Labels signed to: GASM RECORDINGS, Taciturn
What role do you play in the scene?
Master of ceremonies
How long have you been involved in the scene?
Coming up on two years
What other styles of music are you in to?
Hip Hop, reggae and dancehall .
Which was your last record/CD?
Nas God Son
Do you write music? if so what makes up your
studio and please tell us your favorite pieces of production equipment.
Yes, my studio is where my rhyme book is and my favorite piece of
equipment is my pen
Which djs do you rate highly?
I have a lot it goes something like... Andy C, Craze, mampi swift,
hype, shy fx, bailey, roni size, myster mason and many others I
can't remember right now
Which producers do you rate highly?
Shy fx, Myster mason, Adam F dillinja and lemon D, roni size, dr.
Dre, alchemist and premier of gangstarr.
Which mcs do you rate highly? .
Eminem, Biggie, Talib Kweli,
for drum and bass:
Skibadee, Shabba, DET, Dynamite, Tali, GQ, Foxy, Armanni reign,
J-mess, Flipside (can), Mis-ty, 5-sighted, TC-Izlam
Any rising stars to look out for?
Everybody needs to look out for Mental sharp it's a hip hop group
that myself and Armanni reign have formed we have some good material
we are working on now. Also look out for 5-sighted it's a collective
of emcees coming out of Philly that can do drum and bass and hip
hop with ease. The group is made up of Mis-ty, J-mess, Armanni reign,
Jesse James and myself. Rare B Ki is coming up quick as well
Describe your most exciting and satisfying experience
in the scene.
I would have to say the most satisfying and exciting experience
in the scene is anytime people have a good time and really enjoy
themselves when I am playing. Every time that happens it is the
best feeling I can describe.
Describe a not so pleasant experience in the jungle scene.
Any time you get a mic that fucking sucks. That is when it gets
not so pleasant.
Is there anything you would like to get off your chest?
IYeah, This one time at band camp...
Where do you see yourself in a year?
Hopefully in a year emcees from the stateside will have more of
When you first got into the music business what was your motivation?
Does this same drive still hold or have your objectives changed?
My motivation when I first got into the music biz was to get a party
hype and showcase my skills and it still hasn't changed. What are you current projects? Please
describe in some detail.
My current projects as of right now are finishing the On and Poppin
mix tape that Armanni and myself have been working on. It is a hip
hop CD that showcases our crew, 5 sighted and other emcees that
we know. Also we just finished a mix CD for Gasm recordings that
should be coming out in the fall of 2003. Lastly mental sharp is
putting together an album.
Drum and bass has yet to fully capitalize on
the immense wealth of lyrical talent available to it. How do you
think, using yourself as an example, that the vocal realm of music
can be better used in drum and bass?
Vocals in Drum and bass is key to its success in the future, in
order for it to be played on radio stations on a regular basis it
must have a vocal that can be recited so the listener has something
to walk away with. That is what's going to bring drum and bass into
Any plans for the near future?
Keep on trying to expose myself to the rest of the world and push
the music forward. That's all.
Which clothing designer does it for you these
LRG Akademiks and ecko.
What is your heritage?
Half black and half white best of both worlds.
Describe a typical day for MC Sharpness?
Wake up go to class (sometimes) write some rhymes smoke some weed
chill eat some food and take my dog to the park. Pretty boring isn't
Describe a typical night for MC Sharpness?
Get some drinks in me travel to where I have to play,get on a mic
and then let it rip!
What's your favorite place in the world?
I would have to say the Bahamas!
What's the best place you have ever eaten or
The latest dish on 4th and south in Philadelphia. Hands down it's
the best place to grub.
Who makes up "your peoples"?
My Girl, my dog, my homeboys in B-more, 5-sighted and my mom.
What's your favorite movie?
If you were given the opportunity to become a
professional sportsman what would you be?
For the American public, what position would
you best see yourself playing American Football and for which team?
Wide receiver for the New York Jets.