Mehdi: Sako is our guest today, Sako is releasing his first book “No matter what”.
Mehdi: We’re going to talk about Rappers from the south who influenced the new generation.
Mehdi: Let’s start with a song from Akhenaton which feature two other south rappers but not from Marseille. Do you remeber this song?
Sako: Yes, Mic forcing.
Mehdi: Exactly, he’s good!, he’s good! That’s the track called “Bionic MC’s” featuring Mic Forcing.
Sako: Yes, Masar & Veust. Masar who actually lives in New york. He’s does some beatmaking but he is mostly known for being Max B’s manager.
Mehdi: Exactly, and I can tell you that we got a long interview with Masar which will be available online soon. It retraced his unusual career because even though he was incredibly gifted as a rapper he didn’t get the success that he deserved in France, but he end up filming videos for lawyers in the U.S and more importantly he is working very closely with Max B who is a very influential rapper, we can hear him on Kanye West’s last album. Max could have been very successful at a time…
Uber: Joke made a song for Max B.
Mehdi: Yes Max B was featured on it by phone, because Max B he;s incarcerated for those who don’t know, they give him a life but recently his sentence as reduced and he should be out in a few years.
Sako: I think they switched it from 77 years to 2 years.
Uber: This is a really nice reduction.
Mehdi: I’m under the impression that among your crew there were some heavy studies on rhymes. I know we already spoke about this before but it looks like you were very influenced by the great lyricists from Harlem.
Sako: Exactly, it’s not a coincidence if Masar left France and end up working with some dipset affiliates. Music from Harlem has always been our main influence. Personally I’m very fan of a Rapper called Vado, I really enjoy his style… Back then we really spent a lot of time studying the Harlemite flow by listening to Camron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Hell rell and the others. It helped us to find out what could possibly be done in terms of rhyme schemes.
Mehdi: Me is the complete opposite, I’ve spent nights studying your lyrics. [laugh]
Full interview available on oklm.com/video/lasauce-invite-sako-sur-oklm-radio-15122016