#READ Exclusive Interview w/ @hrmiggo producer @ghettogovt NJ General @sneakvandel


You may remember the first interview I did with Sneak almost a year ago when he first became a part of GGO. Sneak has since had lots of new & exciting things happening so I figured it was time for an update!

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QTP: Hello Sneak once again!

SV:  Hello Queen (pretends that he doesn’t talk to you 80 times a day)!

QTP: When we did your first interview, you had just joined GGO. Since then, you have become our New Jersey Chapter General and your chapter has done an incredible amount of work for HRMI and GGO including significant graphic contributions (which includes the official GGO Chapter Seals), commercials, as well as production. Can you talk a little about who’s in your Chapter & what you guys have been doing collectively?

SV: Of course!  The NJ Chapter (The Armory) is comprised of 5 current members that each serve a different purpose.  You have my brother Optimus Prime who serves as a graphic artist for GGO.  He is the one responsible for the majority of the graphics you see within GGO lately.  He has done our seals, album covers, promo’s, logo’s and t-shirt designs.  More recently he is in talks with Killah Priest for a new logo that will be used for Priest’s new run of t-shirts.  Next you have Scorcese who serves as a director and photographer.  He is responsible for the Ghetto Govt. Officialz USA mixtape commercial that circulated at its release.  Currently he is gearing up for the video shoot for the first single off my upcoming mixtape called “Run Harder” featuring TMF (Trife Diesel, Tommy Whispers and Kryme Life).  Also we have my long time friend Canil 1000 who serves as a graffiti artist and illustrator.  He is responsible for the dope character of myself that you featured in the last interview.  Recently he designed a SUPER SICK cover for Hell Razah’s – Renaissance Child 2 : Return of the Renaissance.  Lastly our newest member Dredz who serves as a blogger and runs the hip-hop enthuisist website www.boomboxlife.com.  He will serve internet bullhorn for GGO.  This is my team and we are ALWAYS ready to get our hands dirty.  WINGZ UP ARMORY!

QTP: For those that don’t know, Sneak is the executive producer for my solo-debut project “Rise of the Phoenix” and has been putting together a project of his own that every true lover of hip-hop is going to want to own. Can you talk about your project how it started, who’s on it, etc?

SV: This project has been on my mind for some time now and I was always waiting for the opportune time to put it into action.  So on New Years Day after a conversation with QTP we decided that now was the time.  I bounced ideas off her and Razah and we fell in love with the idea and the green light was given.  The mixtape will be a throwback to the 90’s and will bring back that era’s sound of classic boom bap, gritty hip-hop.  All the beats on the mixtape are produced by myself and will feature a gamut of true emcee’s.  To date (cause it’s still in the works) I have features from Hell Razah, Buddha Monk, Rustee Juxx, Judah Priest, Automatic Greatness, Queen the Prophet, Killah Priest, The GZA, Inspectah Deck, Wu-Tang Clan, TMF (Trife Diesel, Tommy Whispers and Kryme Life), Jurny BIG & Peace 586, Scripture, George Young and Boss Bellz.  I am also talking with Souls of Mischief, Young Dirty Bastard and Prodigal Sunn to feature.  And if all goes well DJ Evil DEE and I will complete our deal for him to host the project.

QTP: Let’s talk about our project! I know that although you’re excited about your own, mine is your favorite because I am your favorite LOL. Seriously, for other producers (and go easy on me) what’s it like to work with me?

SV: You are a royal pain in the …naw I’m joking.  Working with Queen on this project has been a blast.  You have full vision of the direction you want and you relay your creative ideas clearly so it’s easy to visualize.  I feel like my answer might be bias because we work so closely together on everything else GGO that it’s only natural that we would be creative musically together.  But I will say that there is nothing vague about you and what you want.  You come across more than clear on what you like and need for your work.  All in all working with you is fun and a pleasure (graciously bows to the Queen).

QTP: For those that don’t know, (you can google or YouTube it) there has been a lot of press behind the fact that the iPhone Siri (ios7) was giving “predictions” I guess you would call them about certain dates. When asked “What is January 13, 2014?” Siri replied “birth of the Prophet” and as we know I of course released my latest single “Standing Ovation” (produced by GGO RI member Miverson). When asked “What is July 27, 2014?” Siri replies “the gates of Hades open”which of course is the date of Sneak’s project release and when Siri is asked “What isSeptember 3, 2014?” Siri replies “closing the gates of Hades” which we now know will be the release of my project produced by Sneak. The coordination of these dates and projects was a product of the obvious genius between Sneak & myself LOL. Do you want to expound on this?

SV: It serves two fold.  On one hand what a brilliant marketing idea that we established by doing this.  Second the events coincide with the ideas and theology behind us as artist in the industry.  For me releasing my project on the “The day the gates of Hades open” only makes sense.  Why?  A project so good…why wouldn’t the devil want to stop it?

QTP: GGO & HRMI are not your only affiliations. I actually got to see you preform some months back at a show with Buddah Monk & Juah Priest (Wu-Tang Clan Brooklyn Zu/ Zu Bullies). The track you preformed with Priest, appeared on Ghetto Govt’s last MXTP (released Election Day) USA {Under Seraphim Authority} volume 1. You are also now an official BKZU member as well. Can you talk about how that happened?

SV: Judah Priest and I have been friends for over 15 years and that led to me being featured on that record.  Also, Judah Priest had been talking to Buddha about me for months before that show.  That show was actually the first time I met everyone (Raz, You, Auto, Scripture, Buddha and the Zu Bulliez).  After the show Buddha invited me to crash at his crib for the night.  We stayed up talking and building till like 4AM that night.  I had to catch the train at like 7AM to head to NY then NJ so when I left he was sleeping.  A little later I text him to thank him for opening his home to me.  It was then he told me that I was family and that I was officially Brooklyn Zu/Zu Bulliez.  Buddha is that dude man…a good brother…I got a lot of love for him.

QTP: Sneak you’ve been a professional recording artist & producer for quite sometime but you are also a huge long-time Wu-Tang Clan fan. What’s it like now that you’re a part of Hell Razah’s GGO and the BKZU?

SV: It’s real dope.  To be associated with the group that inspired you and helped you form your own musical persona is amazing.  I just appreciate everything Razah, yourself, Buddha and Judah have done for me.  I’m at home with GGO/BKZU and I am Wu till I die.

QTP: What other projects are you working on? Who else are you working with? What can folks expect from you over the net year and your chapter?

SV: Besides my project and the one I am doing with you?  I am actively producing for Hell Razah, I have to get to Buddhas to get on the Zu Bulliez album,  I produced a few tracks for Judah Priest upcoming Dark Ages album, and I have other things in the pot.  As for my chapter…we will continue to grow and supply GGO and the world with quality work.

QTP: How can folks get in touch with you? Where can they hear your music and hear your beats?

SV: They can email me at sneakvandel@gmail.com, hit me up on facebook atfacebook.com/sneakggo, I also have Twitter @sneakvandel and Instagram Sneakvandel.  I have a Soundcloud but I haven’t updated it in a long time because as soon as I make a beat it gets snatched up by someone before I can post it.

QTP:Is there anything else you want to add?

SV: Yeah…be on the look out because ISH is about to get real!  You’ll see this year when I’m in your face screamin WINGZ UP!

QTP: Thanks Sneak! I’m sure I’ll call you later lol

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About Queen the Prophet

Queen the Prophet is an entrepreneur active in both the professional aspect of the independent hip-hop music community as well as the human service /social service field. Queentheprophet.com is the platform QTP ties both areas of her life together offering a faith-based and humorous approach to real-life sections of the blog, a professional and informative outlook to topics in the entertainment industry (including interviews, special features, and helpful tips) as well as interactive sections for blog readers to ask questions, community resources on specialized topics, and submit material for publishing

Posted on February 7, 2014, in HELL RAZAH presents GHETTO GOVT (GGO), Interviews, The HipHop Dungeon, UNDERGROUND NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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