IAA SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know DOLAMIC-Alabama’s Uprising Star!
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IAA:  What is your music background?

DOLAMIC: Mainly Hip Hop and R&B but I’m open to all types of music.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

DOLAMIC:  I’ve always been inspired to do music, but being where I’m from (Yellow Bluff) Alabama, there weren’t any type opportunities to pursue dreams of this magnitude. You could only fantasize about it. Back then the South wasn’t even on the map. That was the main reason I went into the service. To get away! Now, 15 yrs.’ later, 3 tours in Iraq, 2 in Afghanistan and the loss of some really close friends. I’m still here! This is my calling!

IAA:  What are your songs about?

DOLAMIC: Just mainly everyday life from my point of view. Every now and then, I might throw a bar or two about my experiences in the war zone. Most people either don’t know or don’t care about what soldiers are going through over there. I’m not going to rap about things that I don’t know about, such as, selling drugs or made up stories to make my life seem luxurious, because it’s not. My songs are about what I’ve been through, what I’m going through, and where I want to be.

IAA: Do you write your own music?

DOLAMIC: Yes, of course! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I could never say someone else’s verses the way that they can, because that is something that came from their thoughts and heart. It’s cool for singers, but I think hip hop is a little different.

IAA: Who are your musical influences?

DOLAMIC: LOL, well I’m a 70’s baby.  So you would have to go back just a little. I’ll name a few of the current people. Young Jeezy is my favorite artist, whether he has new music out or not. There’s a story behind it. I was home on leave from Iraq a few years ago and went to a Falcons game. I went to grab something to eat and seen him there. Throughout all my deployments oversees, I listened to Jeezy the most. Mentally his music kept me motivated so for me to actually see him was unreal. I said, “What’s up Jeezy,” and he spoke back and kept it moving. LOL! That was good enough for me. Other than him, I’m a T.I. fan, but influenced by many artists from the South.  It’s just too many to name!

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

DOLAMIC: It’s targeted for all ethnics groups out there to listen to because life is life. You don’t have to be from a certain side of the railroad tracks to be able to relate.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

DOLAMIC: I was on the front lines 5 times. LOL. How many rappers that are out right now can say they seen that? I am a soldier that’s been in so many unforgiving situations not knowing if I was coming home in a pine box or not. I have a great success story.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

DOLAMIC:  Well I just hooked up with my man Renegade in ATL. We have a few ideas of the direction I want to go and cleaning up some projects that I have already completed.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

DOLAMIC: It would defiantly be a dream come true to become one of the heavy weights in the industry. My career goals would be to prove the doubters and people that said I would never be nothing more than a soldier wrong by being signed to a major record label. I’ve had people laugh in my face, talk about me behind my back, so I’m really hungry for this. I want to get my foot in the door and be successful. I want to help other people achieve their dreams through music. If I can lead men through combat then I can lead anywhere. In the next 10 yrs. I want the name Mcdole to be a household name

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you? 

DOLAMIC:   http://www.arlive.com/music/dawaynemcdole






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