After tearin’ up ciphers alongside the Nacrobats crew and a controversial loss to Eyedea in the 2000 Midwest Blaze Battle, Qwel eventually teamed up with fellow Typical Cats Qwazaar and Denizen Kane to give us their self-titled EP and album. Several years later saw the release of his deeply introspective and personal solo debut entitled If It Ain’t Been In A Pawn Shop, Then It Can’t Play The Blues, which blew critics away with its intense lyricism and poignant subject matter. After releasing his sophomore effort The Rubber Duckie Experiment the following year, Qwel and Jackson Jones hooked up for the equally impressive Rapid Eye Movements album. Now established as one of the underground’s top MCs, Qwel has begun working on the unofficially titled four seasons project. The first installment, entitled The Harvest, was produced entirely by Maker and is out in stores now. What’s next? The second part of the four seasons series with producer Meaty Ogre called Freezerburner.

Continue on to read the interview (snatched up from 30music.com) where Qwel rants and raves about everything from politics to his deep Christian beliefs to an interesting encounter with Slug from Atmosphere.