How would you describe an interview about battle rap, West Coast Hip Hop, and a veteran emcee who falls in love with music all over again? It could be summed up in two words: Macho Remembers. I had the honor of talking with an emcee that formed the soundtrack of my high school years. As a member of the Tunnel Rats and the brother-sister duo New Breed, Macho collaborated on many classics. T.R.’z, What’s My Name?, and Love was an emblem of pride that Christians can make great Hip Hop as well. It was expected that Macho would turn his early 2000s success into solo stardom. However, things didn’t go as planned. After Macho’s 2005 Freedom EP, the respected underground artist fell off the map. It wasn’t until he re-surfaced in 2011 that Macho gave his fans what they’ve eagerly been waiting for. His full-length album Remember had Macho’s trademark booming sound along with the pleasant surprise of several worship songs.
Looking back, it was a tremendous honor to hear a veteran emcee share the ups and downs of his two decade plus career. For this to be my first foray in the print world, I’m very grateful. Buy Digital/Print Copy of Heed’s Winter 2012 Issue | Heed Website | Macho Website | Macho Bandcamp