Redeye from Chronic Redeye

What inspired you to become a recording artist?

I grew up around sound system culture from an early age, carrying speaker boxes, attending dances and chatting on the mic, and I wanted to be making the big tunes that everyone loves when it’s booming in the session. I’ve also got to mention Chrome and the Def Tex crew as inspiration as they came up in our area with the true hip hop and showed us how it’s done properly!

When did you release your first song?

in 2003

What have you released to date?

‘Seein Red’ our first CD album, ‘FreeUpThaSound’ a 4 track vinyl EP, ‘The All Or Nothing Days’ CD album and the new CD album ‘Knowledge is King’

Where do you live?

East Anglia

What’s the music scene like there?

It’s bubbling along nicely, there’s a whole heap of artists putting in work making tracks and doing shows, we’ve got promoters putting on big jams and we get treated to heavy sound system sessions. You get people who say there isn’t much of a scene here but that’s ‘cos they’re not getting involved with what’s going on, and while they’re moaning about a lack of a scene we’re out mashing up a live show or raving it up!

Tell people about your latest release and where people can buy it on-line?

It’s a 15 track album called Knowledge Is King. It’s on that rugged raw hip hop vibe with strong reggae and dub influence, content wise there’s something on there that everyone relate to and it provokes the use of your old grey matter talking about issues we all face daily. We ain’t on a preaching tip, more like reporting what we see so you get a snapshot of life in 2008 over boom bap drums! We’ve got Franko Fraize and Lyrical T featuring heavily on the album as they roll with us so it’s more like family than a guest appearance. Other spitters that got down on the album include Main Flow, Bronze Nazareth, Conman, Manage and Syanyde. We’ve also got guest productions from Tricksta, Mr. Laws, Dillijence and Fudalwokit. Its available online at http://www.ukrecordshop.com, www.rapandsoulmailorder.com , www.suspect-packages.com and other good places!

What would your dream collaboration be?

They are on the album! Aside from that we’d love to get a track together with a militant reggae artist like Sizzla or Anthony B. Fuckit if you’re talking dream collabo why not get Premier or Necro to make the beat!

What was the last album you purchased?

Mavado – Gangster Story

Have you got any footage on YouTube?

There’s some old footage of me spittin bars in killatunes record shop and some footage of us at eastern haze festival but no actual videos yet.

What do you do to relax?

Burn ital spliffs and eat weak emcees

What’s your favourite radio station?

1xtra

Before you go give us your website and MySpace address.

www.myspace.com/chronicredeye

www.kanrecordings.com

www.rootsnculture.co.uk

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