Interview by Mr.Owl
I'm proud to present this interview with the "Most Interesting MC In The World"... Señor Kaos
Enjoy , peace!
1.(Mr.Owl) Would you please give a quick introduction of yourself for people who don't know you?
(Señor Kaos) My name is Señor Kaos I'm from Atlanta, GA and I'm the Most Interesting MC In The World. Over the past 3 years I've worked with some of Hip Hop's finest including: Phife Dawg, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna, De La Soul, Punchline, J-Rawls, etc.
2.At 15 years old, you start to battle and go to open mics nights, what was your motivation back then?
Just trying to get a rep. Trying to make a name for myself in the ATL underground scene. I wanted to be heard, I wanted to be scene, and I wanted to be respected.
3.What are your future project and what can we expect for 2011- 2012 ?
Right now it's ALL about the present. The album I've worked on for the past 3 years is FINALLY out! It's called "The Kaos Effect" I've been getting GREAT feedback on it, and I'm very proud to share it with the people.
4.What about touring, do you plan to do a tour outside the states?
Would love too. All I need is for these promoters to stop playing and book these dates.
5.Your latest album is produced entirely Illastrate, how did you end up working with him?
Illa is based right here in Atlanta with me. We met YEARS ago. I first heard a record he was working on with another group, I reached too him, and when the time was right we both linked and started working. We didn't think it was going to be an album at first. We just knocked out record after record and it all came together. I love how Illastrate produced the whole album, but it doesn't sound like it. He's super underated on the beats, and I'm hoping this project will bring some light to both of us.
6.How did you choose the featured artists (lot of them are very dope but underrated artists) of your latest album?
Everybody on the album is family. These are people I've known for years. I've known Binkis Recs and Ekundayo since I was 16 years old. I've known J-Live for almost 9 years. These people know me, and know my story so it was only right they were involved with the project.
7.Who and what are your inspiration to making music?
My inspiration for making music is to inspire people, the same way I was inspired when I was kid. The Hip-Hop I listened too inspired me to question authority, to learn more, do more. I feel like now a lot of this music is just inspiring a new generation of people to be dumb! So I guess you can say I'm fighting against that. It's a fight of what's right, against what's wrong. "It's a war going on outside, no man is safe from!" - to quote Prodigy.
8. What have been the ups and downs since you started making music?
Ups have been working with people who I consider legends. Working with people like DJ Jazzy Jeff and Phife of A Tribe Called Quest. I grew up watching these guys on TV so to be making music with them now is AMAZING! Downs - have been sometimes you get so focused on making music you forget to take care of real life: paying your bills on time, etc. I definitely passed up a lot of money focusing on being an artist.
9. What's the meanest thing ever said to you before during or after a gig?
I rock the stage live, so I've never had anything mean said to me a gig fortunately. But there was a time when I was taking my music to every record label, and people at labels basically told me what I was doing was too "Hip Hop" and that nobody wanted to hear what I had to say. That was very discouraging.
10. Wat was the first lp/cd/cassette and or mixtape you ever bought with your own money?
The first LP that I bought with MY OWN MONEY was definitely Nas "Illmatic" April 1994 on Cassette Tape. Before that I only had enough money to buy Cassette singles. You know the Maxi-Singles that were always like $3.49. And I used to buy blank tapes and just tape the songs off the radio. That's back when the radio was actually GREAT and you heard a song once, then you listened all day waiting for them to play that song again.
11.How do you spoil yourself?
I spoil myself by eating Good! Keeping myself fresh in a new pair of kicks at all times.
12.Talk about your hometown?
Gentrification. Terrible public transportation. High employment rate, lot of homeless people... Great place to raise a family.
13.Who's been supporting you and your career?
The ATL underground scene started it. Squeeze Radio - DJ Sucio Smash & Timm See in NYC. And many DJ's, Bloggers, Tastemakers around the Globe. I've sold music to fans in the States, Japan, Netherlands, U.K., Estonia, etc.
14.What do you think his overrated in the rap game?
A lot of these Internet Rappers.
15.Who do you think is the best producer alive?
I hate questions like these... DJ Premier is one of my favorites though. He provided the soundtrack to my life for like 10 straight years.
16.Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what
would you serve them + what music would you play?
Stevie Wonder for sure. I dont cook a lot so I would serve him my world famous Spinach Turkey Tacos. I would play some Sergio Mendes, Roy Ayers. I would play a couple of my joints to see what he thinks. I would ask him about this songwriting over the years. His motivation, how he stays focused, etc.
17.Thank you for taking the time out to speak to us any final words,
and or shout outs you wanna give?
My new album "The Kaos Effect" is out NOW via HighWaterMusic (www.highwaterISmusic.com) It's available in digital and physical formats. I-Tunes, Amazon, FatBeats.com & Indy Retailers Worldwide. Hit me on Twitter @SenorKaos and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/senorkaosmusic. I also run a Blog www.thekaoseffect.com
Dope music/Hip-Hop by Señor Kaos
Dope music/Hip-Hop by Señor Kaos