Interview With Pest

Warren Peace (WP)-

Welcome to my interview with Pest. Im Warren Peace, the writer of The Write Reviews. Today, I am conducting the first interview for The Write Reviews website. The artist being questioned is Pest, who recently released “Uninvited Guest 3: Way of the Menace“, am album I reviewed in mid-June. How is life treating you, Pest?

Pest-

Good

WP-

Let’s begin the interview with some background information. What would you like to tell us about yourself? Where are you from? When did you first become interested in hip hop? Who were the first artists that Pest listened to?

Pest-

My names Pest. I’m the best rapper you’ll ever listen to in your life. Im from Spokane, WA. Home of transracial people who run the NAACP and crooked cops who shoot and kill pastors and mentally disabled people. I became interested in hip hop when I was little, but the people that triggered me to start rapping was the Beastie Boys when I listened to the License to Ill album.

WP-

What is the hip hop scene like in Spokane, or the state of Washington for that matter? When did you begin recording hip hop music?

Pest-

The state of hip hop where I live??? There’s alot of talent with no direction. Nobody has any business ethic here, they just think recording mediocre songs on a less than mediocre microphone will get them famous. The shows here are usually subpar, because the support here sucks. If you’re not on the radio, nobody cares about you.

I first began recording music when I was 14, and I was doing it the way these people are now, on cheap shit. But back then I didn’t expect to have a name, once I realized I had talent I upped my equipment and presence. I take this shit seriously.

WP-

Your newest release is titled “Uninvited Guest 3: Way of the Menace”. Obviously it’s the third album in the series. Can you tell us about the previous two albums in the “Uninvited Guest” series, and if you have any other albums out there for people to hear?

Pest-

The first in the series was titled “Leagalize Meth” and second was called “Criminal Rhymes”. The series started when me and a former sponsor, a guy I’ve worked with alot lately, were politicing in the studio about the future of my image and brand. He came up with the name ‘Uninvited Guest’; I liked it and ran with it. I’ve got two previous albums “The Rough Draft” and I’ve got “Epitome of Me”. All of which can be heard and purchased or downloaded for free at www.menacemadeent.com.

WP-

The next question is to cure my personal curiosity… Are there any hip hop artists, famous or otherwise, that you absolutely despise?

Pest-

I really don’t despise anyone who’s doing better than me. They’re getting theirs and I want to get mine. Really they’re irrelevant to my grindgrind, you feel me? I try to stay in my own lane unless provoked. I like dissing people tho. Mostly people I have direct access to, so we can handle shit if needed.

WP-

What project are you working on next? Do you have any artists you plan on working with or would like to work with on your next project?

Pest-

I’m working on a project that I’m about to wrap up called “In My Own world” set to drop later 2015. Date is subject to change tho because nothing is ever perfect and I want this to be as good as it can be. As far as who I want to work with, just the same cats I been fucking with. My circle produces quality music. Shout out to my Menace Made fam NRG, Spindle, Brandon Lee, Dream King, my dudes more east than I am Shane Menace, Sylent Atlantis, and my dude in Cali, Loon E Lou. If I didn’t shout you out and I’ve fucked with you in the last year I got you on my mind also.

WP- 

The phrase “hip hop” is dead has been floating around online and in the streets for years now. Do you believe hip hop is dead? Why or why not?

Pest-

Hip hop will never die. Music just evolves for better or worse. The Grassroots hip hop on an industry level is just dormant right now. People like Kendrick (Lamar) and various others are working to bring it back tho.

WP-

You have two tracks from “Uninvited Guest 3” selected for The Renaissance, a compilation album being put together to promote hip hop artists who are skilled, passionate, and constantly working on their craft. Many would say any of the artists selected for The Renaissance could become the next big thing. How do you feel about the idea of The Renaissance? Are you familiar with any of the other artists on The Renaissance? Are you a fan of any of their music? Any specific songs you like?

Pest-

I know a couple people on this project yeah, but im not familiar with their songs on it. It’s a good idea for a project I believe, and I feel it will get the exposure it needs and hopefully a sting network can come of it.

WP-

Well, Pest, we are just about out of time. Would you like to tell everyone where they can find you in the social media world? Or where they can find your music online? Is there anything else you would like to say to our audience to conclude the interview?

Pest-

You can find me on most social media sites and soundcloud @pestofwurdone and my labels bandcamp @www.menacemadeent.com.

WP-

I want to thank Pest for this interview. I’m Warren Peace for The Write Reviews. 


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