Take a trip through the hoods of chi and meet the underground studio producers and musicians dedicating rap grind and spreading independency in this independent rap movement in 2008
featuring local undrground hiphop artist like Baby Southside, Lil
Baby southside aka MackGewlz CEO of South Bound Swervin Entertainment with two of the hottest LP releases under his belt Baby Soutside 100% Street Da Album and the hood anthem Da Wicked & Da Thurough Mid-West Thugs both albums continue to be street classics.
Baby Southside is a highly respected Home project studio artist/engineer/producer who has been on the Chicago underground rap scene and began his music career in the late 80's early 90's producing acts like The Last Ghetto Poets, Hypnotic, Silverback, and manageing acts like Cold Blooded Mob, Jaunte', Papa P7, Lil Lunessy etc.
Read the " Interview with the Editor" page on Baby Southside at www.Raptimez.com by Black Shirt Publishing The Interview basically speaks about Baby Southside the super producer interview with Cypher1 which they discuss todays rap game compared to late rap musics realness, music minded while growing up on the blocks of southside Chicago.
Why this name?
The name South Bound Swervin came from Me and my crew we would always hang at the lake front between point and Hayes Drive after hours in the summer it would be like a big car show getting our grind on. When it was time to leave the scene we would leave South Bound Swervin
Do you play live?
I have performed live every Tuesday nights at The Sub Terannean located at North avenue & Damen in Chicago
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet gives the artist a chance to take better control over their music. You get to test the waters on a song before you invest time into a project. MP3 also lets you sell your own product more and more artist can start their own label and sell music independently
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
If the numbers and the deal was good.
My first act I worked with was The Divious Posse a three man group Lercy, Chris, and Big Chez we did shows and started the battle rap since the year 89 Fenger high school locker room days back in my early years then it poured out to the block it was a thing of repping our stumping grounds the Wild Wild 100's.
After losing and gaining a few to societies trials and tribulations of life on the
mean streets of the windy city, my craving for the rap game and MC'ing progressed to doing
talent shows hopeing on a come up. All the late night rap sessions on the boards, in the
control rooms of local underground home rap project studios cutting master copies and
selling cd's at neigborhood rap meets. Then June 18 1999 was when South Bound Swervin Entertainment came to life. Baby Southside 100% Street Da Album was the first release project. with Mid-West thugs following soon after in 2002.
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