Before you go getting your panties all twisted over the lack of generally daily posts recently, chill, sistah. Nobody wants knotted panties, particularly people with short fingernails. More importantly, i more than have something to make it up to you jackals. That’s right, another Odd Bloggings Exclusive Mixtape (TM), bitches!!! This time up, it’s Fresh Nerd from the 100 Akres camp.
1. Name, rank and serial number.
FreshNerd, Super Level 5 Beatmaker (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start) and I’ve yet to find where they stamped the serial number on me.
2. As a Gen Xer myself, I love the source material you’ve chosen for your mixtapes–Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, etc. What goes into your process of selection on these projects?
Actually, they’re all records I used to play from my father’s record collection when I was 7 yrs. old. Crazy huh? I was fascinated by them. I played his records all the time so they kinda stuck with me throughout life. Sidenote and fun fact: The first record I ever bought with my allowance money was 2 Live Crew’s “Is What We Are” featuring the hit single “We Want Some Pu**y”
3. Who’s your favorite beat head out there today? Of all time?
Fave of today? As in Tuesday evening? I’ll have to go with Handbook from York.There was a moment in time where I never wanted to here another sped up vocal sample ever again but he made me appreciate that style again. Of all time? Wow….thats tough. I can’t name just one so I’ll give you 5. Dilla, Madlib, Megahertz, Alchemist, and ok, well….can I name 10 more? I can’t even narrow it down to 5. Who goes in? Kanye or Just Blaze? Ok, lets move on.
4. What’s the best beat album in your collection?
Champion Sound – JayLib
5. What’s on the horizon for FreshNerd? New album on the way? Up for any adult video movie awards? Fill us in.
I’m not up for any adult movie awards…not unless someone got a hold of my hard drive. Even still, there’s a lot of competition in that field. As for music, I’m working on several projects with several dope up-coming MC’s: LA, King Boom, Joose, and hopefully Signif soon. And of course, I’ll continue to flood mailboxes with free beat tapes and hopefully 100 Akres Ltd. will move into the vinyl arena by 2013.
6. It’s my interview, so i have to ask–any chance of a Prince project in the future? It’s not like the guy is uber-litigious or anything.
Many people ask me that…and the answer is no (for a really good reason though). I initially got the idea for the beat tapes I release from one of Black Milk’s projects called “The Purple Tape”. He didn’t sample all from one album but he used all Prince samples. Seeing that he already did an incredible job with that source material, I wouldn’t dare attempt.
7. Anything else you’d like to share with the class?
Yes, I can ride a bike backwards.
“I Smell Sounds” Mix
1. Handbook – See You Again (Crazy)
2. Ron Just (100 Akres) – untitled 1 [unreleased]
3. Black & Brown – DaDa
4. Pig Pen – Electric Sheep
5. FreshNerd (100 Akres) – Paprika [unreleased]
6. Dilla – Gobstopper
7. FreshNerd (100 Akres) – HeyChico [unreleased]
8. Joose ft. Signif – Real Talk
9. Larry Achiampong (Look Mama Records) – Community
10. Bilal – Dollar (Black Milk RMX)