SKRT Magazine catches up with artist DEELA on our mellow #SKRTview segment.
DEELA is a 19 Year old Bio-med student, and Rapper. She talks her style, inspirations, released and forthcoming projects; a self titled EP, announces an EP coming later this year, her creative process, relationships & more exclusive to www.skrtdaily.com
1. Tell us about yourself
I’m a nineteen-year-old bio-med student who happens to rap on the side.
2. What influences the art/music you create?
A lot of what I write is influenced by my emotions, what I believe and real-life experiences. If I get upset, irritated, happy or whatever I always end up writing about it.
3. What genre or style are you sticking to?
I started with ‘Rap/Hip-Hop’ and will probably stick to it, but I don’t limit myself to one genre.
4. What sparked your interest in making music?
I had a friend in Sixth form who was a rapper, she asked for a feature just for fun and I really enjoyed the whole process of it. It may be a long, but the end result is always so worth it.
5. What projects have you released or planning to release?
I debuted my self-titled EP in August 2020. It was my first ‘proper’ music drop the others had only been released on Soundcloud. Planning on releasing another EP this year, I don’t want to give too much away because a lot of things are still in progress, but I know for a fact that it’s gonna be a mad one.
6. What keeps you motivated, what is your creative process?
Because of what I want from life, my motivation comes from within. My friends and family also keep me going, they encourage and support me so much, I appreciate them a lot. As for my creative process, I search for beats on YouTube and freestyle on the ones I immediately like then turn them into complete songs. That’s how most of my songs are written.
7. What more to expect from your brand in the future?
Expect interesting visuals! I put a lot of thought and effort into all of my promo artwork and I can’t wait till I can share them.
8. Who are you eager to collaborate with?
It might sound corny, but Nicki. I was born a barb. I could collab with her today and feel untouchable, my life would be complete. Also, very eager to collab with BbyMutha or Flo Milli. It’d be so cool to collab with artists that influence my sound.
9. What is your fashion sense saying?
I just buy sexy clothes that make me look and feel sexy.
10. Poison of choice?
I don’t really drink, so I’ll say vodka, only because it does the job quick.
11. Describe your social & romantic relationship status?
I’m happiest having a good time misbehaving with my friends. And I’m single.
12. First Date Ideas?
Because it’s the first date, dinner.
13. Favourite whip/car?
Definitely a Tesla.
14. Vacay country/countries of choice?
At this point, I could go anywhere right now. I would love to go to Bali, Singapore and Tokyo though.
15. Soda or Water?
16. Workout routine?
None right now. There aren’t enough hours in the day.
17. How do you uplift yourself spiritually and mentally?
Music for both. Music is a healer for real, to me anyways.
18. What impact do you plan to leave on society?
To be honest I don’t really care about that, I live my life for myself. Society will get to know me.
19. Who is/are your mentor(s)?
I have a small group of people who advise and help me with my music, from my artwork to the final sound of my music. They’re vital in my music career, and I’m so grateful for them.
20. Give a quote(s) you want to be remembered by?
I don’t really have a specific quote I want to be remembered by, but I’d like if you listened to my music and took a lyric/lyrics you really f*ck with to remember me by.
Thank you for pulling up, Looking forward to seeing you at the next SKRTFest event.