Luke Sick is a pretty sick MC. No foolin!
Part of Sacred Hoop and 1/2 of Grand Invincible(with DJ Eons One), Luke spits some dope raps!
Here is a track from his Sacred Hoop days, Oak Tree:
Dude is reppin’ Redwood City and the West Bay big time. The album Cold Hand In The Dice Game has some seriously awesome music. You should definitely try to get your hands on a copy! Peep the song, The Way We Revolt
This is a cool cat, you can hear it in the way he raps! I’ve seen the duo live and Luke Sick brings his ‘A’ game delivering solid stage performances every time!
I am not sure how long we have to wait for the new album, but until then, while reading some answers, have a listen to my favorite track off the Ask The Dust album(free download), Its called Elephant Tranq.
Luke Sick, whatcha got for us?
1. Why Hip Hop?
AG from Show&AG & DITC said it best (end of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Lsr3-UjZ4&feature=related): “I mean, a lot of dudes don’t take this as serious as they should, abusin’ the culture and whatever. And I don’t want to sound like some righteous bead wearin’ god, but this [hip-hop] is what it’s about… This gave us a voice to the world… You don’t have to sing, you don’t have to know how to speak well, you don’t have to read or write, you don’t have to be able to do anything like that. And there’s no other genre you can do that in. You could have a nasal congestion, whatever you got— you could have one arm, you could be in a wheelchair— but if you’re good at what you do this field will recognize you, and that’s why I think it’s so special, because there’s so many people in the world who need to express themselves.” Also, I believe that at its core society is base, embarrassing and awkward therefore establishing an eternal need for good hardcore hip-hop, like a skill-saw cutting through all the wackness. It’s the mirror looking back at you. It’s the only genre that blatantly uses the past to create the future, and wears the larceny like a badge— the only genre to stand against and say, ya man I stole that, and I made it mine. Hip-hop swings a heavy pair. You gotta respect that. You gotta try to live up to it.
2. If you had $100k Drop in your lap right now what would you do with it?
E-Class Benz, color: chilled eggnog rims: gold BBS
3. If you could have 1 super power, what would it be and how would you use it?
Invisible, to rack the world
4. Do you have any skills in the kitchen? If yes, what’s your signature dish, if no why the hell not?
I do this thing where I get burrito size tortillas, a box of red beans and rice, a tub of KFC style cole slaw from the deli and pre-marinated cajun catfish from the butcher (if I can only get the catfish undressed, I buy the most generic cajun rub I can find). I bring the fish home and try to get my girl to cook it, but if she won’t or isn’t there, I’ll probably just bake it. Make the rice, heat up the tortillas and bam cajun catfish burritos. The key is the coolness of the cole slaw with the spicy fish and rice, decent contrast, tastes proper with cold beer. But that’s about all I can do, my girl does most the cooking. I’m usually out in the world trying to bring home treasure so she can have fancy things though.
5. Tell me the worst stage experience you are willing to admit to the public?
So many worst’s with Sacred Hoop, we kind of pride ourselves on them: I vaguely remember coming out of a whiskey blackout on stage in a coffeehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota maybe it was Minneapolis, and I look to my right to see Eddie K (from Trunk Drank, one of my partners on stage that night), duct-taping the mic to his face and continuing to mummify his whole head in duct-tape. I think he used the whole roll. Then there was the time we got liquored up in the street and followed an interpretative dance troupe freeforming to a Mumia Abu-Jamal speech at an after-school youth and mentor center in SF. I played acoustic guitar (which I can’t), DJ Marz played electric guitar, and DJ Quest played drum machine I think. Before we got through the intro of our opening number, which we were making up on the spot, we were playing to a line of people leaving as quickly as possible. They would not tolerate the likes of us, these well-adjusted champions of physical, spiritual and creative freedom.
6. What is the #1 Junk Food you just can’t ever refuse?
There’s a Lucky grocery near the spot where I get my money in and inside there is a fast-food Chinese stand called Master Fung’s. Fried rice and orange chicken from Master Fung’s. That’s like grindin’ fuel, but I do look down when I’m eating it sometimes and say, “Damn son, what are you eating, plutonium?”
7. What was your first job as a kid and what did it teach you?
In middle school I was a little league umpire for the minors’ games. It taught me to shun the rules and not give a fuck. I realized that in the end the world doesn’t give a fuck about a game; the world only cares about money and death.
8. Last meal on earth, what dish are you eating and where is it from?
There’s this cereal called Mallow Oats, look around you can find it. It’s a natural foods version of Lucky Charms. Situation critical.
Bonus Question: Now that you’ve had it, what do you think of GreenLight Jerky?
I already F’s wit it. My girl used to work the promotional displays at Country Sun Natural Foods in Palo Alto; she brought home mad samples, kid! Teriyaki has been my isht for a minute.
That’s so dope you are already a fan man!! SICK!
Thanks for Playing Luke!