On the Screwed Up Click documentary you said you wouldn't be rapping forever and
you would be moving on to something else, What did you mean by that comment?
Well I already have my own label called Ghetto Dreams Entertainment and I had that
label for a while now. My hands will always be into music, but it's just the business
sense of it getting into other things with the money that you make. I love music too
much not to have my hands in it. But, I don't want to always be that lime light cat,
that's why I am rarely seen and only heard.
Do you think there will ever be a Swisha House/Screwed Up Click album together?
I never will say never. But I don't know, there is a possibility in anything. I just can't
put a lid on it to say yeah or no. Anything is possible, maybe one day it will happen,
People are saying that the Northside of Houston is taking over and the Southside is
fading away. What do you think about that?
Let me tell you something about the Northside of Houston verses the Southside. The only thing that
happened was that we [Southside] got an early jump on them [Northside], but in the end them boys just
out worked us and that's just the bottom line. Not to say they are better, because it's not about who's better
anyway. It's all about what are you going to do to get to the next level. We were content with being superstars
on "gray tapes" and they took it to the next level as far as getting their cd's pressed up, taking them to the
stores, and building their fan base. Our fan base just stayed in the Texas region and surrounding states. But, I
feel like life is a full circle and everything comes back around. The Southside is going to be right back at the
top, we started at the top and we are going to end up at the top.
What do you feel it's going to take to get back on top?
It will take a lot of hard work and dedication. It's already good looks going on, like us being in the Source
Magazine and major deals coming down this way. Just look out for the Screwed Up Click because the
Southside will be back, it won't take no time because its happening right now as we speak.
What are your ties with the up and coming group called the GRiT Boys?
Well I didn't put them out. My boy Pretty Todd is over the GRiT Boys and my thing with the GRiT Boys was
I met them cats when I was with Game Face Records. Them boys had talent, I saw that they had talent, and
I used my leverage to help them as much as I could. I still do that and I'm going to do it until the end. They
will always be my boys, I love the growth that they have achieved over the years, and I know that I taught
them a lot as far as handling themselves on the road, handling there business, the nature of this rap, and I was
just privileged to be a part of that, so their success is my success regardless.
What kind of Projects are you working on right now?
We have the "Take Over " project first and its in stores right now. We are working on the "Screwed Up Click"
album and it's going to be a classic. I'm pushing a single right now called
"The H-town Stomp" from my new album called "Endangered Species".
For the people who haven't heard your previous albums name them off, so
they can go pick them up?
I started out with D.E.A which consisted of me [Hawk], Fat Pat, DJ Screw
,and K.K. (on lock). The name of the album was "Screwed 4 Life", then I
dropped "Under Hawk's Wings", next was the self entitled album called
"HAWK", after that was "Bad Azz Mixtapes" as well as "Wreckin 2k4"
and I did that with Presidential Records.
Are you doing any touring right now?
Right now I'm just in the studio, doing a few shows, and promoting the new SUC album. My whole purpose
right now is to get the Screwed Up Click where it needs to be.
What would you tell up and coming artist from Austin about the power of working together?
Well this is for all groups, not just in Austin that there is always strength in numbers. Man, look at Atlanta,
look at the cities that came together and made it big. That's why people have to give Houston its props for
coming on with it. It may have took a while for boys to put their pride aside, work together as a whole, and
put all the BS to the side. But you need unity and teamwork to be successful.
Well Hawk its been a pleasure doing this interview with you. Do you have any shout outs?
I just want to give a shout out to your magazine [Street Wize] for interviewing me and all your hard work,
time, and effort. I really appreciate ya'll taking the time out to interview me and it means a lot to me whether
you know it or not. Much love to my assistant DiamondNicque and all the people who supported me. I want
to tell all my fans you can visit me on Myspace at www.myspace.com/hawk4pres. Just believe in the Lord
and everything will come true. Patients is a virtue and don't worry everybody gets their time. Much love to
your magazine, I hope it blast off, and one day your magazine will be as big as "The Source". I would be
privileged to say Street Wize Magazine gave me an interview.