Artist-2-Artist #8 Hildur vs CYBER
August 14th, 2017 | News
Its that time again folks, yes, it’s another edition of our thrilling Artist-2-Artist series. We ask one artist to come up with some cunning and clever questions to ask another artist type so that we get some pretty weird but often insightful answers from the brains of our chosen subjects.
This week, we asked current reigning pop princess Hildur to ask Jóhanna Rakel from rap crew CYBER some questions regarding cheese, nasty YouTube comments and much much more. IMX may have inadvertently set of a chain of events that might even see a CYBER feat Hildur track down the line… That would be a great honour to have been instrumental in that amazing creative pairing. We wait with bated breath! In the meantime, read the Q&A below:
Hildur: Ok so Jóhanna Rakel, do you like young cheese better than matured cheese?
CYBER: Hahaha! Well actually when I ate cheese I preferred matured but i am vegan now, so no cheese for the Cheese! Fun fact: the alter ego, Junior Cheese came from my initials being JR, me practically only eating cheese and being the cheesiest woman in the world. I am like way to cheesy for this world.
Hildur: When you come up with a bomb line, is it hard to decide if you’re gonna use it for Cyber or Reykjavíkurdætur?
CYBER: Hmmm. Let me think. … yeah. Well. I don’t really know. Usually we decide to make a song, i forget, we are in the studio and everybody is waiting for me to “finish” writing (but in almost all cases, I have not begun) and that pressure just kind of makes me come up with stellar lines.
Hildur: So I saw your play, Reykjavíkurdætur the Show in Borgarleikhúsið. How was standing on a stage and acting? Would you do it again?
CYBER: Wow this is a hard one. I figured out through the process of creating RVK DTR the Show and being in it that I am a terrible actress, I actually just don’t like it at all. I get a cringe feeling when I try to act. So luckily everything I say in the play is something that real, and i feel, so I am kind of not acting. On the other hand, I loved working in the theater and getting to design the costumes and stage was an amazing experience that I would love to do again!
Hildur: Have you ever thought of going solo solo?
CYBER: It might have crossed my mind once or twice, but in the end of the day I am too lazy too really think about it. I like being around a lot of people, the only reason I get stuff done is cause Salka (my best friend and long time collaborator) is by my side, helping and cheering me on.
Hildur: What’s the best and the worst comment you’ve gotten when performing or on Youtube?
CYBER: They are way to many to pic just one! Some of my favorite are:
“The only thing good about these oxygen thieves is that you can fuck them”.
“I hate these feminist cumm wallets”
“This group is the reason women should not be allowed to vote”
Hildur: Do haters bother you? Or do they give you an extra special “**** you” power?
CYBER: It depends on days, but I have learnt to not read comments and try to take in all the beautiful things people say to my face instead. People are so nice and I love walking through the crowd after a concert when people stop you and shower you with love! Humans can be so fucking nice.
Hildur: What was the first rap/hip hop song you loved?
CYBER: Eve – Let Me Blow Ya Mind ft. Gwen Stefani I still listen to it a lot!
Hildur: If you could do a song with any Icelandic artist, who would it be? (no hard feelings if you don’t pick me. Or like, not that hard feelings)
CYBER: HILDUR WHY HAVE WE NEVER DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE :’( LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!
Hildur: What kind of places do you most like to play? Iceland? Roskilde? Your mom’s backyard?
CYBER: Roskilde was litty af! But Iceland Airwaves is and will always be my fave! I am so exited for this years Airwaves. It is going to be ssoooooo gooooood!
Hildur: What is the last song you listened to?
CYBER: BAD GYAL – Dinero prod. Fakeguido
Hildur: Did 5 year old you see this all coming?
CYBER: No hahhah! At five I was fast tracked to become an elite gymnast! Which is actually what I ended up doing till I was 18. A week after I quit gymnastics I stepped on stage for the first time ever! Haven’t gotten bored of that yet. Don’t think I will tho.
Hildur: What is your biggest music dream?
CYBER: One day I am going to make a song with Gucci Mane.
Side note: Always state that you are going to do it, never doubt yourself. “þegar, aldrei ef”
Thank you ladies.