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interview // dyl the flowagent

What the science behind your name?

I represent the northwest and Christ with flows...actually where I work there is a chemical that we use for silkscreening called flowagent....it sounded cool...well, that's that story...

What motivated you to get into this industry?

am I really in it??? j/k...well, i've liked hiphop for quite some time now....like over 10yr...i've been writing rhymes since about '92...just nothing was happening til now....2000 is the year!!!


What was your first single/recording?

hmmmm....I did a song like back in '95 called "NewLight"....I didn't even have a way to make beats at the time...it was over various instrumentals...more recently though "wistful" with Nemo (my partner in NorthernLights) we started that one in June of '99 and didn't finish it completely untill about April of 2000....


What was your favorite single/recording you did?

every single one is my favorite...I love each one...they all are a part of my heart...we got a new one called "3Amigos"....i like how that one turned out...we are submitting it to sphere of hiphop...i'm working on a new one called "the thin line of sanity" it's kinda fast and crazy...high energy type....

What should we expect from you in the future?

well....that's a tough one....ummm...probably better recording as i move along...better organization....scratching???....hopefully some collaborations....

What instruments do you use?

mostly just my sampler/drum machine stuff...fruityloops, acid, soundforge, ensoniq eps keyboard, hopefully bass and guitar in the future...hopefully more turntable usage too....

How would you classify your style as an artist?

I can't seem to put my finger on it...it does vary with the mood, and content of the song....like if i'm doing a really serious song where I have a specific topic and i want to make sure that i'm understood, I'll kinda come accross more straight-up...other songs that i'm just doing for fun will have more craziness lyric-wize....I'm always trying to experiment with different techniques...new boundaries at least for me...I wouldn't be so pridefull as to say i was groundbreaking, but i do think that i'm original...

What artist(s) have you not worked with, but would like to?

i would love to work with: (here goes the ever infinate list...) mg, various members of oldominion, lowkee (innersoulflow from canada),  living legends, labklik, blackalicious, latyrx, la symphony, visionaries, relentless, 8:35, del the funkyhomosapien, vex from boogiemonsters, this list is getting too long....i could go for a long time on this one....

Growing up, who do you think was a few of your biggest musical influences?

run dmc, llcooljay, ultramagnetic, beastieboys, delasoul, tribecalledquest, heiro...

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

well....blessed with the path that i've started upon...married??? house???
hopefully still making music in one form or another...doing my art in one form or another....

What do you feel is the toughest part of the music industry?

getting the name out....

What would the ultimate reward for you be?

to know that GOD is pleased with how i've turned things around, or rather how He turned me around....to have a closer and closer relationship with my Lord and Saviour....to ignight the hiphop world with the light of truth in GOD...to see all my friends and family turn to the light that is Jesus Christ...

What message are you trying to get across to fans?

the message of Jesus...but with how anti-religious people are these days, you have to take precaution in it....now i don't mean hide the message or candy-coat it, or to be ashamed of it...just there has to be compassion for the non-believer....being told that "you're going to hell!" just isn't a good way to plant a seed...i'm not trying to turn anyone to Christ or to convert them....that's for GOD to do!! i'm just trying to plant a seed...to make them see who Jesus is, or at least to make them wonder about it...or to wonder why i'm so happy about it....

What is your favorite Bible verse(s)?

I am with you always even untill the end of the age. matthew 28:20
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD. romans 3:23

What is your favorite children's bible story?

the parable of the lost sheep and noah's ark

Do your friends and look at you differently now?

they always looked at me funny....

If someone were to look in your CD player or tape player right now what would be in it?

I think the new delasoul in my car, in the house:on cassette mystik journeymen (pressed 4 time) and the first run dmc...in the cd player i got the fat jack (cater to the dj) 2cd set...it's hard to keep track of what i listen to...it's different every day...

Personally what does hiphop mean to you?

alot of expression...ministry....art....all of them....

Who do you feel is your biggest influence and why?

oldominion has a big influence on me...their styles are soooo sick...i'm also really influenced by the L A mc's ....project blowed (aceyalone, ab, omd, etc)...i like alot of changing patterns of flow...(eligh)...

How do you feel your music will effect its listeners?

like i was saying in the part about message...plant seeds for GOD to reap...i hope that i'm encouraging....i hope i can make one's head bob...give someone a headache trying to figure out what i'm saying...j/k...

If you could change one thing in world, what would it be?

that absolutely NO ONE would go to hell...

If you could have any super human power, what would it be?

a superhuman fast tongue that can rhyme in triple time and never flubb up...

What would you like to say to all the new artists in the game?

"keep it real..." naw...be honest....don't go talking about shooting people if that's not what you do...don't rhyme about stackin cheddar if you aren't bill gates...j/k....put all your heart into it...in a truthfull, honest way...and most importantly...PUT GOD FIRST!!!

How can your fans contact you?

reach out and slap me in the back of the head....j/k....emails: vocabnw@netscape.net dyl74@pacifier.com
mp3.com page: http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/111/dyl_the_flowagent.html
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/113/thenorthernlights.html

Any last words?
I THANK GOD FOR THE MUSIC THAT HE ALLOWS ME TO MAKE...PRAISE HIM ALWAYS WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO....

 

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