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Tyrone - conducted by Bill "Low Key" Heinzelman  


July 2005

Hailing from Paramaribo, Tyrone is another promising emcee coming out of the SuperCharger Records camp. In part six of our exclusive interviews with SuperCharger Records, Tyrone tells his story of success.

MVRemix: I just want to start with some background questions so fans can get to know the person behind the music. So where were you born and raised, and what was it like growing up there?

Tyrone: I was born in Paramaribo. I lived there the first 2 years off my life. Then we moved to Amsterdam, then Heerhugowaard. Times where hard, pops left moms and she had to raise two boys.

MVRemix: What is your first memory of Hip Hop?

Tyrone: I remember being at my cousins house, and me and my brother were flipping on the tapes he had from 2 Live Crew, Public Enemy and Big Daddy Kane.

MVRemix: How did you first get into rhyming?

Tyrone: One day my brother came home from school and he met a few guys who wrote rhymes and he did as well. So I also started writing.

MVRemix: How did you start to make a name for yourself locally, then on a larger scale?

Tyrone: In junior high I had a friend, but we lost contact with each other growing up. I met him a few years later and he was into making beats. We started a group with a few other cats and we tried to get some gigs. Later I met the guys from Ontoppadiz and my boy Twann, and it all changed.

MVRemix: For those who haven't heard your music, how would you describe your sound or style? What are your strong points as an emcee?

Tyrone: I am a rational thinking person, and that reflects in the way I write. And my strong points, well, I think it's my voice.

MVRemix: How did you hook up with Supercharger Records?

Tyrone: I met Twann in the early 90's, and I met Mr. Needlez a few years later. Jordan River Banks did the beats for Ontoppadiz. We recorded a song in the studio of M.O.D. for an international project called from Amsterdam to Praha. And that's the way the hook up happened really.

MVRemix: What has been the biggest headache for you coming up in this Hip Hop game?

Tyrone: To be underestimated and not to be understood.

MVRemix: What do you think is the biggest misconception people have of emcees from overseas?

Tyrone: I don't know, I never understood it. I just made music for people who can relate to my way of thinking.

MVRemix: A lot of people look at American culture as ignorant or in a negative light, so when you look at America, what do you see?

Tyrone: I am not really looking at the American culture, because I am living in Europe. I do have an opinion but that's irrelevant at this point. I am more looking at the world and I realize that there is something wrong.

MVRemix: I'm assuming you are working on your solo album now. Tell us about that?

Tyrone: I am making good progress with it. They can expect banging beats controversial rhymes and tight flows.

MVRemix: Who is producing on the album?

Tyrone: Godz Wrath, DJ DNS, Ashi, Mr. Wows and more.

MVRemix: Any guest appearances?

Tyrone: Ciph Barker, M.O.D. The Black Marvel, Kain Slim, Twann and more.

MVRemix: What else do you have going on in the future?

Tyrone: Performing with the guys from supercharger, and with my boys Lucky and DJ DNS from Climax.

MVRemix: Any last words, shout outs, or plugs?

Tyrone: Big up to Godz Wrath, Supercharger, Climax, my lil brother Delroy, Timmy Chez, Buddha Blezz, Daze, Dns, Chief and all the people who got in some sort of way anything to do with hip hop. Peace!

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"I am not really looking at the American culture, because I am living in Europe. I do have an opinion but that's irrelevant at this point. I am more looking at the world and I realize that there is something wrong."