31 Aug. 2013


Question One ..When did you meet Hip Hop culture first and how? Who was your absolute favourite  those days?

 PROPO`88-Well obviously it’s hard to tell when i met hiphop music the first time, but the culture and the music that came along with it hit me around 2001/2002 when i was tagging along to skate and hiphop events. i don’t know who my favourite was, i was alice in wonderland back than. 

 BLABBERMOUF-uhm I can’t even remember my first real date with hip hop…it was when I was a kid ..I’ve bin addicted eversince 🙂

Question Two..Where did your name came from?

 PROPO`88-My name means ” Progressive Powermoves since 1988 ” 

 BLABBERMOUF-My name was given to me by Mad scientist one of the producers of the Het VerZet crew one day after a show he said: ”you know what man…your a blabbermouf!!”…..and I said …yeah man your right I am …and since that day I’m blabbermouf my name stands for Bringin’ Lyrical Aktion Boom Bappin Endless Rhymes Master Of Uncatchable Flows 

 Question Three..What was your first released together ?

 PROPO`88 & BLABBERMOUF-Our first official release together was the Fast Forward remix that we leaked online and released digitally on Itunes

Question Four..Your beats and Flows like classic 90`s golden era ..What kind of feedbacks do you have in 2013?

PROPO`88-  It really depends what crowd it is, over here in the netherlands, i get criticism because the style is not popular. people think it is outdated and the scene doesn’t expect such sounds on stage.Ofcourse there are people who love it and we get support also, but still it is a niche and i notice that all the time.when it comes to the international scene, we get approached by people who are into this style from all kinds of places, which proves to me that it’s definitely not outdated, but just underground.when you focuses on just one scene or country it will be hard, so that is not the way to go for us.

BLABBERMOUF-We get a lot of positive feedback from headz all around the world ….ofcourse there are some haters that think we are not original enough….but I don’t give a shit really… we do what we love and we got a lot more in store for the peeps whether its in this style or if its something else we always give it 200 % and more.

 Question Five..Do you collect records and what`s your favourite record in your collection and why?

PROPO`88-I’m a heavy record collector. as a producer, but also as a DJ and just a music lover. so i dig for different reasons in a lot of music styles. this makes it impossible to name one favourite record in my collection.

BLABBERMOUF-I collect records with my own name on em 😀 …I love records but my collection is limited Propo is the real vinyl junky

Question Six…What kind of Technical Equipments do you use?

PROPO`88-i have a pretty dynamic setup, but the gear that i use for almost every production is basically the MPC 2000 XL, de akai S900, my bass guitar, and tend to mess around with different key instruments.

BLABBERMOUF-my voice 🙂

( ”Pass it ova here!’ featuring EllMatic of the Propo’88 & BlabberMouf debut album ‘From The Top Of The Stack” Watch below) 

Question Seven…Any news about your new project EP,Album or Video?

PROPO`88-Not really. we are contemplating new releases, but so far there are no details to bring to the public. but it will come, and we won’t keep the heads waiting too long.

 BLABBERMOUF-We are working on some new Shogunz material  some videos and new music. And I have a EP coming out with NTAN (Het VerZet) this september its gonna knock it out the park 🙂

Question Eight…Tell us few things and crew members of Da Shogunz please.

PROPO`88-Da Shogunz consist of CDS ( MC ), Blabbermouf ( MC ), and 4 beatmakers/producers who are ofcours myself Propo’88, Truffel the Phunky Phaqir, Kick Back, and DJ Realize.All 4 of us make beats, some of us also DJ and rock shows. the first project we did was me and blabber, but the rest of the crew will we get their shine as well. we basically function as a collective, that also is able to perform as a group.

BLABBERMOUF-that about sums it up 

Question Nine..Would you like working together some one special or icon from the game ? I mean like Producers or Mc`s ?

 PROPO`88-I am not really into focussing on established names, of course it is nice to work with really good artists, but a lot of people do that because they build their own reputation with it.I like to focuss on the people from my own generation that i know, whether they are well known or not. it’s also a challenge for me to bring to reputation of a vocalist up by working with em.It’s the harder way, but to me, definitely the fun way.

BLABBERMOUF-I would love to do a track with Damian Marley. Other then that I only work with people that I know personally in order to obtain that musical chemistry that I want in a track …there are some exceptions ofcourse like simple one and self….who I have never met before making the stepintothecypher joint for my album but I just knew that it would work so 🙂

Question Ten…What do you think about Female artists in game in 2013

BLABBERMOUF-I don’t really care what gender a artist has as long as its some quality stuff…. separate the fake from the authentic

Question Eleven…Could you tell us any Book,Comic Book,Movie,Graffiti or Break Video or any other Documentary which is your absolutely favourite?

PROPO`88-Style Wars

BLABBERMOUF-Hard to tell I watch a lot of movies and docu’s its one of my main inspiration points.

Question Twelve..Last words, Shout To:

PROPO`88-My parents, brother, my best friends, blunted astronaut records, soeki AKA drc, da shoguns, and all shogunz supporters.

BLABBERMOUF-Peace and love to all hip hoppers all around the globe supporting us a mad shout out the the Het VerZet Crew and all my peoples in Utrecht Amsterdam and of course Parkcityand everybody I forgot 😉 Positive Energy Always Causes Elevation..

More information please go to the http://www.dashogunz.com/. Thank you .Peace

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