Dexter Russell



What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the global language of communication. I want to communicate love and understanding to the world. In my music I can tell how I feel about what's going on. Also, in my music I can bring to light how to change that wrong situation. Plus since the beginning of time human beings have passed down history through music.

What is your music dream?

My dream is for everybody to work towards a better world. We have to do it because no government is gonna do it for us.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

We have to dismantle the system that has kept us in oppression for so long. If we dont fix the system how are their going to be changes. In America the same outdated laws still exist then how are we gonna get justice? So therefore the old regime must go.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

My mom use to play a lot of Billy Joel so any of his songs stuck in my head.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

My favorite artist is Burning Spear and Dennis Brown. I feel these artist don't get the credit they deserve.

What inspires you to make music?

My inspiration come from the struggles of life. Especially, being a black man their are challenges in itself that are only unique as being black in a European society. Also, I dont live in this world alone so I highlight the struggles of my fellow minorities. We as minorities are facing these struggles together so have to work .

What is the message you want to send with your music?

My message is don't judge a man by their color but by their character. Your race doesn't define who you are but your character does.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I want the audience to know how powerful the message I giving them is. Take energy and use that to make a difference in the world. Use me has the catalyst for change.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

A lot of musicians are scared to address what's going on in society. A lot are worried about careers. For me I can say what I want because I'm not a career musician. I make my music to inform and Express how I feel. I'm not tied down by a label.

What do you think of Drooble?

I see Drooble has a way for independent artist to spread their music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The mainstream doesn't want music talking about what's going on. The mainstream promotes the brain washing of the masses. Mainstream doesn't want you to know who you are. As an Artist they want you to be a clown and show no intelligence. Your just their for entertainment purposes.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I try to see local act that's not promoting they stupidity being propagated by the mainstream.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I think musician should educate and entertain. However. now all the people wants is a Jester.