Human the Death Dance
Is this record intentionally less political than the last?
A Healthy Distrust wasnít only post-9/11, it was post-election with a lot of social commentary trying to make sense of everything. It was aggressive and, with this one, I wanted to be more introspective and go back to a style Iím best known for: just me delving into personal issues and making sense of that.
You rarely rap about being white. Why?
Itís too easy; itís not supposed to be a "white rapperĒ thing. Iíve kept my picture off my product, as other [white] rappers did in the underground, where you assumed they were black. Itís scary; you donít want people to like or not like you because youíre white. I didnít want that to define me, or my art.
Your records are crazy eclecticÖ
I think sometimes I tend to overdo it; I should probably just chill and not try to overload it with every side of my personality. I like these albums to be photo albums of me that show all the things I think under different moods. I think this is the last time I do this mix-tape-style of album; I want this to be closure on the styles Iíve presented and go off in a totally new way. (Epitaph)
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