Thursday, 21 October 2010
HURB ASKS EVADE POD.
YES YES YALL. I CAUGHT UP WITH RAPPER AND ALL AROUND NICE GUY EVADE POD FOR A LIVE CHAT ONLINE ABOUT BATTLES, ALIENS, EMCEEING, CHEST BLASTERS AND BEING DAVE. ENJOY.
FIRST OFF, EVADE POD, THANKS FOR LETTING ME INTERVIEW YOU AND
POTENTIALLY DAMAGING YOUR REPOOTATION.
Thanks for takin the time to work me into damagin my own reputation with an interview.
YOU SUPRISED ALOT OF CATS WITH YOUR APPEARANCE AT KELVIN GROVE THERE, SHALL YOU NOW DISAPEAR OFF THE EARTH OR CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE YOU DO IT AGAIN SOON?
Yea, well.. I've always been into battlin.. Only entered a couple of official live battles, though, so most people hadn't really thought of me as a battler.. I can see myself battlin again, dunno how soon, though.. Kelvingrove was a start off, I don't think I'll be in the upcomin two on two's or anything.. But I might end up in the next Glasgow one.. We'll see how things look when that approaches. If there are any battles inbetween, I might enter them as well, but.. At the moment, I kinda wanna focus on gettin songs done an' gettin some form of product done.
FA SHO' SON. IF YOU WERE TO DO THE TWO ON TWO'S, WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEAM UP WITH?
In that circumstance, I'd like to team up with Phex (whose apart Alien Earth with myself and Cass).. But he's focusin too much on his beats to really get into anything like that at the moment so I can't see that happenin anytime soon.
CANT YOU STRING HIM ALONG WITH THE BIG-OL'-BAG-O'-WEED-ON-A-FISHING-LINE TRICK?
Ah, I've tried that before.. But he always has counterplans to any tricks ya come up with.. Sneaky bastard, that he is.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BATTLE YOU EVER DONE?
It would probably be an online battle.. I used to be on a hip hop site that hosted audio and text battles.. I did some text and moved on to audio where I won the forums 'audio championship', haha.. I think that audio one would be the first one I took more seriously competition wise.. It was a silly prestige, but I was still young an' thought it'd be a nice accolade.
My first proper live battle was at Barfly about.. 6 or 7 years ago..Before Dont Flop etc all came along.. When the majority were still beats being spun while the emcees had to freestyle.. It was a 'triple threat', basically meanin there were 3 emcees contestin.. I wasn't used to that format but it was an interestin experience.. I lost but I took what I could from it.
YEAH, I REMEMBER THEY DAYS. OH TO BE THIRTY AGAIN.
Yea.. back when metal was flesh, eh.
DONT JOKE ABOUT IT, I'M STILL SENSITIVE ABOUT HAVING BEEN DEAD.
I'm sorry.. I kinda feel like we hit a crossroad, there.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO WRITTING IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND WHY ARE YOU STILL EMCEEING TO THIS DAY?
Well, I used to enjoy just makin up my own little songs as I walked around, y'know, although not like freestyle rappin, but just.. General whatever came to mind singin away, haha.. Eventually, I hooked up with Phex who had already been writin for 6 months at this time.. It made me realise that I could probably do it too.
I'm still doin it today.. Cause, I enjoy it.. It gives me a consistancy that I don't think anything or anyone else ever has.. I love doin it, as cliche as that may sound.. It's extremely therapeutic writing a song.. Anything afterwards is a bonus to me.. I like how freeing it is to make your own world with some words an' a white background. The social aspect.. I have some good friends that I would never have met had it not been for this.
HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A FRIEND - WHILE HE WAS CHATTING TO A GURL - TO GET HIS MACK ON, THEN LOOK THE GURL IN THE EYE WITH A LOOK THAT SAYS "YOU'RE IN FOR IT LASSIE!", BEFORE CASUALLY WALKING AWAY HUMMING THE THUNDERBIRDS THEME?
Hahaha, oh umm.. I almost feel like I'm being spied on.. always good to encourage people, though, right?
YEAH, I LIKE TO ENCOURAGE UNDERAGE DRINKING. TO NURSERY KIDS.
Yea, nap time can be a stressful time.
WORD UP SON. SO, DO YOU LISTEN TO YOUR OWN STUFF AS A FAN?
HELL YEAH!.. WHAT'RE YOU CRAZY!? WHAT KINDA QUESTION IS THAT!? DUH, OF COURSE I DO.. ahem.. What, I mean is.. I do like to listen to my own stuff an' see what I could change.. But, sometimes it makes me cringe, cause I hate not doin the best I feel I can do.. An' usually a song I do will kinda wear off on me after a short while an' I feel like I could do probably do it better, if y'know what I mean. However, yea.. I do like to hear some of my own songs.. Cause, at the end of the day, if I can't be a fan of my own stuff.. Then, I wouldn't be doin it cause at the end of the day, I write an' record these songs like they were therapy tapes that I'd listen to before dosin off to sleep.. An' listenin to them makes me wanna get better too.
COOL SHYIT. WHICH CHARACTER FROM THE LAND OF FILM WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO BE?
Sho Fukamichi a.k.a Guyver.. That would be a kickass suit to wear at formal gatherings.
I CAN SEE DAVE BATTLIN' MUFUCKAS IN A GUYVER SUIT.
Haha.. Yea, get shit off my chest simply by usin the chest blaster on opponents.
HANDY TOOL MAYNE. TELL US ABOUT ALIEN EARTH AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THIS TUB FULL OF TALENT.
Alien Earth consists of Phex, Cass (Hawley Griffin) and myself.. Phex is mainly gonna be on the role of makin the beats, but he'll drop a rhyme here an' there.. We're currently workin on a little demo for people to hear us.. There's also an untitled album in the pipeline - which does have a title, but I'm not gonna confirm it at the moment - with some things currently being revised, haha.
Cass and myself are also currently workin in Volition.. Which celebrates it's launch night on Halloween night at Pivo Pivo.. doors open 6 -12.. Tickets are 4 quid if you have a costume an' a fiver if ya don't.. Both Cass and (unfortunately not Alien Earth ish will be included) myself will be performin live as well as Donnie C, Mistah Bee, Kid Robotik, Bill Breaks, Physiks, Konchis and others.
Sorry, had to plug it, haha.
S'ALL GOOD MAYNE. DO YOU BELIEVE IN ALIEN LIFE FORMS?
I don't think we're the only forms of life in this universe.. So yea, I believe there are other beings out there.. I've always been interested in the thought of other life an' general sci fi non sense..Like.. how many kids does Kirk have that.. Aren't completely human, either.
KIRK WAS NO STRANGER TO SPACE HO'S. WHAT ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL, THAT SHYITS PRETTY MUCH SCI-FI.
Nah.. I like the imagery formed from heaven an' hell.. But the thing is.. What one person could consider hell, could be some sociopaths fetish that would make him consider it heaven.. These things are subject to each persons fears and delights.. Religion isn't something that I agree with.. It keeps people isolated an' safe, which is what most people are after anyway, so.. I won't knock it.
SO TELL US DAVE, EVER PUNCHED A PIGEON THAT FLEW TOWARDS YOU AT HEAD LEVEL?
Nah, but I've had a pigeon come over an' walk onto my foot.. When I kicked it flew.
THAT'S HARDCORE SON. WOULD YOU EVER GO DOWN THE ROUTE OF MUSIC/STYLE EXPERIMENTATION, IE: FORMING A BAND THAT'S TRIBUTE TO RIGHT SAID FRED?
Aha.. Rockin the steez with a Tank Top an' a baldy is the new avant garde steez man.. That wouldn't be experimentation, that's the basics, if you can't get down with that sorta style, then you don't have a style to begin with.. nah'mean.
NOW OUR READERS ARE RUSHIN TO THE BATHROOM TO SHAVE THEY HEADS AND ROCK THEY SISTERS TANK TOPS.
Haha.. the next hip hop gig is gonna look freakishly like a skinhead meet.
GOOD THING IT'LL BE HALLEREEN. BUT THE MUSIC?
Well, I've always wanted to get into makin beats.. But, in the past I couldn't get my head around it at first.. Now, my excuse lies in my computer being too crappy to run any decent software for it.. I'm always up for experimentin, though.. I'm hardly a decent singer or anything.. But, things can always be worked around.. I'll try my hand at most things that crop up.. I don't liked to be tied down when it comes to music an' whatnot.
IS IT TRUE YOUR SONG 'KEEP HOLD OF MY MEMMORIES' WAS BASED ON YOUR TIMES AS A PSYCOTIC HITCHHIKER WHO HAS A GRUDGE AGAINST COMMERCIAL PETROL STATIONS?
Wouldn't say I was a psycotic hitchhiker, more someone who liked camping.. But yea, I do hold a grudge on those bastardin petrol stations..I shouldn't be expected to do anything less..If anyone does expect less than that.. They're clearly insane.
I AGREE, THOSE SWINE BUCKETS BE CHARGIN SEVEN DOLLAS FOR A BOTTLE OF LUCERZADE.
Straight up, chea muhchugga truckin supper.
BEST GIG YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO?
Ooohh.. I dunno.. The one that stands out right now is Killa Kela in '07, I think? At King Tuts..That was an awesome gig..Bigg Taj was supportin.
I REMEMBER THAT SHYIT SON. I DONE NOTICED THERE'S ALOT OF DAVES IN SCOTTISH HIP HOP. IS IT TRUE YOU GUYS HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER DAVE ALLIENCE CLUB?
It's a popular name, I s'pose.. An' it's a popularity contest, so we're better off stickin together, y'see.. So we'll outnumber anyone whose popular enough to oppose us.
I'LL CHANGE MY NAME TO DAVID HURB IN THAT CASE.
You gotta make it legit, dude.. there ain't no fake dave's to be had.
WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR TRACK 'WORDS UNSAID'?
Ha.. I got the beat from Bill Breakz, who said from the get go.. 'You write a story on that.. Or you write nothin at all, for it' haha.. But, I wanted to do something else with it.. So, I sat for a bit listenin to it an' see what the beat wanted from me, which ended up being the same as what Bill wanted.. But, I still couldn't think of a story.. So, I went with that.. It ended up being the word I couldn't say.. Things that get held back cause the mood doesn't spit it out of you.
NICE MAYNE. THE LAST WE HEARD YOUR EFFORTS WERE ON THE 'EXCESS BAGGAGE MIXTAPE'. DO YOU THINK THAT GOT SLEPT ON?
Not many people checked it out.. But, I sometimes get the odd person mentionin that they checked it every now an' then.. It was done in the span of like two days, which I don't normally like doin, so I don't feel like it's the best quality that it could've been.. So, I don't think it was neccessarily slept on.
GOOD SHYIT SON BRO. IT GETS PLAYED OFTEN IN THE HOUSE OF HURB, SO YOU KNOW IT'S ALL GOOD.
Lol, thank you, Hurb.. makes that 2 days in a freezin cold shed worth it.
DO VAMPIRES PEE RED?
I'd imagine they probably do.. Cause, it just passes through them.. They're organs aren't workin.. They probably just shit lumps of what they eat, too, instead of.. well.. shit.
ALL THEY DIET CONSISTS OF IS BLOOD THOUGH, SO IT'LL BE LIKE THAT SUNDAY MORNIN' BUM SPRAY THAT COMES OUT AFTER A NIGHT OF HARD DRANK AND PIZZA FROM THAT NEW INDIAN TAKE AWAY THAT JUST OPENED ROUND THE CORNER, EXCEPT RED INSTEAD OF GREEN.
Sounds about right.
WHAT WILL BE THE TITLE OF EVADE POD'S AUTOBIOGROPHY?
evaDe poD - Evade poD (No, really.. Leave me alone).
Yea, I'm lookin forward to doin a voice over in one those ads ya always hear paul o'grady doin with the last plug for his own book.
YEAH, THAT MUFUCKAS RELEASED FIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY'S THIS YEAR ALONE. WOULD YOU HAVE MORGAN FREEMAN DO THE AUDIO VERSION OF IT?
Most definitely.. aslong as Samuel was there to throw a '.. mmmotherfffucker' in at random moments durin the recordin of it.
WHO WOULD YOU HAVE PLAY YOU IN THE MOVIE 'SCOTTISH HIP HOP, EPISODE 2: ATTACKING THE CLONES'? RIGHT NOW I'M THINKING SAM L.
I've had a few people say I look like Sid from Skins.
THIS IS TRUE. ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THAT?
Meh.. could be worse, I s'pose..
YEAH. YOUR USE OF THE DOT-DOT'S.. WHY?..
Haha.. I honestly have no idea.. I just sorta got into the habbit of doin them when I typed.. Sorta like in replacement of a simple full stop.. It's kind of indented into my fingers now when I reach for the keyboard, so that anytime I'm tryin to type up anything formal, I have to try and conciously stop myself from hittin dot dot.
ANY LAST WORDS?
Thanks for takin the time, Hurb.. An' for anyone who doesn't know.. www.myspace.com/evadepod and the youtube page is http://www.youtube.com/user/AlienEarthMusic
CHEEEEAAAAAAAAAAA BOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII.. Pea Suit..
THANKS TO EVADE FOR THE TIME AND WORDS! WAKE YOUR NEIGHBOURS UP WITH THE SOUNDS OF ALIEN EARTH, BITCHES!