Filthy But Clean
We recently got a chance to sit down and have a chat with Actual People bassist/hip hop producer Filthy Rich to discuss his new producer compilation The Filthy Fifteen. Check out the trailer for the project and read the transcript interview after the jump!
1). How long have you been producing? What producers, musicians, etc.
inspired you to produce music?
I started messing with 4 track recorders, drum machines and keyboards
around the age of 18 while playing rhythm guitar in a band. I’ve made songs
here and there ever since. It wasn’t into 2010 when I actually started following
thru and making finished products. I really listen to a lot of different music,
Nine Inch Nails was a big part of me having an ominous sound. As far as hip
hop goes, all the beatmakers/producers you would probably think… DJ
Premier, Alchemist, DJ Muggs… I’m from Tennessee so those early
Three6Mafia albums gets a big nod too.
2). It’s a related question, but who are some of your favorite producers in any
genre of music?
Rick Rubin, I’m not sure how “hands on” he is anymore, but he has a super
impressive catalog of music ranging from The Beastie Boys, Slayer, Run
DMC, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Jay-Z, System Of A
Down and on and on… Crazy.
3). Switching gears a bit, your new project is called “The Filthy Fifteen.” Tell
us the reasoning or significance behind the title.
Honestly I just needed a name for my producer album and remembered about
The Filthy Fifteen list the PMRC put out in the 80′s. It was a list of 15 songs
that were so filthy they weren’t allowed to be played. Darling Nikki by Prince
was on there, really tame stuff by todays standards. No real significance, it
just worked and forced me to only use 15 tracks.
4). Do you have any new projects in the works? If so, briefly discuss them if
Yeah, Methodical Wun and I started an EP about a year ago that just kept
stalling due to scheduling and whatnot. We plan on having that out by the end
of the year. I know Polio and I plan on doing some more songs together. Oh
yeah, Touch AC. He has a few features on the Filthy Fifteen and I plan on
doing at least an EP with him, and its gonna be weird! You can always catch
me playing bass with Actual People too.
5). Where can we find your music online, and where can we get physical
copies of your new project?
Bandcamp! For those of you sleeping on bandcamp.com its pretty dope. You
get to name your own prices, sell physical copies and all kinds of stuff. It
gives you a lot of freedom as an independent artist. I am also gonna try to
put some around town in some of the record shops.
The Filthy Fifteen
my discography and more…http://thatfilthyrich.tumblr.
6). Any parting remarks??
Yeah, Thanks to every emcee, artist, photographer, video director, graphic
designer who helped me out with this project. Y’all are the ones that made it
Follow me on twitter @ThatFilthyRich
The Filthy Fifteen album release is Friday, Oct. 25th, 7pm at Tim Faulkner Gallery 943 Franklin St. Louisville, KY 40206. Come out and support!