Women's History Month is a time for us to celebrate the important women in our lives. Bringing to light the amazing ways that they have contributed to society. But, this monthly celebration shouldn't just be amplified with a simple blog post or tweet.
Atlanta hip-hop artist Daetrius has decided to go beyond just shouting out these influential women. His standout song "ShowOut" pays a lyrical homage to hardworking women all over. A message that was not only streamed over 30,000 times, but also received much praise from Hot 97's Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg. Now, this is an amazing feat by the ATL rapper, but instead of celebrating it on his own, he's decided to celebrate with all of the incredible women in the world.
REVOLT spoke with Daetrius about his recent success and how he will utilize his song to help celebrate Women's History Month.
What's the meaning behind your standout single "ShowOut"?
"ShowOut" represents the mood of every women or individual who has hopes and dreams. The one who may be overlooked but is steadily putting in work toward their goals, regardless of the circumstances.
Why did you feel like it was important to convey this message?
It's especially important to me because I like to shed light in dark areas. We all have those times when we get low where we really could use a pat on the back to keep going. "ShowOut" represents that outcome. And especially when it comes to our amazing women who are doing great things.
You seem to focus on showing musical support for hard working women in your song, why is that?
I want to show support for every strong women I've come across that represents a beacon of hope. Sometimes I feel like we don't openly tell those women that we see what they are doing and support it. Especially when it comes to hip-hop music. They remain focused regardless of what situation may happen or what people may think. For me, that's my mother. She's been showing out my whole life! But, I also see the courage and strength of women in the industry. Influential women like Tahiry, London Zhiloh, Sav Britt, Zana Ray, Century Williams, Taylor Arnell, Baroline Diaz, even Saada Ahmed in your recent Women In Charge piece! There are a lot of young ladies out here showing out. I could go on and on with this. And I just wanted to say that I'm supporting not only through my music but I'm actually aiming to give $1,000 to a female business owner. It's important to not only support through words, but through finances too.
With that inspiration, you are now using your message to give back to women who own businesses or are entrepreneurs?
Yes, I did that to congratulation the kinds of people that represent the things that keep me going. Also, women don't get enough credit and at times money support. Women are at that top of things that motivate my trap. It's important because it is real and I believe wholeheartedly in the power of women.
What do you hope people will take away from your song and initiative?
I hope everyone will take away something that they can apply to their lives. "ShowOut" isn't just for women...a line in the song says "out here dying just to stay alive." I feel that and my homies feel that everyday, we always want more. That's all I'm trying to do is inspire and keep pushing toward my goals while looking good doing it. Shoutout to those that can relate!
What should we expect from you in the near future?
Expect more great music and vibes that will allow me to continue the conversation. Hopefully we can keep inspiring each other. And don't forget to tell the women in your life that you love and appreciate them.