Thursday, September 15, 2011
Interview with Co$$ "Before I Awoke" Producers (Part 4) : Fonetik Simbol
-Introduce yourself, where are you from?
My Name is Fonetik Simbol and I’m from Reykjavík Iceland.
-What’s the hip-hop scene like where you’re from?
The hip-hop scene in Iceland is kinda small but we got some good hiphop artists like: Original Melody, Vald Wegan & Forgotten Lores.
-What equipment do you use?
I use mpc 2000xl, boss sp 303, Micro Korg, Acid Pro 2.0 & Pro Tools
-What kind of things inspire you the most to make a beat?
Icelandic Nature, Jazz & Good Food
-How did you get your name?
I don’t remember…haha
-How long does it take you to make a well polished beat that you’re proud of?
It takes me 10minutes – 1 Hour..
-What is your personal favorite song (or beat alone) you’ve produced for an emcee?
uhh.. I have to pick two songs. Co$$’s “khakis and taylors” and “Cosa Say” by Original Melody.
-How did you first link up with Co$$, and how long have you been collaborating?
On Myspace.. we have been collaborating since 2007.
-What do you think of Co$$ as an emcee? How would you describe his sound?
To me Coss’s style is very unique and that’s the reason why i wanted him to be a part of my solo album, because I liked his stuff. There were a lot of rappers sending me emails and myspace messages at that time about beats but I just picked out those I really liked and did stuff with them..
-Tell us about how you crafted the beat for 'Born Again' ft. Blu & Sene on Co$$'s debut, 'Before I Awoke'
damn I don’t remember…haha but I remember one thing.. the “hi hat” in the song = my car keys..
-What’s next for Fonetik Simbol? Any projects you’re working on or any other emcees you’re working with?
yea, im always working on some new projects. I have a new Beat Tape coming out and me & Coss are working on a project called “Crown Chevy”. Me and my homie Immo Schram from Iceland are also working on his solo album.
-If you had to pick one, who would your favorite current producer be?
-If you could pick one emcee to do an album with, who would it be?
-How can people contact you or listen to your tracks? Any last words/shout outs? email@example.com
Fonetik Simbol Mixing Co$$'s "Before I Awoke" from HolyPeter on Vimeo.