D.R.U.G.S. and Politix: Governing Euphoria
Written By: AJ “V8ga” Hilliard
Photo Credit: D.R.U.G.S. and Politix
The rap market has grown exponentially over the years. In an effort to capitalize on increasing demand quantity has been pushed over quality, therefore causing a decline in product reliability. It seems like anybody can pick up a mic and mumble a cadence over a bass heavy beat and basically write their own ticket to stardom nowadays. Add a catchy dance and it’s an instant addictive hit. This watered down batch is noticeable, particularly prevalent among users. Contrary to popular belief, there is a very high demand for quality. There are droves of listeners waiting for dope beats and lyrics packaged together. D.R.U.G.S. beats and Precyce Politix recognized this demand and put together a raw uncut mixture that has satiated the listeners yearning. This product is A-1 and isn’t watered down or cut with anything to distract from its content. Consistently meeting supply with demand it cements their positions as music suppliers for the avid hip-hop junkie. There’s a superior product in the streets and they call it DRUG-POLITIX.
Precyce : Where are you from and for the readers that might not be familiar, who are you?
I’m Precyce Politix. I’m from Brooklyn, NY, right now I’m in North Carolina. East coast lyricist, I’ve been doing this for the past 13 bullets now. Writer first rapper second.
D.R.U.G.S. : Where are you from and for the readers that might not be familiar, who are you?
I’m From Atlanta,Ga born and raised, live in North Carolina now. I’ve been called a legend, I don’t call myself a legend. I’m trying to get up on that Mount Rushmore of producers. What I do is what I do from boom bap to trap, whatever. Whatever crank out that machine crank out that machine but I’m Grammy-nominated for a reason though.
Who inspired you as an artist?
Precyce I have to say my strongest influences are Prodigy from Mobb Deep (rest in peace) Raekwon the Chef from Wu-Tang Clan mix in a little Big L also rest in peace.
D.R.U.G.S. : Ah man I don’t really listen to hip hop so I have a pretty wide range. One of my big influences is Brian Wilson, who was a member of The Beach Boys , he was a producer, he wrote all [their] songs. This dude spit out some of the most flavorful music, it’s like colors. As well as Stevie Wonder, Rod Temperton, J.Dilla, DJ Magic Mike, and of course Dr. Dre.
Who are some of the artists you’ve worked with?
D.R.U.G.S. : Ludacris, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, basically all of G-Unit, Young Dro, Big Boi of Outkast, Royce 5’9, Kendrick, Marsha Ambrosius.
How did you guys meet and come together for this project?
Precyce: I hit him up because I heard his product. I was telling K-Hill , “I’m gonna work with him I’m gonna cop these beats.” I gotta have him on this Last Son of Brooklyn Project.’ He laced me with five joints and I kept finding myself going back to those beats. So we kept in touch and I had to get my money right before I could approach him again. One day not too far from Dr. Dre’s Compton album I reached out and said, “This is pretty dope you doing your thing keep shining God Bless.’ He said ‘what’s good one day we gonna do an album together.” I said, “If you serious we can go ahead and do that.”
D.R.U.G.S. : Definitely mutual respect, from joints we’ve done before and one song I was really blasting heavy was The Ride. LA underground radio was bumping [it] a-lot. That was the joint ‘Cyce had did with K-Hill. To me ‘Cyce is one of the top five M.C.’s in North Carolina. I just wanna further NC Hip Hop. One way to do that is have the elite team up with the elite.
What was the blueprint for the album creatively?
Precyce: All my albums have been concept albums. Because I was working with such a dope producer,I wanted the concept to be more down to earth. He definitely grounded me. Mixing the medicine with the food it’s an anti-drug album but you really have to listen to it to understand it’s an anti-drug album.
D.R.U.G.S.: Here’s the thing if we’re doing a project together and if I’m trying to handicap your pen, that means I don’t believe in you. So why would I be doing a project with you? I totally let that man do what he felt should be done because I have faith in him.
The album Drug-Politix is getting a great response, what’s next?
D.R.U.G.S. : Of course it’s gonna be a part two, but we gotta get some touring out the way. We bout to head to LA, do some radio, get some shows in. Push this magnum opus right here. It’s definitely got some good responses from the O.G.’s, Peanut Butter Wolf, House Shoes, Pete Rock, Diamond D.
Precyce: Our first show is in Raleigh for Black Friday and we’re bringing out limited edition physical copies. I’m definitely looking forward to a part two because we left it on a cliff hanger so you’ll wanna know what our protagonist is gonna do in his situation. Gonna move some merch and hopefully get some attention from the big wigs.
D.R.U.G.S.: If it’s anybody you can do a track with, any genre, living or dead who would you work with?
I would say someone like Bilal, like a super dope R&B kind of ghetto funk flavor. Who could ride that with me? Ride that pocket with me.
Where can we find this album and more offerings from D.R.U.G.S. Beats and Precyce Politix?
Drug-Politix on Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, Google Play, Itunes, Bandcamp. Ig @drugs_beats @cyceboogie
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