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Rising Music Star DEVMO: “In order to keep your love of music it’s super important to make time for people, yourself, and other activities; Music is a huge part of my life but it’s not my ENTIRE life”

Alone time is key, at least for me, and time not making music is so important. Music is a huge part of my life but it’s not my ENTIRE life, and I think it’s super important to make time for people, yourself, and other activities to keep your love of music. As a part of our […]

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Alone time is key, at least for me, and time not making music is so important. Music is a huge part of my life but it’s not my ENTIRE life, and I think it’s super important to make time for people, yourself, and other activities to keep your love of music.


As a part of our series about rising stars, I had the pleasure to interview DEVMO. Devin Moses, aka DEVMO, is everything but a typical rap artist. As a petite red-head from Santa Monica, audiences are in pure shock when she starts flowing with fluidity and bite while also delivering a message she is experiencing in her daily life. DEVMO strives for authenticity and entertainment, and on that alone, she’s opened locally and internationally for artists like Angel Haze, Snow Tha Product, Elle King, and more.


Thank you so much for joining us Devin! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to the career path of being a musician?

I have been singing since I was a baby. I learned to play guitar when I was 7 and would make up my own songs. In high school, I got really into rap music and started making my own beats on garage band and rapping to them. It was so fun and my mother told me they were really good and I should pursue music. During my first break up I heavily threw myself into music and I’ve pretty much been creating non-stop ever since. It’s my therapy and it brings me so much happiness.

Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?

There have been a lot of incredible times doing music. One year, I performed at the Dinah Shore in Palm Springs and Lady Gaga told me I look like David Bowie. That was a funny moment. I’ve met people I’ve looked up to who were really disappointing and other people who’s music I didn’t care for who were incredibly sweet and genuine. I’ve been boo-ed off stage and I’ve been told by a venue owner I was the best act they’ve seen on their stage in the entire 40 years they’ve been open. What I love about this path is I never have a boring day and I’m always working on new projects and performing on new stages.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you’re working on now?

I’m collaborating with a few artists I love right now, but I’m most excited about the acoustic EP I’m working on at the moment. It’s a different style for me and it’s definitely more happy than my usual stuff. May or may not release it under a different artist name, so be on the look out for that.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with while performing? What was that like? Do you have any stories you’d feel comfortable sharing?

The people I’ve opened for are all interesting. Some are very sweet and some are sort of cold. I’d prefer not to share specific stories lol.

Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?

Tupac, as far as music is concerned, really inspires me with his honesty and the message he conveys in his music.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I’m not exactly sure. I do get messages from fans telling me my music has helped them through difficult times. That’s always incredible to read. I think that’s always a big goal for artists. Helping people going through a difficult time makes the struggles of the music industry feel worth it.

If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I’m not entirely sure, but right now it would be to stop gun violence and put a ban on certain guns and have gun owners go through serious questioning and get background checks before they can purchase a gun. These mass shooting need to stop, now!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Alone time is key, at least for me, and time not making music is so important. Music is a huge part of my life but it’s not my ENTIRE life, and I think it’s super important to make time for people, yourself, and other activities to keep your love of music.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

  • Put out videos on youtube every week!
  • Put out your song when you’ve finished it.
  • Write every day!
  • Be yourself.
  • Make some happy music.

We are blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she just might see this, especially if we tag them 🙂

LORDE! She’s been my idol for quite some time. I would love to grab a bite with her and pick her brain, although I’m pretty sure I’d be so excited I’d have no appetite.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

My instagram is @devmomusic and for anything else they can just google “DEVMO”. Thank you guys.

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