SHITS REAL OUT THE MA$$…
SHITS REAL OUT THE MA$$…
APE the GRiM is what you would call a supreme product of the 1990s and golden age era of Rap music. Blessed with eclectic ability to perform all aspects of Hip Hop culture, A-P-E (All Pure Elements) might be True School Hip Hop’s last hope to show the world that the other side of the culture is still strong and well preserved. A child of music since the age of 4, Ape was always the kid with all the new rap tapes. APE got his start DJing in 1997 with a 5-man DJ band called The Break Invaders which included DJ Illogix(Deck Demons), StatikSelektah(Showoff, Shade 45), DJ G.I. Joe(DJ for Immortal Technigue) and DJ Def Rock(Monstamind). It wouldn’t take long for Ape to realize he had more to offer lyrically and he gradually swayed away for the turntables and focused hard on rhyming. He made his first studio recording in 1999 and since then he has spent much time and money making quality rap songs. He and DJ Illogix linked up with Portsmouth beat maestro DC the MIDI Alien in 2001 and formed the trio Monkey Biz. In 2006 these 3 NH All-Stars released their first full-length album entitled “Animal Odyssey” containing 19 incredible cuts. You’ll find whatever you need on this album: comedy and satire; history and philosophy; battle talk and competition; love and consciousness; and cutting-edge flows and tricky wordplay. Not to mention Ape’s FIREPOWER series banging systems all through New England keeping a steady underground buzz with 4 installments circulating in every weed cypher since 2006, with volume 4 making huge waves along the seacoast. Teaming up with Bronx native UNDU-KATI, APE released the full length album JAW & ORDER in late 2009 and the his fans only got more consumed in his madnesss. Despite his fierce battle reputation Ape finds time to enlighten those older and younger on the evolution of Hip Hop and what it really is as opposed to rap music. He might be a guest speaker in your class to recite his accalimed WWII rap synopsis or spit the Declaration of Independence, and on the same day he’ll spill his opponents blood all over the stage with off-the-brain combat. Any given stage performance from Ape might include break dancing or hat tricks, or both. Destined to bring justice and glory to every hardcore disciple of the culture, Ape plans to defy all stereotypes and gimmicks and make real Hip Hop important again; a true leader.
BIG TRACK FOR NE HIPHOP…
“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…
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The first exclusive HipHopPhilosophy Radio promo Pow Shadowz ever recorded, at the original HipHopPhilosophy Radio headquarters in Long Beach
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Big Shug – Think Twice feat. Avirex,M-Dot,Singapore Kane & Krumb Snatcha (I-Cue Remix)
DL Link – http://www.ingeniousmusic.com/THINK_TWICE_(Original+Remix).rar
Remixed by I-Cue of Ingenious Music. Engineered By Carlos “C12” Bess.
Gang Starr Foundation Legends Big Shug & Krumb Snatcha come together on a record for the first time in 10 years. They bring rising Boston MC’s & frequent collaborators/protégé’s M-Dot & Singapore Kane along for the ride. Avirex (of Krumb’s group WOLVES) adds a verse to the posse cut as well. The song will also appear on Krumb Snatcha & M-Dot’s collaborative EP (due out in early 2012). Produced by Reef Ali. Scratches by Dj Grazzhoppa.