|South Bay Hip Hop via Rapper Don Cutec|
|Written by Robert ID3175|
|Sunday, 17 December 2006 01:52|
Hip Hop artist Don Cutec, is a rap artist whose fascination with rap and hip hop was developed early in life while running the mean streets of South Central.
Back in the day, about 1986, Cutec started freestyling and writing hip hop rhymes as a hobby. Most of his hip hop lyrics were hardcore rap because that was the ‘world’ he knew and grew in; it was his lifestyle.
The young aspiring hip hop figure moved to the South Bay Area in the summer of 1993. That is where Don Cutec started having hood rap sessions in Cutec's room at W. 147th in Gardena rapping over hip hop instrumentals by using his stereo and one mic that was passed around the room while every G that came in would freestyle whatever was on their mind letting the truth of their life being released in the zone of Cutec's therapy based on a sense of expression in frustration that Don Cutec believes in. Liquor, blunts and that one mic that was smoked like a gun daily, took them away for a moment from the violent reality of life at that point in time.
Had his first recording done back in 1996 by one of his close friends by the name of the President Nando*got*Beatz, who done two tracks for him one solo track called "LIVING IN DA STREETS" and another one which was featuring the President Nando*got*beatz himself, Phenom and Cutec called "GUARANTEED" which became their local block theme song.
Don Cutec's style, wicked voice, hardcore accent and raw vocals always stick out from the rest making him a one of a kind in the Westcoast rap game.
Cutec states that some of his influences are an amazing line up and not just hip hop and rap notables but many from many genres. Artists the likes of James Brown, George Clinton, Rakim, N.W.A, Tupac Shakur (2Pac) , Bob Marley, Big L, Snoop, Juvenile, Tego Calderon, Hector Lavoe, Antonio Cartagena, and Axl Rose. Cetec notes “Really every vocalist or lyricist who innovated and brought something new to the music biss. Those who have done their thang from the heart, mind & soul kept it real and were a one of a kind original artist within their own musical atmosphere and themselves.”
With such a wide range of influences, it is easy to understand the direction and quality of the rhymes that Cutec creates.
A partnership work with his cousin an Independent producer then later by the name of "Vudubeatz" whom decided to team up and help Don Cutec ideas to become a reality on wax with better quality demos and original beats for his unique delivery, lyrics and flows to promote his music came and them two did recordings sessions old school style, all of it done with a 16 digital tracks and a mic. Dropping nothing but hardcore Westcoast lyrical heat.
In 2002 an underground CD debut album by the name of "THE CRAZY A$$ NIGGA" was release on MP3 printing the introduction of his persona and career to the masses. And now along with the help of God made this truly artist legacy come thru with a big major deal. With that in mind his project dreams will come to pass spoken and done.
To learn more about Don Cutec and hear some of his tracks Please check out Cetec on his MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/doncutec
Add him to your friends list and send him some feedback. A true hidden gem that needs to be uncovered and discovered.