Distrakt - Q & A

row1:Welcome Distrakt, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. To start off how about you quickly introduce yourself.

Distrakt: This is Distrakt from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

row1: What do you bring to the table which is currently lacking in hip-hop or music in general?

Distrakt: Passion and originality.

row1: You have done shows with a lot of this sites favourites artists such as Kool Keith, MF Doom and De La Soul. Have they or any other artists particularity influenced you?

Distrakt: Afrika Bambaataa, Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch to name a few.

row1: You recently released your debut album 'Distraktions'. Give us a bit of background on the album and how it felt to finally get out your first full length.

Distrakt: Fatbeats helped Yard Rock Records distribute 'Distraktions'. Being able to put out the first full length felt great, because it was embraced by true heads that appreciate dope hip hop.

row1: You did everything on 'Distraktions', beats, mixing, lyrics, etc. Which aspect of creating a song do you find to be the most creatively challenging?

Distrakt: Creativity is like freedom, so there was no challenges during the creation of 'Distraktions'.

row1: How important has the Internet particularly MySpace been in increasing your fan base and promoting the album?

Distrakt: That's the norm now for artist to have a web page. It's a great tool. Another way of showing creative expression and communicating with fans, you still have to hit the block pass out flyers, do shows and meet people. The hustle never quits.

row1: When your not in the studio or literally smoking mic's on stage, what do you like to get up to?

Distrakt: Making inventions.

row1: What albums have you been listening to lately?

Distrakt: Actually just been making music.

row1: What's next on the cards for Distrakt?

Distrakt: Working on the new album with an unorthodox approach. Hip Hop in it's rarest form. It's almost finished.

row1: Is there anything else you would like to say?

Distrakt: Thank you Row for the interview. Because of you your contribution to Hip-Hop helps to preserve the authentic. To all the true hip hoppers it's time for the original ingredients and not that generic can good that's being served today. Go visit the Distrakt website at

Thanks again for Distrakt for answering the Q's and good luck with the new album. His album Distraktions is out now, I have given it quite a few listens and it's definitely worth checking out.