Joe Beats: The Stylus Interview Series

By: David Drake

Posted 09/01/2004 - 05:27:41 PM by badhaircut:
 Cool interview. He seems like a really nice guy (unlike Francis, regardless of how gifted of an emcee he is). Definitely looking forward to this Indie Rock Blues record.
Posted 09/04/2004 - 01:07:53 AM by Slumberlord:
 Hm. I have to say this whole not digging mainstream hip-hop / liking indie rock thing makes me a little wary; he sounds like Jay-Z. But it will be interesting to see what it produces.
Posted 09/04/2004 - 12:42:27 PM by ddrake:
 I got the feeling that its not so much hating the mainstream as it just not being his cup of tea (he does say that Timbaland is great, incidently) - he's just concerned with his own 'genre' of sample based hip-hop, because that's the music he loves and wants to make.