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What is White Power? Unknown Mizery of Guerilla Music talks Blockchain technology, racism, Empty Handed Warriors and more
Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)

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What is White Power? Unknown Mizery of Guerilla Music talks Blockchain technology, racism, Empty Handed Warriors & more

We first came to know Toronto’s Unknown Mizery several years ago as a highly outspoken songwriter and recording artist, and since then he’s expanded his overall repertoire immensely.

As a man of many hats, the Guerilla Music emcee is a certified producer, beat maker, radio show producer, entrepreneur, film maker, activist, humanitarian, community builder and even more that. His ventures expand well past the borders of Canada and the GTA, and he’s one of the first Canadian rappers to find consistent work and fandom overseas; and that started well before Drake put the spotlight on Toronto.

 
Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)

Mizo has launched hip-hop oriented initiatives around the globe, and even has an organization focused on bridging the gap between artists from different countries. Empty Handed Warriors is self-described as “a collective of artists and headz who defend the culture of hip-hop from mainstream & underground garbage. We are a worldwide collective and represent the voice of the people.”

This is also the 10th anniversary of Mizo’s Aneeway Jones-assisted song “Empty Handed Warrior” which was originally released Oct. 1, 2010. He also dropped the Empty Handed Warrior EP and album Strange Guys (Empty Handed Warriors) in 2018.

To date, Mizo—who has also released music under the monikers King Diamond Tut and Ghost of Mizery—has dropped over 20 projects, through four different international record labels. He was also featured on a 12-inch single distributed worldwide via Fat Beat Records and Groove Attack Records which appeared on a JUNO-nominated compilation. He’s released several documentaries and films over the years, with even more in the works, and has shown his knack for innovation by incorporating the latest technologies into his campaigns and projects.

Just recently he presented the ‘choose your own ending’ style album The Xperience which offered listeners a free virtual reality experience to go along with the new music. That’s just scratching the surface on what he has planned down the road.

He’s been working heavily with Blockchain technology (decentralized, distributed ledger that records the provenance / origin of a digital asset) and incorporating it directly into the way he releases art and music. One of the main objectives is gaining “freedom from banks” and corporations like major record labels, and Blockchain offers the type of opportunity to do that like we’ve never seen before.

 
Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)

As Mizo explained in our recent e-mail based interview, Empty Handed Warriors is actually part of the “first ever minted audio NFT on the Blockchain, which was called the MINTAPE, brought to you by DAO records.” What’s a NFT you ask? Well according to Decentraland.org, “NFTs are the digital manifestation of items like movie tickets, in that they can contain information in addition to just the owner, lending them all sorts of uses and unforeseen value.”

As is often the case, Mizo has been an early adopter of meshing new technologies with his art, and his use of cryptocurrency and virtual reality is a testament to that. In fact, one of the main online outlets for purchasing Unknown Mizery or Guerilla Music merchandise is the Guerrilla Music Collectibles store on Mintbase, where you can use the cryptocurrency Ethereum to make purchases.

He’s been as outspoken as they come when it comes to issues involving racism and human rights, and recently released the song “What is White Power?” as protests for George Floyd’s senseless murder continue in the United States, and around the world.

We recently caught up with Mizo to discuss the situation, as well as a variety of other subjects including new music, his VR experience, Blockchain technology, his radio show in Greece, Guerilla Music, Empty Handed Warriors, Donald Trump being re-elected, “What Is White Power?” and more. Check it out below.

 
Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)


Q&A: Unknown Mizery

Editor’s note: Unknown Mizery’s interview answers were edited by Sky Hayward, who also supplied the photography for the feature.

HipHopCanada: Peace Mizo, thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Since the 90s you’ve released countless records that have addressed abuses to human rights, systemic racism and extortion, inequality and other issues like police brutality that are fueling the protests we’re seeing in the United States and around the world right now. Were you at all surprised at the extent of the public reaction brought on by the murder of George Floyd?

Unknown Mizery: The people have had enough. First and foremost, let me say that Black People and Indigenous people have faced the most tragedies in Canada and America. Black people were forcefully brought to this continent while the later forms of systemic white power were served with a lesser visual pain. The injustices have been going on since the inception of this Canada and America which is stolen Native Land. In 2019, there were only 26 calendar days in which an American police officer had not committed a recorded murder. The public reaction was what needed to happen. So no, I am not surprised at the reaction. I am surprised that the people waited this long to react.

I’ve worked with many organizations in Toronto, from Basics newspaper, to city hall youth council, to Youth Action Network and I also co-founded the Stolen from Africa movement. I know the organizing energy we have as a city. I know our society relations to our neighbours down south. I know we have needed a complete change. I am now waiting for the people to stand up and defend Native treaties and rights in unison. As the systems of white power try to throw rhetoric in our dialogue, we must stay united, and we must not become docile. The people have had enough, and I am not surprised. Let the statues fall! Bun the colonizer, all day every day.

p.s. Colonizer is a state of mind, not a skin tone. I shouldn’t have to explain that anymore. I remember when working with the communities of Toronto in the past that being an issue. I had to explain that sentiment over and over until the community focus was derailed. Let’s do better.

HipHopCanada: Is all of this newfound activism we’re finally seeing out of people just a trend? Do you think real change will come to America or society in general as a result of everything going on? Or is everything just going to go back to the way it was once social media, for a lack of better words, “loses interest?”

UM: We are all in this together, is what the world leaders, profiting companies and organizations echoed to us. The world stayed at home and ousted people who went for a walk in the park like they were running away from a Nazi state. Society needs to change completely. It will be easy for us to get back to work and forget everything due to the busy state modern capitalism places us in. Somewhat of a mass hypnosis. Go to work, come home tired, watch something, go to sleep… When do you engage with your family or community in that time?? So yes, I think it is possible that we forget and become docile again…solutions??? Do we have any?? Possibly. The system needs to be re-written. Family and community need to be the main foundations. Local farms and indie businesses need priority and all others business need to be boycotted till they no longer exist.

The people should demand that trying these terrorist police in their own system of white power is not an acceptable resolve. All police officers, soldiers and government officials who supported this state sanctioned tyranny against the people should be tried in Den Haag war court for Treason and Violating Human Rights Codes.

The voting system needs to change, and become more of a democratic process, right now all we have is a democratic vote. Once office is occupied with new representatives, we need transparency. Example, whenever a bill is brought up to be passed there should be a website where a Canadian citizen places their social insurance number and a password. They can see the bills in legislation and vote on it directly. The majority vote from the people, not the parliament seats is what should determine the value of a bill be passed in our society. The government should allocate 20% of each individual’s taxes into whatever they decide. And the 80% percent should be allocated by each individual, through the same login portal created for voting on the bills that are currently in legislation. We are in Canada, we just saw our PM break treaties with the native people of Canada, again. This time, he also used violence and broke human right codes, the country watched and did nothing…. So, since we are all striving to stay united for this fight against Black oppression, we should remember we are all allies at different times. We need each other, any other polarizing thought is simply a planted thought from the systems of white power. Canada should have a Native PM and more POC and women in parliament. This should be a mandate in order to represent the countries demographics and foundations respectfully and equally. Also, the ego, the way we mobilized as a people should continue in uniform across all our subcultures, within the music scene we should strive to keep this unity and support one another, without politics involved. The industry politics is simply a trickle down behaviour mimicked from our oppressor.

HipHopCanada: I was going to start by asking about some previous releases I’m really interested in, but let’s start with your dope new song “White Power”–what kind of message were you trying to get across with this release and what kind of response have you received? I found the words included in the caption of the YouTube upload were very powerful: “White Power is not a skin tone, White Power is a system! Let’s not let them divide us through rhetoric.”

UM: WHITE POWER is a system, not skin tone. Do I support the system or reject the system? The answer is found in my daily actions and contributions to society. The bricks we see police placing on the path of peaceful protestors are placed there so the pigs can assault the people and watch us react justly with self-defense. This self-defense will then be used to criminalize dissent. It is basically the same symbol as an agent provocateur, disrupting the people’s unity and focus by smashing a window while dressed as the people. During G20 in Toronto and the G8 in Quebec, we saw these agents Provocateurs in action. The RCMP even made a public apology as the intelligent people caught them in the act red handed. They do everything to derail us from unity and progress. We as a united people have more love than hate, more understanding than ignorance. We are ready to live with each other and not at each other’s throats…but these agent provocateurs appear as bricks on the road. These bricks on the road appear as rhetoric in our daily speech, polarizing one another and in turn falling into a divisive trap where we point at each other and not the oppressor. I grew up in Toronto, in the hood, with all walks of life, cultures, creeds, races and religions. Even when I say race, I must understand that that concept is an invention of systemic white power. If you are fighting and standing with Black Lives and the people for justice, you are fighting against the system of white power… I love you all. It’s confusing, but it’s simple.

HipHopCanada: Is the song going to appear on a larger project? (Album, EP etc.)

UM: The song “What is White Power?” is a single. In this single we just wanted to explain this system of White Power which is ignored to encourage division among the people…the words are attached to any form of systemic confusion. Once you listen without feeling like it’s personal, most will hear that the song is about unity against the system. 1 Love. The song won’t appear on an album; however, the producer GAMJA BEATS and I have been working on tons of music. We have a lot more music for the people.

HipHopCanada: Do you think Trump will be re-elected?

UM: The system of democracy is only in effect when we place our votes. After we place our votes, the process is not democratic. This goes for America and Canada. After every election, parliament and congress end up passing legislation without our consent. They make decisions without our votes or opinions; they do what they want. Then right before election time they pretend they care, we see this, we are not stupid, and we will no longer have it. This is not a democratic process; therefore, this democracy is false. So personally, I think America’s system needs to collapse. Their vote is a joke in my opinion and I personally can no longer give any validation to their system of white power. Even in Canada, with the way we terrorize the native people who are protecting our future by protecting the land. We break treaties and watch as our very own children’s future is destroyed in an eco-sense. I think if Trump is re-elected it is because the system is broken, and the vote really doesn’t count. The ‘minorities’ are the majority and the people with white skin are just as upset and see and live in some of the same oppressions. I do not see citizens who are abused by the masses voting for the same tyranny for another 4 years. Regardless, if he doesn’t win, who wins? Biden? This shit is like Pepsi and Coke, they don’t really give us any choices. Diabetes in a red or blue can, you choose. That’s your freedom.

 
Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)

HipHopCanada: Prime Minister Trudeau recently acknowledged Canada has its own issues with institutionalized racism and acknowledged a long overdue need for change here at home as well. Did you catch the speech, and do you feel the government has any real interest in changing the status quo in Canada?

UM: Native treaties, pipelines, Black Nova Scotia and Africville, Lincolnville, Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver, the railroads with the Chinese and Sikhs that died building it. Women who couldn’t vote until very recently who are still pushed into jobs of servitude. I feel the change is paid in a form of tokenism, no value in their words. If the government were interested in change systemically, they would do more to support the American people, especially the Black people in America. If they were interested in change, while this is happening, the PM would not pass legislation under our noses to continue building pipelines on stolen Native Land. So, no. If they let us free again, I might disappear into the woods haha. I want no part in a society like this.

HipHopCanada: As someone with limited knowledge of hip-hop culture in India, I can’t wait to check out your documentary. Can you speak on Hip Hop & Healing and what your fans can expect from that?

UM: In 2015, I went to visit India. By this time Gangis Khan/Camo had already made his first trip there. Watching his work with artists in India inspired me to dig deeper into the hip-hop culture there. My family is from India and my goal has always been to contribute to Black and Indigenous freedom first and then hit the South Asian Diaspora with education and mobilizing tools. When I went to visit the scene was fresh. Most of the ‘famous’ emcees were in the same room with me while I performed or in a park in Mumbai or Kolkata having a freestyle session. About 5 years later, most of the artists I built with blew up, Bollywood style. One of the artists even got a deal with NAS, when NAS created Mass Appeal India. Since then, he has signed another artist named MasQline, with whom I have some music coming. Since then there have been Bollywood movies about rappers, Bollywood commercials with rappers etc.… Imagine when RUN DMC got the first corporate sponsorship from Adidas, when no other emcee was recognized by any corporation?? That’s what happened in India.

I was blessed to be able to document that moment in history. I interviewed community workers, emcees, B-Boys and B-Girls, Producers and Graffiti artists. I basically interviewed every artist I worked with along my India Tour. I performed and facilitated workshops with youth across India for 2 months and documented it all. This Documentary will showcase how people all the way in the gullies of India utilize hip-hop culture to teach, inspire and heal the youth in their communities. We were waiting for Desihiphop to release it, but since it is taking too long, we will be releasing the documentary exclusively on the blockchain.

HipHopCanada: Your EP The Xperience is as unique as it is enjoyable. I can’t say I’ve encountered a “choose your own ending” style project and the way you pulled it off was really innovative. Can you speak on the process of putting that together and can we expect similar approaches to future releases?

UM: I make a lot of music and I release it as fast as I make it. At this point in my career I want to ensure that I leave behind releases that make me stand out. I am tired of the same old and wanted to do this for myself. This album is a 4-song album, the 3rd and 4th songs are different endings to the short story EP. You are basically the main character on the album, by the end of song 2, you make a choice, whether to take ending 3 or 4.

We wanted to originally release it as an interactive video, like Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch but then we leaped into the Blockchain VR world and decided to create a Virtual Reality walkthrough experience of the EP. This is where you would click a URL and be dropped into a piece of VR land on the Metaverse. Think of it as a 3D website where you have an avatar. Those who took this 2 week limited experience would be able to walk through the maze, clicking a video, letting each song play until they make a choice to go right or left, each direction leads to an alternate album ending.

We plan on several Blockchain and VR releases for the future. To be honest I am mostly focused on that as the industry there is more artist based and autonomous. Everything is done through smart contracts and artists get to keep their power.

Some of the releases we have coming up are VR listening parties and limited run experiences that will last 2 weeks before they are taken down. One of the releases we have started building is a VR planetarium that will be accompanied by a song. You will feel like you are in space. We have a Hip Hop Museum in the works, that will make you feel like you are in the Bronx while you listen to a single that will pay homage to the culture. The most interesting one for me is a complete your own remix project. This one will come out in 7 parts, each part containing a piece of rare digital art that is attached to a piece of audio. Collect all the audio/NFT art and you can piece together 2 versions of my single. This one will be launched on a partner website which will be announced soon. All the above are in the works and will be released this year.

HipHopCanada: What do each of the different monikers you’ve used represent to you? What made you decide to switch back to Unknown Mizery?

UM: When I created the moniker, King Diamond Tut, I did this to get away from the musical box I was expected to stay in as Unknown Mizery. As Mizo I was expected to create a certain sound, when I didn’t, I was always messaged by tons of people, upset haha. This is my art, pics painted in different styles at different points of my artistic growth. I created King Diamond Tut, a name that can create ANYTHING, from out the jump. I also wanted the name to attract a younger internship, so I can share my message to their generation. That generation is the one leading the way and as elders we are heard to teach and support even when we don’t get it.

I switched back to Unknown Mizery in 2019 when I was touring Europe and signing our contracts for the new FM radio show we were about to launch on 106.7FM in Athens, Greece. I realized that no matter what, people will call me Mizo, no matter what, I will make the music I want to make and due to the time I took off, the listeners were ready to let me have artistic freedom without feeling personally betrayed. So, I jumped right back in. I recorded 40 plus songs in Europe late 2019 as Unknown Mizery. Some have been released, some will be released. Look out for my main projects with 542 of Psychdrama07 out in Greece, that is our family.

HipHopCanada: Some people might not realize how much you have going on outside of Toronto. It’s literally too much to cover in one interview. But let’s talk about your radio show in Greece. Are you still running that? How did the show get started? Is it a platform that Canadian artists can connect with you for exposure out there?

UM: The show that aired on Greece FM radio 106.7FM EPT OPEN has currently been on pause due to COVID-19. We have decided as colleagues to continue our show as a podcast on the blockchain. The first comeback episode is due this August on Decentraland and Cryptovoxels (Both are meta verse VR worlds). We started the show after I was interviewed on Atlantis FM in Greece. The second interview we did after the concert in 2019 had us bring up our past idea about have a cross continent radio show that would air on Greek FM radio. The goal of the show is still the same, promote international-multilingual rap music while having exclusive conversations with known international artists and indie up and comers. Our first episode was debuted with the help of legend Masta Ace.

This platform is for all artists, and we encourage all artists to reach out to our @GuerrillaMusicOfficial Instagram page with a DM or hit up the contact section at www.GuerrillaMusic.ca.

We were planning on a Guerrilla Music Radio festival in 2021, where I was going to hand pick some Canadian artists to come rep, however, that is on pause until further notice. For now, we are not stopping, we are continuing the festival in a VR space. We would love to have HHC involved in the VR festival we will be throwing later this year with some other colleagues. Guerrilla Music’s main partner in the VR world is currently DAO Records. DAO records just released the first Audio NFT called the MINTAPE which a song called “For the Love of Justice” by producer REX SESHUNZ and I was featured as one of the 25 songs. We would love to give you all more info when the time comes, so we can get your logo into the VR space and have you all work as a portal for Canadian Artists to get involved in the VR festival while helping us get more Canadian artists get on-boarded into the world of Cryptocurrency and the decentralized web.

HipHopCanada: What else is in the works with your record label Guerrilla Music?

UM: Currently, we are working on several VR releases, pre-preparing podcasts for the relaunch of Guerrilla Music Radio through a VR office space. We’re accepting any other artists or company who wants to create a VR release to reach out to us about our services. Currently, on boarding artists into this VR space is one of our main missions through these decentralized initiatives.

HipHopCanada: You recently launched a multimedia, youth focused non-profit initiative, Become Love Foundation. What is the organization’s main mission, and how can people get involved?

UM: We are here to bring education to all walks of life with alternative tools and approaches. We have a physical office space in Vancouver and 2 VR offices on WEB3.

 
Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)

HipHopCanada: Your organization Empty Handed Warriors has always been a beacon of collaboration and creating bonds. Do you guys have any new international collaborations in the works?

UM: Empty Handed Warriors is going to be the main recruitment basket from where we will populate the first VR festival on our online real estate. This festival will also become a mixtape which will be released as a limited-edition, exclusive release on the blockchain. We are a part of the first ever minted audio NFT on the blockchain, which was called the MINTAPE, brought to you by DAO records. We have one song on this MINTAPE and helped launch 1 of the 2 VR release parties for it at our Become Love Foundation VR office. As for me personally, I have several international releases ready to be released through Guerrilla Music. Without confusing everybody, the next one to look out for would be an album called International which is featuring myself and German emcee Black Smoka. I know him as a member of the EHW collective. This EP has production from 542 in Greece, REX SESHUNZ from Canada and ST PETER from Canada.

HipHopCanada: Over the course of your career you’ve released an impressive 20+ albums and counting. This might be a tough one, but which album are you most proud of, and even harder, which song from those 20 projects would you choose to introduce yourself to a potential new fan?

UM: Album: LSD (Life. Sins. Death). Single: Get Away.

I chose LSD because it was the album that I originally ‘killed’ Unknown Mizery on. It was symbolic because the beats were by Norman of the Arkeologists. It just felt right to ‘symbolically’ die at ‘home’. I knew this album would be my last, at the moment at least. I feel I placed all the themes that I wanted the world of music to remember me by within this LP. The LP was written, recorded, produced and mixed in 3 days. I dropped LSD, wrote and recorded the album locked in my Vancouver lab. Norm dropped shrooms and created the beats and mixed it in his Toronto Lab.

This album will also lead people back to my work with Norm/Arkeologists on the Busking in Bombay album, which is my favourite album, but not the go to for a first-time listener because it is too themed.

The single “Get Away” is actually from Busking in Bombay. This single spoke about the stress I had in getting away from the industry and falling into my music. The separation of art and industry if you will. This song is how I felt as a ‘starving, blacklisted’ artist. The video was filmed in Kuala Lumpur during our Babylon Warchild Asia Tour.

HipHopCanada: Aside from producing your own music, are you producing for any other artists at the moment?

UM: I have recently started producing more beats, I have been mixing my own music, I have been editing my own videos and the founder of Guerrilla Music (@ADayInTheSky on Instagram) has been filming and photographing all our media.

The main artist I had the honour of producing so far this year has been Kasseb. A legendary Farsi emcee from Iran. He is family to Hichkas who is Farsi raps equivalent of Tupac and a co-founder of the Rasta Farsi movement with my brother Ali Dahesh. The song we released was called “Work”, which was produced by me, the music video was filmed by @adayinthesy and edited by me.

This was just the start. We plan on releasing more music as he is the first artist that will get to pick from my new beats. I Love Farsi hip-hop and Kasseb is a humble giant.

HipHopCanada: Are you checking for any Canadian artists or producers at the moment?

UM: I am currently not checking for any Canadian artists. I have reached out to many colleagues over the years who have not been ready to work with me. Honestly speaking, it is most likely because these colleagues in the industry do not want to be semi-blacklisted through association. We all know this happens in the industry. And I understand and do not take it personally. However, I am done reaching out to music colleagues, when people want to reach out to me for building on some art, I am game, it’s easy. I used to speak out a lot, I spoke up against the poverty pimping I felt the Manifesto festival was practicing during the year of their conception. That year I brought them space in City Hall, I was on the board of directors for ethical practice. Since my job was to highlight ethical malpractice and share solutions, I did so, only to get taken off the directors list 1 month before the festivals first day.

I have been chosen several times as HHC Choice Cuts. Back in the day the winner of the choice cuts would get played on Flow 93.5 FM. Two songs I was on won but Flow played the runner-up without even saying our name.

I spoke out against being blacklisted in a passionate way, which didn’t conform to industry standards and expectations on how to play the ‘game’.

I remember HHC retweeting tweets about Canadian tours with my bands name in it, because the Canada tour was OUR tour… yet the retweet deleted our band name and only tagged the openers.

So, what I did was, continue to take my music across the world, build international communities and international opportunities. I was reaching out for the last time to HHC this year, that was my vibe, I told myself, this is the last and boom, your VP finally got back to me. I was happy about that, however not happy that I had to complain and not one HHC rep responded with any mutual respect, except for the VP after publicly squeaking the wheel. However, I am happy to know we can strive to move forward and build with the betterment of the culture in mind.

 
Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery (Photo: Sky Hayward/Supplied)

HipHopCanada: Coming from an era from before social media, how do you feel about the overall state of hip-hop/music in 2020 and do you feel like you’ve had any difficulty adapting to some new norms? (For example, hard copies not necessarily being needed, TikTok being a game changer if your song is added to the right video on there etc.)

UM: Yes, adapting to this new language had a learning curve. It was amazing to see how the internet let all folks become artists. I enjoyed that part of accessibility. These young emcees and producers could work at home, with semi affordable equipment and use their knowledge of algorithms and online marketing to get millions of fans, I find that amazing. I lived off selling physical cd’s and merch for 10 years, however when that changed, I had to understand the transition. We all need to evolve with the technology we adopt as a mass society. At this point I am finally getting an understanding through the young folk on our Guerrilla Music team, and we have found our niche, decentralized/Blockchain releases and marketing.

HipHopCanada: When I was first introduced to blockchain technology, I was amazed at the potential uses for it. Can you speak on decentralized blockchain bringing us freedom from banks, for recording artists and people in general?

UM: Yes, the blockchain is a way for accountability to be transparent. Etherium, Bitcoins and competing cryptocurrency has pioneered Smart Contract coding. Smart Contracts make every transaction transparent with zero opportunity for any party involved in the contract to steal, change ownership or go back on an agreement. The artists can also value their work how they please. They can create limited versions of their work that is attached to the blockchain/smart contracts. So, the value for a rare digital Mona Lisa can become just as valuable as the physical thing once all digital prints are sold out. This is hard to explain with a short answer, so I suggest if anyone is interested, reach out to my team as one of our mandates at Become Love Foundation this year is to help artists with WEB3/Blockchain onboarding. Currently, we are working on an NFT/Blockchain card game through Guerrilla Music Collectables that emcees will love. We would also invite HHC to get on board as a sponsor if you would like.

Guerrilla Music was also the first company to release a book as an NFT on the blockchain. The book can be found on the Guerrilla Music Collectibles store on Mintbase. The book is called The True Cost of Coal, which is a children’s rhyme book by Testament from Test Their Logik (One of Canada’s top frontline revolutionary rap groups) and the artwork was all curated by the International Beehive Collective.

 
Guerrilla Music Collectibles on Mintbase

A screenshot of the Guerrilla Music Collectibles store on Mintbase

HipHopCanada: Is it something the average person can get behind without having extensive computer knowledge?

UM: Anyone can get involved; however, the language is different. If you want to learn more, we at Become Love Foundation are also offering onboarding courses. Email us, one on one coaching costs a small fee. The initial onboarding crash course can also be accessed by asking us to send you the URL to our online WEB3 onboarding pre-recorded classes.

HipHopCanada: What’s next for Unknown Mizery?

UM: Next up, I’m not sure. I’m just creating. I will continue creating what I enjoy at the moment of creation. I would say, more music, more beats, more music videos, more digital NFT art. My digital visual art skills have brought me serenity. Nothing like watching digital paint dry on a piece of art which you can MINT(manufacture on the blockchain with a smart contract) and sell on the blockchain. So long answer short, I am not sure, however I will be releasing art in one form or another, until my last breath.

HipHopCanada: Thanks again for taking the time to speak with us Mizo. Circling back to “White Power” to wrap things up, can your fans expect a music video for the track?

UM: Thank you for catching up with me, I hope the next time won’t take so long haha. I do appreciate the spotlight on my work. The song called “What is White Power?” which is produced by GAMJA BEATS had a VR release. This VR release will eventually be placed online for the listeners to see what the experience looked like. Other than that, we do not have a video planned unless it is requested by an overwhelming number of listeners.

You can follow @UnknownMizery on Instagram.


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