Gangsta rap group by Taishi Kanamaru Staff reporter Up and coming rap group 'Wolf Pack' performed for Ellensburg Extreme last Friday. Member Quilen 'Big Kraze' Anderson is a junior at Central. Are you tired of the unrealistic 'hip-pop' junk that you continuously hear on radio stations like KFFM or KISS and are not even close to 'hip-hop?' Wolf Pack is a rap group led by a Central Washington University student. The group just finished filming their third performance since forming. It can be seen on 'Ellensburg Extreme!' and might be the prescription for you to see the way hip-hop is supposed to be. Wolf Pack is made up of Courtney 'Moses' Smith, Marcus 'Kay-Oh' Smith, Dion 'Daze' Smith, Quilen 'Big Kraze' Anderson and Bear 'Bezzel.' They performed three songs on 'Ellensburg Extreme!' including 'Why U Hate Me,' 'Night Creepers' and 'Up N Hurr' off their first album titled 'Blow.' Anderson, junior business management major at Central and the producer of the group, said the performance was 'damn good.' The songs feature hardcore gangsta lyrics with a mixture of sound from the Midwest and South. Wolf Pack has been creating menacing music with a sense of tension, which is essential for hip-hop. 'I started making beats when I was thirteen. I am twenty-one now. So it's been a long time since I have been messing with beats,' Anderson said. Last year, Wolf Pack opened for Twista in Bellingham. 'That was ridiculous,' Anderson said. 'It was great having crowds like that supporting you.' As the producer of the group and a college student, Anderson has been leading a busy life. 'It was tough since I was playing baseball and having a girlfriend here,' Anderson said. However, he still finds himself trying to balance out everything. 'You just gotta go do it since these hard things make you stronger,' Anderson said. Anderson gets ideas for lyrics and beats is totally dependent on what kind of moods he is in every day. 'When I am in a good mood, the only thing I can hear is one happier beat,' Anderson said. 'When I am in a bad mood or mad about something I want to hear something about bounced out dirty underground beat.' Everytime ideas for lyrics and beats come to Anderson, he tries to put them into the recorder as soon as possible. He goes to the studio in his house and puts them into the keyboards. This is how he devotes himself to the music he believe as a college student. Wolf Pack is working on a deal so their CD will go nationwide, but they're still waiting for Anderson to finish school. 'For now, I am not thinking about profit, and this is where it takes,' Anderson said. The performance will air on Ellensburg Extreme channel 2 today at 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. through next Monday morning. For more information on the group you can contact Wolf Pack Production at (425) 753-0549 or email@example.com.
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