Wednesday, March 07, 2001

[hanDJob talks to] dbs



Another slept on artist! For our next interview we’re heading over to New Jersey and have a talk with DBS. A BIG shout goes out to Keith Wright his manager for making the contacts possible.

hanDJob:    Please let us know what DBS stands for as well as how it all started?

DBS:          First off let me say Peace and thanks for even taking the time to do this. Ok... I say the mid 80s...we had a crew called S.B.C. (Superb Brilliant and Capable of anything) My cousin and I were emcees....we had two DJs and a couple of dancers. Zamn (cousin) ended up going to the army which forced me to become a solo emcee. I named my new crew Da Bade Snachaz. We did our thing  for a minute.....shit fell apart for whatever reasons.....I was by myself....so I started going by R.I.M.P. DBS. (Rude Intelligent Mutha Phucka Da Bade Snacha). Then I went by DABADESNACHA and a few years later when I hooked up with Kryme (Keith) and deciced to do the record....he suggested that I go by DBS and it was on.
  
hanDJob:    Maybe you can share the story about the label Word Of Mouph Entertainment? Who was behind it and how did it come together?

DBS:    Kryme (Keith) was working as an intern in the Marketing/Promotions department when I really started to develop the DBS sound. We tried to shop it to a few labels but we didn‘t get the response we expected to receive from A&R‘s. The only option was to put the record out ourselves, create a buzz and let the labels come to us. Word of Mouth Entertainment was created solely to launch DBS.




hanDJob:  Since your voice is quite remarkable and the production is dope i wondered why your single didn’t make more noise when it got released. Do you remember how the Any & Everybody record got distributed back in the days? Did it get played at radiostations or/and mixtapes? 

DBS:          Well at that time....everything on the radio had the name brand clothes and the expensive ass liquor in it.....when the pimp and player game was blowin’ up. I was never off that. It was fine that they made that type of music...but I make this type of music....and believe we would’ve had a huge following.
Money issues..... I mean the people in our circle that were in the street was doin’ it for their own reasons....the people in the circle that were into the music worked...so....all that greasin’ DJs pockets and paying for airplay wasn’t happening with 9 to 5 money. We ran it in every go-go spot we could get to.....hit up different parties and had it played....sent it to all the radio stations but with no success.

hanDJob:  Who influenced you back then? What other artists were you working with or did you feel? 

DBS:           When it comes to production and the way I record my vocals I would have to say Prince.. I know that may seem crazy but that’s why I wanted to do music in the first place..listening to his music. Hip Hop made it possible because I didn’t have to sing. Now when it comes to writin’...I’m lucky to be around back then because what Hip Hop is missin’ now is a variety of music....my list could go on forever...Big Daddy Kane....De La Soul.....IceCube......Public Enemy.....Scarface.....and Kool G Rap. That’s not even scrathin’ the surface. G Rap was and still is the biggest influence on me....we speak the same.....and I was always embarrassed talking with a lisp until I heard him goin’ extra hard and was better than anybody I had ever listened to before....and he still puttin’ out bangers ‘til this day.
Then their was my own crew. Zamn, Kryme, UHG, World, Warmonger, Krystal Klear, The Wanderers, Kontagus...local but known emcees from Jersey.  I‘ve done shows with Raggety Man....Lil 7 (BKA 7)...Has The Ripper.....The Outsiderz.....and a few familiar crews like Nice and Smooth, and De La Soul just to mention a few.

hanDJob:   You sent me some unreleased material, any plans to get that out on vinyl?  Even though the vinyl market is constantly shrinking it seems like a lot of fans of that mid 90s independent rap are still buying vinyl so there might be a market for it; especially in Europe and Japan.

DBS:           Well the HIGHDADEATH song and BRICK CITY (you know this is where I‘ll be) was a single cd I put out on the streets...which did pretty good. Fed me for the summer and half of the winter. I’ve been in touch with Kryme  and if we start to see a demand for DBS then it’s on. Vinyl and everything else. I always believed overseas was the place for my music. They appreciate the art form and have a better respect for the music.

hanDJob:   What are you working on right now and of course, how do you feel about the current state of the Hip Hop culture ?

DBS:    Right now you can see some of the work I did back in 2000 to 2005. youtube.com/DABADESNACHA. I was in the mix of putting a cd together...and doing what I ever I had to do to get it overseas. I did some production and I’m featured on a cd entitled GHOSTSTORIES by my man Caspa....also from Newark. I’m on the song “Time Clock” under the name GNE. I‘ll be hookin‘ up with Gov Matic soon to do some work. We’re hopin’ we can get a buzz goin’ off of this. Right now we are still in a daze because we cant believe after all these years somebody is interested in the single. Years of hard work has to pay off one day. So they say. As far as the culture of Hip Hop goes.....the true meaning of it has been lost like every other culture. Newbies dont respect the oldschool artist.....the DJs dont give the oldschool artist that are putting out the music that I would like to listen to the airplay....on the radio, mixtapes ect. I have to dig and google and go thru all this crazy shit to find what I like. Most people wont do that...so they just settle for whatever.  I would like to bring what I consider real Hip Hop back to life and be the leader of an uplifting to obliterate this watered down POP HOP shit.... mistaken for what I grew on. HIP HOP.

hanDJob:       Thanks for taking the time !

DBS:                “37”

                         woke up this mornin‘ with a head full of thoughts/
                         thinkin of the victories in the battles that I fought/
                         the shit that kill me is bein nice makes you soft/
                         feel me but it aint right to blow a nigga head off/
                         I smile and I take it with a grain of salt/
                         smarter now goin‘ back and obtainin what I lost/
                         you see it in my eyes as the boy gettin‘ older/
                         givin less of a fuck and my heart is gettin‘ colder/
                         (so what‘chu gonna do now) Time to make a switch/
                         I dont lead my horse I ride that bitch/
                         til the shoes fall of cause the stakes are high/
                         love coughin off the treez ‚cause it makes me fly/
                         sometimes life hits me hard and while my insides cry/
                         I‘m outside stuck between X and Z like Y/
                         who what where when/
                         I‘ve seen yall starin‘/
                         team was supreme like Malcolm Mclaren/
                         it seems I dream more than the average figure/
                         problems get smoked in blunts with a glass of liquor/
                         every since I touched a mic I was a nasty nigga/
                         in the cut with chick with an ass that won‘t quit/
                         I still get hyped/
                         Im Ol‘SCHOOL gemmed rims and three stripes/
                         Kangaroo on the hat, cat on the sneakers/
                         alligators on the shirts, cutters instead of heaters/
                         never ever thought it would go this far/
                         my introduction to producin was beatin on cars/
                         spent on my back and had a mean robot/
                         when Ladi Dadi dropped I mastered the beatbox/
                         move to East Orange and wrote my first rhyme/
                         and after that day, I was writin‘ all the time/
                         I still got it and will bust yo ass/
                         goin for the Gusto straight out of Lowcash.

                        PEACE....and big up to yall for givin’ me the time.




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thnx phil bro & peace to dbs... you dope !!, skeli

RexyRex said...

Good Read...GNE-DBS is the light that keeps the furnace alive.
-Rex