We first heard LA-born and bred rapper C-San on Casey Veggies’ ‘Triple Double’ and Overdoz’ ‘The Funktion’, star-crusted cameos that threatened to steal the show from his friends and fellow Cali rhymers. And then we discovered his own work such as the brilliant DJ Quik tribute ‘I Wanna Work With Quik’ and it was clear that such cameos were simply the tip of the iceberg. Because C-San, while understated, is a rapper who simply brings quality to whatever he touches, a man unafraid to follow his own path and bring who he is fully to the recording booth regardless of trends and fads.
As a result his music and rhyme style has a refreshing honesty and depth to it. And on top of it all he sounds mad fresh and is one of the nicest characters you could hope to meet, hard-working, dedicated and insightful. C-San’s is a name you are soon to hear regularly amongst the new crop of West Coast MCs, so we grabbed him while we could to get his take on The Twelve. Just don’t let him sucker you into a game of poker, that’s all we’re saying.
1. Who's in the house?
C-San Aka Chris Aka BYNUM. A rapper/artist from Los Angeles, California.
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
It's never simple. Couldn't appreciate anything if it was all so simple.
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
Where you're headed, but never forget where you are from. It makes you who you are.
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
Any day. Fame is something that I DON'T desire which is strange because I want to be recognized for my music. But being "famous" isn't on my to do list.
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Taco truck on La Brea and Olympic. Lucky if I hit the after party. I'm not big on parties. I may get something to eat, play poker, or hit the studio. (Or chill with a nice young lady).
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
Clothes or shoes don't define the gangster. I know hardcore gangsters that will wear sandals.
7. If I ruled the world?
I would eliminate fear, jealousy, hate, and any other weak emotion. I would also ban any show that has to do with desperate wives, basketball wives, football wives, or any entertainment wives.
8. Do you want more?
Yea always but only to provide, help out, and set an example. It's only natural to always want more but understand why you want more and never forget your blessings.
9. How does it feel?
Not sure how to answer this, but as of right now and everyday I'm alive, I'm great.
10. What's next on the menu?
New album which is 90% done. Continuing my work with Overdoz. Growing as a person everyday. Also win a WSOP bracelet in 2012.
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
There is only one of me. You always want something back when you can never have another.
12. Tell us why it's all love...
What else should it be? Peace, love, and respect.