MHz Legacy Talk Group vs. Solo Careers, Camu’s Death and New Album
As far as the new music, how does Camu influence you guys?
Copywrite: Me and Camu have had our public issues that were blown up because of other people trying to manipulate stuff, but me and Camu were so tight like somebody could say something in the room and we would be thinking the same thing, look at each other and not even have to say nothing. When I make music now, I feel like I’m still making music like back then; like, “I wonder what Camu is gonna think of this. This gonna fuck his head up.”
Tage: Camu was our sound. I know that we still convey that same type of spirit musically because of his initial influence on us is his production. He was the one I was listening to before I got put on to J. Dilla.
How did you guys link up with Blu for “Yellow and Blue”?
Copywrite: He was rocking with our homie Surock out of DC who made the track “Yellow and Blue.” So, he basically had the connect, and we all just kinda linked it up and we just wanted to make something classic. And, I think that’s my favorite song off the album; that beat is fucking stupid, man.
Tage: I was happy when I heard it ‘cause I heard Blu’s verse, and typically, you don’t have features to open up a song. But, I thought that just ‘cause you don’t hear that too often, I thought it wouldn’t be bad for us to do something like that. He set the tone for that song. Not only is that one of my favorite songs, those are some of my favorite verses on the album too, including my own.
How could you describe the energy on MHz Legacy?
Tage: There are times Copy would go first, and he would go in and I would think to myself, ‘Oh okay. I gotta kill this ‘cause he just murked it out.’ And, there is sometimes where I would set it off.
Copywrite: When we rap, I think I can speak for Tage, I don’t think of myself as a person; when I rap, I’m a sound and a texture. I think about my voice; I think about ‘I’m an instrument and I’m gonna play my part with the rest of these instruments,’ the rest of the instruments being Tage and the music. So, I’m just trying to fit in. I’m a fan of my shit too. I’m a fan of Tage’s shit, Jakki’s shit, so I’m just rocking for me too ‘cause I’m picky and I don’t wanna be wack. My worst fear in the world is to be wack, so I’m just trying to kill it, have a good time and record some shit that I can’t do again on tape. We don’t do one takes; we do Dr. Dre shit; we do as many takes as it takes to get it right. We don’t just want us fucking rapping on tape. We ain’t on that shit. We want fucking magic. We want history. We want classic shit. Whether we get it or not, that’s to the people, but that’s our mindset.