Many parents worry for their children. They fear for their future carrier, they wish to keep them clear of drugs and they want them to have a good life.
Many parents worry for their children. They fear for their future carrier, they wish to keep them clear of drugs and they want them to have a good life. The question is, what parents should do to guide their children towards an ideal career? If one's familiar with doublethink giving the right drugs to their offspring might very well be a good idea. The question poses, which drugs should be handed over to the kiddo so it won't do harm and even if it does to a certain degree, it will be a warranty for further creative development.
For Guts's mother the question was a no brainer. Music became the drug of choice and the currency to pay for stuff was nothing else but good grades. "I think this is the best drug she gave me" admits Guts. As the time flew by and the record stack grew with each passing minute it was showing much resemblance to what a young black man had in the late 70's somewhere in a rundown apartment of the concrete jungle of the Bronx. "Funk, Bob Marley but the half of it was electro Hip Hop like Afrika Bambaataa from the 80s" recalls the French man of hip hop. "All the parents, mother and father have to try this, because sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I'm not sure... It was like a new discovery, a new emotion"he adds.
to stay on the sideline only to watch the beats play their own gameAs it usually happens with hobbies and obsessions, Guts wanted more, just like when someone wants a more powerful car, more tattoos or a stronger substance to push the mind even deeper into the abyss. As the need for discovery grew ever stronger, inevitably the moment came when it wasn't enough anymore to stay on the sideline only to watch the beats play their own game. It was time to play with the beats. "Ohh I wanted turntables, so I was working on holidays so I could afford buying them. So when I finally managed to buy them I already had a record collection, mostly 7 inch vinyls." I was always curious why the vast majority of Hip Hop producers stay in the realms of the Bronx born genre while other producers are wandering around picking up everything from house to bass music. Gut's answer was pretty simple, although I guess there's more to this phenomena, why some genres are "stickier" than others. "With Hip Hop I'm discovering all the music from Africa to Russia. By using samples I can see the whole world, musically speaking."
Guts's very distinct style merging smooth French-touch into Hip Hop, which is stange crossover, just by looking at it from the perspective of cultural roots, it is as far from the sophisticated French approach to art, as it could be. Yet, Guts's style had found the way to mix these cultures into a totally homogenous composition. When asked how he did it he simply said: "French touch mixed with Hip Hop is the result of my evolution as a producer. When I'm working with a live band we speak music. It is like food, I'm mixing all these inspirations just like ingredients. After 25 years evolution comes naturally." Some artists in their thirties and beyond have very interesting approaches and methods when it comes to social media. While constant Facebook and Twitter presence seems to be a natural part of life for younger generations, adapting to this new way of being might be a bit difficult for those who grow up when the internet was an interesting feature for scientists, but nothing more. Some artists from these generations don't have a social media presence and some just pay an agency to turn their digital lives into a billboard. Gut's approach seems to be down to earth: "I'm using Facebook only for communication. It is really important to share the music I dig. Just like my compilation Bitch Diggin'. Facebook is communication, is sharing music, is marketing and business, but maybe I'm using it for the good things. I don't want to talk about how many millions of views I got on my video. Fuck it's not the problem. It's not music."
All in all it is safe to state that the drug provided by his mom didn't bake his brain, moreover, it made Guts to become a star in the endless galaxy of Hip Hop, giving him a career and making him happy. So if you're planning to enhance your kids or yourselves with drugs, the first thing you should do is to check out Gut's latest compilation "Bitch Diggin' Vol 3" that came out recently. You should also sit tight for his next album which will be released in November 2015 featuring Lorine Chia, Tanya Morgan and others.