@anouncemc #ATDS Interview

Can you give as a little introduction to you as an Artist?

My name is One OZ I’m 27 Years old and I was born, raised and live in Edinburgh Scotland. I’m an emcee and I make boom bap records and the odd dnb feature here and there.

I spit good rap… not to be too cocky but pre writs freestyle in the booth on the street on the stage I kill shit…I’ve loved hip hop since I first heard it and I put almost every waking moment I have into it, weather its making it or just enjoying it hip hop is just an essential part of life for me and it makes me happy…

How long have you been making music? 

Writing for 10 years recording for 8 years but I took a big gap at the start before I got more serious about it and started putting stuff out.

How many songs /albums have you released to date? 

6 projects

https://soundcloud.com/one-o-z/sets/no-t

https://soundcloud.com/one-o-z/sets/chron-o-logix

http://anounce.bandcamp.com/album/1st-class-recorded-delivery-the-e-p-prod-micall-parknsun

http://paraleticuniverse.bandcamp.com/album/the-united-front-project

http://anounce.bandcamp.com/album/construction-without-instructions-the-e-p

http://anounce.bandcamp.com/album/draw-the-map

and various youtube videos and features

 Can you tell us about your new project and the background and inspirations behind it?

I’ve been working with sean for years ive known him since we were kids so we blend well together music wise and we work on a regular basis, so we are currently working on the new united front project and that is what these tracks were originally intended for but we felt they worked well as a small stand alone project so we decided to release it to give people an idea of where we are punching at musically this year.

How have you ended up in the music industry?

I wanted to get into it so I did…I took my work and myself seriously, did my homework and put the graft in, I invest everything I can into my work and stay dedicated to it and its just gotten more serious the more I did it. At first I was just testing the waters but I’m lucky I’ve had a really positive response from my music so that pushed my through the door and now because of what I’ve put in I’m known and respected by some of the U.K’s top emcees and I actually get to work with them!

What do you think of the music industry at the moment?

I don’t give a fuck about the industry it don’t give a fuck about me… most of the money in music in this country comes out of the pockets of corporate big wigs who wouldn’t know talent if it slapped their dirty pedophile faces and the public now have a vast misconception about how to make music they think you go stand in a queue for hours with a million other people to sing for some c list idiot that knows fuck all about anything to tell them if they’ll make it or not…where’s the fun in that? That’s why I try to avoid it but I’m lucky we live in a good time for the independent artist to put out music themselves I guess…

Who inspires you when you make your music?

 It sounds cheese but my wife and my kids, I’m trying to do this to kelp make some extra for my family as well as follow my dreams

Can you recite a few bars that inspired you to start writing?

That’s like jewels without ice

Or like china without rice or

Like the holy bible without christ!

Or the bulls without mike

Or crack heads without pipes

The village without dykes

Or hockey games without fights

Don’t touch the mic if you ain’t  able to spit

Flamboyant is the label im with motherfucka!

 Who have you collaborated with so far in your Career?


Leafdog, Micall Parknsun, Black Poet, Ruste juxx, Eric The Red, O.A.B and  Jaegermista and GG Peney from YnR records also Im cooking up a tune with bva mc from high focus records out later this year

What book are you reading at the moment?

1984 I read it every year and it gets more and more accurate every time

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future? 

AOTP

What was the first album u bought?

Nirvana- nevermind then all theyre other records that was before I discovered hip hop

Where was the first gig you performed and did it go well?

Bannermans and yeah it was dope I held the crowd and got a great response then I started gigging there regularly till we moved the night to a larger venue.

If the question above wasnt the worst gig you have ever performed at, can you tell me about the worst?

I once played a gig in the engine room of a boat to 3 people who had no idea what hip hop was with an eccyd up techo dj fucking my tunes up on the “ones and twos” as he called them that was pretty dire but I stole a bottle of jds from the bar to even it out.. wont be going back there hahah

And the best gig you've had?

Cyphering with souls of mischief on stage after supporting them at a 500 deep after party is defo up there

What was the first thing you downloaded illegally? 

When napster dropped I copped everything me and easy internet café were thick g truss

Whats your favorite song at the moment?

Ill Bill- Acceptance Speech

What to you is the definition of a Wack Emcee?

One that wants to be an emcee more than they want to emcee

If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your drawer?

My test pressing of Jehst’s Falling down

Your dream collaboration track for a future album - Producer & Feature artists (Dead Or Alive).

Me, Big L and Rakim on some rugged Premo shit

What do you do when your not making music?

Work full time, be a dad and husband and I chill with mates go out n shit when I can and I walk my dog in lush lush greenery with lush greenery

How do you feel about Underground Hip Hop at the moment, do things need to change?

The scene has never been healthier only problem is the lack of money within the scene which is a shame for artists and fans… if fans would realise that the price of a pint can make a huge difference to the amount and the quality of the music that will become available to them then I think this would improve the scene to a more sustainable culture. I know personally if I was making the same off my music as I did working then id be putting out ten banging albums a year because I’d have 40 extra hours a week to do that

At All That Dope Shit we like to feature as much underappreciated artists as we can. Can you name a few guys from your local area we should check out? 

Onetzu Jacob Tzurner on fb hes dope if u don’t already know

What are your thoughts on the All That Dope Shit Blog?

You do a really good service for the underground hip hop community

Anything else you would like to add?

Shouts to everyone I know or have met through this music thing one love you know who you are

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