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 5/15 show at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is 17ENT
Tell us a little bit about yourself – how long you’ve been in the game, your inspirations, and your aspirations.
Well, I’m Seenloc of 17ENT. aka 17Entertainments. 17ENT. consists of 6 members including the DJ SeenLoc, TwistedM, Spyda The Man, Bolimic, DriveBye & DJ Killa B. 17ENT. was originally created in 2000 by Alphonso W. & Dennis T.(Both guy’s later entered the military D.T. currently retired after serving 6yrs, A.W. currently deployed over sea’s right now, basically forefather’s of the 17) as two friends making beats via Fruity Loops back & fourth, as well as adding to each other’s beats studying each other’s skills. For five years somewhere in there it just became an abandoned child. 2005 marks the year when a computer was contributed to 17ENT as a graduation gift. I personally adopted the neglected baby child and named it 17ENT. From there, freestyling sessions began and started to get recorded.
We’re the underground’s underdogs – the outcasts of the outcast. You, this reader, you the interviewer, the world – everything you’re surrounded by – good & bad, that’s what inspires us positive and negative love, hate it all. We are inspired to inspire.
Aspirations? Well I personally feel music is the most powerful form of communication. We aim to reach many as well as bring a new element. Once we have the right amount of listeners, a broader positive message should be revealed. I’d say something that people would need to hear – we could carry that message.
How does it feel to be part of a legendary, world-record setting hip-hop tour?
It feels like I’m having the best orgasmic climax of a lifetime. I am honored & privileged to be a part of it all. It is definitely a heightened height of highness.
How long have you been down with Strange Music?
I’ve been down since 2003 when I went to my first Tech N9ne show. I’m sure it was the original Hostile Takeover in ’03. They came to the 32 Bleu downtown venue which is now Thirsty Parrot’s. I’ve been down for years and have been going to his shows for years.
What can the Technicians expect out of your show?
Technicians can expect energy, craziness, and chaos. If they like what’s going on they should just be prepared to move, mosh, jump, dance – whatever they choose. Also to scream “H.O.R.”! “HOR” means universally ” Homie Onda Regular” or “Homie Onda Reals” – it means many things to each person – “Hustler Onda Regular”, “High On Reefer”, “Helpin Others Randomly”, “Homie “Onda Respect”. ‘HOR” has become somewhat of a culture because of our Juggalo Gathering Performances.
Anything you would like to say to the Technicians coming out to the show?
Thank you Technicians for taking your time to read about us. Look forward to an eye and ear full of Hor-Hop.
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