What is your full given name, and (if applicable) what is your stage name?
My full name is Andre A. Mosley. I typically go by “Dre”. My stage name is DreamRich DreMo, pronounced (dream-rich-dray-moh).
Where were you born, and where do you live now?
I was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. In the past, I moved around a lot for work. Now, I am currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been based out of Atlanta for the last three years.
You are not a typical artist. How would you define your personal brand? How would you define your sound?
I would define my brand as authentic or real. I am always giving you the true me, when you hear my music, you don’t hear your typical everyday artist. Personally, I would describe my sound as a unique layed back cool flow, with melodic trap vibes. A flow that makes me different from others.
In general, what led you to music?
I’ve always been very drawn to music. I like to believe I’ve always had a keen for music and music composition. As a teenager, I made music with friends for fun, without intentions of ever pursuing music. About two years ago, I woke up and decided to really take music and my career seriously. I realized what I wanted, I realized if another human can accomplish this, there is no reason why I can’t. I have to admit, it took a bit of convincing from my partner and good friend of mine to really get the ball rolling, but I don’t at all regret my decision(s).
How do you actively seek inspiration, or does it find you? Or is it a combination of the two?
Typically, most of my inspirations come from my life. My process is all really natural, I just go off the vibe that the beat gives me. When you feel it you feel it. So I guess you could say it is a good combination of the two. Honestly good music inspires me as well. When I hear a Future song or a Drake song for example, it just inspires me ya know.
The inspiration behind my latest project is pretty self explanatory for the most part. My initial inspiration was I’ve seen and been through so much. I’ve seen the bad, I’ve been turned on by day 1s, shitted on by family. I’ve seen things that would turn your heart cold. Sometimes I feel like I have no more love to give these days. That’s the inspiration behind Black Heart. If you read the back of my EP cover line for line its a statement. That statement states “All This Pain Made Me Black Heart Gang”. I found myself wanting to be more personal and drawing from real life scenarios.
Honestly, most of this entire process and this project, relied simultaneously on faith as well as my own understanding. I commend myself on my belief in fate and destiny and believing that all things will align as they should. However, I dedicate many hours of my time to research and continuing to learn ways push my project(s) and future endeavors forward successfully.
Music inspires me more than anything. Music is my drive. Music is my core. Music is my focus, and music wakes me up in the morning. Music inspires me to pursue my dreams further and… Life wouldn’t be the same without music haha.
Most talented artists have mentors. Who are your mentors?
Easily, my mother is my biggest mentor. I would consider her my biggest mentor due to the endless amount of knowledge, on any given topic, that she has to offer. My mother is well versed in marketing and business savvy. She is most definitely an asset to myself and my brand.
Name three people who have inspired you in your life or your music career.
Kanye West inspired me to just be yourself. It don’t matter what someone thinks about you or there opinion like he said, “with my my ego, I can stand here in Speedo, and be looked at like a fucking hero”… Safe to say Yeezy showed me how to be confident.
For real what inspires me the most though, is just everybody living out there dreams, when I look at the rap game and see all these young brothers taking care of they family’s. That the shit that inspires me the most. I love that. So if you out here getting money and taking care of your family, you an inspiration to me, and I salute you. There’s too much money out here.
What role does technology play in your day-to-day life? How do you utilize it?
If you know me, you know I am constantly active on Instagram. Not only am I constantly active, I am always trying my hardest to share with those around me the importance of technology and social media. In this day in age, I believe technology plays a bigger role in the day to day lives of musical artists. I utilize various platforms such as: Instagram, Youtube, Spotify and Tik Tok on a regular basis. I try to utilize Instagram to gain and maintain viewers and fanbase, while I utilize my YouTube, Spotify and Tik Tok channels to focus on promotion. I suggest artist get up on there social media knowledge.
What software, app or other technological innovation has made the biggest difference in your life and/or career?
The Neumann Microphone, Apollo, and Logic/Pro Tools, and a laptop has absolutely made the biggest difference in not only my life, but also my work and my vocals. I would even say these innovations have spiked my motivation and work ethic. Lastly, studio space. I am grateful for the opportunity to have a studio space of my own to record in as well as studios within my community that make me feel at home and deliver quality results.
What is next for you?
Next, I’m gearing up to release my single and video “Nobody”, basically just stay consistent and stay in peoples faces. Although my main point of focus is to continue to push and promote my single and video “Made Me” featuring my brother TimmyTechnicolor and 1017’s Foogiano, out now on all streaming platforms, and to continue to build my fanbase. My Ep “Black Heart” is also out now.