Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Check out this NEW Midi Marc interview in the On Point Magazine. I'm loving that L'Daialogue DiCaprio plug on the end (InDAIpendent EP Coming Soon)...lol.
But get some more insight into the next best producer in the game.
I think the game would be a lot better if folks would take a page from our book on southern hospitality. When we visit another area, we do it with a great deal of respect for the host, whether we’re visiting a place next door, or a place on the other side of the map.
As a producer how would you label your sound overall?
Midi Marc: I’m influenced by a number of producers from different hip-hop genres. From the RZA to Mannie Fresh, from Pete Rock to Battle Cat. I would definitely label my sound as diverse
What type of equipment do you use when crafting your beats?
Midi Marc: Right now I’m using FL Studio along with a Novation Xio 25 keyboard. Simple, Effective, and Portable
How do you know when a record is the one you want to sample?
Midi Marc: A lot of times I can tell that I’m going to sample it as soon as I hear the first few notes. Even if I’m not going to use the first piece of the sample, I can tell by the feel of the music if a part is coming in soon. The records with the craziest/gayest artwork usually have the dopiest samples…ha ha!
What’s your 3 favorite tracks that you produced in 2009?
1. Fat Rat Da Czar – Do Whud I Do
2. Marly Mar – Hood Rich
3. Ice Mike ft Raw White, Beer 30, and Lil Boosie – Buddy Do I
I saw you made a comment about Hip Hop being a little too Negative? Explain?
Midi Marc: There has always been what a lot of folks would perceive as negative in Hip Hop, but these days the negativity seems internal. I see negativity in the comments and feelings from a lot of New York artist and its all directed toward the South. Sometimes I feel like they’re saying Hip Hop is cool only when it comes from “here”, and if it is going to come from another place..it has to be approved by “us”. All its doing is causing division when the culture has grown to the point where there should be so much more unity. I think the game would be a lot better if folks would take a page from our book on southern hospitality. When we visit another area, we do it with a great deal of respect for the host, whether we’re visiting a place next door, or a place on the other side of the map.
Any Up coming Projects in 2010?
Midi Marc: Be on the lookout for Fat Rat Da Czar’s – Cold War 3 in 2010 along with songs with songs with some of SC dopest artist (Verse Tha Vet, Hollywood, Trapstar, Marly Mar, Boondak Syndicate and more) I’ll be teaming up with other SC producer throughout the year for some compilations. And be on the look out for L’Daialogue from Memphis, TN…we have some serious heat in the stash!