Interview: D Flowers talks how he started rapping and new single “Gang Shit”
Houston's own D Flowers went from being in and out of jail at 19 to becoming one of the heavyweights of the Texas rap scene. His gravelly voice is unmistakable and packs a punch no matter what flow he decides to use.
Flowers' versatility should come as no surprise given his love for people like Tupac and Biggie as well as newer rappers like Future and Pauly, a fellow Texas up and comer.
The "She Fleek" rapper details an array of different subjects from "the good, the bad, and the ugly. Pain, gain, sunshine, and rain." Within these topics, Flowers comes back to one central theme:
"I tell the story of a young lost man trying to be found. I want them to be motivated by everything that they experience. I want them to be uplifted when they’re in a dark place. I want them to understand that some things are for pain and some things are for gain, and you can find sunshine after it rains," the up and comer explained.
Read more about D Flowers and listen to his new single "Gang Shit" below.
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?
I was about 19 years old, in and out of jail. When I was incarcerated, a friend of mine dropped a song I was featured on and it went up in my hood. Everybody in my section was telling me to rap, rapping the lyrics to me over the jail calls, so at that point, I decided to take it seriously.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
My upbringing played a major role in who I am today, growing up in poverty defined my perspective on life and my work ethic. We had to learn that you only get what you earn. That mentality is embedded throughout my music and lyrics. My father died and I never met him, growing up without a father made me utilize my lyric to mentor other young men with similar stories. I know I’m not the only nigga out here trying to figure things out without a daddy.
What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?
Family and my environment. Trying to turn my unfortunate circumstances into a fortune.
What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?
Music was my escape from the life I was trapped in. It was my therapy. Think the fact that learned to read late in life made me appreciate words, and the art of rapping just spoke to me.
Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?
I like basketball, I really love basketball. I really wanted to go to the NBA more than I wanted to be a rapper... but then I got hit by a truck. I like art too, abstract art, black art, just real personal art.
What are some of your music career goals for the future?
Create a conglomerate of star power, become a multimillionaire, as well as make and inspire several. Feed the fans.
Tell us about the project that you are promoting. What is it about? Is it a single or EP? Also, what is the name of the last project you released?
Naturally EP is my first project, it’s a summary of my life from birth to now, as well as an explanation of where I’m heading.
What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?
I’ve never dropped a project but as far as songs, Propain’s “Trenches” featuring me, was a heartfelt record for me. My song “Believe in Me” means a lot to me as well, because it’s the truth of my life.
What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the
lookout for? Include some dates if you have them.
After the Naturally EP, I’m gonna drop my album Represent Poverty. No dates set, but look out some time in 2021.
Where can we follow you on social media? IG - @Dflowers | Twitter - @DflowersHimself