Sometimes we develop a predisposed opinion or notion about an artist based solely on their music. You know, you feel like you already know how they're going to be before you even meet them. Sometimes it's spot on, and other times it couldn't be farther from that little made up image in your brain.
I interviewed Cage last month at the Paid Dues festival in Los Angeles, and to be completely honest, I had no idea what to expect before the interview. I thought he would be angry or uncooperative, and unwilling to talk to me. Maybe cocky. Maybe aloof. Definitely mad. It was the total opposite. He's mad humble, and surprisingly down to earth, and I think he even enjoyed talking to me. Yes, he does seem like somewhat of an introvert, but he is highly insightful and once we started talking he definitely opened up. Dude has been through a lot, seen a lot, and has a lot to say. And it's dope, because he actually cares about what he is saying, as opposed to some people who just talk to hear themselves talk.
Anyway, long story short - this is a good interview. Even if you're not a fan of his music, I think you'll be entertained and engaged by the interview. If you are a fan of his music then you're probably like the interview even more. He talks about his new upcoming album, Depart From Me, in which he went with a new sound and new direction. He explains the personal growth and reasons that he choose to go with a new sound and the obvious consequences of diverting from what people expect from you. Bottom line, he doesn't care. He makes the music that he wants to make based on what he is experiencing in his life and where he is drawing the inspiration from. And that's how I think it should be, ladies and germs.