So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.
Jus dropped that Triple Single release wit Mr Exclusive DJ Swoope Power 92 Chicago FM Syndrome ft Big WY, The Legendary DJ Ron G, Sin2 n Mo Dee (CHECKMATE) Syndrome ft Rai Khalsi (KING OF LONDON) Which was my 1st time collab wit a Bollywood superstar and the lead single to the Sylvester Stallone Rocky 2 Soundtrack n DVD 2012 Syndrome ft The Legendary DJ Ron G, Sin2 n Mo Dee (GOIN THE DISTANCE) Official video shot in UK for Rocky 2
This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?
Best way I know how to answer this homie is I feel no other artist is doin what im doin rite now, Im workin on an album wit Daz Dillinger bringin back every former Deathrow Records Artist to be featured on this album, Ive Jus dropped the Official Single n Video for Sylvester Stallone Rocky 2 Soundtrack n DVD, Im working wit some of the Hottest Westcoast G-Funk Producers around the world, every single ive dropped in the last year and half has had Major mainstream radio play around the world and Ive been featured on 80 Hiphop mixtapes this year alone and theres more to come on the mixtapes, My music is that Westcoast G-Funk feel good shit where ive managed to collaborate wit strait up westcoast Legends on the singles ive dropped and i did it Independent,
Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the popular? What is your number one track?
The most popular amongst all DJs is the lead single I dropped for Sylvester Stallone Rocky 2 Soundtrack, Has seen Mainstream radio play in 15 countries, Ive done Movie magazine interviews in Dubai for the International Film festival for the promo of the DVD re release and the video seen over 20,000 views in 3 weeks on youtube so The rocky single def been my most successful,
In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?
Right when you jus heard the finished master of a song you know gonna get radio playlisted, thats most exciting part for me in the studio when you know you Independent, and you know you jus created some shit thats gonna compete with the artists on Major Labels coz in Montreal n Vancouver canda the Citylife G-Funk remix i did wit daz dillinger, EDI From Outlawz,Khavel X, Sin2 n Mo Dee charted higher than Eminem n drake on the weekly hiphop chart Show, when u see shit like that thatz what makes it worth it.
When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?
Vibe alwz is chilled out, myself n Slapupmill we know we got a job to do, thatz to make sho whateva comin out them speakers is gonna be a HIT, so alwayz chilled, beers,smokes thers no other way
How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?
Ive alwayz rhymed over original beatz and thatz worked for me on radio, The new single from the Rocky 2 Soundtrack n DVD is a sample of the Rocky 2 training Montage (Goin the Distance and Redemption) 2 beats in one song its crazy though the 1st time i done a sampled joint and its the most played in clubs n radio, I forgot 2 mention earlier Goin the Distance the rocky joint also made it to the number 1 song played in Clubs in US by Independent artists, by that i mean the most played independent artist in clubs not the number 1 single in clubs.It was on DJS Club Listing report of Independent Artists they play
What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?
I work wit Slapupmill, Sin2, Khavel-X they the 3 main producers im workin wit rite now. Sin2 outta Inglewood California, Khavel outta Spain n Slapupmill out the UK
The Hip-Hop scene is really spilt between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?
I jus feel as long as you got the Promo in place, you got radio and DJ Support you gonna get noticed, lot of underground artists say they aint never gonna go mainstream, way i feel bout that is if your not in the game to sell records, get that mainstream radio play its jus a waste of time, ive alwayz looked at this as a business if you a rhymer you wanna get paid, but aint no one bout to pay yo ass if you gonna stay in small basement clubs freestylin on open mic nite, thatz why i feel if a artist wanna get noticed you gotta go mainstream, stayin underground is all good while you teenagers n shit but this a Business n gotta move forward
A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?
It does both, it helped me in a way where i was able to git that national exposure as my joints were on like 80 mixtapes this year by the hottest hiphop djs in the US combined download sales of over 3 million in free downloads, so the music got to radio, DJS n in the hands of the public, so i alwayz say keep yo HOTT Mixtape Joints but for the releases on Itunes they gotta be Monsta smash Hitz which aint for free.
Image seems everything these days, so lets talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.
My dude Skrilla does all my artwork he the hottest artwork designer i eva seen so im a stick wit him.
Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?
Definitely, without youtube many artists cant get on MTV so artists are seeing millions of hits on their videos n aint never been played on MTV so Youtube is real important for promo of your music
Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?
www.youtube.com/syndromedevious also here the link for the Official video i jus dropped for rocky 2 DVD re release
Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?
Yea Ive done Ondagrind TV, Hustle Hard TV, Westcoast Ryders TV
Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?
Shout out slapupmill, Late, Tricksta, TALKINALLTHATRAP.COM, Daz Dillinger, Outlawz, RBX, Bo Roc from Doveshack, The Legendary DJ Ron G, MR Exclusive DJ Swoope and all the staff at Power 92, The Ron G Radio Show, Sin2 n Mo Dee, Khavel-X, too many names but shit every artist who im workin wit rite now, every magazine, radio show every DJ who supportin me and last shout to SONY MUSIC who droppin the Rocky 2 soundtrack n DVD 2012
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