REDS Exclusive Interview with Alex Dunlow

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For those that don’t know, give our readers a brief introduction on who you are.

My name’s Reds I’m an emcee and occasional DJ/producer. I started out with Chronic Redeye and now put out solo material alongside my work with DPF under the name Soldjasoulz.

The new EP is really tight, so first up much love for that. Let’s talk about that for a minute. How long did it take to make?

Thanks man, I appreciate that. This has been in the works for the last year, I know that seems long but I’ve been carefully crafting it and bouncing ideas back and forth with the producers because we wanted to make sure we achieved the vibe we were going for. Also real life stuff has to be handled so I’m not just grinding out music 24/7 unfortunately!

Tell me more about the producers of the EP; I believe they are from Holland right?

Yeah man Edible Beatz handled the whole project. DJs Kai, Relski and P-Trikz are some official cats from Holland that I started following on Soundcloud ages ago. I rate their work highly and I noticed they were dropping a load of remixes by 90s artists that I’m into like Beatnuts, Das Efx and Shabbaz The Disciple. We got talking on the net and I could tell we are on the same wavelength musically. Their style is very golden era orientated but with a unique vibe as some of the samples they flip I wouldn’t have even thought about. After sending me a few beats I found that their beats fit my flow and voice down to the ground so a couple of tracks has turned into a full project, and now I speak to P-Trikz almost daily so you know we’ll be cooking up some more marvellous sh*t in the future.

Out of the eight tracks do you have any particular favourites?

It depends on my mood really. If I was DJing a party then I’d throw on ‘Pull Up’ or ‘Hundred Hand Slap’ because they’ve got that old skool block party vibe going on, but there’s others like ‘Sacred Ways’ or ‘Life In Focus’ that are dope if you’re zonin’ out late night in your front room or whatever…

I see a few blogs writing good stuff about the new EP but what has response been like elsewhere?

Yeah man considering its a totally independent release with no backing whatsoever the response has been good. Its been picked up by quite a few websites already and Im not really one for watching social media but I have been getting good feedback from what I have seen. A few artists I know have been texting me saying they’re playing it so that’s a good sign too.

You’ve played live with a few UK and US rappers, but which gig sticks out as the best in your mind and why?

Ah tricky question man! I’ve been lucky enough to share the billing with a lot of artists that I grew up listening to so I feel kinda blessed. One big one that stands out was a Roots & Culture event at the Waterfront in Norwich, the line up was insane – Million Dan, Task Force, Skinnyman, Deadly Hunta are just some that I remember and at the end everyone was passing the mic in a cypher it was going off. A funny one was when RA the Rugged Man played in a sh*tty little club in Norwich with a crappy sound system it was just off key he must have been wondering where the hell he’d been booked for! But it was rowdy people were moshing and all that haha

Apart from making music what other hobbies or interests do you have?

Apart from making music I love spending time with my 5 year old daughter, she’s my whole world. Im also a football fan so I try and get to see my team Norwich City play when I get a chance.

So what’s next for you as an artist?

Im just taking things as they come really but I’m sure there will be a few guest features on other people’s work, plus more Soldjasoulz music and more collaboration with Edible Beatz is definitely in the pipeline…

Questions by Alex Dunlow

Reds ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’ (Track-list):

01. Sacred Ways
02. Lost Art (World Of Hip Hop)
03. Pull Up Feat. DPF
04. Life In Focus
05. The Essence
06. Fly Ebonics
07. 100% Raw
08. Hundred Hand Slap

Produced by Edible Beatz
Cuts on tracks 3, 4 & 6 by DJ Kai
All other cuts by DJ P-Trikz

Download link:
http://soldjasoulz.bandcamp.com/album/reds-raiders-of-the-lost-art

Connect with Reds:
chronicredeyehiphop@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/soldjasoulz.dpfreds
http://www.soundcloud.com/chronic-redeye-music

SOLOMAN GEHAZI #Interview @remnantmuzic @parkstreetpr

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

Hi im good thanks, my name is Soloman Gehazi

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

My new project is called the Street Gospel Mixtape it’s available for free at http://www.solomangehazi.bandcamp.com

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?

My music is different from most rappers, the music that I make is that pure hip-hop sound, I grew up listening to wu tang and gangstarr and those are the sort of sounds I love. .My lyrical content is educational, Godly and positive. I make music to inspire and uplift people, I don’t glamorise negativity. I try and inform the listener about the bigger picture of life. Life’s not just a carnal materialistic thing it’s also a spiritual thing and a lot of rappers don’t deal with the Godly spiritual side of life, but I do.

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?

My number one track has to be Racial Injustice taken from my knowledge lessons project which I released last year

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?

I enjoy working with different artists and bouncing off there vibe in the studio a lot of tracks on this mixtape where done on the spot with different artists we just heard a beat went in the booth and did it.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

The vibe is always electric, I’m always hyped when I go studio I just want to make as many banging tracks as possible. I always like to have a beer or 2 when im in the studio just to loosen up.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

I do like a lot of sampled production, but if im feeling the production I will tear it up sampled or original

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

I work a lot with D7 and the divine arkatek im also currently working with 2 producers called termite and ghost museik. I would relish the opportunity to jump on a beat from producers like beat butcha, danny spice, lewis parker, jehst, kelakovski, lost alliance and leaf dog

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?

Yea I do, back in the 90’s there was a more level playing field for artists now it is very divided. I don’t feel a lot of the mainstream artists to be honest im an underground head. I think there are some really talented rappers out there that just don’t get the shine they deserve.

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?

I think it defiantly helps, I mean personally I wouldn’t spend my hard earned money on an artist I haven’t or don’t know what there about. So I think when an artist does a free project its gives the audience time to get to know them and the artist can establish an audience more quickly.

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.

I come up with a rough concept and I let my designer put my ideas into reality, we have a good understanding so it’s not a long thing. A producer and friend Dj vital does all my artwork for all my projects, I have known Vital for about 4/5 years he’s a cool guy and a dope producer I rapped on a couple of his beats on the project I dropped last year.

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?

I think people want to see a proper music video that will always get more views than a song with an artwork image. However if people want to listen to more than just 2 or 3 songs that you shot video’s for, putting a video up with just photo artwork can give the viewer more opportunity to check out your music in greater detail.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

Yea we have our own channel more videos are currently being edited right now here’s the link:

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/theremnantchannel

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?

I done freestyle for Bigfingz.com recently and I will be doing some interviews and more freestyle’s in the future here’s the link:

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

Yea thanks to my family, shout out to D7 and my remnant fam, Curls at Dc studios and shout out to Tricksta and Park Street PR

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/remnantmuzic
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/remnantmuzic
BANDCAMP: http://www.solomangehazi.bandcamp.com
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/theremnantchannel
REMNANT MUZIC: http://www.remnantmuzic.com

Questions by Alex Dunlow

Dead Ott Interview @Styxmen @ParkStreetPR

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com. I’m good man, sun is shining at the moment so that always helps! I’m Dead Ott, MC and producer from Oxford, one half of Styxmen with my mate Prophit, the other half I haven’t worked out yet!

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it. Its called ‘Dead To The World’, a six track EP which you can download for free from http://www.deadott.bandcamp.com or if you’re feeling generous you can chuck in some pennies. Whatever you do, make sure you give it a listen! Its fully produced by myself, recorded mixed and mastered by Chemo at Kilamanjaro Studios and features guest appearances from Prophit and Little Girl.

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? Because its the best thing you’ve never heard! Nah, only joking. Its something different, I’d say we’ve got our own style and sound, so if you’re a hip hop fan and you wanna check something a bit different, come check it. There’s no club tunes on there, no gangster shit, just straight up honest hip hop from the sticks!

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? ‘Bad Scratch’ which is a Styxmen tune. I love that tune, it worked out so well. Its all about the perils of not strapping up before you fuck, the lyrics are jokes, the beat is kicking, and we got a nice little Eddie Murphy sample at the end which worked out perfectly. I produced the beat on that one too so was pretty happy with how it came out. Thats gonna be on the new Styxmen EP. Another tune I love which is also gonna be on the new Styxmen is ‘Kachina Doll’ which also features Mogul from Deez Ceedz. The beat is produced by White Key, and is an absolute banger!!

In the whole process involved in making music which do you think is the most exciting? I love rapping, love getting a new beat and freestyling to it, getting ideas for lyrics and themes, just working off the energy of the beat. Whenever I hear an ill hip hop beat I aint heard before, I always wanna get the instrumental so I can rap to it. Its all about rapping for me!

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create? Recording can sometimes be a stressful process, but we find a way to relax ourselves! Me and Prophit used to live together and we had a sweet studio set up, but the house got sold which was long. We got so much shit done in that house, it was a real creative time. But on this one I recorded with Chemo at his studio in London, which was a great experience and is a massive part of why this record sounds so tight.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production? I think its good to have a mixture, you don’t wanna get stuck in one style of production. The beats I make are usually original played, whereas the beats I get off producers are more sample based. I love that style, and at the end of the day thats the original hip hop sound. But you gotta do something with the sample, not just loop the same four bars for the whole tune. Its no good having a sick sample if you don’t put your own stamp on it.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with? The producer I’ve worked with and enjoy working with the most is my man Prophit. I’ve always loved his beats and he has always been the main producer for us, I’ve only really stepped my game up in the last couple of years. He’s definitely got his own style, mainly coz he doesn’t really listen to hip hop anymore, so he just develops his own sound. We’ve started working with a producer from Northampton called White Key, who’s got bare sick beats! And on my next EP I’m working with some of my favourite producers, already got a couple of beats from Runone and Chemo so I can’t wait to hear how that sounds. And one of my mates who’s getting into producing is getting noice so I’m encouraging him to get more involved. The one producer I would love to work with is Easy Mo Bee, I love his sound and he’s responsible for some of the best hip hop tunes of all time. Thats what I’m aiming for!

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? To be honest, I’m not interested in the mainstream. The hip hop that I love, the true hip hop, unfortunately doesn’t get the shine it deserves. But the underground in the UK is thriving, we don’t need mainstream recognition coz people are making things happen off their own backs. Stuff like Boom Bap Festival, and Dirty Dike’s UK album release tour, thats massive! So fuck the mainstream, we got all we need right here.

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? I’m a great believer in free downloads, most of my stuff has come out that way so far. Its a great way of giving something back to fans, and also gives you the opportunity to be more creative. We’ve made a tune from start to finish in a day, then put it out for free that evening. It also makes me work harder on the music I’m putting out for sale, which I think brings the quality up. There is a danger though that you can saturate the market with too many free releases, and people can get tired of you before you’ve even dropped a proper release.

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. For this one, I did all the artwork. Its a picture I took in the village I grew up with, its a tiny village that no-one has probably heard about, so I wanted to give it some shine. In the past I’ve always got my mate 3Dom aka Mike 22 to do it. He’s a sick graffiti artist and he’s created some amazing pieces for us in the past. Hopefully I’ll be getting him to do the next one. I aways want to get my friends involved with my projects and make the most of their talents. I’ve got some real creative people around me so its stupid not to feed into that.

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? Not really, I think people distinguish between the two, and if you got proper videos with visuals they are always gonna get more views. I’ve never really put my tunes up in that way, I’m in the middle of doing a proper video for ‘Vapours’ from the new EP. The problem with a lot of UK hip hop videos in the past is that they’ve been poorly thought out and poorly funded. I’ve seen far too many ‘hood’ videos in my time. UK hip hop videos have picked up a lot in the last year though, some slick ideas are being put down. But if you have a CD that you want to sell, the less places people can listen to it for free online the better I guess.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel? Got a couple of freestyle vids, and got the new ‘Vapours’ video dropping soon…

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? Not at the moment but thats something we are working on…

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out? Thanks to everyone who helped out with this project, Prophit, Little Girl, Chemo and all my friends for supporting me. Big up the Witney boys! Shout out to all the true hip hop heads and anyone who is making that real hip hop music!

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!
Dead Ott Bandcamp – http://www.deadott.bandcamp.com Dead Ott Blog – http://www.styxmen.blogspot.co.uk Dead Ott Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/deadott Styxmen Bandcamp – http://www.styxmen.bandcamp.com Styxmen Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/theStyxmen Styxmen Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/styxmen Styxmen Reverbnation – http://www.reverbnation.com/styxmen Like it, share it, tweet it, subscribe, all of that business! There’s loads of free tunes all over the place so go get em all!

Questions by Alex Dunlow

Arise King David – Interview with one of the UK’s brighest hopes! @arisekingdavid

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

Peace, I go by the name Arise King David, Hip Hop fan first and foremost, emcee/producer. Ghanaian origin, grew up in London UK So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it. It’s an LP called ‘Free Music’ I released it last year summer digitally with little hype, Its received some extremely positive feedback so im pushing it again this year. Its about freeing music from the hands of the ‘slave masters’ if you will, those who use it purely as a means to financial gain without any soul or respect for the artistry and culture. You can find out more and get the download link from http://www.ariekingdavid.com

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?

If your a fan of real Hip Hop you will appreciate the nuance of the project. Its a complete LP which tells a sonic story, every track is carefully placed. You can listen to the whole thing, its not just a selection of songs thrown together.

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?

‘Nkrumah Salute’ has been received well as its educational, im kicking knowledge and making you bob your head at the same time.

In the whole process involved in making music which do you think is the most exciting?

Its got to be when I hear a beat, either one Ive made or someone else’s and the ideas start flowing, I cant wait to pen the verses.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

I like to feel relaxed, I get immersed in the beat and have it playing over and over.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

Both, whatever I hear as long as it moves me I’m on it.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

I’ve worked with DJ Slademan, Kosyne, Young Soul, Id like to work with KelaKovski, Chemo, Premo 9th wonder, Pete Rock, the list goes on.

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?

Nah I don’t think so. Thank God for the underground! 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?

I think the free projects help to promote artists on iTunes. As long as there is no duplication, the fans who want the music will buy it if the project is only exclusive on iTunes. I think those who only want free music will bypass iTunes anyway.

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.

I came up with the concept of the Free Music comic strip, I drew it and it comes with the digital download of the LP. Since the rerelease Ive had it reworked by a professional manga artist who goes by the name Dr Vee. She’s super talented and helped to bring the project to life. The reworked version is now available to download from http://www.arisekingdavid.com

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?

Erm no I don’t think so, I think those who want to see the video will seek it out and if there’s no vid then the artwork is just an alternative.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

yup check out http://www.youtube.com/ariskingdavid for videos of my tracks ‘On This’ (animated) directed by Alexander King and ‘Nourishment’ directed by Globalfaction and some other vids with artwork haha.

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!

http://www.arisekingdavid.com
http://www.facebook.com/AriseKD
http://www.twitter.com/arisekingdavid

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Questions by Alex Dunlow

Jerry The HuMan Exclusive Interview @therealhuman @parkstreetpr

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Jerry The HuMan is a name you might want to get to know. His vision and take on the whole rap game is something uplifting. His new track ‘Job Swag’ highlights the benefits of holding down a 9 to 5 and with top notch production this tracks is already surfacing featuring on a few of the leading blogs. Here we grab five minutes of his time for this interview.

Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

My name’s Jerry the HuMan and I’m a rapper in London, representing for employees!

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

My latest release is Job Swag EP (Volume 1), and you’ll be able to get it June 14th at www.facebook.com/therealhuman.

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?

Most Hip-Hop listeners and upcoming rappers are employees (5 days out of 7), yet this somehow get’s swept under all the bling-bling of rap. It’s about time somebody bout that “real life music” to the fore front.

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?

Job Swag aka The Employee Anthem. It reminds us that having a job is cool, no matter what these rappers are saying.

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?

Maybe the recording, where you get to hearing your voice “inside” the beat for the first time. Its always exciting.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

When you write from real life, stuff always comes out easy (strain comes from trying to make ish up!)

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

Original beats, trying to get that radio play and YouTube Adsense – not trying to get sued maaan!

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

I hit up Soundclick. Obviously, I wouldn’t mind working with the greats though: Kanye, Swizz, etc.

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?

If you’re one dimensional, yes. These are the days where adaptability is paramount.

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?

Helps because it spreads the name (assuming the ish is good). Getting the name will attract the money to you.

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.

It’s basically job pride, personified. Ask anybody how they feel on payday – like Clark Kent, right before he hit that phone booth: Super.

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?

No, a lot of times I’ll listen to somebody’s play list while doing something off my computer (Sometimes you just want to hear the music).

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

Yes, www.YouTube.com/TheRealHuMan – check it out.

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?

Not yet, but that’s coming. I’m ready to get out there, all the way.

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

Big up to everybody holding down a job and paying they damn bills! #JobSwag

Get in touch with Jerry The HuMan here

http://www.jerrythehuman.com

http://www.facebook.com/therealhuman

http://www.twitter.com/therealhuman

http://www.youtube.com/therealhuman

You can grab his tracks here…

Job Swag

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByNoJsVtKNvdS0ZVTk9wRklyYkU/edit?usp=sharing

Treat My Number Like It Don’t Work

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByNoJsVtKNvdbzhRTkdUbE5kYVk/edit?usp=sharing

Questions by Alex Dunlow

Marv-ill (Superlungs) Exclusive Interview @marvillmusic @parkstreetpr

Alex Dunlow managed to grab ten minutes with the talented beat boxer, produer and rapper Marv-ill (Superlungs) for this exclusive interview. Make you read this, its a great interview and insight…

Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

Yo, my name’s Marv-ill (Superlungs) and I’m a beatboxer, rapper and producer from south London.

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

The limitless mixtape is my first release and it sees me bringing together all my skills into one project. It’s based on the film of the same name and was just an attempt at getting all my personal and honest feelings out there in musical form. It’s downloadable for free or a donation at http://www.marvillmusic.bandcamp.com

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?

I can honestly say there is no other artist on the planet who makes music like me. Being a top level beatboxer is one thing, but when it comes to rap I go in. I’m truthful in every bar and I’m not about an ego or pretense. I aim to make music that feeds the mind and spirit, instead of pushing all this fronting violence, bling and misogynist rubbish that the industry lives to push.

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?

To be honest I see the mixtape as one big piece of music, if I was pushed to choose a favourite it would probably be my dub track, focus shift, made entirely from my beatbox sounds.

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?

I’ve always found creating to be my favourite part. As artists we manifest something that was not there previously. There’s something special about that. Also hearing a finished product and getting feedback is a close second.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

When I’m in the studio, I have a Zen approach. It’s all happy go lucky with jokes and a chilled atmosphere. When I’m in my recording mode I switch into a near meditative state and focus on getting the job done.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

I’m a beat fiend, give me beatbox, boom bap, trap, up-tempo, sample based, synth based, melodic, soulful. I’m greedy. I love it all and will take any beat and ride with it.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

I ride over some Psykhomantus beats on the mixtape but to be honest, there’s not many producers feeding me right now. If you’re killing the boards, hit me up and let’s make music.

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?

As a beatboxer I’m in a unique position, I can go to any type of event and body a crowd. It’s much harder to rep as a conscious Mc and I’m sure there are lots of people who think I’m just a beatboxer. It’s not an easy thing trying to get an independent hip hop following, but I don’t think any of us really get into the game thinking it will be an easy ride.

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?

I think free music is a great way to get your music out there. I haven’t released any music on iTunes so I’m not too sure how it would be affected but if people want things for free they will find a way. I think most of us are earning through our live work more than through sales.

Image seems everything these days, so let’s 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.

To be honest, this was a simple cover. My designer took the image from the movie and pasted my face on it. For future projects I would spend a lot of time on the design element as I think images are often more powerful than words.

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?

When you have songs with just artwork on millions of views I doubt that we can say it’s detrimental to a full music video. I haven’t made one yet but the tracks with images definitely have a place and can benefit an artist.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

I have a channel at http://www.YouTube.com/marvillmusic. At the moment it’s mainly just beatbox videos but I will be putting any music videos I make through that channel as well.

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?

There’s various bits and pieces of me beatboxing online and on my channel. My Dubstep beatbox video from 2 years ago is almost on 200000 views and I am currently creating content to put through my channel and I’ll be recording some freestyles for other channels soon.

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

I need to thank my friends and family for all their love and support, my boy Rupert aka Bass6 for supporting with the beatboxing, Psykhomantus and Jesal for mixing the mixtape and Zik for helping with the artwork. Also big up Park Street PR for printing my cd’s and handling my promo.

Connect:
http://www.marv-ill.co.uk
http://www.youtube.com/marvillmusic
http://www.twitter.com/marvillmusic
http://www.facebook.com/marvillbeatbox
http://www.marvillmusic.bandcamp.com
http://www.soundcloud.com/marvillmusic

Questions by Alex Dunlow