We had the good fortune of connecting with Detrich Swain and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Detrich, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I’m pursuing an artistic or creative career because I know my gift is writing and music. So I chose a path where I could be free to create and express my thoughts. I also believe music is a universal language that everyone loves and it brings so many different people together. I feel through artistic expression I can reach people to inspire them and give them some jewels without being preachy. Last but not least, this is also what God put on my heart along with the vision in my mind.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, I believe my art in writing and music is very inspirational. I think what sets me apart is that my content is a contrast to most of the music being promoted today. Young and old can relate to my work and I know God speaks through me to and for others. What I am most proud and excited about is being able to leave a legacy for my children and family and being able to be an example, testimony and inspiration to others as well. I got to where I am today by hard work, sacrifice and faith. It definitely is not easy. I’m still not even close to where I want to be, but I’m also not where I began. But the struggle will be so much worth it in the end. I just keep believing in myself and wanting that life that’s in my 3rd eye. A couple of lessons I learned along the way are, everyone can’t take the journey with you, everyone won’t believe in your vision and your faith has to be strong. I want the world to know that my Black Creative Mind brand is a positive label and movement, and it was created by ordinary guys just like many people reading this. I want readers to look at me and realize you can achieve anything you want at any age as long as you put your mind to it. Don’t limit yourself because of generational curses and what others say. Numerous things in our world has been created or achieved after someone said it was impossible. My faith outweighs my fears. I am here to inspire and show people through my journey that God is real.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, in the city of Savannah Georgia, I would definitely tell people to visit river street. It has beautiful scenery and a rich history. The downtown area is full of nightlife, eateries and bars. I would advise anyone visiting to take some tours of the city through trolleys or tour vans. If you love soul food and seafood, you can get them both in abundance here. St Patrick day is a very big event here with parades and partying for multiple days and nights. People come from all across the nation to party here in March.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give my shoutout to God, the universe and my spiritual ancestors who guide me every step of the way. Without these 3 ingredients, nothing else that I do is possible. I also want recognize the power of positive thinking and manifestation.

Instagram: @bcm_deedub

Linkedin: Detrich Swain

Twitter: @DeeDub

Facebook: Detrich Swain

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCiEfhW5dvtkhmLktXSFnU7Q

Other: Find my music on SoundCloud under: Detrich Swain Also find my music on Apple, Spotify, ITunes and other major streaming services under the artist name: Dee D$b Google my name: Detrich Swain to see my other interviews and other things about me.

Image Credits
Anysia Swain

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