Referred to as the young guns of Crunk, Trillville members, Don P, Dirty Mouth, and Lil LA made their name off of their rowdy, Crunk antics on record but solidified their reputation over the squeaky clean bed springs of the recent hit record, Some Cut.
As one of Lil Jons personal Atlanta pet projects, Trillville has come to represent much more of the Dirty South than the ATL with their strip club-bumping anthems and Jon-like personalities, all exhibiting their knack for spontaneous shrieking and vibrant conversation during their first sit-down with AllHipHop.com. Don P assumed the role as spokesman for the group, but Dirty and Lil LA were providing laughter and yells of support in true Crunk tradition.
With one album already in the can, the trio explains just how those now infamous bed springs came about on Some Cut, why Atlanta sports teams cannot manage to produce a winner, and how to address the infamous Crunk critic.
AllHipHop.com: So, I want to start off with the question that everybody seems to want to know. Whose idea was it for you guys to use bedsprings on the production for Some Cut?
Don P: Man, that s**t was just so crazy, man. Basically, we had the song, which was inspired by Getting Some Cut. But, that bed squeaking came from Dirty Mouth was f**kin [somebody], and we put a tape recorder under the bed. And, we was like, Ay, man, we can use that!
AllHipHop.com: Thats really what happened?
Don P: Yeah. Thats what happened. We took it from the bed squeaking and put it at the beginning of the song. Thats live action right there that you hear every time! Thats probably why its so much of a success, man. That s**ts real!
AllHipHop.com: That really does explain it. Thats really an appealing part of the song! And Lil Jon produced that cut, so what did you guys think the first time you heard it?
Don P: It was just a regular beat. We was so Crunk that I really didnt even like want to do it. That s**t was slow as f**k! Its slow as hell. I was all Crunk in Your System, Weakest Link, Neva Eva, Get on My Level. But then, when we got to recording it, it came out so fire. And now I just love it.
AllHipHop.com: And speaking of Lil Jon, whats it like for you guys working with him in the studio as a group?
Don P: Man, working with Lil Jon, that s**t fire. I love working with Lil Jon. He the King of Crunk, super producer, crazy. That n***a Lil Jon just crazy as f**k! Everyday is a story with him.
AllHipHop.com: What do you say to them if they say like, Lil Jon is the only reason that Trillville has success or the only reason that they have hit records? What do you say to those people?
Don P: You right! [laughs] Any group thats coming off a label with a CEO like that, its always a boost. Its always a help. But our music is good as f**k. If people didnt like the music, they dont give a f**k whos putting it out. They dont give a damn whos putting it out. If the music good, then people gonna buy it. And Im glad that the East Coast and up North has finally accepted the music, because its good music. Its party music, have a good time. And, of course, its gotten a lot better over the years. So, tell them haters to get on my motherfu**in level!
AllHipHop.com: Then again, theres this criticism too: Aw, Trillville. All they do is make that stuff for the club. They aint making nothing thats worthwhile or nothing thats got a message. What do you say to somebody who says that?
Don P: They must not have bought the album! They must not bought the album. I mean, thats what I would say. Go buy the album.
AllHipHop.com: Cause, you know, a lot of people just judge it off the singles.
Don P: Yeah, exactly. Thats why I say, Go get the album! The singles, yeah, every single I come out with is gonna be for the club. Cause, hell, I want to be in the clubs! Thats what I like. But, on the album, thats when I go home or thats when Im riding out. Thats when Im talking about different stuff. So they just got to get the album. Trillville, Reloaded, coming out the end of May! Make sure you go get it.
AllHipHop.com: Jumping right off that, can you talk about that a little bit?
Don P: The albums sick. The album off the chain. I got some production on there, of course.
AllHipHop.com: So its Reloaded. What is it, remixed, or all-new stuff?
Don P: No, no, this Trillville, Reloaded. It means we back and we fiendin to bust yall n***as in the head with this new s**t! Im the super producer. Of course, Lil Jon, the King of Crunk, is the super producer. And we got Lil J on the track who made Knuck If You Buck. And people on the album, we got Lloyd, 3-6 Mafia, Mya, Mario.
AllHipHop.com: Can you guys tell me about a typical Trillville show for people who havent been to one?
Don P: Man, a Trillville show is just, like, expect the unexpected. We dont be trying to look good on stage. We get sweaty. We give the people a show, and really, aint nobodys show liver than ours! Anybody can just get up there and hold a mic and have their DJ push the gun button. But Trillville, we actually get involved with the fans. We go into a crowd no security. We just real like that.
AllHipHop.com: On that same topic, what was the craziest concert for you guys that youve ever done, as far as the crowd just going wild?
Don P: Man, I think that SummerJam in New York was Crunk.
AllHipHop.com: Really, as opposed to the South?
Don P: Yeah, Summer Jam in New York was Crunk as hell! I couldnt believe we was even up there. I aint know what the f**k I was doing up there. [laughs] [The crowd] knew the songs and everything. Theres been so many crazy ass shows. Everywhere really, man, just sick. But the ones that really surprise me be the up North shows. Like well be in Pittsburgh and n****s be in Crunk as hell. We did Club Exit in New York and motherf***ers took our clothes off and s**t! That was the first show I did naked.
AllHipHop.com: You did a show naked?
Don P: Man, I did a show in my boxers, dog. The girls literally took my pants off.
AllHipHop.com: How long did you go on for?
Don P: For the rest of the show! I did the show butt-naked! I did the show in my boxers. We dont give a f**k. Crunk is, you just have to understand the meaning of Crunk. Crunk is whatever you feel like doing at that present moment. Crunk is not going to work; Crunk is leaving work early. Crunk is not going to school; Crunk is skipping school. Its just doing whatever you want to do and having a good time.
AllHipHop.com: Do you guys follow the sports teams in Atlanta?
Don P: Yeah.
AllHipHop.com: The thing I never understood about sports teams in Atlanta is that you guys seem like you would be the L.A. or the New York of the South. Why arent Atlanta teams ever bringing home those championships though?
Don P: Maaaaan! [laughs] Cause we bringing home all the music championships! We bringing home all the awards. We cant have everything! Long as we keep bringing home the awards we straight. And the Falcons gonna win the Super Bowl this year anyway.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, theyre finally getting good with Vick and shit. Do you guys go to games down there? Is that a big thing to do?
Don P: Man, I love to sit on the 50.
AllHipHop.com: Is it like L.A.? You go to L.A., you see all those celebrities in the stands and everything. Is it like that in Atlanta?
Don P: Yeah, but if you want to see celebrities in Atlanta, take your ass to the strip club! Every celebrity in Atlanta be in the strip club. Thats why these girls make so much money in Atlanta. You can go in the strip on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, any day, and find a lot of celebrities in the strip club.
AllHipHop.com: Alright. So thats where to look for celebrities. Not at the games, but at the strip club?
Don P: At the strip club!
AllHipHop.com: Lastly, if each of you wanted people from all over the world to know one word to describe Trillville, what would it be?
Lil Atlanta: Yeahhhhhhhhh, shooooortyyyy!
Dirty Mouth: Trill!
Don P: One word? Ayyyyyyyy! Also, I got my brand new label, Trilltown Entertainment. Make sure yall go to www.trilltown.com. Also, hit up the Crunk Line, 678.438.3138. Yall call, leave your name, address, well send you free stuff. You can win stuff. You can call and talk s**t, say how much you love us, hate us, whatever. Oh yeah, we got the radio show, Trilltown Radio. This your boy Don P. Im the young Master P. I just build all this s**t. Whatever I can get my hands on, Im doing.