Real Talk: Kinda Dusty

“Kinda Dusty is a support system of artists that operate as a crew, label, platform and whatever they want it to be” says Ethereal, one fourth of the artist collective. On a Monday afternoon in Ding Ho, Lex, Rev and I sat down with some of the most focused brothers in the city of Wor. This is how we break bread b, REAL TALK.

WM: What is Kinda Dusty?

Ethereal: Louie Gonz (MC/DJ), DJ Manipulator (Producer, DJ), Paul Mighty (Engineer, Producer, MC) and myself Ethereal (MC, Graphic Designer, Site Manager, All Around Artist). Kinda Dusty is a artist collective, basically a support system of artists, we operate as a crew, label, platform, whatever we want it to be.

WM: How did you get together?

Paul Mighty: Skivi is my brother who couldn’t be here for the interview, Louie I have known forever, E left a prior situation and started recording over at my camp, I got in touch with DJ Manipulator through him. Manipulator lived close to me and we both did the same kinda thing so I thought that was cool. DJ ImageManipulator dropped a mixtape called “Studio Kinda Dusty,” one day just talking in my room I said it would be cool to do something with the name “Kinda Dusty,” maybe another mixtape or something like that. We have a friendship, a bond, these are my brothers, we go bowling together, movies, etc. I went to school to learn music, I still got student loans and everything! I don’t charge E anything to record. I do this for the love, I just ask he shows respect and if I ever was in a jam he can help me out, one hand washes the other.

WM: What are some of the projects you have released and are currently working on now?

Ethereal: The one physical release we did was Spit Supreme’s — Quick Strike II hosted by DJ J-Ronin. This came out a few months ago prior to Spit’s name change.

WM: Lou, what made you change your name from Spit Supreme to Louie Gonz?

Louie Gonz: The backpack got too heavy! Nah, I mean a lot of people got confused, I’m not a 5 per center. I be in New York a lot and they think I’m a 5 per center and I always have to explain myself. I like Louie Gonz, it’s my first name with my last name shortened. I’m 24 now. I’m getting older. I’m thinking long run, new chapter, fresh start.

ImageWM: What is the “Wall Street” project?

Ethereal: That is the next big release from Kinda Dusty.

Paul Mighty: What happened was E and I were working together and I showed him some beats, he picked one, said he loved it and he was gonna use it. A week later he comes back and does a song called Gordon Gekko to it, he basically watched Wall Street and there you have it! Watch what you say around him cause it will turn it into a song, that’s been the running joke through his career! After doing that one song, E called me and said he was thinking bout doing a whole concept album around the movie Wall Street. I mean how much more creative can you get than that!

Be sure to peep kindadusty.com for artist bio’s, music downloads and the latest news in the Kinda Dusty camp.

And always check hulkhatetimetravel.com for the latest in pop/culture, local music, and everything else under the sun!

Editors Note: This was more than just an article we put together it was an experience. Breaking bread w/Kinda Dusty showed me how far Worcester Hip-Hop has come in these last few years. With the success of the Mass Stand Up shows they have put together and constant flow of digital media it’s only fitting for us to feature them, beyond that we fam and have nothing but the utmost respect for these brothers. This is only the start stay tuned because Worcester Magazine & HHTT have a lot more in store for you w/Kinda Dusty! Be sure to grab the latest edition of Worcester Magazine and get up on REAL TALK!

REAL TALK is a monthly segment in Worcester Magazine written by Brother Menelik Ebna la-Hakim of HulkHateTimeTravel.com (w/contributors XXL Lex Luthor & Reviresco) HHTT Productions/Da’Kitchen/H2T2 Productions/Hulkhatetimetravel.com

Real Talk: Kinda Dusty article can be found in this week’s Worcester Magazine and also online here

Headlock – E The Real & Remix Villain

Headlock is a dope new five song EP by Kinda Dustys E The Real and Remix Villain.  2010 is going to be a busy year for Ethereal Plains and the rest of Kinda Dusty so stay tuned for more.  Headlock – E The Real & Remix Villain

Steadfast visit to New England

HHTT interview with Social Light Sounds very own Steadfast. To people who don’t know Social Light Sounds is a multi-state collective that has alot of talent in its ranks. Steadfast is a Washington D.C. native who travels back and forth between D.C. and Massachusetts to perform and collaborate with his crew. During his last visit Steadfast opened up for Masta Ace & Edo G (A & E)  out in Providence R.I. and also for the legendary M.O.P. at the Middle East in Cambridge M.A.  Be on the lookout for Steadfast, to find more info or to buy his LP ( The Joel Hachem Chronicles-All In The LP ) make sure to check him out at http://sociallightsounds.com/new/store/

After the interview on 91.3’s Selective Hearing radio show HHTT had a lil’ cypher with Steadfast out front of the radio station on Main St. in Worcester.

If that wasn’t enough Steadfast recently collaborated with  veteran Worcester MC’s Arablak & Larry Cheeba (L Da Headtoucha) for Give Thanks which will be appearing on Arablaks upcoming Fresh Heir due out 2-24-10.

Give Thanks – Arablack Feat. Steadfast & Larry Cheeba

A Tribute To Roc (DJ Manipulator)

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On September 19th we lost one of the most talented, influential, and inspirational DJ’s of all time. Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners. He was such a huge influence on me and the way I approached DJing. I remember when I was starting out in high school I used to watch his and the rest of the X-Men’s routines on DMC dvds  over and over again, studying his body tricks(which i still cant do to this day),and the way he would juggle the records. It was incredible to watch him.  You could tell the he was really dedicated to his craft. So I took sometime out to send a salute to the legend cause he inspired me to do what I do on the tables today. Rest in Peace Roc Raida, your contribution to the artform will never be forgotten.

DJ Manipulator

This morning I got this in a email, I had to wait to get home to listen and I have to say this is truly amazing. DJ Manipulator is a very talented humble brother and it’s a pleasure to post this on HHTT. Manip we got you bee!

Download link:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/6631903127c68982/

Nite People / El-P Show in Boston

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Nite People will be back in Boston @ Harper’s Ferry, this time opening for the legendary El-P. This is a very good look for our brothers over at Social Light Sounds and HHTT is happy to support them in anyway possible. It’s always good to see artists from the local scene get a chance to perform on a level like this, so show some support and cop a ticket for some realness!

HHTT Productions: More King Shit (Ethereal)

After HHP5 some More King Shit took place

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The first King Shit had the whole damn city at attention, so by popular demand Ethereal linked back up with HHTT to drop More King Shit! (H2T2) dont mind me geeking in the backgorund, haze and miller high life do that to a brother!

HHTT Productions: Hip Hop Power V

Live from Creegans in Worcester, MA

kusto and eE and yohonnyt hold itMain AimOnce again science was dropped! July 25th @ Creegans in Worcester, MA HHP5 took place with an all star line up. The roster included, Nytmare, Main Aim, Serious, Cocaine Robots and Elijah Divine. DJ Manipulator was the house DJ w/Kusto and Ethereal of Nite People hosting the event. Each act did their thing, Nytmare started the night getting the crowd going early with his hype animated flow. Next up was the group Main Aim, they surprised many with their fast melodic flow and bumping choice of beats. Serious a true vet, attacked the stage with furious anger and kept the crowd thirsty for more. Cocaine Robots was in full effect dropping banger after banger. The group started with Sell Drugs (Cocaine) and got em hooked early then lead way into the groups new single Mass Second, a remix to the French Montana street hit NY Minute. Elijah Divine capped off the night with a stunning performance, there was a point I remember fellow mc’s throwing their hats onto the stage as a sign of respect, that’s real. Big Lex was not in the building due to personal reasons, so this ones for you homie! HHTT is the army! H2T2 get infected!

maip at workserious listeneli and wifecoke robo2Shouts to Nite People for doing a surprise live performance, Yohon that snake was crazy!!