What’s up DemeGod? Tell us about yourself and Dangerous Musick Ent.
Being formerly known as the rap artist Dangerous, I was signed to North Star Music Group, owned by music’s icon Prince and power attorney Londell McMillan. The label fell through because of internal differences, and so I decided to go independent. Being a part of the New York underground hip hop scene, as well as working behind the scenes, I’m well versed in different aspects of the industry. I consider myself a true MC, and I’m originally from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. BK all day, but hailing out of Mount Vernon, NY. As an artist, I try to make music for everybody. Dangerous Musick Ent. is my independent label/multimedia company, but as an entrepreneur building my company and my brand plays a major parting the success of my company, we’ll see in the future. Dangerous Musick Ent. and DemeGod will be some of hip hop’s household names, like the past greats.
Where did your name come from?
Deme is short for my real name, Demetrius, and the concept of the name DemeGod derived from the title demigod of Greek and other ancient cultures. For example, Hercules was a demigod.
When did you know that you were going to pursue a career as a rapper?
Although I was close to getting a deal with an independent label when I was in high school, I still never really stuck my heels in the ground and put it down. I was still running the streets, getting money, claiming turfs. I wasn’t until I had got incarcerated and was coming out. I needed a plan, so I figured: why not utilize your gifts? At that very point, I made the decision that this is going to be my career.
Who were some of your influences coming up?
Big Daddy Kane, Heavy D, CL Smooth and Pete Rock, Jungle Bro, Native Tongue, Guru (Gangstarr), Nas, B.I.G., 2Pac, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, DMX, Ruff Ryders, LOX, Swizz Beatz, D-Block, Wu Tang, M.O.P., and the list could go on and on…
What are the projects you’re currently promoting?
The single, entitled “No Food” featuring Probz, and international hip hop artist from Amsterdam.
What artists/producers and DJs have you been working with?
I’ve worked with Probz from Amsterdam, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Kanye West, Case, DJ Tony Anthems, DJ Rhude, Ace Boogs, Nokio from Dru Hill, D Moet, 112, Chico DeBarge, and a few others.
How do you think growing up in Brooklyn and Mount Vernon, NY affected your music?
Growing up both places definitely plays a role in my style and swag. Some may even say I flow with a deep New York accent. I definitely know the content of a lot of my songs comes from what I experienced and seen living both places. I must admit, those are two interesting places to be affected by.
What’s coming up next for DemeGod?
Right now we are promoting the release of my new upcoming mixtape album series, self entitled “DemeGod,” and we’re pushing the single “No Food” featuring Probz. More singles being released digitally, available worldwide online and more mixtapes are going to be dropping, more videos, more promo tours and concerts, etc. Ultimately I’m looking for a major label situation like distribution or artist situation for the right numbers. My book will be coming out soon, full soundtrack, even possibly the movie sequel to the book. Some acting, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself right now. But the future definitely looks productive for me and my company, Dangerous Musick Ent., as a whole.
Where can we find you online?
To check me out log onto
Any last shoutouts?
Yeah, regards to my Ruff Ryder family, D-Block, and to my city Mount Vernon New York—the lost borough. My team Finest Boyz/Red Money, we here. Chyeah!
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