interview DOWN  (December 2003) | Interview By: Nima

Dubcnn.com caught up with Mexican rapper Down briefly last week to get some info from him on his new label Down By Law where Kokane's album is being released on, aswell as info on his album California Cowboys" and the Black & Brown United movement. Please feel free to send any feedback regarding the interview to: nima@dubcnn.com
Questions Asked By : Nima

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dubcnn.com: What's happening Down? Tell us about your label Down By Law Ent!

Down By Law, that comes right from Down big dog, after my name you know? Because you gotta be Down By Law in order to fuck wit Down! And I know a motherfucker like Kokane is down wit Down, so I'm puttin' out his new record and it's comin' out early next year, in February! It's called "It's Kokane Not Lemon-Head" and we bringing the Brown & Black together dog, with the Raza and all the negros, and making this shit crack hard homie! It's time to make some money, and we can do it together you know? We run the whole fuckin' westcoast gangsta shit out here, all of the Ese's been puttin' in work for so long, you know what I mean? Now Down is the next in line!

dubcnn.com: Sounds good! Tell about your music..

Well you know I released my album California Cowboys on my own independent with a gang of fuckin' westcoast, the most gangsterous features! I know everybody out here in the West Coast heard it already, I got it bangin! Snoop Dogg, MC Eiht, Eastsidaz Goldie Loc & Tray Deee, Daz Dillinger, Bad Azz, Suga Free, MC Ren, Kokane, Sen Dogg, Kam, everybody showed Down love you know?

dubcnn.com: Who did the production on the record?

Oh the production dog, I got my in house producer Blanco on there, then B-Real from Cypress Hill he's producing now so he showed us some love and gave us a gangster ass track for all my muthafuckas who wanna go back home but they can't, and also Damion Young, Damizza my boy Damizza showed the homie love and gave me a bangin' ass track wit me & Kokane and Shade Sheist, it's some gangsta shit. And also my homie Fingerz from the 909, he did a grip of shit on my album!

dubcnn.com: Sounds good! What can we expect from Down in future?

Right now dog, I'm workin' on my all spanish album homie! I go by the name of Kilo, Down changes his name to Kilo, just goin' on tour in Mexican to grab some more chips, you know what I mean? Cause there's alot more places that my language can take me dog, it's not just right here in the united states, you know? I got two languages so I gotta take advantage of it and I'm offerin' an all spanish album! I also got Kokane singin' spanish homie! The Mexican Parliament!

dubcnn.com: Is that right?

Yeah big dog it's fuckin gangster!

dubcnn.com: Tell us a little bit more about the whole black & brown united thing..

Man that's something that.. we've been going to war for so long already homie, and the fuckin' music is like so universal that that shit is bringin' us together really, not only that, but on top of that we gone make some money together homie! And that's a lovely thing, because without money, ain't nobody gonna eat! Everybody gonna be broke in the hood slangin' dope and doin' all the shit, and that shit ain't gone work wit Down or Kilo homie, or Kokane! We need to get this shit crackin' homie, gangbang when we gotta gang bang only!

dubcnn.com: Ok that's cool. As a last question, how can people purchase your album?

Oh they can purchase it everywhere dog basically Tower Records, Wherehouse, everywhere across the nation pretty much where you can buy music! Swap Meets, everywhere homie, if they don't got it just go ask them, and order that shit! That shits banging right now dog, the Brown & Black right now together, the most gangsta features ever, California Cowboys!

dubcnn.com: Alright man, keep on doing what you're doing!

Thank you ese, hit me up later!



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