We had the good fortune of connecting with Millionaire’s Estate Donnie & Epiqué Watson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Millionaire’s Estate, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Honestly, music chose us! This industry is not for the faint of heart, but it is for those with a heart for music and people, no matter the genre. Music is like this fire inside of us that can’t be extinguished. It drives us to keep pushing forward everyday as well as connects us to people and places we would have never even known are on our same vibe. Also, we both have loved and been active in music and the music industry our whole lives, so a life outside of music is unimaginable.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
There are two words that come to mind when describing Millionaire’s Estate – Fun vibes. This sensational, lead guitar driven urban-pop band from Atlanta, Georgia brings a long awaited breath of fresh air and balance to the music industry.
While we are new to most, individually they have been around for years, working for some of the music industry’s brightest stars.
Adontia “D3” Watson is one of the premier guitarists on the Atlanta’s live music scene.
His wildly intricate riffs can be heard playing alongside the best in Atlanta’s Nightlife and some of music’s most legendary artists such as Lenny Williams, Ann Nesby, Denise Williams and Nicole Wray. But D3’s talents run deeper; he is the lyricist and producer half of the Millionaire’s Estate. His southern drawl and straightforward delivery paint vibrant, honest pictures for listeners and draws them into his world of decadent debauchery, while affirming his belief in being passionate, loyal and self-confident in life.
The other half of Millionaire’s Estate is songstress and writer Ebonie “Epique” Watson.
Getting her start behind Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace R&B artist, Shareefa, Epique has gone on to sing with both national and international artists-Tammy Rivera and Funk/Rock Band Mother’s Finest just to name a few.
Her alto vocal stylings and whimsical songwriting can be described as sexy-luxe-fun, dotted with clever and sassy rhymes that takes listeners into a world of diamond encrusted fantasies.
With their forces combined, the Millionaire’s Estate bring a balance of energy, youth, experience, love and fun. They show us that being married is not a death sentence, but the beginning of the best party ever.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It’s so crazy because Atlanta has so many hidden gems! We’re entertainers and avid gamers so we have to go where the vibes are high and the music is on point! We’d definitely have to eat at Breakfast at Barney’s so we can get a stack of their 24 kt. Gold sweet potato pancakes, shrimp and grits, and of course mimosas. It’s an intimate spot but the food and vibe are unmatched!
Next, We would definitely have to make a trip to the event “Controllerise” down in the famous West End. They have an array of video games you can play as well as board games, drinks, and some of the dopest music. The vibe is super friendly and chill.
Another fun thing to do is catch one of Atlanta’s Sunday brunches. It doesn’t have to be any one brunch in particular either because Sunday brunch in Atlanta is turned up at every spot doing it and the food is always great, period!
A Shopping day at Phipps plaza is a definite as well. Being immersed in luxurious vibes always sparks our creativity.
Lastly, we would have to visit Centennial Olympic park just for the fresh air and dope people. It’s such a beautiful and historical place that is in the heart of the city, filled with music depending on the time of the year, and you get a chance to be amongst people visiting from all over the world.
Atlanta is a dope vibe period, and there is always something to get into.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Our whole family! They have been extremely supportive of our career and held us down through it all, and they never discouraged us from persuing music full time. For us that means everything. They gave us the ability to fully focus and develop our craft and that the greatest blessing. Many artists don’t get the time to develop due to family and life pressure, so they leave their calling prematurely. We got that time, and it was all because of our family holding us down and standing by us. We could never thank them enough!
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