Yeah New York caught up with Queens native PAPA DOC to ask him a few questions about his latest single “D.R.”, his affiliation with Universal, and how fans can relate to his music.
What can fans expect from your soon to be released album and why was D.R. chosen as the first official single?
Fans can expect my album to be cutting edge and pointed towards the future. D.R was chosen as the first single because the flow, lyrical content and beat are different than anything on the radio today. Also, the concept of the song is one that a lot of people can relate to especially those in relationships.
On your twitter you said, “Some times u have to say what’s on your mind so people know just where u stand.” In what ways does this relate to your music/career/life?
The statement that I made is one that I strive to live by. Through my music, I try to give people a glimpse of who I really am by mostly speaking my mind on my records. In life, I find that people respect those who are not afraid to voice there opinions and stand by them.
If a fan were to purchase your album, list three other albums they would also purchase.
They would purchase Watch the Throne, Ready to Die and The Blueprint.
Having completed your debut album, did it finish with the same vibe you originally started it with?
No. Don’t get me wrong we started out with a very strong vibe, but as the project went on the vibe got stronger and stronger. By the time we were done, everyone was beside themselves.
What do you feel is the hardest part of creating music?
To me the hardest part of creating music is getting your brain to think of topics and concepts that have not been done before, but once the juices start flowing, watch out. Can anyone say hit record?? (laughs).
I see that you are affiliated with Universal, so does that mean you are signed to Universal?
I am signed to Supreme Records which is distributed by S.M.C/Universal.
What’s the meaning behind your name?
The name Papa Doc relates back to the heritage of my family. Papa Doc was a dictator in Haiti back in the day. He ruled with an iron fist as they say and had a low tolerance for disrespect. When I was called that by a teacher in elementary school I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I realized later that Papa Doc was a significant name. It just kinda stuck from there.
What’s next for you?
We have a lot of things in the works. We have shows and tours that are being organized. We have more videos planned and of course a whole lot more good music coming your way. The album should be released early next year. Meanwhile, [YNY readers] can get a preview of who I am from my mixtape “Built for This/Now or Never.” You guys can stay posted and up to date on my project by visiting www.TheRealPapaDoc.com
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PAPA DOC’s official video for his single “D.R.”
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