Wiki: “The dope part for me is like, I don’t need to live [fancy]. I understand how if all your life you’re broke as fuck, and when you get paid you’re gonna ‘ball out.’ In my mindset, there’s no need to do that. No matter how paid I am, I’m know I’m gonna live relatively humbly. Which is dope, Fuck that, I’ll live Uptown or I’ll live [in Harlem] in some nice ass brownstone or some shit.”
No matter how paid I am, I’m know I’m gonna live relatively humbly. Which is dope. I’ll live Uptown or I’ll live [in Harlem] in some nice-ass brownstone. - Wiki
SPORTINGLIFE: “I think we’re definitely interested in finding equally unique ways to sustain our artwork and live off of our work. However that comes it comes, we don’t really have any preconceived notions.”
“Obviously you grew up listening to rap, so you have some type of delusional idea of what the industry is. I really don’t know too much about the industry other than my short dealings with it being an up-and-coming producer. But we really want to have alternative ways to make our music.
“We definitely value control. [I’ve learned that maybe] the guys in the position of making decisions aren’t really that smart, or they’re outdated, or they’re calcified in their thinking. Your pineal gland is completely calcified.
“In one movie Bill Cunningham, he talks about, ‘Never take any money, and they’ll never be able to tell you what to do.’ People needed to loosen their attachment to money anyway. Like when Dave Chappelle did that $50 million deal, that shit has an affect on the consciousness of the public in that way.
“I feel like there comes to a time where you make a choice and you’re either like, ‘Man I’m gonna keep listening to what these guys say,’ or realize you might know something about the music you’ve studied, and listened to, and interacted with your whole life.
We don’t know everything. So we want to make a decision that keeps food in your refrigerator and keeps your rent paid. Everything else is extra. - SPORTINGLIFE
“You may know something about that more than this next guy. But are you gonna let him make you believe you don’t, or are you gonna believe in yourself? That’s why we’re at the point where we’re just gonna believe in ourselves.
“This is the year of Jeremy Lin. The establishment's saying, ‘We know how to do things,’ and then that shit is crumbling right in your face, and you don’t even realize that shit until Jeremy Lin is in the All-Star game. That seems to be a concurrent theme running around. People being underestimated and coming through in a big way.
“We don’t know everything. So we want to make a decision that keeps food in your refrigerator and keeps your rent paid. Everything else is extra. Some practical dope shit. That’s what we’re about, some practical dope shit.”