Snacks and Chats S02E03 - David Dallas

Image: James K. Lowe

Image: James K. Lowe

David Dallas talks about his identity as a Samoan/Palagi afakasi growing up in South Auckland and how that shaped him and his music. He talks about being a rap and computer nerd, a music pirate, and how Sirvere and DLT's The True School show on Max TV influenced and informed his knowledge of rap. He also goes deep about his latest album Hood Country Club, why long time collaborators Fire & Ice were tougher on him this album, and why the album was more difficult to write than others. 

"The thing that people don’t talk about much, when it comes to being in the studio with producers, it’s a scary process. As an artist it’s tough … it’s still scary to show someone your idea that you’ve only just come up with. You’re vulnerable because you’re exposing something about yourself. Especially when you’re trying to do something that you haven’t done before … all it takes is a couple knock-backs of your ideas, all of a sudden you’re not so fuckin’ confident anymore. And the music becomes harder to make again."

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