Savannah emcee, producer, and podcaster Kedrick Mack, aka Dope KNife, is interviewed about how he started rapping, his creative process, his new projects, and much more.
It was a dare, some pals in high school dared me to rap in a band, and I did, and I was awesome. Well, I was actually terrible, but I thought I was awesome, and so did everyone who heard it. So I stuck with it until I felt I got to a point that I was awesome for real.
Black Thought, Ice-T, Grafh, and Redman. As a producer, EL-P, DJ Premier, and Trent Reznor.
I just started making mixtapes, like physical mixtapes back in the day and and passing them out at shows and Open Mics. I was part of a larger crew of rappers and hip-hop heads called Dope Sandwich, so just with the net we collectively cast, I got into the scene here.
Lulu the Giant. That shits dope, and I like dope shit.
And also to remind heads I’m not quitting making music to be a political commentator, I still do very much get it in.
These days, honestly I just like to be alone. If it’s beat making, writing, or recording, I just like to have my own space to smoke and take as much time as I need and focus only on what I’m creating.
Well, I moved back to savannah a while ago and while I’ve been doing shows, I’ve been extremely busy with the podcast (Waiting on Reparations, for iHeart radio, every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts) that I haven’t put out any new music since I’ve been back. I’m planning on putting out music more frequently than I have in the past, so to kick it off, I wanted to do a joint that was a little emblematic of my hometown. And also to remind heads I’m not quitting making music to be a political commentator, I still do very much get it in.
It could definitely be more connected, but at least there is a lot of talent in town
I’m really digging EL Rocko these days, but looking forward to some of the new spots I’ve never played before, that I’m getting a chance to soon.
It could definitely be more connected, but at least there is a lot of talent in town.
This Saturday, Nov 13th I’ll be at EL-Rockco with Basik Lee and Cuna Bear. Next week, Nov 20th, I’m having a release party for the new song at Service Brewing.