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interview MC BREED (PART 2)  (February 2008) | Interview By: Chad Kiser

In Part 1 of our exclusive Dubcnn interview with MC Breed, we talked about coming up out of Michigan, his view on hip-hop today, what it was like working with people like The D.O.C., Dr. Dre Warren G and 2Pac as well as much more. We also got the scoop on a possible new album involving MC Breed and Colin Wolfe.

Finally, Dubcnn is back with Part 2 of our exclusive MC Breed interview. It took longer than expected, however, in this second half we get the background on hooking up with George Clinton, how he got down with the Dangerous Crew, and what he has lined up next for us over the coming year.




Interview was done by phone in December 2007

Questions Asked By: Chad Kiser

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Dubcnn: How did you end up working with George Clinton on the Funkafiied album?

Iím still in awe when I see dude. Thereís mystery behind music and people donít really know what it takes to make that shit. They donít know how emotional people get to make music, and to watch George Clinton go to work, you just want to learn how to do it! And thatís what I went in to do, cuz I Ďd be watching him and saying, ďdamn, did you see how he sang that there?Ē or ďsee how he doing that shit right there?Ē I saw that shit and wanted to try it on my album. And itís all a part of growing in this music cuz a lot of people is stuck on one thing. Some people canít do nothing but booty music, or house, or whatever. I want to be one of them cats where they say, ďdamn, Breed can do it all!Ē. I can do it all,a nd I get that from George Clinton, cuz George Clinton can do it all: Rock, Hip-Hop, whatever, he can do it all.


Dubcnn: On his song ďPaint The White House BlackĒ, was all that done at once, or in separate studio sessions?

Most of that was done in separate sessions. Me and Yo-Yo did our shit with George and knocked that shit out. But in the video, everybody was there! Thatís funnny, too, cuz that was around the time that Dre and Cube was supposed to be beefiní and I walked in and seen them sitting at the same table. So that shit was crazy.


Dubcnn: Speaking of painting the white house black, what are your thoughts on Barack Obama potentially becoming the first black president?

I ainít even going to go there with that, man, cuz we all know that thatíll never, ever happen. Me personally, I donít think itíll ever happen, but if it does, then thatís whatís up. I ainít really in to politics like that cuz they donít work for us anyway.


Dubcnn: Back to Funkafied for a minute, you handled most of the production for that album, and you had Shorty B come in to lay basslines down. How did that connection with Shorty B go down?

Through Too $hort. Me and Shorty B been knowing each other for years, man! We connected through $hort cuz he was playing all the bass lines for $hort, and I needed a bass player. And like that, there he was.


Dubcnn: Did you guys construct those tracks together, or did you put the beats together first, then let Shorty B get down on them later?

Beat-wise, I would come in and do some of the beats, and Shorty B would just feel what feel on that bass. Heíd basically write the bass right then and there.


Dubcnn: í95 seemed to be the time you really got with $hort and the Dangerous Crew, as far as really getting involved with the projects, yet you had a song with Pooh-Man 3-4 years earlier called ďDonít Cost A DimeĒ.

$hort is the key to all of this shit. He was the key to everything! $hort flew me down to Oakland, fed me a gang of dank, and we just took it from there. Pooh was a good guy, too! That song was actually pretty big.


Dubcnn: Saying that $hort was the key to it all, how did you guys connect?

Basically, it was from that day right there. When he flew me to Oakland, that was really the first time I had ever met $hort, man. Me & $hort been dogs ever since. He was the key to everything that happened for me out there in Oakland, man. Richie Rich and al of them cats. I wouldnít have met none of them if it wasnít for $hort.


Dubcnn: What was it like for you working with the Dangerous Crew production team of Ant Banks, Pee-Wee and Shorty B?

That team right there, Iíma tell you, man, they work good together cuz they already know what they want to do when they go in. They know who gotta do what, whatís gotta be where. Pee-Wee is an incredible keyboard player! That boy got some fingers on him thatís incredible! And Shorty B..shit, his bass speaks for itself! On everything he plays, heís just the shit! Thatís it.


Dubcnn: You seemed to have a pretty good relationship with Banks as well.

Yeah, I would go out and stay with Banks at his house, and recorded some songs off my ďFlatlineĒ album. But I havenít talked to or seen Banks in a minute. I donít know what heís doing now.


Dubcnn: With the Dangerous Crew compilation, why werenít you on more than just the skit?

I was recording my album when they were recording that. Time wasnít available for me to be there like I wanted to be. Otherwise, I wouldíve been all over that album!


Dubcnn: Whatís up with you and Too $hort now? When can we hear one of those collabos again?

I got him on my new album!


Dubcnn: Oh yeah? Since we here then, tell me a little bit about the new projects.

Iím working on this new Breed album, and Iím also with this group called the Baka Boyz, and you can go to YouTube and check it out. I got a rock band called 32 Leaves, to put out some of that rock music. Other than that, Iím just doing family things, man.


Dubcnn: Whatís your writing process like? What goes into an MC Breed song?

Everything! I hate doing songs that Iím just rushing to try and write. I like to take my time and write these damn songs! I ainít on all this bullshit thatís out now. When I make a song, I gotta take my time and just keep it real. Have something that you can put in that deck and ride to.


Dubcnn: Pee-Wee told us that there was a possibility that you, D.O.C. and Spice-1 (prior to shooting) were thinking about doing a project. Any truth to that?

That would be hot! That would be crazy! I would like to see it happen. I gotta go to L.A. at the end of the month to do some writing with Doc. That would be cool to see though.


Dubcnn: Well, Breed, thatís all I got for you, homie. I appreciate the time you gave us for this interview.

Alright, well if you got any more questions, then just hit me back.









 


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