Real Talk with DaRealAP
Who is DaRealAP
Amir Patterson, known professionally by the stage name DaRealAP, is an American Rapper, Songwriter, and business entrepreneur from Fayetteville North Carolina. AP is best known for his combination of rapping and deep-toned singing over hard trap style beats. DaRealAP first hit the music scene in 2019, where he released his first debut EP titled “Black Depression”. Being an advocate for mental health and finding a way to cope with depression, AP started writing music, where he would then make career from his art. “Music is my Therapy. When I’m in the studio, it’s just me, the microphone, and my life stories; I just let the pen bleed”, said AP. Back in September 2020, he released his first mixtape titled "Therapy", where he reopen the wound of some of his life over 14 tracks, elaborating on the encounters involving depression, love, and heartbreak, listen to Therapy here.
Hustling During Covid-19
How has Covid-19 affected your career?
With COVID going on, it allowed me to really reserve time to lock in into my creativity. It’s tough not being able to go out city to city to do shows, but I believe there’s a reason for everything. I’ve taken the time to plan for the future of my music career in which my music IQ has increased tremendously compared to when I first started. I believe because of COVID, it will separate the real and the fake and only the strong will survive. Meaning if someone didn’t take advantage of the downtime, they may get left behind.
This year I have a lot music being released. February 9th, I will be releasing my new single titled “Come UP”, followed by some other singles leading up to another mixtape album towards September. My biggest focus this year, considering how everything was post pone due to Covid, I plan on hitting the stage a lot more and possibly doing some towering with a few major artist. We have a lot of great things in the works.