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Name: Drew32

Location: Metro-Detroit, MI

Hometown: Auburn Hills, MI

How did you get into the music industry: I found an early love for hip-hop and music from all over the world. I starting recording songs when I was about 10 years old, and I haven’t stopped since!

Who inspires you to be a rapper: I’m inspired by artists like 2Pac, Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Sergio Mendes, Bob Marley, Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben, Nana Vasconcelos, and more.

Who have you worked with: I’ve worked with Royce Da 5’9″, Jon Connor, and lot of more underground artists on the come up from around Detroit. I also work closely with producer and deejay, DJ Head.

What is your label: We have an independent label called Quarter to Infinity Entertainment.

What are your plans / projects for 2014?: I’ve got enough material for at least 2 projects right now, so I’m just finishing those up and we’ll be pushing them very soon. I’m excited for my fans to hear some new music!

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Bio about your music career:

Greek-American rapper, record producer and songwriter Drew32has quickly risen through the ranks of Detroit’s music scene and is poised to see 2014 become a breakthrough year. An accomplished performer, he has done shows with artists like J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Gym Class Heroes, The New Boyz, Kirko Bangz, Travis Porter, Royce Da 5’9” and performed at events including the Sundance Film Festival and the SXSW Music Conference. Drew is currently doing shows in support of his current project, “The Batch: Volume One,” which was released recently and immediately went Bronze on DatPiff.com. The lead single off the project is called “True Colors” which is also produced by Drew32.

Drew32 began rapping and producing at the age of 13 and has been featured on FuseTV, Comcast OnDemand, ESPN, MTVU, Vibe, The Source, XXL and more. Following the release of his “Label Me” mixtape in 2012, which was hosted by DJ SKEE, Drew32 began to receive national attention thanks to his hit single “I Am King” ft. Jon Connor.  Drew was also selected by Billboard Magazine as one of 18 artists to compete in the Billboard Music Awards Battle of the Bands.

What motivates you?

I’m motivated by everyday life situations – that’s where I draw my inspiration from for lyric material. I also get motivated when listening to music from my favorite artists.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Courageous, Fun, Confident.

Who is your idol? Why?

My idol musically is probably Bob Marley because of the greatness and impact of his music. “Legend” was the first album I ever had as a kid, and I still play it constantly to this day. He’s one of my favorite artists ever, and I especially like him because his music was a form of activism for what he believed in.

Any plans to return to the Midwest?: I’m from the Midwest, so I’ve got love for all of it because I’m from Michigan. I definitely plan on hitting some shows around the area soon.

What kind of music do you listen to personally?: I listen to a lot of old Brazilian music and reggae, and then a ton of hip-hop. Recently I’ve been trying to limit what I listen to while I’m in the creation process of new material though.

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Where have you traveled to with your career?: I’ve travelled to Athens, Greece, Atlanta, GA, Colombia, MO, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and of course all over Michigan.

Any places you still want to visit?: I definitely have a ton of spots I need to go to still. I still haven’t gone to Los Vegas.

 

 

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Tell us a story about one of your songs and why you wrote it: I wrote my song “Same Mistakes” after a very bad drinking experience I had lol. Everything that I say in the song is what really happened. It wasn’t very pretty lol.

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Your thoughts..

On love: I’m single right now but I’m definitely looking. I don’t really have much time to dedicate to girls right now, just because I’m so focused on getting my career where I want it to be, and my music how I want it to sound. But I’m looking. The right girl will come by eventually.

On the fans: I love my fans. I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am without them!!

Where have you traveled to? Any favorite places particularly?

My favorite place I’ve traveled to so far is LA. I’ve been there a few times now. I love everything about LA and I hope to live there at some point.

What you do for fun?

I make music, play basketball, hang out with friends, go to bars/clubs, go to movies, and watch “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

Who is your pick for the World Cup to win this years? Top five contenders in your opinion? I love Brazil and Brazilian music, and I know they obviously are like the greatest at fútbol, so I’m gonna have to go with Brazil. I’m Greek-American so I have to root for Greece as well. Other than those two, I’ll definitely be on the lookout for Spain, Argentina, and Germany.

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On the haters: I love my haters. I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am without them. Lol.

Your message to the world: My message to the world is to enjoy life, love everybody equally, do what you love, and listen to great music.

Take us out for a night where would we go?

With the ladies? I would take us to a nice restaurant for dinner and then either a movie or a lounge/nightclub or something. Maybe just chill after. It depends on her personality.

Just us fellas. We’d probably catch a basketball or football game at a bar/grill early evening and then probably start bar-hopping at night and end up somewhere fun.

 

 

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Ideal perfect date? Do you like to stay in at home or go out for night on the town?

My ideal perfect date is probably just staying at home and watching movies.

Special talents?

My special talents are really just everything I do with music and graphic/web design. I’m also pretty good

What do you think about when your writing?

I try to think about things that I think are interesting, funny, or motivational. I try to focus my thoughts on the subject matter of the song and really just zero-in on what message I want to convey.

Do you have any pets? Nope

What do you stand for? I stand for courage, peace, equality, drive and ambition, loyalty, respect, freedom, fun, and creativity.

Dream car: all-black Lamborghini Murcielago.

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What you look for in a woman: I try to look for natural attractiveness and a fun personality. I like pretty eyes, and I’m generally more into brunettes (with some exceptions). I like to laugh a lot so someone who is easy to talk to is important to me. I like a woman who is very passionate about something.

Your hero: My family.

Who is better Captian America or Spideman? Haha Captain America is dope, but I’m gonna have to go with Spider-Man. Peter Parker is that dude.

Where would you like to see yourself in five years? I’d like to see myself on a world tour, making music that brings happiness to people of all cultures.

Who is your pick for the World Cup to win this years? Top five contenders in your opinion? I love Brazil and Brazilian music, and I know they obviously are like the greatest at fútbol, so I’m gonna have to go with Brazil. I’m Greek-American so I have to root for Greece as well. Other than those two, I’ll definitely be on the lookout for Spain, Argentina, and Germany.

Tell us a joke: 

A termite walks into a bar and asks “Where’s the bar tender?”

Hobbies: Other than doing music, my hobbies include playing basketball, playing cards, learning things about outer-space and science and stuff because I find that very interesting, hanging out with friends, etc.

On my ipod right now:

Actually what I just was playing yesterday was the whole Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death album. Both discs lol. Other than that, I’ve recently been listening to some Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Black Milk, and Royce da 5’9″.

The dream job: Traveling the world making and performing music. That’s the dream.

To my FANS:  Thank you! And be on the lookout for some brand new music coming soon., I’ve got a lot of new material coming!

The next five years I plan:

Sports I like: Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Baseball.

Biggest fear: My biggest fear is being old and gray and realizing I didn’t do what I loved when I had the opportunity.

Top moment of my career so far: Hearing my songs on ESPN “First Take” was huge for me because it got my music a lot of exposure, but even more than that, I love ESPN and am always watching sports so hearing my own songs on there was dope!  Also, performing with Kendrick Lamar was very dope as well.

All social links 

www.twitter.com/drew32

www.facebook.com/drew32

www.soundcloud.com/drew32

www.youtube.com/drew32tv

www.instagram.com/tre_deuce

Website 

www.drew32.com

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