Through nefarious and unscrupulous ways AllHipHop.com has hijacked an exclusive interview with Aaron McGruder from his own boondocksbootleg.com. McGruder rarely does interviews and this was the easiest way to obtain it so we got it. Don't ask how. This a partial interview for your reading pleasure. We're hoping to obtain a second part soon. Wish us luck!
BB: So thanks for sitting down with us. Were pretty excited about this because
we know you dont really like doing interviews anymore. What made you talk to
AM: Its my website. So hopefully I can stop anything from going out that,
you know... Might start trouble.
BB: Maybe. But isnt most of your career based on trouble?
AM: I dont know. Some of it. But at a certain point I just decided I was a
private person and stopped doing press. I stopped doing interviews,
stopped doing lectures. It killed my book sales [laughs], not that those
were ever very good... but yeah, I prefer to speak through the work. There
isnt any dignified way to be famous anymore.
BB: Okay. So you dont mind if the show causes trouble.
AM: Yeah, thats different. The Boondocks is always gonna cause a little
trouble I guess.
BB: Do you miss the comic strip and the ability to comment on the day to day
news, or is that what made you launch the new website.
AM: Well, to be honest, while I was writing the show I didnt have time to do
anything else, so no I didnt miss it at all. But when we launched the new
site it seemed like a natural kind of transition back to the kind of thing I
used to do with the strip... just without all the drawing and the deadlines
which is good. But its been fun. I dont really run this site --
BB: Yes, I know.
AM: Ive wanted to have a site like this for a long time... I just never
personally had the time to do it. I wish I had done this ten years ago and
stuck with it. So it seemed like with the show coming back it was a good
time to launch it.
BB: Oh yeah, that thing. Speaking of which, trailer looks great.
AM: You have to say that, you work for me.
BB: Yeah, but people seem to really like it. What are you thoughts on the season
3 so far? Is it finished?
AM: You know its not finished, you work here --
BB: Dude, its for the interview.
AM: Right, my bad. Okay.
BB: Were pretending like I dont know --
AM: No, I get it. Okay, so... No, the seasons not finished yet. Ive seen a
maybe nine completed episodes.
BB: Okay, so I think what everyone wants to know is, what the fuck, why did it
take so long to come back?
AM: Yeah. Well... okay. The show is incredibly complicated to produce. Everyone kept saying the show was delayed, but I kept thinking, no, we knew it was going to take this long. Part of the problem is me. The writing process takes nearly a year all by itself.
To Be Continued