SIX REASONS(June 2012) | Interview By:
Six Reasons does not care what you think. He makes his music for
those that will appreciate it. It doesnít matter if you are the newest
generation of Hip Hop fan or the one that came before it, he just wants make
you move. Dubcnn.com caught up with Six Reasons as he was preparing to
record even more material. The tireless emcee discussed his new song,
Michael Myers and his new mixtape 80ís Baby presented
by DJ Skee and he talked about his formula for success. Six also talks about
how he links his fans to the Six Reasons experience and sheds some light on
his plan to share his music with the world.
You know Six Reasons from his music but take a few moments to jump inside
the mind of an up and coming artist that is focused on the prize. Enjoy
Dubcnn: Alright, Javon with Dubcnn.com and I have the pleasure of chopping
it up withÖonce again, Six Reasons. Whatís up man? How have you been?
Six Reasons: Man, Iíve been 100 daddy-o. I ainít got no complaints.
And even if I did have them, nobody would listen.
Dubcnn: Speaking of listening, I wanted to kind of go right into it.
I followÖIím friends with you on Facebook and I know youíve been prepping
the mixtape, 80ís Baby for a little bit. You have the single
Myers that has been gaining some momentum. Talk about how people are
catching onto it and how that makes up feel as an artist.
Six Reasons: It makes me feel great man. The song is still in itís very
early stagesÖjust a few weeks old and itís catching on. The streets caught
onto it then the DJs and now radio is starting to catch onto it. But I guess
when you have something you really got something soÖI canít sit here and
just toot my own horn because when you got something then you got something.
Dubcnn: Speaking of that real quickÖand I want to come back to it,
but when you have a collection of songs and you are trying to pick that
oneÖhow do you go about picking that one song to set the tone for what you
have coming? Is it difficult? Is it you or do you have a team of folks? How
do you whittle it down to pick that one song?
Six Reasons: Well, I have a brain trust. Me and my collective conglomerate
and my team sit down but at the end of the day I go with my gut feeling.
Because not all of the time your teamÖfor the most part Iíve been lucky. Me
and my team and my producers are usually 100% on one accord but even if we
werenít I would go with my gut. So at the end of the day itís me. Itís my
sound and my image. I go with my gut, which they allow me to do. But Iím
intelligent with this sh*t. It all depends on what weíre looking for.
Everything is research. With
Michael Myers, putting that track together and deciding
what delivery and what angle and what pocket I would use and what kind of
hook to put on thereÖall of that came from research of whatís going on in
the clubs and what the younger generation responds to and what will the
generation that was before them respect.
I didnít want to just make something just because thatís what everybody was
doing. I feel like somebody has to bridge the gap between the past
generation and the new generation because the previous generation doesnít
even respect the new generationís choice of music, dress, clothing, food or
none of that. They donít respect the young generation at all for various
reasons and vice versa. So putting together a song like thatÖI had to do it
where it bridged the gap and not necessarily fit into a niche of what was
going on. You know what Iím saying? It was just tons of research of what me
and my producers have. We go in and have a brain trust and like I say, not
all the time everybody in the brain trust is goní ride with you but at the
end of the day I donít give a f@#k. Itís my sh*t.
Six Reasons: Thatís just real. You canít tell me sh*t. You donít even go to
clubs so how the f@#k would you know a club record. When was the last time
you went and dropped your ass? This ainít for you. If you donít pop your ass
then shut up. It ainít for you. If you liked it, I wouldnít put it out
because that means the wrong motherfu@#ers are liking it. This is for people
that are shaking they ass, getting drunk and drinking Grey Goose with no
chaser, speediní home, haviní sex with a random person and throwing the
empty condom wrapper out of the window on the freeway.
Six Reasons: And if that ainít you then sit down and shut up.
Dubcnn: I like that. Now you mentioned doing research so when you
are thinking of radio stationsÖobviously Power 106 has been starting to play
the song and you have folks in Bakersfield playing the songÖwhen you think
about different regionsÖbecause sometimes from city to city the feel or a
song may catch on in a particular city when it is just miles that separate
them. Who is your target? Is it Cali? Is it Down South? Is it everything
West of the Mississippi? Who is Six Reasonsí target audience?
Six Reasons: East Coast, West Coast, Down South, Up North, from 2-92, blind,
crippled and crazy. From women to animals to men.
Dubcnn: Got you. Now, 80ís Baby is the mixtape and presented by DJ
Skee. What can people expect from it and really, in terms of legs of a
project how long do you plan on pushing this to continue to get the word out
there about yourself?
Six Reasons: Well, I never stop recording music so I can put out a new
video, single, viral piece everyday if I choose to, you know. At this point,
like I said, we are in the early stages of Michael Myers and literally just
weeks old and itís catching on so I want to do everything I can to give it
the chance and a light of day for everybody to really start hearing it
abroad. What I mean by abroad, I ainít talking about Baton Rouge or Memphis.
Iím talking about Germany, Rio de Janeiro and just really push the record
because itís a good record. Whether you have a good record right off the bat
or it just needs momentum, you just have to give it a chance. It has to have
a chance so I feel like right now thatís my only focus.
80ís Baby is practically doneÖas we speak I can press play and you will hear
music. I was just sitting here making a brand new song from scratch with my
producer, Starlab as we speak. So 80ís Baby is finished but it is never
finished until it is in your CD player or your iPod. Iím constantly working
and by all intents and purposes itís done but right now, since Michael Myers
is catching the lightÖand it looks like it could be the one because itís
respected. Itís a hot song. Like I said, when you got one you got one. So
Iím just giving everybody an opportunity that hasnít heard itÖand we havenít
even shot the video yet. So when Iím saying the song is early and catching
on early, itís really just catching on. We donít shoot the video for another
three weeks or something like that, you know what I mean? So I just want to
give everybody an opportunity to catch onto Michael Myers and vibe with
that. In the meantime and between time Iím doing shows and sh*tÖI have fans
that canít fly from Seattle to California or canít fly from Atlanta to Texas
or whatever. So I usually videotape every show that I have and put it online
for the fans could not make it there.
I might be in their city and they donít have the $40 that night but itís not
their fault. So I usually put all my concerts up online. Which we are doing
right now with my last two or three concerts and tying it back to Michael
Myers and garnering interest from the younger crowd and still being
respected from the people that know what this music sh*t was built on.
Dubcnn: Thatís whatís up. So let people know how they can stay in
touch with whatís going on with Six Reasons. You know Dubcnn is going to
continue to support you so let them know how to keep in touch with you man.
Six Reasons: You can hit me up on your favorite social site. All you gotta
do is type in Six Reasons. Check my personal YouTube
Just Six Reasons everything man. Just go to
and all my information is there. I stay dumping new content, free clothes,
free merchandise, free music on my site so you can always go there to find
out where Iím at and whatís going on and who Iím mad at.
Dubcnn: Thatís whatís up. Weíll stay in touch and do it again soon.