D-Jay sheds a tear in ‘Pain’

Inspirational song

21 February 2020 | Art and Entertainment

D-Jay; Rapper; “Everybody is going through something and this is just me letting you know that dark days aren’t forever.”

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Multi-award winning rapper Diogene Ochs (32) better known as D-Jay, recently released his latest single “Pain”, a collaboration with Robert Auchab, also known as Rob E-Boy.

The Walvis Bay-based rapper, who won the Best Hip Hop accolades at the 2008 and 2009 Sanlam/NBC Music Awards, spoke about the song’s concept, saying “I was watching the news and I wasn’t happy with what I saw. I took my personal story and mixed it with everything that’s going on.”

D-Jay says he has been through a few ups and downs just like everybody else and felt it’s time to connect with people through the talent he has been given.

“It’s an inspirational song. It’s all about pain. Going through tough times, hoping to see the light. I wrote to inspire everybody. Everyone can learn from my story. Everybody is going through something and this is just me letting you know that dark days aren’t forever.”

“Pain” was produced by Ricardo “Rich Eagle” Hoeseb. The versatile rapper, who is well-known for his punchlines and word play says he was driving around with Rob E-Boy, the artist featured on the single, when the inspiration came to him.

“We were going through different beats and when this beat came on, we started writing. We both felt it and had something personal to say.”

The next thing, they drove to the studio and started working.

“Everybody was quiet, shocked! They didn't expect this because we were busy recording a lot of party and love songs that week.We spoke about the domestic violence issue in our country, the murders, the people who lost their jobs, families who were torn apart by this financial crisis and all. I felt like there was so much pain around us,” he says.

“This song means a lot to me. I’ve been going back and forth about this whole music thing. It’s something I love but the way the industry is shaped at the moment is a bit disappointing. I grew up in it and always wanted the best for everyone in it.”

According to D-Jay he always tries to get personal in his songs.

“These are real life things that we go through but not all of us have that voice to share it with the masses. That’s where us, the artists, have the upper hand. People listen and will feel it when it hits them,” he says.

According to D-Jay, who signed under Djokic Dragan’s Done Deal Recordz, a good collaboration needs the right combination of artist and beat.

“You also have to use the right instruments. For a good collaboration you need the right people and the right voices on the right beat. It’s just that feeling you get when you know what a hit sounds like.”

The “Listen to your heart” hitmaker plans to shoot a music video for the track as he feels that he would let his fans down if he didn’t.

“I’ve already received calls from a few talented directors, so the show must go on. I have a good feeling about this and I haven’t had this feeling in years.”

The rapper released his first album, Game Over, in 2009 and followed it up with Favourite Rapper in 2010, before his long awaited Champion: The gift and the Curse was released in 2019.

D-Jay has shared the stage with the likes of Teargas, Mandoza, Davido, Jozi, HHP, JR, Bleksem, Zola and AKA.

“Pain” is available for streaming on online music platform Donlu Africa, Youtube and local radio stations countrywide.

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