Written and Interviewed by Fatima Hasan
“In your face, relentless, raw, Agent Green is influenced and inspired constantly by 90’s hip-hop. By using a refined old school process they strive to re-capture the essence of community, art, and rebellion that seems almost lost in today’s hip-hop culture. With Alec Fantl as emcee, and Jeff Alberts ripping the records, they combine their talents to show Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the rest of the planet what hip-hop means to them. The duo had been independently creating music for nearly a decade before stumbling upon one another at the Miramar Theater. Shortly after meeting, they started to record, and the rest is history. The duo focuses on engaging lyricism over drum loops made with a piece of equipment nearly as old as they are. They have finished and published a twelve-track album within the year titled “Colossal,” and they are currently in the mastering process for what will be their second published album. With a handful of international streams on Spotify and Apple Music, the group hopes to continue to expand on their horizons, their biggest opening gig to date is Exmag. They have hosted and headlined multiple events throughout the city of Milwaukee with the help of promoters like Lex Martin, Brew City Bass, and The Plug.” -Biography-
Milwaukee based duo, Alec Fantl and Jeff Alberts, (aka Agent Green) are dedicated to displaying raw hip-hop music. We had the pleasure of chatting with Alec, the vocalist, to learn more about their work before setting sail with Brew City Bass for the 18th edition of their Milwaukee Boat Series featuring the masters of funk and groove, Exmag. Read on to learn more about Agent Green’s background, production process, and more!
Are there any topics in particular that you enjoy rapping about more than others? Why are these topics important to you?
What is your background? Did you grow up in Milwaukee?
What is your dream collaboration? (with a rapper or producer)
If you could tour with an already established artist, who would it be and why?
What would you like your listeners to gain from your music?
What was your production process like for Colossal? How and why do you think this work represents who Agent Green is?
What do you do throughout the day besides music -related things?
In your opinion, what is the most difficult/challenging aspect of the music industry? Why?
What are you most excited about with regard to your performance at the Brew City Bass Boat Series with Exmag?
What does the future hold for Agent Green? Any long term or short term goals? What are you currently working on?
Be sure to stay on the lookout for new releases by Agent Green! For now we can confirm a track dropping on September 20 followed by a release party. Additional singles will drop on October 4th, October 18, and November 1. The wait will be over on November 15 when the duo releases their full album, along with another release party!
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