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theWildCore

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
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We interviewed Jace and Hex of WildCore, the organizers of the event at the Opera House, a righteous pair of Hip-Hop advocates. These guys live it, and you can tell from the way they talk, it’s a lifestyle. The words, the actions, everything ties in to it.

Here at ISSUE ZERO MAGAZINE, we are all about living it, what ever it is you do, if you love it, you become it. Simple enough.

When KRS ONE hits the stage, it will have been after doing two seminars under the “Stop The Violence Movement” group, responsible for awakening the public about the nature of the Hip-Hop communities.

What’s the good news? The tickets are $28. The Show is going to be gnarly, and the talent is legendary. Get stoked, this one is for the hardcore Hip-Hop Heads.

BIG UP TO JAS AND HEX OF WILDCORE.
MAD METAL HOLLARS OUT TO THE ORGANISERS OF THE FREEDOM FESTIVAL.

WE HERE AT ISSUE ZERO MAGAZINE ARE GETTING A LITTLE FIRED UP OVER HERE. THIS SHOW IS GONNA BE EPIC.

AND LASTLY, FORTIES UP!
TO KRS ONE, “THE TEACHER”...
WE CANT WAIT TO WELCOME YOU TO TORONTO…. - ISSUE ZERO MAGAZINE


Emcees Smoke Doubt Jace and Hex are by no means new to the Canadian Hip hop scene. Coming up in Ottawa, the two joined forces and quickly became frustrated with what the city had to offer. Despite expanding their roles to also encompass DJ, producer, and promoter, Ottawa proved disinterested in opening its mind to their music and unique style.
Though their path was and still is a hard one, they’re not looking for sympathy or handouts— they’re more about doing things on their own. With that philosophy and the sage advice of Prodigal Sunn (Sunz of Man), Jace and Hex relocated to Toronto where they completely revamped their sound by taking on a live band. Now joined by Billy Davidson, Sinan Alhaisa and Aaron Moniz, the Wildcore have since worked with the aforementioned Prodigal Sunn, Beretta 9 and can be heard alongside KRS-One on their upcoming ‘Raw and Organic EP’. I caught up with them the same night they opened for GZA in Toronto, where we talked about their stylistic shift as well as their thoughts on Hip Hop.
[To Sinan and Aaron] Were you guys already a band before meeting Jace and Hex?
Sinan: Nah. We knew each other from other stuff, so me and this guy we just met up and tried out. There was a lot of love and there was a lot of fuckin’ good music.  We used to play hardcore punk, ska and a lot of fuckin’ metal. We listened to a lot of hip hop too— that’s why it was so easy for us to start working with these guys.
Hex: I’ve worked with a lot of rappers and people in and around this city, but to be honest, working with these guys is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
Aaron: I think it helps that you [Jace and Hex] are so good at what you do, with production and beats and whatever, it makes being a drummer a lot easier.
You’ve got a new EP out called ‘Raw & Organic’ which you boast as being sample-free. What exactly appealed to you about moving away from sampling?
Jace: Earth is a good place, more than just a clump of dirt and human beings are much more effective at making music with their bodies than with some pre-programmed, glorified karaoke. That’s why we got raw and organic, bringing it back to the earth, to the dirt—you know what I’m saying?
Hex: We’re not trying to say that sampling is a bad thing, it’s very much an important part of our culture, but we want to be able to play real-live hip hop without the use of samples. We don’t want to limit ourselves to four-bar structures. [What we do] is like sampling— it’s like having a live sample.
[]You seem to have a lot more in common and work with more acts from the U.S., why do you think that is?
Hex:  American rappers are really upfront, truthful, respectful [but I can't] speak for all of them. The Canadian acts all have an ego, which is really unfortunate, because you need to be humble. Sure, we have egos when we rap—we’re rappers, it’s important, it comes with the territory. We’re people too, so when you’re not on stage, you’ve got to show some love and spread the peace.
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Considering how hard a time you had getting attention in Ottawa, did you ever consider applying for grant money?
Hex: Not at all. We actually believe that’s one of the hindrances of today’s hip hop scene. People forget that it’s the job of a hip hop artist to stand up against oppression and speak their mind. Sure, it’s great to get money for a record or to make a video, but what exactly do you have to do to get it? […] I wouldn’t take that money because it wouldn’t be able to touch my hands without someone first telling me what to do with it, and that’s not how we make music. Our album is 100% brainwash-free, completely organic and raw. There’s no government money, no corporate sponsorship, nothing. It’s all us. This is our music, and not anyone else’s.
Sound Pollution 2010 - Michael Rancic - Sound Pollution Mag


“Despite a deep set of opening acts and the usual mild mannered Toronto crowd GZA, rocked the Sound Academy. Opening for GZA (and what a difficult task that must have been!!!) were The WILDcore, Skratch Bastid, and Shing Shing Regime. The WILDcore started the evening and were an interesting mix of live instruments, some DJing and MC’s. Glad that they were not the horrible rap metal of the 90's. They seemed to blend break beats and mixed them with interesting pop/rock/even pop punk edginess.” - swoononeone - Toronto Metblogs


Discography

- theWildCore - 2013 - INDEPENDENT CD - (2012)

- theWildCore - Organic (jam sessions ep) - Free Download (2011)

- theWildCore - SAVE HIPHOP - INDEPENDENT CD Single - featuring KRS-ONE (2010)

- theWildCore - RAW - INDEPENDENT CD EP - featuring KRS-ONE & Wu-Tang Killa Beez Beretta9 (Killarmy) & Prodigal Sunn (Sunz of Man) (2010)

- theWildCore - The Present Tense -CD SINGLE - featuring Wu-Tang Killa Bee Prodigal Sunn of Sunz of Man (2009)

- theWildCore - The Present Tense -12" Vinyl - featuring Wu-Tang Killa Bee Prodigal Sunn of Sunz of Man (2009)

- theWildCore - MIXTAPE - INDEPENDENT CD EP (2008)

- theWildCore - wildforcorelife - INDEPENDENT CD EP (2007)

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theWildCore are SMOKE DOUBT JACE & HigherEX

Traditional sample based boom bap style beats, blended with sharp turntablism and organic instrumentation, complimenting clever raps and witty freestyle abilities.

MC duo Jace & Hex are Canadian affiliates of the Sunn Society. A worldwide squadron of MC's sharing knowledge and Hiphop fundamentals. Founded by Prodigal Sunn of Wu-Tang Clan affiliated crew, Sunz of Man.

Rooted in Ottawa, branched out to Toronto and Punta Cana, over the past several years theWildCore have grown into a Hiphop/Art/Music/Entertainment collective. With a team of supporting artists, musicians, actors, comedians and entertainers in their extended network, combined together for a live show like non other experienced. 

Thriving amongst Hip-Hop's new school voices, as skilled lyrical craftsmen, live performers, original producers and creative characters with determined ambition in the foundation of Hiphop’s essence. Leading through example, contributing to the accelerating rate of conscious awareness in humanity through Hiphop music, culture and entertainment. 

True school, underground, metaphysical knowledge fueled conscious Hiphop influenced subject matter, mixed in high contrast with themes in darker elements of human nature. Explored through graphic imagery, occult themes and taboo subjects, holding the attention of listeners through shock value, punchlines and vivid detail. 

For all Hiphop enthusiasts, practitioners and anyone with a need to be entertained. As expected theWildCore always delivers a unique, enjoyable and memorable stage experience.




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