ProCyse (of Soulfficial) Interview
BS: How long have you been in the hip hop scene for and how did you get started?PC: I’ve been rapping for about 8 years, seriously. It’s a stupid story how I got started….When I was in middle school, I had a friend and his name was Anthony. He was always loud and lying, lol. One day he told this kid Travis (who rapped) that I wanted to battle him…keep in mind, I had NEVER rapped before. Since I had never rapped before, Anthony wrote the rap for me. So I battled Travis and I actually beat him. After that I fell in love with rap and battling, and have been doing both ever since.
BS: How did you get the name Procyse?
BS: I first got hip to you on the Soulfficial mixtape “Forever Is Ours”
(for those who don’t know Soulfficial is MizLogik and Procyse) how did
BS: I actually met you through twitter and after following you, I’ve
realizedthat you do A LOT of building through twitter. Tell me about
you told me about Xperiment’s old group and then the project you did
with FBC’s (Fresh Breath Committee) Fo Chief. Tell me about the
Colorado scene. PC: Man, Colorado has such a DOPE hip hop scene. From FBC to Courtland (who now lives in Portland” but there are sooooo many more. Spoke-In-Wordz, Manifest, Foodchain, Whygee, Main Course, Prime Element, the reMINDers, D-Know and sooooooooooo many more that I can’t remember right now. You’ll hear a lot of them through the music I relese.
BS: Now son, on a brother to brother level, I honestly had you posted as
the emcee to watch for this year, but your projects with Soulfficial
and your solo EP never happened. What gives homey!!!
BS: What message are you trying to get across with your music?PC: I’m just trying to show my story, and hopefully the person that is struggling with the same things I am hears it. I love God, so you will always hear him in my music, but I just want to be an alternative to all the garbsage out their right now.
BS: We got a chance to ehar you with the EP/mixtape you released with Fo
Chief called “Nothing Else Matters” how did you and Fo Chief link up
BS: When aren’t ripping the mike or getting destroyed in Call of Duty
what are you doing?
BS: What’s your opinion on the current state of hip hop?PC: I love it, there is so much good music coming out right now. Every time I turn around someone is releasing something dope. I mean, there is a lot of trash out there, but never has there been so much good stuff coming out at the same time…I love it.
BS: What hip hop did you listen to growing up and what artists inspire you?PC: I actually grew up on dirty south and chopped & screwed music, lol. I was originally from Texas so that’s all I knew. One day my friend showed me Masta Ace, and the rest was in the books. I grew up on too much to name, but I absoultely LOVE Dilated Peoples. The people that inspire right now are Braille & Theory Hazit. I just love their stories and what they stand for.
BS: Who would you like to work with before your career is over?PC: I’m down to work with whoever, lol. But my top three are Braille, Theory Hazit & Trip Lee. All three have different reasons, but yep…those are my top three.
BS: What can we expect from you and Soulfficial in 2012?PC: Soulfficial album Truth Speakers, Broken Things (Procyse & Stephen Herrera) album Follow The Leader, Co-Founders (Procyse & Binox) EP The Uprising and a few more things….
BS: What music are you bumping right now?PC: Right now, Braille “Native Lungs”, R-Swift “Anomalous”, S.O. “So It Begins” and NeoPsalmz “Prelude to a Renaissance”.
BS: Anything else fam?
Thanks for all the love you show me and my crew. 2012 will be a big year, and don’t do drugs. HOLLER!