The Scale Breakers are Coming to Eat Your Food [Interview]
Vancouver, B.C. – The Scale Breakers are known for their food-inspired rhymes and imagery, but it seems that these days they’re getting more heavy in the scene than ever. Currently headlining their own tour, only to jump straight onto Tech N9ne’s Canada-wide tour, they’re busy guys. HipHopCanada caught up with them to get a small glimpse into their diet, their favorite spots, and the key to their success.
HopCanada: You guys seem to be garnering more and more success…what do you think is responsible for your growing acclaim?
SUBS: I think it starts with going to the small towns and building the fan base from the ground up. Aligning ourselves with a good team and having the solid backing from them. That and making music that people can relate to.
GUY: A lot of hard work: we hit and set new goals on a daily basis, we know what we want and we are willing to take every step to get there.
HipHopCanada: Who have you worked with that’s really impressed you?
SUBS: B Sharp…everyone on the team is doing what needs to be done till we are considered North America’s best.
GUY: Yes! B Sharp!
HipHopCanada: You’re touring with Tech N9ne across Canada…what do you like most about him and what do you hope to find out from touring with him?
SUBS: Well on Tech’s first Canadian tour last year we were fortunate enough to get on the Western Canadian dates, so we got to see firsthand the amount of work they put into making their set the best it can be. That in turn made us step our game up for our live performance. I just want to keep learning, and working with artists like Tech is how you do it.
GUY: Yes I am excited to say we are, and what I like most about him is his work ethic. He is the most successful independent hip-hop artist in the world and a humble guy. I hope to learn a lot from him on this tour.
HipHopCanada: What do you most like about touring Canada? Any particular towns that show you extra love?
SUBS: We actually haven’t got the chance to tour ALL of Canada. We have never made it passed Alberta, that being said we have been eating off touring the little towns (a lot of these towns’ first hip-hop shows were us) and I think that’s cooler than playing in a major city for some hater rappers in the crowd. My hometown Brooks, AB always shows lots of love and we just had the chance to play Fort Nelson, which is way up Northern BC and we sold out first time being there. All about the small towns.
GUY: I couldn’t have said it better then Subs on this one.
HipHopCanada: You guys seem to centre a lot around food…any regional favorites you like to ingest while touring?
SUBS: Sushi, but I never get to have it till we get back home to Vancity.
GUY: FOOD means more to us then the food you eat. To us food means everything and I hate sushi.
HipHopCanada: What’s next on the agenda?
SUBS: We’re currently on our own headlining tour through BC & Alberta. After we get home on April 24th we have a week or so to try and finish up our Food The Ep album, then we leave for a 15-date tour with Tech N9ne starting in Montreal, QC on May 10th.
GUY: Yes those are the plans, tour and to finish Food The Ep (featuring Madchild, B Sharp & more) plus a ton of new music with the B Sharp team. We will be dropping a new video on 420 from our Leftovers album titled ” Fly ” Feat. Atlin and produced by Speechless of B Sharp!
Interview conducted by Amalia Judith for HipHopCanada.