08 Jul A Date with Destinee
Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. And even though her name is spelled with 2 e’s it does not take away that singing is Destinee’s destiny. She is a well rounded artist that has found her voice as you can. And she is ready to put Memphis back on the map as a musical force to be reckon with in the music world. She is not one to be put in a box. She is a diverse young lady that the world will get to know soon. -Mz. Fierce
Fierce: For those who may not be familiar with Destinee Hall, can you please introduce yourself to the world?
Destinee: Destinee Hall that is with 2 e’s and yes that is a big part of my introduction coming from Memphis, Tennessee and I am basically trying to put Memphis back on the map with music but in a universal way. Right now Memphis is a rap city and I am trying to make Memphis more of a universal city and that is basically my objective and what I am trying to do.
Fierce: How did you come about singing and songwriting as well?
Destinee: Well I have been singing since I was 4 and it started out with the Barney tunes and it started expanding from there. My older brother he was into music and I looked up to him. He was rapping and doing spoken word and he was the person who inspired me to do this. When I was 8 I started following him around and doing what he was doing. I started writing when I was 8 and he let people tell him doing music was a fair shot for him and he stopped doing it but I am a big dreamer and I will not stop.
Fierce: Being a songwriter I know that can be a very tedious project, do you find it easier writing for others than yourself and vice versa?
Destinee: Well I really just started writing for someone other than myself and I got an offer to write for a girl group but, writing for myself it is a lot easier I would say because I know what style I am going for. Writing for other people especially a group everyone will have different opinion so yes it is easier to write for me.
Fierce: How would you describe your style of songwriting if you can as well as your style of singing?
Destinee: Well I would say that it is definitely a mixture of genres when I write. Sometimes with my style of writing the rhythm of my words could be more of a rock style but the melody would be more R&B and the drums would be hip hop. My style is a mixture and it is very diverse.
Fierce: Now some people describe music has being better then sex in your opinion. What’s better singing or having sex and why?
Destinee: Maybe a couple of years ago sex would have been better but honestly now I have grown so numb to stuff like that but music I have been doing this 12 years plus and every time I write something I love it never gets old. But the sex thing has gotten old but with music you never lose that desire and I never want to stop making music. With sex I am like numb to it but my music will never get old.
Fierce: Everyone has someone that they looked up to when they were younger, who was your idol that possibly inspired you to become the artist that you are today?
Destinee: Well first of all let me say a big part of the artist that I am today comes from my personality and my character and I got a lot of that from my Dad. He struggled a lot growing up but he worked his way up to where I would never have to experience any type of struggle like that. He made me this humble outgoing person and he told me to live my life and because of that I am able to live my dream. I am able to write my songs and say whatever I want so I will definitely say my dad has inspired me. Musically I was a huge Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé fan. I was like Destiny Child everything. I studied Beyoncé and Rihanna and what I love most about her (Rihanna) is her free spirit and her diversity; she has covered so many different genres. People always tell me to stick to one genre but I am like Michael Jackson did it, Prince did it, Rihanna did it, so why can’t I do it.
Fierce: A lot of artist now and days stray away from that title “role model”. Would you like to be someone that younger girls and women could look up to and feel inspired by?
Destinee: I definitely want to have the title role model. I say this so much. I want to live to inspire people. I love making music and this has been my dream because I have always wanted to make good music that people love and have people research me and follow the things that I do. I want to show people that I have a good heart and inspire people to do the same thing. I want to be that role model and set the example. A lot of people here are negative about things and are closed minded about things I love Memphis but I hate that about Memphis as well. I want to change the mentality.
Fierce: What are some of the upcoming projects that you have on the way?
Destinee: Right now pretty much the only project that I am working is my album that I am releasing next summer which will be called XXI The Dream. I am twenty right now and I like to party and my entire life I have never wanted to be a kid. I have always wanted to be 21 and live my life and be independent. I am still in the writing process and I am wanting to do 14 tracks and I have about 7 right now. I write all the time, when I am at work I write. That is the only project that I am working on right now besides writing for the girl group.
Fierce: Where can the people go to listen to your music?
Destinee: I am on reverbnation.com/destineehall and I have a Facebook page facebook.com/destineehallmusic soundcloud.com/destineehall and Myspace. I am doing it all. Where ever people are at I am there.
Fierce: Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans and or supporters?
Destinee: I say this every time I get some news thank you and you can’t say it enough. It is so cliché but it is so true. I genuinely cannot thank people enough now that things are getting heard and people believe in me, you can’t ask for more. The people that are supporting me and liking my Facebook page and are rooting for me I just want to say thank you. I don’t feel like there is anything that I can do to thank them enough.