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Interview with Genghis

19 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


1) Bref histoire de Genghis
GENGHIS est un collectif de 3 beatmakers (Kutta, Ataah & Genghis DRK) basé en France sur PARIS. Il compose et produit quelques artistes de la scène HIP HOP hexagonal (Princess Aniès, Stéréo Blackstarr, Gaz, Ul’team Atom+……..) et depuis peu international. GENGHIS est ouvert à toutes les collaborations avec labels ou artistes vers vers l’étranger (Italie, Allemagne, UK …..). Vous trouverez de plus amples renseignement à propos de GENGHIS avec des sons en écoute… et sur leur site officiel : http://www.genghisnet.com avec l’album La Spirale Zone offert gratuitement !

2) Ceci est ton premier cd?
Pas du tout car dans GENGHIS on a tous une experience d’une quinzaine d’années dans la musique et on a sorti nos trucs de notre côté , + mixtapes + street Album….

3) Dis-moi quelque chose sur le hip-hop dans ta ville
Le HIP HOP à Paris est omniprésent ! Partout où tu mets les pieds tu le vois, tu le sens aussi ! Le mouvement HIP HOP existe depuis très longtemps en France mais il a toujours été envoyé de Paris et du sud ensuite ! Côté Radios HIP HOP ça bouge pas mal beaucoup de radios comme GENERATIONS 88.2 FM se monte et se développe petit à petit . Le niveau HIP HOP reste comme tout le Monde , dominé par le Marché US ….. to be continued

4) Est-ce que tu connais quelque chose sur le hip-hop en Italie?
Honnêtement pas vraiment mais très bientôt je découvrirais le HIP HOP Italien avec ses valeurs et ses défaults car j’espère y aller bientôt avec GENGHIS !

5) Qu’est-ce que tu penses de mp3?
C l’air du temps et C magnifique , grande découverte …. BRAVO
Et quant aux Marché maisons de disques …. il n’avait qu’à prévoir ceci ça parait évident ….

6) Et des femmes dans le hip-hop ?
Elles ont leur place et j’aime écouter du Bahamadia (Rah Diggah) ou des vieux Queen Latifah ou du Lil’Kim qui est toujours là …
GENGHIS travaille avec des artistes féminines ! Le HIP HOP est trop vaste …

7) As-tu joué en live?
OUi de multiples fois en tant que MC pour moi GENGHIS DRK et Bassistes pour KUTTA , et ATAAH aux PERKUS ….
8) Quel est l’artiste que tu prefere et pourquoi ?
Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix ………. Dans 50 ans on les écoutera encore ! C ça marquer son temps …….

9) Selon toi les videos hip-hop represent le reel hip-hop ?
Non pas du tout les vidéos en règle générale C du Bizness …. Outils de Promo , donc y a de tout , ça vend du rêve comme 50CENT ou du SEX comme la CRUNK ou le Dirty South ….

10) Dans ta vie, comment tu vie le hip-hop ?
Tous les jours, pour nous le HIP HOP¨se matérialise par de la compo donc on est constamment à la recherche d’idées novatrices de nouvelles sonorités ou on bouge la tête simplment dans le Métro Parisien !

11) Dis-moi quelque chose sur les radios et les clubs dans ta ville
Côté Club C pas très HOT ça craint un peu et les Radios ça tourne pas mal … et ça fait tourner l’Industry !!!

12) Projets futurs
Street Album de Princess Anies, Stéréo Blackstarr , LA SPIRALE ZONE 2 et un tape réalisé aux US ! + ………. compos sur des albums d’artistes !

13) Merci et salut à…
Toute ma TEAM GENGHIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We ‘re the BEST BEATMAKERZ in DAT F**** GAME ! comme dis mon gars ISMO ….. (KUTTA & ATAAH & GENGHIS DRK)

14)Pour te contacter?
GENGHIS le site Internet http://www.genghisnet.com et par mail contact@genghisnet.com

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Interview avec Les Ondes d’Ombres

19 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


1) Bref histoire de Les Ondes d’Ombres

Kholera : Ca commence en 2003 en fait, quand avec 10Kret on a commencé à rapper ensemble. Au début, c’était surtout pour le fun et se tester, voir ce qui était possible, etc… On avait pas spécialement de projets. Puis, vu que ça se passait pas si mal, qu’on était d’accord sur pas mal de choses, on a commencé à contacter des proches qui sont aussi dans le son, dans le rap. De là est né l’idée de la compilation “Les ondes d’ombres”.

10Kret : Ouais en fait, ce qu’on a voulu, c’est montrer que des gens venus de tous les horizons peuvent s’allier pour créer un album….

Kholera : Tout cà en respectant le délire et la sensibilité de chacun…..

10Kret : …puis on s’est vachement attaché à l’esprit autoproduction et associatif, pour nous c’est très important.

2) Ceci est votre premier cd?

Kholera : Non, enfin plutôt pas pour tout le monde. Zeta et El Mass ont déjà des réferences, entre autres sur leur label : Persiste et Signe. N’cal avait déjà frappé il y a quelques années sur une compilation locale : La Krypte – quand le hip-hop s’organise. Enfin, Ame Anonyme est membre du collectif Ketama (de Pau, 64) qui a deja deux albums à son actif. 10Kret je ne sais plus si t’avais déjà été invité sur des productions sorties chez persiste et signe?!!

10Kret : Non non, pour moi aussi c’était la premiere expérience sur cd !

3) Dis-moi quelque chose sur le hip-hop dans ta ville

10Kret : En fait, ce qu’il faut savoir, c’est qu’on est dispersé dans des lieux géographiques différents, donc rien que ça fait qu’on a tous une approche différente du Hip-Hop.

Kholera : Ma perception c’est que chacun fait ses trucs dans son coin, ca parle dans le dos, ca s’associe, se sépare. Il y’a très peu de cohérence, de soutien, de solidarité.

10Kret : De toute manière, je trouve qu’il n’y a plus grand chose de vraiment hip hop aujourd’hui et particulierement dans le rap. C’est malheuresement un phénomene, une philosophie, un mouvement qui a été rapidement recupéré par l’industrie (et pas uniquement musicale), et qui est représenté par des valeurs qui ne sont plus vraiment celles qu’elles étaient à l’origine.

4) Est-ce que tu connais quelque chose sur le hip-hop en Italie?

Kholera : Ouais, vite fait. Je connais Alien Army, Lou X, et… je crois que c’est tout ! Ah si, Silvio Berlusconi avec son bandanna, c est ghetto ca !

10Kret : Ahaha, bah, à part Alien Army je connais pas grand chose au hip-hop Italien ! C’est vrai que Silvio il est ghetto avec son bandanna (rires…)

5) Qu’est-ce que tu penses du mp3?

Kholera : C’est un sujet sans fin…. En résumé, j’en pense du bien pour le téléchargement gratuit. Le téléchargement payant est, à mon sens, une vaste arnaque. Après c’est à l’utilisateur de faire ses choix et de prendre conscience qu’il est important de continuer à acheter des disques pour soutenir la démarche d’artistes sincères et motivés. Le nerf de la guerre reste le prix de vente d’un disque et surtout, la distribution et la médiatisation. Il faut arreter de mediatiser une poignèe d artistes sponsorisés comme des coureurs du tour de France ou du Giro…

10Kret : on est d’accord là dessus, c’est aussi ma vision des choses.

6) Et des femmes dans le hip-hop?

10Kret : Ca rejoint mon opinion du hip-hop en général. Je suis d’accord pour que les femmes aient leur place, mais celle qu’on leur accorde aujourd’hui doit aller dans le sens de l’evolution du hip-hop, malheureusement !

Kholera : Généralement, je pense que le monde (et pas seulement celui du hip-hop) a besoin des femmes, elles sont certainements les plus aptes à apporter un peu de bien dans ce bas monde. Dans le hip-hop? C’est toujours le meme problème… Je répondrais en reprennant une phase de Piloophaz : “je respecte les femmes mais pas celles qui se rabaissent toutes seules au stade de pute”.

10Kret : Ouai voilà. C’est un peu dommage mais elles ne se demarquent pas vraiment du reste du mouvement. En plus, mediatiquement elles gardent la place symbolique qu’on leur accorde en général.

7) As-tu joué en live?

Kholera : Ahaha, les ondes d’ombres au complet n’ont jamais joué en live, et ca ne se fera surement jamais. Après y’a dejà eut quelques concerts avec quelques membres du crew.

10Kret : Par contre, on essaye de s’organiser pour faire quelques dates d’ici quelques mois, mais l’éloignement
geographique de chacun, ainsi que le manque de locaux ne facilite rien.

8) Quel est l’artiste que tu preferes et pourquoi?

10Kret : C’est très difficile pour moi de parler de cela. Si je m’en tiens au rap, qui reste le premier style musical auquel je me suis vraiment intéressé, je citerai Fabe.

Kholera : Aaaaaaah Fabe !

10Kret : Ouais Befa pour un ensemble de choses (textes, flow, realisme, simplicité et efficacité). Il y’a AKH aussi, pour l’ensemble de sa carriere egalement (ecriture, reflexion, role mediatique dans l’image du rap et parcours professionnel), meme si je commence à avoir des doutes (sourire). Je m’arreterai là en etant bien conscient de dresser une liste très limitative de mes influences.

Kholera : Pour moi c’est relativement clair, pour autant je pourrais citer tellement de trucs…. Si je devais faire un choix je dirais Fabe également, pour les mêmes raisons que 10Kret. Sinon il y a Xanax (Svinkels), qui n’a pas un flow terrifiant mais dont le coté aigri, nerveux, je m’en foutiste, et surtout très rentre-dedans a son charme… “Sans pitié” comme on dit chez nous ! Enfin, je dirais Donkishot. Lui c’est pour sa perseverance, sa sincérité, ses “experimentations” et sa liberté artistique sans limite. En plus, ses propos introspectif me touchent

9) Selon toi les videos hip-hop represent le reel hip-hop?

Kholera : Il n y’a plus de “real hip-hop”. C’est le passé tout ça… Maintenant la vidéo occupe une place importante dans le H-H, elle permet de véhiculer des valeurs, d’imprimer des codes dans les têtes, mais aussi d’imposer des identités. C’est très mitigé et encore une fois, c’est aussi une question de médiatisation, d’exposition publique.

10Kret : Clairement ! Tout dépend de quel artiste émane une vidéo et des impératifs de son producteur.

10) Dans ta vie, comment tu vie le hip-hop?

Kholera : Je rappe.

10Kret : Je ne vis pas le hip-hop, je le connais et je respecte certaines de ses valeurs, qui ne sont surement plus de ce monde (paix à son ame). J’ai ma propre philosophie (si j’en ai une ! rires).

11) Dis-moi quelque chose sur les radios et les clubs dans ta ville

Kholera : Pourris par les modes, les tendances et l’esprit matuvu. J’évite.

10Kret : Idem.

12) Projets futurs

Kholera : Pour ma part un e.p qui devrait sortir avant l’été 2006, même si, comme d’hab du retard est à prévoir. Pour
Amplirikal en général, tout ce que je peux dire c’est que L2137b travaille, et que les beatmakers ont des idées. A mon collègue de develloper….

10Kret : Ouai bah effectivement, ce que Kholera vient de mentionner et donc un album instrumental develloppé par les beat makers de l’association, et peut etre quelques concerts cet été !

13) Merci et salut à…

10Kret : A nous ! (rires) Ouais bah les gens qui nous ont aidé et soutenu pour les ondes d’ombres. Puis les gens qui hebergent notre site internet.

Kholera : Salut à…. heu…. aux Italiennes et au Milanc A.C !

14) Pour vous contacter?

Kholera : par mail : contact@amplirikal.com, on est pas trop téléphone.

10Kret : et n’hesitez pas visiter le site ! www.amplirikal.com !

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Interview with Tre Dubb

15 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


A little history of Tre Dubb?
Just put it like this i’ve been through the trials and tribulations of the music game but i never gave up just worked harder
and ke[t god in my life..

This is your first cd?
No this is my 8th cd.I am working on my ninth one called Mo Time Than Money.

Tell me something about
Hip-hop in your city.It’s starting to pick up since artist like TRAE of Guerilla Maab,ZRO,Chamillionaire,Paul Wall,Screwed Up Click,and other Texas artist are getting attention from the major labels.

Do you know something about hip-hop in Italy?
Truthfuly on my space a few artist hit my page up.so if you a artist from Italy hit my page @ www.myspace.com/macksonthariserecords

What do you think about mp3?
I think it’s the next revolution of promoting and networking online.so all Italy hip/hop radio stations listening if you want any of my radio edited material you can hit me up tredubb@hotmail.com or thegrindlab.com

And about women in hip-hop?
As long as they got skills and spit that real.they get all my respect..

Have you performed live?
To many times to count and im still doing it.

Who is the artist you like most and why?
It would have to be TRAE Tha Truth and myself cause i don’t look up to nobody but god,Plus we both keep it real in
our lyrics and don’t talk about no bling bling.Everybody got thier own swaggar so do you and stay focused..

Do you think that hip-hop videos represent the real hip-hop?
Some do and some don’t..

In which way you live hip-hop?
I live it through my music to support the movement and stop the violence..

Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
Theres afew but most of them don’t support upcoming artist & the clubs are banging..

Future projects.
My new album called Mo Time Than Money and finishing up my Big Body Rides video request it on your radios and B.E.T UnCut & Mtv

Thanks and hello to.
I thank God,my mom & dad for giving me life,you for doing the interview on me and spreading my music in Italy,The hip/hop magazine company i work for Block2Block,if any artist in Italy are interested in our magazine hit us up at block2blockonline.com,all my fans in Texas,London,Italy,Japan,My Space,and wherever else.i don’t do shout outs cause there’s to many people for me to name so if you down with me you know the deal i don’t have to say your name.

For contacts www.myspace.com/macksonthariserecords,thegrindlab.com,blacklightsessions.com,block2blockonline.com,&
51254.com

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Interview with The Threat

15 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


A little history of The Threat
The Threat history runs pretty deep since we are brothers. We’ve been rhyming together since any of us can remember. We really started getting serious about it around ’98-’99 when we decided to do the independent label thing, which is about the same time The Threat officially came into existence as people know us now – PyInfamous, L. (L-Dot), and Joey Bunns). We were born and raised in the state of Mississippi and are holding it down here at the present.

This is your first cd?
This (4 The Block Mixtape) is actually the second full-length CD we have released independently – the first was ILL Universal: Instrumentals, Life, Lyricism. Both of the CDs have been more or less compilation type albums released under the label name – ILL Entertainment. The full-length Threat LP is on the way. We’re trying to create a nice buzz in the market over here and overseas first.
We also have The Simple Mathematics Mixtape that just jumped off on March 24 that features a lot of hot independent artists from the US. That’s available at www.illuniversal.com/store.html right now along with 4 The Block Mixtape Volume 1. We have started work on the 3 The Hard Way Mixtape and the Haters Never Prosper Mixtape. You can also check for The Threat on the Indiependence Day Mixtape Volume One for download at www.mixtaperadio.net/mixtapes. Please remember that you can get a free copy on CD with a purchase of 4 The Block Mixtape.

Tell me something about hip-hop in your city.
There are a lot of cats trying to do their thing in our city (Crystal Springs, MS) and in surrounding cities. Since we are in the South, cats place a lot more focus on beats and bass, but the lyrics are starting to come out too. It’s a little bit different from major cities because there aren’t a lot of opportunities for unsigned emcees to get exposure so you sort of have to make your own. That’s why so many cats down here have independent labels in order to release their own projects and push themselves. If you ask anybody from our city though, they’ll probably tell you that we are real hip-hop as far as lyrics are concerned. So we are definitely doing what we can to keep hip-hop alive and to put our city and state on the map for real for real.

Do you know something about hip-hop in Italy?
We’ve heard a little stuff from over in Italy. It was different, but I was feeling it. It’s hard for overseas music to pop over here with the language and accent differences. It’s similar to how it used to be back in the day when hip-hop was real segregated in the States. We love how folks in Italy respect the art of hip-hop. A lot of that has been lost over here because everybody is trying to get rich doing it, so they make whatever they think will sell. It’s really hurting music over all. And to any emcees in Italy that want to collab or get down on a mixtape or something HOLLA AT US – mixtapes@illuniversal.com or 1.601.940.7059! We’re all about making new things happen in the music. Matter of fact, we are going to do some things with some emcees from Sweden and Paris in the near future. Shout out to Bucc and Cypha Prayer!

What do you think about mp3?
Mp3s help artists on the come up by allowing them to get their sound out without having to pay the high costs of CDs. It does hurt too because people are so used to getting music free over the net through downloads that the unsigned artist can’t make the money from CD sales or digital downloads. It’s also good for storing and saving music outside of the studio, so cats have access to their music at almost any time. It’s a real controversial topic because it does have good sides and bad sides to it.

And about women in hip-hop?
We have this discussion a lot. I really hate the box women in hip-hop have been forced into over the last ten to fifteen years. It’s really hard for women to get recognition without putting themselves out there in a sexual manner. It’s not like when MC Lyte and Queen Latifah were doing their thing and they could have that edge or rhyme about something that really mattered. Women are definitely in a better position overseas in hip-hop compared to over here.

Have you performed live?
We have done a lot of shows in every kind of venue with every kind of crowd. We’ve rocked shows with twenty folks and we’ve rocked shows with almost 1,000 people. We just try to do our thing no matter what. We’ve opened up for Nappy Roots and Afroman in the past and we’ve headlined a few spots as well. We are always looking for opportunities to rock the mic, most definitely. we got a lot of shows coming up thanks to our cousing Clarence Thompson and TNT Productions as well as Pimp G and Ozone Magazine. Shout to the whole TNT Productions fam!

Who is the artist you like most and why?
Right now, it’s hard to say. My favorite artist right now would have to be Outkast – especially since Andre 3000 is back spitting again. But all-time it’s a toss-up between
Jay-Z and Nas.

Do you think that hip-hop videos represent the real hip-hop?
Not at all. It’s just like the movies – overblown for the people that watch them.

In which way you live hip-hop?
That’s a tough question. I don’t think there is a particular way because everything we do is hip-hop. The way we talk, dress, and all that. We try to keep it as original as possible though because that is the essence of hip-hop – expressing originality. That’s been lost a lot in hip-hop today because everybody just jumps on whatever is on BET or MTV.

Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
In our city there aren’t any clubs or radio, but where we make most of our moves there is a decent club scene. You have anything from real crunk clubs like the Upper Level or Birdland to the classy, grown folks clubs like The Executive Place, Freelon’s or Mardis Gras. However you want to get down you probably can find a spot to do it here. Radio is like radio anywhere in the States – it’s all political. The same songs are played all day and unless you know somebody or got the paper to pay then you really can’t get much love on the stations. They do have small segments for independent artists on both stations(99.7 WJMI and 97.7 WRJH), but it’s so much garbage on there people don’t really listen to those.

Future projects
I already ran down some of the stuff we got jumping off, but to recap we are about to finish up the 3 The Hard Way Mixtape which will be available on April 21. We will be appearing on the Ozone Magazine Mixtape Vol. 2 coming out in April. We are about to get into the second volume of The Simple Mathematics Mixtape. If you want to get on that holla at me at mixtapes@illuniversa.com – it’s definite heat. The official WE ROLL DEEP t-shirt is available on the website now – and we will ship anywhere! We’ll start work on the full-length Threat LP later this year. We also got a couple more mixtapes on deck including the Haters Never Prosper Mixtape Volume One, How to Make a Mixtape Volume One, and there will be a lot more features in the future. We are also trying to put together a totally independent tour that will hit like 8-10 major cities in the States – with ALL INDEPENDENT ARTISTS. So stay tuned for that.

Thanks and hello to
First we have to thank you for the interview look. We definitely appreciate that. Thanks to God Almighty for giving us the skill, ability, and drive to do what we do. Special shouts to the man behind the scene Mitch Green, K.A.M., and everybody out there grinding for ILL Universal/4 The Block Productions – Naim, Big Mike, Bread,and DeMo. Shout to Ron Carbo at the Soul Kitchen. Mark and Sho-N-Out Promotions in the Lou, Jay at the House of Style, Jeff Graves, The Legacy Family (What up, Mega!), Lee, Jay Stone, Meela, Jamie, Ocks and BR of TNT Productions, T2G, Black, APinks, St. Laz and Pottersfield, King Odie, Big Will, and the Hit Breaka Djs, Cypha Prayer, Young Paypa the Troublemaker, Zo, Gene, Maine, Pete, Truth, Kimi, Baker, Team Tuck, Young Yoni, Black, T-Lee, Monica York, Bill, MixtapeRadio.Net, .45, Bucc, Spence, Dave, Harlem, Verb, Mad Rho, Tat, Jonathan Thompson, and anybody I forgot this is on the fly so I’ll get you on the inside cover of the next album!

If you want to get at me you can call 1.601.940.7059 any time. By e-mail you can hit us up at threat@illuniversal.com or info@illuniversal.com.
can you send me some photos?
For sure!

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Interview with Rac Tax Digitone

15 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


A little history of Rac Tix DigitONE
Rac Tix DigitONE is a digital music production crew consisting primarily of
2 members: Ryan Duff and Alex Nelson (me) with various contributors and
affiliates. Ryan and I met in high school and just started making beats
together. The rest is history.

This is your first cd?
Not quite. The first official Rac Tix DigitONE cd is in the works. What
you have is a collection of the free music we put online. We?re currently
looking at online distribution for the albums. You know, to cut down on the
extra pollution that goes into to cd manufacturing. Most people I know burn
their cds.

Tell me something about hip-hop in your city.
I stay in tha dirty south, a region that has recently gained popularity.
We?re known for crunk music. Worldwide Lil Jon is known for saying,
?YEEEAAAAHHH!!!? and I remember him when he used to spin at sweaty
hole-in-the-wall clubs. Unfortunately, the hiphop in my city is too
?industry? driven. So many artists mean well but their approach is too MTV,
dig? They don?t show real hiphop on TV and that?s a good thing.

Do you know something about hip-hop in Italy?
Actually yes. Viaggiatore ?Assalti Frontali? I don?t know much about the
guy but I dug that jent. Oh yeah, I can?t forget about Marya ?. I wish I
knew what she was saying cuz she knows how to roc a beat!

What do you think about mp3?
I think mp3 is the future. If not, then mp4 is.

And about women in hip-hop?
The same thing I think about men in hiphop. Expression transcends gender.

Have you performed live?
One time I opened for Gym Class Heroes. I also rhyme under the name,
Kensei, so I opened up the show with a series of acapella verses that
literally choked the room. The verses were written during a tough period of
my life so I knew they would be felt. Everyone who followed me that night
had worked an acapella of some kind into their show. That was cool.

Who is the artist you like most and why?
You know, I?d like to say ?any artist who pushes things to the next level?
Which is a true statement. However, DJ Krush is in my deck right now.

Do you think that hip-hop videos represent the real hip-hop?
Only to a certain degree. In terms of style and elements, sure. I was told
by a Bronx native that Def Jam isn?t real hiphop. It profits from rap music
and everything around it. It thrives off of what sells, thereby setting the
precedent for every label chasing it. Cats used to plug their equipment
into light posts on the corner and just go at it. Hell, Grandmaster Flash
can cut with his feet! Did you know that? HIS FEET! They don?t show that
type of stuff because you have to be there.

In which way you live hip-hop?
It involves every aspect of my life. As an emcee, I respect the power of
spoken word. As a beatsmith, I learn the complexities of vibration and its
effect on the human soul. As a DJ, I find that rhythm controls everything.
But I?m not too good with the shoulder rolls and windmills though. I used
to tag but producing kept me inside. I?ve passed science tests referring to
past Canibus verses. It?s hard to answer that question entirely. That?s
like asking me to explain life as a whole.

Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
Payola! Payola! Payola! Not too many dj?s show love the way they could show
it because they are worried about losing their jobs. Program directors play
the same songs on the hour every hour. You might have to tune in at odd
hours to hear some local stuff. Even then it rarely sounds any different.
It?s hard for me to get tracks placed because, ?it sounds too different.? I
don?t go to many clubs out here and I?m considered lame because the music
doesn?t fit my taste. Peace to all the cats out there doing their thing but
don?t be upset if I don?t have a taste for it.

Future projects
Rac Tix DigitONE: The Movie, BreakBeater: Exclusive Vol.1 (strictly
instrumentals)
Actually, I dropped a live sample mix set called The Executive Student
Council. You can listen to it (all 52:22 of it) at
http://www.tagworld.com/esc It?s best to listen to it while cleaning or
something. I?m not expecting too many people to go into shock from it, but
it is some great background music. Hiphop can do more than rock, ya kno?

Thanks and hello to
Everyone Everywhere (Including you). A special shout to Sylvia Ciobin (I?m
sorry this took so long, when February came my life got very weird all of a
sudden. The second to last song on the Executive Student Council mix was
named after you?)

My email address is (ahem?no junk please) gorinnosho.kid@gmail.com
And you can find us on myspace as well:

http://www.myspace.com/ractixdigitone

And http://www.myspace.com/dearbreakbeater

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Interview avec Oz et Vz

15 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


Bref histoire de Oz & Vz
Oz & Vz est plus qu’un groupe, c’est une façon de penser. Oz comme le
verbe oser et Vz comme le verbe viser. “Ose et vise”, c’est de cette manière
que nous réalisons nos projets, en l’occurrence notre premier opus “Ecoute
mes images avant de voir mon son” actuellement disponible chez la fnac.com
etc L’équipe formée en 2001 se constitue de deux fondateurs distincte Skrime &
Sdefmo qui réunissent le cinéma à la musique notamment via l’écriture de
scénario. Des histoires qui fusionnent à la bande sonore. L?auditeur est
plongé dans un film sans image.

Ceci est votre premier cd?
Le cd « Ecoute mes images avant de voir mon son » est notre premier cd
100% autoproduit. De la bande sonore à la réalisation du cd jusqu’à sa
diffusion vers différents média tels que radios, magazines, magasins
musicaux? Nous avons sortie le même cd chez les marchands de journaux à
travers toute la France depuis le 22 février 2006. Avec des musiques en
plus, des vidéos et notre premier clip « Dans une prison de verre » que vous
pouvez voir sur notre site www.ozetvz.com

Dis-moi quelque chose sur le hip-hop dans ta ville
le rap dans ma ville se divisent entre ceux qui forment des chansons pour
le délire, l?amusement des auditeurs et ceux qui font des chansons
consciencieuses, conceptuelles, des thèmes variés sur la vie.

Est-ce que tu connais quelque chose sur le hip-hop en Italie?
Je ne connais pas le hip hop en Italie malheureusement mais je connais
des bons compositeurs italiens

Qu’est-ce que tu penses de mp3?
le mp3 est une révolution pour les consommateurs, néfaste pour les gros
artistes et avantageux pour les petits artistes (pour se faire connaître via
le libre échange musical)

Et des femmes dans le hip-hop?
J?aime les femmes dans le hip hop comme l?artiste d iams mais il n?y en a
pas assez qui se montrent. Il doit y avoir beaucoup fille qui rap dans leur
coin.

Quel est l’artiste que tu prefere et pourquoi?
J?ai commencé le rap en écoutant I am « le micro d?argent ». Ce sont les
premiers qui m?ont donné envie d?écrire des textes. Par la suite Oxmo, kéry
james. Dasn le côté américain, wu tang clan, nas etc.. Aujourd?hui, j?écoute
toute sortes de musiques (dance hall, regge, variété international) pour
bonifier mes textes? un nouveau design?

Selon toi les videos hip-hop represent le reel hip-ho?
Je ne sais pas comment répondre à cette question, le hip hop en vidéo
clip c?est pour la plus part une copie conforme de ceux des states !! Mais
on commence à voir des clips vidéo intéressants dans le fond, avec un
travail dans la forme etc

Dans ta vie, comment tu vie le hip-hop?
je vie le hip hop comme un art martial, poétique, photographique,
filmique (?) universel. La langue française nous permet de structurer nos
textes avec des nouvelles formes à l?infinie !!! Tout est possible. Souvent
dans la lune, j? écris. Je n?ai plus aucun contact avec la réalité. Je suis
dans mon univers?..

Dis-moi quelque chose sur les radios et les clubs dans ta ville
Les radios indépendantes sont difficiles a accéder, pour les grosses
radios pas la peine d?y penser car tout est payant. Le seul moyen d?avancer,
c?est de squatter dans les couloirs des radios pour faire tourner quelques
sons?histoire de se faire connaître
Dans les boites, on entend que des musiques américaines ou rnb.

Projets futurs
Actuellement nous réalisons un court métrage musical qui sera visible
que le site www.ozetvz.com en juin. Nous préparons tranquillement notre
prochain album ainsi qu?une compilation.

Merci et salut à…
Je remercie tout ceux qui me soutiennent depuis le début, a Dammartin, a
Aulnay, a paris?. Ainsi que nos partenariats financiers INJEP, Ministère de
la jeunesse, la mairie de paris, l?association la passerelle?

Pour tout renseignement, participation à un concert, u n à album,
compilation ou autre
Contacter WEEN au 0625457550 ou skrimes@hotmail.com

www.ozetvz.com

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Interview with Fluent

15 Maggio 2006 Commenti chiusi


A little history of Fluent
Fluent was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Maryland. From a young age it was obvious that his musical abilities, both in rhyme and meter, were unparalleled by even some of the biggest names in music. Taking up percussion (Drums, Timpani, Xylophone etc) in the Third Grade, Fluent composed and performed 2 pieces in a full ensemble by the Eighth Grade. Shortly thereafter he took up serious writing of prose, mostly metal and rock (all the while listening to other genres). Then expulsion begets a different school, now a high school.
The playing and writing continued. However, now, he became exposed to the “battle” and freestyle elements in the hallways of his high school, and immediately grasped the concepts that drive hip-hop. From that point on, though his sole focus was not hip-hop, he knew that he had the skills, when honed properly, to dominate the hip-hop world. So high school continued with plenty of unfortunate circumstances we all know about and once he graduated, his parents moved to New Jersey and he moved to Worcester, Mass. It was here that his life would change all together. “I was in a work program for about 6 months before a really drunk night and a fight rolled my way. And that was the end of me in said program.” He moved back in with his parents and decided to truly pursue hip-hop.
Signed with Vigilant Productions in 2004, him and 4 Eva Blesst decided to create an LP. Despite “Underground Famous” shortcomings, the process was invaluable in that he learned and grew so much from it that he decided to create another work, “The Will To Power [EP]“. Though he now lives in Hartford, Connecticut, that EP is currently in production and he “returns to New Jersey to lay tracks and battle cats whenever they want that”… and we will just have to wait and see what comes next

This is your first cd?
Underground Famous is our first release. It was done in about 80 hours (including mixing and mastering), and we are currently working on an EP – The Will To Power [EP]

Tell me something about hip-hop in your city.
Well, I’ve moved a lot in the past 3 years. Right now, in Connecticut, I haven’t been doing much except the A-12 freestyles/exlusive with my own shitty mic and some free beats. Done a few open mics out here

Do you know something about hip-hop in Italy?
I haven’t heard much Italian hip hop except a song or two… Couldn’t understand the words, obviously, but the beats were hot.

What do you think about mp3?
MP3s are wonderful. They allot for a lot of room on CDs and MP3 players so, it can make music sharing and exposure much easier considering their size.

And about women in hip-hop?
Anyone who can spit is strait with me. Male…Female..Black..White..

Have you performed live?
I’ve done an open mic night or two and a few basement battle type things. They were live, but don’t quite constitute a show/concert.

Who is the artist you like most and why?
Right now, I’d have to say Grafh. He’s on a big come-up right now and his abilities to bridge the underground with more mainstream/industry themes and beats is something that all MCs trying to spit right now should utilize. A one dimensional artist is only as good as his one dimension, Grafh overlaps, which is whats up.

Do you think that hip-hop videos represent the real hip-hop?
Depends on the video, if you mean the stuff on MTV and BET then the answer is rarely. If you’re talking about more of the “Fight Klub” DVDs or some of the videos released by the labels (like Babygrande, and Def Ju) then yea, they do a good job of representing the movement.

In which way you live hip-hop?
I live hip hop in the essence that I live for aesthetic and philosophical truth and superiority. Hip hop is the culmination of idea, word, and effect so the way I LIVE hip hop is trying to address these things in my everyday life, and in my music. I also spit all day everyday, in my head or outloud.. one might say I think in rhyme.

Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
The clubs and radios in my city are competly enveloped by the mainstream and the gimmicks. Basically, I want nothing to do with it and won’t even give them the respect of a justification.

Future projects
Right now were working on The Will To Power [EP] which is a combination of a general hip hop album and a conceptual album. The first few songs are just sort of for whomever wants to listen, while the rest of the CD encompasses my interpretation on Nietzsche’s concept of The Will To Power.

Thanks and hello to
Thanks to 4 Eva Blesst, number one as always. Without him, I simply would not be the Fluent I am. Michael Guarino for his countless hours spent both in mind and in physical attempts to make this label and my career work. E StackZ of Blackhand/Virus Promotions for just being my boy and giving me a lot of tips and really helping me understand what I need to do as an artist and letting me know that sometimes you just gotta give in and make something for the masses (take that comment for what you will).
vp@vigilantpro.com

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