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"WRGP RADIATE FM (88.1 FM / 95.3 FM / 96.9 FM) Soarse Spoken Interview"

Whaddup HipHop folks,

Fire for the People recently caught up with Miami’s own Soarse Spoken. He, Punch3nello and the Radiate FM veteran, alumni and badass DJ Sharpsound stopped by the studio to bless us with cuts form the new project and some freestyle too boot. The mixtape Starve the Hunger drops Tuesday October 16th. The project features tracks with J NICS, Burn and Wrekonize of !Mayday! and the Homeboy Sandman! Be sure to cop that and get down with that homegrown goodness.
- DJ DIScourse


"WRGP RADIATE FM (88.1 FM / 95.3 FM / 96.9 FM) Soarse Spoken Interview"

Whaddup HipHop folks,

Fire for the People recently caught up with Miami’s own Soarse Spoken. He, Punch3nello and the Radiate FM veteran, alumni and badass DJ Sharpsound stopped by the studio to bless us with cuts form the new project and some freestyle too boot. The mixtape Starve the Hunger drops Tuesday October 16th. The project features tracks with J NICS, Burn and Wrekonize of !Mayday! and the Homeboy Sandman! Be sure to cop that and get down with that homegrown goodness.
- DJ DIScourse


"INTERVIEW: Soarse Spoken - Starve The Hunger"

305: Starve the Hunger, what inspired the title?

Soarse: The title was inspired by the feeling I was having while not making music. I took a break from making music about 4 years ago and the feeling of wanting to make music but not really being able to kept building up inside of me. I was “starving my hunger” during that whole time I guess you could say.

305: The skits are definitely entertaining, any bloopers during recording you want to mention?

Soarse: There are actually just 2 skits on the tape and one of them is split up in 2 parts. I’m actually not on any of the skits but a couple of the cats featured including Homeboy Sandman and Fat Tony were down to do skits so I let them have creative range with what they wanted to do. I think they turned out pretty dope. They are 2 completely different skits topic wise, but they both have messages that both appear in the subject matter of some of the songs on Starve The Hunger so it worked out.

305: You’re not a stranger to the music scene in Miami being a part of Earthworx with Punch3nello. What happened with the group and solo projects?

Soarse: Earthworx is still there. We never broke up or anything dramatic like that. Punch is still my ace. He still rocks shows with me and I still rock shows with him. We are constantly building and working on different things. We just never officially put out an “Earthworx” project but in all honesty everything we do together is Earthworx whether it’s officially released or not. A bunch of the stuff we’ve worked on over the years ended up on his last mixtape African Bush Boogie which was released in January of this year. Obviously, I’m working on solo projects right now and so is Punch. We feature each other in all of our projects so you’ll always hear a bit of Earthworx when listening to any of our individual efforts.

305: Why the absence and what sparked the return to the booth?

Soarse: The absence, or hiatus, was really the culmination of a few things including some shady business by the indie label I was dealing with at the time that I took a “break”. Also, just like any other young man my age I was looking for a faster buck and it just wasn’t coming in the form of music, I was feeling stagnant about where everything was going so I took that break. Funny thing is that it wasn’t even planned, it just kind of happened. A couple of good opportunities fell in my lap that didn’t involve making music so I took them so making music just kind of fell on the back burner. I was still making music in my spare time and even released a compilation of B sides, rarities, and remixes titled UNreleased & UNfuckwitable in 2011. At the end of the day though, I missed making music. It’s my passion and I’m glad to be back at it.

305: Your also working in an official release, who do you have on production?

Soarse: Yeah, I’m also working on an official release titled Rawcenticity. It’s produced entirely by this up and coming duo from Miami called Model.Fragment. Joel Hernandez and Christian Loaiza craft some really nice boom bap with an electronic edge that I was really vibing to. I was really feeling the sound so we’ve been working on a project together for a minute now, even before I was working on Starve The Hunger. The Mixtape and this project are two COMPLETELY different sounds though. I’m also working on a few other things here and there but people will hear about hose projects soon enough.

305: You’ve been filming a documentary, tell me a bout it.

Soarse: We were shooting a mini documentary on the process of me getting back to the music scene and the process of getting Starve The Hunger done. That’s been wrapped and is called “Feed The Hunger”. It will be coming out simultaneously with the tape.

305: With so much talent surrounding you what can we expect from your official album release?

Soarse: Unless people get to hear a song from that album, they will be completely thrown off by the sound. It’s straight left field as far as the direction it’s heading in compared to Starve The Hunger which has a more traditional hip-hop sound. The album is going have more of an electronic sound but at the same time maintaining that “going hard” feeling that I like about the beats I select. Beat selection to me is very important and when I heard Model.Fragment’s production I knew that I had to do something with it. The challenge that I get from writing to something that’s not really traditional inspires me. BTW, I’ve leaked a tune called “Nomadic Fresh” off the album and it’s on my souncloud so people can actually get a glimpse of what type of sound the project will have right now .

305: Will we see an Earthworx album?

Soarse: I hope so. Ha! Punch and I are always working on so many different things. Punch3nello is one of my favorite emcee’s so as I mentioned earlier, I’ll always be working with him. I think that since the Earthworx sound is so unique, we are honing it to the point of near perfection as far wh - 305Magazine.com


"INTERVIEW: Soarse Spoken - Starve The Hunger"

305: Starve the Hunger, what inspired the title?

Soarse: The title was inspired by the feeling I was having while not making music. I took a break from making music about 4 years ago and the feeling of wanting to make music but not really being able to kept building up inside of me. I was “starving my hunger” during that whole time I guess you could say.

305: The skits are definitely entertaining, any bloopers during recording you want to mention?

Soarse: There are actually just 2 skits on the tape and one of them is split up in 2 parts. I’m actually not on any of the skits but a couple of the cats featured including Homeboy Sandman and Fat Tony were down to do skits so I let them have creative range with what they wanted to do. I think they turned out pretty dope. They are 2 completely different skits topic wise, but they both have messages that both appear in the subject matter of some of the songs on Starve The Hunger so it worked out.

305: You’re not a stranger to the music scene in Miami being a part of Earthworx with Punch3nello. What happened with the group and solo projects?

Soarse: Earthworx is still there. We never broke up or anything dramatic like that. Punch is still my ace. He still rocks shows with me and I still rock shows with him. We are constantly building and working on different things. We just never officially put out an “Earthworx” project but in all honesty everything we do together is Earthworx whether it’s officially released or not. A bunch of the stuff we’ve worked on over the years ended up on his last mixtape African Bush Boogie which was released in January of this year. Obviously, I’m working on solo projects right now and so is Punch. We feature each other in all of our projects so you’ll always hear a bit of Earthworx when listening to any of our individual efforts.

305: Why the absence and what sparked the return to the booth?

Soarse: The absence, or hiatus, was really the culmination of a few things including some shady business by the indie label I was dealing with at the time that I took a “break”. Also, just like any other young man my age I was looking for a faster buck and it just wasn’t coming in the form of music, I was feeling stagnant about where everything was going so I took that break. Funny thing is that it wasn’t even planned, it just kind of happened. A couple of good opportunities fell in my lap that didn’t involve making music so I took them so making music just kind of fell on the back burner. I was still making music in my spare time and even released a compilation of B sides, rarities, and remixes titled UNreleased & UNfuckwitable in 2011. At the end of the day though, I missed making music. It’s my passion and I’m glad to be back at it.

305: Your also working in an official release, who do you have on production?

Soarse: Yeah, I’m also working on an official release titled Rawcenticity. It’s produced entirely by this up and coming duo from Miami called Model.Fragment. Joel Hernandez and Christian Loaiza craft some really nice boom bap with an electronic edge that I was really vibing to. I was really feeling the sound so we’ve been working on a project together for a minute now, even before I was working on Starve The Hunger. The Mixtape and this project are two COMPLETELY different sounds though. I’m also working on a few other things here and there but people will hear about hose projects soon enough.

305: You’ve been filming a documentary, tell me a bout it.

Soarse: We were shooting a mini documentary on the process of me getting back to the music scene and the process of getting Starve The Hunger done. That’s been wrapped and is called “Feed The Hunger”. It will be coming out simultaneously with the tape.

305: With so much talent surrounding you what can we expect from your official album release?

Soarse: Unless people get to hear a song from that album, they will be completely thrown off by the sound. It’s straight left field as far as the direction it’s heading in compared to Starve The Hunger which has a more traditional hip-hop sound. The album is going have more of an electronic sound but at the same time maintaining that “going hard” feeling that I like about the beats I select. Beat selection to me is very important and when I heard Model.Fragment’s production I knew that I had to do something with it. The challenge that I get from writing to something that’s not really traditional inspires me. BTW, I’ve leaked a tune called “Nomadic Fresh” off the album and it’s on my souncloud so people can actually get a glimpse of what type of sound the project will have right now .

305: Will we see an Earthworx album?

Soarse: I hope so. Ha! Punch and I are always working on so many different things. Punch3nello is one of my favorite emcee’s so as I mentioned earlier, I’ll always be working with him. I think that since the Earthworx sound is so unique, we are honing it to the point of near perfection as far wh - 305Magazine.com


"Mixtape: Soarse Spoken - Starve The Hunger"

Produced by DJ Sharpsound, Recorded & Mixed by Grammy-Nominated Artist Omniscient, and Mastered by the Legendary Miami Beat Wave. Additional bass by World Music icon Kavayah Amn. The 17-track, high-energy mixtape features raps from Stones Throw Record’s Homeboy Sandman, Fat Tony, Miami’s Bernz & Wrekonize from ¡MAYDAY!, J NICS, Dynas, and more. Philly DJ and raptress Jasmine Solano also makes an appearance in an intro.

Starve The Hunger is the latest chapter for Soarse Spoken, who as a teenager came up in Miami’s burgeoning hip hop scene in the late 1990s, where he and his crew would cipher on Miami Beach and hold weekly freestyles that’d attract hundreds of fans. After releasing his album, Third World Prophecies, in 2007, he toured internationally, but he felt stagnant in his career and decided he needed to take a break. It didn’t last long, and after four years of doing the steady 9-5, the creative bug bit again.

Soarse Spoken plans on following up his mixtape with his album, Rawcenticity, in 2013, a more electronic offering compared to the beat-centric Starve The Hunger. It looks like Soarse Spoken is no longer starving his hunger anytime soon. - The305.com


"Mixtape: Soarse Spoken - Starve The Hunger"

Produced by DJ Sharpsound, Recorded & Mixed by Grammy-Nominated Artist Omniscient, and Mastered by the Legendary Miami Beat Wave. Additional bass by World Music icon Kavayah Amn. The 17-track, high-energy mixtape features raps from Stones Throw Record’s Homeboy Sandman, Fat Tony, Miami’s Bernz & Wrekonize from ¡MAYDAY!, J NICS, Dynas, and more. Philly DJ and raptress Jasmine Solano also makes an appearance in an intro.

Starve The Hunger is the latest chapter for Soarse Spoken, who as a teenager came up in Miami’s burgeoning hip hop scene in the late 1990s, where he and his crew would cipher on Miami Beach and hold weekly freestyles that’d attract hundreds of fans. After releasing his album, Third World Prophecies, in 2007, he toured internationally, but he felt stagnant in his career and decided he needed to take a break. It didn’t last long, and after four years of doing the steady 9-5, the creative bug bit again.

Soarse Spoken plans on following up his mixtape with his album, Rawcenticity, in 2013, a more electronic offering compared to the beat-centric Starve The Hunger. It looks like Soarse Spoken is no longer starving his hunger anytime soon. - The305.com


"[LEAK] Soarse Spoken's Upcoming 'Starve The Hunger'"

"Soarse Spoken has been working on his latest album, Rawcenticity, for quite some time. He took a four year hiatus from music making getting caught up in responsibility, like most of us have been known to do. But you can’t keep the creative process at bay… the need to make music trumped everything else. To reintroduce his sound to the scene he’s releasing, Starve the Hunger, on October 16th.

The mixtape is appropriately titled as Soarse Spoken has been starving his hunger for music, which will show on the tracks. With production by DJ Sharpsound, mixing by Omniscient and mastering by Miami Beat Wave the mixtape won’t be the usual compilation of songs. Starve the Hunger has more of a cohesive sound with a clear direction.

Collaborations and features will vary from local Miami talent to a couple of names known industry wide. Expect tracks from Stone Throw’s Homeboy Sandman on the title track, JNICS on “Coming From” where the pair go over their hometowns and even Miami’s latest success story ¡MAYDAY! whose front-men Bernz and Wrekonize lend themselves to the melodic “Thieves In The Room”. Also look out for tracks with DaVincci, Shottie, Seven Star, Punch3nello, Akin Yai and a few surprise guests and remixes not to mention an intro by Philly DJ and raptress Jasmine Solano.

Have we given away too much? There’s plenty to tell about this project being that Soarse Spoken’s journey to this mixtape was a long one. After fighting lack of support, funding and time he got the opportunity to focus on music 100% via a sponsor. Soarse Spoken can now release his music independently through Minus Hiatus, his newly found record label with another appropriate name… an opportunity to make moves without a hiatus; just progress..." - Antisteez.com


"[LEAK] Soarse Spoken's Upcoming 'Starve The Hunger'"

"Soarse Spoken has been working on his latest album, Rawcenticity, for quite some time. He took a four year hiatus from music making getting caught up in responsibility, like most of us have been known to do. But you can’t keep the creative process at bay… the need to make music trumped everything else. To reintroduce his sound to the scene he’s releasing, Starve the Hunger, on October 16th.

The mixtape is appropriately titled as Soarse Spoken has been starving his hunger for music, which will show on the tracks. With production by DJ Sharpsound, mixing by Omniscient and mastering by Miami Beat Wave the mixtape won’t be the usual compilation of songs. Starve the Hunger has more of a cohesive sound with a clear direction.

Collaborations and features will vary from local Miami talent to a couple of names known industry wide. Expect tracks from Stone Throw’s Homeboy Sandman on the title track, JNICS on “Coming From” where the pair go over their hometowns and even Miami’s latest success story ¡MAYDAY! whose front-men Bernz and Wrekonize lend themselves to the melodic “Thieves In The Room”. Also look out for tracks with DaVincci, Shottie, Seven Star, Punch3nello, Akin Yai and a few surprise guests and remixes not to mention an intro by Philly DJ and raptress Jasmine Solano.

Have we given away too much? There’s plenty to tell about this project being that Soarse Spoken’s journey to this mixtape was a long one. After fighting lack of support, funding and time he got the opportunity to focus on music 100% via a sponsor. Soarse Spoken can now release his music independently through Minus Hiatus, his newly found record label with another appropriate name… an opportunity to make moves without a hiatus; just progress..." - Antisteez.com


"Soarse Spoken: Starve The Hunger (Mixtape)"

"Monday is here again and we are very happy to feature one of Miami’s own, Soarse Spoken. After a rather lengthy hiatus, Soarse is back in a major way with a pretty major tape. Lacing us with a very fresh, yet nostalgic feel, Starve The Hunger proves to be more than just an indie mixtape. It’s a statement. Teaming up with DJ Sharpsound for production, this seventeen track offering gives you a nice variety of the partying, art basels and the grind of life in general.

Joining Soarse Spoken on Starve The Hunger are: Homeboy Sandman, Fat Tony, Philly DJ, Jasmine Solano, Bernz & Wrekonize from ¡Mayday!, J. NICS, Dynas and more.

One of my favorite tracks is the title track which features Fat Tony, Homeboy Sandman and Punch3nello. Starve the Hunger definitely has jams on deck. Another stand out track is, Thieves In The Room. Featuring ¡Mayday!, this track gives room for the storytelling emcees to trade bars about their aspirations and ambitions.

“A lot of people choose security over their passions, but I didn’t want to make that choice anymore,” said Soarse Spoken. “I wanted to make the choice of being creative and pursue my dreams. I don’t see any other option for me.” – Soarse Spoken

Equipped with storied bars, boombap inspired productions and a couple skits in which I found entertaining, and down right hilarious at times. I would definitely deem Starve The Hunger worthy of iPod rotation. Keep it locked right here for more music from Soarse Spoken."
- nikkisiixx.com


"Soarse Spoken: Starve The Hunger (Mixtape)"

"Monday is here again and we are very happy to feature one of Miami’s own, Soarse Spoken. After a rather lengthy hiatus, Soarse is back in a major way with a pretty major tape. Lacing us with a very fresh, yet nostalgic feel, Starve The Hunger proves to be more than just an indie mixtape. It’s a statement. Teaming up with DJ Sharpsound for production, this seventeen track offering gives you a nice variety of the partying, art basels and the grind of life in general.

Joining Soarse Spoken on Starve The Hunger are: Homeboy Sandman, Fat Tony, Philly DJ, Jasmine Solano, Bernz & Wrekonize from ¡Mayday!, J. NICS, Dynas and more.

One of my favorite tracks is the title track which features Fat Tony, Homeboy Sandman and Punch3nello. Starve the Hunger definitely has jams on deck. Another stand out track is, Thieves In The Room. Featuring ¡Mayday!, this track gives room for the storytelling emcees to trade bars about their aspirations and ambitions.

“A lot of people choose security over their passions, but I didn’t want to make that choice anymore,” said Soarse Spoken. “I wanted to make the choice of being creative and pursue my dreams. I don’t see any other option for me.” – Soarse Spoken

Equipped with storied bars, boombap inspired productions and a couple skits in which I found entertaining, and down right hilarious at times. I would definitely deem Starve The Hunger worthy of iPod rotation. Keep it locked right here for more music from Soarse Spoken."
- nikkisiixx.com


Discography

Darkside Of The Sun 12" (Botanica Del Jibaro, 2004)

Leadership Midnight CD/Album (RL66/Botanica Del Jibaro, 2006)

Leadership Midnight 12" LP/Ltd (Project: Mooncircle/Botanica Del Jibaro, 2007)

Third World Prophecies CD/Album (RL66/Botanic Del Jibaro, 2007)

El Chavo/Strand Unauthorized Split 7" (Galleta Records, 2007)

UNreleased & UNfuckwitable (Digital Release, 2011)

Starve The Hunger (Digital Release: Minus Hiatus, 2012)

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Bio

They say to never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. When you listen to Miami emcee Soarse Spoken you may feel like you share a pair.

It’s been over five years since Soarse Spoken last released an album (Third World Prophecies, 2007), but the break was a necessary one. After a bad experience with an independent label he needed a hiatus from the music industry. During the time between then and now Soarse Spoken worked a nine to five job and with that went through the same trials and tribulations as everyone else. The fact that he also promoted parties at night made him Miami’s ultimate version of the hard working everyman.

Now Soarse Spoken is back on the mic, and is ready to go from being an everyman, to making music for the everyman.

First up was the October 2012 release of his mixtape, Starve The Hunger, which will be followed by a 2013 release of his official album, Rawcenticity. Soarse Spoken is releasing Starve The Hunger and Rawcenticity as a one-two punch to simultaneously reintroduce himself to the world and show his artistic growth. “Starve The Hunger is a presentation saying ‘I’ve been gone for a minute, but here, I’m back, and this is what I sound like now.’ My album’s going to be more like ‘this is the artist I’ve evolved into.’” The production on the albums illustrates this change with Starve The Hunger having sample based beats, and Rawcenticity having more of an electric sound.

What both projects have in common is their subject matter, as Soarse Spoken makes each of his songs “a life story in under four minutes.” These stories cover “the ups and downs of life from the eye of a guy who lives in Miami, used to live in northern North America, used to live in South America, has traveled to Europe, has dated, has loved, and has felt heartache, but loves life.”

Following in the footsteps of the great hip-hop albums of the past, each project has just one man, or team, behind the boards. Starve The Hunger was produced entirely by DJ Sharpsound, while Rawcenticity was produced by the duo Model.Fragment. Soarse Spoken’s lyrical delivery over all of their beats is extremely lucid. This comes from his history in the spoken word scene, which is where the “Spoken” half of name comes from. The “Soarse” half is meant to invoke the idea of soaring, which he is well on his way to doing again.

After over five years of keeping his life stories to himself, Soarse Spoken’s hunger has once again become too big to ignore. “I’m hungry to make music,” he says, “and I’ve been starving this hunger for this long. Now I’m ready.”

With the upcoming release of Starve The Hunger, and Rawcenticity, both Soarse Spoken, and hip-hop fans everywhere, will have some of their hunger satiated.