This is with great personal satisfaction that this interview with Supreme Wilder came into existence and to feel the history of hip hop from beginning to end enter my consciousness.
Being a Hip hop addict since the early nineties some of the albums
that got on heavy rotation was all of them the first solo albums of the Wu-Tang Clan rappers-
Some of them that in production was setting a standard that still
and probably forever is going to set a standard in Hip Hop-
Well Guess what Supreme was there hanging out
and producing for Sunz of man and other Wu related rappers.
So it could be easy for me to forget that it is supposed to be about Android
and luckily for you there was a maintainment of control and a success in not just starting
to ask in-depth questions relating to only my own interest in Hip Hop and the WU!-
So here you go some Hip Hop but also questions regarding Android from the Producer and creator of the application Supreme MPA.
What was the first Android application for music that you played around with?
It was droid drums and droid guitar.
So how long time did it take to develop Supreme Mpa?
About 2 year.
How many people are involved in developing Supreme Mpa?
Just 2 people Ivan and myself
What is happening to your other application Supreme Live?
We gave it a shot on kickstarter,
didn't get to much support.
People just wanted updates for MPA .
What is in store for Supreme Mpa?
We plan to continue with updates.
We are really hoping that google with work on the latency issue in android
then we can make a better app .
Can you share some beats you made with the application?
Check my sound cloud page.
The streams with our app avatar where made using mpa.
Is there a song or beat that have impressed you that someone else did with Supreme MPA that we can upload or link to here?
Yes all the producers videos on our boom bappz site
Is there any other applications for Android that you like or use?
I mostly use my android device to run my biz
I'm doing this interview on my HTC EVO 3D .
What would be your minimum setup Hardware / Software?
On android give me a HTC quad core device.
PC , MPC 2500 , any keyboard with on board sounds.
I never like having tons of equipment less is more.
When did you start to get into music and how?
Believe it or not I have witnessed the birth of hip hop .
I was there in the parks in the beginning.
What instruments outside of Android do you use?
I used lot of instruments over the years .
Korg kpr 77, korg ddd 1 , asr 10, etc,
But I been using a mpc for over 30 years.
I do use software but mostly to create sounds not to make beats .
I need real buttons and knobs .
I hate having to turn on my pc to make a beat.
When I turn on my studio it feel like I'm turning on a space ship.
Turning on a pc seem like work.
If you compare your earlier productions with the latest ones it is less rough,
is that something that happens naturally or has that been a conscious decision?
My early work was hard and rough.
Now I'm just trying not to make beats that I haven't made already lol.
But it always have to be natural if I have to think or force music then I don't make it.
Please if you would like to...
Give us a really early embarrassing production of yours to give an aspiring young producer some hope.
Lol I have lot wack beats just look at my YouTube channel
Supreme7g channel on the tube.
Check out the video when I went to Mexico to find a hat.
I don't like them beats.
( Frank : looked like crazy for the video but couldn't find it, so of course now there is curiosity entrenched all over my brain! ).
I think that most producers can make better beats than me.
Just put some time into it just as you would to be good at basket ball.
Most important qualities in a Hip Hop producer?
Having fun with music and technology.
Who are some of your favorite producers?
Boon doc , Simon rootless, I like lots of music all kinds of music
If it feels good to my soul then I like it.
I love green day ,red hot chill pepper, rage against the machine ,black flag, u2 ,the cars, etc.
Your first Hip Hop album that you can remember hearing and your reaction to it?
King timb the third
back then there was no hip hop albums only double sided singles .
Spoony gee was and still is a record that I love .
Like I said I been hearing hip hop from day 1
The first time I see someone scratch was leslie G from disco enforcers
And it blow my mind I would stand in of the turn table just waiting for Leslie to start scratching a record.
If you had to choose some albums that is the essence of Hip Hop which ones would they be?
There to many to name.
Rappers delight , soul sonic force ,run dmc, ll cool j, kid and play
I can go on and on .
I like all rap-
tone loc, mc hammer, vanilla ice ,
N.W.A . Was one album that changed what I thought about rap .
That was real street hip hop I was scared of ever going to LA.
Any new Rappers and producers you want to promote here?
Guru from the hoolies brooklyn nyc. , Simon rootless, SQ. 1
There's lot of artist out there that I like.
Asap rocky ,Lamar etc.
In some of your sample packs there is some history lessons when you install them,
are you going to put lessons on all of them?
I don't think so .
I just wanted the kids to know where the drums come from.
The Fairlight Sample pack how/where did you get hold of the Fairlight Synthesizer / Sampler?
If I tell you I will have to kill you.
Tell me of one of the strangest samples you've used...
I cant really remember one but I do have one now
that I will be using soon for a new video for youtube its " amazing grace ".
Tell us about the red/black MPC that is in your studio?
I just wanted my mpc to be different.
I had seen a all white limited addition mpc .
Then I want my own limited addition.
Thanks to mpcstuff I was able to do it.
Any last words?
Thank you Frank for the interview .
I love teaching ,helping , music ,technology, and just being a good person.
Musical android and the boombappz crew are now down together so lets just do it.
Thanks for your time and blessings on your latest productions!
Until the future and future projects Lets DO IT!
Frank Malm / Musical Android
So here follows some videos relating to the interview-
Please take a look and get a shot off the vibrant music form and life style that is Hip Hop!
Considered to be the first recorded rap,
got released a couple of months before Rappers delight.