Music creative, Marcus Diktator Paysour gets down to business. He talks about vangaurd mobile app, i
Art & The Love of Music
It seemed like we were drowning in a room that was lit up by uproarious laughter and chatter, but premier artist and techie, Marcus “Diktator” Paysour stimulated conversations like a pro.
There, we were, at the Roco Roasting Company on Central Avenue (Charlotte, NC)… It wasn’t the most ideal place for an interview, but Diktator laughed, smothering out the brassy commotion. He championed over a dish of nachos oozing with goodness. He smiled infectiously, while telling his story—the reasons for releasing his latest LP under a beautiful context called The Art of Love.
“This is a coverage on The Art of Love, and where I am with my journey, my mission, and my purpose in life right now; which is music, mobile technology, and just bringing out positive change in the world. If I can implement a positive influence in any way I can, I’m there.
I’ve positioned myself to be the expert of utilizing mobile technology within the entertainment industry. I have some things in the works that I won’t disclose right now,” he said.
His imprint, TheDiktatorApp is a revolutionized platform for mainstream and independent artist. It’s a digital marketing tool that displays a wide array of news content and music, so that listeners and viewers, can engage their favorite news source or artist, right from a space-age platform without the annoyance of click and bate schemes, spam or seedy advertisements, popping up every 5 seconds while observers are on the app. The software is ecofriendly and user agreeable for any smart phone (as far as we know).
This app afforded Diktator opportunities to speak with students on college campuses. In fact, he recently did a lecture at Johnson C. Smith University about the benefits of technology from an entrepreneur standpoint.
Bear in mind that the mobile platform doesn’t take away from other vessels that are out; however, TheDiktatorApp is pretty unique. It has a built-in radio show called ItzMorethaMusicRADIO
Since IUMA released the first free music archive in 1993, the demand has grown tremendously through the years.
Now, there are competitors bouncing out of the woodworks with international streaming licenses.
Diktator chose to modify his platform by networking with local artist in need of marketing, as well as mainstream medallions already buzzing. He is e-marketing other news sources, which sets him aside— his platform is somewhat a one-stop-shop.
Other interesting facts:
Diktator’s moniker is derived from Adolph Hitler. He agrees that it might be an enigma to some folks who don’t quite get the reason that Hitler was his motivation. He felt that he could began a positive movement, using the adjective for good instead of the negative connotation surrounding it.
The Charlotte (NC) native, started his career about 15-years ago, when he and several friends formed a rap group called, “NU WORLD.”
Master P and The Diktator
He opened the stage for T.I Harris [The Family Hustle, Grand Hustle Records] in 2003.
In 2004, the group opened for [Percy Miller] Master P’s group, the “No Limit All-Stars.”
Diktator released his first album the same year called Shut It Down. He continued mentoring under Master P, and actually worked on a song called Cakboy.
“I lived with Master P for three months [in 2006]. I did some writings, and I was featured on his soundtrack, “The Hood Classic, and Repos,” featuring Michael Blackson and Kat Williams. I’m still in contact with him [Master P.]. He’s more of a mentor to me.”
Diktator joined Master P., and No Limit Records for the promotion of “The Giving Stars Tour.”
Currently, The Art of Love is his new project, and it’s available on all digital outlets.
Click and listen to entire album here .
“I see what God is in my life, and He is preparing me for His will. When I prayed about The Art of Love, I prayed that it would be His will and not mine. My face might be on the project, but it’s not about me.”
The rich illustration for his album was created by younger sibling, Rhianna Gaddy.