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Clonefluence had the opportunity to interview artist Dijorn Cole about his musical interest and upbringing.
Where are you from? Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in what way?
I’m from East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. Yes; You know the Black Business ownership of creativity.

What’s your background like? Where do you stand on the music scene in your area?
I’m African and American. My parents are from Sierra Leone, Freetown. I would have to say I'm pretty active in the music scene for my area but, I like to keep a low profile. I do a lot of open mics and festival events.

What did you start doing first, producing or rapping? How did you get started?
Well production is my field and I love writing songs.

Do you have anyone that you consider your mentor? How has their help or advice shaped you?
Myself as a mentor, and I also have people I look up to as an influence me greatly, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre. I listen and stay focused.

What is one experience in life that, without it, you wouldn’t be the artist you are today?
My record label is one experience I can say changed my position to be the artist I am today. Without O So Mafioso, I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have come.

What do you hope to accomplish this year?
Wow that’s a great question. We got a lot to do and hope to accomplish this year. We hope to tour this year and sign two more artists. It’s the Year of the Dragon so we are excited.

What does your work aim to say?
This year the aim is clout and popularity and the is to establish the difference.

Who are your biggest influences and what do you like about them the most?
I believe I answered that in my last question, ut to aim it another way, in the movie They Cloned Tyrone with Jamie Foxx

How would you describe your own style?
JD Era, Dilla, and Wu Tang vibes.

In what ways has your newest music changed from when you first started?
More effort, more pain.

What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?
My main inspiration for lyrics come from being in school. I’m currently enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College and I’ve been to SF State.

What would be your dream venue in which to perform?
Madison Square Garden.

What’s a song you have stuck in your head these days?
Only Fans by Midnight Money.