The multi-talanted Emcee/Writer, Corvid took the time to talk with Beautiful-Lobotomy about his upcoming projects, hanging out with the Stoop Fam and what he would do with an extra $20
Beautiful Lobotomy: You recently released your EP “Bitter Dragon” as a free download, but whats the status on the full length album?
Corvid: Well…”Bitter Dragon” is available free on my Facebook page, as for the full-length (“Purgatorio”), it’s done! It is currently being mastered, and I’m spending the next month working on the packaging and promo. It’ll be available as a free download too, as well as deluxe cds with a mini-book, and eventually limited edition vinyl. Me and K-Rec have been tinkering with it for the last couple months, and let’s just say I’m very proud. It’s dark, heavy, serious…and damn funny! The whole concept is about the struggles of life, from the existential to the ridiculous, and the point was to make something entertaining, and hopefully classic. We went mad with the samples in an MF Doom kinda way, so I hope it’s something that heads will wanna bump over and over.
Beautiful-Lobotomy: How has it been working with K-Rec throughout the whole process?
Corvid: Awesome! We’ve been putting tracks together for a couple years now and doing shows longer, so there’s a real flow of creativity between us. K-Rec supplies the beats, and I flesh them out with concepts I’ve had for years. On “Purgatorio” I also play some live bass and guitar on a couple of tracks. K-Rec is the best DJ and Producer in Van, period. He’s got his hands in more projects than I can count, most recently the “Friends With The Help” mixtape from our Stoop Fam bros Low Lux and Young Nige. The Stoop Fam crew is mad tight, our music is a product of us all being friends and hanging out, as well as disciplined studio time. Check out K-Rec’s solo work on “King Rectangle”, available free on www.hiphopcanada.com
Beautiful-Lobotomy: You said you played live bass and guitar on a couple of tracks, do you enjoy being a part of the production process generally?
Corvid:It’s essential! I’ve been known to dabble in production myself, and I’ve played in bands since I was a kid. I have a pretty clear idea of how I want things to sound, and K-Rec has a great ear for what works and what doesn’t. It’s great being able to have ideas that I couldn’t produce myself, but that K-Rec can put together in minutes.
Beautiful-Lobotomy: You have worked as the hip-hop editor for Abort Magazine for quite some time now and have had the chance to talk to a lot of influential artists. Has anyone said or did something that has effected how you perceive music now?
Corvid: Man oh man, so many good quotes…the first one that pops in my mind is from the one and only Cage Kennylz, who once told me…”When I looked out at the crowd and saw a sea of ballcaps, I was like ‘back to the fucking drawing board’, ’cause I didn’t get into this shit to attract a bunch of dudes!!!”. Another good memory is seeing Slug from Atmosphere out in front of the Commodore Ballroom handing out flyers for “Atmosphere Karaoke”, and then chilling with Ant at the bar pre-show. It’s that kind of personal presence that makes for lifetime fans who know all your lyrics!
Beautiful-Lobotomy: You find a $20 bill on the ground what do ya do with it?
Corvid: $20 on the ground? Easy. A dime sack, two PomPoms, and a tall can of dark ale…Peace!