Today we’d like to introduce you to DrippDaDon.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born into a very musical family. My family originally is from Rwanda but fled to Zambia during the Rwandan genocide. Being immigrants from Zambia, Africa, when we initially came to the US, I was only four years old. My mother packed all of our belongings into two bags. Being culturally challenged as I was entering a new world full of opportunities and cultural differences, I was determined to make a better life for myself in America. The determination and resilience that my family demonstrated just to get to this point, fuels my passion for success in music. I told my father before we came to the United States that I could not wait to turn on the lights in America! Back home in Zambia, we didn’t have that luxury. So fast forward to some years later, we get to a place where one of my older sisters got a computer. I stole it from her one night and began watching YouTube tutorials on music production and became obsessed with creating music from that point forward.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. But compared to other people, I believe that things are moving rather quickly. I went through a lot of hardships when it came to creating music and adjusting to American culture, but my love for music made me keep going. I remember when I was younger, and we had just moved to America, we were really poor. My mother used to make my clothes. Now culturally, I was really proud of the clothes my mom made, but when I went to school I was bullied pretty badly. That experience taught me a lot.
Musically, a lot of things happened for me through networking and just putting myself out there. I advise people that are pursuing anything creative, artistic, or otherwise, to do the same. I started making music in high school so a lot of things were hard to gain access to… Things such as money to fund the proper mixing, and mastering of my work, and shooting videos for example. As a result, I taught myself how to do a lot of things because I could not afford to pay for outside help at the time. I also am a perfectionist and am happiest with the things I create.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am an artist who makes music that makes you wanna move. I make music that makes you feel something. Creating songs that people can emotionally relate to is my strength.
I love hearing feedback and seeing that people also understand what I have been through. I love it when people say, “that song is exactly what I was feeling.”
I specialize in producing, engineering, and performing my own music. I am known for having a fresh sound and being an eccentric performer. I love to put my 150% into every performance and every song that I do. I believe this is what sets me apart from others. I strive to make my music a craft and make it mean something. I love making Afrobeat, R&B, Hip-Hop, and even country music, but truthfully speaking, I don’t really believe in genres. If something has a vibe, I will write to it and I won’t rest until it sounds amazing!
What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
The thing I like best about the city of Columbus, Ohio is the people. The people here are super accepting and diverse. They have a way of making you feel at home. Columbus raised me, so I have no choice but to love it. It is a place where with hard work, your dreams can come true.
- Website: DrippDaDon.com (Coming Soon)
- Instagram: @DrippDaDon
- Facebook: @DrippDaDon
- Youtube: @DrippDaDon
- Other: TikTok @DrippDaDon