The rapper talked about the relationship with loved ones, and also admitted that he had to go through a lot to become what he is now. Stas Shucks he worked as a porter, carried the coffins and ran away from the IRS, but never left a favorite thing – music.
One of the participants of the project “voice of the streets”, which goes on air of the channel “FRIDAY” became the rapper from Moscow Stas Shucks, also known as a GANGSBURG.k.a DOM1NO. Previously, the musician took part in battles VERSUS. For the first time the young man started making music and writing lyrics in the early 2000s. In an interview with “StarHit” Stas told about the work in a funeral home, relationships with loved ones and difficult periods in life.
Why did you decide to pass on the project “voice of the streets”?
First, this is a TV project. I didn’t come with a clear installation of win, but I would like to show themselves and gain new experience. There are experienced guys: the Chip And the Chip, Sapa13…—
When did you first hear rap music?
I was 13, then I bought a cassette of Caste. When I was eight, my brother brought me this kind of music on audio carriers. —
Where to take inspiration to write your lyrics?
Different. Sometimes I listen to local artists, the complex composition of Oxymoron, Smoky Mo.
Display whether in the songs of the events that happen in your life?
Of course. When it gets in your head, filtered, then poured. Write what you see. But for the battle rounds otherwise.—
How family members relate to your fascination with rap?
Brother used to listen to this kind of music. He appreciates my tracks, mother. First, they ironically looked at it. My mom is the best listener and loyal fan. Sometimes, when I come to visit her, I read to her REP. She’s a good critic, after her words do not want to quit. Mom wants me specifically to Express thoughts.—
Friends also wrote the rap?
From the company I first started doing the lyrics and was able to read them. Looked at me as warlock. In the end, I made the band, and we even rode across the country with concerts. The first track we recorded with the support of Rena (women of hip-hop). She lives in St. Petersburg. We arrived there, we were brought into a professional Studio. She showed how it’s done. In 2005-2006, our staff and I performed at the festival. Then won it. —
How to change the REP to 2018-th year?
The style, which is popular now in Russia, created in the early 2000s in the American villages. To us came first manner of execution from new York. It is unlikely the REP will fall to the bottom. —
You told me that time was on the verge of poverty?
Releasing from the University on a speciality “crisis management”, I didn’t know what to do. Then I had to go to earn a market, to sell tile. Then I had a shop. In 20 years, I got almost 200 thousand per month. But in a crisis it had to close because of debts. Sometimes moonlighted in funeral homes, the mother: the coffins were carried. I was a member of the ritual hall, where people say goodbye to the deceased, closed the lid. Then carried to the grave or into the Elevator, which was carried into the crematorium. At first it was confusion, then it prevratilos in everyday life. In the 16 years I worked there, because I wanted money. More than a hundred men were buried.
And you were doing something illegal?
It was all, but I was lucky. Sometimes, running from the tax and police officers, when kept shop. I then sold the car and took the credit. But before that popadal in a situation when it is necessary to return debts, is not reached.—
A few years ago many of rap party was a drug user. Your friends like this happen?
Two went to jail: one was recently released, another still to sit. I also tried a lot of things, fought a couple of dependencies. I was guided by my own fear, I had a desire to live. Understood that roll. Because the desire to use it first. I have had apathy, had thoughts: “life is the bottom.” Here we sit in a room in his own mess, terrified. So could take a few days. I didn’t let anyone in this story. Many of my friends who told me about this family was sent to a psychiatric hospital. I didn’t want to know about it. Native something still noticed. —
Believe in friendship?
The people with whom I spoke, still with me. My friend, don’t go in for rap, accompanies me everywhere: in the Studio, on battles. By the way, before these matches I’m getting ready for three weeks, write four or eight lines per day. Texts for other artists on battles I do not write.—
And who else has worked?
We tried to cooperate with Nikita Malinin. Something I helped him make. I had a song I could not fulfill itself as it POPs. Nikita like track, but he did not fulfill it, because in Russian it turns out “Kitty”, no matter what he sang. A song about love. I can only play my girl at home.
What does your girlfriend?
Now, she’s my producer, it is possible to tell, agent. Favorite gives me hope. The last two months I have been doing music, and earn money on some shabashki. It develops my social network, they should also do.—
Did the girl to overclock your fans?
On the street they do sometimes, but not hung around his neck. In social networks write, sometimes you have to block particularly persistent. A few years ago my girlfriend was threatened. She was worried, she explained that all will be well. I love my woman and willing to do anything for her. But music won’t. —
Yes, I have. Sometimes I wanted to take advantage of me. If people are aggressive, and even insulting me, I could hit. Now I’m not handsy. And to 18 a lot of fighting. —
One of the common questions. How to get along with another rapper Alex Chestnut aka domiNo? After all, you are so much like Nicky.
The people were divided into two camps, and they generate discussion. If I release a track, I write: “There is only one domiNo, this is Alex Chestnuts”. But now I’m rather used to this, I have it on hand. In 2006, I came up with a nickname as required for battle, not to write just Stas. I then saw the film “Domino”. It is a contract killer. It seemed to me that this is what you need. Now I know how DOM1NO. And failed to get rid of it. Gingsburg is the name of my father, why I prefer the nickname.