Multi-platinum producer and hip-hop legend Sir Jinx is the latest guest to tap in with E-A-Ski and his expanding interview series. During the discussion, Jinx talks about being a hero, villain, and vigilante in music, breaking barriers, producing Kool G. Rap‘s Live and Let Die 1992 release and the historical significance of having an East Coast emcee rap over West Coast sounds; as well as having the first all-region track with “Two to the Head” which featured Ice Cube from the west, Scarface and Bushwick Bill from the south along with G Rap from the east.
The two also discuss the history of “No Vaseline” and how Ice Cube’s group-ending diss track to N.W.A was also connected to “Jackin’ For Beats”, off Cube’s 1990 Kill At Will EP, from a song construction standpoint, among other topics.
E-A-Ski has done interviews with a host of legendary producers over the last several months. Earlier this week, hip-hop legend Pete Rock sat down with E-A-Ski to discuss how clout-chasing has ruined hip-hop, mastering the iconic E-mu SP-1200 drum machine and sampler, learning under the legendary Eddie F and his Untouchables Entertainment production camp, working on the new Common album, and more.
Lord Finesse, of the D.I.T.C. crew, spoke with Ski on various production equipment & techniques, working on the SP-1200, and his work on Motown State of Mind with songs including Marvin Gaye‘s “I Want You”, Michael Jackson‘s “I Want To Be Where You Are”, and Eddie Kendricks‘ “Body Talk”.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer KLC of Beats By The Pound / Medicine Men talked with E-A-SKi on how he took inspiration from the Dr. Dre and Ice Cube collaboration for “Natural Born Killaz” to create Master P‘s “Bout It, Bout It” record, Spice 1 getting heavy rotation in New Orleans clubs with the E-A-Ski-produced “Trigga Gots No Heart” & “Dumpin’ Em in Ditches”, and how Dr. Dre set the bar for production and sound.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning producer Focus… detailed the story behind the Mac Dre record “Get Stupid”, and the concept behind his aNALOG iN a dIGITAL wORLD projects among other topics.