| dirty décor
| 23rd of january 2002, Remise
Wil, Switzerland | interview : tadah
you can say something about the 3582 album.
3582 is a group that
contains me and J.Rawls of Lone Catalysts. The difference
between that group and Five Deez is like, me and dude,
we are basically the music guys for our crews, but I
rap too. And when me and him first met each other, we
did songs together, where he would make the beats, and
I would rap. Well, I would do some scratches or whatever.
But that's kinda how we came up with that crew, and
we were like 'why don't you do the beats, and I rap
for a change', you know what I'm saying. Cause he's
a producer hardcore, and I'm a producer slash rapper.
So that's how that group came together. And 3582 sounds
different than Five Deez, and 3582 sounds different
than Lone Catalysts. So that's basically what we do,
when we two get together.
like the difference between doing a Maurice, an 'Ample
Soul' and a Five Deez track?
When I do a project,
like a Maurice Galactica project, it is just all me.
It doesn't have anything to do with anybody else. It's
like what I wanna make, what I wanna hear, and how I
wanna do it. Doing a Five Deez project, I'm just part
of the group. I just happen to make a lot of the music.
But I don't chose the music. The rest of the group chooses,
cause I'm not objective. Doing an album like "Wave Motion",
is more or less like a label going: 'yeah, I like this
stuff, and that. Naw, I don't like that. You got some
more?'. And then I'm like crafting a sound around what
somebody thinks what they can do with it.
So those are like three different records, created in
three different situations. That's the difference. The
Maurice Galactica shit is more freedom.
I'm asking this question in connection to an instrumental
album that I just received: When I listen to it, to
me it seems that it's not completed by just listening
to it, but that it's more something to inspire you to
do something else, that you need to rhyme over it, break
to it, or paint sketches to it. How about your music?
I agree. It's thought
activated. You do have to think to it, you have to wash
the dishes to it, or something. It's there, but it's
not there to stand alone. It needs interaction. It needs
human participation. And whatever you do to it, that's
what completes it. If people like rapping, they wanna
throw it on in the basement, and make some tape, or
whatever. That's cool, that's what it's there for. It's
a product out there, you can do whatever you want to
do with it. And that's what completes it, whatever you
chose to do with it. That's what makes it complete.
a listener, I'd like to say that your music, especially
the album you did for Mush: "Wave Motion", has a certain
early 90s feel. Does it have that to you too?
I don't know. Maybe
what comes out in my music is the fact that that was
probably when I was kicking it really hard. That was
in the early 90s. Maybe some left over nostalgic gets
caught up in the beats man, I don't know. But whatever,
if it sounds like it, I guess it does.
you ever had any kind of trouble, due to the sample
Naw. I quit taking straight
samples a couple of years ago. I don't do that anymore.
I sample music, I sample sounds, but I don't loop shit
anymore. I did that to avoid those problems. I haven't
had any problems, thus I hope that I wont. If I do,
I do man, that's hip hop. I'm willing to deal with the
it's still sample base, but messed with?
I can't really divulge
all my secrets (smile), but messed with is like an understatement.
I like to incorporate live shit in there too. Cause
the whole point of hip hop is, that it's dirty. It's
a dirty art. It's good when it sounds clean, but it
really is not supposed to be clean. That's what separates
it from the different genres of music. So sometimes
there might be some live instruments, that sound like
they are on a record, cause I might have made them sound
like that somehow. I might have fucked with the sound,
or changed the sample rate, to make it sound fucked
up. There's a lot of different ways. And plus, it's
about being fun. I want shit to sound like loops. That
doesn't mean that they are. But I want 'em to sound
that way, because that's what hip hop is. It's supposed
to sound that way. There's ways to do it, and it's like
you said: it might have that early 90s sound. But I'm
an old school b-boy when it comes to making beats.
What I want to do,
and it's in the works, I want to put together an instrumental
project with a lot of people that I know to make good
beats. I don't know what the name of the project will
be, but I wanna have Plex of Algorithm on there, J.Rawls,
my man J.Sands makes beats too, so I want him to submit
a track, I want my man DJ Nickodemus, DJ Osiris, Boom
Bip, my man Jel, A-Plus from Hieroglyphics, a lot of
people man. I actually want it to be a double CD. There's
a lot of good beats man. But I have no clue when this
shit will be coming together. It's just taking a while.
Because I had a lot of shit going on this year, all
the records and stuff, so sometimes other things take
priority over things that I want to do on the side.
Cause I am in a couple of groups and I have to jump
when my people tell me to jump.