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    Default Interview with Cilvaringz from 2001

    nothing special but i loled reading his answer to third question, already delusional back then
    from what i know its from altrap.com conducted on 21.12.2001 by a guy called Vadik

    V: Whattup. Can you introduce yourself to the heads that don't know you?

    Cilvaringz: I'm Cilvaringz, 22 years old. I'm born in Dordrecht, living in Tilburg right now. I'm studying Music Management/Entertainment Law and I was signed to Wu-International by the RZA.

    V: Aiight, so when is the album coming out and who are on it?

    Cilvaringz: The album is called Deja Wu, which says enough. There's no release date set yet, but it'll probably be somewhere aorund Spring 2002. I finished the recording last summer in NY, now it's time to do the mixing, mastering, promotion, videos and shit. You know the deal. Just taking our time. The guests are Killarmy, the RZA, Sunz of Man, Remedy, Shabazz the Disciple, 4th Disciple, Blue Raspberry, True Master, Bronze Nazareth, Barrakjudah and Moongod Allah.

    V: Looks good. So what do you expect to sell?

    Cilvaringz: I dunno man, no idea. I'm hoping for 300,000 to 400,000, that would be dope. It's also the average for albums by Wu-family in the States.

    V: What inspires you?

    Cilvaringz: Oh, all kinds of shit. I reminisce a lot, I love that old classic shit. I was raised watching Indian flicks, old Biblical movies, I get a lot of inspiration from that. Kinda shit with harmony, old classic shit in all shapes and forms.

    V: What's the state of hip-hop right no - like it?

    Cilvaringz: Naw. There's not much dope shit coming out, I'm sorry. Yo, I rarely listen to hip-hop nowadays, a lot of that shit is just too cold and too fast and too horny. I don't like it.

    V: Well, there's always the Wu. Did you like Iron Flag?

    Cilvaringz: Hell yeah, that shit was dope for sure. Taking it back to the basics.

    V: Yo, can you drop a few bars that's vintage Cilvaringz?

    Cilvaringz: Understanding is enormous, my sword's like Ax winds/ It chops men/ preconceived form of the swarm and shadowboxing/ Entering the industry like phone checks in prison/ Spit a fly dart hit the bull's eye/ The G.O.D. Cilvaringz/ be doing this because your thoughts are lost like Rae's killer tape on 36/ I'm slicing brains with the razors/ For ages, people used my tongue to shave their faces

    V: That's dope son. RZA is working with a lot of European cats now, some rappers from Sweden and all that. What's up with that - is it a gimmick? Or did he discover a shitload of talent we all overlooked?

    Cilvaringz: The idea to make an album with European heads was mad old, and I can assure you, it's far from a gimmick. I was there in Berlin and Avignon. RZA enjoyed himself and thought it was dope. We produced some mad ill tracks there, including You'll Never Know, done by me and the RZA. Unfortunately we can't include it on the album, cause we can't clear the samples.

    V: You got any tips for emcees who are new in the rap game?

    Cilvaringz: Yeah, try to plan your whole career before you start and set your goals. But have patience and the strength to stand up whenever you fall. Keep on dreaming, make it work and never give up.

    V: Aiight, thanks for that. So what's your favourite sites?

    Cilvaringz: Let's see... 5 Elements, KennyRZA, Wu-Lyricz, Boombap, SOHH,
    Hiphopsite.Com, Al Jazeera, CNN... that's it I guess.

    V: Damn son, you just missed a huge opportunity. But never mind, thanks for the interview.

    Cilvaringz: Haha...aiight, it was a pleasure man. Peace.

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    Good read. Thanks for sharing.
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    Now this is what you call toe curling material. 16 years ago.. damn, hats off to you.. you used to love me though Molisz

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    ^^lol
    That verse was super corny. Apart from the usual Ringz repetitions of swinging swords/choppin necks cliches, "The G.O.D. Cilvaringz"? I would love to see your Imam reacting 2 that line. + "For ages, people used my tongue to shave their faces" -
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    Oh yes my lyrics used to absolute doodoo. If you wanna bring up copy n paste, my lyrics used to be just that. Thank God I woke up and figured production was my calling.. and even that is a lot of copy and paste!

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    "Cilvaringz: I dunno man, no idea. I'm hoping for 300,000 to 400,000, that would be dope"

    LOL LOL

    I wish you told us how many of your debut album you've sold (I bought it cause shit is dope) but I doubt it's close that number you mentioned

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    I didn't know You'll Never Know was not specifically recorded for RZA's BOAP

    I guess that having sample clearance issues before was a blessing in disguise because having the track end up on a RZA solo album equaled a higher exposure slot for Ringz' verse

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotnikks View Post
    I lolled

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    V: You got any tips for emcees who are new in the rap game?

    Cilvaringz: Yeah, try to plan your whole career before you start and set your goals. But have patience and the strength to stand up whenever you fall. Keep on dreaming, make it work and never give up.
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    Lex is the crispiest, ice the vidiculous
    Peep and look, the unexplainable'll keep ya shook
    High illism, the realism got you hooked"
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    Quote Originally Posted by soob View Post
    "Cilvaringz: I dunno man, no idea. I'm hoping for 300,000 to 400,000, that would be dope"

    LOL LOL

    I wish you told us how many of your debut album you've sold (I bought it cause shit is dope) but I doubt it's close that number you mentioned
    56.400 in US
    2000 (exactly!) in Japan, no reprints
    6300 something rest of the world (Aussie, Europe, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cilvaringz View Post
    56.400 in US
    If you could sell that much on bandcamp that would be a success.
    "Who's the wickedest, street officialist, Guess, Gortex
    Lex is the crispiest, ice the vidiculous
    Peep and look, the unexplainable'll keep ya shook
    High illism, the realism got you hooked"
    AZ - Doe or Die (Rza Remix)

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    That was 2007. I wouldn't sell a tenth or even twentieth of that today. Shit my last record only sold 1 copy.. uhm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cilvaringz View Post
    56.400 in US
    2000 (exactly!) in Japan, no reprints
    6300 something rest of the world (Aussie, Europe, etc)
    Your album was dope! btw, how come there was no video released?



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    Thank you! A video wouldn't have made financial sense. In other words, the extra units a video would've pushed wouldn't amount to the budget needed for videos back then. There is a video of YOU'LL NEVER KNOW that RZA directed and we shot in Egypt. There's a part of that on the DVD that came with the album, in the RZA interview.

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