#TMITuesday: 10 Questions with Rapper/Actor Deph Naught

I’m pretty lucky to be able to interview such dope folk all the time, and this week was no different. I sat down with a kid with crazy flow, and hair that rivals mine. Deph Naught and I chat about who/what inspires him, I find out he may just be a Supernatural fan, and we discuss a LoL themed video which would obviously star me (likely Lane Doresy) in this week’s interview.


1. You’re always interacting with your fans on social media, recently with Facebook contests; how important is it to you to be able to connect with your fans?

Really important. It really is what keeps underground artists like myself going. You’re not always gonna see the media support or the numbers you want, so talking to the fans that are active and really do appreciate the insane amount of work you put in is absolutely critical to keeping your mind right.

2. You started rapping at 11 years old, what got you interested in it?

Pretty long story, but basically one of the kids in the area got me to do it more so as a practical joke to make fun of me. He calls me to make records all the time now. AIN’T SO FUNNY NOW IS IT!!! [it totally is]

3. Would you ever release a line of black hoodies, and sweatpants?

Hell yeah. As a matter of fact you can check out my spreadshirt page with all kinds of naughtical gear on it here !

Tweet/IG me you pics in your Dephy gear using the hashtag #DephxSin and I might feature you on my site!

4. What would you say is your ‘theme song”?

Carry on my Wayward son. It’s been my favorite song since I was about 6. People who know me know they cant play it while I’m driving or we’re getting pulled over because I’m about to go 180!

5. What’s your daily routine?

Wake up, Coffee, Wash my face, drink like 12 cups of water [I’m always thirsty], hop on the computer, play some beats.

6. Who is on your dream team for a track?

Honestly the answer to that question changes all the time. If you’re about having my dream features on a track, that is different to who I would just love to hear on a track without me. But basically the line up is Deph Naught, Deph Naught, Naught Deph, and Frank Ocean. That sh*t’d be wild water kingdom.

7. What or whom inspires you and your music?

Pretty much everything. I’m a very personal rapper. I kind of have no secrets or reservations when it comes to what I’m willing to talk about, so if something excited me, or pissed me off that day, or some shits on my mind, my content draws directly from that.

8. Since today is #TMITuesday, what can you tell the readers about you that they may not already know?

Hard question. The nature of my persona as Deph Naught really doesn’t hide much. I guess maybe I’m a massive geek. But again I don’t think that’s something they wouldn’t be able to pick up lol.

9. What is your DEPHinition of success? (I’ll see myself out for that play on words…)

Never heard that one before, good one xD. My definition of success is probably my peers, and people who are really into the art of Hip-hop mentioning me when a discussion about what good rap is comes up. I kind of just want to be respected for what I do. Lord knows I’ve put in the hours.

10. What’s next for you?

More music that’s for sure. Finally, for the first time in my life, I have access to a real studio, with soundproofing and everything. For some artists they come in the game with engineers and booth’s and talented people who can mix their shit right out of the gate, but for me that has never been the case. My circle of friends are mostly the definition of “bros” so I really never had a team of cats around me that wanted to get in on this passion and talent that I’ve worked hard to obtain. But yeah recenetly one my best friends Ajay (Ace, as some may know) invested in creating a real studio where we can put out professional quality material, so I’m going to be abusing the shit out of that. We shall see.
bonus: When are you releasing a League of Legends themed music video and how can I get in it?
Oh it’s coming. All you need to do is holla atcha’ bwoi, and you’re in!

Keep up with Deph Naught:

Spreadshirt link (merchandise) : http://shop.spreadshirt.com/1082027
twitter: @danielkelly9
Insta: @dephnaught
snapchat: @danielkelly9