In a past life, I was, like, a most righteous hiphop star, complete with entourage and platinum everything. But lo’, I am but a mother of two and a dutiful cheerleader of all things Birmingham, so I must leave the beats up to the more qualified.
In a recent stroke of good luck, I happened to catch The Green Seed passing by (on their way to a show or the studio, perhaps). I somehow successfly lured the Southern hiphop quartet in to the Chatroom for a few minutes of fanfare and small talk. (My coolness factor is still pusling.)
Here’s how it all went down…
MCM: The Green Seed, in the Chatroom – Wow. And, welcome. Y’all have been making all kinds of noise up in the Magic City! Do you have roots here?
R-tist: Originally from Pell City
Complet: Originally from Illinois, but mothers family is from Bham.
DJFX: Originally from Texas, but most of life spent in Bham.
DJ Jeff Cizzle: Originally from Arizona
MCM: So nobody’s native to Birmingham. Well, we’re certainly glad you’ve all found your place here now. And, speaking of place, we really love Woodlawn, and we really love Communicating Vessels. In fact, we saw our first Green Seed performance at the CommVess label located in the heart of historic Woodlawn. Did you record your latest album in Woodlawn?
No. Latest record was recorded in CommVess studio in Mountain Brook.
MCM: We’ll count that as Birmingham So, your shows are wildly intense and full of positive energy. (We’ve been known to jump around like a fool…) We’d love to know what your favorite part about performing is, and what you want to give your audience as a takeaway?
Favorite part: Crowd reactions to lyrics and dj skills.
Audience takeaway: We want people to walk away with the memory of an awesome time at our show.
MCM: Well, we can vouch for the good time! Hey – kudos for developing a nationwide audience for your music! (Didn’t we see you on MTV?!) Tell us - what’s next for The Green Seed?
MORE great, energetic, original, cutting edge hiphop.
MCM: So where can all the MagicCityMade readers (and fellow music lovers) catch you next? And what can they expect?
We’ll be at The Bottletree on Saturday, October 13. As far as what to expect, well, you’ll have to come out and see for yourself. We like to keep people guessing.
MCM: Word. Now, let’s turn it back to Birmingham. What is your favorite part about the city? Favorite band/group?
Favorite part about Bham: The spirit of the city and its people
Favorite band/group: There are too many great bands for us to have one favorite: The Great Book of John, The Grenadines, Vulture Whale and Delicate Cutters just to name a few…
MCM: Sounds like we have similar taste in local delights. Okay, let’s get down to business. And tell us the truth – can a white girl busta’ rap? No, seriously. If you were to give LK a few pointers on how to lay it down, what would they be?
You want white girl pointers? Okay. Sure, Hiphop is not exclusive to any race or sex. Our suggestion is to study the craft just as you would with any other discipline. Go to hiphop shows and listen to the music, and if it’s in you, it’ll come out.
MCM: Oh, it’s in her alright. Should you find yourself needing a little back-up, give a sister a holla’, yes? Last question: If there were a Birmingham time capsule planted now, to be opened in 2112, what would YOU put in it?
Records from The Green Seed would be placed in the capsule. We strive to make music that’s timeless.
And, watch the video that launched a whole lotta’ listens…