10 questions with rapper Dwight Ford
South Charleston High School senior Dwight Ford knows what he wants for his future. Performing shows nearly every weekend to a growing fan base, this Christian rapper is following a path he hopes will lead to musical success. You can watch his performances at youtube.com/WatchDwight, listen and download his music at soundcloud.com/DwightJunior and follow him at twitter.com/ImDwightJunior.
Recently, Ford talked to FlipSide about his passion for music.
Q: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
A: "Since I was little, but I was always afraid to let people know I rapped. I finally started in January."
Q: Do you write you own lyrics or do you enlist the help of others?
A: "I write my own lyrics. I want everything to be original. That's why I started making my own beats as well."
Q: Do personal experiences play a role in your song lyrics?
A: "Definitely! I write what's on my mind, whatever I hear God say. Sometimes I feel I get too deep in my songs, and sometimes I feel like I'm not deep enough."
Q: What is your favorite song that you have written?
A: "'My Inspiration' because I woke up inspired after I fell asleep making a beat. I felt the need to write a song about how God is an inspiration in my life."
Q: Are there any rappers who inspire you?
A: "Yaves the Street Pastor, Lecrae, Bizzle and J. Cole."
Q: If you could collaborate with any artists, who would it be?
A: "I'd say Lecrae because his music has deep meaning."
Q: If you could win any award for your musical talent, what would it be and why?
A: "A Grammy because it is the most respected, and it shines a light on Christian rappers."
Q: After someone is done listening to one of your songs, what message do you hope they take from it?
A: "I would like for them to know that God really loves them and they have a purpose. Also, church people have fun, too."
Q: Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
A: "I see myself married with children, with a nice job producing for multiple musical artists, teaching my children music and living a Godly life."
Q: What do you consider your favorite performance you've done?
A: "I'd say when me and the Elevate Ministry Team went to Port Clinton, Ohio. The people were so nice. My bros came with me, and we performed at a small church. The road trip was also real cool."