–LOKI SINISTER–

loki-cover-edited

For the last decade or so, LOKI SINISTER has gone from a street thug kid in New York to a rising television star on ADULT SWIM NETWORK with “NEWS READERS”, a quarter-hour block of comedy lampooning the news magazine genre.  In addition to acting, he has a few other projects in the music world dropping soon.   Here are all the details straight from the man himself….

MV5BMTk5MzA4NjEzNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTQ3MDg1MQ@@._V1_

OO: Having ties to both, the hip hop and hardcore scenes, as well as many other genres as well as other forms of media;   you have been able to see the evolution of the genres joining forces.  Can you talk a little bit about what you have seen and what you think for the future?

LS: MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LARGE INFLUENCE IN MY LIFE. COMING FROM A RACIALLY MIXED BACKGROUND(MY FATHER IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN & MY MOTHER IS OF SCOTTISH DESCENT), I WAS INTRODUCED TO A LARGE VARIETY OF MUSIC AT AN EARLY AGE. SOME OF MY EARLIEST MEMORIES ARE OF BEING IN MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS CADILLAC LISTENING TO  MOTOWN & BLUES. BANDS LIKE THE CHI-LITES, THE TEMPTATIONS, THE 4-TOPS, BILLIE HOLLIDAY, RAY CHARLES AND B.B. KING.  MY MATERNAL GRAND MOTHER WOULD PLAY THE PIANO AND SING A LOT OF CATHOLIC HYMNS TO ME. MY MOTHER WAS AN AVID LOVER OF WHAT I GUESS WOULD BE CONSIDERED FOLK ROCK, CLASSICAL & OPERA. THE BEATLES AND LUCIANO PAVAROTTI BEING AMONG HER FAVORITE. MY DAD ON THE OTHER HAND WAS A DJ IN COLLEGE AND SOUL & FUNK WAS HIS MAIN VIBE. HE REALLY DUG CHAKA KHAN, STEVIE WONDER, EARTH WIND & FIRE, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, STUFF LIKE THAT.  I’VE ALWAYS BEN AN AVID FAN OF WHAT WAS AT THE TIME CONSIDERED “UNDERGROUND MUSIC.”  IT’S SAFE TO SAY I FOUND MY OWN WAY IN MUSIC IN 1987.  I WAS WATCHING SOUL TRAIN AND ERICK B. & RAKIM CAME ON. MY JAW DROPPED AND I WAS HOOKED! THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME AT A SHOW THE SAME YEAR IN WASHINGTON D.C. THE FIRST TIME I SAW THE BAD BRAINS PERFORM(WHICH TO THIS DAY IS MY FAVORITE GROUP HANDS DOWN.  UNFORTUNATELY BACK THAN AND FOR MANY YEARS LATER, FOR MOST PEOPLE, THEIR MUSICAL EXPOSURE WAS LIMITED TO WHAT WAS ON THE RADIO, MTV OR WHAT THEIR FRIENDS LISTENED TO. THE GAME TODAY AND FOR THE LAST DECADE OR SO HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY. PRIMARILY DUE TO THE INTERNET. PEOPLE CAN NOW SEARCH AND LISTEN TO, SEARCH AND FIND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING OUT THERE NOWADAYS ON THEIR iPhones, TABLETS, LAPTOPS ETC. I THINK THAT’S AWESOME! AS FOR THE FUTURE, BECAUSE OF ALL THIS(AND THE PRESENCE OF ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING) I BELIEVE ARTISTS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE IN TERMS OF MARKETING THEIR MUSIC AND SALES.

OO: What projects are you currently involved with?

LS: FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS I’VE BEN INVOLVED IN ACTING. THAT’S MY THING. AS OF THIS DATE THE LAST SHOW I WORKED ON IS A SHOW ON THE ADULT SWIM NETWORK CALLED NEWSREADERS.  I HAVE WORKED ON A FEW SONGS JUST LATELY THOUGH FOR FUN. I’VE COMPLETED A TRACK WITH MY MAN LORD WILLIN OUT OF PROVIDENCE, RI. AND I’M WORKING ON ANOTHER JOINT WITH MY HOMEBOY JOREL FROM HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD & ALSO MY BROTHA SKAM DUST!

OO: What would be your ‘Dream Project’ or have you already been able to do your ‘Dream Project’?

LS: IN THAT REGARD I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN REALLY BLESSED LATELY. ALMOST EVERY TIME I’M ON SET I’M DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT OR WORKING WITH SOMEONE I’VE ADMIRED PROFESSIONALLY. FROM RIDING HARLEYS IN A SCENE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, TO BEING PART OF A PRISON BREAK RUNNING OUT OF A STRUCTURE IN THE DESERT AS THE WALL IS BLOWN OUT WITH EXPLOSIVES, WORKING ALONG SIDE PEOPLE LIKE WILL SMITH, FOREST WHITAKER, JOE MANTEGNA, HALLE BERRY & DANNY TREJO IS PRETTY FUCKIN COOL!

OO: What is your motto in life?

LS: “NEVER STOP PURSUING YOUR GOALS. WHEN YOUR BODY BECOMES TIRED, KEEP STRIVING ONWARD WITH SHEER WILL & DETERMINATION. ” – LOKI SINISTER

OO: Do you still get nervous before a show?  If so, how do you relax?

LS: AH MAN, A LONG TIME AGO I SUNG FOR A BAND CALLED CIRCLE OF VIOLENCE, OUT OF NEW JERSEY. WHEN I WAS NERVOUS BECAUE THE CROWD WASN’T REACTING I USED TO TAKE A HUGE METAL WRENCH AND FLING IT OUT INTO THE AUDIENCE. IT GOT PEOPLE MOVING. I THINK THE LAST TIME I SUNG ON STAGE THOUGH, WAS DOING A SONG WITH MY BOY’S IN H2O CALLED “GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION” I SUNG MY BRO, FREDDY MADBALL’S PART IN IT.

OO: What is the most trouble you have ever gotten in thus far in life?

LS: I’M GONNA HAVE TO SWITCH THIS QUESTION UP A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE MY FREEDOM AND DO NOT WISH TO IMPLICATE MYSELF IN ANYTHING.  SO LET’S GO WITH THIS “WHAT IS THE MOST TROUBLE YOU HAVE GOTTEN ‘OUT OF’ THUS FAR IN LIFE?”  THERE WAS A TIME, LONG AGO WHEN I WAS A REAL KNUCKLE HEAD AND WOULD DO REALLY DUMB SHIT LIKE SMOKE ANGEL DUST WITH MY FRIENDS. THIS ONE PARTICULAR TIME MY HOMIE GOT JUMPED FOR HIS GOLD CHAIN.  I RAN UP ON THE DUDE, AND STARTED BEATING HIM INTO SUBMISSION. HIS BUDDY PULLED A KIFE AND STABBED ME IN THE BACK OF THE NECK(ROUGHLY A 1/4″ OVER AND I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEN PARALYZED). ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT AT THE TIME IS IF I DON’T TAKE THIS GUY OUT HE’S GONNA KILL ME. I GRABBED HIS HEAD AND REPEATEDLY BASHED HIS SKULL AGAINST THE BRICK WALL BEHIND HIM AS I WAS PASSING OUT AND GOING DOWN SO WAS HE AND I REMEMBER THE TRAIL OF DARK RED BLOOD GOING DOWN THE WALL AS WE BOTH FELL AND PASSED OUT. I AWOKE QUITE SOME TIME LATER IN THE HOSPITAL, HANDCUFFED TO THE BED WITH DETECTIVES WAITING. NOW THERE WERE THREE THINGS AT THE TIME THAT WERE VERY FORTUNATE FOR ME. ONE, THERE WERE WITNESSES AT THE SCENE THAT SAW THE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY. TWO, THE POLICE DIDN’T KNOW THAT I WAS HIGH ON PCP. THREE, I WOKE UP. HE DIDN’T.  SELF DEFENSE.

loki-dms-pr-myke

OO: In the Hollywood Undead song ‘Undead’ they reference you:

Version # 1:

White boys with tattoos we are pointing right at you

We are breaking everything, rowdy like a classroom

Pack of wolves cause we don\’t follow the rules

And when you\’re running your mouth our razor blades come out

But why you always pressing? You know I\’m never stressed it

With fuckin DMS, Johnny to my left

Got Phantom and the rest, who are down to rep the west

I grew up by drive-by\’s and L.A gang sides

Or

Version # 2:

White boys with tattoos we are pointing right at you

We are breaking everything, rowdy like a classroom

Pack of wolves cause we don\’t follow the rules

And when you\’re running your mouth our razor blades come out

But why you always pressing? You know I\’m never stressed it

With Loki DMS, Johnny to my left

Got Phantom and the rest, who are down to rep the west

I grew up by drive-by\’s and L.A gang sides.

Which is correct?  Do you know?

LS: I HAVE NO IDEA WHICH VERSION IS CORRECT. ALL I KNOW IS THAT I LOVE THAT THEY DID IT! IT ALLOWED ME TO HAVE SEX WITH A LOT OF THEIR FEMALE FANS! HAHAHA! ON ANOTHER NOTE… I TRY NOT TO PARTY WITH THEM ON THEIR TOUR BUS AFTER SHOWS ANYMORE BECAUSE I END UP, WAKING UP IN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CITIES! OOOPPPPFFFF!

OO: What is the one thing you wanted as a kid and never got that you would still fork out some dough to get?

LS: SOPHIA LOREN! I’D GIVE ANYTHING FOR HER! BADDEST CHICK EVER!

Links:

INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1470585/?ref_=nv_sr_2

INSTAGRAM: @LokiTheChosenOne

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LOKItheChosenOne?fref=ts

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/loki-sinister

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.