1.How long have you been in the rap game?
– This Rap Game kind of chose us. I mean it start out as just an idea. And you know you build on it. Even at time we wanted out it showed us we were in the right place. We stayed positive about it. Knowing how much work we’d had to put in to reach our desired goal. But since Day 1, since 2009 we’ve been consistent enough to maintain and keep a steady pace.
2.Who are your major influences in your music?
– A major influence in the our music would has to be our mother. The motto “Keep it moving!” which is premise of what surviving the music business is about. Having tough skin, the ability to not dwell on anyone’s opinion on your grind. Mom always motivate and tell us “If this is what you want to do, do it.” So it is what it is, we working, knocking down obstacles as they come. Moving forward toward the goal!!!
3.What is your first single ?
– This is Fyi. Fyi shows our versatility. We never want to limit ourselves to one sound or genre of music.Fyi was a idea but also a task. And no easy one. But us, Dreez & Jimi Morgan all put our minds together for a great track. It For the ladies.
4.Who Do You have On Your Album?
Yet to drop a Album. But the Ep only has Danelle and Jimi Morgan on it. First official release we wanted to give our audience every bit of what Da Foundation is and who we are as artist. In the future we definitely want to collab with new ideas.
5.How did you get into the rap game?
– It’s just one of those things. You knock on the door for so long, sooner or later someone is going to answer. we stayed consistent. We stay in every others corner. We didn’t let anyone come in and mess up what we had going. Either you was here to enhance what we had or you wasn’t doing nothing. We’ve had situations where they thought we’d be better apart then as a group. We stayed Foundation. Our Foundation was that strong in the beginning and much stronger now.
6.Where were you born?
– We were born in Livingston,New Jersey & raised in East Orange, New Jersey. Sent most of all our childhood in East Orange, South Maple Ave to be exact.
7.Who would you like to work with that you haven’t already?
– Being independent trying to afford a major artist for a featured can be expensive, but if we could work with an artist that we’ve never worked with. It would have to be Chris Brown or Bryson Tiller. Due to the soul the Da Foundation possesses alone Chris Breezy or Bryson probably would take us to the another level.
8.Who do you think is the hottest rapper out?
– The hottest rapper out right now would have to be Jay Z. But Jay been on fire for a while now. Their a lot of rappers that are on fire right now or at least heating up. Salute to all that take the craft seriously.
9. Who do you think is the hottest producer out?
– The hottest producer out right now is in-house, DREEZ. He just under the radar. But we on the way. Dreez soulful sound is one of a kind. Plus his work ethic is unmatched, just a guy trying to be great at what his craft is. Salute.
10.How did you come up with your album title?
– Coming up with titles for the Ep for no small task but what help was a movie trailer : Moneyball, that spoke to the underdog in us. It spoke to the fact that we weren’t stars yet. The team had no key player but with teamwork and calculated decisions the team we built can succeed. We have to be ready for the road ahead. As far as MoneyNevaSleepz, well its because it don’t and neither do we. BROADWAY.
11.What is your favorite song on your album?
– If i had to pick a favorite song it’ll probably be FYI off the MoneyNevaSleepz EP. Lot of soul, a lot of hard work went into the making of this song. From the writing of it with Jimi Morgan to finding Danelle to sing the hook to linking up with Hellz Kitchen Studios in New York for the mix and mastering. A goal was reached with the completion of FYI.
12.Which song on your album means the most too you?
– The thing about being an artist is all the joints mean a lot. To pick one, “In Due Time” of the Moneyball EP. It speaks to the fact that, the only person that can give up on you is you. The feeling that your time is coming soon, just keep grinding, anything can happen if you work hard enough. You get out what you put in.
13.Who are you signed with?
– We are not signed to anyone. However, we do own and operate Broadway Entertainment LLC which releases all our music. Nothing wrong with signing a deal giving the right situation. We’ll always have Broadway Ent. to fall back on.
14.When is your album release date?
– Album not yet disclosed
15.What cities do you plan on touring?
– We will be showing our presents in a couple different markets. Chicago, Florida, Texas just to name a few of some market that are taking some interest in our music. It’ll be great to actually meet some of those people, to let them know we appreciate them and the support.
16.What female rapper or artist do you think is the sexiest?
That girl Lola Monroe !
17.What would you like to see from the music industry over the next two years?
– Maybe more substance. With the industry being so controlled. They limit the masses as to what message is being sent through these artists today. So i guess mindfulness, because our youth is listening and watching.
18.What is your second single gonna be?
– Alleyway to Broadway prod. by DREEZ
19.What rapper do you dislike or hate the most?
– Don’t hate or dislike any rappers. We all have different ideas. At the end of the day there’s a listener for everything. There’s someone out there that’s going to hear it and like it . Everybody has their own lane. We, Da Foundation don’t share the same lane as them, our value is different.
20.Favorite drink in the club?
– When you ever book us. Please! Remy on the Rocks. Henny on the Rocks and we might do Ciroc. But we casual drinkers. We like to be aware and on point so Moet or Belaire a do.
21.Favorite industry magazine?
-The HYPE Magazine. Shout out to Just Jay , Keith McNeil and Jerry Doby.
22.Who got you started in the rap game?
– Well in the beginning we did a lot on our own. But we have to say it wasn’t until we met Ms. LB. We started to get recognition locally. She was our manager for about a year. We did a lot of research ourselves learning the business. We went as far as getting an entertainment attorney. Meetings with them helped a lot and steered us in the right direction. Today we have various tools helping us reach our goals and a great team behind us.
23.How does your family feel about your music and your choice of career?
– Family is family,some support, some don’t, some ride with you through hard times, some waiting for you to pop so they can have their share. It is what it is, we love them regardless.
24.Top 5 rap albums of all time?
– 1. All eYes on me – 2Pac
2. Get Rich or Die Tryin – 50 Cent
3. Its Dark and Hell is Hot – DMX
4. The Magna Carta Holy Grail – Jay Z
5. Ready to Die – Biggie
25.Where do you see the rap game headed?
–HIP HOP is getting back into its Essence.
26.How do you usually come up with your songs?
–We go into the studio with Dreez listen to new sound and beats. Usually, we already have an idea of what sound we are going for on certain projects. Dreez tends to be on point all the time. It’s rare we have to sit and make something from scratch with him. We done it before though, the single FYI was one of those songs.
27.What can we expect from you in the future?
– You can expect us to keep pushing, dropping new music, We’re going to keep networking and doing good business. Shoutout to Dj XXL, Shoutout to Dj NoPhrillz, Shout out to all the folks over at Dirty South Radio, Dj RL and mostly importantly to friends and family for that support. The fans for that support. We appreciate you all.
28. How Can People Reach You?
-For Business Call 213 – 282 – 7443