SHADOW DA DON DILLI: HERE I STAND

SHADOW DA DON DILLI: HERE I STAND

Background;
 
I was born in Rochester Ny Then I moved to Phoenix Az now I live in Indianapolis. My father was a Dj/Musician (deceased). Mom was a homemaker Still living). I have 3 siblings 2 brothers and 1 sister. I have 4 children 3 boys and 1 girl.
 
Birth name – Glenn Colbert
 
Birthday -March 1, 1975
 
Stage name – Shadow Dadon Dilli
 
Early life;
 
Early life was rough for me, in and out of foster and group homes until the age of 16. Then I moved out on my own at 17. I had the typical street life coming up selling drugs to live. Fortunately I didn’t lose my life.
 
Education; 
 
College Certificate in Sound Engineer/Live Sound and Studio Recording.
 
Nationality:
 
African American
 
Music career;
 
Started as a street battle rapper in the mid 90s then I did a few local talent shows in Rochester. Then when I moved to Phoenix, thats when things got better. I did a few shows opening for Bone Thugs, 2short, Mr. Capone E, Twista, and Paul Wall. All along I was baeat making and producing for people in the area. Now I am a producer for SPL Entertainment (Strength Power & Loyalty) working with Young S.H.O and other artist.
 
When did you start doing music?
 
I started playing the Sax in the 5th grade, I learned to play the piano by ear during the 7th and 8th grade. By the time I was in high school I had bought my 1st keyboard and drum machine and thats when I started rapping. My raps were very dark and about the street life. But as I rapped I was making beats in Rochester and made a good buzz for myself at a young age.
 
 
How long have you been doing music?
 
About 25 years now.
 
What inspired you to do music? 
 
I fell in love with the Saxophone and piano at a young age and never stopped.
 
Your top ten rappers of all time? 
 
This is actually a difficult one for me because I have so many that I love but here we go.
 
1. Jay Z
2. Nas
3. Biggie
4. Lauren Hill
5. 38 Spesh
6. Benny Da Butcher
7. 50 Cent
8. Redman
9. Method Man
10. J Cole
 
 
Why hip hop
 
The hip hop culture is what I grew up knowing from the dancing to the clothing and music.. it was and still is my lifestyle.
 
What is your take on the current state of hip hop music? 
 
In alot of ways it saddens me because of the violence these days with all the great talent ive seen go to waste at such young ages. But Im happy to see that there is still a lot of great talent to come that hasn’t been discovered yet.
 
If you could bring one dead rapper back to life, who would it be?
 
Fred The Godson
 
What is/(are) your Inspirations? 
 
My children and my family.
 
What do you hope to achieve with your music? 
 
To become a producer that helped build communities back to a place of peace. And help young artist develop along the way
 
What has been your greatest struggle in your music career?
 
Connecting to the right people to help me get to that next level.
 
What has been your greatest achievement so far?
 
Staying alive and watching my kids grow up
 
 
If you could start all over again, would you still be a rappe/Producer?
 
Yes, Absolutely
 
What major artists have you worked with? 
 
No major artist yet in the studio only the shows but I will be very soon.
 
Fame or money?
 
Money for sure
 
What is your message to the upcoming rappers? 
 
Stay true to yourself and never think that you cant learn more and become better at your craft.
 
 
What is your message to your fans?
 
Thank you for supporting my music I love yall and there is a lot more coming very soon.

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