ART12s Loot and Mathis found a method to get their loot. As their loot is not getting
them money to pay any serious bills, their work does good. Its
not to be calculated in numbers but interped on having the spirit
to put soul in their culture.
But theres one thing about niggers I do not love
Scared Of Revolution!- The Last Poets.
Mathis and Loot
There is a small revolution going on. Non buisiness and do take
it personal. What these revolutionairies did, in an age where
it is Nigger, Nigger, Nigger, is called a revolution. In an
age where the negativity rules the air waves. Where the skills
to do some ice gets more respect than doing a show really nice.
As Wycleff said: Im not a customer/leave that crack alone. They ignored whatever. In these days society is stucked on the
induvidual getting his or hers. Where the request to put society
back in the society gets louder each day. These two guys skipped
the PolderModel (The Third Way as it is called by Bill Clinton) and just did it, doing it without any brand. They came, saw
and went to do their own thing: releasing a Dutch compilation
album independently. Why?, do you ask me. Well, they just: Euhm
well, we are not going to wait till maybe somebody else
is going to let something happen.
These two guys just entertain them selves, just went out to do
their own thing, just didnt run when the revolution came because
they are not scrarred. Not afraid for loosing money, not out to
get money, just out to get what?
Loot: To take initiative in our own hands. In The Netherlands they
only complain about that there aint nothing happening. And we
just want to bring those who do something, together. So we can
enjoy what is happening ourselves and share it with others.
The stuppid thing: at the moment you brake the chains and do something,
sticking your kneck out, people start to complain that you doing
something that should be done like this or that. Or how they should
Mathis: Its a catch 22.
Without even planning it, it all was a logical next step to what
Loot already did for sometime: making compilation tapes for himself
that others wanted to have too. Like a wise old kowledge: what
a teenager does during his teener years, he will continue doing
to do later on inhis adult life. Now Loot is a young man, he started
to release compilations with material he already was interested
Mathis: Loot can be so irretating nearby a CD player or turntable. He
knows a lot about music, has a lot of music but never listens
to one song til the end. He listens to it shortly and right away
skips it to the nex track.
Loot: Yes, euhm
Mathis: On school he came with the idea, not really knowing he already
had all means. Its a simple but dope idea.
Loot: We had a job to work on a fair for our school but there were
no visitors, meaning you getting paid without really to work for
it. We used that money for the project. We started with five songs.
The response was already bigger from the start on. There were
also people who fell off.
Mathis: Some are just very spontaneous. There are people that just sent
in their music. With the remark see what you do with it. Its
a great chance for everybody. Its a showcase like, hey people
we are here too.
Loot: We recieved many reactions from the media and industry. This
has to brake down a barrier for people that organize jams.
Mathis: Support acts are always from a small circle. But look, there
are also a lot of other people in The Netherlands.
Loot: Yes, this here is diverse.
Like times tells often, not everybody can be trust. You cant
always build on everybody; on purpose or not. With whom are your
ideas safe? How did you do that with Personal Revolutions?
Mathis: A small group of people that took part of it. People you can
Loot: We did everything ourselves. And do everything ourselves. There
are always a lot of people that have a big mouth. that only want
to help when it suits them
To say it short, this is an initiative
of the Dutch HipHop scene.
Mathis: The mastermind behind the project is Loot.
Loot: Mathis is
Mathis: Dont write that down AQ!
Loot: He wrote it down
. You dont realize that you get there. You
are just hardworking and at the moment you look up you see how
much work you did. And you suprise yourself.
Mathis: People really do come for this CD to the shops. People are all
very enthusiast. Ofcourse there are those typical people that
dont think its any good at all. Well, we are not going to wait
Loot: Cause of this CD you get a lot of contacts and you have to keep
in contact. Many hands make the work easier.
In the end Loot and Mathis conclude once more that you just have
to do your own thing. But that the support for our own music from
our own streets is still lacking.
Niggers are lovers. Niggers love top hear Malcolm rap but they
didnt love Malcolm. Niggers love everything but themselves. But
Im a lover too. Yeah
I love Niggers because niggers are me.
And I should only love that which is part of me
- Niggers Are Scarred Of Revolution! by The Last Poets ISBN0-8050-4778-6