Sitting down with Blue Nose U.K. Rap artist Wynter Brown
As she begins work on her 2015 EP titled “Westbound 0121”, dropping on Seattle based Indie Rap label Blue Nose Music; we take a few minutes to interview the amazingly talented U.K. Hip Hop artist Wynter Brown
BNM: So, who are you?
WB: Wynter Brown
BNM: Where are you from?
WB: West Midlands ,U.K
BNM: How did you get your moniker?
WB: Alot of people think Wynter Brown is a name i’ve chosen, but my actual middle is Wynter and my last name, Brown. I can show u my birth certificate
BNM: What do you do?
WB: I (R)epresent (A)ll (P)eople like me in the music insustry #UK #westcoast #Spiritualist #Interlectual #GoGetta
BNM: Why do you do it?
WB: Because rapping an writtin’s kinda like a therapy to my soul. Its a creative way to share my thoughts, experiences, opinions & visions. When I hear a beat im feelin, I jus wanna be apart of it
BNM: How long have you been doing this?
WB: I’ve been rappin an writtin for about 13 yrs now.I started out in 2003 “spittin/Mc-in”, which is a U.K term for rappin at a quick pace whilst deliverin a bunch of punch lines & catchy “chant” like chorus’s. I had a radio set once a week and performed around the U.K. Even though I entered the music game – in the U.K.G genre, I had a strong love for the westcoast genre too, because it wernt just a genre it was like a culture. My life style was more relate able to the westcoast culture as I grew lyrically & mentally.
BNM: Who are some of your influences?
WB: (U.S.A influences): Ice cube, Mc Ren, Luni coleone, Killa tay, Doon Worth, Marvaless, Zigg Zagg, Thugmiss, First Degree the DE, Brotha Lynch..
(U.K & other influences): So Solid crew, Ms Dynamite, Skepta, JME, Pariz1, M.I.A,Santagold, singularis.
BNM: How did you end up with Blue Nose Music?
WB: A few years back I hooked up with a dope artist “Double G” & we done a few collabs. We worked well togrther. Double G was always on point & serious about his passion for music.Fast forward to the present moment, Double G and I recognize and appreciate each others dedication to the game. Both of us both then decide its time for me to join BNM & create this world wide west movement.
BNM: What do you see your purpose as?
WB: I see my purpose here as a teacher.. and a learner.. in every aspect of my life. Including music.
BNM: Where do you want music to take you?
WB: I want music to take me around the universe lol.. I wanna be around the stars.. In the sky..The REAL stars..
BNM: Any special shout outs?
WB: BNM,GREG DOUBLE G, CAMERON COUCH, CIPHA HEADZ, DOON WORTH, MARVALESS, THUGGMISS,LT DA BOSS, CENTURY GOT BARS, TIAH DROPZ, BRINA, ALAYA & Everyone thats supportin n e movements im makin.
Blue Nose Music set to re-release their flagship album “Release The Hounds” on Fahrenheit/ City Hall Records
In 2013, BNM released a 20 track album showcasing their style and aptitude for West Coast Underground Rap entitled; Release The Hounds. With features from heavy hitters such as Rappin 4 Tay, Awall aka 2piece, Shao Sosa, Tony Snow, King Scrub and Skrilla; Release The Hounds boasted track after track of commercial free, undergound, mobb themed music.
in 2014, now teamed up with Sacramento Rap legend First Degree The D.E. and his label; Fahrenheit Records, Blue Nose is working on a plan to Release The Hounds yet again – this time on a bigger scale, distributed by City Hall Records – Digitally re-mastered, with new tracks and sporting new artwork.
Set to hit stores and online retailers early 2015, Release The Hounds features Blue Nose artists Greg Double, 5ive 3re, Thunderchief, Castroni, TACtical, Lil Gr3y, and Mac 9. Guest appearances include Bay Area legend Rappin 4 Tay, Sacramento legend First Degree The D.E., North West juggernauts Shao Sosa and Awall aka 2piece, Mobbed out rapper/ producer Tony Snow, the infamous Villionaire King Scrub, and the hard working artist/ promoter Skrilla of Perfect10 Ent.
Producers of the album include Oakland Super-Producer 3hmb; Tony Snow, Iballz of Tac Army Radio, Blue Nose Producers Chuey Boy Tactical and Phenom57, StudioMike, Mooch Music, and the extremely talented Johnny ESPN.
You can currently still find Release The Hounds for purchase on online distributors such as iTunes, AmazonMP3 and GooglePlay; as well as in local stores around the Puget Sound area – Silver Platters, Rocket Records, Sonic Boom Records, and Everyday Music.
Preview the first track off the album “Cant Handle The Night” featuring Thunderchief, 5ive 3re, Greg Double, Tactical and Castroni on a late-night chill style beat produced by Phenom57 on Greg Double’s SoundCloud page here:
Sitting down with Rap Artist/ Owner of Blue Nose Music
Q: Alright, who are you?
A: Dubb G, Double G, Greg Double, 00G
Q: Where are you from?
A: Born in Tacoma, Washington – grew up in Navy Yard City, Bremerton till i was about 12 then moved to Tacoma permanantly the summer before 8th grade.
Q: How did you get your moniker?
A: I’ve been known by many names thru the years, but the one that stuck was Dubb G.. based on the two G’s in my name, Greg Goucher. Over the years it evolved to Double G and alot of people still refer to me as this.. But once i started going more public with my music and doing shows i started running into Double B, A, C, and the rest, so i decided to look for something more unique. One day Greg Double came to me and it felt like i finally found my identity.
Q: What do you do?
A: I write, i rap, i record/ mix and master, promote, perform, throw events, and most importantly i help others do these same things.
Q: Why do you do it?
A: Because I enjoy the rhymes, the beats and also helping other cats to make music.. I also enjoy creating. I’m more of a technician than a musician, I like building and putting puzzles together.. That’s why I’ve loved making beats and recording/ mixing tracks. My mom sang and my dad was a rocker.. Used to make me listen to pink Floyd and explain the meanings to me when I was a kid.. Then I found rap when I was like 8, I started memorizing songs and writing down verses from Eazy and Mixalot, eventually started writing original rhymes and making beats in highschool. I enjoy performing, and I love the community aspect of it.. Building a network/ helping people meet others when they need something.
Rap music has been the most steady thing in my life since i was 8 or 9.
Q: How long have you been doing it?
A: Writing my own rhymes since 8th grade, about 1995 – recording and making beats since 10th grade, around 1998. So i’d say ive been doing this for 19 years.
Q: Who influenced you?
A: Hella. From Sir Mix A Lot, NWA, DJ Quick, Snoop, Spice-1, C-Bo, First Degree The DE, Brotha Lynch Hung, Andre Nickatina, Equipto and many many more – to the classic R&B of the Temptations, Stevie Wonder etc.. to todays Alternative Rock artists
Q: How did you end up with BNM?
A: Blue Nose Music is something i thought up years ago when i was making music with my buddies; Ryan, Zuriel, Neal and Lay Lay (Thunderchief).. i was obsessed with Blue Nose pitbulls so i started calling my music Blue Nose; at the same time i was making Dark more Horrocore sounding beats and songs and calling it “Haunted Records”. I eventually went my own way from what we were doing and i let my homies take HR, and i kept pushing with the name Blue Nose Music.
Q: What do you see your purpose as?
A: To create a gateway for artists like myself who would have died for the chance to record a real rap record and get it onto shelves in stores next to their favorite artists who they look up to. And also to keep the style of Rap i prefer alive – which is the West coast style of the 90’s. In the year 2014 when Hip Hop and Rap seems to have lost its way and is clouded by the fancy popular images of money and fast cars & women.. I’m happy to be able to continue making music about struggle, working hard, riding in old school cars and MOBBIN’
Q: Where do you want this to take you?
A: You know, I’m hell of excited about this Distribution deal with Fahrenheit & City Hall, as a long time fan of First Degree The D.E. and as some one who wants his music in the hands of every listener in the world. BUT I’m happy with my daytime career as well, and i don’t really have wild aspirations about Grammy’s and Whammys or the typical “Rapper” lifestyle. I’d love to tour and sell music & merch to people who enjoy it.
Q: Special shout outs?
A: To every one who listens to our music and supports Blue Nose Music, every artist i’ve worked with over the years, those who helped me build this BNM thing, producers that’ve trusted us with their beats, any artist that’s collaborated with me, any venue owner who’s given me a chance to throw a show at their club, my girl for supporting my craziness and trusted me when i said i was going to keep doing this and took me serious, my people behind the scenes like Mike Groshong – without whom Blue Nose would be a fraction of what it is, and accomplished a fraction of what we have. First Degree The DE and Fahrenheit Records, for the continued support, guidance and opportunities – S/o to all my BNM family: 5ive 3re, Castro, Thunderchief, Easie,Chuey, Mac 9, Karly M, Chris M, Jacob B, Zuriel W, Ryan Kelly, Gamble and the list goes on. I know for a fact i have failed to name everyone and i apologize if i didn’t name you specifically.