Rising indie North Carolina based hip hop recording artist GHOST DOG gives BLACK VIBES a brief but solid interview into some of his TOP FIVES! Get to know the man behind the music and a little bit of his taste below.
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1. What are five words that describe you as an emcee?
Ghost Dog: Wordsmith, true school, genuine, samurai, multifaceted
2. Who are your top five emcees?
Ghost Dog: Killah Priest, Jeru the Damaja, KRS (Bam scandal co-sign
notwithstanding), Canibus (notebook scandal notwithstanding), Black
Thought (this list doesn't reflect my favorite groups; just the
individual emcees that have inspired me most through the years...)
3. Where are your top five favorite cities to perform and why?
Ghost Dog: Portland, ME- the hip-hop scene is so unexpectedly thorough (ALL the
elements), the love is real, the food is bangin (lobster rolls; of
course), & I have met some good friends there (& green is legal
lol...). And anywhere that serves ale named after Wu-Tang albums is ok
with me lol (had an ale called Liquid Swords this most recent time
Manchester, NH- The people are so supportive & attentive; I've had the
crowd call-&-response on tracks where that wasn't even part of the
plan & they always get hype when I return....
Herndon, VA- Always a huge turnout & feels like a 2nd home...
Charlotte, NC- My 1st year touring the Charlotte scene was
shoulder-to-shoulder; a dope underground crowd & hella open-minded &
creative wit it; plus I know some really good peoples out there. Every
show I've had out there has been good times & catching up wit people
Raleigh, NC- The stomping grounds....always feels good getting love at
home; just so many memorable nights & I have opened for some of my
inspirations & people I looked up to in the craft here...so many 1sts
& milestones....I established myself from the ground-up in Raleigh.
4. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Ghost Dog: Comfortable, still touring nationally, hopefully touring
internationally, & maximizing every available revenue stream enough to
be able to make a decent living.
5. What 5 things would you like to plug or mention right now?
Ghost Dog: My 1100 Hunters fam, my Phantom Blade brethren Sharp, my Cypher
UniverCity brethren, my Building Bridges Tour brethren Cesar Comanche
(& all the other tour brethren), & everyone who has supported me thus