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Interview:
Paradime Gets Deep On New Album
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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How deep does Detroit rapper Paradime get on his fourth album, “Spill at Will”?

“I mention my shrink, like, three times on the record — but I don’t use his real name,” Paradime says with a laugh.

Jokes aside, some of “Spill at Will” — including tracks such as the bagpipe-laced “Irish Eyes” and the blues-flavored “The Water” — does take 32-year-old MC (real name Freddie Beauregard) into more serious emotional territory.

“Just pressure of regular life,” he explains. “I got my own house, relationship issues. I had friends die and the mortgage is due.

“I’m more of a grown-up now, basically. Instead of trying to be the always funny, crazy, drunk, fighting Paradime, sometimes the actual person in me is starting to come through more.”

But he promises that “Spill at Will” — which features guest appearances by Trick Trick, Guilty Simpson, Marv One, King Jazzy and fellow members of Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band — doesn’t completely forsake those qualities.

“I’m still the same idiot I always was,” he says. “There are a couple of darker songs, but the rest of it is all normal Paradime (stuff). I mean, when I make these songs, I’m not thinking about making a record or who’s gonna appreciate this time in my life. I’m just making music.

“I didn’t go in and say, ‘OK, this time I’m gonna get deep.’ It’s just what happened.”



Paradime celebrates the release of his new album, “Spill at Will,” on Saturday (July 21st) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Trick Trick, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Fat Killahz, Chief, Cancer and Ketchphraze also will perform. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

Web Site: www.majesticdetroit.com

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