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Friday, June 11, 2010

WHWN Asks, What Are Your Thoughts on HipHop? MIZERY DA BEAST says, "I FEEL ANYBODY CAN RAP! THEY HAVE LIKE A MILLION RAPPERS OUT HERE!"




While 59 days into BP's Oil Spill, Louisiana is showing America her strength, yet again.  We've seen a state, an economy, a way of life battered and beaten and yet she still pushes forward.  I love all my tours home; where my folks are living, grinding, pushing through and making a whole lotta sumin out of nutin.  We've been Blessed to have other NO artists grace us with their thoughts on HipHop.  Frankie "Mizery Da Beast" Dennis says,


I FEEL ANYBODY CAN RAP. THEY HAVE LIKE A MILLION RAPPERS OUT HERE, BUT EVERYONE CANT MAKE REAL MUSIC AND DATZ HIP HOP TO ME. REAL MUSIC.


Here's another great soul, as I always promise, uncut and straight like you want it!


mia: What is your stage name? What is your government n
MBD: MIZERY DA BEAST!!! FRANKIE DENNIS.
mia: Is the music industry your primary job?
MDB: NO, NOT NOW. YET BUT IT IS MY MAIN FOCUS & I FEEL THIS IS MY CALLING.
mia: In the music industry, who do you work for? Or are you independent?
MDB: IM SIGNED TO J.CLARKMANAGEMENT.
mia: If you are a DJ, producer, writer or an artist what is your content?
MDB: IMMA ARTIST AND MY CONTENT VARIES.
mia: How long have you been in this profession?
MDB: I BEEN RAPPING SINCE 1999, BUT STARTED TAKING IT SERIOUS IN 2003.
mia: What is your relationship with HipHop and music in general?
MDB: MY RELATIONSHIP WITH IT IS SPECIAL CUZ I FEEL LIKE WITH OUT THIS I WOULD BE DEAD OR IN JAIL. LIKE SOME OF MY FRIENDS MUSIC GAVE ME A WAY OUT A WAY TO EXPRESS MY SELF AND STAY OUT THE STREETS.
mia: That's real deep. What is HipHop to you?
MDB: HIPHOP IS MORE THAN JUS RAPPING AND THE GLAMOR THEY PORTRAY. NOW IT'S ART. IT'S A WAY TO EXPRESS YOUR SELF THROUGH WORDS IN A POSITIVE WAY.


mia: Do you think HipHop has a purpose and what?
MDB: EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE WHETHER ITS GOOD OR BAD, BUT YES I THINK IT HAS A PURPOSE. NOW A DAYS THE MESSAGE IS KINDA FUZZY THOUGH.
mia: Are you influenced by HipHop and why?
MDB: YES!!!! FROM THE DAYS OF THEM BATTLING TO THE WAY THEY USE TO RECORD OUT OF THEY HOUSE AND PUSH THEIR MUSIC, THEMSELVES ,THEY DIDNT NEED A BIG LABEL TO BACK THEM AND IT GIVES ME HOPE STILL ...... CUZ DATZ HOW MOST ARTIST START OFF BATTLING TO GET A NAME AND RECORDING FROM HOME.
mia: When do you think HipHop was born?
MDB: WOW!!! UMMM LOL IMMA YOUNGEN I KNO SOMEWHERE IN DA 70'S.
mia: What is your understanding of the birth of HipHop as a music genre?
MDB: IT STARTED FROM DISC JOCKEYS PLAYING MUSIC, MEN AND WOMEN BREAK DANCING TO THE BEAT, BEAT BOXING AND BATTLE RAPPING.


mia: How often to you think about HipHop?
MDB: LOL!! IS DAT A TRICK QUESTION? WHEN DO I NOT THINK BOUT IT. I LIVE IT! BREATH IT! WHEN IM SLEEP DATZ, WAT I DREAM BOUT!
mia: How long do you think HipHop will be around?
MDB: HIP HOP WILL BE AROUND FOREVER!
mia: Do you remember the first HipHop song you heard?
MDB: LOL! NA NOT REALLY.
mia: What are your 3 most favorite HipHop songs and why?
MDB: BONE THUGS N HARMONY CROSS ROADS A SPECIAL SONG TO ME, NAS ETHER, THE LYRICAL CONTENT WUZ CRAZY AND 2PAC KEEP YA HEAD UP.


mia: Who is your favorite HipHop artist and why?
MDB: WELL AS HOW NOW T.I. JUST HIS LYRICAL CAPABILITY SWAGG BUSINESS MIND SET AND HIS DEDICATION TO HIS TEAM AND TO HIS MUSIC.
mia: Who is your least favorite HipHop artist and why?
MDB: OFF TOP GUCCI MANE AND OJ DA JUICE MAN.
mia: Do you think Rap and HipHop are the same and why?
MDB: I FEEL ANYBODY CAN RAP. THEY HAVE LIKE A MILLION RAPPERS OUT HERE, BUT EVERYONE CANT MAKE REAL MUSIC AND DATZ HIP HOP TO ME. REAL MUSIC. SO, NO ITS NOT THE SAME.
mia: What, if any, would you change about HipHop?
MDB: UMMM DATZ A GOOD ONE!!! WELL, I WOULDNT CHANGE I THING I LOVE HIP HOP.
mia: Do you think HipHop is used positively or negatively, and why?
MDB: I FEEL IT'S USED BOTH WAYS CAUSE WE HAVE SONGS DAT INFORM YOU WITH POSITIVE INFO AND SOME SONGS DAT MAKE U THINK CALLING FEMALES BITCHES AND HOES HUSTLING AND CARRYING A GUN IS THE WAY TO GO.


mia: Why do you think most HipHop videos and songs are filled with stunting, sexism and violence?
MDB: POINT BLANK. PERIOD. DATZ WAT SELLS. DATZ WAT PEOPLE WANNA SEE.
mia: Why do people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds like HipHop?
MDB: IT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY TO RELATE TO.
mia: Do you think HipHop is a global industry and why?
MDB: YESS!!! LIKE I SAID IN DA LAST QUESTION IT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY TO RELATE TO.
mia: Do you think HipHop is a commodity, and why?
MDB: YES!!! IT'S ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE WORLD WITH OUT HIP HOP MOST OF THE THINGS WE SEE AND WEAR MAY NOT EXSIST.
mia: What do you think when you hear of people in third-world countries, bumping HipHop?
MDB: IT GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS AND MAKE ME PROUD TO SEE HOW FOR WE HAVE COME.
mia: Do you think HipHop transcends all languages, cultures and boundaries, and why?
MDB: YES! CUZ WE HAVE NO BOUNDARIES. SKY IS THE LIMIT.
mia: Why is HipHop used worldwide to advertise a wide variety of commodities?
MDB: CHILDREN HAVE ROLE MODELS AND WANNA BE LIKE THERE ROLE MODELS; WEAR WHAT THEY WEAR HIPHOP IS THE FASHION STATEMENT DAT THE WORLD FOLLOWS.
mia: Do you think HipHop has a negative perception in the media, and why?
MDB: YES!!! CUZ THE MEDIA ONLY SHOW U THE NEGATIVE ITS ALL ABOUT RATINGS GOOD GUY'S DONT SELL IN THE MEDIA.



mia: Do you think HipHop is under attack, if so why and by what?
MDB: YES ITS UNDER ATTACK BY THE MEDIA AND PARENTS, LIKE MY GRANDMA SAYS "ITS A BUNCH OF NONSENSE THEY TALKING AND DNT NEED 2 BE AROUND."
mia: Do you think a person can stay conscious and achieve platinum success?
MDB: YES. BUT IN DA AGE WE LIVE IN VERY HARD CUZ ALL THEY WORRY BOUT IS RINGTONE NUMBERS AND PEOPLE DONT BUY CD'S ANYMORE THEY BOOTLEGGEN.
mia: Why do you think is it more difficult for conscious artists to cross over?
MDB: IMAGE THEIR SCARED OF. WAT THEIR IMAGE WILL BE. PLAIN AND SIMPLE! IF THE FEMALES LIKE THE RECORD MEN WILL PLAY IT DJ WILL SPIN IT.
mia: That seems to be a recurring answer in this series. Why do you think it is more difficult for a platinum artist to produce content of value and keep the support of their labels and radio stations?
MDB: RADIO STATIONS AND LABELS ARE PIMPS AND MONEY HUNGRY. THEY DONT CARE IF U HOT OR NOT. IF U NOT MAKING THEM NO 1 AT THAT POINT AND TIME, NO MATTER HOW MUCH U MADE IN DA PAST, TO THE BENCH U GO!
mia: Did you or have you ever paid (or received money) to have a song played on the radio/TV? If so, do you think it is right or wrong, a necessity or not and why?
MDB: NO. I HAVENT BUT I FEEL LIKE IT'S WRONG CAUSE NO MATTER THE QUALITY IF U HAVE THE MONEY U GET SPINN'S, DAT LIFE I GUESS.
mia: What is your opinion of the “Where Do You Stand: Why Platinum Artists Flee Underground?” series? Have you joined WHWN’s blog, if not why?
MDB: IT WUZ VERY INFORMATIVE AND IM JOINING NOW.
mia: Thanks! Why did you take out time to complete the survey?
MDB: IT FELT LIKE MIA WUZ TOUCHING ON SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES AND I WANTED TO GIVE MY OPINION.
mia: Thanks, that really means a lot to me.
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