Check out the new song from 3 Dice Ceno – Pacaso
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Well, I’m was born in Washington D.C. and raised out in Miami. My upbringing was versatile within itself. Being raised in Miami gave me a different sense of struggle as far as a becoming who I am. The loses that could have weakened me, but strengthened my chances for survival in terms of the life I was caught up in and taking in the hustle from major hustle grounds such as Miami and Washington D.C. And as far as what I take in from D.C. it would be the whole culture from the style of dressing to the music. From a business aspect of how I should go about my music aside of what has already been done. From the different ventures and venues for promoting the finished product I bring to the listeners and these are lessons learned from areas that an opportunity is a closed door in the face where they figure we’re either will become addicts, dead, lock up, or telling your story unheard by the world like some of the homeless out here.
But after being heard so many times just around the way and people from my neighborhood saying that I should pursue a career in music to leave the street alone, coming back to Maryland I was giving the chance these two dudes that went by the names Toks and Junior who then sought me out with beats and studio time and later introduced me to the Baltimore native rapper One who was trying to start up his label MentalHeadBangerz which is where I started my career fully by being introduced to TayLand Promotions and experience in how a show should be done seeing how performances are like 35% of how an artist creates him self as a brand and 25% of that profit along with endorsements and distribution. At the present time now I’m still taking in every experience as far as the goal I set to achieve.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I’m currently promoting I:The Empathy 5.1, a song that speaks on my past trials and tribulations from a timeline aspect in terms of my experiences with the street, from a teen to a young man. It was produced by Nothing Special. Off Nothing Special’s up and coming mixtape “Contrast 1.5.”
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest challenges I’ve had in the industry is dealing with my own trust issues pertaining to how my music is promoted and distributed. I have yet to say this is the publishing team I would like to deal with. But as far as engineers and studio Listen vision all day. Though all in all as artist we are our worst critics, there are a lot of challenges in the songs, mixtapes, and albums made.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of my biggest set backs in my career had to be me and my involvements with another aspect of life that stirred a recklessness about me. I watched take away this music from me as if it was saying “Dice you think I won’t shut this door?” Not seeing how who I was as in self destruction. The big bounce back, even if its from the bottom, is seeing how support of my movement and the listeners take in my music and using their positivity, comments, and just them being there listening, relating, amping my drive to advance more in my talents and achievements. My bounce back is more a focus on music now than anything.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
The people around them need to be kept filtered, drain out the bullshit from your circle because at the end of the day all you got is yourself. Why would you put your way of making it in that next man”s hands when he doesn’t face the same situations that you face at all time. Originality has to be expressed at all times. Like when it comes to contracts. What do you want as an artist? And etc.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
To stay doing it for a lot of us, it’s not first or second track that pulls ‘em in. It could be a couple tracks down the line. You know you got listeners who might like to hear you one way, some a whole other way. And it’s that one track that closes that gap.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
One of my favorite ways of promotion is magazines, though I yet to get a front cover. I know that opportunity is soon for an artist of my talent. But to me magazine interviews allow people who have yet to hear an artist get to know him and if interested want to see that artist, not just local but global.
Where can people visit you?
You can find me 3 Dice Ceno on:
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