OGPD is an upcoming artist from New York who currently lives in Atlanta. His whose name stands for On God Purpose Driven and is based on his lifestyle and being a self-motivated and driven person. The Hip-Hop artist Rapper creates music that anyone can vibe to, party to, and motivate others. The visual for his track “Dolce & Gabanna” is out now and you can get to know him below!
When did you start doing music? And when did you start taking it seriously? Be as detailed as you’d like.
I always had a musical background my dad was one of the biggest DJs in uptown Bronx and Mt Vernon he always had me in music since I was young. I didn’t start creating hip hop music till 2010 but I started as an engineer learning from a couple of Grammy engineers till around 2018 I just saw the climate of the rap game and I felt like I did everything rappers were doing I was getting money dressing a certain way to where everybody thought I raped. My homie Broadway kept tryna get me to fuck with it and I made my first song and I’ve been rapping since.
Why music? Describe your passion.
I always loved music since I was young I guess I’d say it started with my dad he always played music downstairs when he was doing his mixing sessions and I’d always go chill him and listen to music from all genres.
Who/what inspires your sound/music?
I would say my dad besides that I’m a huge fan of music moguls from 50-Cent to Jay-Z, Diddy and Nipsey Hussle all those dudes took music to another level and became successful businessmen.
What are your goals when it comes to your music career?
To inspire and motivate people in whatever they are doing in their everyday life and to be a real-life example of what hard work and chasing your dreams can get you.
What impact are you looking to make with your music? Who do you want to impact?
I’m looking to impact the youth and people that get up and grind and sacrifice every day. I wanna impact the kids going to college to keep going even when it looks like the tunnel is closing. I wanna impact the kids in the hood going through BS to keep going nothing last forever and I wanna impact the people that are bosses going through everyday life you aren’t by ya self.
What would you like to do after music?
Acting, real estate, and being a label executive at my own label.
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