Check out the new song from Mo’Wet – Persevered
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Born and raised in Paterson NJ, Daniel C. Roper III, aka Mo’Wet in the music world, knew that his reason for being on this earth was to entertain. At a very young age Mo’Wet realized that he had a God giving talent to perform on stage. As the years went by in elementary school entering all types of talent shows and performing at different school functions, Mo’Wet wanted something more. After graduating from elementary school he then went on to attend Rosa Parks Fine and Performing Arts High School located in Paterson NJ. There he would be around kids that were just as talented if not more talented then he was. Learning the structure of performing, dedication, determination, and hard work. Performing at many school functions such as holiday shows, Cabaret’s, all while receiving the training needed to zone in on his talents.
While attending Rosa Parks Arts High School, Mo’Wet was able to perform for Ms. Rosa Parks herself, Take6, Dizzy Gillespie, and Gregory Hines. Upon leaving high school Mo’Wet surely made a name for himself as a great talented individual and someone to be watched in the future ahead. In his adult years he would go on to enter different competitions, different extra work for movies, such as Godzilla, pilots for HBO featuring Danny Aiello, videos with Das Effects and Chubb Rock. Choreograph dance routines for such artist as Riff, JT Taylor of Kool and the Gang, and Men of vision. Not to stop there but also to submit music to radio stations to have him and his group music playing on the radio home jams for some 9 weeks straight. He would also find himself at the Apollo Theater in Harlem NY performing in front of Mr. Steve Harvey. Doing shows at the Country club, and Down Time in the NY area just to name a few.
After stepping back for a minute to learn the behind the scenes business, Mo’Wet then ventured into producing and investing in his own recording studio. Now back at it with a new swag and new attitude Mo’Wet is ready for some more fun. Writing and producing his own music now as well as his female artist “Ms. Attaway” he is defiantly about to take everyone by storm. Starting his production company “RaDaKha Production” with his CEO partner’s Lyronna “Champagne” Roper and William “Chill” Wright Jr, you can best believe they are a force to watch. So fasten your seat belt while “RaDaKha Production” takes you on this journey.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone?
Well, the song that I am promoting is called “Persevered.” It’s a story about triumph through tragedy, a song that everyone can relate to. Everyone knows that one person that’s been through the worst time of his or her lives and somehow managed to beat the odds. It’s just one of them songs that I felt I needed to do for us as people. Everybody always glorify what they have or doing and seems to forget the struggles in our community and what people are really going through.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
Currently I am working on my album and video. My album is 85 percent completed; it will have features from some people you know and some artists that are up and coming. If I must say so this is my best work to date, I’ve been working on my music for so long and to finally put out a project that I am genuinely proud and excited about is a blessing.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenges that I’ve had to face in this industry is people telling me I won’t make it in the industry, people telling me that I’m to old but music is timeless, music is age less, music has no race, has no expiration date, and music is my life. You know what I won’t stop singing and producing as long as I’m breathing I’m going to continue making great music and that’s my word.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I lost everything I mean everything; I was at the lowest point in my life. I was out of music for three years, just wasn’t feeling it. I gave up on everything. Then one day my wife said to me, “you should get back into your music ’cause your not the same person without it.” Shortly after that me and William “Chill” Wright were talking and he said to me, “yo I think you should get back into it” and I was like, “if I had the equipment I would.” We walked over to his car and he asked, “if you had it when would you start?” I replied ”right now!?” He made me promise that I wouldn’t give up again. And at that moment I promised him and myself I won’t quit. When he popped the trunk it was beauty, it was like having sex for the first time (lol), you know before ya’ll actually get into it like the moment you realize “oh, shit I’m about to get some” (lol), there sat a brand new 32 inch mac and a pro tools kit, best orgasm I’ve ever had (lmao).
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Traps, watch the people around you, pay close attention to everything. I once released a song that I didn’t copyright a few months later I go to my local music store and purchase a very popular album and to my surprise there was my song, words changed a little bit and melody, but I know my work when I hear my work. To date that song is still being played and since I was naive to not have my business affairs in order I’m entitled to nothing and this person is a billionaire, so I won’t say his name; he can have me brought and sold ten times over (lol). So to young artist make sure you know the ins and outs of this game.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Do you. Don’t let anybody tell you what you should do. Nobody, because a lot of people try to tell me to do it this way or that way but I can only be me – nobody else. As long as you’re feeling it from the heart then someone else will feel it from the heart and that’s real. Stay humble and focused, never try to be someone else because we all have our own uniqueness that’s what makes us who we are.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
Man there are so many different avenues you can go now a days. When you do shows, at your job, friends, family, people walking down the street, your website, internet Spodify, Zune, iTunes, Reverbnation, cd baby.com. Were there are people there are sales you just got to hustle, get on your grind.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Facebook, Reverbnation, when I’m doing live shows, auditions or just walking down the street. You just got to grind it out. You got to let people know what you do, when you do, how you do. Feel me. They don’t know unless you let em know.
Where can people visit you?
You can visit me on Reverbnation:”Mo’Wet” Just look me. You can hit me up on twitter @radakhaproduct. You never know when I’ll be in your city or town.
Just wanna give a special shout out to WWS for taking the time out to interview me thanks. Sandra or should I say Fei Long (lol) and also to my RaDaKha Production staff for sticking by my side while I do the damn thing. Thanks Lyronna”Champagne” Roper for being my beautiful loving wife and keeping it 100 wit me, my brother William”Chill”Wright Jr for everything you do. Mancini for his righting skills and help with everything and look out for his album also.