A Wayward Word's Worth

July 3, 2010

Enlightened MC

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 4:52 pm

Canadian hip-hop veteran Buck 65 learned the hard way how to be media savvy. By Kyle Mullin for New Brunswick’s Telegraph Journal, June 30 2010.

It can be tough for Buck 65 not to treat an interview like an interrogation.

After a heated exchange with a European journalist nearly a year after the release of his breakthrough album, Talkin’ Honky Blues, in 2003, and an even more scathing article as a result, Canada’s most eccentric MC soon morphed into one of the country’s most guarded artists.

“He was very antagonistic, asking me ‘How dare you have guitars on a hip-hop album?’ ” Buck, who will showcase those genre-melding tunes on Saint John’s Market Square Boardwalk stage on Saturday, said of the aggressive questioning in the U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine. “For awhile after that I tape-recorded every interview to protect myself… (because) during an interview it’s easy to forget that you’re not talking to the reporter, but to the person that’s going to be reading their work later. I lost sight of that.”


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