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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
New Interview & Video with B-Real now online at Austin Vida
I recently fulfilled a childhood dream of mine when I not only met the legendary B-Real, but also interviewed him for Austin Vida. He was here in Austin touring with Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. B-Real was supporting his solo album, Smoke N Mirrors.
That day was also a special day because it was my good friend Ajay's birthday. I never had a birthday with a hip hop legend, but I was glad for him. We even did birthday shots with B-Real, Sick Jacken (Psycho Realm) and their crew. I never do shots or drink anything not marked "Lone Star", but it was a special occasion. If only someone would hurry up and invent time travel. I'd go back to visit 8th grade me in Cincinnati (where I lived at the time) and tell me about that night.
I hate to sound like such a fan boy, but Cypress Hill turned my world upside when I was a kid. When I first got my own adult stereo, CD player and all, I owned only three CDs. Those three were 1) Pearl Jam's Ten 2) The Red Hot Chili Peppers classic Blood Sugar Sex Magic and 3) Cypress Hill's self titled debut. "Latin Lingo" was the song that I used to play on repeat, now that I had that ability to do so without rewinding a cassette tape. Remember....it was the early '90s.
To check out the greatness that is B-Real, check out this montage Ajay filmed and edited from his show at The Mohawk. B-Real does some Cypress Hill hits along with some tracks off of Smoke N Mirrors.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.