|I think it's a natural
progression. No matter what you do in life, you
will meet people who are negative and just want
to put you down, because they have nothing better
to do. I get a lot of that from battling. It's not
fun for me. I'm a writer and musician, so my albums
will speak for themselves. I'll take a name if I
really need to, but I'll cross that bridge when
I get to it.
|How did you start
your path into hip-hop, and what projects have you
released so far?
|My path is the same
as everyone else. It seems I've been listening to
hip-hop my whole life, being obsessed with everything
that went along with it. It started for me in '86
when I was just a little Adeem. So far I've done
the first few inches, the Dorian Three, and "Sweet
Talking Your Brain".
|What projects are
up and coming and when can we check for them?
|I have a new group
called Glue, that is DJ DQ, Maker, and myself. The
album is done and I think people are going to be
very, very surprised. I really like it. We are currently
shopping that now. Also Shalem and I have our album
almost completed and we are trying to go big with
that. Two new albums will hopefully give people
plenty to listen to; for a while at least. I'm trying
to have both of them well circulated by the fall
this year .
|Your latest release
"Sweet Talking Your Brain" had a lot of
religious sounding lyrics. What religious beliefs
do you hold?
|What do you define
as religious sounding lyrics? I believe lots of
things, but most importantly that Jesus died for
|How does this influence
|My music is a direct
link to who I am. So anything that happens to me
in my life, influences my music. So I don't think
my belief in god has more effect than anything else.
|Who's your biggest
influence as an emcee? Who is your favorite emcee,
or at least give us your top five favorite emcee's
currently and of all time.
|Maynard James Keenen,
Van Morrison, the Beatles, Latryx, and Radiohead.
|What was touring
with Josh Martinez like? How much did you enjoy
seeing your mentor Luke Geraty in MN?
|Josh Martinez is the
best. He is a great person and an amazing entertainer,
and he is one of my favorites. I lucked out to be
on the road with him. Who is Luke Geraty?
|He He He. I hate
you. What exactly are you doing with Syntax Records
and how did this come about?
|They are re releasing
my album "Sweet Talking Your Brain". They
are good people and wanted to extend their reach
a bit and so did I, so we collaborated. I met them
last year and I recorded the song "Fade Away"
at their studio when I was in San Diego. We've been
peeps ever since. So we'll see what happens. It
gets released soon.
|How do you feel
about the In And Out burger spot located in California?
|They had dope fries.
|Who's your favorite
|I don't have one.
Moodswing 9, Shalem, Maker, Alias, DJ Shadow, Jel,
old Large Professor. There are too many to name.
|Give us a break
down of your day: when do you wake up, what do you
eat, what do you do, when do you go to bed, etc?
|I wake up whenever
I can't sleep anymore. I eat lucky charms, I call
promoters, I answer emails, I drink water, I go
to Shalem's, go to the post office, work on our
set, eat dinner, read a book, go to sleep at some
|Two more questions:
this one might be rather controversial, but do you
feel there is any beef between you and Sage Francis?
What exactly happened during the last Scribble Jam
that created such uproar?
|There is no beef between
myself and Sage Francis. I've known him for a while
and it was funny that we battled each other. People
made a bigger deal out of it than it really was.
Uproar is a funny word.
|How do you feel
about Mac Lethal's music? Or at least of what you've
heard and also his battle skills?
|I haven't heard any
of Mac Lethal's music but seeing him battle makes
me laugh. He's a funny guy. He can rip on people
|You have twenty-five
words to express your feelings towards ice cream:
go for it.
|Ice cream is my ish.
Mad flava. Look at that: I killed it in seven words.
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