@BagsTheBoss was featured inside "Music Is Life Magazine", he was asked about "The Audacity Of Hope" as well as his Dominican heritage and what he has coming up.
Ariel Goode and Music Is Life Magazine recently kicked it in New York with two emerging heat makers BagstheBoss from Queens, NYC and Ceez from Newark, New Jersey. During this impromptu discussion the two emcees discuss the current state and demise of hip hop, Jersey vs. New York, industry pioneers, the advantages of being bilingual hip hop heads and much more. Enjoy!
MIL: First and foremost tell our readers who you are and where you hail from:
BagstheBoss: What's going on MIL? I go by BagstheBoss from Jamaica, Queens.
Ceez: Peace, my name is Ceez representing "Brick City" aka Newark, New Jersey.
MIL: How did you decide to get into music and start rhyming?
Ceez: I was around 13 when I got my first set of turn tables and started DJing at all the local parties. Occasionally emceeing etc. which naturally progressed to rhyming/battle rapping. After a while I became bored with DJing once I started rhyming and wanted to venture out more creating my own music instead of just playing others. So semi long story short… [Laughing] My boy's pops had a studio and I started laying tracks with my cousin E-Mid as a group Manifest Destiny, and it's been history from then on.
BagstheBoss: What inspired me to get into rhyming and making music was the Notorious BIG video "One More Chance." I saw that fat guy in that video looking like he was the MAN! [Laughing] I was just in awe of the style and grace he possessed. I was attracted to his word play and the music in general. BIG was like the guy that you wouldn't expect the women to be all over yet he was surrounded by girls in the video. Being so young at that time it looked to me as if rap music would put you in that sort of situation and who wouldn't want to be surrounded by hot girls, money, and fun parties? You can say it was the Glamour of it all but then it evolved into something much more as I matured.
read the rest of the interview here