“If you get easily offended when people talk behind your back, this industry is not for you”

Dino Bravo…?
Where should I start? Dino Bravo is really a simple guy. I come from a military family and grew up in a military boarding school in Cuba and I was really a smart kid.

Hip hop has been part of you for a long time, where did the love for it came from?
My love for hip hop started as dance and breakdancing after seeing Turbo and Ozone on TV and I was hooked after that. Some few years after dancing, I tried rapping and that worked out well so hip hop has been embedded in my life since then.

Your versatility has much love to the audience, what deeply triggered you to play multiple genres unlike a typical DJ playing only one?
My versatility comes from growing up and traveling to different places around the world as there’s so many music styles that I truly adore that when I became a DJ I just had to share that with everyone. I remember when I used to be criticized for doing that, guess what? Everyone is now doing it. So I guess I won lol. Playing one style of music means that you are musically handicapped.

What is your motto?
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. Whatever you do in life make sure that it’s something that has a touch of you and it reflects who you are.

Your SA top 5 hip hop DJs of all time (List in order)
1. DJ Ready D
2. DJ Waxxy
3. Ryan The DJ
4. DJ Bego
5. DJ Milkshake

Dino, please motivate upcoming DJs not to give up no matter the circumstances
The music industry is not for the faint hearted, If you’re give up easy, this industry is not for you. If you expect honest 24/7, this industry is not for you. If you get easily offended when people talk behind your back, this industry is not for you. It comes down to how much you really want to succeed at this. No amount of motivation will make you take the plunge, only confidence, self-belief and sacrifice will get you to the top.

Let us be the first to know your future plans that nobody knows 🙂
I’m currently working on my last album. Yes you heard right. One last album and that’s it. Been working on it for almost 4 Years so it’s good to finally start sharing the music with y’all.