Two creatives out here in the music world, just trying to make it. And we believe they are well on their way. Meet Amerikas Addiction, members David Kelly and Josh (J-The Truth), are influenced by multiple genres such as hip hop, alternative, punk, reggae, dance and more and are making that influence standout in their music. Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, J-The Truth is the sound/ambiance producer and David Kelly is vocalist of the duo. Amerikas Addiction is a buzzing duo that’s deserving of your attention and your support.
So it was only right for us to interview the rising stars about their upbringings, upcoming plans and what’s in store for them as they envolve as a duo.Peep the interview below!
Tell us about yourself and your music.
JS: I am Joshua Scarver, the producer and executive producer of the duo. I am more centered in what we are, keeping us in the direction of our #DoWhatYouDesire mantra and making positive things happen. Our music is a creation of the world around us. The happenings, the negatives, the joys, the pains, the fun, the hustle.
DK: I am passionate with any and everything I do especially my music.. I just live to create.
How would you describe your sound?
JS: Diverse. We don’t follow the industry standard of having a “sound”. Which some say is bad…but that’s music business talk, corporate suit. Humans are not one way. If you are, then you are a robot, artificial, Fake, gmo, lame.
DK: My sound is based off my emotion. I may hit the studio mad because I got into it with my chick over some shit or I might be off the henny or crown ready to get lit.. It depends man.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
DK: It was intense. It’s always intense I put fourth a lot of energy time and effort to execute a certain sound.
JS: It was a great experience. It’s always amazing to take something in your soul, your brain and create it for others to experience in the real world. There is no better feeling than creating.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
JS: We are working on getting this new project out to the world, by any means necessary. We have 3 more albums to release this year as well. 1 each quarter. We are treating 2017 like a game, and each quarter we gotta ball our ass off and leave our blood sweat and tears on the floor or the field and win the game. Our next project is with Wiz Khalifa’s in house producer RMB Justize, I am sure the people will find something they can vibe with.
DK: Just finished up a project with Wiz Khalifa’s Grammy nominated in house Producer RMB JUSTIZE.. Gotta crazy [little] EP on the way. Time to wake em up!
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
DK: Seeing the fans get our Motto “Do What You Desire” tattooed on them.. like that is a every day highlight.. shit is crazy.. I love em.
JS: Just being able to create is the constant highlight. The most amazing moment is when a fan got our mantra of #DWYD aka #DoWhatYouDesire tatted on them. That was a feeling that I can’t describe in words.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
JS: My ideal collaboration would be creating a rap label that does it the right way. I am open to working with all types of artists – most of the legends that I grew up wanting to work with and that I truly admired are no longer with us. RIP to Bob Marley, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Pac, Michael Jackson, Biggie, James Brown, the true original pioneers. I’m an old soul man (laughs).
DK: At this moment.. I’d do a crazy record w/ coca vango and DonQ with production from Timbaland and SouthSide!
Name something random that people do not know about you.
JS: That I really love to smoke cigars, write my thoughts and drink Hennessy. I’m doing that as I write this. It’s a form of relaxation (laughs).
DK: I love Dragon Ball Z!
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
DK: Fans matter most.. more than anything.
JS: That relationships, hard work & consistency are the major key. S/o to Jay-Z, DJ Khaled & Future.
What can we expect from you in the future?
DK: Tons of great music and quality visuals!
JS:Greatness. Doing all I can to empower people in the forgotten communities. Inspiring millions to live the #DoWhatYouDesire lifestyle.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
JS:To go get that album on iTunes The Prelude to… by Amerikas Addiction
and to always – #DoWhatYouDesire
DK: To the fans!! I JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU ALL! Go get our new EP “The Prelude To” on Apple Music now!! #DOWHATYOUDESIRE
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