INTERVIEW | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ WEEK 7 ] With ‪@falcon_outlaw‪‪‬‬‪ #W2TM EXCLUSIVE Includes Playlist Via @Spotify

 

 

Falcon Outlaw is a rapper hailing from Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the “FalconCrest” crew which consists of him & DNTE. He has worked with people such as producer Camouflage Monk fellow Canadian rapper Lord Juco & The Real Skitso to name a few. With a lot of dope songs under his belt such as Bodies, Jesus Ain’t Cheap & Hot Gun On The Waist to name a few. He is gearing up for a Big splash in 2020. Take some time to get to know the Outlaw.

 

 

 

 

( TM )  Over the last few years a lot of artists have been coming out of Canada. What’s changed that we are seeing this influx of new talent from across the border now as opposed to 5 years go?
( Falcon Outlaw )    Social media, because now blogs and different hiphop pages all have there own pocket of followers so if a Canadian gets a song picked up by a few blogs then you multiply that your going to reach a wider audience.  Plus with heavies like Drake, The weeknd & Tory lanez the world is looking to see what’s next or what else does Canada have to offer. It a combination of many things at the end of the day it a good time to be a Canadian hip hop artist!
( TM )  What’s more beneficial to your career at this moment putting your music on big stream platforms like Apple Music or building an audience on say Bandcamp?
( Falcon Outlaw )   Both, hip hop is now global so there’s different ways people receive or like to listen to music! Like in certain places in Asia the rule of the Internet and access to sites isn’t as open as here in North America, there’s places in India right now in 2019 that doesn’t have access to the internet yet and governments in different parts of the world govern what people are allowed to get access to. So with that said everything it all matters ! Using every tool to your advantage to reach your fan base is a given and to only think people who listen to a certain type of music only streams or uses sites like bandcamp isn’t thinking globally! So at this moment of my career everything we’re I can put my music on is beneficial!
( TM )  How did you link up with Camoflauge Monk? 
( Falcon Outlaw )   Through a co- owner of High Heat Records J.Banks , he got family in buffalo so he always down there , so he linked up with him in person and made the connection that we turned into a working relationship!
( TM )  Do you think the “Valhalla Inn” project with Monk showed fans all over that man these dudes could rap on the other side?
( Falcon Outlaw )    I believe so because it’s not what anyone would expect to come out of Toronto, ya I’m proud of that project!
( TM ) Who all is FalconCrest? And tell us a little about it?
( Falcon Outlaw )  The group consists of ( Falcon Outlaw) & DNTE! Jus two Toronto kids showing their perspective on life growing up out here in the form of boom bap!! Right now we been dropping some solo joints, DNTE jus dropped his solo album in the summer of 2019 & I got a few solo albums coming in 2020!
( TM )  “Jesus Ain’t Cheap” with DNTE is a very deep song that some people may find offensive. What type of reaction have you been getting from it?
( Falcon Outlaw )    a little of both positive and negative, but it’s a very old deep subject so I knew it would evoke feelings from the listener, the title alone ruffled some feathers. But hip hop is freedom of speech so it is what it is.
( TM )   I know your Jamaican. Me being Jamaican as well I have to ask . Are you originally from Jamaica? 
( Falcon Outlaw )  I was born in Toronto, Canada but everyone in my family is Jamaican. 95% of my friends are from the Caribbean and I’ve been going to Jamaica since a kid, I probably been in the island a 100 times! It’s a real personal thing to carry on my family’s culture as I will make my kids do the same!!
( TM ) How did the “Bodies” series come about?

( Falcon Outlaw )  It really came about by just pushing ourselves to do more, pushing our personal envelope. 

( TM )  What inspired you to conceal your face with your dreads when rapping? 
( Falcon Outlaw )   It’s for other people’s protection and it’s become a habit now.
( TM )  What do you have in the works now that we should be looking out for?
( Falcon Outlaw )    4 albums dropping in 2020
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Interview | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ Week 3 ] With ‪‪@WhoIsJamalGasol #W2TM EXCLUSIVE

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This week we will be focusing on a rapper from Niagara Falls, NY. Jamal Gasol aka Mr. 31, Diadora Don. He is 1/3 of The Big Turks ( Lord Juco, Rome Streetz ) and is putting on for Dirty Water, NY. Jamal blesses the mic with poetic street tales and paints a vivid picture of where he is from & what he has been through. He has already dropped tracks with artists like Benny, Estee Nack & Rome Streetz to name a few. This is one rising artist we recommend you get in tune with sooner than later.

 

 

 

 

1.  ( TM ) What inspired the “Kansas City SmackMan” Ep?

 

(Jamal Gasol )  I use to call myself “Kansas City SmackMan” as a funny nickname during a stage of my life. I was in the streets but shit turnt up at this point for me and that was my lil personal moniker

 

2.  ( TM ) I noticed the “Kansas City SmackMan EP” was posted as 1 song. Was that intentional to make sure the listeners hear the full project in its entirety?

 

( Jamal Gasol )   I did it a few times on SoundCloud but knowing you don’t really get any money for the streams unless you sign up for all that extra shit I put it on all streaming platforms too. It’s already a free download but fuck it let’s make it available in all ways too so that’s how that came about.

 

3. ( TM ) Being that your a PIFF head what’s your Top 3 favorite flavors?

 

( Jamal Gasol )  Papaya Cheese, GrandDaddy Purple, and Sour Diesel

 

4. ( TM )  Right now it seems like upstate New York is running rap like never before. What makes it harder for artists to get some notoriety upstate?

 

( Jamal Gasol ) We ain’t never have an outlet for the music up here. In my city the way out for anybody with examples of success was in sports. I had a passion for sports too but always wanted to do music. I was determined to make it happen and I’m glad I’m in the loop as I deserve to be.

 

5. ( TM ) How did the Big Turks come together?

 

(Jamal Gasol )  Jordan Commandeur reached out to me about doing a collaboration project with 2 other artists basically on a slaughterhouse/ wu-tang connection. With it being Rome Streetz and Lord Juco who I was cool with before the offer I didn’t hesitate to work wit my niggas. Jordan looked out for me a lot last year so I look at it as another he presented to me to further my career and I salute him for that 💪🏾💪🏾

 

6. ( TM ) For the people not familiar tell us about Niagara Falls, NY & what it was like growing up?

 

( Jamal Gasol )   It’s like any other small city but a big attraction. People from all over the world come see Niagara Falls so we use to the foreigners and all that. But as far as living here it’s the hood. I stay 20 minutes away but I’m always in town. I got all my friends and family there but it’s the hood. Gangs, drugs, violence. People I went to high school with didn’t make it to 12th grade they went upstate taking risks and poor decisions. Everybody don’t wanna work in a plant or be a nurse and I respect that.

 

7. ( TM )  Would you say it’s easier to market yourself now as an indie artist compared to the mid to late 90s?

 

( Jamal Gasol )  Way easier lol

 

8. ( TM ) Give up the goods 2K18 was one of the first songs I heard. You rapped “Give up the goods or get sprayed thinking of ways on how to get me & my niggas paid we don’t got time to be afraid real music for real niggas who grind everyday” Do you think you & Rome did that classic Mobb best justice ?

 

( Jamal Gasol )   I feel like we gave it all the justice it was due. I heard the beat from Camo Monk and said I gotta have this one. Rome is ill on the mic I knew he could deliver I ain’t have to worry about shit cause I knew I was gonna have my shit ready for this one and the feedback was as expected.

 

9. ( TM ) You rap about real life situations a lot in your music. Do the bars come to mind when you record more naturally because of that ?

 

( Jamal Gasol )   Naturally because of that. I don’t gotta think about some shit I didn’t or don’t do that’s like adding more on lies I only like to rap about what I know and what I been through or the niggas around me. A lot of these rappers be fronting and fraudulent. My niggas use to be tellin me to rewrite verses all the time cause I was saying to much with how they using raps in court now.

 

10. ( TM )  Being that you are that “New Nigga Now” what do you need to keep doing to stay consistent ?

 

( Jamal Gasol )   Stay on my Deen and be humble. I’m learning let good work marinate saturation ain’t necessary at this point I gave enough music in the last 2 years to show why I belong. But trust me I still got songs in the ready to go at any time.

 

 

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