Recording Artist & Author Preston Dent Talks Music and Entrepreneurship
Preston Dent who is a profound talent, Rapper, Song Writer, Screen Writer, Author, Actor, and Director has recently shared his story with us. He has music features with Gillie da Kid, AR-AB, Dj Holiday, Pastor Troy, All Steezy, Aganee, Jw Grade A Hustler, King Tut, Shawn King, Kenjo Therapy, and Ty Cutta. He has also opened for acts such as The Lox, Young Gunz, Cassidy, Tierra Marie, Fabulous, Trey Songs, Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Nikki Minaj, Remy Martin, Dipset, Chris Brown, Da Brat, DMX, and HBG Vs Philly2.
Q: What inspired you to become a rapper?
I was the kid in school writing the girls poetry and love letters, so I always knew I was a natural writer. Once I found that my fallen father was a musician, I decided to follow out his dream. Even though I was in the streets I still went to school, played sports, and dreamed of becoming rich and famous. So once street life became an obstacle the next best thing to a street guy was being a rapper, so it inspired me and I jumped in headfirst.
Q: Out of the many artists you’ve come in contact with, who was your favorite to work with? And why?
I would say Ar-Ab, when we did a song together in the mean streets of Philly, he embraced me like a brother. He was real, authentic, and I could feel the nature of a street persona. We looked each other eye to eye and talk about many things, from the game to entertainment. He always will have my respect!
Q: What takeaways do you want your fans to receive when they listen to your music?
I want them to know that I’m not the most real I’m just one of them, and the life that I betray in my music I lived.
Q. Can you tell us about your shampoo and conditioner line “Zuri Glow” and who’s it for?
It’s an all-natural shampoo and conditioner for kids, adults, boys, and girls! It was created for my daughter Zuri, which she is three and a half owner of the product line.
Q: As someone who wears many hats, how do you manage it all?