Joshua Houston, aka ILL SON and Edward Porter aka FOCIST P are self-styled multi-talented entertainers fromNiagara Falls, NY and Atlanta,GA respectively. Known to the world as Datz Dem they're artists, producers, song-writers, authors and actors. They've been recording for several years, and their student mentality allows them to continuously grow and create great music. No denying their pedigree as they've performed with the likes of Black Eye Peas, 2Chains and Ludacris to name but a few. Their talent also crosses over into film and television and they have several popular productions to their credit including hit shows Tyler Perry's 'Meet the Browns' and BET's 'The Game'. Datz Dem are all things to all people, embracing all aspects of entertainment to stamp their brand on multimedia entertainment.
1. (Q) What age were you when you decided to become an artist?
(A) We both were in are late teens to early twenties.
2. (Q) Name a few of your biggest influences In hip hop?
(A) Jay Z, Dr Dre and Puff Daddy. Yes we like them as musical artist but we love them as business men!
3. (Q) What are some of the thing's you're working on right now?
(A) We just finished our new album so we are gearing up for it's release. Also we wrote a book that we are currently shopping to become a film.
4. (Q) What advice can you give other upcoming artists?
(A) Surround yourself with people that can help you.
5. (Q) How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?
(A) It has given us a platform in which we are able to physically help people.
6. (Q) Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?
(A) Yes and our most recent performance was at the world famous Apollo Theater.
7. (Q) Are there any artists/talent that you've worked with that we should be watching?
(A) Yes two very talented artists. Michael Stewart and Neysa Shaw.