“APE the GRiM aka APESHIT”
2. Where you from?
3. Where you repping currently?
“New England (all over 603 in particular)”
4. WHO’S AN ALLY/CREW YOU REP OR ARE YOU A SOLO ARTIST?
“Trap Jaw Affiliates (Me, Undu-Kati, LB Granite State, DC the MIDI Alien & my man Ayesceau) and Showoff Records”
5. WHATS YOUR FIRST MEMORIES OF MUSIC?
“My mom always had tapes and I used to bang “BEAT IT” and get soo excited”
6. WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR HIP-HOP MUSIC?
“The movie “No Retreat, No Surrender” 1986..B-Boyin in there too”
7. WHERE YOU AT RIGHT NOW? WHAT CURRENT AND RELEASED PROJECTS COULD YOU SHARE WITH US?
“I am almost done with my new album “THE IDEALIST” and i’m tryin to release that round the holidays…my best work yet”
8. ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS YOU’LD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT?
“I’ll be rockin the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth NH this saturday 9/15 and next week 9/22 at Shooters in Exeter NH.. yall gotta come out..”
9. Ramen or Mac and Cheese?
10. ANY BOOKS YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
“An ill book called “THE PROJECTION OF THE ASTRAL BODY” by Hereward Carrington & Sylvan Muldoon.. I am somebody who leaves his body and I’m trying to master it!”
11. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW WITH 5000$ where would it be and what would you be doing?
“Go to NY and get a beat from Primo”
12. WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSES?
“I’m a fan of free masonry, The United Way, Vietnam Vets, Salem Animal Rescue League & any honorable organization that really gives”
13. WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW? ANYTHING GOES?
“Having my own sound and presentation including Hat Tricks and B-Boying, while I also have a great job and the best woman & dog in the world”
14. ANYONE LOCKED DOWN YOU WANT TO SHOUT OUT IN THE BING?
“shout to my man Craig Catton who I grew up with and did a lot of wild things with over the years..and my man Demitrio in Valley Street in Manchester NH..”
15. DO YOU HAVE A SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK WEBSITE MIXCLOUD TWITTER YOUTUBE OR OTHER PROFILES ONLINE YOU’LD LIKE TO SHARE?
“I just got on Twitter and I got videos on youtube..of course FB…I’m better live in person..I try not to be online much..I need to pay some young gunners to sit here on the computer for me and push my shit”
16. WHO’S IN YOUR TOP TEN RIGHT NOW?
“I think about this a lot.. JAY-Z, KRS, AG, KOOL KEITH, PHARAOH MONCH, ICE CUBE, BIG L, NaS, ROYCE & ESOTERIC
17.) WHAT KIND OF PREFORMER ARE YOU?
18. DO YOU LIKE ART?
“yes love it and my handstyle is stupid”
19. IF SO ANY VISUAL ARTISTS OR PAINTERS OR GRAFFITI ARTISTS OR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ETC ETC YOUR INTO RIGHT NOW?
“I respect most all Graf writers and my man GOOBA who does my artwork is great wit Graf/Cartoons/Graphic Arts..shout to man my DOE, SIZE 11 and KING MAST from Lowell..and of course Nabo!”
20. TOP 5 WEBSITES YOU LIKE?
“Ebay, Flightclub, Midialien.com..I just don’t fuck wit da computer much”
21. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GET DAILY NEWS FROM ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN OUR COUNTRY AND ABROAD?
“I watch fox 25 news-not FOX NEWS and pretty much yahoo.com..Vladtv is dope”
22. Where do you see the future of HipHop heading?
“It keeps going back in time and futuristic..I don’t think it has any direction..I just hope people don’t resent all Emcees before we know it”
23. What country’s do you like best for HipHop besides your own?
“Germany, Japan, France, North and South Korea”
24. If you could work with any artist, who would it be?
“JAY-Z, KRS, AG, KOOL KEITH, PHARAOH MONCH, ICE CUBE, BIG L, NaS, ROYCE & ESOTERIC (my top ten notable influences)”
25. Favorite sport?
26.) When did you first start MC’ing?
“Way back in the day”
27.) IF YOUR A MARTIAL ARTS FAN BRUCE LEE SONNY CHIBA OR JET LI?
“Bruce Lee most def…he died right when Hip Hop started”
28.) Is there a reason or someone/something that influenced you to take the step towards becoming who you are today in the music industry?
“My thing is to be as Hip Hop as I can be without being Industry whatsoever..and if I could sell that in the industry great! If not I just get iller regardless”
29.) Top 5 events you’ve played since starting to MC?
“One of the best shows we’ve put together in NH was Northern Exposure 2005 at The Ioka in Exeter NH that Statik Selektah and I threw that had a serious after party at my man Paul Gatchell’s. I’ve destroyed many battles in my day and when I throw a show it sells out and everyone remembers why they love this music”
also check out this video with MR. LIF and NABO RAWK:
FROM MYSTERDL ILL MANNERED FILMS…
LOOK OUT FOR THE IDEALIST COMING SOON….