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Deron featured on Capital Noise Blog

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by arehegold

This is an article featured on Capital Noise…

You could read it here but i’d rather you go to the site… Capital Noise

The Underdog
By The Profound Perspective
Capital Noise© Staff Writer

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Many have said Hip-Hop is dead and many have claimed to be the one to bring it back or carry it. If hip-hop is dead or dying, what killed it? Is it the relentless parade of individuals who would be willing to redefine it over and over again? How can something so beautiful and pure be redefined, thus killed by all those who wish to be its next star? This young star hopes to be the one to not try to redefine what hip-hop is, but bend hip-hop to his own imagination.

As a native of Prince Georges County, Maryland and an Alum of Hampton University, Deron Hogans seeks to use his talents and experiences to not only break into the music scene but empower and motivate people for greatness.

CN: Where are you from? Tell me about your background.

D: I was born in South Carolina. Raised in the DMV. Fort Washington to be specific. I lived the quintessential Prince George’s County life, a little hood, a little luxurious lol. I went to black private schools all life. So you could imagine, middle class kids in the hood who think they have way more money than they do. That about sums it up.

CN: When did you get into music?

D: I’ve been into music forever, since birth. Granddaddy was a quartet singer. Mommy played the trumpet. Daddy was a rapper in the 80’s. Yeah. I am music.

CN: What are your influences?

D: My influences are revolutionaries and those who build movements. My influences step outside the lines of music. We are talking about people like Che Gueverra, Martin Luther King, Ghandi…People who motivated and inspired millions. I hope to be as influential at some time in my life.

CN: What is your favorite artist and song?

D: It’s hard for me to say I have favorite one artist because I look up to so many that have come and gone in this industry. But there is one artist, who made one song that always serves as an inspiration to me. Sam Cooke’s “A Change Gone Come” always touches me every time I hear it. And, the great songs that have come from its sampling and rearranging are a testament to its greatness.

CN: How would you describe your own genre of music?

D: My music sits in a familiar place of sound to today’s listeners of popular music. A lot of people say I sit in the category with Kanye, Drake, Cudi, and artists of that mold. The differences between them and I is I have an acute affection and adoration for gritty R&B and Houston gangster rap.

CN: What are your greatest challenges as an up and coming artist?

D: My greatest challenge is my hometown. I say that not because of the “crabs in a bucket” mentality, but because of the “I am Hip-hop” mentality. I think the whole scene has been overwhelmed and utterly defeated by the drive of each rapper to define what hip hop is and dictate that definition to every other artist and person out there listening. Hip Hop is different for every person and has been around for a long time now. Swagging, trapping, rapping, conscious, whatever you do is good for you, But when you try and make it right for someone else, you’re wrong.

CN: What has been your greatest success? Or best memory?

D: My greatest success actually has nothing to do with music. At Hampton University, my alma mater, I organized a march on campus called Man in the Mirror. The goal was to unite young black men and empower them. It was beautiful to see all those faces marching in the name of one cause and purpose. I plan to continue that initiative as a non-profit organization.

CN: What is your own favorite song?

D: My own favorite song has to be one that I recently recorded for my next project @arehegold called #tweetlove. It’s interesting because it’s kind of poppy but very lyrical; it’s definitely a win and something light to listen to. I love it.

CN: What are your Career Goals?

D: My career goal is to win, and winning means being a legend on Jay-Z or Diddy status.

CN: What would you want the world to know about yourself and your music?

D: The world should know that Deron is not one dimensional. Deron is an intricate work of art that is created at the hands of many producers, public relationists, visual artists, photographers, and one writer, ME. Deron is not the American dream, but the human’s dream, because we all have something that we aspire to be, and Deron talks to that specific commonality amongst all of humanity.

Are you blown?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by arehegold

Are you blown?

Blown: DMV vernacular for being “upset”, “disturbed”, “sad”

Here are some sure fire ways to know that you’re blown:

1. Sad tweets

2. Facebook status comments that go: “Keep your head up son!” or “You good bro?”

3. Thinking people should #stfu every time they say something. It could be the smallest thing.

4. Every task you have becomes a pure annoyance that wish you would’ve never agreed to do.

5. You want to powerbomb anybody that walks by with a smile on their face.

6. Every text you receive is interpreted negatively.

i.e: “Yo what’s good?”

Your thought: “What you mean what’s good?”

7. Rolling your eyes hard as hell because your mom is calling your cell phone as you’re trying to open the door to your apartment with 80 thousand bags of groceries in your hand as you were texting someone.



The Saints won for you!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by arehegold

If you consider yourself the underdog, pay attention to the Saints win in this Superbowl.

This year is the year of the underdog.

Grab your boot straps, pick yourself up, and get the job done.

When they ask #whodat?
They’ll know.

You dat.


Deron – Come On and Go

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 5, 2010 by arehegold

When I’m down I always go back and listen to my older work.

This is my “first” song. Prod by @beatdaknocker. Looking to do more work with him on @arehegold.

Love it.

Live it.

Leave it.

Deron – Come On and Go

Audio Jamz Vol. 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by arehegold

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