Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feb. 12 - Weekly Artist Interview - Uncle Traveling Matt

By his own account Uncle Traveling Mat is determined to make hip-hop fun again. 'Fun!' I thought after hearing this. Then I listened to his self produced De-La-Quest like debut album "Postcards From the Edge" and again thought 'fun!' We decided that we needed to get on a track together, and I decided that I needed to ask Matt a couple questions. Shortly after conducting the following interview I got back in touch with him to ask him if he was sure he wanted to insult both Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac in the same article. I suggested that he might offend some of their fans. He replied by saying that he was glad, and that he hoped fans of Biggie and/or Tupac would throw his CD away... that being said I promptly threw the CD he'd mailed me in the garbage.
Luckily I'd already ripped it into iTunes.

Steige: Do you eat turkey when it's not Thanksgiving? Do you put gravy on your vegitables? Describe to us an average thanksgiving dinner for yourself.

Uncle Traveling Matt: Of course. Always. I get drunk and try to cut the turkey with a plastic lightsaber and nobody laughs except for me.

S: What do you do with your anger?

UTM: I turn green and smash things.

S: You sound like a cartoon character.

UTM: That might be true, only if that cartoon character is Parappa the Rapper.

S: I heard rumours that Uncle Traveling Matt packs mad ladies at his shows... why do you think you attract such an angry crowd?

UTM: I’m learning Portuguese. Tenho um penise grande.

S: What is your favorite smell?

UTM: Elmer’s glue.

S: Fill in the blanks. Uncle Traveling Mat is to ______________, as a _____________ is to Cherynoble.

UTM: Hip-hop, flipper baby.

S: A B.I.G. Mac, or a 6 Pac?

UTM: Since you spelled Big Mac, B.I.G. Mac, I can only assume you’re talking about Notorious B.I.G. and he sucks so I’ll go with 6 Pac, unless you’re talking about 2 Pac who also sucks, but they’re both dead which proves the existence of God, even though I’m an atheist and don’t believe in God. Wow, deep question.

S: If you could be any character out of any movie ever, except a super hero or a talking dog, pig, or horse, whom would you be, and why?

UTM: Damn it, no talking dogs? Um, Odie from Garfield. He doesn’t actually talk so I’ve got you on a technicality.

S: I'm stoked about the fact that we're doing a track together. Do you think the word 'stoked' is uncool? How about 'uncool'? Do you ever find it a little trife? How about 'trife'? I find it often comes across rather cheeseburger.

UTM: Cheeseburger? Is this just another way to get me to talk about Notorious B.I.G.? You guys are really sick.

S: Anything else you'd care to mention?

UTM: Buy my album or I’ll kick you in your balls, hard.

S: You heard the man. Buy his album or he's going to kick you in the balls, hard. And even though he didn't say it himself I think it's safe to say that if you're a girl he's going to kick you straight in the uteri.
(That's funny 'cause I'm not Chris Brown, and I know the difference between a joke and reality!) (Uncle Travelin' Matt)

Enjoy this? Make sure to check out our Interview With an Empty Bucket, or our hilarious Interview with Jiminy! Not down with the interview? Check out 5 Really Bad Album Covers!

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