this interview took place on the 16th of January 2019
m t c – there we go yep ok this is minusthecynic interviewing g t dyne about his life and what hes got going on and were starting this discussion talkin about his up and coming shows
g t- hi daniel how are you?
m t c- good
g t- I like being awkward man i think its cool sometimes.
m t c- yeah naturals good
g t -was there a question?
m t c- your up and coming shows you had that as one of your topics
g t -you know what I just put a post up about that this week so the first event that I have coming up is good vibes at the well for those in Omaha you know that sozo coffee house is a dope venue super dope venue and they have a really cool stage they have lights they have a decent sound system they even have instruments that we can use which is pretty cool
the very first Christian nights that we did was at sozo aka the well and it was my mixtape release party its cool man i’m glad we get to talk about this stuff it was my mixtape release party for fallen broken and that show was crazy like one of the coolest shows i’ve been a part of other than the nappy roots show because the artists that were a part of it its just a dope show crazy show pippa shout out to my guy Chris fips he just moved to la I think he did move or is moving soon . we had ray styles on that show super super dope super talented artist we had allen Stevenson an amazing poet he featured on that project fallen broken. I believe mr dave poetry came through with a couple of pieces. we had who else is on that show? shankeda newsome super talented shes a dance instructor but shes also a poet that’s how I met her through her poetry but she also has bars . I was gonna say she’ll Jackie hill perry a run for her money but I don’t think so
m t c- oh really ? wait til we get her on the show lets see if she can take her out
g t – whats that
mtc- wait til we get her on the show see if she can take her on
g t- wow the battle emcees battle ay that’s an idea for humble kings so we’re going back to the well for this and this is an open mike that its gonna be a similar format of Christian nights but its gonna be different in the sense that its not specifically a Christian event . everything has to be family friendly obviously. the well sozo coffee house is a Christian venue. we wanna be respectful of that but I don’t wanna limit people that are not Christians I think that’s part of the problem that we had with Christian nights was a lot of people felt deterred from coming to it because it was a Christian event so I have friends that aren’t Christians and I think good vibes is something that they will support so its something that im partnering with the well for and its gonna be really cool. the next event that’s the first Thursday of February and the first of march we’re doing a pilot run just to see how these first two months go and if it goes well they’ll continue it into march. they already have the first Thursday booked so we cant change the date for that one which kinda sucks but its all good again if it goes well we can lock in that first Thursday moving forward and just be solid you know. I think itll be really dope . im excited for it. anybody in the Omaha area check out sozo coffee house on facebook for information on that event good vibes at the well. the other event in February I don’t even know what its called but my guy fall music ive met him through kings court podcast which is one of the podcasts that we record through the hub which is one of the business ive started a recording studio specialize in podcast in radio show recording and we also do vocal recording for music. if anybodys interested hit me up. so fall hit me up and he was like ive got this idea I wanna do a show I want artists to be able to get paid which im all about in twenty nineteen if you guys didn’t know twenty nineteen is the year of the beast I just made that up you know dyne I came to eat you know dine lets dine out dine in whatever you wanna call it twenty nineteen we finna eat so im selling tickets if anyone wants one holler at me theyre ten dollars apiece so it’ll be a dope showcase with a lot of diversity which is really cool fall hit me up about this event he was telling me about it and I was like that’s really cool . reminds me of the event im doing in march which i’ll get to in just a second but like me from a conscious spiritual aspect we have some street rappers we have some other conscious rappers we have some feel good love type of musicians . hes gonna have some poetry in there so theres a lot of different vibes for the show. its gonna be really cool cos im just one of those types of people I don’t like going to a show where everything sounds the same its just monotonous to a point so having different expressions of art is really dope which brings me to my next point march 29th is gonna be a birthday celebration not just for me cos mines not march 29th its march 24th . we talked about it dan I had this idea about doing shows and getting paid. this is an opportunity to get some compensation for an event that’s gonna serve people and this was really cool. through urban voice I have developed a pretty broad network of friends that have different artistic abilities so we talked about shankeda shes a dance instructor , she’s a poet, she’s an emcee , she’s an actor. carl harman hes an actor I have another friend matt blevans hes a comedian I have jared Palmore shout out to jared Palmore. he’s been a huge quiet supporter of urban voice. theres been two or three different events that he’s donated artwork for that he got no recognition for and this dude is a super dope spray paint artist . I have a painting I don’t have it here its at the church of this canvas that he spraypainted. he spraypainted a freaking dragon . who does that? so im going to get with him on some ideas I have to really make this event pop . im trying to remember the name of it. we have three dates in mind for 2019 . we’re gonna see how this first one goes. it’s called Omaha fusion. the idea behind it it’s just a fusion of different art forms so we’ll have some hip hop we’ll have some jazz we’ll probably have some soul music and then who knows what will happen. I think it’s really cool when you get creative people together . one of the really cool things about urban voice when we were doing those workshops we had an open mike with the workshops and some of the dopest collaborations came out of that like somebody would be playing a saxophone and someone else would come up and start spitting some spoken word poetry like just really cool stuff and I see a lot of stuff like that happening with this fusion event. we’re gonna have visual art on display and im gonna have actual visual artists in the premises that are gonna be selling their artwork so if you’re looking for some artwork to decorate your home if you need something to spice up your office your work space whatever we’ll have something for you and if we don’t have something for you these artists will also be doing personal individual projects so you know networking is key which is something I learnt with urban voice. other than that dj flyness threw out this idea of a sound check . I think that’s happening sometime in march I haven’t got a confirmed date but dj flyness putting on an event partnering with roger that it’s gotta be huge . spoiler alert roger’s coming back to the humble kings. in one of the previous episodes of humble kings dj flyness called me out cos im like the king of spoilers when it comes to movies or anything man . I hate waiting. when people come out with movie ideas they already know what they’re gonna do so I don’t wanna have to wait for the movie to come out to find out like I knew that half the avengers were gonna die. spoiler alert. before infinity war came out cos I was online looking for the spoilers. I just moved and I need to adjust to this season of life. it’s just crazy man and we’ll get into that in our next discussion just the stuff that God is doing this season but it’s really cool man seasons are super important shout out to halle my guy in Canada. im trying to get out of this country im trying to get out of the city this year. it was one of my goals for 2018 and I felt miserable. which is ok I had other stuff going on in life that needed to focus on. this year im getting a visa and a passport . homeland tour was supposed to happen last year but Gods timing is perfect man . I don’t stress about things not happening in my time. I do sometimes which is where all these greys ( his hair) come from. im learning man in this season to trust God and HIs provision cos He knows way better than we do . so humble kings a year prior I had a vision for a radio show where I just wanted to play music that I like . it was supposed to be on mind and soul 101.3fm which turned out being the station to carry humble kingz and it just wasn’t the right time . that’s when I came up with the name urban voice which led to the workshops and the vision for urban voice the school that is gonna become but it just wasn’t the proper time for that radio show but during the course of just staying active and just trusting the process . shout out to j c music we just had a conversation a couple of weeks ago about that . you don’t know your destination. you might have a destination in mind but I think a scripture says man sets in his mind what he wants to do but the Lord orchestrates his steps . im paraphrasing. something like that. you might know where you wanna go but you don’t know what you need to go through to get to that point another thing , in this season im going through a bunch of different devotionals . I found one by doctor tony robbins I think that’s his name but its about patience and hes talking about the story of joseph and how joseph had to go through these detours to get to the destination that God had for him . at the beginning of the story God gave him the destination. he didn’t know exactly what it was gonna look like he just knew that he was gonna be above his brothers and his brothers were gonna be below him. he didn’t know that he was gonna be a right hand to the freaking pharaoh of Egypt and his brothers were gonna be about to die bro. about to die like this is their last step. theres a famine in the land. we don’t what we’re gonna do we’re just moving on faith that we’ll go probably where God told them to go. I don’t know man i’m adding to the scripture
m t c – no im sure youre right cos that’s how Jacob rolled
g t- in my head it makes sense . he trusted God you know. Boys go to Egypt . gotta have something for us there. trust God through the process. joseph had to go through a bunch of poop before he got to his destination. I don’t even know how I gotta understand it but dude trust the process. what were we talking about homeland tour?
g t- ok . tracking. the homeland tour was supposed to happen last year. finally . things fell through. I had to move. I had to get a car. gotta prepare a place for my children. a lot of things were going on personally that I wasn’t able to focus on my aspirations for the Lord you know my calling. that’s another scripture . make sure home is taken care of before you can go out and show other people how to live. right ? homeland tour was supposed to happen last year. didn’t have the finances didn’t have a visa didn’t have a passport I don’t even have a birth certificate. for Capricornia Shandra or la tre if youre reading this hit me up I need help. actually I’ve got a sister that I’ve been talking to a lot in California she might be able to help me out. anyway i’m getting that passport and visa. homeland tour is I have connections in sierra leone Zambia and Kenya . shout out to benson the gospel rapper. benson you’d better be reading this man. benson . that dude inspires me. he’s just a young dude in Africa sierra leone and he’s on fire for God . he hits me up at some of the most random times but he’s on fire for God. he’s got dope talent. you gotta be on the lookout. we’re gonna have some tracks coming out here in the near future but he just got through competing in the vocal drift competition in sierra leone which is like one of the national competitions down there. He had an opportunity to win some major money in his country’s currency and he got knocked out in the finals I believe semi finals or finals which is ok you know I trust God’s will and again trust the process like he learned a lot he made some connections . it’s like America’s got talent. you make it to America’s got talent it’s gonna pivot you tremendously . You’re gonna be on this platform a national platform that people are gonna see you who otherwise had no idea who you are so that’s a win in and of itself but also in the process he’s made connections with people that will help to manifest what it is that God has for him so i’m super excited for my bro benson even though he didn’t win the competition he’s right where God wants him to be at and i’m trying to connect with him when I go there. Shout out to es stay zo . Orie boyd was doing the irie vibes radio show . I don’t even know if we need to be watching time. we gonna try and stay under an hour. orie started the show. She was recording while she was here in Omaha she moved to Michigan or Colorado one of the two but while she was here she had interviewed this dude es day zo and I had the opportunity to chop it up with him briefly but we’ve had the chance to build up a relationship outside of that since then and he’s like dude will you come down here i’m going everywhere you’re going . Let’s just make it happen. I’m getting you on the radio. I’m getting you on television all of that so he’s like a big part of making this happen but what I think is the biggest and what my heart is the most tied to other than like having an opportunity to get to Africa. Ok so there’s a couple of things about this trip that i’m really excited about- having an opportunity to get to Africa and really connect with the motherland. I’m not a historian but i feel it’s the cradle of humanity. the cradle of life is what Africa’s called but I feel like life originated in Africa. this is just from stuff that I’ve heard. i’m like the worst researcher on a lot of things. I have a lot of opinions and a lot of them aren’t grounded In facts just mostly from experience and things I’ve heard but the cradle of life life comes from Africa.. but I probably have some ancestors and it’s crazy I just met someone last night and she was like hey you wanna get into African culture society like you know I don’t really have time for stuff. we talked a little bit about her trips to Africa. she actually told me like she found people who were African descendants living in Africa who went to one of the ports where the slaves were traded and brought to America. there were africans who live in Africa who went to this country to find out about their ancestors who got deported or whatever the word is shipped off for slavery. it’s crazy. I talked with her a little bit chopped it up briefly about the homeland tour . she was like you gotta raise a lot of money for that. I was like great I already knew that but that doesn’t help. anyway i’m super excited for this . I feel like if it doesn’t happen in two thousand and nineteen we’re gonna do a lot of big work to set the foundation to make it happen in twenty twenty but homeland tour sierra leone Zambia and I believe it’s Kenya those are three stops for sure that we’re gonna hit in Africa . Egypt’s another place I would love to go Egypt or Jerusalem both of them lets say both of them Egypt and Jerusalem I wanna go to both of those. i’m all for that Lord willing and that’s the homeland tour in a nutshell.
mtc- did you wanna talk about the charity?
g t- I met a pastor in Africa through tracey patton before she moved to Colorado. I might have to hook you up with him. everybody’s moving to Colorado . I might have to go myself. joking.
mtc- t will be weeping
g t- right so she connected me with him then right off the bat we had good conversation . He was like hey man let’s do this foundation. still haven’t found a name for it but basically there’s kids dying of Africa every day. it’s bad so bad out there. shout out to chris who I met at just I wanna say randomly but it was totally God orchestrated . He was walking through the mall one day with ruth nash and I saw he worked for a company I used to work for in the mall and I really hit it off with him straight away. He’s a super dope drummer and you guys will see some production from him in the near future as we get some tracks that we can actually sell and compensated for cos i’m starving over here like there’s no food. i’m hungry. i’m starving. starving artist is a real thing actually i’m fasting so i’m alright. anyway chris heeley dope dope drummer. anyway I was talking to chris about aids how big of a deal it is down there and he was telling me how he and his wife at the time they were about to adopt kids from Africa like it was just that bad they were pulled that hard to make a difference you know like it’s just crazy i’m really looking forward to getting down there and just experiencing the culture in Africa but also seeing first hand the type of things that we hear about kids dying of aids. He was talking about he just wants to hold a kid just love on them like if you can just imagine this kid diagnosed with aids doesn’t know how much longer they have to live doesn’t have medicine to treat themselves to be treated for problems that they have which is probably handed down to them from their biological parents like they just inherited it from natural causes . these poor kids . My heart breaks for these kids and it’s not to take away from people who were sexually molested or anything like that . Not to get into the next episode the next show but we’re gonna talk about this whole r Kelly deal cos I put that post out and I had no intention of getting into the conversation but I was kinda dragged into it through that post but like legit this is something that I have an opportunity to be a part of. This guy pastor o brian. He hit me up and he was like can you help with setting up a foundation for these kids so we can raise money to get them treatment that they need and it’s like why is that even a question you know what I mean? If I have any kind of influence even if people don’t pay to come to my shows or don’t pay for my music like if you know me hopefully you have an understanding of my heart . Help support these children that are dying from illnesses they had no part of. like this is sad man it’s so sad and the reality man is it’s the world that we live in so much brokenness so much brokenness in this world.
mtc- you can be part of making a difference
g t- not just me. you can. im not just talking to you man but you reading this you can be a part of it and not just posting on facebook about the problem but actually doing something putting your treasures towards making a difference for somebodys life putting your time towards making a difference in somebody’s life. it’s something that God just taught me this week so recycling 🙂 i’m excited dude this is a really cool season. hey dan I wanted to express my gratitude . This is like a super informal way of handling these sort of things but as you continue to dig into my world so that you can do your part and I don’t even know if I mentioned it last time of you being a booking manager in helping getting me gigs. This whole idea manifested from conversations that we had. I really like the questions that you ask like they were really digging of my character and my ideals and I thought that it’s stuff we should share with everybody and this format allows us to do that so that’s why I think it’s important that people should see your face good looking man that you are right there.
mtc- oh you’re too kind. God blessed you in the looks department my friend.
g t- whatever man. ay i’m gonna shave my beard . I need to do something different. Next time you guys see me it’s gonna be clean shaven here anyway ( points to chin). I need to talk to asia bea and get these locks seen to but it’s gonna be a whole different g t next time yall see me. did you have any other questions?
mtc- did you have any other plans apart from what you’ve already mentioned?
g t- yeah I have other plans. I got a lot of plans. I can’t divulge everything man . humble kings are gonna start prerecording episodes. I don’t even know if I should be talking about this but i’m gonna do it anyway cos I do what I want. So we’re gonna start prerecording episodes it’s just gonna work better for everyone so we’re gonna lose that live aspect of the show but hopefully we don’t lose the support that we’ve had . If you guys wanna interact with us obviously you can reach out to us directly D J Flyness is Ramon Davis . i’m giving his government on facebook. Hit him up with any questions you have. You got any music send it to him. my other co host is t barlow t demaris barlow . You can reach out to him on facebook. Roger hester hit him up on facebook. ( another show host) . i’m g t dyne musiq on facebook. I have my government on facebook but i’m not giving that to yall cos I don’t even use that account . I give out ramon’s but I don’t give out mine. You know what i’m not gonna give it to you cos I don’t even use that account anymore. I’ve had that account bro since the year I graduated high school. The year I graduated high school I went to college and found out about facebook . I set up a facebook account. That was like towards the downfall of myspace and I’ve had that facebook account since 2006 it’s 2019 now thirteen years but for the last three years or so I haven’t been using it just because…. I hate social media i’m’a be honest with you . I feel like it’s a huge distraction and people are stupid. I’m sorry. This is like my heart for real. People do some of the stupidest things, they use platforms for the wrong reasons . It’s just a huge distraction. There’s a lot of things in this world which goes back to that r Kelly post . we’ll talk about it next week . People just do stupid stuff and i’m guilty of it too i’m a human being i’m not perfect at all .
g t- yeah right. how many wristbands do you have?
mtc- about ten ( I was lying its 8).
g t- woah that’s crazy. I need to get some and send them to you
mtc- i’ll send you some too don’t worry.
g t- alright. well that’s another thing we’re working on some merch . We had talked about it on a previous humble kingz show. We’ve got a screenline that we’re coming out with. Shoutout to Christina romney for coming up with some ideas for the merch line helping out with that. We still need to get some designs taken care of but I think we’re gonna have some pretty dope stuff . Merch that’s a huge way that people can support. I’ve always wanted a clothing line so now I have an opportunity to run a clothing line that supports the things i’m a part of. So humble kingz we’ve got that coming up , got some more interviews coming up. This interview should be up before the curt kennedy interview. We’re interviewing curt kennedy ( aka allen) this Tuesday humble kingz radio show 7 pm central standard time . You guys keep your eyes out for that. We’re gonna keep some archived episodes of humble kingz up when I’ve got some internet and don’t have my son. what else? I don’t wanna talk about it too much cos i’m still working out the details of it but i’m working on a mixtape for this year and it’s gonna have a ton of tracks and it’s totally not a Christian album. I don’t just make Christian music and it’s dope because I finally came to this point like I’ve been in this struggle for so long about my identity and i’m starting to get a breakthrough of that that I don’t consider myself a Christian artist but at times I make Christian music. #winning is not a Christian song. Other than victory there’s no reference to God. It’s a positive song but it’s not a Christian song . right? Sweet aroma talking about sin and lust . I guess that’s kinda a Christian thing but I think of some other #roar white privilege . I’m even clowning on people and their Christian perspectives in that song so yeah I do make some Christian music but like we talked about in the last time we had a conversation I don’t wanna be limited to any kinda box not even as a rapper yo. I’ve had somebody call me a spoken word poet. I don’t claim that for myself even though there’s some poetic aspects to my performances but I don’t feel like any particular label can particularly define you as an individual .
mtc- very true
g t- any label any label because they’re all limited labels are specific. like activist performer stage hand like they are just small parts of the entire being and that’s not the entire being. what was the question ?
mtc- future plans but you covered it.
g t- new music from g t dyne musiq. roger… dude i’m so bad ok i’m gonna give it anyway i’m gonna speak it into existence. In church this past sunday . I don’t know the dudes name but he came from c 3 all the way to Omaha and gave a message about your words and the power of your words and i’m gonna speak it into the atmosphere now . We talked about it before but we have a solid plan that there’s gonna be a humble kingz project dropping 2019 . I’m gonna make sure that happens if I have to make all the songs myself. Roger if you’re reading this let’s make it happen bro. What else? The two events that i’m putting on I’m putting those under urban voice but i’m working on other outlets for urban voice to build the community. For those who don’t know urban voice… I don’t know what to call it …. it’s basically it’s gonna be a school to encourage people to pursue their passions and be compensated for it so if you are into culinary arts. Previously the focus was on art culinary art written art but I felt like in the urban context there’s 3 things that are the most important entrepreneurship education and technology so those are the 3 things that urban voice is gonna be focussed on we’re gonna make a shift in this new year and don’t ask me how it’s gonna happen cos I don’t have to have the plans set out. I see a destination . I know what God wants me to do or at least the destination so i’m just trusting HIm in the process and i’m’a do my part when I can where I can and we’ll go from there so good vibes at the well that is urban voice product and urban voice fusion is another urban voice product . holler at me.