Note: I can't front
this is a bonafide member of the GeoClan
family but I wouldn't steer you wrong
either because we put high quality on
this here site! Roze is one of the best
I've heard in a long time because it isn't
about the fortune or fame but the message!
Reazon a.k.a. Roze has seen a lot in his
few years on this Earth and he put it
all in his writing! Check out the interview
and feel free to get a sample of the album
The Roze Parade
by checking out his myspace
(GC): What's up Roze...Where
you from and where has life led you to
so far? How does your bicoastal experience
shape your style if at all?
(RE): I was born in Philly but
raised in California. That's pretty much
my story. I'm always back and forth, going
from one coast to the other. I hope I
don't have a style that can be define
or placed. Ya know what I mean!
How long have you been MCing and how would
you describe your style? When did you
think "I could do this for a career"?
Well I pick up the pen for the first time
around 98'. I remember listening to an
album from The Roots and being spark.
I think my style is diverse, I just like
music is. I don't want a style, but if
I do have a certain style so be it. I
say around 02' I started taking this rap
thing for real. I felt a desire. You have
to a real passion in you. You have to
have the love!
Where have you performed and how was the
I have performed and opened for a couple
of acts at some good spots. Fat Joe at
a club called "The Beach" in Las Vegas.
Stevie Wonder at the Apollo (Not "Amateur
Night") where I really opened for him
(hard to believe). I also did the Aftermath
record label party and a Boot Camp Clik
Favorite place to do a show?
All the shows went good, but I really
like the Fat Joe show in Vegas. Vegas
is a wild place family, I can't even speak
on that whole night.
What does Hip Hop mean to you and how
does it make you feel when you perform
and/or get your words out in the air?
Hip Hop is a reflection of life, and life
is good and bad. People don't make up
anything in their lyrics, they might bite
other people who really live it but somebody
had to live it or see it just so MC's
could bite. Man performing is love, a
Can you tell me about The Roze Parade
, the debut LP?
The Roze Parade
is many emotions the main emotion is love,
weather love vs. hate or just having love
for yourself. They call me Reazon and
I'm not trying to glorify myself, everything
starts with god. God is the reason and
God is in all of us, we just got to tap
into him. I believe that's the message
With whom are you working with lately
and tell me about Westland Music?
Westland Records consists of team members
Tugg Boat, Big Bam, DJ C.R.S as well as
a few other beat makers. I also deal with
my man Braydz also known as Rime. We are
doing an album called Rime n Reazon
Who are you musical influences? Behind
the booth? In the booth? In life?
I love J-Dilla, but I love music as a
whole. If it's good it's good. Andre 3000
is my favorite, just for how he put his
words, Jay-Z, Dead Prez and a lot of other
What's chill time for you mean?
enjoying the moment [the right now] no
past, no future. Life is good and bad,
it's all about which one you focus on
How do you feel about Hip Hop and the
radio play these days?
I think it sucks! There is more to life
then clubbing and iced out chains, but
you wouldn't know that from listening
to the radio. The people behind the radio
don't play anything that will make people
question themselves, start thinking or
try to get power. It promotes a police
state! Think about it!
What do you bring to the game? Do you
feel pressure to change your style to
get fan appeal?
I bring the god and myself in me to the
game. It's no pressure to change knowing
Can you feel a difference in the love/hate
you receive in Philly and in LA? The audience?
The music scene?
There is a difference, I love both cities,
and California is just my home for now.
What are you working on now and how can
people get at you?
I'm thinking about an album called Slave
Muzic right now. People can connect
with me through myspace www.myspace.com/rozeparade
and also through GeoClan and GeoClan.com
Memorable experiences positive and/or
I would say a couple: the Apollo in Harlem,
New York with a legend like Stevie Wonder
was great and also the Aftermath party.
In the end it's all about energy and especially
the positive energy.
Where are you trying to go?
hope I touch the world in some way positive,
you know! But it's all in god's hands.
It's wherever he wants me to go.
What do you think about change (think
about GeoClan.com's slogan of Uploading
Change)? How do and would you like to
Nothing stays the same, it's all about
change, and we are the one's trying to
create it and that's good. Peace and one
love to all, Roze.
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