Monday, March 10, 2008

Interview: Feddi Man

In the midst of SXSW, we caught up with Feddi Man to find out what's up. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule, Feddi. Read on to find out about the wild baking parties where they flip hotcakes!

AHHS: Can you give your fans a quick bio of yourself?

Feddi Man: At a time when rappers have lost touch with reality, and studio gangsters dominate the charts - one man stands between the destruction and the resurrection of hip-hop, and that man is Feddi Man (23) aka Confeddi. While other rappers worry about buying "bling" and renting slabs for their album & mixtape covers, Feddi lays down tracks in the studio with his closest ally DJ Protégé (producer) & Dj Florok (mixtape Dj) Together, they flip mixtapes like hotcakes.

Now, don't be fooled by his Southern charm. This TexMexiRican has enough swagger to fill the Grand Canyon. Hailing from Montopolis on the southeast side of Austin, TX ("the hood where they clap dat chrome/sell drugs and bring heat") Feddi Man knows what it's like to struggle and hustle. Falling floors, no A/C, roaches and clutter, is just a little sample of what he has been through. And with determination he's willing and ready to overcome it. With hustling in his bloodline, there's no doubt that this man will soon become 'The Spokesman' for the disenfranchised

AHHS: How did you get started in MCing?

Feddi Man: My oldest sister was always into Hip Hop (NWA, LL Cool J, Fat Boys, Luke etc.)
But what inspired me to Rap was my Brother and Childhood Friend. They would freestyle
and spit game to the Ladies... They just looked and sounded so cool that I wanted to be just like them, so I too started Freestyling. I guess I kept on going with it and got Better & Better as the days went on. My brother and Childhood Friend told me to keep going because they told me I had Heart and a Love for this Music.

AHHS: Which artists inspire you the most, and why?

Feddi Man: My Brother & Childhood Friend, Jay-Z, Nas, Lil Keke, UGK etc., because I could relate to a lot of what they rapped about.

AHHS: What gives you inspiration and how does that transpire into your music?

Feddi Man: I listen to the Radio and mixtapes galore. Plus I don't sound like anyone else. Another thing that inspires me is to be the Best where I’m from (Austin, TX) and to never dumb my talent down to hold a Commercial Image.

AHHS: How do you see the scene locally, and where do you see it going?

Feddi Man: The scene is getting bigger and I hope to contribute to the Success of my City.

AHHS: What is your favorite venue to perform at, and why?

Feddi Man: I don't have a Favorite Venue.

AHHS: Can you give us 3 of your most favorite local artists?

Feddi Man: Zeale 32, Young Teka & J.Kapone

AHHS: What is the best piece of advice that someone in the industry has given you?

Feddi Man: Be myself, Grind hard & don’t change for nobody.

AHHS: And a more light-hearted question: Have you seen a correlation between your level of success and quality of hoes?

Feddi Man: I got a Woman so...

AHHS: Do you have any parting words to our readers?

Feddi Man: We need to keep this Movement going for ATX so support all the Artist/MC's the City of Austin has to offer.

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