What’s good world? It’s ya boy G3MZ & ya girls Ms. FeFe and A.D. the General holding it down for Team N.A.N./ N.A.B. and we got a chance to sit down with the critically acclaimed, lyrically insane founding member of the world renowned group Pitch Black. All praises due to G.O.D. We had a very in depth interview about a range of topics from the break down of his name G.O.D. to how the music industry is a WAR. This is just a taste of all the jewels G.O.D. dropped for us. He even spit a crazy 16! You can catch the full in-depth interview on Streetz Radio and HHH Radio.
Ms. FeFe: We see your name is abbreviated…what exactly does that mean?
G.O.D: Yeah, basically when I introduce myself I usually tell people, “I’m the grand exalted, sugar free & never salted”. I’ve been all around the world so now my game is imported. G.O.D, Pitch Black, Brooklyn, NY. G.O.D means Greatest Oratorical Delivery, Game Over Dose & a few other things. It’s not meant with ignorance or disrespect, it’s more to catch your attention because my love & passion for music is truly a gift from God.
A.D. the General: How long have you been in the game?
G.O.D: I’ve been doing this all my life, and I’m 30 plus, so I just thank God for being able to evolve through all the eras of music, still doing it at the top of my game. Its even better now because I approach it from a position of experience and seasoning. It’s better for me because now I’m ready to master the game.
G3MZ: How do you see the music industry right now?
G.O.D: It belongs to US! It comes out of US so it belongs to US! Artists have to understand it’s not something you just do, it’s who you are. It’s an extension of your culture your lifestyle and the life experiences of you and your people. It also comes from inside a part of you that just makes you create, like when I don’t have any inspiration, I’m my own inspiration. Especially right now I look at this shit like war.
G3MZ: You look at the music industry as war?
G.O.D: Yea, and the art of the music as war because right now they trying to make us sell our souls and be brainwashed to a lot of bullshit, but if you look through the history of music that we have made as Blacks and Latins going back to Africa we started jazz, disco, be bop, hip hop & even rock and roll. All that is a legacy for what we have done. I say that it’s war fighting and promoting quality music. Nowadays, the messages are going down,
the production is going down… Even the respect for it is going down. I want to uplift this shit because this is who we are.
A.D the General: Was Pitch Black your first major label deal situation?
G.O.D: Yeah, that was my first major label situation. We put a lot of stuff out under an indie label named Travio Records/Pitch Black Ent. We put out two albums under Universal Records. Pitch Black Law and Revenge, both were terribly under promoted especially since we had the big single “Its All Real”, produced by DJ Premier. We felt it could have did way better but at the end of the day the music still lives on because people that didn’t catch it then will catch it later.
A.D the General: How do you feel about the new breed of talent emerging?
G.O.D: It hurts me more than anything. Forget about hate, forget about all that dumb shit, because really its about love. We love our shit so much we don’t want to see it go down and we don’t want the youth to take it in the wrong direction. Some times I feel saddened for niggas that didn’t grow up on the same substance that we grew up on, and if you never had it then you’re not missing it, but you really don’t know. It’s up to you to reach back and learn about your shit because niggas aren’t growing up on Rakim, KRS, Chuck-D & Kool G. Rap, etc. Rappers used to help raise us because they gave us mad knowledge. They were spitting some real shit! They was spitting food for thought and they beats was knocking enough to rock the party. So it’s not like anything was missing, it was more well rounded and it helped us out a lot. But now, the youth is growing up on music that’s not really saying much of anything honestly.
Ms. FeFe: So we know you do your thing musically but you also have a radio show, can you elaborate on that?
G.O.D: Yeah, me & my wife Harrabic Tubman have a show called Show N Prove Radio. It’s on www.pncradio.fm. We have two shows, Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4pm. We say what we want and we play what we want. There’s no politics, no garbage, no payola, no nothing. We just play what we think is dope. We give people a shot. We play good music. We have three DJ’s, DJ Mark, Vega Benneton, Johnny Juice and other special guest DJs. Holla at us.
G3MZ: Would you like to give any shout outs?
G.O.D: I’d like to give a shout out to the fans. I have a new album coming out called Spit or Die, it’s coming soon. I have a project I’m working on with Pete Rock, also another project I’m doing with Bazaar Royale called “God Royale: Hood Rock”, and maybe another Pitch Black album. But big shouts to the fans, that’s what I’m coming with. Big shouts to all the up and coming artists, producers, engineers, managers. Do your thing and rep hard. And to all the haters and suckers, y’all gotta exist too. So do y’all job and I’m going to do mine!