We were fortunate enough to talk ish with the man who created the whole Stack or Starve movement…Dough From Da Go!!! We know you all are familiar with the 100% Stack or Starve Approved symbol that’s pretty much been stamped on some of the hottest artists, promotions, and events out! Let’s get to know the man behind such movement, Dough From Da Go!!!
3 Voices: So Mr. Dough, how did Stack or Starve get started? What is Stack or Starve all about?
Dough From Da Go: Well the Stack Or Starve Movement was something I wanted to create to become a platform for artists, dj’s, producers & anybody grinding on an independent level. Like the brands before us, (Gangsta Grillz, Hoodrich, Southern Smoke, etc.) My focus was to cater to the streets, and create a brand that no one can deny and had to respect. Early on, it picked up and we were able to get a lot of people to help bring it to what it has become today.
3 Voices: We just recently featured DJ Honorz and Davron W. Boyd, who are both Stack or Starve affiliated (Shouts out to them both). Introduce the people to rest of the Stack or Starve affiliates and what role they play in the whole movement.
Dough From Da Go: Well the movement is broken down into parts: the brand itself, we have our marketing & Distribution dept. My partner on the east coast Missy B. handles a lot of activity with me overall, then we have the Stack Or Starve Dj’s: Dj Kool Ant & Dj Code Red Are VP & President of that fraction, our mix shows are handled by our program director “Digital Plugg”, Graphics by “Trigga Da Amigo” & WNA Visual, then there is the dvd side of things, where Twan Makk, BUC Productions (Deka Derse), SG, Black Knight , TDF Media Group & Millz Assist with on. Then there is the merchandise, i handle that hands on, along with my partner T Bryant, who’s co owner of #Ush Clothing . All in all, we have a lot of different things going on with the brand and we are expanding heavily.
3 Voices: Who are some of your influences in both business & music wise?
Dough From Da Go: Business wise i would say the likes of Russell Simmons, Chris Lighty, Sean (P Diddy) Combs, Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson, Percy (Master P) Miller, just guys who paved the way for artists to make it out the hood and expand and help their people grow etc.
Music wise, people like Kanye, Jay Dilla & Hi Tek. But I’m for the underdogs all day, Daz Dillenger, Dj Quik , Mike Dean, Alchemist..people who got a sound u just love!
3 Voices: Who are some of the artists that you collaborate with?
Dough From Da Go: Chella H, Bump J, Sly Polaroid, MarVo, Blanco Caine, Shawnna, Pastor Troy, Max B (Free Max B) , King Louie, Sasha Go Hard, Rocky Diamonds, List Goes On & On…..
3 Voices: What are some of the projects that you are currently working on?
Dough From Da Go: A couple compilations, one called “The Bag” another called “Mineral Water” and we got the “Stack Or Starve Approved” Album coming next spring along with my solo album that will be very classic titled “Beautiful Beatz, Rhymes & Rythym”. As well as setting up a new brand we are launching and a management firm that’s gonna make a huge impact really soon! So we’re excited about that.
3 Voices: What’s next for the whole Stack or Starve movement? Is there anything that the people should be on the lookout for?
Dough From Da Go: Yes. just be on the lookout for a lot of surprises, exciting projects , a couple tours, things like that. We are working hard as a team to cater to the streets and also turn over to the corporate side of things as well.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to Dough From Da Go on social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.)?
Dough From Da Go: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram: @DoughFromDaGo
Also follow on Twitter @StackOrStarvDjs @SOS_DVD @SOSPromotion
There you have it people! You heard it all from the mastermind behind the affliciation himself. Much success to you Dough and keep up the hardwork and whenever you need us just let us know and we ready to talk ish!