Pray For Snow Interview With Wish Bone.

Pray For Snow Interview With Wish Bone.

Avalaunch presents the 2013 Pray for Snow Party and Wintertime Festival, with headliners Bone Thugs n’ Harmony on Friday, November 22’nd at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.  Opening acts include, David Dalla G and the Stryde, Gentleman Script and Prosper.  Avalaunch reached out to Bone Thug member Wish Bone for some time to answer a few questions before heading to town.

Avalaunch-
You started playing together when you were pretty young.  What was it like growing up in your neighborhood and what convinced you that Hip Hop was going to be your path in life?

Wish Bone-

When we started, man, we was of age but we was younger than a lot of cats startin’ out now.  We was from the streets for real, man.  There was drug dealers and pushers and all that stuff.  We knew we had to get out and do something different, so we just stuck to ourselves and concentrated on developing our style.  We didn’t want to be the big dope man, so we just stuck with the music.

A
With all your fans, the travel and the concerts over the years, what’s the most amazing thing you’ve seen on your journey so far?

WB

To me, one of the most amazing things… when people come up to us and tell us that our music touched their lives, maybe they had somebody that died recently or some hard times and our stuff helped them get through it… just knowing that our hard work and what we’ve put into our music is appreciated.

A
Your lyrics have been described as becoming more spiritual and political over the years with earlier tracks focused more on violence and drugs.  As early as 1997, you came out with your single “If I Could Teach the World” with a message of “no murder” and that album also had violent songs like “Body Rott” on it.  Would you say that your content/lyrics have changed over your careers or do these themes exist side by side?

WB

Side by side like I said we from the hood but we still have family in the hood and roots in the hood and murder really happens every day in the hood so we just talkin to the reality of it.  We play on both sides of that coin.  We always have.

A
You’ve all seen a lot change in the world of Hip Hop.  How do you feel about the new generation of artists and the way the Internet has affected the struggle to make it in the industry?  How might things have been different if you guys had youtube or facebook back in the days when you were starting out?

WB-
I think it’s a good and a bad thing.  With the web, you reach more people, you can get your music out there faster, but at the same time it takes away from some of the work of walking your demos to the right people and building up your credit.  It’s a double-edged sword, know what I’m saying? It can be good and it can be bad.  Sometimes you appreciate your work more when its not just pushing a button.  Nothing truly good is easy.

A-

What do you feel will be your most lasting contribution to Hip Hop?

WB-

Hard to say, you know?  But without us you wouldn’t have a lot of artists you see today, Asap rocky Kendrick Lamar…  It’s a piece of us and a piece of a lot of other rappers out there.

Thanks, Wish Bone, for taking the time to get in touch with us.  We hope to see everybody at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds on Friday, November 22’nd, at the Avalaunch Pray for Snow Party, when the Bone Thugs come to rock our town!

Pray for Snow Party Information

Doors at 5:30

Mainstage

Bone Thugs and Harmony

David Dalla G and the Stryde

Gentleman Script

Prosper

Opening acts are contestants from the 2013 Chamberlin Showcase

 

Tickets online @:

https://www.facebook.com/events/519370074813584/

http://avalaunchfestival.com/

 

 

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