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DDomino Geronimo Is About That “PBHT” Life And Why His Brand Is Different Than Most LGBTQ Rappers

I came across DDomino Geronimo when he slid in my DM's and immediately asked me if I had any questions for him. His boldness caught me off guard, but something about his approach stuck out to me. I'm used to people reaching out for interviews, but I've never had somebody speak to me with such confidence in themselves. I think it's safe to say that DDomino is one determined individual.

His fiery demeanor was addictive and him being an Aries said it all. DDomino doesn't view himself as just a "gay rapper" he considers himself a BRAND of many things. He's an all-around entertainer who demands attention and the spotlight.

If you happen to learn anything from this interview, "PBHT" better be one of them! He goes HARD for his brand, and the catchphrase holds no punches.

Enough about me just describing him, I want you guys to get to know him better and actually see what he has to say. He's not here to play no games, and this interview was one of the most improv interview's I've ever done. He didn't give me any time to waste. He had me on my feet, and I made sure that this interview was special for him because of that. Check it out!

What would you say you are best known for as far as your career goes?

I am best known for being entertaining and being honest. Mostly funny.

What type of entertainment do you provide for your fans and supporters?

Im a YouTube and rapper so I do lots of story times called Thursdays Tea on my channel, mukbangs, vlogs, cooking videos, and challenges with various friends. As far as rap goes, I talk about my personal adversities and provide a lot of positivity and shock value to my PBHTs.

You mentioned the meaning of PBHT, and I was able to OVERSTAND the definition of it entirely. Would you mind explaining what PHBT stands for and how you came up with this movement?

😂😂😂 I was in high school when I created it. I knew I was unique; even voted unique in high school as a superlative. I was told I was a pretty rugged boy. I knew I love fashion and being clean cut, but I also wasn't going to back down and be belittled. PBHT stands for PRETTY BOY HOMO THUG. However, anyone can be a PBHT because it also empowers you as a pretty bad hotting or peanut butter hot tongue. My friends created that to be funny, but I coined it as "talking slick," "playfully throwing shade" and "being flirty."

Tell us about your music career and when did you first discover your love for the arts especially rap/soul?

I always rewrote kids books as a kid, and I was very creative. Then, I used to be imaginative when I wasn't outspoken, so I would also draw and write because I didn't know any gay rappers as an adolescent. Then, I started going to open mics after high school and eventually booked shows despite any adversities stood in my way until I gained respect for my rawness and honesty. I'm multifaceted but acknowledging me for rap and soul is an honor. Thank you. My voice makes em moist.

What makes you a strong MC compared to other gay men in the rap game?

I don't compare myself to other gay rappers. Im the PBHT. They do them, and I do me. I cheer others on as well as doing what I do too. There's room for us all.

Well, tell us more about who  DDomino is...

I am a multifaceted entertainer. I really like to do many things and don't wait to express my interest in everything there is to offer in entertainment. I also, balance it out as a live performer and my YouTube channel has content for nearly anyone. However, everyone can relate to my interests because everyone loves music of some sort, food of some sort can relate to experiences in being marginalized, etc.

When did you first discover your sexuality?

I've always known I've been attracted to the same sex. Didn't know how to explain it but I knew it. I wanted to come out VERY early to my mother, but I was more nervous than anything because I knew I was too young to know what I was feeling. I began dating, however, at 16.

How did your mother take on the news of finding out that her son was, in fact, a homosexual and maybe some of her dreams and goals for you were no longer going to happen in the way she may have wanted?

My mother is very supportive. I was raised to be independent, persistent and a leader. She has grandkids without me having children, so she's good.

What type of music do you get your most influence from? What inspires the artist in you?

I love R&B from the 90s, and I support local and underground artists by streaming their music and leaving comments on everything I can. However, my personal adversities are my most significant influence. Although I love elements of every artist like Biggie, Rakim, Tupac, Nicki, Foxy, Kim- I listen to I don't look up to anyone particularly for my moves. I just make the moves I make and embrace them as much as I can. Oh, I definitely root for our own on the come up!

Do you feel like you're misunderstood, or people may have a misconception about your music, image, style, etc.? You seem like you don't follow trends you like to set them. While setting trends, you also deal with people who rarely understand the message you're trying to relay to the masses.

Yes, I've felt my conscious, flamboyant yet assertive demeanor is misunderstood, but I have grown to realize people respect my honesty and my branding because I do it with eloquence and passion. I had a steady following, but it continues to rise as I support others who support me.

Could you tell us more about your music and why it means so much to you as an artist not to change your style or fit into a mold of what other artists are doing?

My music is conscious yet honest and risque. I say what I feel and very often say what I mean. It's about my personal adversities as the PBHT. I can not fit in because I'm dynamic and need creative outlets to be myself. Period.

PERIODT. So what's next for Domino Geronimo? What do you plan on doing to make your name widely known?

I do have plenty of projects in the works, but I'll share details as the contracts and dates are finalized. My sound is sincere, earthy but assertive and risque.

What age did you discover your talent(s)?

When I was a little kid, I used to write because it was an outlet for my imagination. I even wrote kid's books and had always been witty. In high school, a friend of mine who does reggaeton asked me to freestyle, ad lib and a feature on some music in our high school studio. I realized I wanted to hear myself-say what I felt instead of just writing it. I was always kind of Blunt or uber quiet. There's no in-between for me [lol]. In my 20s, I've done open mics, performed at events including universities and now venturing out too many other layers of entertainment that I once didn't realize I could express in rap and hip-hop.

Would you consider your music alternative compared to the temporary sound that's out right now?

My music is an alternative and dynamic. It's about me; a conscious, risque Afro-Latino man, going through my waves of life as far as compared to out hip-hop and R&B. I don't compare myself to anyone because no one quite like me's what makes each of us unique and I don't inspire to be like anyone, but I admire lots of other talents. I would, however, love to be looked up to and aspired from as a role model since I didn't see anyone since my earliest of adolescence being out and proud in music predominantly in hip-hop.

How did you become so influenced by Afro-Latin music?

Once I discovered I was Latino, I joined Latina dance clubs with all of my Caribbean friends then in high school, Latina diaspora which is the combo of all Latin cultures and I just acknowledge it generally. I speak conversational Spanish or if it's about a check [lol]. Moreover, I love Afro-Latino because it's authentic of its roots and origins and the beats put me in a good mood. I love that there are so many of us recognize who we are that you don't have to be super light skin to be a Latino. Me in particular, my great-grandmother on my father's side is from East Puerto Rico.

What do you find is the most challenging aspect of creating music for you?

Sometimes sounding like others for the hype is very tempting but I know how important it is to remain true to myself and my message. To be yourself, beautiful inside and out. Also, positive challenges are creating or finding published beats that get cleared or collaborating with others so that it is what I envision. Most of the time it becomes more powerful than I imagine.

Where can the readers find your music?

My music will be found on my music playlist via YouTube, SoundCloud, and ReverbNation under DDomino Geronimo.

List some of your favorite albums of 2018?

Aside from my GRWM playlist on my SoundCloud which features hits like, "Bye Wig," "Chill," and "Aquarium" I also love Ganga Burns from Queen Album the most and anything created by GIMI productions is fire.

How do you plan on defining your sound with your album?

I'm passionate and honest with all my projects. However, every project has been a more mature, more eclectic growth in every project I do. This will be the same method.

What do you want people to take away from after listening to your music?

I want people to feel my music. I want them to hear the lyrics because I don't make hype music I play with words and keep it positively confident and risque although some of my music has hype to it.

What's your biggest challenge in making music for you?

Sometimes sounding like others for the hype is very tempting but I know how important it is to remain true to myself and my message. To be yourself, beautiful inside and out. Also, positive challenges are creating or finding published beats that get cleared or collaborating with others so that it is what I envision. Most of the time it becomes more powerful than I imagine.

Who inspires you the most with your music?

My personal adversities inspire me. Although I love Biggie, Tupac, Nicki, Rakim Joe Budden; to name a few I don't encourage from them so much because my personal story is different from all of theirs. I relate, but I'm none of them. I'm making my own staple instead of glorifying imitation. That wouldn't be fair to myself nor my supporters.

I mean that as respect as can be.

What do you fear the most about your music and career?

I fear that it'll take too many years for me to be on the grand scale of things but I'm enjoying my spark. I'm not burnt out. I fear I don't do enough or do so much before people catch on. Can't my legacy be while I'm alive?

How do you describe your legacy or how you want it to be 50 years from now?

I want my legacy to be all about PBHT, confidence in owning yourself confidence but always with the inside slang, lots of laughter, lots of learning and positivity.