Downtown’s best kept secret, Dai Burger, is bubbling up from the underground with her debut nine-track album Soft Serve. The album follows her many mixtapes and is a ferociously fierce meditation on female empowerment and sexual liberation. We called up Dai Burger (a name she choose because she likes to think she’s “stacked, and juicy”) to ask her all the essential questions…
What’s your worst habit?
I’d have to say over-thinking is my worst habit. I will over analyze the heck out of every little detail of something until I’m content with what I’ve acquired. My brain just has to know it all!
Tell us about a recent dream you’ve had…
I’m a fairly light sleeper (due to that over thinking habit I mentioned) so its hard for me to get deep sleeps where I have crazy dreams, but when I do dream, its so random that I usually just wake up thinking “what in the world was that?!….”
Do you believe in magic?
I think I do, but I’m still waiting on the “WHAM” trick that makes me a full time believer. I’m open to the idea though.
Who is the most famous person in your phonebook/dm’s?
I’d have to say Lil Mama! I started out as a back up dancer for her & we’ve always kept up with each others growth. Very proud to call her a friend.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I am a Jack of All Trades, Master of None! I dabble in everything from hair, to nails, to instruments, to handyman odd jobs, sports and so on. And its so crazy because I’m literally good at anything I do! But don’t always expect a masterpiece in each field lol.
What are you scared of?
THE DARK! I’ve slept with my TV on every night since I was a little girl!
Is punk dead?
Never! *Rock finger emoji’s*
If you could go back in time, when and where would you go?
Its just something about those last years of high school that truly make you miss that moment before you actually reach adulthood.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
All of it! I’m a great advice giver. I have no problem telling it how it is, but also brainstorming ways to help alleviate a situation at hand. But a motto I do live by is being yourself. There’s only one you so why waste time trying to emulate someone else?
What’s your greatest regret?
Not perfecting my craft from a younger age. My grandma use to try and teach me piano but being the Aquarius that I am, I never stuck with it. Here I am present day self teaching myself in hopes of acquiring better skill.
What’s your biggest fail?
I’ve yet to notice any, everything a lesson learned, so no fails over here.
How was high school?
All my life I’ve been a social butterfly, so interactions come very easy for me. This got me through pretty smoothly, but of course the occasional teenage growing pains came along with life, but nothing I didn’t survive lol.
Is sex important to you?
It is but it isn’t! Of course people want someone they’re 100% attracted to, however I don’t let my level of attraction to someone dictate my attention to my goals, dreams or focus. Sex definitely takes a back seat to my career by choice.
What’s the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?
Scroll through my YouTube comments and you’ll see a couple. But as we know, “If you aint got haters, you aint poppin’”!
What is the closest you’ve ever come to death?
Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve gotten too close, however I remember a slip down my stairs one time that I was almost positive if I didn’t catch myself, the results would NOT have been pretty. I literally saw the flash!
Have you ever broken the law?
I have, but I mean hey, some rules are just meant to be broken. *shrugs*
When and why did you last cry?
I have my moments where goal chasing can get overwhelming, and I’m usually good at brushing it off, keeping it moving. But I can only do that for so long, and before you know it, I’m a bratty little wreck!
Is the glass half full or half empty?
Half full, so lets fill that thang up!
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
‘The Boy is Mine’ as a duet with my homie.
What’s the biggest problem facing humans as a species?
Lack of communication.
Is celebrity culture going to destroy us all?
Who or what is the biggest threat to the music industry?
What’s your writing process?
I keep a list of words that excite/intrigue me, and when I have beat listening sessions, I apply accordingly and build on the ideas.
What do your family think of your music?
They love it! They always known I’ve been different & are glad to see that I’ve turned my uniqueness into a career of my own.
How would you describe your sound?
Hip-Pop. Lil bit trill, Lil bit spicy, with an overall receivable appeal. Hip-Pop.
What would your biography be titled?
Dai Burger: In Ya Mouf’ – named after my 3rd project that I felt really boosted me into a new level of artistry where I actually solidified who Dai Burger was.
What’s for dinner?
Me, of course! Muah <3