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Sunday, October 13, 2013
NATE OG @NATEOGDET INTERVIEWS CHI TOWNS VERBAL MARKSMEN AND DIRTY SLUM ALUMNI VICE VERSE
1.Whats good big bro, Thanks for blessing me and the readers with this interview. Now I know how ill your are your craft and has been a fan since Young RJ's Seventh Son Violator Mixtape. now for those who may be new to your work or never could put your name and work together, feel free to introduce yourself. Who you are? What you do? and Where you're from? Im Vice...Vice Verse..MC outta chicago...and i appreciate the love fam..
2.Vice your one of the dopest MC's that has not only lyrical ablility but doesn't glorify the hood life, you have a conversational type of music but who are some of your influences and who currently influences you now?
Well growing up i got down with Rakim,Big Daddy Kane,Cube,Scarface...those the MC's i listened to....i also was diggin Stevie Wonder,Prince,Michael Jackson,Earth,wind and Fire...Jazz...james brown man i could go on and on..
3.What happened that made you say this is what i was chosen to do or wanted to do was a career?
I always thought i could make it in this industry..but it was after my pops passed in 2006 i really went after my dream of music..he played in the negro league...and he told me to always go after my dreams..so here i am...doin it...
4.How long have you been an MC ,Cuz I can tell your very dedicated to honing your skill not to show age but what year did you start Rhyming?
Man i started back in the 90's..this sword is sharp..lol
5.As a producer, I love knowing what the creative process is for artist and fellow producers without revealing any secret weapons what is your creative process like?
I take the track listen to it,meditate on it it..depending on the where my mind state is..then i go in..if im havin writers block then i put it down and come back to it,but thats neva the issue..
6.Your from the Chi, what is the music scene like where you live, Besides my hometown of Detroit,I think Chicago is one of the most overshadowed pools of talent for lack of exposure?
Yea man u gotta lotta talent out here in Chi..its a cesspool of talent out here..been like that since the 90's..im not really a fan of this drill music here but in the mist of all that Chicago has maaaaaaaad talent here...
7.Does the local scene affect your creative process as far as what you create? When you create? and How often you create?
naw not at all...ima do me regardless fam..
8.I know the Chi had a ruff summer with all the violence and the negative media attention its been getting, as a resident what are your thoughts on how chicago is viewed in the media to clarify how slanted and skewed the media can be in the press?
Yea we been gettin a bad wrap but Chicago is a city like all others...its violence here...its gangs here but thats not whats here in this city...its alot of love here...but if u in the wrong spot u gotta look out...
9..Vice, what are your current projects and how can fans find out more about you and your brand as an artist and where can they find your projects?
Well i just dropped a mixtape v2...feat.my Dirty Slums family..which is doin well...im featured on the Yancey Boys new album all produced by J Dilla..thats droppin on Oct.29th im on the fisherman joint...and im workin on my new joint as we speak..
10.I wanted to say congrats on being a part of Dirty Slum, with you, my big bro and friend Focus and Rapper Big Pooh as he he said in one of his lines y'all are the dream team, how did you joining Dirty Slum come about?
Well i was workin on my mixtape and J said mayb we should do a Dirty District Vol.4..well Dirty Districts was only for Detroit artist...seein that a couple of us wasnt from Detroit we put the Dirty Slums spin on it...
11.What are your future projects, if you need beats hit me up (shameless plug) but on the real what projects are you looking forward to most?
Well im workin on my joint and takin all the features i can get...aas long as its DOPE ill rock
13.Are you representing and labels or companies? if so be sure to list them here and how your relationships came about?
of course Violator...thats about it..
14.Do you have anyone that you would love to collab with but haven't yet?
Awww man Black Thought,Kendrick those two i would love 2 work with...Kanye..Pusha T...thats anotha one..
15.Do you have any jewels that you would give up and coming artist that you learned along the way in your career?
Neva give up..keep pushin and keep raising the bar on yourself...
16.Do you have any shout outs or final words for the readers feel free to place them here?
Violator...DIRTY SLUMS..Yancey Media Group...DJ Scrap Dirty,Tall Black Guy,Focus,Tye Hill,DJ Thunder,Young Rj,Bi,Twone Gabz..and get that Vice mixtape...v2 on datpiff.com...peace and thanx 4 tha love fam..