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Immortal Tech The New York Harlem Native sits down with Montreality while they where out in Nyc for a 40 minutes interview with a deep insight on Immortal Technique him self as he shares his views on music life and politics and life.
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Nicki Minaj Interviews Donatella Versace
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Nitty Scott discusses with @fatboyradionyc about the BET cypher. Who was her favorite verse in the cypher besides herself? Does Nitty Scott
still use aim? Nitty also discusses how she feels about people discussing her physicals more than her music. Find out more in this interview
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The interview in its entirety can be read here
Did you grow up on hip-hop?
Yeah. I mean, it was something that happened and I was here for it. Like late 70′s was funk and then the 80′s hip-hop emerged and I was around it. Breakdancing, writing graffiti…that was part of my life. So yeah, for sure. I remember going home and taping, on my brother’s boom box, Sugar Hill Gang and learning the song the next day. Hip-hop has always been around me. But I mean, I like rock music too so it wasn’t like I was strictly one genre. I liked everything. I broadened my mind to everything from Spanish music, to jazz, to hip-hop, to rock.
Did you write or breakdance?
Yeah, I used to breakdance, I used to write. My tag back in the day, when I was in Brooklyn, was ZEIN. I remember I got into a fight with this guy, and he beat me up, and I couldn’t write ZEIN anymore. He wrote ZEEN and mine was ZEIN and he didn’t like that, so he kicked my ass. It happens.
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