Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Joseph SoMo
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
Joseph Somers-Morales (SoMo) has been on fire lately. From the release of his My Life mixtape to being "shouted out" by Maybach Music Group's Wale on Twitter, SoMo and crew show no signs of slowing down. I had the opportunity to sit down and ask him a few questions leading up to the DOMAs.
You're officially nominated for "Best New Act" and "Best Mixtape." That's kind of a big deal, no?
Well, I'd say so! To be getting recognition around the world is awesome. But to get recognition from where you're from speaks very loudly to me.
Your recent "Turn On the Lights" cover was tweeted about by Wale. Can we expect you to be sporting a diamond-encrusted Maybach Music chain in the foreseeable future?
I mean, I think I still have this big silver cross chain I bought from a mall kiosk when I was in seventh grade.
It's no secret you're an animal guy. Your dog, "Jack," has his own Twitter account. How does he tweet without opposable thumbs?
He seems to manage. The sight to see is when he's trying to take self portraits.
On Monday, you released a "Frank Ocean Medley," responding to those who accused you of using Auto-tune to enhance your vocals. How annoying does that get?
Honestly, it was annoying at first, but now it's just kind of a joke, hence the beginning of the new medley. Auto-tune has become an industry standard, and yes, we've used it on mixes, but I'll never rely on it to make me sing something I wouldn't be able to do live.
One final question: If you win a DOMA this year, how will you celebrate?
That answer is obvious: Poppin' BOTTLES!