Thanks for taking some time to be interviewed for the SHDCVLT webzine. Can you please introduce your self to our readers and tell us who you are and what you do?
NEM: Hey, im NEM from SCHEMAPOSSE…I do it all, Produce, Rap, Direct and Edit videos, GFX design and im working on my first movie soon.
Gnarly man. You sound like a handy person to have around. When did you join Schemaposse and how did it go down?
NEM: I found out about JGrxxn when he dropped a diss song to SGP, I became a fan and added him on FB…I saw he performed at House of Blues, me being partnered with Lil Woofy Woof & Diggy 1-D whos heavily influenced by Snoop Dogg/Nate Dogg, I wanted to see how we could open up for the next show they had there and showed JGrxxn our music…He liked what he heard and when he started Schemaposse a few months later we contacted each other…I joined and brought in Woof and Diggy 1-D
When and how did you link up with Woof and Diggy? And what are the dynamics behind your affiliation with them? What is everybody bringing to the table?
NEM: I met Diggy about 4-5 years back, someone at my Job gave me his CD knowing Im a producer…I heard the CD and was blown away, it was like a mixture of Nate Dogg with rapping skills like Young Buck or ZRO…I met Woof about 3-4 years ago when I was scrolling down my newsfeed and it was SGP sharing his music Ironically…someone tagged him in the comments and I added him…One day he needed cover art so I volunteered and made his Dogg Food cover…he loved it and we became friends…at that point in time I was just starting to get good at West Coast beats so it was great timing, I sent him a few and we been partners ever since…as far as our Dynamic goes, Woof provides the West Coast flavor on the raps, Diggy provides the Nate Dogg vibe on the singing and southern vibes on the rapping, whether it be trill like 8ball & MJG or trippy like Outkast and Goodie Mob..hes great at producing too…..Im more like the Brains of the operation, I do more then Produce and Rap, I do the background stuff like putting the albums together and makin Hardcopies out of them, makin the website, skits and direction of the crew in general, even booking if you count our SXSW performance. When it comes to my music, Im influenced by all the legendary producers so I can make beats from all different coasts and mix them into one…as far as my rapping, im influenced by Mobb Deep, Method Man, Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs…i think I only sound good when I rap like Bone tho haha.
Ey i dig all your stuff and im a really tough critic. SXSW is a really big deal! Respect. When did you start making beats and doing graphic design and all that? You have a very distinct style.
NEM: Thank you man that means a lot…I started makin beats when I was around 17 and GFX since I was like 14-15…Im 25 now.
So i dont want to get too off topic but can you enlighten us a bit on Ghostemane leaving Schemaposse and the issues that have come up?
NEM: Well they filmed the NoJumper interview and had a few shows coming up…he left a couple days before the interview dropped with no explanation to the crew, with shows still lined up headlining next to JGrxxn…he wasn’t even supposed to be on this interview or at these shows, they were hand outs from JGrxxn…so he left and threw shots at us here an there on songs/shows, subliminally and direct…
Now if you want to know his reasoning, you’d’ have to ask him because he hasn’t said a word to us.
Ill see if i can get the interview so we can clear the air. So if you could book your dream tour, what artists would be included on the bill? In this scenario you could also bring some artists back from the dead.
NEM: It would probably be Wu-Tang, Nas, Biggie, Redman, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Three 6 Mafia, Bone Thugs, Naughty By Nature, OGC, Spice 1, Kool G Rap, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, 8 Ball & MJG, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, AZ, Gangstarr, Group Home, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Schemaposse haha.
Oh and you cant leave out Eminem, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, and Skeelo haha…thats a tour.
That fucking tour would tear a hole in the fabric of space bro! Haha. You got any important shows or milestones from Schemaposse you would like to take a moment to promote to us?
NEM: At the moment JGrxxn got his show at that halloween joint and i’m just prepping to go to Brazil for 3-6 months to do Surgery on my ears…i’m gonna announce a show out there in Brazil Im already getting hit up by a couple people…I should return around SXSW time for more performances there. Thats when I start shooting my first movie.
Thats exciting shit man. I hope everything goes well in Brazil. And i should be down there at SXSW as well. If you have some shows lined up ill come out. Thank you for your time this was a good introductory interview for the Webzine. We will check up on you again in the future. As we wrap this up is there anything else you would like our readers to know about?
NEM: No doubt man Ill see you there!…um sure I just made a website that has everything about me on it…www.DaOfficialNEM.com…so check me out and contact me if you want to work…have a great day.