The producer turned rapper model is nothing new in music. Think about it, some of the most respected emcees in the game found their start as mystery men behind the beats before morphing into the men we now know behind the mic. Kanye West, J Dilla, Rza, Pharrell, etc. are all successful examples of this transition. With a blueprint already in place, it’s easy to see why an increasing number of beat architects are making this jump. While some try to follow in the direct footsteps of those that have come before, others have a very specific understanding of who they are, what their music represents, and how they want their legacy to be remembered. Enter up-and-coming producer / rapper Brain Gang Blue. On the heels of his first official EP release, BGB is looking to make a splash in the industry with his own brand of creative and innovative music.
The Dallas area artist first caught our attention last fall when he sent over a short film for his Numb. EP that simply featured him playfully tailing a hot dime in red heels as a hellaciously heavy beat thumped in the background. Now with the full project complete we wanted to catch up with BGB to talk about Numb. (which you can listen to in full and download on the next page), his up coming SXSW debut and other ridiculous topics.
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Interview by Monster.