ABM What is your stage name? What inspired your stage name?
BlacDadiStrahberies: BlacDadi Strahberies, I use to work in a record store and noticed big bands had unusual names like the Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, A Tribe Called Quest, and we wanted the name to mean something. So how BlacDadi Strahberies came about, Blac is for the bitterness, sweet like your life or Dadi could be and Pain from the Strahberies when your knees hit the streets so an acronym for The Bitter, Sweet, and Pain.
ABM: When did you start making music? What is the earliest age you recall?
BlacDadiStrahberies: I started writing around 12-13 taking the break beats off tapes looping them and writing raps performing in my bedroom.
ABM: How did your upbringing in Mississippi influence your career?
BlacDadiStrahberies: My up bringing in Mississippi was a good one, my mom and dad were career oriented. My dad being in the Air Force, gave me plenty of opportunity to go and see other things. The whole dirty south influenced the BlacDadi sound, being that Mississippi is the birth place of America’s music. I had to tie all the different genres together to get ours original, with no artificial flavor and or added preservatives.
ABM: Do you have any music visuals in the works?
BlacDadiStrahberies: Yes, just finished shooting the first visual for my first record entitled “Digg Deep”.
ABM: Have you ever dropped a full length album?
BlacDadiStrahberies: I have not dropped a full length project as of yet.
ABM: How do you feel about the protests, and the black lives matter movement?
BlacDadiStrahberies: I feel like it’s long overdue, we’ve been silent for a very long time, pressure burst pipes.
ABM: Obviously we are in a pandemic, how has COVID19 affected you and your family?
BlacDadiStrahberies: The family and I have learned to adapt to the change, my life partner is an RN, so stress levels run high sometimes, sometimes it has a dapper on the creative process.
ABM: Have you done any protesting or created any art to help in creating awareness towards police brutality?
BlacDadiStrahberies: Yes we’ve recorded some records that will be released sometime this year, our way of expressing our feelings about the situation.
ABM: Do you have any other projects or albums in the works?
BlacDadiStrahberies: Yes, we are currently recording our album entitled “Sticking to the Recipe”.
ABM: What inspired you to pursue being an artist professionally?
BlacDadiStrahberies: I don’t know if I am pursuing being an artist professionally, it’s been more like me trying to fulfill my life’s true purpose.
ABM: Do you have any other lanes in entertainment that interest you such as fashion, or film?
BlacDadiStrahberies: Yes, I am heavy into fashion and looking to shoot my 1st role soon. I also have been casting for reality TV, so we’ll see how that plays out.
ABM: Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
BlacDadiStrahberies: In 5 years from now I see myself running various entities that I have built over the years, and being successful from planting seeds of generational wealth.
ABM: Who are some of the musical influences that have inspired you?
BlacDadiStrahberies: George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, Outkast, Goodiemob, Roy Ayers
ABM: Are there any artists you would like to work with in the future?
BlacDadiStrahberies: I would like to work with Bruno Mars, and Pharrell Williams.
ABM: Are there any last words or shout outs?
BlacDadiStrahberies: I just want to send positive and organic love to all my #pofolks exit #119 whole Canton Ms My new home new Orleans, everyone who wants peace on earth, man much love to the All Bay Team.