Through the ability to defeat his fears and worries of what the outside world thought of him, Marc DiNero was able to flourish within his art.
Listening to hip-hop artists such Tupac, Biggie, Jay Z, and DMX, assisted him in building his own foundation as an artist, however, the fear remained a constant obstacle for him. Finally releasing himself from the dungeon of negative thoughts, Marc DiNero made the life-changing decision to take the plunge and pursue his career in music.
Submerging ourselves into the upbeat atmosphere that transmits signals of vibrancy in his latest single “Don’t Do That,” we get a taste for the charismatic persona that Marc DiNero owns as he flaunts his talent across the board. Equipped with a hunger in his bellowing vocal tone, this emcee holds our attention in a prominent way.
Recruiting the skill set of WunTayk Timmy to assist him in driving the hard-hitting essence of “Don’t Do That” home, we admire the dynamic that these creatives share as they feed off of the high octane energy one another delivers, all while staying true to the manner in which they approach their artistry.
“Don’t Do That” fuels us with the type of vitality that we need to keep it pushing in this life. Demonstrating that through it all, there will always be those whose actions breed negativity, Marc DiNero sticks to his fear ridding mentality and ushers these vibrations away.
With heavyweight production courtesy of Nes, the balance that resides in the instrumentation and forward verses remains a match made in heaven. Embodying everything that you want in a certified Hip-hop hit, “Don’t Do That” is the record that will keep us charged up at the gym, in the car, and when with friends. Stream it today on your favorite streaming platform.
We love the energy that you send soaring through this track! Could you please take us into what inspired the creation of this track? The story is a little funny. "Don't Do That" is actually something I say to my kid a lot. I actually say this phrase quite a bit when I talk to my homies as well. It came about when freestyling in my car over the instrumental with my baby girls in the back seat. I may have just said "Don't Do That" to one of them and then I just start saying it over the beat. I made the hook and the first half of the verse in less than 5 minutes freestyling in the car but I will have to say having my girls in the car with me may have influenced the topic of the record. What was it like working with Nes and WunTayk Timmy in order to bring this vision to life? It's really been a blessing working with NES. Although I know his credentials speak for themselves his production brings the best out of me as an artist. I don't really see myself disrupting this artist/producer relationship anytime soon. I and NES have made some of my best records and it's the fact that every time he sends me a pack, I can guarantee that I will make a hit out of at least two of them. One thing that I would love to do with NES, is sit down and discuss a concept and build a project from beginning to end. Creating a full story sonically. I believe that this will happen in the future given the right circumstances. As of right now, we have a really good thing going and I look forward to you all hearing more of the records we have made together in the near future. As far as working with WunTayk Timmy. In my personal opinion, WunTayk is one of the top lyricists in the Louisville area not including myself. I respect his wordplay and approach to music. This is the second song that we collaborated on in the last two years. I felt that this was a good record to continue and build on that combination and create a super collab from the Louisville area. I definitely think that we were able to accomplish what I set out to do. Put two contrasting styles together and create a bop type record with a catchy phrase and bring a lyrical approach to it. I don't think this will be the last record we work on together. I think the people enjoy the collaboration. What do you hope that “Don’t Do That” will allow listeners to reflect on? What realization did you come to after creating this track? After creating this record, I immediately felt that it could be a fun TIK TOK style record. "Don't Do That" is a heavily used phrase but I am still providing a message in the lyrics. Primarily speaking on the artist doing anything to get into the industry. I brought an aggressive energetic approach to my delivery speaking on some of the things I feel niggas shouldn't do. I spoke on my work and how I put in more work than most rap artists independently. Being in my position, I feel a mixture of love and hate. Hate comes from the ones I wouldn't expect. I have witnessed giving support to people who won't do the same in return. So, I made a statement by saying "I'm sick of you niggas approaching me, I'm not coaching you, you opposing me, you not close to me, you not over me." So, I hope that people can have fun listening to a catchy hook with dope production as well as hear me do what I feel I do best at and that provides a lyrical approach without making shit too complicated. How do you ensure to keep the fear away in your life? Any words of wisdom for those looking to do the same?
The fear is more driven by potential failure at this point. I have invested a lot of time and resources into my musical journey and I want to find that level of success that I believe I deserve. The way that I keep that fear in check is by continuing to have faith in my path and purpose. I find myself getting into deep holes mentally sometimes where it can be difficult to get out of. I try to manage my expectations and keep a level head in regards to my music career but it is a working progress. The advice and wisdom that I would give are to always remember the "why" in everything that you do. You can get lost in the process due to the many faulty standards that are put in place by the industry. You create your own timeline and your path is for you and no one else. Understand why you are doing this and keep that in the forefront of your mind to always bring you back in line with what you initially wanted to accomplish.
What's next for you?
I have an album that is set to release before the year is up. I have been working on music consistently. The pandemic has really brought more of a creative focus for me. I have also gained an artist that I am actively invested in by the name of BRXTN. He is also set to release new music before the end is up as well. So we both are extremely busy game-planning releases and pushing each other to bring high-quality music.