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NE Hip Hop Interviews Mono from Twiztid (video drops at 1pm)
April 10, 2015
9:03 am
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From NEHip-Hop.com:

Tune into NEHip-Hop.com at 1pm sharp for our just under an hour long interview with Twiztid's Monoxide Child! WAY too much to recap here - but there are plenty of exclusive updates regarding their plans for a new clothing line, movie and 5 artists they're about to sign to Majik Ninja Entertainment!

 

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I figured i would start a thread about this interview since people didn't see their Smokebox interview until days later. I'll post the interview in here when it drops around 1p.m.

 

April 10, 2015
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We went through and listened to the interview prior to its release (thanks to Ray of NE-HipHop) and put together a list of bulletpoints from it.  If you want to see what's covered, check it here:

  • "The Darkness" being the highest-charting and longest-lasting album they've ever released
  • What it's like running a label and doing everything themselves
  • Will sign artists to MNE who can be groomed to run their careers the right way.
  • MNE almost ready to announce 5 new artists!  3 from Cali, 1 from New York, 1 from Detroit.  Just have to wrap up some legalities
  • Monoxide's eye for talent and how he tried to bring Rittz, Yelawolf, Snow the Product, Hopsin, Eminem to Psychopathic Records
  • Said that these signings would have changed the history of music
  • Twiztid's history with Eminem
  • There will be "extreme quality control" with artists on MNE. It's not about gimmicks, race, etc, it's all about TALENT
  • Twiztid will take a back seat after 2015 and concentrate on their roster
  • Twiztid will also be working on a movie next year, launching a radio show, and hope to get their own satellite radio show.
  • After leaving Psychopathic, they have had tons of offers and licensing deals being thrown at them.  Some are great, while others...not so much. They will maintain brand integrity
  • Twiztid plans on bringing horrorcore to the mainstream properly.
  • April is Twiztid Fam Appreciation month! Instead of pocketing their proceeds, they put most of their money back into the operation to give the best possible products and experiences for the money!
  • Twiztid has turned down several offers from major tours and festivals to maintain their integrity
  • Wanted to focus on just Twiztid after leaving Psychopathic, but were quickly inspired to start their own label.
  • Merch discussion and thoughts of a new clothing line that has nothing to do with Twiztid as artists (similar to what Kanye's doing, but affordable)
  • Twiztid shoes and the process they went through to make them
  • Growing up poor and how music saved them
  • Performing Mostasteless from start to finish at the Mystery Show
  • Monoxide's favorite music that has dropped recently: Kendrick Lamar
  • Other artists he'd like to work with (Action Bronson, Wale, Tyga, J Cole)
  • Everything that's wrong with WorldStarHipHop
  • Thoughts on The Walking Dead finale and first impressions of the spinoff series
  • Words of Wisdom
April 10, 2015
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0:42 Mono goes into detail discussing "The Darkness"

2:06 Monoxide explains what its like doing everything by themselves and running their own label.

5:28 Mono talks how the behind the scenes business of the music industry.

8:30 Majik Ninja Entertainment is almost ready to announce 5 new signees!

9:40 Monoxide explains his incredible eye for talent that he has not had a chance to sign.

10:45 Monoxide talks how he was trying to sign Eminem to psychopathic records while they were busy beefing

11:58 Monoxide gives us some details about the artists he's about to sign - where they're from and why he chose them.

12:50 He explains that with his artists "he doesn't want to dictate, he just wants to put cherries on top".

14:31 The next move.

15:30 Twiztid's making a movie!

16:28 More doors opening after leaving PSY.

19:18 Mono talks balancing the pressure as corporate mainstream america has approached them and sees them as the brand that will bring horror-core to the main stream.

22:57 His take on why mainstream artists are starting to do things they've always done to connect with fans.

24:05 April is Twiztids Fam Appreciation month! He explains why they're doing it and why they give so much back.

25:58 How after 20+ years they've managed to NEVER lose touch with their core.

27:48 Their initial plan after leaving Psychopathic.

30:40 The merch since going off on their own, thoughts of a pop up shop and a BRAND NEW CLOTHING LINE that has nothing to do with Twiztid.

32:08 The year long process behind their new shoe. They went to China to find the best designer. Monoxide talks about how the secondary market evaporated and how its a MAJOR goal for them to bring the secondary market back by doing it right. When they tell you somethings limited, it IS actually limited and will never be made again.

34:40 - How music saved him from what could have been prison or death.

38:16 Performing Mostasteless start to finish at their RI Mystery Show last month.

39:44 If they had to perform an album from another artist start to finish what would it be?

41:48 His favorite albums as of late? His recent obsession with Kendrick Lamars "To Pimp A Butterfly".

44:27 Other artists he'd like to work with?

46:30 His issues with and everything he finds wrong with WorldStarHipHop - amazing rant!

48:55 His (spoiler free) thoughts on The Walking Dead finale. Gives us first impression of the spin-off and how he thinks it would play out if it took place in Detroit.

51:28 Words of wisdom from Mono.

April 10, 2015
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the amount of shade being thrown in this interview is pretty epic

April 10, 2015
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Chris said
the amount of shade being thrown in this interview is pretty epic

word.

 

April 10, 2015
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Here come the fucking "beef" comments lol

With a side of gravy

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April 11, 2015
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Chuklz said
Here come the fucking "beef" comments lol

With a side of gravy

I'm not one for the whole beef deal but he basically calls ICP / PSY out on nepotism pretty hard in the beginning. You can't deny that. Whether there is beef or not, or if there was but it was squashed, he is kinda flat out there with some shit. I don't know if it's "beef" but he is definitely unhappy with the way Twiztid was treated in the past.

 

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