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.
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.