Released only yesterday (29/09/13) was Dylan Reese’s latest single off his upcoming mixtape titled “Ellis”. “Ellis” is released today! The single itself has a simple beat but this perfectly fits Dylan with his flow and great lyricism throughout, matched with some fun visuals. Dylan has really progressed as an artist since his last mixtape “Recognition After Work” If you compare his recent music to that, it’s literally a night vs day comparison. Be sure to download Ellis on datpiff.com and like Dylan Reese on Facebook and follow him @DylanReeseMusic.
1. What age did you decide you wanted to pursue rapping and what was your aim to achieve and has that aim changed over the years?
I was about 16 when I started making music. It was really just a hobby, but once people started relating to my material...I began to take it more seriously. My aim is to tell my story in a relatable way & make a difference in people's lives. Cant wait to continue my journey!
2.What would you say is the overall feel from Ellis after listening to it? What can the listener expect?
"Ellis" is the story of my life up until now, in audio form. It's much different than any other project I've done. It's very personal, very honest. I hope you can hear the passion in my voice throughout. I think this is something you put on & just vibe to, its real laid back. My new record "Oh God" is easily the most up-tempo. The reason why it is in included in this project is because this is the type of record I've been trying to make all along. That "sound" was a part of my life & an important element to my young career. However, once you hear the whole project, you'll easily be able to tell that I'm headed in a different direction.
3. Have you expected your popularity to grow more than it has with your recent releases or are you happy with how things are going?
I try not to expect anything when I release a video/project. I just try to make the best music I can. However, I am very grateful for the national and international love I have been receiving, even if it's not on a massive level yet. My time will come, without a doubt. I'm happy with the way things are going because I'm happy with the content & the reaction of the people who ARE listening. The rest will catch on sooner or later if the material is good, which it is.
4. What are the plans for the future in regards to music, visuals, merchandise etc?
I'm looking forward to starting my next project already. I never stop working. Visuals will accompany that as always. I also have some brand new merchandise to accompany "Ellis" at www.dylanreesemusic.com, which will launch the same day as the album.
Just want to thank Dylan for taking the time to answer my questions and wish him well for the release of Ellis a very humble artist who I wish all the success in the world too!