NORTHEAST PORTLAND aka P-TOWN aka
(home of the cut throats)
Affiliation (What crew or artists you roll with?)
MISFIT MASSIVE and QP
HI-TEK, PARLIMENT/FUNKADELIC, good music,
epic films and raw comedy
I (JUMBO) started out carryin records for my dawg MIXMASTA KD,
then he taught me how to mix and I started DeeJaying
house parties and hole in the wall after hours spots
My man Vurs and I played (basket)ball together and was
always talkin bout gettin down on some music, ya know.
So, he was working on a song wit my best friend at the
time who got shot and killed (Big Red RIP). After that
gettin down wit Vurs was destiny, feel me? We been down
I put out a compilation called Bomb Threat that helped
give birth to a lotta cats where I’m from. I put that
out on our label Misfit Records. We did guerilla
marketing until we got heard. I also did some
production to get my name out there. Then we was doin
shows like we had a record out, like three or four a
month seasoning our live show. Then Vurs went on the
road doin backround vocals for Blackalicious and I got invited to do
merch/roadie/sound assistant….payed dues, ya know.
Then Lifesavas got our shot-double duty working and started
opening the shows, rippin’ every night. That established
our fan base before our record dropped.
The current album is GUTTERFLY. The reviews so far
say classic hip-hop album. We’ll see what’s really
good when it come out. People should expect to get
they monies worth, that’s good business.
GUTTERFLY is a phrase that my camp been usin since
92′, that’s LIFESAVAS swag, ya dig!
The record is influenced by blaxpoitation flicks like
the Mack, Coonskin and others ya know.
Funny side story- When we were workin on the record
the city got hit wit black ice on top of snow and
there was no internet in the lab. I needed to download
some guitar parts from Vernon Reid of Living Colour
fame. I walked ten blocks wit my laptop until I got
wifi signal sat a busstop for a hour and down loaded them files.
Yo, I had like three pair of sweats/pants, thermals,
skully, two hoodies, gloves and Tims freezin’…but I
got that song done and it made the record. This hip
hop right!? Scream out loud AaaaaaaaaaaaH!!!!!!
Purpose or one of the purposes we do it is, to show
cats it’s cool, hot or OK to be yourself dawg.
Somebody will relate, somebody will FEEL YOU. Hustle
smart, hustle hard…
As far as goin platinum, the game changes daily
man…I think a hundred thousand is platinum for a
independent now. I’ll take that. This goes out to the
majors who will bid on LS- we’ll give you hits, but we
gone do US. So come with the bread, we already workin
Is hip-hop really dead?
Where hip hop is…Mos once said "that hip hop ain’t
no giant in the hills, we hip hop -you and me." As
long as my people decide what’s
classic, what’s hot and we not just accepting
corporate labels telling you and I what hip hop is we
good. We gotta balance it ya’ll.
1. Get ten HI-TEK beats!!!!!!
2. Obama for President!!!!
3. GUTTERFLY on your ipod,mp3player, in your whip, in the crib, in the club, computer, mixtapes…etc.