Haastattelussa RBL Posse -räppiryhmästä tuttu Frisco-veteraani Black C.
1. What’s up, Black C? How are you today?
I’m good, JP! Maintaining through this pandemic.
2. Let’s get straight to the point. Can you tell me about your life growing up in San Francisco?
Life in San Francisco was great for me, it was a lot of things to do being that it was a tourist town. There was plenty of ways to get money as a youngster. We would go down to Fisherman’s Wharf to Pier 39 and stand on the milk crates and act like robots for money, or we would dance and past a hat around afterwards, we always made a couple hundred a day between like 5 of us, that’s until we got into selling drugs.
3. When did you start becoming interested in music?
I got into music at the age of 17, when I got out this juvenile detention center which was a 1 year program called Log Cabin Ranch (LCR), as soon as I got out my friend from the neighborhood name Budwyser asked me to invest into some music equipment to help further his career. I did and I caught the rapping bug myself after messing around with the beats for a while.
4. What’s the inspiration behind your music right now, at this moment?
Was uninspired for a while, but my inspiration nowadays come from the younger guys out my City like H2MG AR, Larry June, Drew Beez, Yatta, Lil Yee, Ice, ZayBang and Lil Bean. They bringing the gas for Frisco right now, and got me back writing.
5. Has your style changed much over the years?
My style, I feel has always changed over the years. Just listen to my raps on my first album compared to now. It’s a very different flow, but I think you have to evolve or sound outdated. Only a chosen few like Too $hort and E-40 can keep their similar flow from when they started.
6. Do you tend to rely more on hardware or software when producing your music?
As of lately its been software, it’s tons of plugins to keep you creative as a producer, and I love it. Back in the day when you was workin with a bunch of sound modules, you was stuck with what you had, unless a upgrade came out, and that was usually just as expensive as the module itself, now you can upgrade right away in 5 minutes by downloading an update, can’t beat that.
7. Can you tell us the story behind “Don’t Give Me No Bammer Weed” and how the song came to be?
The story behind it is to long to tell, but the short version is this, we was trying to make a weed song for the Hunters Point, cause we was calling bunk weed “Bammer Weed” back then. We originally called the song “Bammer Joint”, the hook went “ Don’t give me no bammer joint, we don’t smoke that shit in Hunters Point”. By the time we headed to the studio, I decided to change it up to “ Don’t give me no bammer weed, we don’t smoke that shit in the SFC”, to involve the whole Frisco, instead of just Hunters Point, and it worked as planned.
8. How do you feel about the San Francisco scene right now and what do you think sets San Francisco apart from everyone else?
I love what the younstas are doing right now for the City, they are leveling up, you can’t do nothin but respect that. What sets the City apart is that we have a different swag about us, Oakland, Vallejo, Sacramento, Richmond, etc. all got a different swag, but you can tell its Bay Area.
9. What upcoming projects do you have in the works?
I’m working on a couple singles and videos as we speak, and I also got a book that I just finished up that should be out next year, I’m proof reading it and making corrections at the moment. I’m also workin on Hitmans 25th Anniversary deluxe album for the fans, and we’re releasing it on vinyl also this year.
10. Any last words to our readers?
Keep supporting us, and follow us on all social media outlets! Much love!
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