Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Big Si Interview


Bless for taking time out for the interview. Please state your name and where you from?

My Names Big Si, I'm from a town called Abergele in North Wales.

What releases have you had out to date?

I class my official release as "Life & Music eps 1 & 2" before that i dropped a few mixtapes locally. Jackin for beats was my first back in 2005, i look at that as a learning curve when i listen to it now i sound like a completly different rapper. My next was called "my introduction" thats the one that caught peoples attention.

What’s your favourite part of being a rapper/MC?

I just love being creative and making something from nothing. To me theres no feeling in the world like hearing my words come to life. I get a sence of fulfilment from it that i can't get with a 9 to 5 job.

What do you think you bring to the table as an MC?

As an MC i think i bring originality to the table, i stay in my lane. I'm not trynna switch up and do a dance record one minute then a grime the next. I'm 100% hiphop. I feel like i'm representing from all the people from towns who are frustrated with the industry the way it is. I'm straight down the middle i tell it like it is.

If you was not involved in music what do you think you would be doing?

God only knows, more then likely i would of lost my mind by now.

Let’s talk about your current project. When’s it out? Can you tell who is involved?

The project's called "Life and Music 2" it's produced by Miss Tofelee's.It's avalible now as a free download It features Former Deathrow records artist Slip Capone and Belinda Hards from the group kneu jeruslum. It's a future undergroud classic trust me download it.

So what type of music do you listen to mostly?

I mostly listen to Rap but i do like some r&b

Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?

Hopefully still breathing sat in a studio getting paid for rapping. Also i like to be developing new artists.

What have you been most proud of in your career so far?

There's been a few. I did a drop with Dj Bobcat a few years back for the core DJ's in the usa. Getting my song "Real Talk" featured on BBC 1XTRA home grown talent with Ras Kwame and an interview and freestyle i did for a dvd thats coming out called "Road to the Riches"

If you could pick one producer to work with in the world who would it be and why?

There's so many i can't narrow it down to one but i would love to work with DJ Quik. The guys so underrated but so talented. Listed to any of his albums you can tell alot of thought and hours have gone into creating them beats.

What’s your opinion on the current state of the charts?

it's saturated with bullshit. To be honest i don't really follow it.

How do you view Hip-Hop right about now?

I think there's been some great albums surface this year. I really liked the Nas and Damien Marley album. Eminems recovery was really good to. For the uk Giggz definatly held it down. There's a rapper from the south in the usa called Alex King. His albums one of the best I've heard in years. It came out last summer and i'm still playin it.

Would you like to see yourself in the top ten?

Of course thats were the money is. You hear rappers say all the time "'ll never go commercial" but what difference does it make. It just means you more popular.

What is your opinion on the current UK music scene?

I like all the underground stuff i'm hearing. But let's be real. The radio say they support UK music. what they really should say is they support "London music" every rapper who breaks through is from that way. I'm not hating it's just a fact.
The uk's made up of a lot of towns and citys. Birmingham, manchester, wales, scotland ireland the list goes on. But you never hear artists from them places get played on a regular basis and to me i think thats bullshit. labels and radio are either black ballin us or they just to lazy to get off there arse's and look else where.

What’s next for you as an artist?

I'm peforming at the oxjam festival in chester on the 2nd of october. I've got a mixtape that should be dropping at the end of the year called "Breaking Point" and possible another ep september/october time.

Before you go please tell us how we can get your music and how people can get in touch with you.

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