COOL NUTZ Alot of the reviews are from the standpoint of they had to write about me cause they knew it was newsworth cause I was selling records, and doing shows and doing a lot of stuff for the Hip Hop scene but from the standpoint of appreciation for the actual music, I never got that from the press. With the success of Harsh Game and how big a record that was, it was frustrating to have them completely overlook the growth from Harsh Game to Speaking Upon a Million, the production, the song ideas, the evolution in the rhyming.
To have them overlook that, it was kind of insulting and made me wonder if there was anything else for me to do here in the Portland. I've contributed to the scene, not just the Hip Hop scene but overall the Portland music scene. To never get the appreciation musically, you can work hard and have somebody say "You got your picture in the WIllamette Week or you're on the cover of the Rocket.
Like the Collabos album from Willamette Week, they get the most ignorant motherfucker they could find, dude did his first review, he didn't even know that I rhymed. Didn't know W. C, Kurrupt, Mac Dre, Yukmouth none of em. He e-mailed me and asked which voice I was on the album and if I emceed and what exactly does Cool Nutz do at Jus Family?
That in itself is insulting to what I'm doing cause within the Portland music scene you got the Pink Martinis, Smooch Knobs, The Decemberists, Everclears, The Lifesavas, Cool Nutz and a few other noteworthy people who you can go out and say have you heard of such and such and people are like oh yeah There are only maybe like 15 of them total in Portland and that's across numerous genres.
I gave all the press in Portland 2 months lead on the record, the album, press clippings, source clippings, Murder Dog magazine, me on the cover of WW, reviews from big websites of things that we'd done. When we did the Collabos album release party we got snubbed in the press, a bad review from WIllamette Week. It was evident that if I wasn't making this certain kind of music it's not gonna get love. I don't do this from the standpoint of me doing it for myself.
I put that out for the sake of Portland HIp Hop. I paid for the whole project, recorded most of it in my studio, paid for everything, didn't ask for anything from any of the artists, put it out and pushed it to establish that this is Portland Hip Hop.
Like I said before and it wasn't a seperation, it was a melting pot and a double CD of hot music to let people know not only am I an artist but I'm also working for the betterment of the whole Portland Hip Hop community. People didn't realize Poh Hop 3, maybe Poh Hop 4. Did you go to the MYG release party? I think that's the closest thing I've seen in a bit.
A few performances and just a party, it was dope. That's where I want to see Portland Hip Hop go. Like I said, you get excitement out of Lifesavas, you get excitement out of some of the things we do and a few other acts. That's where I'd like Portland Hip Hop to go. Even the little remarks they make about Wickeds mixtape.
Knew him when he got his first mixer, we kicked it tough. He's a real good friend of mine. To see him trying to do something different that no one else is doing, putting his money into it, getting ads and actually pushing it.
And having people talk about "oh another 70s du du du" All that funny shit. COOL NUTZ I think your site is a much needed thing in Portland because you actually have a forum where people can see all this stuff in Hip Hop that's happening in Portland, you're going to shows, you're writing reviews of the show, taking pictures, you're actually in the mix of it. If I had the time to do it I would cause I feel like people need to know that it's not just about "There's the gangsta rap scene in Portland, There's the underground scene in Portland, they need to know there is a Hip Hop scene in Portland" but it is what it is.
We were on tour, it was me, Oldominion and One Man Army and did a song that's just crazy. There's alot of stuff we haven't put out yet. I feel like right now, even with all the records I've put out, I'm just now at a point where I'm comfortable with what I'm doing as an Emcee. I feel like now I'm at a point where people hear the new stuff we're really trying to compete with the big boys.
Yeah I did a song with him, I did a new song with Sirens Echo, I did a song with Boom Bap that didn't make the album cause they thought it would be a little offensive.
It's about all the hippy rappers, so called "Concious" rappers basically but when it came down to the final cut it was like, "I don't know, people might take offense to that". Me and Pete were always doing music business. Pete did all the artwork for "Harsh Game", late nights in Kinkos, this was before all the people had all the graphics stuff at home.
He came up with the I hate Cool Nutz campaign where I go out of town and someone puts up the posters.
It was funny cause I had one of my boys call me up and he was in the streets like "Man, I just saw this dude putting up these I Hate Cool Nutz posters man, whachu want me to get him or what? He's out here right now, down the street two blocks I'm just calling you to make sure it's cool. That was the early days of Portland Hip Hop. It was one of the things that made it exciting.
I don't know if you came to the last days of La Luna concert. The energy was just crazy for the local groups. Another one was the first or second Poh Hop where we had a picnic on stage. We brought the table, the cooler, giving everyone in the crowd soda and chicken. A picture of it is on the inside of "Harsh Game", back then it was a whole different thing. It's a trip now cause you're fighting an uphill battle cause everything is controlled by certain types of writers.
I hate to have to go to them and be like, "Cool Nutz is a significant artist in the Portland music scene" you only have a few artists in the music scene that people are going to look back and say he played a big part of what was going on in Portland.
There's only Mix-a-lot, Me, and a couple other Seattle rappers in there. I ain't mad at em. One of the albums that really kind of changed my thoughts on Hip Hop was the first Blueprint from Jay-Z. To be that far in his career and come back with an album to change the sound. The whole landscape of the music he was doing. He made everybody start sampling again and go back into these soul vaults and he came out of no where with it. That record made me feel like people can still put out really creative records.
And thats basically where I'm going with the Cool Nutz record cause over the last 3 or 4 years, I've seen alot of stuff man. My best friend got killed last year, my cousin got killed.
Having to hold my best friends son over his casket. As a person from 3 years ago, I'm a whole other person. When you hear the I hate Cool Nutz album, you'll hear that. I've always been more of an MC rhyming about MCing and being in the streets and stuff like that. I hate Cool Nuts is the same feel but it's more introspective and personal. Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January Sunday 5 January Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January Sunday 12 January Monday 13 January Tuesday 14 January Sprankles DJ.
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