GS Boyz: Stanky Legg Luminaries
When Soulja Boy Tell'Em taught us how to Superman, we thought we had
heard it all. Now we've been graced with the new phenomenon called the Stanky Legg. Everyone from fly girls to local science teachers
are leaning and shaking to it. Thanks to Arlington,
TX group GS Boyz it looks like Hip-Hop has a new move
to add to its ever growing list of dances.
Prince Charmin, Soufside, Slizz, Marc D., and D.K. make up the GS Boyz
and when they caught the attention of Atlanta's Yung Joc,
these teens found themselves coming off a hot show and into the arms of a record
deal. Are they here to stay? You be the judge.
how were you approached by Yung Joc?
happened was that Stanky Legg was getting a buzz
out here in Dallas at first and Bay Bay, a radio DJ for
K104 out here in Dallas, he liked the song and he wanted us to come out there [to] Shreveport, Louisiana at Club Coco's. We went out there for one of
our first big shows, and at the end of the night we had a good show. We came
out to the VIP room, and he said, Y'all kids just made history at Club
Coco's. And I said, For real? Well we all said, For real, and he was like,
Yeah I never promoted the song here; it's the first time I actually made the
song in the club, and people in Coco's they are a hard crowd. He said that we
actually had the crowd loud and we wrecked it. So he told us that he gonna have a deal for us in less
than a month.
All I know [is] he called me less than a month [later] and
he was like, Aye, didn't I say I would have a deal for you. I'm like, Bay Bay what are you talking about? He was like, I told you I
have a deal for you! And then Joc got on the phone
and is like, Woah, this is Joc!
And I was like, Ohhh. you ain't Joc! And then we just went
on from there. And [Joc] said, The song is hot, my
two little cousins came to me and my children came to me and they said, 'Joc do the Stanky Legg. And he
was like what is this Stanky Legg, so he loaded it
up and he said he'd seen a grandma and her daughter doing the dance and he just
had to get in contact with us.
AllHipHop.com: Where did the name GS Boyz come from?
AllHipHop.com: Well out here in
Dallas, when we first started off doing this there was a lot of fighting
cliques, like fighting groups, gangs, etc. Every time we used to be in the club
we always see before the club gets shut down people always in there fighting.
So me and Slizz we came up
with a word that would attract everybody and that was GS. We had girls in GS,
we had guys in GS and everybody looked at us like we the party people. So when
you go to GS that's where the guys and girls are kickin' it. They see us as a club scene. If you pop in our
music it's going to fulfill everything that you want, so GS was more to see if
we can making something positive out of all the
negative that was going on. Out here in Dallas all the kids are
loving us right and we're looking good.
AllHipHop.com: What have you guys been
music, working on our promo tour.
excited for it. Basically we've been getting ready for our promo tour and we gotta stay ready for our shows because we don't wanna go out to our shows and be half-steppin.
We want everything organized. So we can actually put on a show and everybody
can leave and be like, They really know how to put on a show. And if we come
back, they'll wanna come
back and spend their money. So if Soulja Boy's
headlining and we're opening up for him, or it's vice versa, we're making sure
that when they leave our name is in their mouth. GS Boyz
they hot; we really gotta see them.
AllHipHop.com: So you guys think
you're going to work with Soulja Boy later this year?
Prince: Yeah, I
have no problem with that. If he hits us up, sure why not?
AllHipHop.com: What is your response
to criticism that you guys are another one hit wonder?
Prince: It's just
funny because everybody said the same thing about Soulja
Boy and look he's the master of a lot of stuff right now.
D.K.: We ain't going nowhere.
AllHipHop.com: What kind of affect has
growing up in Dallas had on your music?
Marc D.: Well, I
wouldn't say where we lived or where we started the group, but where we came
from and where we were raised at some points does have to do with our music.
Our experiences make our music better. When we write about real life
experiences you can feel the music a whole lot better. Meaning we can go, where
he [Prince] says Soufside brings the party-ness, but then again we can bring the seriousness of it.
Meaning how hard it was growing up at first where we first lived before we got
to where we are now or before we first met. We talk about what has happened and
you can feel it and it makes the music a whole lot better.
AllHipHop.com: What kind of music
should we except to hear on this album you're working on?
Prince: Well, Soufside he brings the party-ness
of the GS Boyz. D.K. he's the singer; he brings the
slowness of the GS Boyz. Marc D. he's the producer/beatmaker; he brings the music to the GS Boyz. Me and Slizz
we just write the music for the boys and we just in it as a team. So basically,
if threw a little bit of Snap Your Fingers from Lil Jon and some old Pretty
Ricky and Jagged Edge together into one group with some normal music in there,
then you got GS Boyz. That's