Can you plot a quick plotted history of the life up 'til now of Ras G?
"Ras_G and The ASP has been in the works from birth from the begining i always wanted 2 make music and it was certain steps such as making pause button mix tapes, and djing that that led me 2 the required Disciplines that got me 2 actually buying gear and start making music".
All space age loops and backpacker beats, how does the new record differ from previous material? Can you give us some details about the record?
"Well Ghetto Sci-Fi is everything that i do it represents a ceratin way of creation that is mythical or Fictional 2 most in this age of digital prduction because i still use ancient black 360s (records) and a drummachine/sampler (MPC 2000 XL). But on the other hand it's also Scientific 2 those who don't know anything about making music and 2 those who know everything about music it's cause most don't have patience 4 the way i create my music. But this album as a whole represents a sound direction that's relflective of the "Ghetto Sound" really bass heavy and really forward thinking sounds this album represents Ras_G and the A.S.P. better than any release i've done so far It's not the best u will hear from Us (A.S.P.) it is merely a stepping stone towards the infinite Unknown of what my next record could and would be".
You seem big into Sun Ra, but who else informed your current direction?
"Yes Sun Ra and the Arkestra but also people like Horace Tapscott, Augustus Pablo, George Cinton, Otis Jackson Jr., Lee Scratch Perry etc. Μainly people who just do what they do and not really follow anything but whut they feel regardless of whuts the in sounds or whatever they will always be ill cause they ain't chasing nothing but what the hear and feel in the head".
Flying Lotus has had a good year, how closely do you feel your work is to his and Samiyam's?
"Well i see it as we on the same team 4 every team they have there players that play there certain roles on the team 2 make em champions Flying Lotus is the Power Center he going 2 dunk on u, block your shot and all that, Samiyam is the Point Guard he's gonna cross u over and go 2 the whole doing crazy lay ups and I'm the Power Forward i score but i'm all about Grabbing Rebounds and Throwing Elbows all in all we equals and we know our postions and play em well".
Do you feel you make music to dance to or music to lounge to?
"Τhere's a time and place 4 everything and i like 2 make sounds 4 all spectrums of life so what ever my creative mood invokes so be it".
Finally, what have you got in the pipeline beyond the record?
"More Records i got like 3-4 records coming out this year and i'm working on another album wit some mcs, singers, poets etc. Beat Goes On... Blunt Still Lit...".
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