Adam Mosca, better known by the stage name Dispraze, is an Australian Hip-Hop artist from Hobart. He was introduced to Hip-Hop culture through beatboxing and break dancing as a child. Eventually moving into Hip-Hop music, he began finding his voice as a rapper, inspired by early 2000’s Hip-Hop. Known for his self produced work, Dispraze has formed a unique style that ranges from high energy lyricism to deeply thought out emotional pieces. Not one word goes by that doesn’t hit you where it needs to, this is an artist to look out for.
Let’s get started with a quick rapid fire.
Q1. Your favorite superpower you fantasized about.
Flying! Doesn’t everyone?
Q2. When do you usually create? Morning or Night?
Both! Early morning and night.
Q3. What do you love to do in your free time?
Not sure what “free time” is.
Q4. Which is your favourite music band?
Favorite band would have to be the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Q5. Would you rather travel to the past or to the future?
Future! Although I would be super interested in seeing humans in the early stages of evolution.
Q6. What is your last Google search?
lemon balm tea.
Q7. Which music genre appeals the most to you?
Q8. What is the kindest thing someone ever did for you?
A man in a hardware store offered to buy me a drill.
Q9. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Q10. Describe your style in one word.
Q11. What is one missed opportunity that you wish you could have a second chance at?
Working with Chris Rivers. I had a chance to get him on a song, but just couldn’t find the right fit for it.
Q12. A piece of work you wished you had created.
Eminem – 8 mile road.
It’s time for a more detailed conversation, Adam.
You’ve answered our rapid fire so well, Adam. Now, it’s time for our readers to know more about the person behind the music.
Q. Describe your journey, and what made it so great?
My journey has been the majority of my life. I think what makes it great to me is I’ve been able to have a window to my past and see the evolution throughout the years. It’s been a slow climb and honestly, that has made me so appreciative.
Q. So, what kind of music inspires you?
Anything that is different but doesn’t feel “off” to the ear.
Q. Interesting. What, to you, are the most important elements of a good music or a song?
It’s not one thing to me, it is the general feeling that the song gives off. It’s the emotional connection more than an element.
Q. What’s the toughest work you’ve created so far? What made it so challenging?
My first album. I had written all the songs before recording and mixing. So when I went into recording mode I had to re-learn all the words and remember the emotions I had when I wrote them.
Q. How much your competition or fellow artists’ work does inspires you?
A lot of it. I enjoy hearing what is new and what my contemporaries are doing. It honestly just inspires me to be bold and strive forward.
Q. What’s unique about your style that’s been appreciated by your fans over the years?
I think what’s most unique about my style is that it is very versatile. I make all of my music, from the beats to the writing and also mixing and mastering. I think what has stood out is the “sound” I have created whilst also being all rounded.
Q. As a professional, what kind of changes have you witnessed in the industry and how do you deal with those changes?
Technology is the biggest change and seems to remain so. It’s become a lot easier to make music and because of the way social media rewards content heavy accounts, music has never been made so quickly. I think the main thing to deal with industry changes is to remain adaptable while also keeping that special thing that makes you different.
Q. There’s common criticism received that music or lyrics are prone to plagiarism / inspiration, and the loudest gets the most votes. Do you agree or disagree?
I believe that the cream will rise to the top, and the truth will always come out. Pretty much all art is taking parts of earlier work and doing it in your own way. There’s definitely a subtle way to go about it that remains respectful to the originators.
Q. What does success look like to you?
Happiness, doing what I love and being able to provide in doing so.
Q. What inspires you, and where do you seek inspiration for something you’ve never created before?
Other music inspires me, hearing something fresh. As far as creating, for me, it’s all about putting the time in and trusting the process.
Q. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would change the way we have become so dependent on social media. It is both a gift and a curse, but it has become a lot harder to cut through the noise. It’s near impossible to have a music career today without having a large social media presence, and I think a lot of people would be healthier if they didn’t have to rely on it.
Q. They say time and tide waits for no one, and one needs to keep evolving to survive. How do you adopt and develop new skills?
I think in order to adapt you need to continue to love what you are doing and know what your goal is. If the goal is to create great music, the method doesn’t necessarily need to be the same each time. I think where people go wrong is they become married to a method that worked, and then when that method becomes outdated they get left behind.
Q. It’s been fun. Now, before we wrap this up, do you have any suggestions for newcomers in this field? If so, what are they?
My advice is be persistent, keep doing what you love and don’t be afraid if that changes over time. Don’t stand in your own way.