Interview With The legend Awesome Dre, one of Detroit's 1st famous rappers.
The living legend Awesome Dre, one of Detroit's 1st famous rappers.
His classic album cover with the image of LL Cool J and Kool Moe Dee on their knees in front of Awesome Dre with the tummy-guns to'em is truly memorable for capturing the time. It really expressed the feelings of our artists in Detroit who felt looked over by the music industry. Awesome Dre and The Hardcore Committee is as classic to Detroit as Porterfield Wilson Pontiac, Mazda & Honda, The Wizard, and Piston Bad Boys.
He brought an instrumental created by Killa Smothe and smashed the track with a written and freestyle rap. Then he dropped the knowledge on us about a lot of things like recording on 8 track studios, times where only dope boys had the money to do thangs, and real wisdom about dealing with the business end. Plus, knowing the streets level of thangs.
His debut album "You Can't Hold Me Back" released on Jorlands Records in '87 and it's considered by many a classic. There are cuts like "Frankly Speaking" & "Committing Rhymes". Awesome Dre can be found on Priority Records, appearing on Rap City, MTV, Billboard magazine charts, Spotify & more! There's the LP "A.D.'S Revenge" released on Strictly Roots Records in '93 that included the singles "Dis Is Babylon" & the title track. But, this time his lyrics included more consciousness in the street knowledge. Now, Awesome Dre has released the single "Top Tens" in 2009, continuing to record and tour with the new album and DVD released in 2013.
By KilSkillz Sauce