Apathy conducted by Hugo Lunny  



Apathy Interview

July 2002

These are the transcripts of an interview with Apathy. The interview was conducted by Hugo Lunny on July 5th, 2002.

Apathy is one of the most prominent and well known members of The Demigodz, the 21st century's Wu-Tang Clan...



MVRemix: You're not nearly as well known as a producer as you are a rapper. Would you like people to be aware equally of both, or are you content with being known more so for your spoken talent?

Apathy: I really want people to start payin' attention to my production. I produce as much as I rhyme. It just needs to come to the forefront.

MVRemix: How has the situation between you and the better known Demigodz crew, and the other lesser known Demigodz crew panned out? The last time we spoke they had just taken demigodz.com...

Apathy: We own Demigodz.com now...I don't even remember who those other cats were.

MVRemix: Whatever happened to the 12" 'Talk To Me'/'Apathetic'?

Apathy: Ha! That shit is long gone. It sounds dated now. Maybe 'Apathetic' will surface.

MVRemix: What's going on with Invincible Force MC's?

Apathy: Nothing. Say goodbye to another stupid idea. Haha.

MVRemix: Now, 'Immortal' sampled Queen, are you a fan of theirs and/or other artists with similar material?

Apathy: Queen is one of the most talented rock groups ever. I grew up listening to classic rock. Some of my favorite groups include Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, and mad other cats I can't think of right now.

MVRemix: Think along 'School's vibe, which character best describes you from the track?

Apathy: I honestly have every one of those kids in me. And I'm guilty of having every thought in that song.

MVRemix: What are your thoughts on the Jus Allah racism situation?

Apathy: Well...racism is completely wack on any level. That's a given. I don't give a fuck if you're a so-called five percenter, or whatever your vibe is. If someone approached me, and called me a white devil, or attempted to shit on me at all about my race...I would react in the same manner that a black man would if he was racially attacked. Whether verbally or physically. I've dealt with Gods and Earths, Hebrew Israelites, Holy Tab, and everyone has treated me with the utmost respect. Therefore I have the utmost respect for them, and consider them great people. As far as dude; he insulted friends of mine in a racially, derogatory manner. So I look upon him in the exact same light that I would look upon a redneck white racist, who shits on blacks or Hispanics or whatever. Simply as a racist, ignorant piece of shit. No difference.

MVRemix: I remember you telling me that you read the dictionary when you were younger. Would you consider yourself well read? And if so, what are you currently reading?

Apathy: I would like to think of myself as pretty well read. Right now I'm really into Ayn Rand. She wrote Fountain Head, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, We The Living, and a few other books I can't think of right now. She writes on Philosophical Objectivism, and her hate for communism. She grew up in Russia during the 20's, 30's, and 40's when communism was at its peak.

MVRemix: The track 'Star Wars' - was that track created due to you being a fan or just because of its concept? The reason I ask, is I've yet to have someone explain the draw of Star Wars to me, and if you are a fan...I wouldn't mind you explaining it.

Apathy: That's L-Fudge's song. I just did the intro. Star Wars is amazing. The first three movies were classics.

MVRemix: Are movies influential to Apathy?

Apathy: I think so. I'll see an ill movie like 'Highlander' or 'Usual Suspects,' or 'Swingers' or anything and get amped and wanna write.

MVRemix: Better drink; Coke or Pepsi?

Apathy: Shit...I like both of them. But I think I'm gonna go with Pepsi. I'm gettin' a little sick of Coke.

MVRemix: Heineken or Budweiser?

Apathy: I don't drink Beer. Neither.

MVRemix: Throughout the Demigodz EP I couldn't help but notice several references from you to Porn Stars, in particular Jenna Jameson. You a big Porn fan Ap?

Apathy: Huge porn fan! Jenna Jameson is so fuckin' bout it, it's ridiculous.

MVRemix: Are "Earth Girls" really easy?

Apathy: Sometimes... yeah. Most of the time.

MVRemix: What's next for the Demigodz?

Apathy: Big things. I'm not gonna get into it though. Everyone will have to be patient. We already started workin' on the LP.

MVRemix: What's going on with your solo material? When will your album be fully assembled and see the light of day?

Apathy: I have no idea. I'm going through problems with my label right now (Bronx Science). The reason the album isn't out yet is pretty much on them. I gave it to them. I don't what the science is...

MVRemix: What else have you been working on?

Apathy: Well; I did a verse on Majik Most's single, and that shit is bangin'. Majik's off the chain. Basically I've been focused on The Demigodz shit. I've also been workin' with CNJ Records from R.I. Doin' verses and gettin beats from my man 8th Wundah. check their shit out. www.cnjrecords.com

MVRemix: Any last words you'd like to state?

Apathy: How many times do rappers have to say "Industry Rule #4080" before it sinks in. Shit is true. Be careful.


Related content:
  • Apathy 2000 Interview by Hugo Lunny
  • Apathy 2002 Interview by Hugo Lunny
  • Apathy 2006 Interview by Bill "Low Key" Heinzelman
  • Apathy 2006 Interview by DJ Hyphen & J. Moore





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