We catch up with Long Island NY Emcee / Producer B.Dvine who has been putting in some dope work in the last few years, Check out some of his latest singles after the interview!
Peace how you doing? Introduce yourself to the UK readers?
Peace! I’m great thank you! For those who don’t know I go by the name of B. Dvine. I am a producer/emcee from Long Island, Ny.
How did you get your start in hip hop?
I started around 13 years old a old friend of mine was a DJ and I fell in love with hip hop from listening to him spin records. Shortly after I started getting into DJing but was gravitating towards making beats. Then I was a full time producer working with some local talent. Shortly after I linked up with Solomon Childs from Wu Tang. He was one the first people to show me love on the production tip. Fast forward I started getting more placements but start gravitating towards the pen and recording rhymes. Fast forward some more now we’re here!
Who are your musical influences?
As far as production I was influenced by RZA, Havoc, Marley Marl, J. Dilla, Premier etc. As far as writing hearing emcees like Tragedy Khadafi, Wu Tang, Mobb Deep, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Xzibit, etc made me want to pick up the pen.
You have worked with some big names both as a producer and emcee, what are your favourite tracks and why?
It’s hard to pick a favorite record but it’s dope to hear Method Man body one of your beats (shout out Hanz On for making that happen) or the feature I did on Tragedy’s album “The Builders” also featuring Havoc. I also love working with the family tho Menace OBEZ, Da SunofSam, Ju Muny, Jahan Nostra, Solomon Childs, D-Rage, Rugz Blvd, Karnage Ca$hman. I also love the records I produced for Meyhem Lauren… Those joints are classic.
You have an upcoming album with Karnage Ca$hman, tell us about the project….
Expect hip hop in it’s rawest form. Hard hitting beats, razor sharp rhymes, it’s what the hardcore hip hop fans are living for! We just dropped the video for the first single “Putting in Werk” featuring myself so you can get taste of what’s in store for you but we have a 2nd visual on the way as well. As far as features we have Mavz, Tragedy Khadafi, Solomon Childs, Lord Fury of the Moon Crickets, Dirty Clanzmen, and more. I’m happy with how this project came out.
What do you feel about the state of hip hop in 2019?
I feel it’s in a great place. You want great hip hop you just have to search and in the independent era it just gives us more opportunities to expand and build our worth. You can make real hip hop and be successful at the same time. I don’t let the BS that comes out bother me because they are in their own lane doing them…. Let them. We’re doing us.
What do you use to make beats? & do you prefer being behind the boards or rocking the MIC?
The Maschine is my weapon of choice right now and I don’t have a preference. Wherever I feel most inspired at that moment I go. Some days it’s the beats, some days it’s the rhymes.
Any more upcoming projects we need to know about?
Yes plenty. I have my mixtape “The Process of Illumination” focusing on my emceeing, I have another production project in the works showcasing different emcees. I have an EP with Hanz On from The Meth Lab about ready to go fully produced by me. I have a project with Hawaiian Emcee D-Rage in the works fully produced by me. My little homie Anonymity has a project in works produced by me. Uk emcee Cuban Pete also has a project lining up with me. I’ll be forever hungry when it comes to hip hop so you never know where you’ll see me featured or having a beat placed. Just know I’m not going anywhere I love what I do.
connect with B.Dvine online! – https://twitter.com/bdvine631