Love it or hate it...Triple Cs have no intentions of slowing their grind until they touch every corner of the streets.
AllHipHop caught up with a Ross-less Triple Cs at a recent stop in Houston at Texas Southern University in the midst of hundreds of college students. The students bobbed approvingly to the vibes from their album Custom Cars and Cycles.
With street-hop pumping, Gunplay, Torch, and Young Breed chatted about their vision of thug.
AllHipHop.com: You guys have big names like Young Jeezy, The Game, Bun B, Gucci Mane, Mac 10, Warren G, and Yo Gotti.
Gunplay: We deal with people who deal with the streets. These are artists that are really fresh out of the streets.
Young Breed:Triple Cs collaborates with artists that control their markets, who have stepped up and earned their places in both the streets and the music business. AllHipHop.com: What did West Coast rappers like The Game, legends like Warren G and Mac 10 bring to the album?
Gunplay: They brought a special Cali feel to the tracks. It was cool to spit with cats who really know the streets. Shout out to Nickerson Gardens.
Torch: Show me your friends and Ill tell you who you are. Were real and the people we collaborate with are as well.
AllHipHop.com: There are those who insist that Hip-Hop is dead, and that there arent enough hood rappers who are really from the hood. Where does Triple Cs music fit in on the rap/street scene right now?
Torch: We are the streets.
Gunplay: We are. We dominate in every street market were thrown into, because were the truth, were real. Its harder to get commercialized, but we just have to make everybody else follow us instead of us following what everybody else is doing.
"There isnt a Hollywood bone
in our bodies. We make real music, because its real life for us, weve really been through it, weve survived it.
Triple Cs holds promise for the future of rap music."-Gunplay
AllHipHop.com: Who or what are the inspirations for your flows and your music?
Young Breed: Im from the South, better yet Im from Miami. I remember the days of heavy bass ridin to JT Money. Ive also been heavily inspired by Rick Ross, and when groups were hot, I rode wit Field Mob and MJG.
Gunplay: Whats good, Miami? I have to rep for Trick Daddy Dolla and JT Money. UGK, may Pimp C rest in peace. Theres of course Jay-Z, Nas, and ODB. ODB is the one who gave me my I dont give a f**k swag. You can call me YDB, young dirty bastard.
Torch: Im from New York so I draw a lot of my grind and hustle in the business from late rapper Big Pun. This was somebody we knew from the block who made it to success. One day in the Bronx, one day on TV. He showed it was really possible to get out of the hood and do something to better yourself and your career.
AllHipHop.com: What is the message you are trying to get across in your music?
Young Breed: Were normal people too. Fight for your dreams, anything is possible with hard work and dedication. Look at us, weve come from the streets, and were representing that.
Gunplay: There isnt a
Hollywood bone in our bodies. We make real music, because its real
life for us, weve really been through it, weve survived it.
Triple Cs holds promise for the future of rap music. There are still
hustlers out there that are willing to sacrifice benefits like Pepsi
commercials, in order to pump real music from the streets back into the
streets. The members of Triple Cs all brought a positive energy to the
stage at Texas Southern University. AllHipHop.com supports the street
artists in making their name regular in the mouths of music lovers and
the ears of their supporting listeners. Keep your mind on Triple Cs,
theyll be around a while, bringing the real streets over trill beats.