Artist/Group Name :
Reppin’ (What city you reppin’?):
We are reppin NY/NJ
Affiliation (What crew or artists you roll with?):
Beatvizion / MF DOOM / Shaman Work
Influences (Who inspires you? Not limited to just hip-hop):
Coltrane, True School HipHop, 70’s Soul, 60’s Jazz, Bob Marley, Malcolm and many more.
Backstory (How’d you get in the game? How did the group form? What work did you put in before getting signed to a label?)
Scienz of Life were discovered in NYC by Bobbito Garcia who at the time was a primary force on the independent HipHop scene via his various showcases and his Radio show on WKCR 89.9 along side DJ Stretch Armstrong. In 1996 Bobbito released SOL’s debut 12” The powers of 9 Ether on his own Fondle’em Records. Scienz of Life really paid there dues hitting up countless notable venues through out the Tri-State Area and the south east spreading their movement in hopes of eventually taking the music to the next level.
Current project (What are you pushing right now? What can people expect from it? Feel free to just hype your album here…why did you name the album that name? Was there a theme? Any funny stories during its creation?)
In Stores now on Shaman Work Recordings Scienz of Life – The Blaxploitation Sessions. This album is a directly inspired by the Golden Era of HipHop blended with 70’s Soul and the 1960’s Jazz Revolution.
The Blaxploitation Sessions was directly inspired by The Blaxploitation Era, a short-lived black film genre in the 1970’s here in the wilderness of
Purpose (What kind of impact do you hope to have on the game? Do you just want to go platinum or is there something more?)
Scienz of Life’s goal in music is to be able to inspire massive amounts of people on a similar level of the many that inspired us. Our main objective is legacy we want to be remembered for our contribution to the world of music. If going platinum falls within this too! Then so be it..
Is hip-hop really dead? (Wax philosophical here, break down what you think of hip-hop today or compare it to when you were coming up. Good? Bad? Break it down!)
Yes Hip Hop Died on December 25th and his name is James Brown! We will help the movement to resurrect HIP HOP in this new day and time.
Three wishes (If you had three wishes to change anything within hip-hop, what would they be? Bring someone back to life? Get a Kanye West beat? Make snap music disappear?):
The first thing I would change would be to bring more of a balance to mass media. In the form of getting the same level of marketing for music with substance and integrity as music with no message at all and at times dis respectful to the culture. I would bring back Jam Master Jay because we were able to meet him personally and he was a big loss to our culture. So many have no idea of the beautiful spirit that was moved on went he left us. Lastly I would make is easier for the younger generation to learn about the roots and foundation of the culture. We need this to happen more than we know!