Born in Haiti, raised in NYC, James Dean Death Machine is a Singer Songwriter who evolved from an MC into a hybrid monster minus the pretending. With the attitude and pioneering spirit of Hip Hop and a sharp Rock and Post Punk sound he makes music his way and takes no prisoners. Your favorite rapper is most likely a fan.
What inspires you to make music?
Everything. I write songs about life. All parts the good the bad the ugly the funny and the weird.
Tell us about this project?
This album was quite a departure from the first JDDM album. How so you ask? Well on the first one the “Band” I was trying to build fell apart on me the night before our first show in Brooklyn. I did the show myself and got hammered in the process.
Arriving home drunk and out of my mind I recorded the 7 song album in a weekend, hungover and angry and drinking more.
This album came together much smoother. I spent a year writing the music. About 3 months recording and six months mixing and really listening. I wanted it to sound uniform and have a certain tone.
Lol the next one will probably be an impulsive romp again.
Who were your musical inspirations growing up?
Earth Wind and Fire, Sam Cook, Nat King Cole, Tupac, Nas, Biggie, Company Flow, Wu Tang and Deftones.
Are You Working On Any New Projects?
Yep well, I’m working on a few videos for this album. We are gonna do things differently than these niggas I see out here with 80 projects a month.
I have been pushing this album for six months and plan on a focused campaign for another 8 until it cracks the surface.
How long have you been creating music?
All my life. Years my friend years.
Do you want to say anything to the people who support your music?
Yes. I love you, you are all the wild ones in the shadows and out front just like me. Thank you and you know I’m always gonna keep it a whole one hundo.