Kirby Dominant is one of the major voices in Bay Area independent hip-hop, collaborating with Anticon folks and Living Legend folks and creating a personal, creative sound completely alien to Oakland's hyphy trend.
1. What's the first piece of music you listened to today?
My own music. A song called “Paddy Cake.”
2. What are your vices?
Alcohol and carby foods that crunch (I know).
3. What is one of your prejudices?
4. In what way do you think music has the ability to change the way people live their lives?
I think music is a beautiful vehicle to teach, thus educating the masses can bring about change.
5. At what age did you first feel distrust?
6. Do you think that your name is appropriate for you? (If not, what name would be more appropriate?)
I would have to say yes. I gave my name meaning. I've stuck with it my whole life. No stupid rap names or anything like that. I've always been Kirby D!
7. What is the best piece of music you've ever created, in your opinion?
That's so hard to say. I would have to say the most recent song I made, "Havin Fun Wit the Girlz."
8. Right now, how are you trying to change yourself?
Right now I am making the transition from underground rapper to international musician and sex symbol.
9. If you had the time, what else would you do?
I would act and produce films.
10. What social cause do you feel the most strongly about (negative or positive)?
Racism (I'm still affected by it).
11. What are your fears?
Becoming blind and or impotent (penis-wise), jailed or crippled in any way.
12. What is your favorite joke (tasteful or tasteless)?
What was it that Noam Chomsky said about eating pussy?
13. Who is your favorite author?
Don't read enough books to answer that. Does David Mamet count?
14. What is your favorite movie?
Torn between The Mack and Hannah and Her Sisters.
15. Favorite album(s) from the last few years?
Kirb and Chris Niggaz and White Girlz Young Jeezy Thug Motivation That one Erland Oye album he put out. Pinback's Summer in Abaddon Felix Da HouseCat's Kittenz & Thee glitz The first Peaches album Beck's Sea Change and that first MU album.
16. What would you like to know more about?
17. What is one thing you would like to do/see/accomplish before you die?
Conquer all genres of music and create a genre of music as well.
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