Scorch The Competition
We’re happy to be speaking today with a phenomenal underground music artist with
mainstream notoriety in Hip Hop “ Scorch”! Before we get started, how has 2023 been treating
you thus far?
2023 has been treating me excellent, so far so good. My new single Tan Caliente is steady rising in numbers on TikTok and we just reached 7.5 million views.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music acted as a positive outlet for me to express myself allowing me to connect to people on a higher level.
Who was your main musical inspiration?
Stephen Brown Senior, my father who was my musical inspiration. He was in a group called The Charts back in the day and had a hit song called Desiree.
What are your top 5 dream collaborations?
My top 5 dream collaborations I would have to say that my list would be significantly longer because there are so many artists I’ve been inspired by but I would have to say Jay Z, Kanye, Rihanna, Eminem, Lil Wayne.
Do you create music for yourself or for your fans?
I create music for my fans but I have created some intimate songs that were therapeutic for me as well so I would have to say both.
What is your best gig you’ve ever played?
I would have to say Glendale arena.
How do you energize your audience?
I’m an action junky so I’m jumping into the crowd. Dancing getting the fans to repeat the hook back to me literally moments after they hear it.
What formula do you follow when you are writing songs? Or is it not a formula, but a process
for you? Explain.
I listen to the beat, if you listen to the music the song will literally tell you what to write making the finished product organic and not forced.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Getting my music out to a larger audience was a problem that has since been rectified.
What are your other interests besides music?
Acting, I’ve always wanted to star in a leading role in a movie.
What advice would you give to someone inspired to walk in your footsteps?
I would tell them hard work and dedication is a key component to reaching their musical goals. Also, don’t look for people that you know to support you. Don’t get me wrong any and all support is good but a stranger doesn’t have an attachment to you, so when they support they don’t expect that back ten fold and when they give criticism it’s raw because they are not invested in your feelings. You don’t need a bunch of yes men around you.
Greg DiNero officially one of the Hottest DJ/Producers in the business @djgregdinero
Greg DiNero is one of the Tri-State area’s hottest Dj/Producers. His roots begin from the early age of just seven when his dad bought him his first turntable. His drive and dedication, to not only advance his career, but to also give back to the culture is what has earned him his many notable accomplishments at such a young age of just twenty seven.
These accomplishments include Landing two radio residencies at age 22 on B98.5 and Non Fiction Radio, working with artists like Stitches, Famous Dex, Sean Kingston, NBA Youngboy, Warhol.ss, 2Milly, producing audio for a PUMA Commercial and racking up a whopping one hundred million plus views on Youtube and Spotify for his production. After signing a management deal in 2018 with “LOUIE KNOWS”, an affiliate of Atlantic Records, Rich Forever Gang, and 300 Ent. Greg continues to work hard toward his goals.
Greg DiNero works hard to maintain a friendly reputation amongst his peers and in the Tri-State music scene.
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Where are you from?
I am from the Jersey Shore! Toms River NJ, there is no place like it!!
Why did you first start making music?
When I was young, like 7, my dad brought me to Atlantic City. I saw a dj cutting it up on turntables for the first time, so that Christmas I got turntables. Fell in love with djing. When I was in high school I used to dj “Teen Nights” basically night clubs would have nights where the party was for age 13-18. While djing the teen nights I realized I was pretty much just promoting other peoples music, so I wanted to make
my own. Thats what start my production, probably around age 18.
Talk me through your creative process.
I try not to have a process.. with music its really just about creating a vibe in the studio, or in your headphones and going with that vibe. Most of the time when you try to over think it, nothing good comes from it. So my creative process is pretty much creating a solid vibe in the studio.
Who would you say inspired you the most?
Scott Storch has always my idol. I grew up listening to his production! It was impossible not to, the guy dominated the producer world! As I got older I really dug deep into his story and how much of a work horse he was! Hes so inspiring. I have actually gotten the chance to link up with him a few times! Amazingly humble dude too!
Whats the best advice you received?
Nothing is handed to you, it doesnt happen over night, trust the process. Those are some of the notable pieces of advice I have gotten. Its all true its every man for themselves out here and it takes a LOT OF WORK and A LOT OF TIME!
How would you describe the music that you create?
Production placement wise, rap, all styles of rap. As far as my personal projects, anything that would go crazy in the club while djing. Dancehall, pop, rap. My main focus for my personal projects is to make a fun record I can play out.
What would you have done differently if you knew what you knew now?
I wouldve focused harder, not paid women any attention, kept my circle real tight and locked in on my goals. When i was younger I was too worried about being lit and hooking up and clout chasing… I am locked in now I just wish I was sooner.
Whats the most important show you have played to date?
Its a three way tie. The first time playing at Harrahs Pool Bar in Atlantic City was awesome because I used to dream about playing there when I was a teenager. The first time on the radio was obviously special. And the first time in LA. They are all special in their own way
If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
TALENT OVER CLOUT! Stop making talentless viral weirdos be famous rappers!!!!
What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as the man that can do it all! I am a family man, I want to be the kickass dad to my sons but also the dj who’s the life of the party and makes hit records!
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Please describe any unique characteristics of your company or its products and services that you feel would be newsworthy?
My rap style is a unique sound in the Atlanta melodic scene and drill scene. I really talk about real life scenarios that’s happening to me and those around me or what I see majority of my lyrics is not cap I feel like that’s what make me stand out more
Who is your target audience?
People that can relate that’s incarcerated or over came they form of struggle or currently going thru In other words I write a lot of pain music on uptempo beats
What separates you from your competition
I don’t cap in my rap. I really have been through it all.
What motivated you to build your own brand?
The love I had for music my whole life: 50 cent, Lil Baby, Chief Keef, all the R&B and early 2,000s and late 90s music. I also loved the YMCMB era.
Where do you see yourself/your company 5 years from now?
Still rapping, perfecting my craft and at a superstar level.
How would you want the readers to benefit from learning about you?
By paying attention to what I do and how I talk so they won’t make the same mistakes that I have made in the past. I’m from Queens NY, Springfield to be exact but I’m putting on for Allentown Pennsylvania.
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