Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Live From The Clubhouse
(post game wrap up) Pt. II
This post is the 2nd installment of my special reportage on NYC HIP HOP outfit, The Dugout.
As you'll recall last week's episode focused on Dugout member Cavalier (Here)
Today we're getting post-game, post hip-hop-being-dead analysis from Dugout Power Hitter StarPower
When contacting StarPower for this post he included in his response, this explanation of the reason why he makes songs like "ClockWork.":
"I purposely sample white artists who I feel have gained great privilege on the backs of minority artists. I'll jack white artists of any era - I've jacked Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, The Raconteurs, The Beatles, etc. Mad legends. I'll jack 'em for a freestyle or a whole song. For me, it's a new way of making conscious music. Instead of the consciousness being in the words, I'm always making a statement with the tracks I choose to sample, and usually they're very noticeable samples. So the consciousness is in the method of making the songs. It's my own little movement called "Taking It Back." Meaning taking it back to the past, and taking back what's ours. It's why I rarely sample soul records. I'm feelin' your posts b/c it's a way of just tellin' muthafuckas that you're someone who feels a certain way about hip-hop, and they can like it or not. I fux with that.
Excuse the length of this,
I just wanted to let you know that. Peace.
btw, I know the sample for Bachelor's Party is by a black act, but I did it for the sheer spectacle of it, lol."
StarPower: The Batchelor's Party
StarPower: The Way I Die
and you should all watch This Video for ClockWork to get the full effect