We Present To You BiG Beat Bronson . . .
These guys are as energetic and crazy as a box of frogs and that is why we love them!
BiG Beat Bronson are a new Hip-Hop group based in Newcastle who are made up of Baron Von Alias (BVA), MistaBreeze (MB), Eliza Lawson (EL) and DJ LKP (LKP).
We caught up with the group in advance of their gig at the 02 Academy on August 18th – for the gig we have a have a pair of tickets for you to win on our Twitter ! (look out for the BBB post to re-tweet)
Instead of giving you a load of facts and info about the group, from their interview you can clearly gauge this bands persona and either madness or genius.
How did each of you get into Hip Hop?
LKP – I can’t really remember, I used to like garage and then suppose got into it from clubbing and DJing.
BVA – In 1830, I was deeply involved in poetry and I use to scribe poems of a rhyming nature as I tapped out beats on my stone cold bedroom walls that were adorned with sketches of rappers of the day such as my idol MC Darwin. Little did I know at the time I was developing the first and earliest music that you all now know as ‘hip hop’. I effectively got into it by creating it.
How did you meet at first – when you were working on the “Overload” track?
MB – That had nothing to do with me. I’m not bitter about it….next question please.
LKP – Ditto
(Silence and guilty looks from BVA and EL)
What made you decide to become a crew rather than keeping on making music as under solo names?
BVA – It was all part of a bigger plan that began even before the rest of BBB were born. They were chosen at birth and from afar I created their destiny. I harnessed their individual skills and trained them until they were at their prime as individual artists…and then they were ready for formation.
How is it different writing, recording and performing as a crew rather than just under your own individual Hip Hop names?
EL – We all still write our own verses which means we are able to keep our own individual styles and our own take on the music. We normally just start with a theme or an idea of what the song is about and then go from there…and then Our Lord Jesus Christ produces it.
What do you think makes you stand out as a Hip Hop crew in the North East?
ALL – B COZ W3 IS DA BOMB!!!!!!!!!! hashtag FORREALbitch
What inspires your sound as a group?
MB – We ask ourselves, What would Jesus do? And then we get his primary contact Steesh (who a strong atheist) on the phone and see what he has come up with….
LKP – and if that fails we dress up in drag or onezees, eat haribo and travel to space in our quest to stay ahead of the game.
When did you start working on the “May Contain Nuts” EP? Did it come from a natural progression from the “Brace For Impact EP”.
BVA – About a year ago I was contemplating making more music with MistaBreeze during one of our regular phonesex conversations we came up with the idea of involving a female…but not just any female…so we started, well lets just call it a conference call…with Eliza
What inspired the Haribo front of the EP?
LKP - h…a…r…i…b…o…Breeze is a diabetic and we hate his tiny sharts. We eat sweets because he isn’t allowed….end of.
You will be releasing your debut EP as BiG Beat Bronson on 18th August what do you have planned for the rest of the year?
EL – Actually the EP is available for download on the 6th of August via itunes and all good online retailers…but the cd will be available on the 18th. In September we will be releasing a double A side single which will be all over the radio, in your face, on your chest, stuck in your hair, clogging your throat, under your nails and in your ears. I hate hip hop…(starts to cry)
LKP – I want some strawberry pop.
(BVA and Breeze kiss)