Transcript from an Interview with I-Shine
Age: 25 years old
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
I-Shine, that's me! My life is history and my songs are my life and my songs are me, and I'm this band! I'm a solo artist who likes deep stuff. I talk about all the things which come into my mind. My music is a part of me. If you know my music, you'll know me better.
Why this name?
I like this pun cause I want to open the eyes of the people and I want to give them a way like a lighthouse..
Do you play live?
I play live at home that's what's up lol!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The people get feedback! That's great cause you learn faster what sounds good and what sounds bad.
And even the young guys are our future so they can start to rap with homies and put it in the internet.
For me it's good to get some rare music. Cause Germany sleep on real music. Never see a Talib Kweli or Mf Doom album in the shops here! I can check if the music is good and if I like it than I can buy it on Amazon.com. So for me, this shit is very important!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Mhhh...mostly Hip Hop. Talib Kweli, Common Sense, Mos Def, Curse (German artist) and a lot of deep stuff! But I like some Goth (Metal & Dark Wave) music too. Like Project Pitchfork and Subway To Sally!
Born and raised in Berlin!
My fav spot...depends on my mood..
My Mic, my voice, my mind, my heart, my soul..
Shout outs to all the Death Row Forum members who helped me a lot and who gaved feedback all the time, to my parents who give me this life with all the ups and downs, to my homies all around the world, to my 2 brothers from other mothers who support me all the time and last but not least to all the real Hip Hop artists!
Peace and one love!