East Side Chicago legend ESC Deez (Formally “Young Diesel”) drops his new project “Da Rico Way”
hosted by Chicago’s own Dj Twin. Check out the 11 song effort below!
Who is Hi Money? What does Hi Money stand for message wise?
This name just certifies the meaning of hard work….money is what everyone wants and would like to be close to……I compare myself to it because of the different things my personality as allowed me to encounter…..good or bad I feel this most likely will explain my story….ups/downs etc.
You’re from the East side of Chicago, what was it like coming up in one of the roughest parts of the city?
Rough!!!! But you learn a lot and become strong enough to say, “if I can make it there I can make it anywhere.
If you could compare yourself to an already established artist, who would that be and why?
Well I let the people decide that….so far I’ve been told I have the story telling ability of Nas, word play of Eminem and I can be Witty like Jay-Z at times with the hood respect of a Jadakiss or Scareface.
What do you think your listeners will get out of your music?
Hope!!! I came from nothing but found my way through…..I want anyone who listens to me to feel like “hey if he can do it I can do it.
What were you thinking about when your joint “Thank You” was developed?
Just the people I was around…. I know a lot of people who live movie like live but never tell them….so I take it upon myself to speak for them.
With a new wave of technology, what made you want to get into the business?
Because I want to be heard and I know you have to role with the time….if it was 15 years ago then trust me I’d be somewhere selling CDs out of the trunk of a car because you have to play the game accordingly to get your point across.
What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in life as far as overall?
Death!!! I lost several home boy, my brother and grandmother in a ten year span….. Sometimes I look back and question how I made it through.
What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to sacrifice for this music industry?
Just time….I’m committed to being me know matter what so no dollar can make me change but I have spent time on things that didn’t play out the way I wanted and I I’ve gotten caught up in the whole idea of doing things because it seems right and it took me know where.
How does it feel to be finally getting your project “Hola Dinero” off the ground?
Great!!!! My fans have been waiting patiently because they know I’m going to put together a classic and I finally can deliver a well thought out project that I feel they can appreciate.
What do you hope to do with your music when its all said and done? What would you say your “Legacy” goals consist of?
I just want to inspire people….if I’m not giving the title of the best emcee I guarantee I will be remembered as one of the realist.
Whats your definition of “Stack or Starve?
Simple and plain….one of my favorite quotes is “if you don’t grind you don’t shine” and that’s something I live by…..in additional to that this company itself as proven that fact to me….I’ve followed the movement and can relate so my message is just the same.
Any Last words for our viewers?
Just be ready for the wave – follow @himoneyimm ig:hi_mula and stay in tuned.