San Diego – North America
Ise B is a true San Diego gentlemen and OG. He took me to lunch at Pete Mayo’s Waffle Burgers and then we sat down with a blunt to conduct this interview. The burger and fries hit the spot while the blunt and conversation is what I remember the most. Member of Tha Wrongkind, Ise B continues to keep his crew at the top of the pile out here in Daygo.
You were a solo artist first, did you have any music before you were Tha Wrongkind?
Before I joined Tha Wrongkind I had a group of my own called Ses Mob. It was the South East Syndicates. We called ourself the Ses. We was affiliated with a group called the Prime Suspects. We put a project out in 1990 called One Way Or Another. That was my introduction into the rap game.
So does Ses Mob still exist?
Yes, well it exists still as a crew, the homies. Shot out to the homie S.G., shot out to the homie L.B., shot out to the homie Bake Shake. But as a group and rapping, nah, we’ve grown up and went off into other things. When I went to prison, pretty much everybody else started living a regular life.
Do you have any music you’re doing individually? Tell us about that.
I got a solo project called Guidelines. It’s basically my life story on record. All the things I been to, the prisons. When I got sentenced, they sentenced me under a guidelines, that’s where the album came about. Guidelines, it’s the code and the ethics how to perform out here on the streets. That’s my solo project I releasing late this year because I got a lot of projects I’m already committed to as far as Syndicate Mob Stars with Ric Nut. Then I got a mixtape coming out called Roll Up or Roll Up. It’s got 20 songs on it, all Industry http://www.buyambienmed.com beats. Me just bustin’ on ‘em. I’m a give that away for free download if you buy Gucci Bags & Green Flags album online. So I got that project coming out. I got a project coming out with another artist on Tha Wrongkind, Mak 90. It’s called Conversation Piece, its game orientated. Big shot out to the homie Mak 90, Emerald Hills. I got some stuff I’m working on with Wrongkind Pasadena, V8. I got a project I’m working on with Wrongkind Ingles Woodgrane. Shot out to the Ingles, Sean Deez, G.G. Corey Bux, Shotts all the Inglewood homies. Everybody that’s out there pushing this Wrongkind movement.
Tha Wrongkind is the biggest label in San Diego, there have been artists that have come and gone. What do you Ise B bring to the table as part of this machine we call Tha Wrongkind Records?
I bring that street Hip Hop element. We came up in an era where even the gangsters had bars, and could really rap. All the hardest rappers that was out of San Diego when we was growing up was gangsters first. Gangsta Ern, Black Mikey, Damu, these was all rappers that had street reputation before they had a rap reputation. But they could really rap. Lyrics was important when we was coming up. We didn’t have the DJ Mustard beats and the Dr. Dre beats. We was rapping off of One Way Beats and Roger and stuff like that, so the rap had to mean something. So I still feel I bring that Hip Hop element but with a street realness. I don’t consider myself a rapper, I consider myself a street poet, I got a story to tell, and most of it is based on true story. I think that’s the element I bring to Tha Wrongkind as a label.
Are there any last thoughts or words you would like to say?
Good looking out to the homie Cesar and the whole movement. Tha Wrongkind is down with that. Shot out to everybody that supports Tha Wrongkind, the artists, the fans, the gangsters, the D-Boys, the Ho’s, the pimps. Everybody that fucks with us I just wanna say thank you for the love and support. Be on the lookout because Tha Wrongkind is about to take over, yeah dat!
This was a great interview! Thank you Ise B again for lunch and the incredible info and time you shared with me. I hope to be much a part of the success to come for Ise B and Tha Wrongkind. When the streets talk, I listen.
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