Interview – MC PSG

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Interview with UK Garage MC PSG

Here at Slick n Fresh, we hear a lot of talk about “the next best MC”. Although it is always important to look towards the future, it is just as important not to forget about the MCs that have helped create and push the scene to make it what it is today.

MC PSG is a pioneer of the UKG circuit that has been MCing since the very beginning of the scene. One of the most successful and known projects he was involved in was the tune Good Rhymes produced by Da Click which got to #14 in the UK national chart in 1999. PSG has travelled all around the world, performing for various promotions and his name can now be seen on most UK Garage events up and down the country.

Slick n Fresh sent Ryder DJ for a quick word with the legend to find out exactly what hes up to right now…

You’ve been a well known name in the UK Garage scene for years now, but what about the beginning? How did it all start off for MC PSG?

I initially started rapping in the 80’s in school when hip hop was good hip hop. My brother was a scratch DJ and I owe it all to him really, he bought me a mic and I found that I had a little talent and it progressed from there.

How long have you been involved in the music now?

It’s a bit hard to say. I think I was involved in music before I even knew I was, if that makes any sense. I was doing shows and trying to make tracks at the age of sixteen. So looking back now, I can see that I’ve actually been involved for about twenty years. But on the rave scene I’ve been involved for about fifteen years starting with jungle and Kool FM.

MC PSG

What was your first ever play out?

My first ever play out that I can remember was Fresh Convention ’86 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall. The line up was Cookie Crew, Demond Boys, She Rocker, DJ Pogo, Cut Master Swift, London Posse and many more. Most people probably don’t even know these legends.

Who inspired you while you were an up and coming MC?

Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Rakim, basically original MCs, not rappers. There’s a big difference and these are just some of the artists that inspired me to MC.

Are there any up and coming MCs these days that your impressed with?

The main up and coming MC that I rate right now is Chipmunk. The boys got flow and is very intelligent, but most of all his belief and his confidence are his biggest assets.

Top 3 MCs and why?

Too many to name. In my arena though, the top boys are Creed, CKP, DT, Kie, Sparks, Viper, B-Live; there’s way to many to mention. My top 3 keep changing.

Top 3 Producers and why?

Boy, I don’t really wanna say in case I leave someone out and they don’t wanna work with me again! Nah, I think people are at different stages in their careers so its hard to say who’s better or who my favourite is. Everyone I know as a producer is big. They all have so many different musical flavors.

Any projects your working on at the moment to tell us about?

Got a few… Myself and Kie have got something boiling right now. As well as Heartless, Chipmunk, Majestic and Jay Harvey. Watch out for the Spiritled label and production also. I must also say what I’ve got ready to go and what is out now. You’ve got to get PSG in Rio by myself and Scott Garcia. Big big big!

Where can we find more information on where your playing out?

Check out the MySpace for all the latest info!

3 Comments

  • June 2, 2008 | Permalink | Reply

    Good interview, thx

  • paul skinback [Visitor]
    July 12, 2008 | Permalink | Reply

    lol at the preposterous claim that ”Most people probably don’t even know these legends” how patronising, when all the mentioned Turntablists are a hell of a lot more popular than PSG.

  • HIZZA [Visitor]
    August 13, 2008 | Permalink | Reply

    MC NIK-E BEST EVER GARAGE MC WITHOUT A DOUBT

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