I met Doug Funnie almost two years ago when I went to go check him and Mega Ran out at a performance in Dallas at the Double Wide Bar downtown. A random encounter ended up turning into a frequent collaborative effort between two Dallas musicians long after so check out one of Fort Worth’s extremely talented hip hop artists… our own Doug Funnie!
1. What are you nerding out on currently?
I recently obtained a PS4, so I’m learning the next gen consoles and broadcasting my gameplay which is really fun to me. I’ve never had a mic for online interactions before so it’s a treat to trash talk to someone that can actually hear me.
2. What are your most recent games played?
Metal gear Solid 5 Ground Zeros, I am a huge fan of the Metal Gear Solid series so playing another installment for it is always a treat.
Infamous: Second son.
3. What music is on your playlist?
I found that most of my playlist nowadays are friends of mine in the nerdcore world. Like Richie Branson, Professor Shyguy, D & D Sluggers, Megaran and a lot of others. I like to support my people trying to live the dream.
4. What do you do in your downtime?
I am trying to write my new album in my free time and building a set for a live performances, I recently upgrade my performance with a visual with it. It been working good so far but there is still room for improvement.
5. Any past/present involvement in community activities you’d like to speak about?
I recently put a KickBall team together for a tournament for the Big Brothers and Big Sister Foundation, which was a blast but since we were a team of nerds, we lost, but it didn’t matter, we had fun. Also, I did a speed run of Super Mario 2 for Childs Play Charity in Austin Texas and complete it under 15 min, that one I had to practice a lot for.
6. What are you trying to learn to do right now?
Build scenery like what I use to do for High School plays. And learn how to create videos for the performances.
7. What should Nerdy People of Color get out of this website and collective?
“Always be strong, be who you are.”
a) Movie? Back to the Future Trilogy
b) Food? Sushi. Pretty much any Asian Cuisine
c) Website? Dougfunniemusic.com
9. What’s upcoming for you?
A plethora of Albums and mix tape releases I been working on since last year, I just haven’t had time to complete and release it. Including the all original album set to release in September. In May I went on tour with Danger Boyco, Dj RoboRob, and Press B, which was very exciting.
10) Talk about a person or event who made you who you are today.
My grandfather was a big influence to me as a kid. He was a bare Knuckle boxer in Panama but was a big nerd. He would have boxes and boxes of VHS Tapes I would go over to his place and we would watch “Back to the Future”, Heathcliff cartoons and Charlie Brown. I miss that guy. “Always be strong, be who you are.”