Crossword – Quality Control feat. L the 12th Letter & MC FÜBB
We have three dope MC’s with their new track/video Quality Control. Crossword, L the 12th Letter and MC FÜBB want to help differentiate the dope from the wack, so they are trying to get do some Quality Controlling. They do it well. Check out the dope video, and also the Thght Process Q & A from all three MC’s.
UTW-Who are you?
Crossword-Crossword, 1/6 of the Vibonics
MC FÜBB-MC FÜBB (pronounced “emcee foob”). F.U.B.B. = Foundations of Understanding Based on Benevolence. I am hip hop.
L The 12th Letter-I’m an emcee from Toronto who goes by the name L the 12th Letter. I differentiate myself as an emcee as opposed to a rapper, because anybody who can spit a 16 can call themselves a rapper but it’s the MC who spits a bar and makes it stick to the hip-hop culture for years to come.
UTW-What is your passion?
Crossword-Self-expression & human connection through music
MC FÜBB-Writing, rapping, hip hop, self-expression, inspiring others, making a positive difference in the world.
L The 12th Letter-It goes without saying that my passion is music. As an artist, the pallet I paint from is hip-hop but that doesn’t mean I’m limited to it; I am a lover of all music and a fan of the cultures of which they grew out of.
UTW-What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
Crossword-Somebody came up to me after a Vibonics show and said “I didn’t like rap music until I heard you guys”
MC FÜBB-Musically, my work: Foundations (EP), Blue Collar Worker (mixtape), In the Face of No Agreement (LP), Founding The Cypher + the H3 Hip Hop Headz community.
Personally, getting and staying sober.
L The 12th Letter-This past year (2011), I released two mixtapes ((Just Rap June ’11, The Last 12 Months Apr ‘11) that have garnered a great fanbase and a lot of positive reviews in both Toronto and throughout the U.S. That’s definitely one of my greatest accomplishments as an artist. Personally, my greatest achievement has been overcoming the stigmas that are put on Toronto artists and carving out my own niche in an industry where you can be chewed up and spit out, only to have people anxiously awaiting my next projects and following my journey.
UTW-Perseverance is key in proving to yourself AND any detractors out there. We tell em’ “You thought wrong” what else would you like to say to any doubters right now?
Crossword-It’s always better to build with those already on your side than to expend energy attemping to lure over those who aren’t. As long as your work is genuine, they’ll catch on eventually.
MC FÜBB-Keep doubting. Being underestimated is an asset.
L The 12th Letter-The only thing I say to the doubters is that I love y’all! I mean, making haters into people who believe in me certainly isn’t my main objective but by consistently putting out music and showing my drive as an artist, I do believe it’s something that will sway them towards becoming fans of the 12thLetter.
UTW-Thanks for everything, where can people find your work and get in contact with you?
L The 12th Letter-You can find my music on my
On a last note, look out for me in 2012, because big things are happening and my music is going to be more accessible on various levels sooner than you think!