Paris’ latest album,
Sonic Jihad, has finally hit stores, after selling out on the rapper’s
to be hungry for more than what they’re used to getting from their entertainment
especially hip-hop — and are growing tired of the scene," Paris told AllHipHop.com.
The album features
such other out spoken rappers as Kam, Dead Prez and Public Enemy and tackles
such topics as Paris’ belief that AIDs is man made, discrimination, the New
World Order, police brutality and Paris’ views on September 11.
been caught lying on several occasions about justifications for going to war
and now people are becoming even more suspicious," Paris said.
Paris said for
the Sonic Jihad album, he simply wanted to bring hip-hop listeners an
alternative to the music that’s played on the radio and television stations.
are out growing hip-hop because companies are trying to keep its appeal artificially
young by targeting a teenage female demographic," Paris noted. "Not
much is being provided to listeners who want more then tattoos and diamond grilles.
I’m doing my best to bring something different to ‘em."
the effect that music can have on consumers and said that the message he is
attempting to convey is one of independence and intelligence.
"A lot of
artists nowadays do music strictly for the money, and that hurts the art. Many
of them gravitate towards music that they believe companies want to sign – especially
major labels. And since white-owned major labels and video channels seem to
be stuck in a mode of only wanting to reward ignorant behavior by paying for
and endorsing images and material that degrade us, it’s necessary to take
note of who’s value-added to the game and who’s not. Music is very
influential, and it directly impacts our community, so I don’t take it
lightly. Life imitates art."
is in stores now and online at http://www.guerillafunk.com.