Got an Interview with an artist you might not have heard of yet but is well worth a listen. He goes by the name of Cyclonious and is out of East London.
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Thank you for taking your time out to do this exclusive interview.
What’s your name and where you from?
Cyclonious. I am from east London
What releases have you had out to date?
So far I have Cyclonious The Natural Disaster volumes 1,2 and 3. Rise To The Top the EP. Heroes For Hire and Poetically Scripted.
What’s your favourite part of being a rapper/MC?
Being able to relate to people through speech. Also being witty with the delivery
What do you think you bring to the table as an MC?
I bring refreshing music, lyrics, vibes, points of view and originality.
If you was not involved in music what do you think you would be doing?
Im a peoples person so I think id be working within the community with the people, like youth work or the council.
Let’s talk about your current project. When’s it out? Can you tell who is involved?
It’s called Poetically Scripted. It’s out now. People involved are Dj Ames, Opio Omega, Duby, English, Young Jason aka Benji
So what type of music do you listen to mostly?
I enjoy all kinds of music. Every type has a good cause. I more listen to Hip Hop, reggae and a little soul or rare groove
Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?
I would like to see my self still making real music and still being relevant in today’s world.
What have you been most proud of in your career so far?
My pleasure comes from being creative in making songs and seeing the response from the general public who watch and listen to all I do. Either at live shows or the messages they leave me on my websites.
If you could pick one producer to work with in the world who would it be and why?
Dam there are so many talented people out there, but if I really had to choose it would have to be the late great J.Dilla. To this day his productions and songs help me to get into a good zone where I can be focused.
What’s your opinion on the current state of the charts?
It’s in a terrible state of affairs right now. You don’t have to be talented to have a song out. You have things like auto tune that you can use on peoples vocals who cant sing to make it sound like they can.
How do you view Hip-Hop right about now?
Hip Hop right now is a joke. Hip Hop used to be for the people and by the people. Nowadays we can see the agenda has changed. Major labels only sign artist’s if they talk about money, murder and sex. Don’t get me wrong there are still many artist like my self who have a lot more to talk about. We just don’t get the same marketing and promotion.
Would you like to see yourself in the top ten?
A few years ago I would have said yes. Right now I would just like for people to have a copy of my material and to enjoy the Cyclonious movement.
What is your opinion on the current UK music scene?
The scene is very closed and egotistical from my experiences. I think its not what you know it’s who you know. There is many talented people in the UK that haven’t been discovered yet while the weak non talented artsit’s are put as the UK’s leading.
What’s next for you as an artist?
Well at the moment I have a single which will be released in Feb 2010. It is the first single from my debut album ‘The Revival’ which will also be released in 2010. I have also finished a EP with Duby called Army Of Two. I am not sure on the release date for that project. Last and no means least, Heroes For Hire 2 which also is in debate for its release.
Okay before you go please tell us how we can get your music and how people can get in touch with you.
You can get in touch with me on www.myspace.com/cyclonious www.cyclonious.com you can get my music on www.dittomusic.com