Hail­ing from Atlanta, Dyar Elles drops his debut album ‘Faux Sea­sons’ and we speak to him to find out more!

What or who got you into Hip-Hop, and when did you first real­ize you could rap?

The radio got me into Hip-Hop. The radio was always a big influ­ence on me grow­ing up and I always loved hear­ing Lauren Hill, Com­mon, Big Pun, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elli­ot play on the radio.

I would say I learned I could rap when I was 13 and in the 7th grade. At this time I was already writ­ing lyr­ics and using poetry as a meth­od of self-expres­sion.

Tell us a bit about your latest album ‘Faux Sea­sons’, what was the pro­cess behind cre­at­ing it?

Faux Sea­sons is a pro­ject where I wanted to focus on the dif­fer­ent sea­sons’ par­tic­u­lar moods or vibes. Allow­ing the listen­er to tap into feel­ings we all hold close.

It star­ted with an idea; that idea was con­nect­ing a mood or feel­ing to a sea­son. From there I worked with my pro­du­cer, Tobi, to find the appro­pri­ate sounds to match the cor­res­pond­ing sea­son. Then I let the beat tell me what to write.

How do sea­sons com­pare to life, people, and rela­tion­ships? Are there any les­sons we can take from your lyr­ics?

I think in life there are things we love and hate, things we don’t under­stand, mis­takes and regrets we make. I feel I do a good job of rep­res­ent­ing real-life exper­i­ences in Faux Sea­sons and I think the takeaway people will have is find­ing the beauty in all of the chaos.

 What was it like grow­ing up in Atlanta? Did you have a lot of music­al influ­ences around you?

I grew up on the entire East Coast liv­ing in places like Miami, DC, and New York. My grand­moth­er and my mom both sang in a church choir and my grand­fath­er played the gui­tar.

Where do you get your lyr­ic­al inspir­a­tion from?

Com­mon, Mos Def, and Tupac

You’re in the pro­cess of shoot­ing a music video for one of the singles. What concept do you have in mind and when do you plan on drop­ping it?

I am cur­rently in the pro­cess of cre­at­ing a visu­al video that show­cases my lyr­ics with a col­lage of images that relate to each sea­son.

What oth­er music or col­labs are you cur­rently work­ing on?

I am get­ting ready to release my second pro­ject “All Stars are not Suns”.

Where can we fol­low your music?
You can fol­low me on Social Media @Dyar_Elles (Ins­tagram and Tik­Tok) as well as on all major stream­ing plat­forms (Spo­ti­fy, Apple Music, and Tid­al)

Listen Here to ‘Faux Sea­sons’ the debut album by Dyar Elles

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.