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HOCLA HOCLA IR v IR v C HOCLA HOCLA IR v IR v C HOCLA HOCLA IR v C IR v C HOCLA HOCLA IR v C IR v C HOCLA OCLAIR I RvC v CHO OCLAIR CLAIR vC v CHO OCLAIR CLAIR vC v CHO OCLAIR CLAIR v CH v CHO OCLAIR CLAIR v CH v CHO OCLAIR CLAIR v CH v CHO CLAIR CLAIR v CH v CHO CLAIR CLAIR v CH v CHO CLAIR CLAIR v CH v CHO CLAIR CLAIR v CHO v CHO CLAIR LAI A lot of people describe you as a legend in Canadian Hip-Hop; how would you describe yourself? I would just describe myself as someone who always believed in the talent in Canadian hip hop and made sure that it would get heard Has the position you hold in Canadian hip-hop history ever affected the way you make your music? Not really, I've always made sure the music I do reflect myself and the emotions that I feel to put out there at the moment. You can't let things distract you, you have to just put yourself, your true self, in your music

When did you first realize that you were going to make it big? How did it feel? I never really thought about that until the first week sales came out for ice cold and I had the number one record, I was like wow! Then all the phone calls and stuff started happening, girls crying, I was like," is this what it's like"

After all that's happened, how does it feel to make music today? Has anything changed? It's still feels good to make music today the great thing is that there are more people (artist) visible now than before so to the mainstream public it actually looks Like a sceen where as before if you were not into the underground hip hop in Canada you would not have known what was just under the surface bubbling Do you still remember the first thing you ever wrote? If you do, what was it about? I don't remember the first thing I ever wrote but I do remember that it was about 100 bars before the first hook came in, but it was good though because after I said that lyric people really pushed me into being a MC How about the last thing you wrote. Yeah the last thing I wrote was the lyrics to my new album coming out this year called "C. Evolution" I can't wait for the world to hear it Anyone you'd like to thank? Everyone who has supported me over the years, for they keep me motivated and the motivation they give me helps to breathe life into this Canadian hip hop biz

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