Hostile Takeover 2012 – Strange Openers: Great Falls And Billings, Montana with Koshir [Interview]

May 17 2012

With 97 stops pegged, the tour needs the best possible opening acts to capture the energy of the audience and keep the momentum going – a daunting task to some, but also a rite of passage. Strange Music caught up with some of the upcoming opening acts on the Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour, here is what they had to say.

Opening up for the 5/20 show at The Mansfield Civic Center in Great Falls, Montana, and the 5/21 show at the Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium in Billings, Montana, is Koshir.

Tell us a little bit about yourself – how long you’ve been in the game, your inspirations, and your aspirations.

Back in 2007 I dropped out of school and started making music in 2008. In 2009 I started to work on my first CD White Girl Diaries which was released in 2010, featuring Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Potluck, Luni Coleone, Cool Nutz and many more. I also just released my new mixtape Muffin Man and I’m currently working on my new album [which is] yet to be titled.

I’ve been doing a lot of big name shows lately such as Stevie Stone, Brotha Lynch Hung, E-40, San Quinn, and coming up I will be co-headlining with DMX, and rocking with Method Man.

I’ve always been into music, but more rock and techno than hip-hop. My ears gotta have their Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie fix otherwise I get in fucked up moods. Rap can be so boring some times. I just love making music that me and my people can lose themselves to. However, this is my job and in order to keep making music, I need to keep making money. Know what I’m sayin?

How does it feel to be part of a legendary, world-record setting hip-hop tour?

I’ve always looked at Tech and Krizz as some of the more talented individuals in the game, so when I heard I was on these shows, I was like, “Thats what the fuck’s up!” Plus the whole line up is just fire! I’ve done music with a couple artists from Strange, worked with their producer Seven, who’s a fucking genius, and been in this circle for a couple years now. It’s about time!

How long have you been down with Strange Music?

First time I heard Tech was 2004 in Anchorage, Alaska, which is where I’m originally from. But I’ve probably been down-down since late 2006.

What can the Technicians expect out of your show?

What can Technicians expect from my set at the shows? Loud music, high energy, and a performance that won’t be easily forgotten!

Anything you would like to say to the Technicians coming out to the show?

Get ready to be a part of history my nigs! And if you ain’t got a ticket, eat an AIDS-cake bitch! Koshir, out.

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