NK: What’s your name and where are you from?
D. Farley, from Sylvester, Ga. (Slytown)
NK: Why should the world get familiar with you?
The world should get familiar with D. Farley because I feel I got the total package (The Grind, The Flow, The Hustle, Diverse, Hardwork) I do it all. I started like a lot of your other Big Rappers as a DJ first & I feel that gave me a leg up on the music.
NK: How would you describe your style?
My Style is Lyrical, Energetic, Aggressive & Diverse. I could bite your head off on 1 song & turn around & make something smooth for the ladies; I’m well-rounded to say the least.
NK: Who do you currently listen to (or what would I find on your Ipod/MP3, etc)?
I’m currently listening to myself of course, T.I., Lil Wayne, Slim Thug, Mysonne, Big KRIT, & a lot more, too many to name.
NK: Any inspirations (could be musically or whomever inspires you)?
My inspirations are everything from music (Tupac, DMX, TI) to people such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Michael Jordan, Bill Cosby, Arthur Ashe, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Maya Angelou, Ray Charles, etc… I’m the type of person that looks for inspiration everyday because it’s hard to stay focused & motivated, so I try to be inspired off of everything.
Best Quote that stuck with me was “If you Fail to Plan, then You Plan to Fail.” I mean I got some in my music everywhere like my song called “Baby Don’t Cry” where I say something like..
- Don’t cry dry ya eyes
- Still gotta rise
- If u get shot down still gotta fly
- Still gotta try, surviving the game
- 2 many people lost lives, tryin 2 change
- See it all the time people dying 4 fame
- But fail & the system what they trying 2 blame
- Get left out sheddin tears cry in the rain
- They depressed always hiding the shame
- Don’t cry, better start riding the train
- Or pay 4 everythang start buying the game
I always try to put real life situations in my music regardless of what type of song I’m doing.
NK: Where can we find you?
You can find me on my twitter first @dfarley3, also Facebook (defarley), my youtube channel (dfarley24) & email dfarley24@gmail
NK: Why Music?
Music, I got introduced to it by my cousin Shank from NY & my Homeboy Felt (Script). After that I fell in love with it & I always wanted to do what I love for the rest of my life so that’s what I’m doing. There’s absolutely NOTHING that makes me feel the way making music does, the emotions ups & downs associated with it.
NK: How long have you been rapping?
I’ve been rapping now for about 14 years but I must say seriously probably bout half of that.
NK: Any collaborations?
I collaborate with Mistah Slick (CA), Ray Chezzy (TX), Alumni, Big Marus, ANT, Chad P., Tank, Mike B., Shank, Felt, Choir Boi, Bishop.
NK: Any Artist you’re interested in working with any particular artist?
I’m looking to work with TI, Young Jeezy, Slim Thug, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Game, Mysonne, Plies, Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne just to say a few.
NK: Do you think rap is changing? Progressing or Regressing?
Rap is definitely changing no doubt. As an artist now I think you are in position to have more control if you work your situation now. When I go to shows I always ask other artist for advice or just what road to take & they almost always say “Stay Independent”, because music is moving from the traditional sign a record deal. Artist are coming up on their own now & carrying more weight as an indie if your really grinding, so by time the labels come calling you’re in place to get your Million Dollar deals, which you wasn’t able to do before people like Cash Money, Jay Z, 50 Cent, Master P. So I’m really looking to be on that level some day so I can grow & bring other artist on as well.
NK: Any Current Projects or Releases?
I recently dropped my Mixtape “ExCeption 2 The Rule” & now I got my new Mixtape “SELF MADE” coming this Summer & it’s bigger & better because this one will be Hosted by “Slip & Slide DJ’s” DJ Richie Rich. So get ready for that to Heat your Summer Up.
This was an awesome opportunity to interview with someone that I've known for over eight years. I met Farley in college. Even back then, he had a hunger for music. Whether he was djing at a club, promoting 4 Show Entertainment, supporting his Fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi), or engaging in rap battles, he always presented himself as a leader/go-getter! Get familiar with his music and I'm sure you'll become a fan as well. Check out the below links to see his performances!