The Animal Crackas Interview
for their new album 2020
Where did y’all grow up? During what era?
Jersey City , NJ
Where does the name of your group derive from?
Does it signify deeper meaning than the obvious?
Growing up the other peoples vernacular would always be “what’s up my n*gga” to each other & so we flipped on its head when talking to each other being on some “what’s up Cracka” Plus The fact that we are beastly on the microphone (almost Animalistic) the group name pretty much was born out the ether
Influences & Inspiration
Who are your top three influences?
Sour D. “Look at most peoples top five lists and my top three are in there easily.” -as for genres of music I’ve got to say some deep blues puts me in the mood to rock a microphone quick
C. Rich Being the youngest of three brothers & being influenced by my mom & pop, both loving all types of different music I listen to reggae, rock, blues, jazz; it would be hard for me to pinpoint.. you can definitely hear the influence of my favorites in our music.
Did u have a mentor?
Both Sour D & C Rich
Not in the traditional sense, but a lot of the emcees we’ve met along our career, especially those we’ve befriended, we’ve looked too for strength support and inspiration