“The Picasso of Words”, up and coming hip hop artist, DOOMZ DAY describes himself in our recent interview.
Doomz Day The Headless Horseman, is out to stimulate your brain cells. He released the controversial music video, “American Lie” in 2018 which exemplifies the unfairness and injustices of the system towards African-Americans. The video opens up with a slide show beginning with a photograph of 12 year old, Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed on November 22, 2014 by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio. Afterwards is an image of 37 year-old Alton Sterling, who was also shot and killed by a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The video presents previous footage related to police brutality and a variety of protests; subsequently ending with a powerful message, “Spread Love Not War.”
I remember when I heard Doomz Day’s music for the very first time close to two years ago. His voice reminded me of DMX with a dash of Method Man. As I turned up the volume on my JBL headphones, I was like, “YO, this guy is mad dope!” What struck me the most was the message in his lyrics — the ability to deliver a powerful statement in a song. His music is definitely not for the spineless yet it also gives you a deeper understanding of the issues concerning social and racial justice.
“Once I got my first Hip Hop Instrumental tape, it was a wrap” – Doomz Day
East Coast lyricist, songwriter, and promoter from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Stephen “Doomz Day” sure has his hands full. He first hit the studio with his family when he was about 15 years old. Stephen engaged himself in ciphers in New York and recorded his first track when he was 16 years old. His best known pieces are: “American Lie” feat. Deji, “House of Mirrors”, “The Lion & the Wolf” feat. Head Ice, “Rhyme Over Matter” feat. Dom Pachino which are all out on digital platforms. He also manages DDay 100 Entertainment.
Now let’s step into the Temple of Doom and get to know the Headless Horseman:
CRYS: How would you describe the music you typically create?
DD: My music is informative, makes people wanna research what I’m spitting about. Conscious and at the same time gutta, keeps it balanced.
CRYS: What artist would you compare yourself too?
DD: I wouldn’t compare myself to any musician or emcee, but rather like the Picasso of words. A little abstract and different when I paint with my rhymes, but makes sense when looked at in an angle and certain perspective.
CRYS: What makes your music different from other artists?
DD: Not trying to sound the same as a majority of these artists out, I have a different format of flow and versatility. I can do something for the streets, clubs, ladies, or drop knowledge, able to come at all angles.
CRYS: Where is the farthest venue that you’ve ever performed?
DD: I performed down in the M.I.A. at an official spot called Miami Live, dope artists and good vibes down there.
CRYS: If you could collaborate with any artists, who would it be?
DD: Definitely would have to do a joint with Red Man, Meth, Busta, Immortal Technique, Joyner Lucas, and J Cole. I came up to them, well most of them. They’re some great lyricists and would be marvel to put some epic jewels together.
CRYS: What was your favorite era in music and why?
DD: Each era has their classic songs but my favorite is the Golden Era 90’s. Everybody has their own distinguishable sound and style.
CRYS: If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
DD: The way these major labels rape the artist of their creativity. That’s the reason why these rappers feel they all have to sound the same in order to sell.
CRYS: What advice would you give to other upcoming hip hop artists?
DD: To perfect their craft, be original, and teach through their music because the seeds and world are listening.
Doomz Day is currently setting up a blueprint for an East Coast tour. His newest single, “Sanitarium” will be dropping soon. DDAY100 gear is also in development. His hard work ethic, music and creativity, on top of being a father, speaks volumes. His lyrics will have you deeply immersed in thought, you will find yourself uncontrollably addicted and caught up in his lyrical labyrinth filled with the untainted truth. Just remind yourself that you can always do your research on Google.
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