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Bucky Dolla – Q&A Interview

Bucky Dolla

Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? How long have you been making Hip Hop?

Im from a small town in Northern Virginia called Manassas (M-City as we call it lol) Real shit, I’ve been writing music since I was in the 4th grade, but it wasnt until I got out of high school that I really started taking the shit serious.

What influences you in making Hip Hop?

Everything around me influences me to make hip hop. All the things and situations that I’ve been in or dealt with makes me push with this music shit so hard. Things could’ve turned out a whole lot different for me from what I was into, but I’m blessed to still be here so this music is what I’m on right now.

Describe your music, and what separates you from other MCs?

My music just brings back that feeling that you’ve been missing. That real soulful, passionate, feel good music. I mean not everything is all glitter and gold, but when you hear it you know it’s coming from a real place and it just resonates deep with people. That alone i feel like sets me apart from everything that your hearing right now. I’m not trying to be something I’m not or trying to ride somebody else’s wave, I’m just me and I think that shit shows in my music.

Who have you collaborated with? Who would you like to collab with in the near future?

Nobody crazy as of yet, mostly folks from out the area..I’ve collaborated with Black Cobain, Fat Trel, J.Beale, MoneyBagz, M-Burb The Captain, EOM just to name a few. There’s so many different people i wanna work with in the future its hard to put a finger on just one. If i had a top 3 though i would have to say Jay-Z, Timbaland, and Scarface. I know that shit gonna come sooner than later tho!

Your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?

My definition of Underground Hip Hop is just hip hop at its essence, something very raw and organic. None of the watered down bullshit we’re being forcefed now, but just the folks thats really on this comeup and still sticking to the roots of this hiphop shit. So many people forget where all of this comes from and get away from the essence of the culture. I feel like in order to jump into this hip hop thing you need to know where it originated and where it came from.

Production wise, who are your influences? Who does your production?  And who would you like to work with?

My dad was a dj back in the day so I came up off a lot of Motown shit growing up. I got a old soul, so I love anything soulful. I work with a lot of different producers from around my way like EOM, ChrisBeatz, Sergio Cortez, King Green, Justin Riley, all of these dudes are talented producers from around the way. I try to keep it as in house as possible and work with the talent we have in the area. I’d definantly like to work with Alchemist, Harry Fraud, 9th Wonder, DJ Premiere,Q Tip, all them legendary catz!

Any current or future projects you are promoting?

Right now we’re still pumping my latest mixtape, Kings Amongst Pawns. I dropped that March of last year so we still riding that wave. As for future projects me and my bro M-Burb The Captain working on our 2nd installment of our Pirate and The Captain mixtape series, that’s turning out to be something epic. Look out for that late March/early April. We’re just trying stay busy and keep pumping with this shit as much as possible.

Can you give us a brief description of the creative process of Kings Amongst Pawns? Also/ tell us a little bit about the concept and idea behind your Album/Mixtape Cover Art.

When I started recording songs off of #KAP I really wasnt fucking with the music for a while. I had just lost that spark and got caught up in all the bullshit that life brings. I really was focused on doing other things, but as i start to let people come to my house to hear what i had (b/c i recorded the whole tape in my basement) the reviews I was getting were just crazy. Everybody was looking at me like I was nuts for not pushing it like I should. Finally one day while I was with my homie Wyte Myke i was like fuck it bro, Ima put this tape together and really take my time with it to make it a masterpiece. I recorded probably 30-35 tracks for it and only put 19 on there, and even then I was always going back and taking songs out and adding songs as I went along. The concept for the tape actually came to me while i was sleeping, I was racking my brain for a title to the mixtape and i just couldnt come up with shit. Then i said fuck it Ima sleep on it and the next day i woke up and thats the first thing that came to my head, Kings Amongst Pawns. It just fit everything that I was trying to do with the tape and it just spoke perfectly for the movement. We’re all Kings in our own right, so we must act and carry ourselves as such. The title just summed everything up so we just ran with it. For the cover i wanted something classic like the Reasonable Doubt cover, nothing over the top but speaks for itself. When my homie BLVD sent me the first draft I knew that was it, he embodied everything that I wanted with what he came up with, after that it was a wrap.

Where can we find your music and info?

You can check me out on Twitter and Instagram @BuckyDolla. You can also check me out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buckydollakap. You can find all my videos on my Youtube Page at www.youtube.com/mcitytv. Yall can google a nigga too if you need more info! lol

Any shout outs?

Shoutout to the whole YTNFL and the whole Mcity and all my family, friends and fans, I love all of yall, I do this shit for yall! 2015 is our time, just watch! Shoutout to you guys as well for helping me spread my vision with the world!

About Doomstwin

Senior Publisher for @UGHHBLOG // Been an Underground Hip Hop fan all my life and I'm dedicated to keeping the culture alive on a daily basis. Working hard every day and staying positive is what LIFE is all about.
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