I first seen this brother on a video of Sway In The Morning.I liked his flow and he brought me back to my favorite time in Hip Hop music..The Golden Era…the 90s.No that he has an old school flow (Hell Naw!)..it was the creativity.I put the link to the show up on Twitter.He retweeted.He also “favorited” the tweet. In my mind, I had to make a move…Good move.I was able to just ask him for an interview and it took no time at all..he was ready!!!
So..without further ado, I introduce to you – Joe Parker
UDHH: I watched a video you did from 2 years ago with Squeegie – O.What is Sci_Fi_Lyfe?
Aside from being the name of our collective, its a lifestyle. Its for anyone that chooses to live outside the box that society wants you to stay stuck in. That style that the normal world looks at with that judgemental eye. We r the new rebels.
UDHH: How long you been in this game?
i’ve been rapping since i was about 13. My first time in a studio was about 16. Lol i can still remember some of the first verse i wrote its was fuckin terrible. But as far as becoming a creator in a professional level i think i took that step when i was about 22.
UDHH: Who are your mentors in this?
To be honest i never had a mentor. I look at everyone else as competition before i look up to anyone. Every move me and my sci fi lyfe brothers have made we worked hard to get where we are going all by ourselves so i never really had the luxury of a mentor.
UDHH: How did you get started?
UDHH: How does one make money in the rap game? What do you do?
Honestly theres no money in music sales these days everyone downloads shit for free. It doesnt even benifit you to sign to a major label unless your following is crazy. All your sales are made through touring and merch. Which is why we got in the clothing game early.
UDHH: Do you represent a clan/clique/group? If so, who?
Only thing we represent is sci fi lyfe .. Sci fi or die
UDHH: What do you represent as an artist?
UDHH: Who are you listening to these days?
UDHH: This site is about all 4 elements in Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Graffiti and Bboy/Girl).What element(s) have you been involved with?
Well besides the mc side of it i was also a dj for a while. Those elements are whats been missing we need that. Hip hop has lost that organic feeling. Im bringing that back.
UDHH: Who are the artists you look forward to working with, if any?
At this point im open to whoever can force me to better myself lyrically. Im starting to gain enough of a buzz where i can care less if anyone wants to work with me. The people are starting to realize what we do and they are loving us for it thas all that really matters.
UDHH: What influences/inspires your music?
My previous work is really my inspiration. I want to be that much better the next go round.
UDHH: Where can we find you/ your music? Any shout outs?
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Thanks to Joe Parker for the interview.Tune in next Wednesday..Got more…got more!