|MC D :: Interview|
What are the different things you have learned about making music from each of the different teams you have worked with? What did they bring to the table that was useful or different?
Deck Wrecka's Shit is hot. He is good at teaching you something as well as beats etc. That's always good. I enjoy working with him.
V Love from my Metal band Scare Electric, is fucking Heavy. In fact that band is made up of musical geniuses.
Jazzie B is a champion of intricate fine tooth comb examination of whatever a person does for him, that's why I enjoy working with him, he is one of those producers who helps you upgrade your style and analyse your own work at a deeper level. I love working with him.
Wookie from Soul II Soul is another genius he is just mind blowing.
Serhan and Izzy Dunn are a couple of magnificent producers always a pleasure to work with.
Dolb is proppa heavy, he knows the production game inside out.
T Bone is real hot he is very technical. Great producer.
Bugs in the Attic are fucking magnificent. Real professionals. Doc Dre type shit.
So since Silent Eclipse, things went a bit fuzzy surrounding you. Can you let us in on some of the stuff you have done since then? Didn't you have some connection with Brazen Entertainment? There was the National Hip Hop Tour - How did that go down?
I'm sure Brazen Entertainments will be back. The tour went well every one that was involved in that project is still musical family.
And whatever happened to Brazen? Wasn't there meant to be a 21 MC track? Did that ever come out?
That track was recorded and released on the internet, MC Intenz (Bury Crew) could probably get you a copy of that. Fucking heavy track.
So, bringing your career round up to date, you are working with Deckwrecka and Ronin Records now? What is going to come out of that connection?
Deck Wrecka and myself are close friends we always work on projects every now and then. Ronin Records
released The Love Thing Single featuring Noal Mcoy (Genius) and MC Intenz (Dappa).
Ronin's doing their Thing Thing...
You have an LP set to drop shortly don't you? Tell us all about that, do the press bit and entice people into buying it. What tracks are on there?
To Be Honest with you there's a lot of legal shit going on with the MCD album so that's on hold. What I am promoting right now is the MCD, Silent Eclipse, Dark n Cold Dub Plate Mix CD. That is a 36, Yes a Thirty Six track Dub Plate Mix CD, peer Silent Eclispe Dub Plates and unreleased Exclusives. Available from Dark n Cold, 80 Oxford St. 31 Darblay St. West End, Closest Station Oxford Circus. Deal Real Records and all good outlets who ain't sleeping... Propa Shit... Go get it...wooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeee.
What sort of coverage do you expect in the mainstream press for this LP?
Propa. Man is Huge Right Now. You Feel Me.
How would you describe the music you make, and what are the reasons for it sounding how it does?
I would describe the music that I make as what's good what's original. Mr Ima Ima Fucking Legend. Type Flow. Silent Eclipse Fuck up any type of Show: You Feel Me!!!!!!!!!
Are you affiliated with any other crews and are you working with any young cats you are hoping to bring through? Who should we look out for?
Look out for Silent Eclispe, Pesci, 2 Ice, Miz D, Casandra, Dione DD, MC Intenz, Goodies, and MCD. Big up Kaya and Sequier. Silent Eclipse Squad Big up the Bury Crew and Unusual Suspects. and Kane.
So, you are from London, where the centre of Hip Hop is in the UK, with so much competition is it hard to stand out, or do you have to be here because this is where all the business is?
I Love it, I'm like Leon mixed up with some Universal Soldier. Maybe fuckers wanna get some stripes from me, I stay calm though I'm dealing with fuchkers like a Commando. Poltaguise Black Bruce Willis.
Since those early days, we mentioned before, how has the scene developed over the years? Who are the acts that have come and gone and apart from yourself, who is prevailing and building a bit of a following?
Ain't no MC repping like that nigga Rodney P.
I'm feeling Nova from Mud Fam, I love Roots Manuva, and yo, Fallacy is Real Fucking Hot. Black Twang is a God Father of this rap scene. Bury Crew are banging. Estelle is propa, Simone from Out of the Ville is Uk Hip Hop's first lady. Out of the Ville are rude. Moorish Delta are futuristic with their concepts, they a powerful entity.
Have you ventured overseas, and if so, what was the response like where you went?
When I play abroad I get A Broad and Applauds. and people want me to sign my record for them.
Did you go on the anti-war march? I think the whole situation is developing very badly, and Tony Blair needs to pull back from the brink. Would you care to either explain what you think about this, or maybe give people an idea where they can find out about some of what is really going on here rather than what is on the mainstream news?
Like what Jay Z said, "Politicians Politic Themselves". I think right now, one has to propa and I mean propa love ones self. I didn't go on the Anti War March 'cause I don't trust no one. Boy dem might try merk man, fuck 'em all.
I ask everyone about politics, because I think it is important that we have knowledge of what is going on, politics doesn't just have to be Parliamentary, it is going on around us all. You seem to have changed up your stance over the years. Is this simply you maturing and attaining different priorities, or did you lose interest or lose faith? Or are you trying to appeal to more people, by not being so upfront? Do you have anything to say on that?
Every millenium people tend to disassociate Culture, and Righteousness with Economics.
Many so called Pro Black Organisations love the existence of the Ghetto cause that's how they get their Money and Power. Fuck 'em all. Any thing that appears too Big for them to deal with is Murdered or Silenced. Many of those Organisations appreciate the Black on Black Violence, the Gun Crimes and the Drugs Problems that now face Urban Ghetto Youth. Fuck 'em all. Biggie was too Big for the Nation of Islam so I recon they wacked him. Big L was too big for the Nation of Islam so I recon they wacked him and Big Pun was too big for the Nation of Islam so I recon they wacked him, and 2 Pac was 2 big for them also so I would say that I think they wacked him also; as well. The predicament is all about those types of Cults being in league with Satan and attempting to place a form of non progress at the root of society that's why the whole thing is an individual Process of Love.
What are the issues you think people need to open their eyes too?
The issues that people needs to open their eyes to are the fitness of Women. When one recognises the breasts face, body, pussy of a Woman, no real Man should want to inflict war on another. Unless a nigga wanna fuck with him, on the real. But even then Woman's Fittness needs to be recognized. You Heard!!!
If you could change something about society, what would it be and why?
Trees should be planted at Christmas instead of trees being chopped down at Christmas, that would be cool, every one bringing their babies and kids and families to forests and parks and putting Gods present of a little tree in the Earth.
Outside your crew who are the artists you listen to and admire?
I admire: Master P, Jay Z, Naz, Mobb Deep, The Lox, DMX, Cash Money Click, P Diddy, Coco, Brandy, Joe, Eminem, Doctor Dre, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Nelly, Montell Jordan, Case, Foxy Brown, Eve, Lil Kim, Ja Rule, Murder Inc, Bounty Killer, Sean Paul, and Will Smith.
Who or what are you other influences? What do you do when you are not doing Hip Hop stuff?
Women are my influences. I do women when I'm not doing Hip Hop stuff. I stuff my... Any way, lets keep it clean. Kapeesh.
Have you been able to live off the income from your records and gigs? Or as so many other artists do, do you have a day job, or a profession to keep food on the table? And, if your music career died tomorrow, what would you choose to do?
I can live of hip hop sometimes . If I was not doing rap I would wanna be a typist, and no I don't have a day Job.
OK. To wind this up, what is going to be keeping you busy over the next few months? Promoting your LP perhaps? What will you be doing to make a big splash?
I will be aiming to produce new material. Chirp peer (beer) girls and splah in a girls womb.
What are your longer-term plans and objectives?
TO TRY to live another day and thank God for Food, Women, Comforts, and Hip Hop.
I have hear that you have expressed an interest in film. What do you make of the UK Hip Hop documentaries that have come out, like the Pioneers, the Dark n Cold Untapped and the Look Norf, or indeed the Indelible video magazine? How can you see the video and multi media potential being exploited and what can you do to be in it?
I hope to do some acting ASAP me and Jonzzie D Been talking and a couple of other people been talking to me about films and shit.
Where can people hear your stuff?
On the radio, on CD's in the cluuub, and at Dark n Cold, 80 Oxford St. or 31 Darblay St. West End, London, England.
Where can people pick up your stuff?
If some one puts some of my stuff on a table then people can pick up my stuff off the table!! Joke. Love Thing is in all good record stores, everythinghiphop.com and from their bredrin who was recording the radio show.
Is there anything else you would like to mention?
Yes, I would like to say 'Thank you' to all of the people who have shown me love and supported me through out my career. I Love you all and wish you all the best with your lives.
Finally is there anyone else you would like to mention?
Yea, you. You typed a whole heap of questions, your fingers musta been ringing when you finished. Big up. Nuff Love. Holla at your Boy Boy. Respect. Peace.
MCD. / Silent Eclipse Inc... / Rothchild Music Productions.
Your fingers must have been ringing too. Thank you for your time.
Thank you for your time also. WooooooooooWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
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