Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Ruckiss (Interview)

We got to talking with up and coming artist Ruckiss from Ayrshire about his views on various aspects of Scottish Hip Hop and what he's been doing with his music.

How long have you been making music?
Roughly 2 years and a bit.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
ive released about 13 songs? only small songs and songs to get myself a buzz and noticed. I haven't released any albums ... YET!
Can you tell us about any new projects and the background and inspirations behind it?
I have an album and a mixtape coming out soon which should be dope, and I got inspirations from artists such as Hopsin , MGK , and system of a down.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
No jobs cause the government hate people like me LMAO! , I love poetry and rhyming words and I love music so BOOM! here I am.
What do you think of the music industry at the moment?
Its changed alot! there was once Michael Jackson , Johnny Cash , 2 pac and biggie. Now there's fake entertainers like Lil wayne and drake and Ke$ha. The Scottish scene is dope though.

Who inspires you when you make your music?
yet again Hopsin , MGK , Eminem , a lot of rock music too.
You recently got singed to the Complex promotion label, how did that come about?
Rumors are they had been keeping an eye on me and had liked what I had. They saw a lot in me and we had a talk. Now im signed to Complex.
If you were a TMNT , which one would you be?
Leonardo , he has a blue mask and I like the colour blue.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your Career?
Mctee , Arrogant , El Cizzle , Big Lee , Condemned.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future? 
MadHat , Mog , Ashleigh Munn.

What was the first album u bought?
Metallica ''Load''
Whats your favorite song at the moment? 
Hopsin ''You are my enemy''
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your drawer?
Can I have 2? Tough im taking 2 haha! ''Bad Meets Evil welcome to hell'' and Hopsin ''Raw''

You have mentioned Hopsin a few times, when did you first come across his music and what is it about him that appeals to you?
I first heard ''Sag my pants'' like 2 years ago and I was like FUCK ME! this guy is dope. I just felt like I knew everything he was talking about , if I had the balls to attack the artists and say the shit he did in that song I would have done it already.
What do you think of TV music talent show competitions? 
I hate them , I think its all a fix tbh.
What do you do when your not making music?
writing music , playing the ps3 , socializing with friends and masturbating.
Fruit or Veg?
Fruit all day.
How many hats do you own? 
8 or something , I need more though.
Whats your favorite takeaway?
KFC or a Chinese.
What's your favorite Swear word?
I don't fucking swear? probably 'MotherFucker'
How many followers do you have on twitter?
2700 odd.
Whats your thoughts on Scottish Independence?
FREEDOMMMMMMMM!
Whats your views on Battle Rap?
I like to watch it but I wouldn't do it. I would rather just make music.

Would you say you have a favorite Battle rapper, local or international? 
England is Blizzard and from Scotland its Zee. 
How do you feel about Scottish Hip Hop at the moment?
Its dope as fuck. 2014 is looking massive for us.

Who do you rate in Scotland at the moment?. 
I rate everyone doing their thing man.
Anything else you would like to add?
follow me on twitter @ComplexRuckiss , NO BADD!

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