IFO

What’s the science behind your name? Or Is there any?

**IFO stands for Identified Flowing Objects. We kinda

feel alienated as far as our music because when we do

music, it’s for us mainly, and we love it, but we

don’t know exactly what the rest of the people think

cause we see things diffently than most. What we find

funny, some people find annoying, repulsive, mean,

etc.



What do you think of Mainstream Hip Hop?

**For the main part, a lot of it is garbage. But I

don’t dislike it. To make it mainstream, a lot of time

you have to appeal to the clubs. I hate clubs, can’t

stand them. But a good song is a good song and talent

can exist in any music genre.



How was your upbringing?

**I went to a basically all white school. The only kid

who didn’t listen to white snake or motley crue. I

used to listen to 2 Live Crew, NWA, and stuff like

that. As far as at home, I didn’t like having a lot of

friends, still don’t. Mom and Dad were strict when

necessary, but cool as hell now that I look back. I

got hit a lot but I’ll be damned if i didn’t deserve

it.



What inspired you to become a hip hop artist?

**To be honest, I really don’t know. Art was always an

outlet for me. I used to draw a lot, I guess it just

evolved into writing. I have too much crazy stuff

going on in my head, I have to set it free before it

causes conflicts up there. My brother, I’m sure, had a

lot to do with it, he used to buy every CD that came

out on the day it came out and I used to make fun of

him. I even made fun of him when he got a CD player

telling him they aren’t worth it. But music eventually

overtook me.



What other hip hop groups do you listen to?

**Jedi Mind Tricks, Eminem,Word A Mouth, older

Wu-Tang, Black Knights, Army of the Pharoahs, Swollen

Members and some local people I know, Matlock, Qwel of

Typical Cats



How would you describe your music?

**Funny, hardcore, vulgar, dark, slept-on, battle, you

have to let go to reality and let our music take over

sometimes, cause sometimes we do some out of the norm

stuff.



How would you describe yourself?

**I like to make people laugh, it comes across on some

of our songs. Also self-reliant, that’s why we do our

beats, design our own cds and website, even though

it’s not all that sometimes. A sick fuck who was

raised on a diet of garbage pail kids and andrew dice

clay.



What are your future musical plans? Do you have any

projects coming up?

**We finished Previously Unreleased Shit around X-mas

time but that is an unofficial release, it is meant as

something to hold over our fans, all 4 of em, until we

finish our next album. It’s unofficial cause most

tracks are jacked beats, and there are a few original

beats and 2 radio appearances. Our next release is

something that Wepon and I are dying to release. All

of the beats are our own. We might have one done by a

Canadian friend who liked our first release. It’s

going to be called Return of the JedIFO. There is no

release date because I work a lot and Wepon just

started school and we hate pushing back dates. After

that release I might do a solo EP, something a little

different, more serious, more personal.



Out of the songs you’ve created, what is your personal

favorite, and why?

**Damn it’s hard to pick one. I like Cannibalism. I

loved the beat Wepon did and it is battle, but it has

a concept. Plus we did a corny video for it. Another

favorite is our Dead Wrong remix and Crippled Gimp.



Where can fans listen to some of your music?

**They can hear our newer stuff at mp3.com/ifo. For

older stuff either at www.hiphopinfinity.com or

www.ugsmag.com. We also have our own site at

www.ifo.cjb.net but I don’t know if the audio works.



Have you ever rocked events, if so, what was your

favorite event you rocked?

**We haven’t done any shows yet for a few reasons:

a)We didn’t promote ourselves hardly at all around

here. b)We like Landing Site, but we’re not in the

same mind state right now that we were back then when

we made it. So we really do want to rock those songs.

c) We can’t rock most of the songs on Previoulsy

because they are jacked beats. That’s why we are

anticipating our next one so much because we are

giving it our all on it, and it’s all coming from us.



How long have you been rhyming? How do you see hip

hop, and you? Do you see Hip Hop as a religion, art, culture, a career, job, or just a hobby?

**I’ve been rhyming for 5 years, give or take a year,

I didn’t pay attention, but only seriously for like 3

and a half. But I was writing a few years before that.

I don’t know how I see hiphop or how to see hiphop.

You have kids who say you have to wear baggy jeans and

a backpack. Some kids HAVE to be hiphop, and you can

tell, and some try too hard. I know some kids out here

who are widley known, that try too hard, that I want

to run over, but I don’t want to give names yet. So

many people claim to be hiphop and some are just

morons. Plus hiphop seems to be a product nowadays,

that people market and sell. I basically say I do

hiphop music and just worry about being Bermuda

Triangle that wears what he wants, and talks like he

wants to.



Do you have any hip hop quotables that you live by?

Any song lyrics ever touched you?

**I can’t think of any really, most, not all, of the

stuff I listen to has any real meaning, or I haven’t

picked it up yet. I have the strongest reaction to

basically incredible punchlines and delivery. Like

when i first heard Ikon’s verse in 5 perfect

Exertions, I damn near shit in my pants. Same thing

when I heard Madchild in Strength.



How did your project, Experi-Mental turn out? Tell us

about the project.

**PANIC’s QUESTION**



Tell us about The Landing Sight, and what fans can

expect to get out of it.

**Landing Site was our first release as a group back

in early ’98. It was just supposed to be a single

collaboration with Wepon, PANIC back then, but the

chemistry was there so we formed the group and did a

whole album. TomK was our producer, same guy who did

Experi-Mental. People can expect uncut diamonds on

that album. It was my first project so I had my rookie

mistakes, Wepon came tight. We got pretty good

feedback from that album. It has topics and beats you

wouldn’t expect on it. But our new stuff has a sort of

different feeling because we started discovering the

underground after we made that, which is why it has

been so long since we released anything.



What is the concept behind Landing Sight, and how

would you describe most of the music featured on this album?

**Landing Site meant that IFO landed, we are here now.

Kinda like invasions of the body snatchers. We came to

do damage. Those songs are meant to provoke fear for

the most part,except for BITCH, which was done for a

girl, which I regret. But on the new album I have

redone that song and made it BITCH the redemption

version. Much better. The music is dark and hard for

the most part, talking about the kind of hiphop we

hate, people we hate, ripping off bosy parts,

molecules, etc.



Did the album exceed or drop below your expectations?

**Back then we were rookies, we thought we were the

shit, we thought we were going to get signed and all

of that stuff. But I think we did really well. It

didn’t drop below my expectations at all.



Where can fans purchase a copy of the album online? Or

can they? I know we’ve been trying to get a copy of this album, where can we get, and fans get a hook up?

**There are two sites to get the album:

www.hiphopinfinity.com and www.ugsmag.com, they might

have some left. IFO is different, we don’t care about

making money, we just want people to hear what we feel

is our best, so we stopped distributing and selling

Landing Site. For now we will be selling Previously

until Return of the JedIFO comes out. I can send you

Landing Site cause we have a good rapport.



How has HipHopInfinity helped IFO bring their music to

fans all across the globe. We noticed you were featured on a compilation project they did, how did that turn out?

And where can fans pick up the compilation?

**We have been with Hiphop Infinity since near the

beginning. Wepon had his Experi-Mental up there when

it was Jay Seagraves.com or something like that. We

like them. We don’t like too many people. They got us

started as far as exposure. Most of our exposure is

from the net. I’m not sure how that compilation sold,

but it had some pretty good tracks on it. I don’t know

but I think Hiphop Infinity still has the compilation,

it’s calle Music From the C-Horizon.



This question is for Bermuda, tell us about Norman

Bates, Davinci , and KIP.

**Those three guys are all me. They each represent

part of the human personality make-up according to

Sigmund Freud, the id, ego, and super ego. The id is

our animal instinct that strives on sex and violence.

Some poeple control it better than others, but it’s

what draws us to porn and Ultimate Fighting

Championships. That’s Norman Bates. The ego is more or

less our physical self or being, the person. This is

Davinci. Last is the super ego, this is almost like

our conscience, it guides the ego. If our ego is a

horse the super ego is the guy on riding it telling it

where to go. That’s KIP, which stands for knowledge is

power. My primary intentions were to have one person

on a song at a time, but as i was writing, it was hard

because I can’t be one at a time, it was a mixture of

all, different combinations at different times, but

always a mixture, so I decided rather than go by the

three different names I’ll just fuse them and become

the Bermuda Triangle. And it’s been that way ever

since.



Tell us about your website? Where is it? What does it

offer fans?

**Our website is www.ifo.cjb.net, I wanto to get a

.com address cause spaceports.com puts too many

banners on my shit slowing it down. But it offers some

exlcusive stuff, that’s where we got our material for

previously unreleased shit. I am trying to get people

that I know some space and exposure on there too. You

can usually get our latest news but i haven’t updated

it since there is nothing to update for now. Plus it

offers links to where you can get our stuff. Which

reminds me i still have to put you guys up there. I

want to redo the look and add our reviews.



Are there any last words you would like to make?

**Return of the JedIFO will complete our Trilogy. If

we make another album depends on the reaction we get

on this one. Like I said I want to do a solo still.

But I will at least be making beats for other groups,

so anyone intersted can email me. enterld@yahoo.com

Just look for the album. Give feedback. Make music for

yourself, if people like it, good, if not, make

another cd. Last but not least, Christina Aguilera is

a bitch, but I’d bang her hard.



Do you have any shot outs you would like make?

Shout outs to AMC and Foster for playing our shit at

WNUR, you can hear the show, thurs nights 11-2 chicago

time, at www.wnur.org. Also shouts to Hiphop Infinity,

Underground Sound Magazine(ugsmag.com), Redline, and

anyone else who supports IFO. Peace.



Interview By DaHipHopPlace.Com