- I was first mentioned in an African magazine - Jukebox in honour of my collab single 'Don't Go.'
- I want my music to be about real life experiences.
- It's okay to be different no matter what society thinks or says because in the end, only you know how to live your life.
First off, I’d like to introduce myself as an hip-hop artist so I go by Dcrae, because I feel like I’m finally ready to live up to my lifelong dream of becoming an artist/rapper after dropping my first ever single ‘Mama’ in July, which is inspired by my idol Tupac’s ‘Dear Mama’ with a modern production. The song portrays the challenges and experiences I’ve faced from my childhood through to adulthood and is also a tribute to my late mother whom I had lost when I was just 16 years old. Shortly after it’s release, it secured me a spot for a live radio interview with Radio Play Today (Los Angeles) and scored me the golden opportunity of being promoted worldwide with the help of London-based PR: James dyble of Global Sound Group.
As an Australian artist, I’m looking at expanding my horizon by collaborating with international artists, which is why I decided to take the opportunity to do my first collaboration single ‘Don’t Go’ with Lagos Nigerian artist Daryl aka “Wizardry” which had been released earlier this month and is available on all music platforms. The song is an Afrobeat and has a completely different vibe to it compared to ‘Mama.’ Both singles has been playing on air in two countries so far – North America and Australia. I was first mentioned in an African magazine – Jukebox in honour of my collab single ‘Don’t Go.’
Both singles are apart of my 9-track album – Lost But Found, which I am currently working on and hoping to release the whole album by the end of this year.
At recent, I was asked to be featured on one of Australia’s most listened to radio stations – 102.7 StarFM Cairns and also be featured in the local newspaper’s entertainment guide – Cairns Post Play.
That really meant a lot to me as I was born in Brisbane QLD but I was raised in Cairns QLD, so as you can imagine waking up to reading about yourself in the morning paper was beyond my imagination.
I want people to hear my story through my music because everyone has a way of telling their story and I think I’ve found mine so I have been working extra hard to get my music out there by endless submissions via emails, within Australia and internationally.
Growing up with Tupac being a major influence on my perspective of music, I also want to be as real as him through my music and that is not by sugar coating anything by telling everyone that it’s been an easy ride or life is all about profanity and getting money, I want my music to be about real life experiences and that it’s okay to be different no matter what society thinks or says because in the end, only you know how to live your life.