Thursday, 13 August 2009

Redzer Interview


1. How are you Redzer and wat ya are upta these days?

ahh im very well thanks for asking! im keeping busy with work and of course, still in the studio working on more tracks with my Class A'z compadre's..

2. How did ya get into rappin? and tell us a bit about your career.

i got into rapping through boredome and school. i was always good at poetry so when i start listening to hphop it was like a natural progression, ive been doing it about 4 years now and havent looked back. i released an album called Dublife in 06 or 07 cant remember haha and it exceeded my expectations and everyone elses i think, it done so well for me and i like to think it brought Irish Hip Hop into houses that would have never knew it existed. and i think i also proved ihh does actually have talant and its not as stereotypical as people that havent heard it before assumed it would be. i then teamed up with Nu-centz, Terawrizt, Rawsoul and now Collie to make the super group Class A'z and released a mixtape called "the drink money mixtape" which got alot of people excited about the future of Irish Hip Hop and where its leading!

3. We see your giving away your album Dublife free on bebo. why is this?

basicly i sold more than i thought i ever would and i got bored lugging bags of cd's into shops haha, no, after i sold alot of them and the buzz died off a bit, i decided to up it for free download as a promotional tool, which worked because last time i checked it had over 8,000 free downloads. before the link broke haha

4. How long before you release more material?

i'm currently finishing off another mixtape with the Class A'z which will be out at the end of the summer 09 and we are a few tracks deep into a Class A'z album which we will be trying to push into the charts and bring irish hiphop to the forefront of irish music, where it should be!

5. Do you ever get nobody rappers making tracks dissing you to get themselves famous and how do you deal with this?

yes alot haha, well i personally take it as a compliment because it shows how far ive come from the guy who wrote tunes on his phone to working with the best hiphop artists in the country, making video's and such and getting recoqnised everywhere i go all over the country ha. but how i deal with it, is if dont ignore it, i'll mail the dude and explain its not the way to go about getting your name out, it actually has the reverse affect and they genuinely see im not an egotisical guy, i'm them, only a bit more popular. we are all it for the same thing so beef is better off avoided..

6. What do you think of the irish hip hop scene now in 2009?

i think it may have stalled a little bit. there isnt alot of new mc's at the minute i think have a chance to blow, where as two or three years ago, we had diligenz, mav saber and a few others coming out with raw talant and a real buzz. i'm not insulting the new breed as im sure there is one or two out there like siyo and just mikey that are very good, but it may be left to people like ourselves that will have to push to get ihh out of its slump, but i hope im proven wrong haha
plus as irish mainstream stations simply refuse to play our tunes during the day when more people could hear us, doesnt help either!

7. Where do you see the scene in a few years?

hopefully it will blossom into a better known and more respected genre, but, ihh has some of the worse "fans" in any genre. people may be shocked with that remark but im honest and thats how i feel. i get people asking everyday whens my next gig, i go out of my way to reply and they just dont show up, EVER! same with releases, i get people asking me when im bringing out a new album, but if i did bring one out, how many people will go get it? they want free downloads, and im not doing this and spending money to recieve nice comments, nice comments dont pay the bills haha. so if the "fans" got more behind the artists they like, Irish hiphop could well become a force in irish music, but until they do, it may just stay as is! but we are striving on regardless. but i would like to thank everyone tht has supported me so far and hope they will continue to..

8. Who are the artists we should be watching out for in the future?

again im not too sure! i hope there is some artists out there that will come and change things around but i havent heard any in the past while i would back to go much further. i think mavrick saber is multi talented and seems to be going in the right direction and wish him all the best. its just a shame he's english haha also the info's (infomatics) recently won the raw sessions on rte which is a great accomplishment for them, hopefully that will open doors for them which in the long run, could open doors for the rest of ihh

9. What does Redzer like to do in his spare time?

in me spare time i like to sit in and get stoned haha people will probably roll there eyes at that but i genuinely do like to just relax with a j and can and some football on the box. but i very rarely get free time as im juggling work, music, girlfriend and mates, so i dont get alot of "me" time, which is good, because i like to stay active and plus mc's are never off, if im watching tv and hear a word on it, i automatically put it in a rhyme in me head haha!

10. Any advice for new MC's

yep, buy my cd's hahaha
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2 comments:

  1. STEP TO ME YOU WANNA RED TO ME.
    MC DUBH COMING TO YA AREA 2009
    HAHAHAHA WHO IS THIS JOKE MC
    WANNA BATTLE ME IRELANDS BEST MC
    I GOT TWO VEHICLES ALL OF DIESEL
    GREASEL AND THE MEASELS
    FUCK THIS SHIT MAN I WANNA CHEESE BURGER
    BEBO AGONY AND MySPACE IS ANOTHER

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  2. WANNA COLLABORATE ON A TRACK WITH ME REDZER?
    IVE GOTTA A GUY WHO DOES VIDEOS PROFESIONAL AT THE NEXT CRUISE.
    COOLIO WILL WATCH VIDEO TOO
    PEACE LOVE UNITY
    IT IS ME YOUR FAVOURITE MC
    D.U.B.H.
    ONE LOVE

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