In this episode of the Talking Sound Podcast host Christopher Jordan welcomes local Austin Hip-Hop artist and emcee, Michael “Big Mic” Pereida to the program to discuss the creation and collaborations behind his latest album It’s All Love as well as his ongoing work with of the College of Hip Hop Knowledge.
From a young age Big Mic began honing his lyric skills, writing secret poetry that he kept to himself. Now, years later he writes and records moving dialogues of free form thought and scribbled verse that transport you to the time and place of the lyric itself. How has the world of Hip-Hop changed the life of Big Mic Pereida and what has brought him to the point of musical collaboration he is at today? How has the process of collaboration for the album It’s All Love changed the way Big Mic approaches his writing process?
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00:00 Chris plays the show intro and welcomes to the Talking Sound podcast local Hip Hop artist and emcee, Michael “Big Mic” Pereida to discuss the creation and collaboration behind his latest album It’s All Love as well as his ongoing work with of the College of Hip Hop Knowledge.
05:00 Big Mic shares the story of his father making fun of him in his “Criss-Cross” outfits and the beginnings of his work in the lyric realm.
10:00 Mic and Chris share mutual awkward studio collaboration experiences and how they handled the situation.
15:00 Big Mic talks about some of his favorite artists in the world of hip-hop to collaborate with and why.
20:00 Mic explains the level of comfort that an artist has to feel when they come into a studio to record and the importance of being mentally prepared for your recording session to get the best results.
25:00 Chris and Mike talk about the concept of working with musicians in a professional aspect and the difference between playing around and rehearsal.
30:00 Chris and Mic listen to the song Big Wave from the album It’s All Love and the inspiration behind the song and the new motivations behind the work of the College of Hip Hop Knowledge.
35:00 Big Mic explains the philosophy behind the founding and work of the College of Hip Hop Knowledge and what they are looking for in the artists they are working with.
40:00 Big Mic explains the importance of protecting yourself as an artist in this digital day and age and not giving your work away for free!
45:00 Chris and Mic get into the new world of digital distribution and promotion and how to tackle these issues as an artist.
50:00 Chris Thanks Big Mic Pereida for coming on the show, sharing his music and knowledge as well as the ongoing work of the College of hip hop knowledge and Chris signs off the air.