Project Wyze Quotes
We had a very smooth transition, mainly for the reason that we didn't 'set out' to do it that way. As you just mentioned, Project Wyze originally began as a hip-hop group, and we did that for years - all the way from 1988 up until 1994. We did strictly hip-hop shows with bands like Public Enemy and Maestro (Fresh Wes). Around 1994 we (me and Bobby) got a little tired with the whole hip-hop scene; we didn't like the direction in which it was heading. We wanted to be more creative and venture into other directions.
I like the idea of a live band: the whole guitar and heavy drums aspect to it. When you're making beats and doing strictly hip-hop, you're working with samples and you're working off drum kits. Having the whole rock thing creates, especially on stage, this energy and adrenalin that you can't really get out of a DAT machine. Our albums are dope, and the music we record is dope, and it's heavy and it's punchy and it gets you pumped, but to see us live is a whole other story.
Bobby and I are skilled: we've being doing this (hip-hop) for a long time, every since we were 12 or 13 years old. We've played with some legends, guys like Chuck D (from Public Enemy) and whatnot.
We consider ourselves more than simply MCs or rappers…we consider ourselves poets, because we really care about our lyrics and what we write about.
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