BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: D'NME

D'NME, tell us a little more about how you got into music.

I started rapping and making music when I was around 16 years old.


Personally, what drew me to Hip-Hop was the skill that was involved in rapping.


It takes a lot of discipline to become great at rapping, so when I was starting out I would practice freestyling and I would also do various rhyming exercises which eventually helped me develop my flow and writing style.

Once I became more comfortable with writing rhymes I would start going into various studios and recording songs.

Knowing how to rap well is one thing, but knowing how to make a great song is a whole different ball game.


Being a phenomenal rapper was and still is important to me, but being able to make exceptional songs is something that I take a lot of pride in as well.


I feel like because I developed a passion for rapping and making music at an early age I’ve always had the focus and drive to keep working on my craft and getting better as a rapper and as an overall artist.

You are an incredible lyricist! What is your creative process when it comes to making music?

Thank you!


Usually when I’m working on music I like to have the beat first.


The beat usually dictates what direction my writing is going to go in.