There are two things Dakota says about his music...
1.) "My music is like I'm driving a loaded-down freight train, barreling down the tracks, and the only way it will stop is when it reaches the top of music. You can either get on, help, and enjoy the destination, or get out of my way."
2.) "I'm not the best. Don't claim to be, don't need to be. I don't have all the fancy frills and big money that the labels do... but I'm honest. I write and compose my own music. Every song I've ever written is about a real experience, so every word, every note, represents real, true emotion. You couldn't offer me enough money in the world to give that up."