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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK: ORDINARY PEOPLE

Welcome to the 7th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email, zoom & phone.

The group we have featured is Ordinary People From New Jersey

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?
OP. Seamus Murphy – Lead Vocals, Frankie Revis – Guitar, Ryan Funnell – Bass, Donny Mueller – Drums.

We’re from Passaic County NJ, West Milford and Pompton Lakes respectively. We all kind of got into it in our own way, but one thing that is in common with all of our backstories is that we all started from a young age. Frankie started out of love for The Beatles at around 5 and saw what he wanted to do from there. Donny was born into a family of musicians (i.e The Flying Mueller Brothers) and was practically playing before he was born. Ryan has been playing since he was in elementary, in ensemble bands, school band or anything he could do. Then there’s Seamus who wanted to be a singer/front-man of sorts since he was about 5, but first went into it through a musical theatre route

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
OP. The music we individually get off on is what you could say inspires us on a song-to-song basis, but what drives us as a whole is the prospect of being just like our idols, in the same way we imagine they wanted to be like theirs.

SO. How would you describe your sound?
OP. Rock is obviously our core but we each bring our own style to the table, whether that be Funk, Rap, Blues, Grunge, etc.. it leaves us with the Nostalgically-Progressive sound we have.
SO. What is your creative process like?

OP. Most of the time, Frankie or Ryan come up with a riff who then show it to Seamus has who has a little book of song lyrics, with no music (or home) for yet. We put the song together this way, Seamus doing trial and error with lyrics, while Donny comes up with the beat quick enough it seems as if he’d heard the record already on a time travel visit. There are exceptions where Seamus will write the lyrics on the spot, but very seldom does that happen. Around then is when Ryan or Donny stops either Seamus or Frankie from becoming attached to a bad idea, while the other feels triumphant, having come out of the argument over said idea victorious, thanks to the backup. This is all done while hanging out smoking weed and drinking beer.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
OP. In our wildest dreams, making a song with todays artists like Travis Scott or Uzi would be groundbreaking and a dream come true, and on the other hand working with or opening for the Chili Peppers or one of our fore fathers would be a dream come true for us as well.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

OP. Thank you so much for coming to the shows and helping spread our music, please stick around and watch the community grow. You are everything to us we love you.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

OP. Seamus likes to cook, Ryan is a personal trainer, Frankie considers himself to be pretty good at downhill longboard sliding, and Donny couldn’t pick an answer, instead going back to a quote by John Bohnam –  “Drumming was the only thing I was ever good at”.
SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
OP. Donny – Would be figuring out some way to be in the music industry other than as a player. Ryan – Personal Trainer. Frankie – No clue honestly. Seamus – Trying to be an actor probably, maybe teacher
SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

OP. Frankie – John Frusciante, Steve Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Lolande. Ryan – Les Claypool, Flea, Joe Dart. Donny – John Bohnam, Keith Moon, Buddy Rich. Seamus – Kanye West, Bob Dylan, Mac Miller, Chance the Rapper
SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
OP. Donny – “Party hard, practice harder.” Seamus – “Work twice as hard as everyone else and you’ll succeed” Frankie – “Stick to what makes you happy and be yourself” Ryan – “Less is more sometimes”
SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
OP. To make it easier for talent who lacks certain clout to be discovered and given an opportunity.
SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
OP. In the next year we hope to have multiplied our current following many times over and be set to release our second album.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

OP. Our instagram is @ordinarypeoplenj  Seamus is @seamusmurphy.op Frankie is @frankierevis Ryan is @ryanfunnellmusic.op and Donny is @donnymueller

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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK: KING MEXY

Welcome to the 6th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email, zoom & phone.

The artist we have featured is King Mexy from Syracuse NY

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SO. What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

KM. The name is  King Mexy from Syracuse NY by but out of Buffalo NY. Right now an mainly I wanna stop generational poverty

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

KM. I would say my bro Vocero Omar, P.O.T 90’s and watching Hulk Music do their thang

SO. How would you describe your sound?

KM. More melodic & versatile

SO. What is your creative process like?

KM. I right how the best make me feel so the song really just writes itself

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

KM. I wish I could collaborate with Michael Jackson

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

KM. Never give up.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

KM. I’m an artist

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

KM. I probably be locked up or dead to be honest

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

KM. Michael Jackson, Vocero, Omar & Lil Durk because they never gave up on themselves.

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

KM. Fuck what the people say god knows your heart.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

KM. Make it easier for indies artist to get the platform they need.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

KM. A deal a tour established with my music.

SO. What is your social media?

KM. How can people get in contact with you?

Inagram: @King_Mexy

Facebook: @P.O.T 90’s

YouTube: @King Mexy

Twitter: @King Mexy

Email: kingmexy67@gmail.com

Business Number (716)413-1566

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Straight Official Sits Down With Smurf G

What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is Smurf G. I’m from a town called Camden, Arkansas aka Queen City. I got interested in the entertainment industry at a very young age watching music videos on BET.

Who and/or what inspires you to create?

My family.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound is distinct and country. I don’t sound like anyone else. I try to keep my own style because it’s too much music that sounds the same. I don’t want to sound like anyone else.

What is your creative process like?

I just catch a vibe for my creative process. I don’t try and force it. The mood I’m in and the beat will usually set the mood for me.

What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

I would like to work with Fat Joe. He drops heat everytime he releases a project. I’ve always been a fan of his work

What is one message you would give to your supporters?

Treat Everyday Like A Holiday!!! The way things is going that’s the best message I can give. Cherish life and live it the best way you can.

What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

Folks think I’m really funny. My sister thinks I can be a comedian. 

What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

If I wasn’t doing music I would just be home with my family, traveling with them and enjoying life.

Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

Rod D, Arkansas Bo, Playa Mone, E Dubb, SouthSide Reggie & Dirty Blac. They showed me how to move as a artist from Arkansas. I watched and studied them do their thang and put on for the state of Arkansas. I can say big named artists made me wanna do music but watching them let me know that I could do it! 

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Once a person show who they is, you gotta believe them. Keep your circle small and everybody ain’t for you.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

The way some folks handle business. I’m not perfect at all but I would change the way business is handled. Some folks just ain’t right.

What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

I see myself in a better position, making better music,better beats and making better connections and plays.

What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 

IG: Smurfgmuzik 

FB: 870SmurfG

Twitter: SmurfG870

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Straight Official Magazine Sits Down With The Real Simba

1.What is your name? Where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

Im an artist by the name of “The Real Simba” I was born in Jamaica and came to the U.S when I was 7. I first fell in love with music in Jamaica I grew up listening to a lot of reggae and dancehall music. When I migrated to America the first rap song I heard wasn“cleanin out my closet” by eminem that song told a story and I was drawn in by how Em used music to tell a story motivate people and change his life .

2. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

Everything around me and the things I go through inspire me to create and express myself through my music. I grew up listening to artist like Bob Marley, Jay z, Rakim, Lil Wayne , Outkast etc these artists inspired me and continue to inspire me to today. My family and friends inspire me to keep on putting my all into everything.

3. How would you describe your sound

My sound is fun upbeat exciting and most importantly my sound is me. I don’t imitate and or copy anyones style or flow . Everything I do as an artist is authentic

4.What is your creative process like?

Sometimes I have days/moments were I’m really inspire either by an event in my life and or something I’ve seen or thought about. A certain excitement overcomes me and when I get into a mood like that I can write multiple songs all in the matter of minutes.

5.What artist would you like to collaborate with.

Im willing to collaborate with any artist that shares the same passion for music I do artist such as drake,jcole ,meek mill , kendrick, lil baby, Roddy rich etc these are people that constantly evolve with the business and continue to put out great arts of work

6.What is one message you would give to your supporters

Id like to first thank everyone that supports me and my music. The music business is tough and id just like to tell everyone that no matter what the challenge that you’re facing in life you can overcome it. Work hard and stay persistent and if you really want it you’re going to have to put your all into it.

7.What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about

The talent that I have is something that everyone knows about, its writing music. But if id have to say something else id say I’m a good actor I always wanted to be in a movie so id practice different lines over and over again just so when the day comes I could be on the big screen.

8.What would you be doing right now if you weren’t doing music

I truly feel/know that music is what I’m meant to do in this world. Ive done multiple things throughout my life but always I’ve stayed committed to creating music.

9. Who are some artists/people you admire and why

I admire anyone in this world that works hard and put there all into everything to provide for the people they love. As far as artist go artist like dr.dre,diddy,jay z has really made a name for themselves through hard work and perseverance, I wish to one day emulate and surpass them.

10.What is the best advice you’ve been given

Best advice I’ve been given is “never give up even when no one believes in you as long as you believe in your self and work hard you can make anything happen”.

11.If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Id change how record companies use artist and how they compensate them for their work. Record companies should not own the artist’s masters because music is an extension of the soul and if an artist puts his soul out there for the world to see no one but that artist should have ownership of that content.

12.What’s next for you ,where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

In the next up coming years with hard work and time I’ll be a staple in this music business. Im working on multiple albums,mixtapes,and singles to give to the supporters that have been with me on this journey. I believe if I continue to work hard and grow I’ll be one of the greatest artist in this business.

13. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you

I appreciate and the love and support I’ve been shown since I started doing music. To anyone that would like to keep in contact with me can follow me on all my social media outlets, Ig-therealsimba._ twitter-therealsimbaa, facebook-therealsimba or via email youngsimbamusic7@gmail.com

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Flames OhGod Represents The New Wave From Ohio with “Psychic”

The summer might be over and the temperature may have dropped a few degrees, but the independent Hip-hop scene is definitely heating up. And with a new forthcoming project fittingly titled “Miraculous”, Flames OhGod is carrying the torch for the Midwest as one of Ohio’s highest anticipated artists on the rise. Hailing from the west side of Akron- a section known as “The Hill” Flames has been holding it down for quite some time now with a work ethic like no other, starting in 2013 with “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” Akron Hip Hop Awards. Cleaning house in 2016 with Ohio Hip Hop Awards- “Next Up”, 2x Winner -North Coast Competition. Right back in 2017 Winning z107.9’s Posted On the Corner Dope or Nope showcase, Ohio Entertainment Awards “Song of the Year”, Unite Cleveland Def Jam Showcase Winner, and Winner Of The Ohio Fest, in 2018 he was awarded(alongside his team- Strictly Street Music Group) the Ohio Entertainment Awards “Best Group”. 2019 brought him “Hardest Working Male Artist ” from Ear Kandy Radio, and most recently he has been crowned 2020’s “Rapper of the Year” by Akronhiphop.com.

He’s so serious about bringing the heat he’s even launched his own brand of organic hot sauce to put more fuel to his fire, and Akron landmark restaurant “The Flavor Grille” has added a spicy new selection to their menu in his honor “The ‘Flames OhGod’ Ghost Chicken Sandwich”.

Not straying too far away from the music, he’s slated to drop his latest single “Psychic” on October 9th, Flames comes with his trademark lyrical bounce flow and adds a new element experimenting with a new style called “switch music” on the catchy and melodic hook where he manipulates the tone and cadence of his voice creating a truly epic sound thats for sure will start a new trend. Psychic which is also the first single under his new label HURRY Productions. Always one to push the creative limits he linked with another Ohio native out of Columbus Mack Lawrence for the video. Lawrence, the creative mind behind visuals from artists like Lil Baby, Lil Baby, Saint Jhn, J Balvin, Dixie D’Amelio, Lil Mosey, BlackBear, Rubi Rose, Omb Peezy, YelloPain, Young Joc, and most recently commissioned by L.A. Reid’s new label Hitco Music, sends OhGod on a crazy psychedelic journey with a video treatment originally conceptualized for Young Thug but perfectly matched with Flames and Psychic. This offering from Flames OhGod is proof that social distancing is never a problem when you’re used to setting yourself apart.

Listen to the Single below and Stream/Download the New Single “Psychic” here: https://flames.fanlink.to/psychic

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SO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – A-FRESH

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A-Fresh

Welcome back to the SO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT where alongside TenthLetterMedia, we shine our collective light to showcase emerging Hip-Hop artists from all points and locations. This week, A-FRESH is in our sights as the Atlanta MC is geared to release his newest project of 2020 titled Factz & Rackz.

Factz & Rackz Album Art

A-Fresh is an artist that not only possesses the lyrical capability but also the business mindset needed to stay consistent.

His Fly Life High Life Music label is thriving despite the ongoing pandemic and as it’s front man he is primed to stake claim in the industry.

“I only trust Factz & Rackz”- A-Fresh

F&R is a solid second project that features production from Fresh, Boss Gang Slim, K-Rab and Kap Diddy. A-Fresh gave his fans an unexpected surprise by releasing the official music video for his hit single “Fly As Ever” a week before it’s initial release date.

If A-Fresh looks familiar to some of you, he has been on our radar before as he and Bart Litty graced our digital pages with their OUTKASTBABIES project from 2018, in which you can check out the dope visual for the hit single “Frequency” right here.

Check out the OFFICIAL music video for “Fly As Ever” down below and make sure you cop Factz & Ractz on October 15th. As always, we thank you for rocking with StraightOfficial.com & TenthLetterMedia as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop!

Follow A-FRESH on Social Media:

Instagram: @iam_afresh2

Facebook: afreshharris

YouTube: iamafresh

If you’re an independent artist who would like to be featured in Straight Official Magazine, then check out the flyer below for more info.

 

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SO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – JETTY SANTIAGO

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In capturing the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment, TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine have come across a number of talented and gifted artists from the independent sector.

Jetty Santiago

Jetty Santiago is in that number as the Indiana MC is riding the wave of his recent project release Santiago Summers to rave reviews and streams.

Santiago Summers Cover

As a music journalist, it’s dope to see an artist’s progression. Jetty has graced our pages once before from his JetWave release awhile back and it was evident in our sit-down that the time in-between has been productive and rewarding for him.

“I have an affinity, an infatuation for words and for what people are rapping about and not knowing what they were talking about which made me have to look up what they were talking about and it’s making me learn more.” –Jetty Santiago

 

Santiago Summers released on August 15th, has 12 tracks and was originally a project that Jetty was balancing between two other projects before the pandemic hit. Jetty talked about the struggle to gain inspiration to create during this time in our interview. You can check out the full interview of our sit-down by clicking the link below.

 

 

You can check out the official music video for the lead single from Santiago Summers titled “Andy Bought A Basquiat” down below. As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMediaStraightofficial.com as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment!

Follow Jetty Santiago on Twitter at @jetstayhigh as well as on YouTube at Jetty Santiago.

Santiago Summers is available NOW on Apple MusicTIDALSpotify.

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Coast

Welcome to the 5th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The artist we have today is called Coast from New Jersey

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SO. What is your Name? where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

CO. My name is Coast , I’m from New Brunswick NJ, Exit 9🧬 and man, just the energy that comes off of music . You can really lose yourself in some lyrics and I just want the world to hear my story.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

CO. Well it all started with my boy Losey back in high school, that’s when I decided i’m really try this out , and it’s just advanced to the point that I’m at now .

SO. How would you describe your sound?

CO. Unique definitely, I don’t chase after flows , I try to be original with every drop. Holding onto a flow get stagnant after awhile , and I’m the Coast i gotta keep the wave movin’ !

SO. What is your creative process like?

CO. Definitely magical , I can sit for hours writing music like I can spend hours fixing my car , just simply throwing on a beat on , free-styling , if I say something I like I’ll write it down and base my next lyrics off that

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

CO. Mans 100% Lil Uzi, been waiting for years and I know it’ll happen , after that definitely 2KBABY, Me and Jack Harlow would make a killer record for a fact.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

CO. I definitely see and love all ya, weather it’s 3 of you or a million my love will forever be the same towards ya💕

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

CO. Shiiiiii, I can low-key kill some stand up but they not ready for that yet 👀 and definitely act 😖🤣

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

CO. Probably a mechanic , or something along the lines of that .

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

CO. J Cole definitely has taught me a lot , I used to bump his stuff everyday before school and it’ll give a nice lil mind-space bubble from everyone else

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

CO. Kill every mic you touch. That’s all.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

CO. The dirty side of it . There’s money for everyone , seeing as in people get 5 Million just for a video call. Yet there’s people struggling to pay rent that are meaningful to society, not a hated “icon” . But who am I to judge , they “made it” right?

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

CO.I’m going to Disney land! Sike nahhh, get my family good . Nice crib out by no one , not a problem in sight straight living life . Touring constantly, interacting with fans , getting people homes that live on the streets, simply makin’ the world a better place for my kids to live in.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

CO. @itscoast_ is my Instagram ya , thank you for taking the time to read a lil part of my story! Stick around for the rest 💕🧬

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Gold Frankincense & Myrrh.

Welcome to the 4th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The group we have today is called Gold Frankincense & Myrrh from Florida

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

GFM. CJ, Maggie, and LuLu.  We’re from Jacksonville, FL.  We are all sisters, and our parents wanted us to take music lessons for 2 years. They said if we hated it, we could quit, but we all ended up loving music.  We played our first show when Lu was maybe 7, Maggie was 10 or 11, and CJ was 12.  We were all on spring break, and on the way home, we told our parents we wanted to perform for the rest of our lives.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

GFM. We honestly inspire each other, We learn from each other and consistently grow with each other. We also are inspired by our fans and their stories and how much they have overcome. We try to take inspiration from everything we can. 

SO. How would you describe your sound?

GFM. We are beauty-core!  It’s a mashup of pop, punk, metal, rock; it’s got a little bit of everything!  We love the heavy breakdowns, riffs, and screams, but we also love a good melody.  Our sound is very “in-your-face” in a positive way.

SO. What is your creative process like?

GFM. It’s different every time. Sometimes, inspiration just strikes, and you’re rapid-fire bouncing ideas off of each other and writing them down as fast as possible.  Other times, we like to start with a theme or idea, and we write a song that encompasses those factors. 

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

GFM. We’d love to collaborate with artists like Lights, Marshmello, A Day To Remember, BTS, Babymetal there’s too many to name haha.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

GFM. Never give up. You are so much stronger than you may realize.  Life can be very hard sometimes, and it’s so important to reach out if you need help. Reach out to us; we try to always be available. You can get through this, and you do matter.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

GFM. We are actually all pretty good cooks, and we’re pretty good at playing video games. We can sew pretty well, and we’re getting good at penpalling/letter writing.  We’re pretty open about our lives with our fans though, so there’s not much they don’t know haha.

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

GFM. We’d all still be in school haha. 

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

GFM. Lacey Sturm because she is the woman who let us know that girls can scream too.  Not to be cheesy, but we really admire our parents as well because of how hard working they are and how much they have and continue to support us.

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

GFM. Be your own biggest cheerleader, celebrate the small things, and don’t burn bridges.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

GFM. We want more women involved!  Our goal with beauty-core is to encourage more women and young girls to join the music industry. 

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

GFM.W e’ve got new releases, and new shows on the way. Because there were so many cancellations this year, we’re planning on being on the road for a long time next year. 2021 is going to be big.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 

GFM. Everything is @thegfmband.  It’s super easy to find us; our website is even www.thegfmband.com, and it has all the links to our social media pages as well.  If you’re looking to find us on any digital download/streaming site, search Gold Frankincense & Myrrh. 

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk : Actual Screenshot

Welcome to the 3rd edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The group we have today is called Actual Screenshot from Minnesota

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

ASS. We are Ben (bass, vocals), Rob (lead guitar, vocals), Chad (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Thom (drums, vocals) We’re from Minneapolis, Minnesota. We like music! Our parents played in bands when we were kids, that was one of the biggest things. Our favorite movie was La Bamba at 5 years old, Richie Valens being a rock star. We didn’t like him being killed in a plane crash. At age 6, we flew on a plane for the first time and flipped out, Thanks, La Bamba. At age 6, our buddy Nick had a white guitar with a rose on it. It was inspiration to be in a band and sing.
SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
ASS. Dog, friends, work, thoughts, and opinion.
SO. How would you describe your sound?
ASS. Loud, fast, thrashy aggressive with melody.
SO. What is your creative process like?
ASS. Get a feeling inside and we gotta get it out somehow and that’s it, we’re very messy with it. We’re all over the place. We kind of fight it out. We make it together. It starts out like shit and momentum happens and we make a song out of it.
SO.What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
ASS. Who would collaborate with ASS?
SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
ASS. Dude, all we are is dust in the wind… Have fun cause we’re going to have fun with you. We follow the golden rule. Express your opinions, but you don’t have to be an asshole.
SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
ASS. Very good at color theory. Can drink 6 beers in a half hour. Going to work hungover.
SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
ASS. Our regular jobs and bouncing off the walls.
SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
ASS. BB King said learn as much as you can, but sometimes less is more. Whereas Yngwie Malmsteen said less is more and more is more. Roy Orbison. Can’t sound like him, never in a million years. But what we write has a melody until we speed it up and have to shout. Gotta give it to Matt Freeman of Rancid, he’s the reason I play bass.
SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
ASS. “Don’t get smart, stay the way you are”.. from my dad. I got a lot of tips from dad and they’re all smart ass tips. You don’t always gotta be like the Joneses, which means be your own fuckin person. You don’t have to do what everybody else fuckin wants or expects you to do. Do what the fuck you want. You become more interesting when you live that way. Be yourself. Golden rule.. Treat others how you want to be treated.
SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
ASS. Less visual, more audio. Fuck the hook.
SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

ASS. Back playing shows. Playing a show. On stage. Due to this pandemic, all shows have stopped. Just to play a show at Al’s Bowling Alley in Moorhead, MN.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

ASS. Give us a call.

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