Read Hiphopplaya’s short interview with The Quiett. The original commentary can be found here.
Hiphopplaya (hereafter HP): JTONG dissed you and Dok2. You didn’t show any special reaction to it. Is there a reason for this?
The Quiett (hereafter Q): We don’t really care. And we don’t hate JTONG or other rappers who diss us. We do know very well that right now is a good time to diss Illionaire, so we don’t think much of it.
HP: How did you proceed the collaboration with BBC? And, what did it mean for Illionaire and for you?
Q: Recently, the editorial shop MUE launched BBC in South Korea and asked us for a collaboration. As BBC is a brand we like to wear, it was a good opportunity. We have been saying since way back that it would be nice to collaborate with them, because if you take away just one letter from ‘Billionaire Boys Club’, it becomes ‘Illionaire Boys Club’. Our dream has become reality.
HP: What meaning is hidden behind ‘1 Life 2 Live’?
Q: The title ‘1 Life 2 Live’ was created from my song ‘한번뿐인 인생’. It is also my life’s biggest motto. I made the album based on this.
HP: The way you released it was fresh. I sense Beyoncé’s influence. Why did you choose that way of releasing it?
Q: Since I have released several albums over time, I wanted to do something I’ve never done before. It seemed fun.
HP: You have worked with Pete Rock who you have been respecting since you started making music. You must have been very happy about it?
Q: Pete Rock is one of my hiphop heroes, so working with him was a very meaningful event. It was something I’ve definitely been wanting to do one day and I am happy about it.
HP: How did you work together? You probably communicated via the Internet?
Q: The first thing I told Pete Rock’s side was just [that I wanted] a beat “which sounds like Pete Rock.” I wanted his very own funky and dreamy sound. I received a few beats and chose the one I liked the most.
HP: You have released an album, now you must be planning a concert?
Q: I cannot say any details yet but yes, it is in the planning stages.
Interview by HIPHOPPLAYA