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#SAMEHUSTLENEWMONEY: Q&A With Indiana Rapper D-Brown

Music is very important to me. I couldn’t live without it.

Gary, Indiana, rapper D-Brown has been playing around with hip-hop since the tender age of 12. To stand out from the endless sea of artists coming out of his local scene, he created #SAMEHUSTLENEWMONEY, a [copyrighted] outlet for him musically–as well as a movement with a lot of room to grow. He’s been doing just that, with stacks of shows, high-quality videos, and a seemingly endless stream of buzz-worthy street music. He has shared stages with artists such as 2 Chainz, Joe Budden, Freddie Gibbs, Lil Durk, Spenzo, Que, Tha Eastside Boyz, and much more. His body of work–and fan base–is growing with multiple music videos and show footage totaling 50,000+ REAL views.

We recently had a chance to chat with D-Brown quickly; check out his Q&A below, and check out his latest music!

How did you get into music?

I started writing music to express myself. I reflect on my past and my present circumstances to motivate and inspire people through struggling times.

How would you classify what you’re doing?

My sound would most likely be described as inspirational street music. I get a lot of comparisons to Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Yo Gotti.

Where do you draw your influence from?

I get influences from the artists mentioned above as well as J.Cole.

What have you dropped so far?

I have released four mixtapes so far and just released my latest single. “Lonely As Can Be” on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal–and every legal streaming site. The video is online now on YouTube. I’m currently working on my first official album. I have 40+ songs recorded and plan on picking through to create a quality and creatively sound product. In the past four months, I have been booked for shows in Texas, California, Chicago and Colorado.

What has been your biggest achievement thus far?

My biggest accomplishment so far was my first annual turkey drive I organized for Thanksgiving; I was giving out 50+ turkeys with the fixings to compliment it to feed a plethora of families in unfortunate situations.

What’s your goal in this game?

My goal in the industry is to bring light back to street music. Not drill music or gangsta music but the type of music that makes ppl want to take control of their circumstances and make it out. I plan to make significant strides musically this year. More touring, more music, more merchandise, and most importantly touching and motivating more of my people struggling in the street.

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