Central California of course is home to many emcees but perhaps none as hungry and as passionate about his craft as our next featured go getter. Off cuff his most recent release “Steady stylin, we’d like to introduce you to MC Wicks!
Hell ya! My Name Is Mc Wicks. I was born & raised in Fresno California and I eat a lot of food & rap on microphones.
The first time I wanted to be an MC was right after a Cypher in middle school. I never tried to rhyme before & I really don’t know what made me do it to be honest but I did and the energy I got from the crowd, the people reacting to certain bars, and especially the Love I got after my freestyle was priceless to me! It was the first time I felt like I was good at something. I felt like I finally had a purpose and from that point on I knew this is what I wanted to do.
I like to let the beat speak to my soul I never really pre-plan anything I just go with a natural flow. I’ll listen to the beat and it will bring out a certain emotion and mentality once I figure that out I start writing to the beat so I can add in some word play when I hear a few things switch up in the beat & I always edit my verse when I’m done take out a few unnecessary words to make my delivery smoother. What I’ve started to do now is to learn the songs like the back of my hand so I can go in the booth & just perform it like I was doing a live show on stage. I have a lot of energy so I’m trying to capture that same energy in all of these records. I want the listener to feel like I’m right in front of them murdering the stage!
Planet Asia has a energy like no other emcee he gives 110% of his energy to the crowd & makes them feel like a part of the show so they start giving that energy back it doesn’t matter how many people are in the room he can make it feel like your standing with thousands of people I’ve seen this with my own eyes. Kubiq is another artist who helped me out a lot! Kubiq’s some what of a mentor to me, when I seen him first perform live he seemed so comfortable like he knows he belongs on that stage, he can make the crowd go crazy and do it with ease. He can rock like any crowd, he has so much music and so many styles I consider him one of the smoothest live performers around, he makes it look easy but it’s really not.
Lately, Hip hop has been under the microscope. With an ever changing society, How do you see hip hop fitting in?
Ya Hip Hop is pretty universal now at days with the internet and all, it’s on a higher level and yes there are pros & cons with that. I mean everyone and their momma raps now at days to though! A lot of people are just taking up space but with technology a lot of great people are also finally having their voice heard.
I also started recording our project “The Buffet” and truly believed in what these peoples are doing, they ask if I was down to join the movement and release the project though Three Am Records and with all the timeless music they’ve created I couldn’t refuse. I know I will learn a lot from everyone involved and you’ll hear the growth in my music cuz I’m surrounding myself with nothing but greats and positive thinkers.