You recently dropped the video "Please", featuring Ice Cube, in preparation for the 5th of Skithoven. What kind of response have you been getting since it dropped?
E-A Ski: Man, it's phenomenal. The response has been incredible! I'm up to almost 100,000 views within like two weeks since it dropped. It's just been off the hook. I got a call from D.O.C. about doing some things; shout to my folks over at Hoopla Media Group/Hoopla Worldwide! I'm just on the grind, making sure this hip-hop is dope and is back where it's supposed to be, as far as not holding my tongue and having substance. It's been an incredible response so far.
I noticed that since MTV premiered the video, just about every major hip-hop/urban/rap blog, and even several non-rap related blogs picked up the video and put it in their video rotations. Explain your thoughts when you see so much love being shown your way.
My feeling is that that's what it's supposed to be. It's supposed to be somebody from the west coast that's not scared to do west coast music. It's like, when did we get to the point that we're ashamed to be where we're from? When did we get to the point that we're ashamed of doing the music that we do? Now, don't get it twisted, we can't do the same thing we did in the 90's, but I think that you can still incorporate that into the new generation and make hard music. I think people are embracing that from me right now. It's just been incredible.
Of course, along with Ice Cube sounding dope on the track, it just lets people know that music can be done from the west coast as long as the passion and the heart is into it. I been going a while, and my passion is there and I think people are feeling my passion and the realness of what I'm trying to bring.