Featured Hip Hop Group: Notriety [Interview]
Posh Da Socialite: So, I see in the bio how you guys met. How did you choose the name “Notoriety” for the group, and why?
(The Technician): It's a lot of learning on the fly too. None of us would say that we're experts on anything that we're doing, but at the same time it’s cool because we get to feed off each other and our creativity is never restricted. We pride ourselves on doing everything independently/in house so we're always able/willing to try new things and just see how it goes. (Vydle): That's a good point, and we get to express anything we want to express without any limitations or setbacks. (The Technician): We have our own checks and balances within the group, but outside of us we don't let anyone tell us how to do what we do. We're just like nah, whatever, we're gonna do US. Posh Da Socialite: I see you have a producer in the group. Do you work with any other producers in the industry? Who would you like to work with? Notoriety: (Vydle): As far as producers, we’ve worked with a few independent producers (Shabazz of MOR Beatz) and some other people who have more experience in the game and what not. You know, we'd love to branch out and work with other producers but, there's a lot more to it when it comes to wanting to work with somebody else because we used to make music for fun (not that we still don't), but now that we're in it for real, there's a lot of business involved. So a lot of our energy and work output is put along with the stuff that we can and have been making so far with the help of The Tech being our in house producer. As we grow as a group and as a business, we'll get down with working with the bigger name producers and really show that we can put it down on any style of sound, rather than just sticking with the roots we have now. We do what we do now, because it's creating the best results with what we have and as we get bigger, I feel like we'll branch out and our sound will develop with the maturity of this whole "getting into the music industry" thing. Posh Da Socialite: Being from Chicago: Would you guys work with, or have you already worked with, artists like Common or Kanye West?
Notoriety: (Vydle): Right now, we're just riding the wave of Part Deux, which we did with DJ Statik Selektah. On the back end, we're cookin' up a tape that we haven't even told the name of to anyone. I feel like we won't even say what the name of it is, but as far as the new music…I'll say this: don't sleep, 'cuz the next mixtape comin' out will be with Rhode Island's best DJ hands down, CR The Beast. We really plan to kick it up another notch. We're actually more excited about this next tape than we were for Part Deux. So, like we said, we're gonna keep the name of it a secret for now, but we do have a next tape in the works and it will most likely be out sometime in late 2011/early 2012. For a preview of that tape, everyone needs to check out our newest single right now, “Stoopid High”, which will definitely be on there. That song right there jumped out of the batch early, haha. We just couldn't hold on to it any longer. As soon as we made it, we HAD to let people hear it. Posh Da Socialite: Are you on tour or have any performances coming up if, so where and let us know the dates? Notoriety: (Vydle): We're not on tour or anything like that, but always doing shows. We have our first real major show on June 16th, 2011 at West End Johnnies in Boston. There will be a live band backing us/playing our music so that'll be Hip Hop in full effect. That's gonna be crazy. Rehearsing for that has taken us up a notch from how we've been performing and we're pretty amped about it. (The Technician): Just to see what we can do with a live band behind Incredible Chuck and Vydle is gonna be insane, the live sounds right there showcasing all of their talents as emcees. (Vydle) This will be our testament to the fans as to if we can really put it down because a live band is SO much different than using a DJ. It brings the music to life.
Posh Da Socialite: Thanks for taking the time to checkout my blog. I love the music; I'm listening as I asked these questions. I really like the group. Are you signed yet? …or shopping around? Notoriety: (The Techician): Right now we're independent but always trying to take advantage of new avenues and see what's out there. We've made a few trips to NY, visiting labels, promoters, etc. to just be heard and get our name out there. With that being said, we may be independent but we're not just going to sit around and wait for something to happen. We're always going to keep working, putting our music out there, and networking. Posh Da Socialite: Do you have anything else to add that you would like to mention? Notoriety: (Vydle): Just check us out on Twitter: @NotorietyMusic and "LIKE" our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NotorietyMusic. That's me on there, by the way. I usually run the Twitter so if you tweet us, on there you'll most likely be talkin' with me. We also have a new website coming soon, which will supersede the BlogSpot site we have now. It'll be on full blast when it comes to that time so you'll definitely be hearing about the release. Also, check out our music videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/NotorietyMusic). Basically, you can find us on all the major social media outlets. In short: Google us.