Bronx, New York emcee G.C. a.k.a. Godz Chyld presents Things Ain’t What They Seem, his new EP featuring a guest appearance from Snyder Scribez and production from DG Beats, Flash Beats, Tone Jonez, NYC Bangers, D’artizt, Dreamlife and OSYM. G.C.’s last release was Reborn, his collaboration EP with producer Jordan River Banks, featuring Killah Priest and Loaded Lux (watch the video for “Blue Flame”). He also recently released a video for his single “Crazy” (watch the video for “Crazy”). Reborn is the followup to their first collaboration Forever (listen on Bandcamp). GC’s last release was Re-Member (listen). “‘Thing’s ain’t what they seem’ is a feeling I was experiencing at the time I started working on this tape,” G.C. says about the inspiration for the new project. “Things usually don’t work out the way you expect them to. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes it’s bad, but either way it’s never what it seems.”
You’ve been keeping a low profile for the last year or so but now you’re back with a new record. What have you been up to?
I’ve just been working recording and living life – ain’t nothing else. It takes me time to come out with music because I don’t have a label behind me I have to do everything on my own so it takes a lot of time and work to make sure things come out sounding and looking the way I want them to.
How did you approach this new EP differently from your previous albums?
The main difference in the process of making this project was I was just having fun making these songs. I didn’t try to make anything, I didn’t try. I just let go and be myself completely with no judgement or holding back, I really let my soul speak on this one. So some of the songs are more personal than any songs I’ve made before and I did that by completely not caring what people thought of me. This project was very honest.
What’s something unexpected about GC that we may not assume?
That I’m way better than people give me credit for. This music game is so fake, everybody is just trolling these days for views or now these YouTube personalities and stuff like that gettin deals, the music business ain’t even about talent or good music or real artists anymore. So it’s easy for a person like me to get lost in the noise but I’m a real artist that really loves hip hop so the music that can come from that space and intent always has the potential to be something real special. I guess people would assume I’m just like other rappers so what they wouldn’t assume is that I’m a real artist.
What song do you feel describes you the best and why?
All my songs best describe me because I’m different all the time just like any other human being. If you’re always the same you’re either crazy or a liar. So this whole last project best describes the space I’ve been in recently but it’ll change on the next project just like it was different than the last, people are always changing so their description is always changing, I’m no exception to that rule.
What’s your biggest goal for your career?
To have one in music period. I really don’t care about the money in music, which sounds cliché, corny or whatever but it’s real that’s where I’m at with it. I just wanna be known for what I am, a great rapper and artist. I want the recognition and respect for what I do. Give me that and it’ll build from there but that’s what I’m fighting for the most, my respect. Peace.