Skratch bastid vs. the goods
My boys from Halifax are hereâ€”Skratch Bastid (Filipino style DJ/party rocker/producer) and Kunga 219 from The Goods (rapper/loud mouth/Buddhist). Bastidâ€™s one of the best DJs in the countryâ€”he placed 2nd at this years Canadian DMC Finals and heâ€™s the reigning two time Scribble Jam champ. I grew up with Kunga 219 from the Goodsâ€”heâ€™s got a new album out and he doesnâ€™t have a job. To prove that not everyone from Halifax is the same, I asked them both the same questions. And they gave different answers. Hereâ€™s the proof:
ONLY: Why did you lose the DMCâ€™s this year?
Kunga: I did not compete. I only yell at DJs. Coincidentally, yelling is the new dancing.
Bastid: Because it was in Winnipeg and thatâ€™s where the winner is from. Itâ€™s mine next year. The winner got served at Scribble Jam later that summer, and complained of the judges being â€œon my sideâ€. Watch the video when it comes out and youâ€™ll see he got served.
ONLY: Make up a fake name for a scratch.
K: The twipple fleezer.
B: The turntablist.
ONLY: Why do you have a Tibetan name?
K: Because my Tibetan teacher gave it to me. Kunga means â€œall joyfulâ€. Buddhism will save the universeâ€”itâ€™s just that simple.
B: What Tibetan name?
ONLY: Whatâ€™s the stupidest Halloween costume?
K: A white person with white makeup and a garbage bag on.
B: A girl guide.
ONLY: What can people expect from your shows?
K: A hoot-down. I rap a lot, do a dance or two and then get the audience to sing along. Real rap, no hype-man, no self-indulgent bullshit. I hold it down good. Iâ€™m Kunga 219 from The Goodsâ€”the best rap group in Canada. We already are history, weâ€™ve been out there. Come see me everywhere â€˜cause I definitely got it.
B: Dope scratches, dope music and Halifaxâ€™s loudest rapper. Iâ€™ll be doing some routines, as well.
ONLY: Why did I get evicted?
K: Iâ€™m loud. Moves is loud and the Drunken Arseholes are loud. Lesbians hate us but in real life weâ€™re progressive lifestylers so I donâ€™t know what to say. I canâ€™t call it.
B: People that donâ€™t make rap hate rap.
ONLY: You got anything you wanna add?
K: I got 5 new records done and no record deals, so what the eff? Buy these when I press themâ€”Mr Wonderful LP, The NBA EP, and the new new The Goodsâ€”The Fifth Wheel. Roosevelt Tharpa for life. Rappers are not realâ€”I am.
B: Be on the lookout for the Skratch Bastid/Pip Skid/John Smith album out in January. Also, I will battle you for two grand if you want to put it up. 1200 Hobos.
Skratch Bastid and The Goods have a show this Friday, the 5th at Shineâ€”it starts at 10:30 so come early.