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Street Wize Magazine. Street Wize Magazine Issue 8, with "Exclusive: HAWK's Last Interview" - Page 6. approximately 2006. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 6, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hawk/item/29/show/20.

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Street Wize Magazine. (approximately 2006). Street Wize Magazine Issue 8, with "Exclusive: HAWK's Last Interview" - Page 6. HAWK Photographs and Memorabilia. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hawk/item/29/show/20

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Title Street Wize Magazine Issue 8, with "Exclusive: HAWK's Last Interview"
Creator (Local)
  • Street Wize Magazine
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Austin, Texas
Date approximately 2006
Donor Meshah Hawkins
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Hip-hop--Texas--Houston
  • Rap (Music)--Texas--Houston
  • Rap musicians--Texas--Houston
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • H.A.W.K. (Rapper)
Genre (AAT)
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2010-024, Box 1, Folder 2
Original Collection HAWK Papers
Digital Collection HAWK Photographs and Memorabilia
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hawk
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Transcript Quin-D & Big Bug How long have you been rappin'? Quin-D: I started around 97' or 98' but I am just now getting serious about it though. Bug: I would have to say about 10 years. I hooked up with Quin-D through my brother and I've been knowing him since I was bout 13. We've been putting it down for about 7 years together. Have you done any underground cd's? Quin-D: Yeah back in the day we did a couple of freestyle cd's. Now we are changing it over to pimpin' the pen on original beats. We are really just now getting serious and trying to put out some stuff. Bug: We're working on our first real album but we've dropped about 10 or 11 mixtapes. Where are y'all from? Where are y'all based out of? Quin-D: I'm from North Austin 5-3 and my homeboy Bug is from 2-4 and we just happened to link up. Right now I'm in Kentucky though. How are y'all working that out with you in Kentucky and Bug down in Austin? Quin-D: I shoot back and forth to Austin and he comes up here a couple of times and it's all work when we get together. Bug: At first is was a little harder than we thought, but we were making it harder than it really was. Every time we hook up we make sure we do a lot of songs together. How does the music scene in Kentucky compare to Texas? Quin-D: It's really no comparison because it's hard coming out of Kentucky because it's really not any radio stations and nothing really to promote your stuff. Its cats doing it here, but I'm trying to pioneer and get something crackin' here. My focus is Austin because I want to be the first one out of North Austin 5-3 to put it on the map. Hopefully, GOD willing it will work out like that. What separates y'all from other cats that are rappin'? Quin-D: It's more or less that we don't have that tunnel vision from looking at Austin or just Texas. We are trying to take it to a national scale and our music is not the same thing that you hear everyday. Bug: With us everything is reality because that's all we know how to give. When we sit down and write, we write about exactly how we're feeling at that moment. We make sure that everything you hear is for real. Who do you listen to? Quin-D: I listen to my boy Big Bug. That boy got flow. Pimp C, Jeezy, T.I. always listen to Screwed Up Click music. I came up during the whole Screw era so that's a part of me. Bug: I listened to Fat Pat, Big Steve (Mafio), Lil O, Hawk, ESG, Pokey, basically Down South. Now that I'm older I listen to everybody like Jeezy, T.I., Young Gotti, and Jim Jones. What would you say is the key to getting your music heard? Quin-D: Well you can't really cater to a certain audience and at the same time you have to keep your core of fans. You also have to be versatile and touch a lot of different bases. I'm in Kentucky right now, so you have to hit different places and see what style of music that they like. Bug: You gotta keep your people around you. Everybody has to be on the same note and feel the movement that you bring. If everybody has their mind set to grindin' and gettin' it then I feel like its gone go. What kind of responses are y'all getting? Quin-D: I haven't heard anything too negative and there are positive responses. Like I said, we're touching all bases, club cuts, street anthems, we're touching all bases and we got something for everybody. Bug: The response is good. We started working on the album because everybody was liking the mixtapes. Are y'all working with any other Austin rappers? Bug: I want to work with everybody man. Pretty much everybody should know about Street Wize. I am willing to get together, exchange numbers, and work with anybody to do a song and make something happen. What is the hardest thing about getting into the game? Quin-D: I would say it is trying to get people to accept you off the top when you're not really known. When you're not known or don't have nothing out already it's getting people to open their ears up to you. Bug: It is a lot of people out there that are not spittin' the real. And I'm just trying to give the game some real. Everything is starting to sound the same and everybody is making "snap your finger" type songs. We are trying to do something different. You want to give some shout outs. Quin-D: Honestly, I appreciate the interview and it's a real good look on y'alls [Street Wize] part. I want to shout out my whole Northside 5-3,1 ain't there currently but you know it's in me. No disrespect to nobody coming up out the North, but I want to try to be the nigga to put it on the map. Bug: Star City All Stars, that's my click. Everybody that kept it real with me and that boy Mike for making it all happen.