- 04 Dec 23
Pablo Kush on his new single 'PILL$', the Irish hip hop scene and meeting Wu Tang Clan.
What was it like collaborating with Masta Killa like on your most recent release, 'PILL$'?
I do event production, so I was basically organising concerts for GZA and we had a few sold-out shows. The following year, they were on the 25th anniversary tour for 36 Chambers. GZA then invited me to the studio. So I was sitting in the studio with the Wu-Tang Clan and I didn't really know what I was doing there.
But they asked me to spit something. I just spit a 16, and all of a sudden, the room exploded with everyone screaming my name. Masta Killa was like, 'Yo, we need to make a song'. I ended up sending him a song I had made in a kitchen in Berlin. He sent a verse back and it went on a whole journey of getting produced and mastered.
What do you think of the rap scene in Ireland?
I don't think people from outside of Ireland are actually seeing it. I get some messages from people in America, which is really cool. When they listen to an EP I made six years ago and say, 'Aw man, I can really connect to that', it's crazy. I created it so long ago, but it's still relevant today to someone in America. But regarding the scene in Ireland, there's Monjola and TraviS, and KhakiKid is popping off. Still, I've been in the Irish rap scene for nearly 10 years, and I feel artists don't work together as much as they should.
What's next for you?
I have a massive catalogue of unreleased music, and I actually plan to release the songs over the next couple of months. I'm working on a project that was made back in 2019, but I never released it. I forgot about it, but I went back to it recently and thought, 'Woah, this is timeless.' It's an upgrade from my last project, The Irish Connection. It has better beats, better flows, better style. It also has two features from America as well.
Listen to 'PILL$' below.