studio version of the song still it was the greatest performance for me to have seen.
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
The toughest part of the industry for me right now is just getting my foot in the door. Being an independent artist not knowing the ropes, but trying to figure things out.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
The most enjoyable part about my life and working in this industry is that I get to do what I love most and that's only to make music regardless of the financial outcome. It's the passion for me, it's the stories, it's the bullshit for me, it's the fun and being able to work for yourself.
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
We are reaching the end of 2021 and I have something for the lovers in store. I don't want to give a way the name right now, but I have some dope artist featured on the upcoming project. It's a different vibe from my latest release "Fire on Fire", but people who like those vibes I do have more of that in the stash as well.