Just another L.A.M.E. Q & A
By Andy Garrison
November 9, 2012
Q: So, tell us about your hip-hop.
A: As far as our hip-hop goes, we still do that. Right now we are mainly focusing on pop, it’s just the direction that we took from an investor that we had. He gave us the idea so we took it and ran with it; and right now, it’s been treating us pretty good. As far as back to the hip-hop, we started that together, me and Moe, about a year and like maybe three or four months ago. We were both already doing music, but that’s just when we got together as a group to get some things done. We first came out with a single I produced, and it’s called “Body of a Dancer.” From there, we just took that on the road and did a couple of shows with that. Then we went back to the drawing board and came out with a mix tape. That got a pretty good response and then that’s when we ran into the investor, from the work that we had done on that mix tape. He gave us the idea, and we just took that and ran with it and we turned into something that we do right now.
Q: So, do you have a studio?
A: Yes, yes we have seven studios. We actually carry a studio on the bus with us. We’ve been on tour for the last two months in seven cities, and so you guys are actually the last city.
Q: So are you Mac or PC?
A: Definitely Mac.
Q: Where is the industry now as far as the two platforms are concerned?
A: It’s gearing toward Mac, but the bigger studios use PC. I know our studio in Dallas we used to use PC on most of the computers that we did have; but when it goes to editing in the field, we use Mac.
Q: What is the process from the film [soundtrack work they had done] being made, to you walking in the door? What is the time cycle in all of it?
A: As far as getting your foot in the door, first you have to build yourself. That’s for if you are going to do music, if you’re going to do films, whatever you gotta do, you gotta build your character, who you are, what’s your product that you are trying to sell. Because you can’t walk into the doors unprepared, or without a resume, or without previous work that you had done before; so it would be building yourself first. The more preparation that you take with yourself, the more open the doors will be for you.
Q: How much time passes throughout the whole process, from writing, to recording to distributing a song?
A: The way the industry is set up now, everything is so fast. Everything is so much faster than it was back then. It’s really on you, and how well you want that project [to turn out]. I say we can record a song, record a beat, write the song in about a week. Is that how you want to do it? Maybe not, you know you probably want to get marketing behind it. But hey, it’s up to you guys.