This is the second part of the interview transcript. You can download the entire show for free right here, stream it with the player below, or go back and read Part 1. Without further ado, let’s continue the Lucy’Lo interview. He is a DJ, producer, and member of the group 84.85.
I hated that album and I’m a Common fan. I don’t know it that’s my prejudice coming through, Like you said, I want that ’88 to ’96 kind of sound and I don’t want this techno kind of stuff. It took me a long time to realize that he was actually trying to throw back to Afrika Bambaataa and he was trying to have that kind of sound purposefully. He was trying to pay homage to Bambaataa, who is a pioneer of hip-hop. He was one of the original DJs there in New York like Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa and we kind of forget that, I think.”
Lucy’Lo: “A lot of people forget it and that’s fine because you know, things happened a long time ago. All this stuff precedes me and it’s going back to do research and sometimes I do forget. My personal experience and hip-hop knowledge starts in ’93. Talking about that Common song, and it’s not my favourite Common song but there’s a lot of references in there. It’s not just the beat, he rhymes in an old-time rhyme cadence too from those old electro records.”
Chase: “Alright, while that was playing, Lucy’Lo and I were talking about our first starts into production. I was just telling him how I used to use an AKAI sampling keyboard hooked up to an Atari. That was my first taste of production there.”