Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Joe Budden & The Game- The Future Track!

Whattup fam! Got another review up for you guys, click on the pic to read it in full and I'll be back with an interview soon, very soon so look out for that also, check out and watch that space a new interview's going up there too and we're working on an exciting new project so look out for that slo so keep rating, commenting, spreading the word and make sure you represent REAL Hip-Hop to the fullest!

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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Whose World Is This...K-Salaam!

Anyone who's been keeping an eye on the talented producers and DJ's in the Hip-Hop world will know who he is. He's worked with some of the biggest reggae and Hip-Hop artist including, Sizzla, Buju Banton, Mos-Def, Richie Spice and a whole host of other artists.
Teamed with his partner, Beatnic these two are ones to look out for.
Let me introduce you to K-Salaam.

HipHopInformant: How long have you been involved in Hip-Hop?

K-Salaam: I got into hip-hop at a very young age. During the whole break dancing phase with Newcleus, Afrika Bambaata, F.R.E.E.Z.E, the first hip-hop that I listened to was that Electro stuff. Shit has definitely changed.

HipHopInformant: How did you get involved in Hip-Hop?

K-Salaam: Through break dancin' back in the days.

HipHopInformant: Where are you from and does where you’re from influence your music?

K-Salaam: My family is from Iran. I grew up in Minneapolis. My music influences come from many places. My mom was a music teacher. I played the trumpet for many years. My partner Beatnick is extremely talented too. He can play every instrument known to man.
Growing up in Minneapolis as an Iranian, I went through a lot. I spent a lot of time by myself. That had a big effect on me musically. Hip-Hop was my escape.

HipHopInformant: Where did the name K-Salaam come from.

K-Salaam: My first name is Kayvon. In Farsi (in my father's dialect of Farsi) it means "the universe". Salaam is my middle name, it means "peace."

HipHopInformant: What are your views of Hip-Hop at the moment?

Hip-Hop is making a strong comeback right now. There are a lot of new artists coming up. Especially in NY and LA. It's kind of an exciting time for hip-hop.

HipHopInformant: Are there any artists that influence you and your music?

K-Salaam: I know my partner Beatnick is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Ican't really say that one artist has influenced me. I am influenced by life.

HipHopInformant: The new album “Whose World Is This” is out now so get it if you haven’t already! Is there a message behind the album?

K-Salaam: Definitely. But people have to actually listen to the album for themselves to get the message. The title is a question, it's up to the listener to find the answer to the question.

HipHopInformant: How do you feel when you perform in front of a crowd who all feel the music?

I feel great.

HipHopInformant: What do you think real Hip-Hop is?

K-Salaam: Myself and Beatnick. Palestine is hip-hop. The people that got kicked out of New Orleans, they're hip-hop.

HipHopInformant: Finally, what does the future hold for K-Salaam?

K-Salaam: We're gonna be working with a lot of new artists. A lot of these old cats gotta go. For real. We are the future of hip-hop. Real talk.