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Chicago rapper Mic Terror talks fresh prince of darkness and Chicago violence

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Name: Mic Terror

Current Project: Fresh Prince of Darkness

Did you expect the single “West Coast” to do as well as its doing?

When I first made it in the studio, I heard it and I pretty much knew that people would like it a lot. I was in the studio smoking on some “West Coast” when they sent me the beat. When I heard it I just started mumbling West Coast under my breath and it just felt right to me. In that moment, it just all kind of flowed together so I knew it was going to be a hit.

Does the title of your album have anything to do with the Illuminati?

The meaning Fresh Prince of Darkness really has its own duality because you take the “Fresh Prince” which is so wholesome but at the same time you add darkness which is the devil. The state of Hip-Hop and its illusions of the Illuminati have become a huge focus. However, I wasn’t even thinking about that when I came up with the title, although I can see how people would make that assumption, lol.

What new collaborations can we expect on this project?

I have a lot of production collaborations on this project including; Chuck English from Cool Kids, Million Dollar Mano, Cardo from Taylor Gang,  Mo n’ Velli and Gmoney and Mike Weed. Each producer brought something different to each track so the album has this very unique flow to it.

How have you continued to stay connected with your Chicago fan base?

The single has gone mainstream but I haven’t. I’m still doing the same thing I’ve been doing. It’s just that more people know me now. Chicago makes me stay where I stay so I am always going to be a representative of Chicago. You can see it in my walk and in my talk, so I can’t help but stay grounded.

How do you feel about the current state of Chicago pertaining to violence?

People point the finger at the wrong thing. A lot of people are quick to blame rappers when we should really be looking at the politicians. It’s almost like Hip-Hop is becoming everyone’s favorite scapegoat, you know.  Before you can point the finger anywhere else, there’s 5 fingers pointed at Hip-Hop. The politicians need to step up and take responsibility for the crime in the city, not the rappers.