Exclusive: Dandrell Scott Interview with Muzique Magazine
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Music has always been in my DNA. I come from a musical family, so everyone can sing or play an instrument. When my voiceover career took off, I found myself in the recording studio a lot more. Therefore, I wanted to apply my new voiceover techniques to hip hop. The goal was to create one song, which was “Faded 2nite.” After all the positive feedback, I felt the need to release more music. I’m excited to pursue this new challenge because several people doubted my rapping capabilities.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
People say that my rap style sounds like Busta Rhymes. Busta definitely influenced me, because he’s comical, raps fast, and he can switch his energy up. Other musical influences include 2pac, Twista, and Nipsey Hussle.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
My upcoming album will be entitled, “King of Everything (Vol. 1).” I’ve been successful at stand-up comedy, animation, television acting, filmmaking, and voiceovers. Consequently, my resume will continue to grow, as I add music. This album will solidify me as a well-rounded entertainer; someone who can do any and everything.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Ultimately, my greatest challenge was being optimistic while things were seemingly going wrong. It’s easy to get distracted or depressed when you’re not where you want to be. But I had to remind myself that bad times don’t last forever. And I have to put positive energy into the things that I really want. Once I implemented that doctrine, my career and life took off! My greatest attribute when it comes to my work ethic is prayer. Without prayer, I would’ve burned myself out a long time ago. I’m thankful to God, and I consistently ask Him for energy to keep going.
What are your plans for the near future?
I want to continue my acting and voiceover career. So, you’ll see and hear me in new shows and commercials. But now, music will be a cornerstone of my talents as well. You can expect new hip hop projects, accompanied with some live shows. Last but not least, I gotta keep growing my apparel business, Bad Clothes Company. I want everyone on this planet to own one Bad Clothes tee, at minimum. (laughs)
How can fans find you?
It depends on what they’re looking for! (laughs) If they want to see my television or film appearances, check me out on IMDb. If they want to hear new music, check me out on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3snEMyc. If they want to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube search my handle, @dscottgottalent. They can also check out my website, www.dscottgottalent.com, for any other updates. If they want my humor tees, just go to www.badclothescompany.com, and see the new merch.
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Here’s my message to all the artists, entrepreneurs, and entertainers just starting out: Be your biggest fan! For the beginning stages, no one will believe in you (or help you, for that matter). But if you become your own fan, you can encourage and motivate yourself to the finish line. The support will come eventually, but you have to get the ball rolling and support yourself first. Once you continue that mindset, you will attract success!