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10 questions with rapper Dwight Ford

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South Charleston High School senior Dwight Ford is building a career as a Christian rapper.
South Charleston High School senior Dwight Ford knows what he wants for his future. Performing shows nearly every weekend to a growing fan base, this Christian rapper is following a path he hopes will lead to musical success. You can watch his performances at, listen and download his music at and follow him at, Ford talked to FlipSide about his passion for music.Q: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?A: "Since I was little, but I was always afraid to let people know I rapped. I finally started in January." Q: Do you write you own lyrics or do you enlist the help of others?A: "I write my own lyrics. I want everything to be original. That's why I started making my own beats as well." Q: Do personal experiences play a role in your song lyrics?A: "Definitely! I write what's on my mind, whatever I hear God say. Sometimes I feel I get too deep in my songs, and sometimes I feel like I'm not deep enough."  Q: What is your favorite song that you have written?A: "'My Inspiration' because I woke up inspired after I fell asleep making a beat. I felt the need to write a song about how God is an inspiration in my life." Q: Are there any rappers who inspire you?
A: "Yaves the Street Pastor, Lecrae, Bizzle and J. Cole." Q: If you could collaborate with any artists, who would it be?A: "I'd say Lecrae because his music has deep meaning." Q: If you could win any award for your musical talent, what would it be and why?
A: "A Grammy because it is the most respected, and it shines a light on Christian rappers." Q: After someone is done listening to one of your songs, what message do you hope they take from it?A: "I would like for them to know that God really loves them and they have a purpose. Also, church people have fun, too." Q: Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?A: "I see myself married with children, with a nice job producing for multiple musical artists, teaching my children music and living a Godly life." Q: What do you consider your favorite performance you've done?A: "I'd say when me and the Elevate Ministry Team went to Port Clinton, Ohio. The people were so nice. My bros came with me, and we performed at a small church. The road trip was also real cool."
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