24: Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already know who you are.
What’s up? My name is Daddy Mont, formerly known as Gillateen. Some people call me Gillateen aka Daddy Mont.
24: Briefly describe how you got into the industry and who were some of the artists that inspired you?
I’ve always loved music, but it wasn’t until I listened to Ready To Die that I knew my life was heading toward becoming an MC. I remember it like yesterday. I was young jit, feeling Bigge smalls’ flow and fell in love with hip-hop. That was one of the most important moments in my life, I’ll never forget it.
24: Who in the industry would you say you currently listen to and would like to collaborate with in the future?
No doubt the big boss Rick Ross, he’s one of the best in the game. I would also love to work with Trick Daddy, he’s a legend. What both of them have accomplished is very inspiring, not to me as just an artist, but also as a fan. 305 all day
24: In the beginning stages of your latest mixtape “Red Carpet Vol. 2”, what producers did you work with?
On my latest mixtape, I worked with producers like Kodak, Prophechy and TY. Those guys did a great job on the mixtape. In the near future I would love to work with Cool and Dre, The Runners and Timbaland.
24: When will “Red Carpet Vol. 2” will be available?
My mixtape is available right now for download. You can get it off 305hiphop.com and Coast2Coastmixtapes.com. It’s the number one mixtape coming out Miami. I also have skits by the legendary Bernie Mac. Yeah I’m first to do that.
24: What was your inspiration for the hit single “Gotta Get Paid”?
It’s a 305 anthem. That’s what I am; 305 artist to the heart. I eat, sh*t, and talk 305. The song is about how Miami needs to stick together and respect each other’s grind.
24: What makes you unique as an artist and different from other up-and-coming artists?
My heart and my will. First of all, my main goal is to be the best lyricist and songwriter. I can see myself winning a grammy. I’m very deep as far as subject matter. My heart is in all my music that why I put my life on wax. How can you be a great rapper if you can’t sell your life to the world? Personality sells and my personality is outstanding.
24: What are you currently working on?
I’m working on my next mixtape, “Red Carpet Vol.3” and I have some shows coming up in Orlando and Jacksonville. I also run my on street team. I love putting up posters and flyers so you can catch me doing that.
How do you feel about the current state of music in general?
The game is good in my opinon. Any time you see young black males and females make it through music, that’s great. No matter what they rap about, a hit is a hit.
24: Are you happy with the feedback you’ve been getting from the songs you’ve released so far?
Hell yeah I love it. I’ve been grinding hard for a minute. People are starting to give me the respect I deserve. That’s a great feeling when people let me know I’m the shit. Everywhere I go in Liberty City, people know Daddymont.
24: Do you feel like the magazine-type websites or blogs are more valuable today to a new artist?
Yes can it plays a major part in the digital hustle. You can blow up over the internet and that’s amazing.
24: You have a buzz slowly building now. How are you going to keep it going?
Keep spittin’ fire and dropping hits. That’s the only way.
How would the fans go about contacting you?
Daddymont305@gmail.com www.myspace.com/305gillateen www.twitter.com/daddymont305