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You’ve heard his voice on the E-40 banger, Wasted and peeped his collaborations with countless Bay Area artists but what do you know about Sic Wid It Records emcee Cousin Fik? He stopped by Microphone Masters Radio Show to preach the Hip Hop gospel of all things Fik.

J-Luv asked Cousin Fik how approaches tracks that will feature other talented emcees like Clyde Carson, E-40, Nef The Pharaoh and others.

“Whenever I get on the track with somebody else, especially somebody that I look up to skills wise I try to use what I have been practicing on on my own. So if I was jumping on another track with 40 then I would use what I have been practicing with on my own on that particular track to see where I have improved.”

When you are part of a label with a legendary and well respected artist like E-40 it would stand to reason that you would seek his counsel on all things related to the music business. So, what advice has Charlie Hustle shared with Cousin Fik?

“Stay Woke. Don’t be closed minded. Keep up with the times and with what is going on but don’t follow suit with that. Take what’s going on and add your own sauce and finesse. The game changes every day. (You have) new mixtapes coming out, new singles coming out. Back in the day it used to be every Tuesday but now it’s every day so you have to keep up. “

Peep out the entire conversation on Episode 89 of Microphone Masters Radio Show where Cousin Fik talks about his upcoming album, Luxurious and shares how often he hits the studio to knock out the tracks that keep your head nodding.

Cousin Fik on Microphone Masters Radio Episode 89 (04-15-15) (Stream/Download)