We had the good fortune of connecting with Dom 2 Timez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dom 2 Timez, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most import factor behind my success with music has been believing myself and continuing to chase my dreams. My failures has played a big role in my success as well. Failing created me into the artist I’m becoming today.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from a lot of artists is I’m more than just an artist. Creatively I bring more to the table than an average Artist Who makes music. I produce, direct and edit Music Videos, I engineer, and i also do graphic designing as well. Growing up I always taught myself how to achieve those jobs so I can save money on Studio time, graphic designers, engineers, & basically everything the music industry has to offer that costs. I never wanted money to be the reason that I wouldn’t be able to do what I love to do so I created a different way to still be able to do music and not have to spend money. Growing up becoming an artist was hard especially when I had personal things in my life going on. I was always in the studio but I always got distracted by my peers who were still in the streets And somehow I always seem to catch myself out of the studio and back into some Bullshit. Around high school time I ended up. Getting way more serious with my music and ended up losing a lot of friends during the process. The only thing about losing friends during this process was some of my friends that lost were actually losing their lives in the streets. My senior year was probably the year that affected me the most and help me create some of the best music I’ve ever put out. In 2015 on May 3rd I lost my brother. When my brother was killed that had affected me so much that it literally changed my life & perspective on life forever. Internally I was dealing with so much emotions and feelings from losing my brother, that the only way that I could maintain sanity was by locking myself in the studio. I ended up moving away from Indianapolis and running away to Ohio because I felt like I couldn’t stay in Indiana or I wouldn’t be alive by the age of 21. When I moved to Columbus my music career ended up taking a major shift into a direction that has created success for me ever since.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When my friends visits town the first place I try to take them to is either lake pleasant or Thunderbird mountains to enjoy the feeling of nature. We don’t have many lakes or mountains where in from so when I can show my partners from the hood the scenery of Arizona it’s like showing a kid a lifestyle they’ve only imagine or seen on TV. For the most part I take them to Scottsdale for drinks and food. Particularly Paris in Scottsdale for drinks and as crazy as this seems I take them to The Vault or Jaguars Gentlemen’s Club for food and excitement. That’s how I show my friends a good time.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There’s a book that changed my life forever by Steve Harvey called “Jump” that deserves a lot of credit for me being the person I am today.
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