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Interview Season 2: Cyrus Krow

A master of brutalising flows and saturated melodies, Cyrus Krow is a very recent discovery for 108MICS whose music I’m enjoying the hell out of right about now. Enjoy the interview and tune in to his stuff! 1. Where does the name Cyrus Krow come from? Before I was louie cynical. Cyrus Crow was my darkest side I created to […]

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Interview Season 2: Young Jade

UK rapper/producer Young Jade is a man of many talents, crossing genre limitations as often as he adheres to them. He’s been kiling it production-wise lately, and I’m confident that he’ll continue to drop his best work to date over the next few months. 1. You’ve recently focused on producing, and you just dropped the Fusion Deluxe beat tape under […]

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Interview Season 2: Ace McCain

Underground mogul Ace McCain is a real pioneer of self-made business, assisting with management, promotion and career-building. 1. For those who don’t know who you are, how would you best describe your presence in the underground community? I’m Cain the networking god the Moses of the underground I lead the way and show the way from the underdogs to Indy’s […]

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Interview Season 2: YVNG $TEVE

MGR’s secret weapon, YVNG $TEVE makes vicious, contorted and hallucinogenic rap music. 1. How long have you been rapping and when was it that you connected with the other members of MGR? I’ve been rapping for about 4, 5 years or so idk lmao. I recently connected with MGR about a month ago. I have been fuckin with MGR for […]

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Interview Season 2: nurture

Dreamside producer Nurture makes dense, melodic music that pursues some of the most atmospheric sounds that the underground has to offer. 1. You frequently post beats both mixed and unmixed on Soundcloud. How often do you cook up and how much music do you have in the stash? I don’t make beats as much as I’d like to as of […]

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Interview Season 2: Zerosuit

By far one of the most exciting underground producers at the moment, Zerosuit’s longevity is also assured. His prehensile, raucous productions are incredibly vivid and go a long way towards his collaborators sounding their strongest whenever he unites with them. 1. How long have you been doing music for? Your Soundcloud only goes back eight months but I would assume […]

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Interview Season 2: Lord Lyrico

MGR affiliate Lyrico presents another of the most creative sounds of the underground a dazzlingly talented rapper/producer with the ability to craft almost any style of hip-hop. 1. Which did you start doing first, rapping or producing? I dexided to just try out rapping when I was like 9ish just as a lil hobby I guess until I started taking […]

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Interview Season 2: ayashi!

NJ’s ayashi! has been making sprightly, dense productions for years now, and his ambition to release projects has only grown in this time. Very much deserving of bigger placements, he is an established producer with a recognisably unique sound. 1. Your production is extremely diverse, do you have any major influences or inspiration? My major influences are kind of whatever […]

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Interview Season 2: levitatingman

Not knowing levitatingman and his enormous contributions to the growth of the underground would be a grave oversight by any avid hip-hop fan. Responsible for some of the greatest production pieces of this decade, the producer’s history is littered with seminal works. 1. You’re truly a veteran of the underground, your work on Bandcamp stretches back a good five years. […]

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Interview Season 2: Dominus Excalibur

Another recent 108Mics discovery, Dominus Excalibur blends high-octane songwriting with thoughtful, moody lyricism. 1. Where are you from? Does your city have a major hip-hop scene? Originally I was born in Kalispel, Montana but I’ve lived in Tucson, Arizona since I was 5 years old. I wouldn’t say that my city has a major hip hop scene, there’s plenty of […]

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Interview Season 2: wtrflls

Scottish artist wtrflls is one of many great talents coming out of the UK, and I’m glad we tapped in for this eye-opening interview. 1. How long have you been producing for? Do you have a favourite song that you’ve worked on? I’ve been playing music since 2009/2010 in bands with my friends (usually guitar or bass) but it wasn’t […]

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Interview Season 2: Sxberblu

A recent discovery for the blog, Sxberblu has been a steadfast supporter of my work over the last couple of months. With deeply personal music making up the bulk of his output, the rapper is bettering himself with every drop. 1. You’ve dropped quite a few projects at this point, the latest being SKiZa. Which would you say you’re most […]

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Interview Season 2: Chop000

Canada’s brightest production star, Chop has a selective but undeniably fantastic discography that includes the work of some of the underground’s greatest artists. Far from a legend in the making (he reached that point a long time ago), Chop’s beats well and truly speak for themselves. 1. How long precisely have you been producing for? What motivated you to do […]

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Interview Season 2: pelo

A recent 108mics.com discovery, pelo deserves his shine as a producer, especially as he has so much insight on what it takes to be a dedicated maker of quality music. 1. How long have you been making beats for? Where do you draw inspiration when cooking up? ive been producing for about 3 & 1/2 years now, & most of […]

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Interview Season 2: Wavy Money Records

NY rapper/producer W$R is a proven champion of various underground hip-hop sub-genres, his musical excellence has been boundless across his various quality releases. Despite all this, I didn’t know much about the man himself and so this interview was an interesting insight. 1. You’re from New York, were you heavily inspired by the rappers your city has birthed while coming […]

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Interview Season 2: Loko Los

Dark trap king Loko Los needs absolutely no introduction. His work has shaped and inspired entire swathes of the underground over the last 3-4 years, and I have no doubt that it will continue to do so for a long time to come. 1. When did you first start producing? I started producing in middle school. Somewhere between 2004-2005 2. […]