Interview: Theory Hazit
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A.S: It is my pleasure to interview one of my favorite lyricists, Theory Hazit. My first question is what do you prefer hoodies or book bags? It seems to me you are never without either, so which couldn’t you do without?
T.H: My backpack! It's like a purse...but for young man such as myself. I hate when my pants/hoodie pockets are being used.
A.S: Hahahaha! Take notes dudes, Backpacks are the new man purse,lol!! Next question, Ninjas or Vulcans?? You know Vulcans got the death grip thing going on, but ninjas are so swift and agile. I need to know who to have on my squad in case I ever need to throw down. So, Ninjas or Vulcans?
T.H: Ninja, definitely. I always wanted to be one as a child...so...yeah
A.S: I feel you, being a ninja is the dream of 80% of the children in America...then life happens. Okay…On to the good stuff. Anyone that follows you on Twitter (@Th3oryHazit) or is a FB friend, has to notice the very creative style of type you use. Please elaborate the meaning behind the 33333s.
T.H: Thr3e was and is a family nickname, an acronym: Theory Hazit Reminds Everyone Else, and it just so happen that we are ready to release Lord Fire 3
A.S: How is this project different from your past albums?
T.H: New producer, not a soul sample heavy album, almost a pop rap sound...almost but no lol, there are no guest rap vocals.
A.S: That is interesting to hear an album with no features. I only know of a few kats that have done it and I definitely respect that! One song I have to bring up is “Concealed Sorrow”. You have a video out to the song that really gives the song visual life, and at the same time makes a drastic point. Of course there are those that didn’t agree with the transparency in the video. What was your motivation behind this song and video? What exactly pushed you to the point to want to make such an impacting statement?
T.H: I basically took a true story from a documentary and gave it more detail. Honestly, I was just trying to be creative. That was my first thought. The more I got into it, I prayed that the church would step up in love and be loving in these situations.
A.S: So many issues are taboo in the Christian environment, yet more and more artists are stepping up and speaking out against these things. Why do you think it is so hard for people to accept a more transparent, truthful approach of ministry?
T.H: People are scared...they don't know how to handle these issues correctly. In most cases, they don't want to deal with it. The Bible speaks of abomination and we react in fear when we need to confront it in love.
A.S: Okay, complete change of subject. On the Scribbling Idiots album The Have Nots, who is on the intro part to “That’s Life”? Did a crackhead really steal one of EF Cuttin’s tables??
T.H: That's Wonder Brown & JustMe talking. And yes, unfortunately, someone stole EF Cuttin's turntables.
A.S: Wow, anyone that hasn't heard The Have Nots by Scribbling Idiots, please check it out. The album is also featured on Revolutionary Ink's music page. I replayed that part over and over...it was mad funny to me! On “More Than Crew”, ya’ll really seem like a tight knit group of brothers. What is it like being a part of such a huge crew?
T.H: Aside from music, it's great. I love my brothers. They take care of me. I look up to them. They are a great group of guys. We're always working on something. For the past few years, everyone's been doing side projects *cough* scribblingidiots.com *cough*
A.S: You need a cough drop bro? LOL. No real talk...peeps go check out S.I. They are a phenomenal group of rappers that you need to have in your playlists! O.K back to the point, you are also an artist with Humble Beast. At the FlavorFest Rapzilla beat battle, I saw some funny rivalry between you and Xperiment. Did he talk mad trash to you afterwards?
T.H: Not at all...he's a label mate, a great friend, in fact... we live close by each other in the city of Portland.
A.S: Humble Beast and Illect Recordings are both labels that are geared towards the more underground style of rap and hip-hop. In your opinion, do you think this style is underrated?
T.H: It's actually overrated. Just like some artists fail at achieving stardom in the world then go gospel...there are artists that fail at achieving mainstream success and resort to the "underground." Wether it's pride, lack of skill or whatever...
A.S: WOW. There it is folks, the truth has hit the fan. I feel you on that, never thought of it like that but I definitely see your point! If someone asks me that question, Im gonna steal your answer! So tell us what we can expect from Theory Hazit in 2012.
T.H: The album Thr3e, the follow up LP Thr3e To Get Ready, touring, and cool lil music vids...Quality Theory Hazit like you've never seen before.
A.S: This is your soap box. What do you want the world to know?
T.H: I am not good at answering these type of questions...but here goes.
Jesus is real. Without his Holy Spirit, we can't believe..minister, etc.
It's nothing that we can do to "get into heaven" or "save ourselves." It is Jesus that lived in our place, died in our place, and resurrected so that we may be right with God.
A.S: Amen to that bro, amen to that...what better way to end this convo, than recognizing the reason why we achieve, excel and persevere through this race. Jesus is indeed the first and the last. Thanks again Th3ory Hazit, your friends at Revolutionary InK support your good music and excellent production, Be Blessed!
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