Anthai Da Protagonist - Antha Drug Interview Sept 24, 2010 4:17:24 GMT -5
Post by Dark 7 Invader on Sept 24, 2010 4:17:24 GMT -5
With Christ Bearer's interview out of the way, this weeks featured guests is a student of Christ Bearer and getting groomed for entrance into the West Coast Killa Beez. An emcee, producer and Dj, Anthai Da Protagonist is a member of 71Raw and has been inspired from an era where hip-hop emerged into the mainstream media of American households. Anthai was at a critical age where he absorbed and identified best with the sound of hip-hop music. His music was inspired by those of Al Green, Stylistics, and Isaac Hayes. He was also heavily influenced by the 90's Hip-Hop and has been creating original music since 1999. This extremely passionate individual for music, gave the breath of life and put together a formula which is now known as 71Raw. Anthai da Protagonist isn't just a catchy name. There is a science behind the name which defines the musician. "Anthai" is the incorporation of this artist's last name "Thai" and his state of mind of being "Anti" against all negativity in life. Protagonist in definition, is to be the hero to save listeners from the non-sense and meaningless rap music circulating in the industry today.
[To date, he has released three albums: "71Raw Project" (2004), "Anthai Presents The Revival Remix" (2005), and "Ninja Guidance" (2008). On both "71Raw Project" and "Ninja Guidance" albums, he produced 95% of it and 100% on his "Anthai Presents The Revival Remix" album. In addition, he has provided the hard hitting beats for the group as well working as the engineer in the studio, and doing the mix down for all of the 71Raw songs. You can support and purchase 71Raw "Ninja Guidance" album on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, etc.]
Anthai and his crew 71Raw has built a strong affiliation with the West Coast Killa Beez since 2004. Anthai personally has established a strong bond with the Black Knights and Christ Bearer of Northstar, with RZA putting him directly under Christ Bearer's care and guidance until the crew is ready to step out and do their own thing.
As an emcee, Anthai cultivates, writes and expresses his music from his personal experiences -- he's an emcee that definitely does not sound like your typical Vietnamese rapper. Beyond being the musician, Anthai is also an entrepreneur. He manages 71Raw and is responsible for merchandising of 71Raw garments. He makes the majority of the business decisions for 71Raw. His main focus is to make sure 71Raw grows in the direction in which it was intended to. [In addition to his resume, he is now doing fashion shows for various Hip-Hop clothing lines. Hosting his own radio show "Raw Radio" with his partners Martial Art and Soul Therapist (www.71Raw.podOmatic.com).]
Anthai has finished his new project, "The Anthai Drug" which is out or coming out anytime soon, Anthai broke down his history, foundation, future aspirations and connections on this exclusive interview.. Anthai Drugs... Enjoy !!!