Since hitting the mainstream in the ‘80s, rap music has become the most influential of all the genres. From the obvious influence on music as a whole to vernacular, fashion, and culture; rap is ever-present in society on an everyday basis. However, it is very unfortunate that the quality behind what denotes a great recording artist has somewhat slipped away from the eyes of the public. One such artist that is trailblazing his way to bridge the gap between the idea of good music and the production and distribution of that music on a mainstream level, is none other than Don Thomas aka Don T. With sincere lyricism, this 33-year-old creative maintains a fully charged arsenal of high octane music that supports the fact that he is the truth. And the proof is displayed for all to hear on his latest string of releases in 2020 that include “Money Ova Everything,” “Close Friends,” “My Type” which has over 50k streams and counting on Soundcloud, and his latest release of the year, “Talking Points.” In his latest single Don T collaborated with Willie Walker BH. He dives right into a conversation as he refers to past acquaintances and how they cannot relate to his vision of progression due to their bad life choices. Inspired by the likes of Chuuwee and Kevin Gates, Don T wanted to say something substantial with his lyrics. He didn’t want to just spit bars for the sake of entertainment. He set out to make thought-provoking material and give the world of rap something to grasp onto. Currently, Don T is balancing his time as a single father and rapper with serving his community during the COVID-19 pandemic working as an instacart shopper. Knowing that some aren’t lucky enough to be able to go out for their own supplies, he’s working to ensure no one is left without during these nonideal times. We decided to catch up with Don with an exclusive interview..
What inspired you to get into music?
Band members, and what instruments they play…also, who writes what? I am an independent songwriter. I usually purchase exclusives or leases from various producers of instrumental music such as Foreign Made It, 2TheMills, Miles Quincy Martin, Legion Beats, and Jason Leary just to name a few.
How would you describe your music?
I just do what I do, my music is my way of sharing the experience gained with various forms of self expression. I don’t hype my life so many may find my music “boring” at times, but it is for those that listen to lyrics and reflect upon past events, the ones that believe in signs and wonders. These bars are for the people that just want to hear some “real rap”, plain and simple!
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
Unconventional, Unorthodox. I do not have a set method or style.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
To be honest, I just want to continue to make music and enjoy life. Seeing as the quarantine has changed much, I assume a different approach to longevity in the music industry is needed. I just hope I can innovate with the change career-wise.
Where can music fans listen your music?
My music is available on Amazon, Yandex,
Anghami, KKBox, Shazam, TikTok, Pandora Plus, places like that and Soundcloud, Facebook/IG, Spotify, Apple, Google and more
Listen to Don Thomas on Soundcloud by clicking here