[Interview] Maestro Fresh Wes talks “Orchestrated Noise,” Chuck D’s influence, and making timeless music
Interview by: Martin Bauman The Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop. The first ever to win a Juno for "Rap Recording of the Year". The first Canadian rapper with a Top 40 Hit. One of the most talented actors in hip-hop history. Award-winning author. All of these titles can be used to describe Maestro Fresh Wes. Suffice it to say, Maestro has already cemented his legacy in Canadian hip-hop history, and yet, despite all of his accomplishments, he's not satisfied with resting on his laurels. 25 years after releasing his debut album Symphony in Effect, the Toronto emcee is back with Orchestrated Noise, his first full-length release in 13 years, and also perhaps his most ambitious yet. As Maestro tells it, he's doing things that have "never been done before." The Come Up Show caught up with Maestro to discuss his latest album, Chuck D's influence on him, making timeless music, and much more. Read the full interview after the jump.