Whats Up Mad Nice ! We actually loved your newest EP “Astronauts” How lengthy have you ever been making music? What space code(s) do you rep!? And the way did you get your artist title?
Hey. A lot appreciated. I’ve been making music since 2014 and really writing a bit longer than that. I rep the 703, 757, 202, 225, and the 504. The entire locations which have had a big influence on my life. The title Mad Good stems from the unique title of Madnice (an alternate spelling of insanity). For some motive it stored being pronounced mad good so I made a decision to not battle the powers that be and simply rolled with it.
A lot respect on being such a hard-working underground Hip Hop artist out of D.C! Us Los Angeles, CA heads are actually unfamiliar with the Hip Hop scene on the market! Please inform us a bit of bit about it! Is there an underground Hip Hop scene? Is the Entice/Rap scene overkill over there in addition to it’s in LA??…LOL
Truthfully like in every single place there may be a few guys placing in work in DC however I’d say most artists go away for larger hip hop markets. DC simply doesn’t have the appropriate scene to get on the market within the underground. You can see DC cats doing extra in NYC, Philly, and Atlanta than within the capital.
Please breakdown the inventive course of to your EP “Astronauts” collabing with Jony Shelby. How did you give you the concept/idea to EP? How did your guys find yourself linking up?
We ended linking up a number of years in the past and began recording music at Jony’s crib. Each of us have been simply beginning out and we spent days within the lab arising with new shit simply messing round. The challenge is definitely a compilation of a few of the greatest songs we did collectively over that point. Regardless that it will not be an correct illustration of how good we’ve grow to be, we dropped it as illustration of the place we got here from, and the method of how it’s essential develop to get to the place you need to go. Numerous nice recollections making this and what’s essential to recollect is life is all in regards to the journey. The EP itself is known as Astronauts as a metaphor for rising up in immediately’s society. Rising up you’re advised you might be something you need to…to achieve for the celebs. A typical dream of many younger children is changing into an Astronaut. Usually as many people grow old we face a lack of innocence and cease dreaming and at some point the goals of our youth grow to be “unrealistic”. Within the intro observe additionally referred to as “Astronauts” I say “How silly was I to assume I may grow to be an Astronaut”. This line just about units the concept and topic behind the entire EP.
As you may inform by our weblog title, we after all cater to the hardcore underground Hip Hop viewers! In order that being stated, allow us to ask you our most essential query, “What’s your definition of Underground Hip Hop”?
Underground Hip Hop to me is coming by means of with music that’s true to who you’re. Typically occasions artists which might be both slept on, undiscovered, or discuss issues which might be too controversial for the mainstream. I do know folks love getting mad at artists that “promote out”. However as artists it’s a battle to make sufficient cash to dwell. Even artists which have tens of millions of performs live paycheck to paycheck.
How usually do you carry out dwell?? Any indie DIY excursions within the works?
I haven’t carried out in a few years really. Proper now I’ve been grinding to give you authentic materials that’s on one other stage. Hording tracks which might be my greatest performances to drop one after the opposite in a kind of blitzkrieg. Performing is simply half the battle, it’s essential have the dopest shit to carry out.
Lets face it, social media since 2016 has grown tremendously, particularly IG!!! Inform us how is your IG grind is trying, and the way have you ever been in a position to sustain with the excessive demand on social media in 2018?
Truthfully I haven’t been grinding too onerous. I preserve it 100 on a regular basis, I don’t faux to be somebody I’m not. I see folks following hundreds of individuals a day simply to attend for a observe again, and so they wait a few days and unfollow all people. This simply appears faux as fuck to me. Individuals are solely actual followers in the event that they love your shit. All people’s out for primary lately and so they grind for hundreds of faux followers that they tricked into following them. Simply to allow them to faux to be well-known. I may have been doing that to make my numbers look good however I don’t care about what folks assume an excessive amount of.
How do you are feeling about the entire MUMBLE RAP XAN & LEAN development these children these days are on!!!..LOL??? Be sincere, do you utilize a few of that stuff??..LOL
I spent years getting pale. I’ve accomplished all of it. However shit bought fairly darkish and I discovered myself in detox. As for mumble rap, I’ll not love somebody’s music however you bought to respect them as artists. I imply shit in case you can say Gucci Gang on a observe over and over and high the charts you gotta be some kind of musical genius lmao. However for actual, rap has splintered into many instructions the previous 10 years. The definition is Rhythm And Poetry. Within the 90’s it had a strict components that individuals adopted. Over time the artwork has gone in lots of instructions as individuals are at all times making an attempt to create one thing that’s distinctive. I really feel now a few of the music is extra rhythm and fewer poetry and vice versa. However artwork is artwork and you bought to respect people who find themselves on the identical hustle as you.
What you bought cooking subsequent? Any particular for the brand new yr 2018!!??
I linked up with digital producer Provo from Lembo. We’re nearly accomplished with two totally different EP’s which we’re dropping again to again round mid april/ might. We’ve actually bought some huge issues within the works.
The place do see your self in 5yrs? (2023)?
Someplace in California.
The place can followers discover your music? Drop all hyperlinks!!
Any new shout outs?
Shout out to my dude Provo. Most likely probably the most phenomenal musician I’ve ever met. In addition to my homie Jony Shelby.