The Don Kap (real name Ethan Zvi Kaplan) is a musician, writer, director and producer who makes both music and movies. His new single, “Cannot Listen”, is a diss track about fake people and is already his most popular song on Spotify. The Don Kap also has a movie coming out in August called “Sex and the Future”.
How did you get into music?
By watching MTV TRL at age 9 because my older sister forced me to.
What about filmmaking?
Naturally I wanted to make music videos myself. This got me into music and then eventually studying film production in college and then getting a masters in it.
Where did your stage name “The Don Kap” come from?
My last name is Kaplan and I’m a don, therefore THE DON KAP.
What inspired your new single “Cannot Listen”?
I dumped my best friend of 25 years after he was becoming jealous of me and trying to continuously “one-up” me. He was selfish and couldn’t handle my rise. He’s a fake, a phony. And even he knows it.
How would you describe your style?
In your face, factual and honest. I expose fakes.
Has your musical style changed over time?
I used to rap about immature shit like drinking, partying, etc. Now i rap about theories, facts, and reality.
What is your movie “Sex and the Future” about?
A group of loser guys start a sex robot company to help their sex lives and achieve fame in the process. It doesn’t go as planned for them : )
Did you struggle with juggling the writing, directing and producing of the film?
Yes, it was stressful AF. I also dealt with some fakes on the way and greedy people. I’m too strong though.
Thank you Ethan for sharing your thoughts!
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