On this episode of Monday to Monday, hosts Mike Boyd and Aaron “Don” Dukes welcomed artist FN DaDealer, a newYSL signee who just released his debut mixtape Big Deal. FN DaDealer has previously been featured on Slime Language 2, a collaboration album with YSL Records, Gunna, and Young Thug, making appearances on the tracks “Really Be Slime” and “Explosion.” DaDealer’s features were well received, with many calling those songs his “breakout moment,” and the rapper is looking to build on the momentum of his growing career with this first mixtape.
Meet FN DaDealer, The New Member of YSL
The YSL artist is excited about his debut
Early reviews of Big Deal have been positive, with the eighteen-year-old being praised for his storytelling, authenticity, and honesty within his artistry. This is only the beginning for the Atlanta rapper as there is certainly much more in store for the rest of 2021, but in the meantime, he caught up with Boyd to talk about his current project. Below is a preview of their interview.
Boyd jump-starts the convo by asking DaDealer about his favorite songs from the new tape. “There's a lot,” he tells Boyd, saying that it’s hard for him to choose his favorite track. “It’s hard because I put my all into every song, but if I had to choose one, it would be “Feel It,” because it’s more on the “pain” tip. Honestly, I’ve got a lot of songs on there that are hard. The whole tape is hard actually!”
Following up on the song “Feel It,” Boyd asks the artist what it is about the single that makes it so special. “It just brought back the whole journey I’m going through now as far as music and what goes along with the territory of being a musician. From the outside looking in, things look really sweet, but there is a lot of stuff that comes with it. Life happens, you may have to cut off some of the folks around you, and I talk about all of that stuff in 'Feel It.'”
After chopping it up a bit more about the emotion of his music, Don then enters the conversation to ask the rapper what song gets him into his “bag.” “Pissed Off,” he tells Don. I’ve got a lot of songs like ‘Pissed Off,” and there are two other tracks called “Flexin” and “Hate” that are similar. I definitely got in my bag with those, and again I would say you have to listen to the whole tape. All of the songs on there are fire for sure!”