15 Questions with Skeezo…

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15 Questions with Skeezo….

M.R.– “This is our first interview so tell my readers who you are and why they should know you”

Skeezo“I GO BY THE NAME SKEEZO. 845 NY REPPER AND REALIST. THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT NEED TO KNOW ME ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TIRED OF LISTENING TO UNREALISTIC RAP MUSIC. I DON’T SPEAK ON THINGS I DONT HAVE ,NEVER DID OR SOMETHING I AM NOT TRYING TO ACHIEVE.”

M.R.– “Have you given yourself a title? If so do  you consider yourself a rapper/emcee and why?”

Skeezo– “I CALL MYSELF A REALIST. OF COURSE I RAP. AND AN EMCEE IS SOMETHING YOU EARN THROUGH SHOWCASING YOUR SKILLS. SO I CLAIM THE BOTH. BUT I CONSIDER MY SELF A REALIST MORE THAN ANY. I LOVE TO RAP BUT IM NOT GONNA RAP YOUR HEAD OFF (RUN MY MOUTH) OR KICK THAT EMCEE KNOWLEDGE AND BRAG ABOUT THE TITLE TOO TOUGH. LETS BE REAL, IF A PERSON RESPECTS WHAT THEY LIKE FROM YOU THEN THEY WILL HONOR YOU YOUR TITLE.”

M.R. -” How did you get into making music and at what point did you consider yourself a rapper/emcee?”

Skeezo“IT ALL STARTED WITH THE FREESTYLE. WE HAD FUN GROWIN UP MAKING RHYMES OUT OF ANYTHING WE SAW OR DID. IT WAS MORE LIKE A CONTEST. ME AND MY HOMIES WOULD FREESTYLE ABOUT EVERYTHING WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL. STARTED WHEN I WAS 12 YRS YOUNG. ACTUALLY WROTE MY FIRST RHYME WHEN I WAS 14. DEFINITELY RAPPER STATUS BECAUSE I JUST WANTED TO RAP. NOT MAKE SENSE, NOT CARE ABOUT FLOW,ETC. EMCEE STATUS AROUND 2009. THATS WHEN I KNEW WHAT I WAS ACTUALLY DOING. WHAT I WANTED. MASTERED THE CEREMONY. “

M.R. – ” What makes you different from the thousand other indie rappers who are trying to get noticed and/or heard?”

Skeezo“YOU MEAN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIE RAPPERS WITH GOOD FINANCIAL BACK ROUNDS ,AND THE ONES THAT GET THEY MUSIC PLAYED BECAUSE OF WHO THEY KNOW OR PAYED AND NOT ACTUALLY PUT WORK IN?.. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT I MAKE MUSIC FOR ME FIRST. ITS NOT THE TREND, ITS THE CULTURE ASPECT. IF I FEEL A CERTAIN WAY, I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT IT. IF THE PEOPLE RELATE ITS THE BEST PART BECAUSE I’M LIKE, I AINT EVEN MAKE THIS FOR YA’LL. I’M A REAL PERSON WITH REAL SITUATIONS. ITS NOT A PARTY EVERYDAY. NOT IN MY LIFE  AND ITS NOT DRAMA ALL DAY EITHER.”

M.R. – That Shabaam Sahdeeq track ‘This Is’  featuring you,(Skeezo) and produced by Alkota is dope, and both Shabaam Sahdeeq and Alkota have made credible names for themselves, what would you say is the motivation behind your music you want to leave people with?

Skeezo“WELL FIRST, THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE MUSIC. BOTTOM LINE. “GOOD MUSIC”. I TRY MY BEST TO IMPRESS MY SELF FIRST. IF I CAN APPRECIATE MY MUSIC HONESTLY WITH OUT A EGO AND SEE MY FAULTS THEN I FEEL ITS GOOD ENOUGH FOR OTHERS TO HEAR AND ACCEPT.”

M.R. – “Being an indie artist has many levels of responsibility that falls on the artist themselves, whats one aspect of being an indie artist that you see is the hardest to perfect…

Skeezo“I CANT REALLY SAY. I MEAN I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT ITS MY JOB TO GET “EVERYTHING DONE”. AND I’VE BEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH TO COMPLAIN. THE HARDEST PART IS BALANCING FAMILY AND MUSIC.”

M.R. ” What’s your past projects you’ve worked on or been involved in?”

Skeezo“MY FIRST COMMERCIAL FEATURE WAS ON A ALBUM TITLED “THE MASTER PIECE” BY AL AMIN IN 2005. I WAS FEATURED ON TWO SONGS, GOT MY ASCAP AND RELEASED MY OWN COMMERCIALLY RELEASED PROJECT UNDER MY OLD NAME MAGNETIC CALLED “NOTHING REALLY”IN 2006. I ALSO RELEASED A NUMBER OF PROMO MIX CD’S UP UNTIL 2011.  A SOLO ALBUM TITLED “LIFE AND LOYALTY” IN 2009, AND SHABAAM SAHDEEQS NEW STREET ALBUM “RELENTLESS 2″.”

M.R. – “Currently, what are you working on and what’s your concept behind your next project?”

Skeezo“I AM WORKING ON MY NEW EP “FACE VALUE”. THE CONCEPT IS RAW REALITY HIP HOP.  IT FEATURES RUSTE JUXX,SHABAAM SAHDEEQ,KAYMERDA AND PRODUCTION FROM ALTERBEATS FROM FRANCE,DA BEATMINERZ, EX GYM CLASS HEROS MEMBER AND PRODUCER SIE-ONE, AND IN HOUSE PRODUCER RUE’N REBEL. THERE IS ALSO A SONG IN THE WORKS WITH HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST BEKAY. HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THE SONG DONE SOON.”

M.R. – ” What’s your favorite track you’ve recorded so far?”

Skeezo “I CANT SAY ONE IN GENERAL FROM MY EP BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY THAT I APPRECIATE. AND THEY ALL HAVE A EDGE OF ITS OWN.”

M.R. – ” Is there any artists you’d like to work with in the future?”

Skeezo“WELL I STARTED WORKING ON MY NEXT PROJECT ALREADY AFTER I DROP “FACE VALUE” AND ONE ARTIST I WOULD LIKE TO BUILD WITH IS SKYZOO. HE’S A INTELLECT. VERY INTELLIGENT LYRICIST. I AIM TO WORK WITH ARTIST THAT I THINK WE CAN MAKE A REAL GOOD SONG TOGETHER AND NOT JUST HYPE WITHOUT SUBSTANCE. ” 

M.R. – ” Lyrically, who are your top 3 emcees?”

Skeezo“BLACK THOUGHT, NAS, AND REDMAN”

M.R. – ” What’s your take on the present state of music?”

Skeezo“PATHETIC. MUSIC IS PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WAY WE HAVE TO EXPRESS OUR SELF AND TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING IT FOR THE WRONG REASON AND OVER SATURATING THE GAME WITH THE SAME SONG.”

M.R. – ” Noticibly, r&b is almost nonexistent, it’s like the 1 am “Quiet Storm” is still bumping our 80’s and 90’s babymaking songs, but nothing new, why do you think that is?”

Skeezo“I LOVE R&B…THE OLD STUFF. BUT ITS TRUE. R&B IS JUST LIKE RAP NOW. THE RAPPERS WANNA SING AND THE SINGERS WANNA RAP! NO REAL GOOD FEATURES OR COLLABORATIONS. ITS ALL ABOUT THE CHECK AND THE HITS. NOT THE ACTUAL MUSIC ANYMORE. THAT’S WHY ITS CORNY NOW. THERE’S NOT ENOUGH HEART AND SOUL BUT TOO MANY DIGITAL RECORDING STUDIOS THAT MAKE PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN SING AND SELL A LIE. “

M.R. – ” Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?”

Skeezo“I’M GONNA ACT LIKE U AINT ASK ME THAT QUESTION. HAHAHAHA!”

M.R. – “Haha, nuff said, and last but not least..”

M.R. – ” Take me to “A day with Skeezo”, what do you do to balance family work and music in a typical day?”

Skeezo“SIMPLY PUT. I HAVE A VERY UNDERSTANDING FAMILY AND THE MOTHER OF MY CHILDREN IS A SUPERB PERSON. WORK IS WORK BUT I DO MISS MY FAMILY AND TRY TO BUILD WITH MY CHILDREN WHEN EVER I GET THE TIME.”
SKEEZO drops his first single and video “THE SOUND” feat. DJ MODESTY Prod by The legendary BEATMINERZ from his upcoming EP “FACE VALUE”. Cameos include B.M.S, ALPHA FAKTION,KAYMURDA,RUEN,DJ ENYOUTEE and STEEL.
Additional acting by FIZ and LOUIS of LP COMICS
-FILMED BY RUEN REBEL
-DIRECTED and EDITED BY MAGNETIC

 

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