The day we conducted this interview the animal crackers were going to do a show at Porta Lounge w/quite an interesting caveat,they would be performing virtually from the roof of this establishment; as The performance itself would be broadcasted live on Facebook.. Actually Sour D. was already there mic checking & getting a lay of the land, when he actually doubled back and met C. Rich & I At the rendezvous spot where we’d be conducting the interview.
I just really wanna thank the guys for taking the time to chop it up w/me on behalf of hip-hop has soul dot com, & though we didn’t heavily touch upon the new album and all of its facets; I know for a fact that creators young & old will benefit from the words that were spoken on that day. True artistry is rarely found that is why you know it when you see it, this is why you feel it when you experience it; & at the end of the day -this is why I took the time to make sure the AnimalCrackas were properly featured in the Art & Skills section of h3soul -Salute to y’all both Kings UN3 fo’ life
Style & Process
How would you describe your style?
C.Rich I call us The YING & The YANG. We have our own styles, but together as the Animal Crackas Sour D.we’re just like dualism in its purest form; interconnected contrary forces that are actually complementary to each other.
(they pretty much both answered)
What’s your process when starting a new piece of work?
Animal Crackas: Our process has pretty much changed throughout the years with many facets of our life being the catalyst to how we create music (this was a very nuanced answer they gave to this question-I recommend you watch the interview.. link below )
Opinions & Advice
Coming up or at least being influenced by the golden era of hip-hop (90’s HipHop)
What’s your take on the rap world today?
are there aspects U like dislike do U hate it all out of the gate?
Sour D. I like it. I listen to a lot of new stuff, & not only because some of it is dope; but because I like to keep a pulse on what’s poppin’
We create music therefore it would benefit us to know what we’re going up against.
C. Rich: I can’t say I listen to any new rap/hip hop music.. Truthfully I’m always thinking about producing beats, so I’ll much rather spend my time putting on some old Jazz & building something NEW from there.
Do u have advice for any entrepreneuring young artists out there?
Sour D. Don’t be negative towards other artists, you gain nothing by shitting on other people especially if the end result is them getting hurt; for simply trying to create something that they thought it was dope.
C. Rich be original stay true to yourself and instead of trying to copy whatever is hot right now dare to be different