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Interview With Lord Cock

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25 August 2002 No Comment

South Africa’s sickest emcee drops in for an interview.

So can you start off by telling us who you are and what you all about?

I’m a South African emcee that did a bit of work with some other people in the past and I’ve been writing shit since 1989. Anyways so I’m pretty well known here in Cape Town in hip hop circles but Lord Cock, which is my pseudonym is like an alter ego of mine.

So why the name Lord Cock and why the need for an alter ego. I mean hasn’t that been done already by Kool Keith and others already?

Personally I don’t think there is a rule that says nobody else should be allowed to do alter egos. I think everybody has one. When you at work you kind of put on your best face but when you get home you might be the kind of person who get’s drunk and abuses their wife. So basically everybody got an alter ego. I been doing alter egos since I started writing raps and that was in 1989. I actually did a tape once where I took on the persona of PW Botha and rapped all my shit in his accent and stuff. That was some funny shit. So ummm let me get back to this Lord Cock thing, you see I’m dropping this 12 track album of Lord Cock. Lord Cock is this dude who get’s locked up in a store room for a porno distribution company and he got to live there for a year. So to cope with all this merchandise he writes his lyrics as a way to express himself. So basically he get’s indoctrinated by this stuff, coz that is all he was reading and watching for the whole 12 months. Just porn. So when he get’s out his mindset is just about sex. That’s all he can think about. So he starts writing lyrics to tell people about his desires and shit he did in the past.

So would that be shit you made up in your head?

Yes and No, some of the stuff is made up to sort of add a bit of spice to the lyrics but most of it is based on real shit that I did and some are based on stories that I heard from my crew. I would say that 80% of the shit comes from personal experiences. That was another reason why I wanted to do Lord Cock coz I had done some crazy stuff in my life and still do and I thought it would be good for me to express that through my lyrics.

There is no doubt in my mind that you are a talented lyricist, I only got to hear the one track you allowed me to hear and from what I can tell you gonna piss a lot of people off. Is it your intention to shock?

Not really, I wanted to bring that realness to the hip hop game, coz if you and your boys are hanging around and you start talking about what you did to your girlfriend last night then it’s going to be graphic so my thing is, if you gonna talk like that with your friends then why not bring that to the music? I’m sure there are going to be people who are going to not like what I’m rhyming about because I can get really graphic. You see I’m just writing for the sake of writing about porn, coz if I’m writing I’m bringing it to another level. I get really detailed and graphic coz I want the fans out there to get a real picture of what I’m trying to explain.

And that is probably your strong point aint it, that you can describe these things in detail, coz when I listen to your verses I can picture it like it’s a dream.

Yes and hopefully you will have a wet dream the next day. (everybody laughs)
No but seriously when I listen to my own verses I often shock myself because this is the kind of stuff that you need to listen to alone, not with a group of friends coz there will a lot of blushing. Personally I don’t find anything wrong with what I’m saying, coz everybody is doing it and I visit every fetish. You see I’m exploring every possible thing that could be associated with sex and presenting that to those who would be interested in hearing it.

So when is this album coming out?

Well I’ve laid down 7 tracks already and I just need to lay down the vocals for the rest. It’s probably gonna be available via my website but I’ll keep you in touch with when it get’s released.

Thanks man for getting touch, any last words?

Yes, you better believe that this album is going to be unique, some really tough and raw production so just keep a look out for it. Dropping in November 2002.

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