AllHipHop.com: Do yall have any particular views
on the war? A lot of people especially with hip-hop came out against the war.
There wasn’t a lot of support for the war, but there was support for the soldiers.
NR: I hate to see soldiers dying. A lot of people
don’t really want to be out there because people here don’t know that they still
at war. A lot of people feel that they are there in vein, losing their lives
for no reason.
AllHipHop.com: You had a lawsuit with a producer.
What’s the status on that?
NR: My momma really told us if you never get
sued, you didn’t get that famous. Nothing came out of it. What we hear is he
was some guitar player that made some kind of rhythm, he just played a note
that somebody else told him and he just came out the blue. It died down quick
so it wasn’t nothing. It was no truth behind that, no truth.
AllHipHop.com: Do yall ever fight? Do yall ever
get into arguments?
NR: We brothers and brothers fight and we get
into it and you let it out. We keep that respect. Its boundaries we never cross.
We always gonna take care of each other.
AllHipHop.com: Any one of yall will ever decide
maybe a solo effort?
NR: We gonna do that in the future. We got everything
coming. We still building the foundation. The foundation is built but we just
AllHipHop.com: What made yall do this DVD? Can
you explain it and explain what made yall do it?
NR: Nappy Roots is interesting. Even when we
was going through it we was like man, we could make this a movie. We just giving
the fans everything that we can. We was back in some of our old classrooms and
places where we use to practice. The folks is gonna trip when they see it.
AllHipHop.com: So why is it called Half Truth?
NR: That’s the comedic part to it. It’s a parody
and it like how you see yourself is not how we see you or vice versa. Im saying
there’s another side to the truth.
AllHipHop.com: Who produced the movie?
NR: Nappy Roots wrote and we lived it.
AllHipHop.com: What’s Nappy Roots Day?
NR: We gave so much to the state in our lyrics.
A lot of people was making music and we brought it to a high level to Kentucky
that never been done like that. Kentucky Colonels. Its one of the highest honors
you can get in our state. We are the best things out of Kentucky since Kentucky
Fried Chicken. Everything we did we made it happen. We came together and made
a decision to put all kinds of compilations out. To sell T- Shirts and all that.
Now people are more interested and more knowledgeable about Kentucky. I hear
a lot of people across the globe they know about Kentucky dirt and Nappy Roots
and Kentucky Fried Chicken, so we are a symbol of the state.
AllHipHop.com: Now a lot of people don’t know
where yall came from as far as how yall got to where you are. Can you talk about
the grind yall had. Yall did a lot of underground albums like independent.
NR: We did a lot of compilations. This will be
our fourth album that we coming out with. We just started in the studio in the
closet. We just started with the bare essentials and even in my mans apartment,
at one time we was recording tracks with a dog in the background. Most people
might bullsh*t with it and we took it serious even though it wasn’t proper.
We was grinding that sh*t out. We had a point to prove. We started from a 4
track to an 8 track. An 8 track to the A-Deck. We just worked our way up and
to get signed in 1998. You think you about to hit it and you don’t and your
album doesn’t come out. You gotta go back to the drawing board and do that.
Always do shows even though people might not be there your first couple of them.
But you get people to believe in you in your own state and in your own block
and that’s the hardest part of it right there. f*ck outside you gotta get them
n*ggas on your block to believe in your ass. We stayed on the road for 16 months
and grinding that sh*t out. Making the whole country believe that these boys
from Kentucky and the south can do that sh*t.
AllHipHop.com: Do you guys ever sit back on how
far you have come.
NR: Everyday. You cant forget that. Back in
the days I was like its not gonna happen and now its like damn. If you keep
grinding out then you never know where you gonna be in the next 2 years. I don’t
think we really know what we doing, but we kind of got a sense and I think in
20 years it will really hit us. You was 25 and you got a holiday. You went to
Baghdad during a war.
AllHipHop.com: The ultimate goal in any life
is to be successful stable money wise. You seem real humble. Do you have any
other goal outside of the music business wise or other.
NR: You go where the road takes you. Don’t limit
yourself. No matter what believe. You gotta invest your money. Be in to real
estate and own properties. We take it one day at a time making a foundation
for everything and spread our seeds and spread our money around.
AllHipHop.com: What about a label or any artists
yall might have?
There’s a label in the beginning stages with
a couple of artists dropping. They all in the development form. I aint gonna
make them walk to Brooklyn and get some cheesecake. We get right and we gonna
see who really want it.