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Q. The Huff­ing­ton Post called you ‘the UK’s answer to the Beast­ie Boys’, who would you com­pare yourselves to, or do you con­sider your style truly unique?

Yeah that quote really fol­lows us around – which is great as it makes people check us out, but also can be bad as many a hiphop pur­ists say “they are nowhere near the beast­ies” and get all angry about it. Haha. They’d be pretty right though – The energy in the live show is sim­il­ar and the tongue in cheek fun aspects, but I’d say we’re much more like the UK’s answer to Ugly Duck­ling. Say­ing that, the new stuff we’re work­ing on doesn’t sound like any­thing else! I’d say there’s no one else like us in the UK really, some dudes called Great Scott are prob­ably the closest thing – they’re wicked by the way, check em out.

Q. Your debut stu­dio EP, ‘The T.P’, was an epic affair, how has your sound and philo­sophy evolved since then?

Things are a lot more pol­ished now and we’ve both found our com­fort­able style as rap­pers. There is also much more thought about mak­ing songs now rather than a couple of decent verses on a beat. But I guess the philo­sophy of not tak­ing your­self / things too ser­i­ously and mak­ing hiphop music that people can dance to is still there – we just be ourselves and always will be – authen­ti­city is key, espe­cially in hiphop as there’s too many people put­ting on a front.

Q. Last year you guys per­formed at Bestival and Camp Bestival, where has been the most obscure place you’ve per­formed?

Obscure? Ha we’ve had a few of them. We’ve played on the top of a half pipe whil­st skaters and BMX­ers are hav­ing a ses­sion. We’ve done a set in an Arab­ic café with no amp­li­fic­a­tion and we even did a gig in some student’s liv­ing room because they won a com­pet­i­tion! We played an epic set at Stone Henge once too.

Q. If you could describe your live per­form­ances in one word, what would it be?

Super­cal­i­fra­gil­istic­ex­pi­al­ido­cious

Q. Out of all the artists that have shaped you music­ally, which three would you regard as the most pro­found or not­able?

Ross: Edan, Big daddy Kane, Eminem

Leon: Biggy, MJ, Eminem

Q. How would you com­pare the cur­rent UK hip-hop scene with the US? Artist­ic­ally, are we really as far behind as many believe?

It’s a really dif­fer­ent scene – the US like to big them­selves up a lot and boast and brag. UK rap­pers prefer to tell you how shit things are or go into real detail about their metic­u­lous marijuana intox­ic­a­tion pro­cess, ha. Its def­fo a dif­fer­ent angle, but I’d say a lot of UK rap is much more intel­li­gent and intric­ate than main stream US. And with bands like The Mouse Out­fit, it’s becom­ing a much more inter­est­ing and respect­able scene – but it will always be con­sidered ‘behind’ the US.

Q. Dead or alive, you can grab a beer with any group/solo artist, who would you choose and why?

Bit cliché but would prob­ably have to be Eminem. We would love to get his view on how he came about in a black scene and how his style has changed (i.e. got worse and cheesier!) over the years and hear some of the stor­ies from when he became a mega star and was bosh­ing a buck­et load of drugs every­day. Bet they were mad times!

Q.  Lastly, can you tell us your most embarass­ing live per­form­ance moment?

Haha, Leon once com­pletely stacked it over a mon­it­or speak­er and face planted on the floor. You see the crowds grim­acing faces and heard them go “oooo­h­h­h­hh”.

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By John Glynn 

@Irish­dawg1916

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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