Classified The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Published Feb 01, 2000Who are you?
Classified, independent hip-hop artist
What are you up to?
Right now, I'm working on my new album, to be released in late March, early April. Also in the midst of setting up a Canadian wide tour.
Hometown and current HQ:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Making beats, writing lyrics, watching wrestling, that's it!
Mind altering work of art:
Jenny Lopez, damn!
Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
Opening for the Rascalz and Choclair at Acadia University, just cause it was a tight show and the energy in the place was off the hook.
What should everyone shut up about?
Controversy in music, movies, TV etc. If you don't wanna see or hear it, then turn it off.
Your greatest strength/weakness:
Strengths: putting in work. Weakness: greasy food, I'm gonna die from cholesterol.
Your vital daily ritual:
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Sobeys employee of the month or a professional hockey player.
Your most memorable day job:
Digging dirt and gravel from one side of my uncle's backyard and moving it to the other side, I think he said he needed it done, just so I'd have a job.
Best/worst advice received:
Best advice: Depend on nobody. Worst advice: you can't do everything on your own!
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Cancer, I know a lot of people who've died from that disease.
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Porno, love watching porn, I can't front. Music wise, just being inspired, that makes me wanna write and make beats, if I don't hear anything that inspires me I can't do anything.
What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed? And have you?
Greediness and laziness, that goes for both, and yea I did kick someone out of my "band" because of those reasons, but I never kicked anyone out of my bed.... yet.
When I think of Canada I think:
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Not really, it all revolves around feelings one way or another. When I'm writing, I'm writing to the feeling of the beat, know what I mean, and when I'm f___, I just love the feeling. Ha ha.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
I never really met too many famous people. 112, but those guys were a bunch of cocky assholes. Keith Murray, he was pretty cool, he just wanted to get high all the time. Canadians, Choclair, cool as fuck; Rascalz, I got to chill with Red 1, Misfit, Dedos, Zebrock, Kemo, Mr. Attic from the Grassroots and DJ Serious when I was on tour with them, real down to earth cats.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Strumming a guitar, no I'm playing. My mom supports me, it's kind of weird though, most white kids in this hip-hop game are getting sued by their moms.