BIG IN DA STREET

S.WEST and MAZARATI RED POUR UP WITH AMIE HART

In MAGAZINE on February 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Ok, it’s that time again bringin ya something fresh for the senses, today I’m talkin to S. West and Mazarti Red. Now believe me when I say, if you don’t check em‘ out, you missing out!!!
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Me: So I’ve been knowin about these two for a minute now and what u need to know is that they make quite the duo. They truly compliment each others style. Tatted up, lookin good and soundin good too. What I wanna know is where’d it all begin?

SWEST: IT ALL BEGAN ABOUT FIVE YRS AGO. ONE DAY RED DECIDED THAT SHE WAS TIRED OF WATCHING ME DO WHAT SHE WAS BORN TO DO HERSELF. RED LOVES TO WRITE. ITS SOMETHING SHE’S BEEN DOING SINCE CHILDHOOD. HOWEVER, IT WAS POETRY, SHORT STORIES, AND SOME JOURNALISM. BEFORE THAT SHE HAD A CORPORATE JOB FOR TEN YEARS! I HAD ALREADY CONSIDERED MYSELF AN ARTIST ROUGHLY TEN YRS PRIOR TO THAT, AND HAD RELEASED SEVERAL MIXTAPES. CHART TOPPERS AT THATÉNAW IM JOKING. SO WE DECIDED TO RECORD A SONG TOGETHER AND THERE WAS A CHEMISTRY THERE, WE FIT. WHICH WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME TO ME AS A SURPRISE OF SORTS, RED BEING MY WIFE AND THE FACT THAT SHE WAS NATURALLY GOOD AT IT! THE REST IS HISTORY.

Me: I have to say you got a sound in your voice, I like it. The type of shit I can sit back and just listen to when I’m chilling, type of music I can listen to when I wanna club. You tell me, What do you call it? If you had to sum it up…I’m not a fan of labels, but it’s hard to sell yourself without one.

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SWEST/ RED: DON’T KNOW WHO THAT WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS, BUT PRECIATE IT.

RED: I WOULD CALL IT A FEW THINGS LIKE GOIN HAM, TURNED UP, AND SWAGGED OUT. IF I HAD TO SUM IT UP I’D SAY WE ARE CONTROLLED CHAOS LOL! BUT WE DON’T LIKE TO PUT LABELS ON OUR BACKS. AS FAR AS BEING SIGNED TO A LABELÉWE’LL JUST SAY WE ARE OUR OWN LABEL .WE CHOOSE TO BE UNDERGROUND ARTISTS. SELLING YOURSELF IS JUST THAT. SO WE PUT IN THE WORK!

Me: Ok now, you got a bad red bone on your side…gotta say l’m feeling her sound too.  Was this your dream, her dream or a team thing?

SWEST: INDEED I DO. WELL I HOPE YOU ARE FEELIN HER,WE ARE DEFINITELY TRYIN TO BRING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE TABLE. I’LL LET HER ANSWER THAT.

RED: IT WAS MINE FOR SURE HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THAT DEEP DOWN IT WAS A SECRET THAT I’D BEEN HIDING. ONCE THAT SHIT CAME OUT THE CLOSET WE BECAME THE TEAM WE ARE TODAY.

Me: I really like how you got it mixed on the tape. You, her, the both of you. It’s clear that you vibe well… Is there ever any creative differences?

RED: NO BELIEVE IT OR NOT. WE REALLY HAVE ALOT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER AS PARTNERS AND I RESPECT THE FACT THAT HE IS A VET WITH A DEGREE IN SOUND ENGINEERING TO BOOT. SO I JUST SAT BACK SOAKED IT ALL IN AND ALLOWED HIM TO HELP ME DEVELOP INTO AN ARTIST.

Me: I’ve been listening to Gunz up & double cupped, For now I’m gonna say that my 2 fav songs on the album are “Trap Time” and “Club Goin Ham”. I know this is your baby so it’s hard to choose but Imma make you. Personal favs, what are they?

SW/RED: I LIKE 4 EVA TRILL AND PIMP C TIBUTE. BEING FROM HOUSTON ITS APART OF OUR CULTURE IN TEXAS TO PAY OMAGE TO LEGENDS LIKE PIMPC DJ SCREW AND MANY MORE. TWO FAVS FOR ME WOULD BE “A PIMP C TRIBUTE” OFF TOP AND “BLOWIN ON DAT STRONG” FOR OBVIOUS REASONS  IT FEATURES MY LIL BROTHER YUNG CRETE HES A BEAST, WE HAVE LOTS OF FAVS!

Me: Is there anyone y’all would like to collaborate with in the future?

SW/RED: WOW THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS WE’D LIKE TO WORK WITH MAN, WAYNE, RICK ROSS, KAYNE WEST, GUDDA, TWO CHAINZ, MEEK MILLS, THIS COULD GO ON FOREVER.

Me: I know this is a hard industry. Especially these days, everyone trying to get in the game. What sets you apart, what makes you different???

SW/RED: LOOK AT US! WE ARE DIFFERENT IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC. FIRST WE’RE DIFFERENT RACE, MALE/ FEMALE DUO, MARRIED, AND NEITHER ONE OF US SOUND LIKE OR LOOK LIKE ANYONE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

Me: I always ask this, tell me something bout ya, the both of ya’s that we don’t know. Something that would surprise us, like West is a gourmet cook and Redd crochets at the studio in her spare time, lol!!! Shock us!

SWEST: RED REALLY IS A GOURMET CHEF! SHE EVEN MAKES HOMEMADE TORTILLAS! AMAZING NOT BEING BIAS AT ALL RED IS ONE OF THOSE WOMEN THAT IS REALLY GREAT AT WHATEVER SHE FINDS INTERESTING.

RED: WEST SHOULD HAVE BEEN A STANDUP COMEDIAN. HE IS THE FUNNIEST GUY I KNOW PERSONALLY, ESPECIALLY WHEN HES NOT TRYING TO BE AND HE LOVES LOVES LOVES CORNBREAD LIKE WITH ANY MEAL..HE’S 6FT 5IN 230LBS SO IT GOES DOWN. OH AND HE CAN SHOP FOR ME LIKE NONE OTHER!! THE BEST AT PICKING OUT HEELS LOL

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Me: Do either of you wanna branch off into any other aspects of the industry? 

SW/RED: I’M A PRODUCER THAT IS MY PASSION SO I WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO KEEP DOING WHAT I LOVE.. I WOULD LIKE TO BE A DIRECTOR AND I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY ACTING..

Me: I know you’ve been at this for a bit. Did you expect to be where you are today? 

SW/RED: WE BOTH STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT WHAT YOU PUT IN IS WHAT COMES OUT. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DO THE WORK , AND CAN ACTUALLY VISUALIZE YOURSELF BEING EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE, YOU WILL GET THERE..I DON’T MEAN TO BE SO CHEEZY

SO THE ANSWER IS YES WE DID EXPECT IT WE ARE JUST GETTIN STARTED!! STAY TUNED! IT GETS GREATER LATER!

Me: Haters, we all got em. They can really bring down a new comer in the game, get em off their square. Do you have any advice for the ones struggling to get their foot in?

RED: FIRST, KNOW THAT THIS IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR, HAVE A STRONG WORK ETHIC, AND TO ALWAYS DO YOU NO MATTER WHAT. I SAY F*UCK HATERS PAY ME LOL!!!

Me: Is there anything that you would change?

SWEST: NO THINGS ARE GOING REALLY WELL. HOWEVER, CHANGE IS GOOD SOMETIME.

Me: Is there anyone you’d like to give a shout out to? Give thanks to? Tell to f*ck off to? I’m just playin…we vegetarian, NO BEEF, keep it sweet!

 
SW/RED: TO TRAPAHOLICS FOR ALL THE LOVE THEY HAVE SHOWN US . BRICK SQUAD MONOPOLY (BSM) THE FFLEET DJ’S WHO CONTINUE TO SHOW LOVE, DJ BUMZ FROM NORWAY, THATMIXTAPE.COM, FLATLINE, CGE GANG, OUR FAMILY, YOU AMIE HART, AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS HELPED ALONG THE WAY.MOST OF ALL THE FANS! SHOUT OUT TO THA SOUTH!!

Me: Alright, well it’s been real. I appreciate your time and for letting us take a glimpse into who you are. So thanks! So give it up!!! Tell the good people where they can get the mixtape, email & what not. All the contact info. Put it right here, cuz I got a feeling after these peeps get wind of ya, you’re gonna be hearin a lot more from em. So be blessed and as always stay street! Thanks a million.  

SWEST/RED: GET YOUR COPY AT THATMIXTAPE.COM HIT US UP AT https://www.facebook.com/SWESTANDMAZERATIRED FOR BOOKING LIKE SHARE COMMENT DOWNLOAD OR JUST SAY WHAT IT DO! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER CASHGANGBANGBANG ONE WORD.

BANG BANG GANG VOL 1 & 2 AS WELL AS GUNZ UP & DOUBLE CUPPED!!!

 

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