Here is Part 2 of the interview I did with rapper / producer Saukrates. If you missed Part 1, you can go back and read it now. You can also download the podcast of this show for free. As an added bonus, Gamma Krush spins some classic Saukrates jams right after the interview. Nice stuff!
Today, among other things, we talk about his hit song with K-os “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman” and you can see the really cool video of it here as well.
Without further ado, let’s continue the transcript.
Chase: “I’m here with Saukrates at the Toronto Freedom Festival and we just played the ‘Wednesday’ remix featuring D-sisive. What was it like working with D-sisive because I’ve heard some interviews with him and he seems to have quite the sense of humour and just be hilarious. So was it like that in the studio too?”
Saukrates: “We did it over the Internet. So we didn’t even go that far, man. I just sent him the music with nothing on it and said, ‘Go wild,” and he sent it back to me. That’s how we came up with the title too because he said he was going to be ready on Wednesday. I said, ‘That’s what we gonna call the song.’”
Chase: “That’s awesome. So once you knew you’d get in on Wednesday and once you heard what he did, did you turn that into a metaphor and then bounce it back and forth?”
Saukrates: “That’s exactly what it was. I then went ahead and did a version by myself and then pulled him in for the remix.”
Saukrates: “Just north of Pickering. Out East.”
Gamma Krush: “Near K-os’s hometown”
Saukrates: “I think he’s further east. We were just north of Pickering, out near Brooklyn, out in the sticks.”