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?