H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)
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H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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Arize: Damn, about time…real south music!

E Classic: LOL! Thanks mang!

Savvi: Really we’re just one of many. We appreciate the huge compliment none-the-less…

Arize: Give the people out there a lil bio of you guys?

Savvi: First it started off with [the group] Blak Embassy, which is Savvi and Equality. They were on tour promoting Savvi’s album ‘Hueston Chronicles’ when they came to Beaumont. King Midas and Ldavoice were going to school there and we were all booked for the same show or whatever. We exchanged numbers and us four hooked up. Scottie Spitten is King Midas’s brother, so that was a given. And we pretty much just recruited E-Classic and Soul One along the way.

Arize: With you guys in the South…Do you think ATL music has messed up the game with all these pop corn beats and MC’s?

Ldavoice: Naw, It ain’t just ATL, why people wanna just blame them? It’s been a lot of wack stuff going on all across the board. But I can’t totally blame the artist, when the whole industry is asking for and promoting wackness. It’s like baseball; you can’t totally blame Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens when the whole game is dirty.

Scottie Spitten: Honestly, in the grand scheme of things I don’t care what other artist do as far as music is concerned. People will do what they want. Just don’t ask me to dumb down or be a certain way in order to be heard. That’s the part of the game that’s frustrating. If you like that stuff that’s cool, but there are plenty of cats that like our stuff too, and they should have the opportunity to hear it and see it. There’s no balance right now. Slowly but surely, I believe there will be a gradual change.

Soul One: There’s a time and a place for everything. Just depends on your personal preferences and the setting(s) you’re in. It does affect the game overall sometimes negatively, but they’re just making music the way they know how and the way they like. Same as we are.

E.Classic: hahaha! by game do you mean the music industry? If so….not at all. Its pretty much the same. Todays underground music was mainstream music and todays mainstream music was underground music. That’s why I loved the 90s. You had a perfect blend of both. Diversity was at its best.

People will do what they want. Just don’t ask me to dumb down or be a certain way in order to be heard. That’s the part of the game that’s frustrating.

—–Scottie Spitten


Arize: You guys all got ill flows that have there own style, and they all seem to mesh together so well…How did this colab even come about?

Savvi: It was a natural progression really. Nothing was forced. It began as a group of individuals digging each others style and working together on individual solo projects until one day it was just time to bring it all together. Ldavoice and King Midas had a track they were about to start on, and Ldavoice was like “This will sound dope as a crew cut, everybody should hop on it.” The outcome was a song called ‘Only A Fool’, which is the first song ever recorded by the collective now known as H.I.S.D.

Arize: What’s the difference between hip-hop and rap? Especially in todays music industry?

Ldavoice: You can break that question down in many forms for instance, Hip Hop is a culture, Rap is what you do, or Hip Hop Music is very creative and usually made up of people who are serious music listeners and lovers while Rap is a less creative, corporate watered down version of Hip Hop, or Hip Hop is free expression while Rap is formulaic and very boxed in.

…And do you think a lot of people have the two confused? I think so, because they essentially come from the same things. They have the same Parents (Hip Hop) but each child decided to go there own way. It’s like Heavy Metal and Alternative, they both come from Rock, so they have some of the same elements, but they are distinctively different music’s.

Soul One: There is no difference really. There what you like and what you dont. Even the so called bad stuff has hip hop elements in it, just as the so called good stuff does. I judge records based on effectiveness. Is this song and/or album effective? Is the artist getting across their point and is their purpose fulfilled? Is it effective? There is no confusing hip hop and rap. Rapping is the lyrics. Hip Hop is the culture. But the music is all the same. Raps over beats.

E.Classic: Well. Hip Hop is a Culture. And Rap is a genre. anybody can rap, but not everyone can emcee. The artform of emceeing plays a important/positive role in Hip Hop Culture. Its one of the 4 elements. Rap is what we do / Hip Hop is how we live © KRS-One.

Hip Hop Music is very creative and usually made up of people who are serious music listeners and lovers while Rap is a less creative, corporate watered down version of Hip Hop

—–Ldavoice

Arize: “Only a Fool” is my favorite on your myspace page…Love the way yall address what a real MC is…

Scottie Spitten: There are so many aspects that make up a real mc, and peop - Arize Magazine


Discography

'The District' LP (2007)
'Summer Sessions' Digitape (2008)

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H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District) is helping to orchestrate a Hip-Hop reformation. Conceived in 2005, H.I.S.D. (a four-man collective) is sharing its Houston roots with a global audience. This Southern manifestation of sound celebrates: Hip-Hop culture; classic Soul music; poetry, fashion, production; and visual arts.

Having already released two full length albums, The District and The Weakend, and two EP's, Summer Sessions and The Hue A.D. the group has earned critical acclaim from fellow Hip-Hop innovators. The Roots', ?uestlove, A Tribe Called Quest's, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Little Brother's/Foreign Exchange's Phonte, all recognize the unadulterated talent of H.I.S.D. Few artists are capable of offering a fresh perspective while reinforcing the nostalgic sounds of Hip-Hop's Golden Era.

"The next Hue-vement..."  (c) Questlove of The Roots

"The best $5 I have spent. Ever!" (c) Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest"

For booking inquiries, email: booking@peaceuvmine.com

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