Featured artist: InsanAsylum LLC – I Bet You've Never Seen Anything Like This Before #InsanAsylum #30for30
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist InsanAsylum LLC from Houston, Tx to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, InsanAsylum LLC! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
InsanAsylum LLC: Our organization began in the student commons area of the University of Houston Moody Towers in September of 1988. That is where Colden Brown aka Mr. Get Down and Steve Rogers aka G-MAN connected through listening to a Boom Box while playing spades. The conversation delved into the Four Pillars of Hip Hop and how it molded their existence. From ICE T to Ultramagnetic MCs. Let us not forget Mr. Get Down retreating to his room to pull out his WBLS tapes he recorded that summer. Being that both loved music, Colden was a poet and Steve a DJ they decided to join forces. Since then #InsanAsylum has worked with several underground artists which began with P.O.T. ~ Prophets Of Truth which is recognized as a legendary group of the then burgeoning Seattle Hip Hop Scene (circa 1995). After two projects with P.O.T. ("Da Funk N Revelations" & The Legacy") K..S.D. – King Solomon's D.R.E.A.D. struck off to Solo career which led him to drop two singles produced by Pale Soul of Old Dominion. Then came his critically acclaimed release "incognito" in 2004…the 1st of the 'Triunal Antiquities' which was finally completed this year with the release of 'antithesis'; the second release was 'psychoanalysis'.
Further Production Credit list includes La Lo, Bottom Groundz (MIA), BIg Chad Daminko, Mac Dre, Nissim Black, Twin-G, Choklate, Gangsta Nutt, Oraclez Creed, DMS, Dee.aLe, Carl Roe, Sarkastik, Hustlas 4 Life, Ambush, Chevy Shann, Stretch Parker, Walker Montana, Guap Fam, Em Jay, The TUNE, D.E.U.C.E., Montega Brix, Ant Gutta, Pfalco, LeCadre, Fidel A$tro and many more.
The best advice I have ever received was directly from Chuck D of Public Enemy. He told me that this Music Game is like a layup line. Everyone will get a shot/chance. Now do you travel…do you carry the ball…both violations. Do you finger roll, use the backboard or dunk it? IF you get out of the line before your shot you can return however you will begin as the rear of the line….
What about concerts? Do you play live?
We are gearing up several different opportunities for our many artist. Including Tours of the Big Sky Conference, Mountain West Conference, Summit Conference, HBCU Tour, Missouri Valley Conference and Ohio Valley Conference as well.
Definitely join our FB Business Page and follow us on twitter MrGetDown and IG MrGetDown777. That's where you'll get more upto date info.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
Welcome To The #InsanAsylum & The #PsychoWard where #SoundsOfTheInsane control the night!