How long do you see this “snap music” movement lasting? Do you think you’ll still be around if it dies out? Parlae: Music is gonna be music and I see it being around for a long time. Everybody has came out with something representing where they are from and everybody is feeling down south music right now. So because of that everybody just feeling our sound right now too. So we starting a whole new era. Snap music is all of the other genres of music in one. It can’t go out of style because its everything in one. It expresses everything in you. I know you got a lot of sides to you. You feel different ways on different days. Coming from the West side of Atlanta, you guys have to have some kind of street edge. You’ve showed that with some songs on your first album and by appearing on Slick Pulla’s 4th Ward Day mixtape. How will you handle that being that many people are viewing you as a pop act? Parlae: The thing with is that we can’t get caught up in that. All of our playing around song became hits. But that street type shit is what we do. We all from the hood so you can definitely expect that. Are we gonna leave the street stuff alone? Hell naw! That’s how we started raping, that’s all I know to rap about.
Jizzal Man: We got a different game going on over here, you gonna hear what we talking about. We got Jim Jones, Bun B and Pimp C on the album. We got Three 6 Mafia and that nigga Trey Songz on there too. How much time does it take to make a song like “White Tee?” Parlae: We made “White Tee” in 45 minutes. “Oh I Think They Like Me” came out of the blue just playing around. “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” got made in an one hour. It don’t take long to make a lot of our music because everything comes form the heart and shit we done seen. I only been rapping for two years. I don’t even write no more. Jizzal Man: I been rapping since I was 7 and performing since I was 14. I used to play drums too, so making music isn’t difficult to me. With the all of the traveling and stardom how often do you get to go back to your old neighborhoods? Parlae: We never left the hood. We still the hood with the rats and jays. We shot the video for “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit” at the Poole Palace, in the hood. It’s like Freaknik in the club. You can come out and have a good time. It’s in the hood, but there is a hood in every city so you gotta look out for certain things everywhere you go. But you ain’t got to worry, come get down. Jizzal Man: Wednesday is the talent night and Thursday is the club night. - Maurice G. Garland (Photos: Barry Underhill)
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