|Thurs, September 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Black Vibes had the pleasure of sitting down with one of this years breakout independent artists Mike P from the duo Mike P and Stone Kapone.
This is the first part of the exclusive interview ahead of the release of the dynamic San Fernando Valley duos debut album due out early next year.
BV: Where are you guys from and what inspired you to rap?
Mike P: We are from The San Fernando Valley or as we refer to it, The SFV.It was a pretty rough neighborhood so getting streetwise young was really important. My inspiration for rapping really comes from growing up on 90's West coast Hip Hop. That's still the music that I bump.
BV: What are your thoughts on the current state of Hip Hop?
MP: I'm not really about the bling bling nature of todays hip hop. I am much more interested in the purity and realness of classic Hip Hop like Snoop Dogg, Dre Dre, and Ice Cube.
BV: When did you start entertaining?
MP: I started rapping when I was 14. At first we would do it in our driveway,that as like our stage. At first it was just something to do then we started recording in home studios..then we started playing shows in our neighborhood, people loved our music so we decided to take it to the next level.
BV: What releases have come before your current project?
MP: You can check out some of our early mixtapes like "Mike P The Big Homie Volume One" and "Mike P The Big Homie Volume 2" dropping early next month.
Our new album "The Big Payback" drops February 14th of next year.
BV: Can you talk a little bit about the inspiration for the new album?
MP: This album will be like the new "Chronic". Me and my crew Robbstal, Stone Kapone, Ames, and Surgeon all put 100% into this album just like Dre and Snoop on The Chronic to really take people to our hood. This is Reel Hood Music, we coming up on this project like The New Death Row.
BV: Who in Hip Hop is hot right now in your mind:
MP: I don't think West coast rap is where it should be...I think Nipsey Hussle holds it down and J Roc is killing it but other than that there's not too much going on...
BV: Can you talk about your current single "Summertime in SFV"?
MP: It was first a mixtape track set to a G Malone beat. When i sat down with long time friend and mentor Steve Labelle from A to Z Records he suggested I remix a classic track, and there's none more classic than Summertime:
Check out the video for Summertime in SFV below:
Summertime in the SFV..MIKE P THE BIG HOMIE & STONE KAPONE
Check back next week for part 2 of this interview!
|Wed, August 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Mike P. "The Big Homie" and Stone Kapone "The California Kid" are a Hip Hop Duo based in the San Fernando Valley, CA. Born and raised on the west coast, both grew up with dreams to be rap and hip hop artists following in the footsteps of their greatest influences, 2Pac, The Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Too Short, and many more of that genre. With lyrics about the streets on one side and conscious lyrics about the people on the other, Mike P. and Stone Kapone balance eachother out with music that is relatable to all their fans. The duo is growing fast and consistently with the drive and ambition to be one of the greatest hip hop duos of our generation. They have recently started their own independent record label Real Hood Music and are looking forward to taking the next steps in their career not only as Artists but a much bigger role as record label execs not much of a different path than artists such as Jay Z, Sean Puffy Combs, and many other greats have taken.
Check out their new video "Summertime in The SFV"
|Mon, December 13, 2010 at 12:52 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
With all this snow & blizzard type weather hitting most of the continental U.S., the warm temperatures of summer have most of us like fiends right now. We're not the only ones with that feeling as Jim Jones drops this new video from his upcoming 'Capo' album due February 2011