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Interview with Likwuid

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C: A little history of you. Where do you live, in which way have you been touched by hiphop etc etc
I was born and raised in Columbia, SC….I currently live in Harlem, USA where I became an emcee. I first became interested in hip hop through my exposure to the music of KRS One and 2Pac. I was always fascinated at the power of words.

C: A little discography
Likwuidation: The 5th Element (2003) (Manifest Disc and Tapes/Sounds Familiar/Online Outlets); Attention All A & Rs Mixtape (2005); DiscMakers/Taxi Southeast Independent Music Series Compilation (2005); Southern Belle (2006) (iTunes.com, CD Baby, Rhapsody, Other major online outlets); Various Mixtapes, Albums and Compilations from other artists*
Untitled Wave Ciph Diggy (Mar 2010)
Afromaticneohippyrockstarrsoulmusic Kalae All Day (Mar 2010)

C: Tell me something about hip-hop and black music in your city.
Hip Hop is the universal voice of all people. As far as NYC, hip hop touches so many different cultures and social groups that we rarely encounter race issues. I really love the way that hip hop fades all color lines and class status; especially in a melting pot like New York.

However, for folks outside of the hip hop community who pass judgment on our music and culture…that’s fairly a unique situation. Many Manhattan clubs, venues, and lounges shun hip hop artist, charge ridiculous club rental fees for events, or the impose ridiculous screenings for entry and outlandish dress codes. It’s really unfortunate how these venues allow videos on TV shape their perception of real people….THANKS MTV and BET!

C: Do you know something about hip-hop and black music in Italy?
Actually, I would love to learn more about hip hop in Italy.

C: What do you think about mp3?
MP3′s are an efficient way to get out music, but of course it could never compare to vinyl!

C: And about women in hip-hop and black music?
I would like to see women treated with more respect within the hip hop community. I have yet to see a country music video hoe…..hmmm, I wonder why????

C: Have you performed live?
I’ve been blessed to be able to perform live 2 to 4 times a month. I’ve rocked national and international shows.

C: Who is the artist you like most and why?
LiKWUiD, because only I can be ME!

C: Do you think that hip-hop and black music videos represent the real hip-hop?
I think that there is a HUGE disconnect between ALL FACETS of hip hop and the mass media. Hip Hop encompasses the club and the streets just as much as it encompasses the revolution and the movement….just as much as it encompasses the college nerds and hipsters. I think that folks have a tendency to pigeon hole hip hop and limit it’s reach, topic matter, and the people it effects.

C: In which way you live hip-hop?
I walk what I talk, and talk what I walk. ( I’m real.)

C: Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
Probably like any other major city.

C: Future projects
Gummy Bears and Champagne 2010!!!!
www.iamlikwuid.com

C: Thanks and hello to
Royalty Media Group, Price Tags Art Entertainment, 2HungryBros, and Mind Music

C: For contacts?
www.iamlikwuid.com
Booking: Pricetagsart@yahoo.com
-1L I K W U I D

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