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Friday, August 6, 2010

WBM Features: The Common Wealth Family

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then you will have accomplished the meaning to live.
-Sasha Azevedo

When pursuing anything in life, one must keep in mind to very important things. And in understanding the importance of what to keep in mind, the questions then become to ask oneself, (1)"What do I want?" and (2)"What do I expect to happen to once I obtain it?"

Let's take for example, the forming of a collective conscious group whose primary objective is to make great music, be themselves, be creative and have fun while doing it crew The Common Wealth Family. They already have in mind the goal of making the presence and music wide felt, while at the same time, understand that is best maintained as exposed to more people in need of great music.

Reppin Pirate City, you can't help but get a good vibe from them. Consisting of members, Mose Butch, R.I., Double Roscoe, Wiki & G.R. Zombie is making an impact and is the next reason Why Blue Matters.

Welcome to the family-- The Common Wealth Family, that is.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is The Common Wealth Family?

CWF: We are Mose Butch R.I. Double Roscoe Wiki & G.R. Zombie

Where are you from?

CWF: We are from "Pirate City" aka. Pittsburgh, PA.

How long have you been involved with music?

CWF:We have been making music as a group for almost 3yrs.

What's your style of music?

CWF: Our style is some wht experimental. We dable with Funk, electro, hip- hop, r&b, & pop. Some say its "party music."

What do you like most about being performance artists?

CWF: It's the ultimate test of whether people are feeling you or not. In all aspects, not just the music.

What type of impact would you like to leave with your music?

CWF: "Damn, that was fun."

What does it mean to be an artist in 2010?

CWF: In 2010, being an artist means being like everyone else who has a myspace, facebook, and/or twitter while maintaining what makes YOU, you.

How important is creativity to you?

CWF: Creativity is nothing to us. We got so much of it.

What matters most, style or substance?

CWF: It's a little bit of both. People pay way more attention to what you wear and how you wear it these days. You turn on any entertainment show or read a magazine & they're praising someone on what they wear ya know? Style really has more pull in the industry BUT feel some substance is needed in your act. Which pretty much means you gotta bring the best of both worlds together in your own unique way. Keeping it 100 with yourself and being original is always the best answer though.

What does success mean to you?

CWF: We know we achieved success when the rest of the world can throw on a CWF track and no matter what kind of mood they were in before they become uplifted through the vibes.

Has that answer changed over the years?

CWF: When you're younger you think success is a Bentley.... shiny jewelry...a pool filled with Ciroc and know the extravagant stuff!! But with time comes age and knowledge which ultimately changes the way you think so yea my idea of success is totally different.

What inspires and motivates you?

CWF: Inspired by the rebels (in art, music, and life) HORROR and sounds. We thrive off of alot of things but motivation mainly comes from 1. the people that believe in what we do. 2. adrenaline rush from being on stage in front of all those faces. 3. All of the Legends we look up to and the fact that we have the potential to be that some day 4. all the hard times in life. 5. The thought of CWF having the power to change the face of music in our own way.

How important has the internet been with your success?

CWF: We started to buzz online just when Myspace was starting to become "the place to be." The internet adds a whole new world as far as promo, networking, and getting your music heard all together. It has definitely been a huge help over the years. Especially with the release of the album and how many people outside of Pittsburgh were intrigued by what our Myspace page displayed on it. Being an indie group without the internet presence sucks big time...with that being said it plays a pretty important role in our success.

What can the world expect from you this year?

CWF: We're all growing as artists...we're becoming alot more comfortable in doing whatever we feel when it comes to music. That stems from us not boxing ourselves in and priding ourselves on versatility. We would like to pat ourselves on the back for that one!!! You can all expect CWF to get crazier with the quality you learned to love.

Biggest accomplishment?

CWF: To us....being a threat in this business is an accomplishment no matter how you put it. We put out an album that will change the way people approach making real music. We've done 200+ shows and we're still relevant. Just to be here and to continue being ourselves in the studio with LEGIT fans....huge accomplishment.

Any advice for those looking to pursue and create movements of their own?

CWF: Our #1 rule is to BE ORIGINAL! Dare to be different, be that sore thumb! Stay ahead of the until your mouth falls off...and have a realistic attitude about the whole thing. No one becomes famous over night. Most get discouraged but the phrase that pays is "hard work pays off."

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