Monday, June 20, 2011

On the Rise: Deastro Dollar

By The Rap Scout
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Hailing from New York City, the name Deastro Dollar rings bells all the way down in Atlanta. Deastro Dollar is currently living out a childhood dream. As children, many dream of making it big in one way or another. But, there are few people who really have the drive to make this happen.

Deastro Dollar is clearly among those who have the drive to make it happen. Ever since his days in Long Island, NY he has been rapping and writing rhymes. While he was always good at rapping, it was not until recently when he realized he could make a career out of it. When that time came, he began putting his team together.

Not only is Deastro Dollar one of the top rappers in the Atlanta area, he is also one of the rising managers in the area. Aside from his own career and record label, Deastro Dollar is the head of his own management company.

In an exclusive interview with Hip Hop Vibe, Deastro Dollar discussed this and so much more. Check out the entire interview below:

Where did the name Deastro Dollar come from?
Wow, niggas have been calling me Deastro since I was eleven, twelve, years old. This older cat from my neighbor gave me that name. He said I was a little bad mo'fucker and had a big head, so he started calling me Deastro, which is a villain from the whole "G.I. Joe" cartoon and it just stuck. Then, a couple years later, my cousin started calling me D. Dollarz and that shit just stuck with me too.

How long have you been recording original material?
It's been about two years since I really started taking this shit serious and recording original material that the streets have been hearing. Shoutout to Bigg-Byrd, my in house producer and Lost Soul Gang member.

What is the name of your upcoming mixtape?
The Preparation, which is dropping on June 25th, so make sure yall go to and download your free copy and get on that major grease shit. All my supporters know what that mean.

Who are you working with on the new release?
Just my team, Lost Soul Gang. It was very important for me to keep this mixtape all family. Salute to my squad: Chuck T, Scoob-y, Bo-Eazy, Ocpell, and Bigg Byrd.

Aside from being an artist, you are also a label owner and a manager, correct?
Not a label owner, but yes I do have a managment company called Black House Management, which features artist and models and im always looking for talent, so hit us up

How do you juggle all of these roles?
This is what I love to do, I was built for this shit. I actually go crazy when I'm not busy. I know its cliche, but hard work does truly pay off and I want to be looked at as one of the hardest working men in this business.

Has being in the Atlanta area helped your music on the local scale?
I'm originally from New York, but yeah the Atlanta hip hop scene has been great. The response has been crazy out here. Salute to the South.

How about on a national and international scale?
Well, that's what the internet is for. I'm going to continue to put out music and visuals on the net to help me reach areas I have never even heard of, speaking of which subscribe to my YouTube channel,, and get a dose of that major gease shit.

Explain the video concept for your current single?
That's funny you asked because I'm trying to decide between three different records that I want to lead off The Preparation mixtape with, but we are shooting a video this weekend for it so stay tuned...

Are you currently trying to land any endorsement deals?
I'm always up for disscusion and money talks. Me and my nigga Sean (aka Krazy) are working on a fictional novel, so if there are any publishers reading this, holler at me.

Have you had the opportunity to work with any big name artists?
I am the big name.

Can you name one artist you have always looked up to?
I wouldn't say "looked up to," but two people that I have always respected their musical creativity is Nas and 2Pac.

Could you see yourself joining an established crew?
I mean, ideally I'm trying to take it to the top with the team I have now.

Have you spoken with any major labels?
My man, Chuck T, has been pitching my music to a few label heads on the West Coast, I'm just waiting for the call.


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