YOUNG GIANTZ (June 2009) | Interview By: Jose Ho-Guanipa|
Dubcnn recently linked up with the up and coming duo from the westcoast who
have certainly grown up around the right people to hone their talents. The
Young Giantz are brothers Bigg Joe West and Duece Mac, the sons of Playa
Hamm. In this exclusive video interview the pair sit down to discuss their
upbringing and the unique life that has seen them spend time alongside
artists including DJ Quik and the Penthouse Playas Clique. Their father
Playa Hamm also spoke during the interview on his opinions of his sons
following in his footsteps. Young Giantz go into detail about their debut
mixtape G'Qcality and the production you can expect on there from Battlecat,
Qluso and many more.
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Interview was conducted in May 2009
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Dubcnn: What’s up everyone this Jose with Dubcnn right here with
Young Giantz. You might have first seen ‘em when we dropped a couple of
their tracks on Dubcnn on the website. You guys did a freestyle I think
Bigg Joe West: A couple freestyles, we put our single on there, which is
“West”, produced by my boy Qluso, him right there. That’s the first
thing they put on there then we just been dropping stuff every now and
just gon’ keep comin’ hard with new songs. We got the “G’Qcality Mixtape
Volume 1” coming out me and my bro. Just goin’ hard for the West Coast
you know what I mean.
Dubcnn: Alright so yeah we kinda gave you an introduction to
them but this is kinda gonna be the formal introduction to Young Giantz.
These guys have hip-hop in their family. They grew up with it. Their
father’s Playa Hamm and he was in Penthouse Player’s Clique.
Playa Hamm: For life, it don’t stop.
Dubcnn: So you know these guys were raised around music, raised
around hip-hop. They’re Deuce Mac and Bigg Joe West.
Bigg Joe West: I’m Bigg Joe West.
Deuce Mac: I’m Deuce Mac.
Dubcnn: And Qluso, he’s their producer, he does some of their
beats, very talented dude. So yeah this is the introduction to Young
Giantz. First off, let’s talk about how you guys got into this. When did
you decide that you guys wanted to be rappers?
Deuce Mac: We been doin’ it for a minute. I can’t really recall
a year but this is what we been doin’ since we was kids, chillin’ with
the homies, just doin’ our thing, just rapping. It came from Pops so we
really had no choice but to just get into it. But I think I was about
like 15,16 when I really like wanted to go hard and Pops was like,
“Let’s take it to the next level, let’s go hard with this, let’s do
Bigg Joe West: Yeah once we realized this is what we really want to do
we just went hard with it. I started serious. Like I said we been doin’
it cause we grew up around it watching Pops watching Quik, Tweed
Cadillac and being around it and then once we got older and we started
getting good at it we just felt like this is what we really want to do.
We felt like we kinda like born to do it. Cause at one point I didn’t
even want to rap, cause I’m a real laid back dude, I’m shy. But once I
started gettin’ it, gettin’ good… Pop’s use to be on me. One time I
tried to come spit something, he’d let me know, ”Son you ain’t ready.”
Then one day we just went in and got hard and came with the Young Giantz
man and we’ve been goin’ hard ever since. And we brothers, you know what
I’m sayin’, so it’s real family, it’s just a beautiful thing. It’s what
we do. We didn’t just wake up like, “Yeah I wanna rap cause we see
everybody doing it.” This is what we really do and it’s really from the
soul or from the heart.
Dubcnn: This question’s actually for Playa. You had two kids,
you were in the industry, you were in the rap game for a minute. Did you
want them to follow in your footsteps or did it just kind of happen?
Playa Hamm: Sorta kinda both ways. I wanted them to do whatever
they wanted to do. I never forced it on them. I let them pick what they
wanted to do and I was gonna support whatever they chose but at the same
time it’s like anything when you establish a family business you want
your kids to get involved in it and hopefully take it further than you.
So based on my folks I was already gettin’ down with and things we was
tryin’ to make happen I basically allowed them to grow at their own
pace, never forced it, never expected them to be what I want them to be
I just wanted them to be whatever they wanted to be. And the opportunity
presented itself for them to start really doing it. When I basically
semi-retired, I started putting all mine into theirs. Basically that’s
how it went from there.
Dubcnn: When do you first remember being around hip-hop music?
Deuce Mac: Man I can’t not remember being around it, birth,
Dubcnn: It’s part of your life.
Deuce Mac: I was born into it. At the first Penthouse, 84, I
was born in 84, the first Penthouse was “Mom’s House”. I just been in
it. I can’t recall not being around hip-hop. I can’t recall it not
seeing Pops rapping or Quik doing his thing. Ever since I can remember,
I remember I was about four years old and I was rapping some shit that
Pops had wrote for me. Did you write that for me that time?
Playa Hamm: Yeah basically.
Deuce Mac: Yeah Pops had wrote me something I was four and I spit it,
it’s on my myspace page, and ever since then it’s been music everyday,
that’s all he do [Playa], I ain’t never seen him do nothin’ else.
Bigg Joe West: Like I said it’s in us, it’s not on us. It’s what we do.
It’s hard to just really pinpoint when, we just been around it, and we
stay around it, all day everyday. And we live it.
Dubcnn: So did you have any advice to give them when they
decided that this is what they were gonna do, from your experience?
Playa: Yeah I just wanted them to stay giving with their music.
I didn’t want them to be comin’ to get something without giving back. So
my main advice to give them everyday is, “While you havin’ fun and you
entertainin’ stay givin’ something with your music. Cause if you expect
to get the most out of it, you gotta give the most to it.” So when they
get down, they represent theyselves with they lyrics or in they
presentation or whatever they tryin’ to get down with, I make sure that
they, from my perspective, move me, from being an original in the music
from way back when hip-hop first started. So I try to make sure that
they can move me, but at the same time, be themselves. So I sprinkle
here and there, just give them ideas and concepts. I don’t ever force
them to do it my way, but what I do is just be like, “Man if I was you
I’d do it like this.” Hopefully they take a piece of that, keep it
themselves and then keep mashin’ in they direction. But the main thing
is stay giving. Always give with your music. The music gives so much to
us. You know I’m a blessed individual because of this music so I make
sure they understand the responsibility that comes with them blessings.
Dubcnn: F’sho. You guys are part of a West Coast tradition. What
do you guys think about the state of West Coast hip-hop right now?
Deuce Mac: I’mma take it back to what Pops said, it ain’t a lot
of giving. Everybody, like he said, it’s people takin’. I feel like West
Coast is cool, I don’t feel we ever fell off or anything, but I do feel
like we need to give more. Give more to our people because rapping is so
much bigger and stronger than what we make it to be, what people seem
like. Everything you say it goes a long way, it’s like a ripple effect.
I only see really the lack of like he just said, the giving. I don’t see
Bigg Joe West: The unity, you know the unity sucks over here due to a
lot of immature reasons, personal reasons, so you know we feel like we
should really all come together and really go hard for each other. Cause
we powerful man, we possess a beautiful thing in this music. I feel like
we looked up to, as far as the West Coast, by everybody, the most. You
look at everybody on TV, you see things, you see this, you can see our
influence in almost everybody. But once we start tryin’ to doing what
other people are doing, and what’s hot and what’s not and, “This is what
it’s suppose to be,” and it’s not coming from the heart and you just
trying to rap like this because you see he gettin’ it doing it like
that, that shit suck. Like he said we just need to give more and come
from the heart and be more thought-provoking rather than just, “That’s
what I’mma do cause the homie doing it.” Ain’t really no content or
nothing. We just need to come together. And unity, I can’t stress that
no more man. If we can all get together, I mean everybody, just come
together and really work together, and get off this bullshit, this shit
could be so much bigger. So that’s a message to whoever on that dumb
shit. Let’s come together with that. No matter what type of problem you
got with somebody, let’s get over that shit and get this West shit
Playa Hamm: to elaborate a little further, not to cut you off son. You
know the greed and the politics is involved in everything that you do.
So basically you can respect and understand when certain individuals
have to do certain things to please those that’s allowing them to eat.
But at the same time there’s so much money to be made all over the
world. There’s so many different things we can do as far as making
things happen with this music. And it seems like a lot of cats just get
caught up in them little niches or whatever them little traps where they
feel like they can only do this or only do that or they can’t get with
they folks or they can’t get down with they folks for whatever reason
cause whatever else they into. And it’s like you gotta give him another
alternative, give him another option. You know it’s really the greed and
the politics, but at the same time it’s the individual himself who gotta
take it upon himself.
You know most cats who really get down and make things happen, they
respected for doing that. When they say, “You know what, I know it’s
going down like that over there, but I’mma still involve my people,
I’mma still get down.” We know we can’t make everybody see what we see
but if we represent what we represent from this family perspective, stay
down with those that been down from the very beginning. And if cats keep
pullin’ they own weight and playin’ they position then we can win you
know. But a lot of cats homie they just get caught up in what people
think that don’t know ‘em or what people say that only try to take
advantage of ‘em, then you see what happen, and that’s where the West is
at right now. You know you got your boy Dre, you got Snoop, you know
them cats is the top of the game right now and everybody in the West got
to be aspiring to be where them brothers is at. At the same time you got
powerful cats like Battlecat and even Quik and other powerful producers,
you got E-40 up North, or Short, you got the niggas that I know, who in
positions to make more things happen and they just not doing it. And I
think they need to be doing more because you know where we come from
with this, the things we can make happen, we cheatin’ ourselves if we
don’t do something different, and them cats know exactly who they are
Dubcnn: So you guys are coming onto the scene right now and
people are just starting to get to know you. What are you trying to say
or do or show with your music? When you drop that mixtape what do you
want people to get out of it?
Deuce Mac: We just want ‘em to get it’s real. We just
displaying like he said, the unity, the loyalty. Loyalty is big with us
because it’s all family with us. This my brother, that’s my pops, we got
the same moms, we grew up in the same houses, we been living together
all our lives. That’s basically what we display homie just the truth
really, from the heart. We don’t really got nothing else to give but
ourselves. We just givin’ you the uncut the truth, the loyalty that we
Playa Hamm: And have fun. Like he said the unity. But mainly have fun,
be real to yourself, be real to those that’s real with you, be honest
about who and what you are without puttin’ no airs. You know you wanna
get somewhere in life, it’s okay to speak on that. You look at where the
rap game is now, a lot of them cats prophesized the things that have
occurred before they occur. They spoke on ‘em and then they came into
being. That’s another thing I try to give these cats is make sure they
understand that what they say is very powerful and it might move other
individuals too. So if you speak on something that you want to occur,
speak on what you want to occur. You look at the game and a lot of cats
speak on negative shit before it happen and then bam it happens. Niggas
gotta recognize what they power is. So that’s what they music is about
too homie, about being real with yourself, staying loyal and unifying
with those that’s loyal and unified with you and at the same time enjoy
life and have fun. It’s full circle, we inspired by everything we live.
That’s why even when cats ain’t around they still inspire us. And even
though we might not say names, we might not holla at those niggas
directly, we know them niggas feelin’ us, from all over the world.
We inspired by the Eminems and Jay-Zs, we inspired by the Little Waynes,
we inspired by the things these cats do. So when we holla back at ‘em,
the same way we take some of the shit they say personal. We definitely
are trying to make music that we feel, and because these cats is my
seed, I try to make sure that yeah I move, like I said before, and they
still do they thang. But I wanna be able to reach way further than just
they demographic, they peers. So we try to make music that’s more mature
than they actually are sometimes, and at the same time touch the world
with it. Feed us and enjoy it. We got a long way to go but at the same
time we a lot further than a lot of niggas we see out there eatin’. It
ain’t no disrespect, it’s just the truth. We eatin’ too though. We
Bigg Joe West: Just enjoying life. That’s what it’s about, it’s about us
enjoying ourselves and just presenting us and just having fun and being
positive and just speaking on the real. We not saying or putting
ourselves in one genre like backpack or gangster rap, we global, we’re
whatever. We understand, we live life, so we deal with everything. And
that’s how we coming, we coming with life. That’s our music; it’s life,
just like that. You can’t put no, you can’t sugarcoat it. You can’t put
us in no segment or nothing, even though that’s what people do, and
that’s most likely what’ll get done. But at the end of the day that’s
not what it is. And when you hear the music and you listen to us and you
really listening you gon’ understand that and you can see that. It’s
real, it’s life, Giant Life. That’s why we Young Giantz. We bigger than
all that bullshit. You come at us with the bullshit around us with all
that bullshit you gon’ understand that we don’t fuck around with the
bullshit. So that’s just how it is.
Dubcnn: Where’d you guys come up with that name? You were
talking about it, Young Giantz.
Bigg Joe West: My father actually came with it. One day we was chillin’,
‘cause I use to be in a rap group with my homies before me and my
brother was actually a rap group. I was rappin’ with my homies we had a
little group called Young Ps. Shout out to my boy Ralph and Fresh
Miguel, wassup my nigga? We doin’ our thang or whatever, we just doing
whatever, this when pops used to be on my head dissin’ me and shit. I
come home and my brother you know, cause I was in LA still and my
brother had moved away for a minute, and we just, he let me hear what he
was doing, and I’m lettin’ him hear what I’m doing and then I come out
Deuce Mac: We had young Gs with our old boy Mike. I think it was Young
Gunz at first, then you know Jay-Z and them had they thing going. But
this was way before then I think, it was. We had YG it was Young Gunz.
But then one day when me and my brother brought it together, like he
said when we got together to do our thing Pops stepped in and was like,
“Well I want y’all to be YGs but I don’t want it to be.”
Playa Hamm: No negative context.
Deuce Mac: So we was trying to think, “What ya’ll want it to be, Young
Gangstas?” He was like, “Nah.” So we kept guessing and he was like,
“Young Giantz.” So once he said Young Giantz it kind of stuck with us
and, shit, we been pushing it ever since, and that’s what we do.
Bigg Joe West: When he said it, it was bigger than life. As soon as you
hear YGs you think Young Gangstas we was like, “Hell naw! YGs?” But then
he was like, “Naw nigga Young Giantz.” And we was
like, “That’s fire.” And that really represent us.
Deuce Mac: This was way before a lot of the youngs. We been pushing this
name for a long time before everybody was Young Jeezy, Young Dro, and
Young Whoop de whoop. A lot of youngs coming out. We was already pushin’
that young line, but you know we ain’t gon’ stop what we doing because
of what everybody else doing.
Dubcnn: You guys are fairly young so you got that.
Playa Hamm: Yeah it’s a state of mind too you know, it’s a way
of life. Young Giantz; Giant Life. It’s how we livin’, just like the
Players Clique was. It was more than just niggas rapping, it was niggas
comin’ together with somethin’ other than whatever else was in the
streets crackin’. It was how we was livin’. That Penthouse Players
Clique was the way we thought, and it still is the way I think and
that’s why we continue to push the line with these cats. It ain’t gon’
stop they just the PPC all over again as far as I’m concerned.
Bigg Joe West: And it’s still PPC, still Penthouse. You gon’ hear it and
that’s still here, we still pushin’ that.
Deuce Mac: Shout outs to Tweed Cadillac, he out there doing his thang up
North. Wassup my main man? Much love man.
Bigg Joe West: Rest in peace Eazy E, Mausberg.
Dubcnn: F’sho. So who’d you guys work with on the mixtape “G’Qcality”?
Deuce: We worked with Qluso of course, we got Pops on there
representin’, we got Battlecat, we got a producer called AM, Antonio
Martinez, a producer out of San Bernandino area. Who else did some beats
on there? Siege, Bookie Loc, Bookie Loc from Compton, that’s our folks
man, much love to Bookie. Who else, Siege, a cat named Siege, where he
Bigg Joe West: Siege, from Detroit, holla at me man, hot as hell.
Deuce: Andre Wilson, he part of the Gat-Band family, Andre Wilson, Dre
Playa Hamm: Polo.
Deuce Mac: Oh, Polo, Toke. Lokie the YG. A lot of the people we dealin’
with is from where we come from. It’s much more of a family thing with
us. Just ‘cause he’s hot we don’t just go run and deal with him. We deal
with people that we chill with, we deal with on a regular basis. As far
as producers I think that would wrap it up right there.
Bigg Joe West: As far as features, we got Pops on there, we got Tweed
Cadillac, we got a track with the Penthouse Players Clique, it’s hot.
Deuce Mac: We sent something to Maestro and G Malone, they should get
back to us.
Bigg Joe West: G Malone, we tryin’ to get them on something. Like he
said we just keepin’ it all in man and just makin’ good music ‘cause we
doin’ it everyday. You know we wake up in the mornin’ we eat, go into
the studio. It’s just family, it’s like we chillin’ right now when we
makin’ music. And that’s just how we doin’ it, you know what I mean. And
that’s pretty much gon’ be on there. We just gon’ keep droppin’ em. You
know after this one we’ll hit it with the streets, you know, they gon’
love it, and we gon’ keep feedin’ em, “G’Qcality”, California.
Dubcnn: You guys have worked with some people with experience in
the game, obviously, your father, Battlecat…
Deuce Mac: We even worked with Quik before.
Dubcnn: Yeah, Quik too. What kind of input did they give you on
how to make it in the game?
Bigg Joe West: Stay humble, a lot of times they want us to stay
humble, stay truthful. You know stay true to ourself, just make good
music and work hard.
Deuce Mac: One thing we get from Pops, work hard everyday. Read and
write, really fundamental shit, read and write. That’s what Pops always
tell us. But everybody else, like he said, “Be humble, stay smashin’ and
never give up.”
Qluso: School’s always been an important factor for y’all. That’s
another thing that’s important too. These are cats that sacrificed their
education to do the movement for what they doin’. They actually followed
the process of school. They finished school, they still have aspirations
to go to college and things like that ‘cause you don’t wanna ever say
that you’re substituting one for the other. You gotta have both because
the reason that they’re articulate and able to speak and actually say
things that makes sense because they’ve been in school. So all of that
is part of being able to understand what it is that’s going on. ‘Cause
if you can’t speak you never know, like how they say, “Those who hungry
gotta speak to be fed.” If you don’t know what to ask for, how you ever
gonna get successful? So that’s part of what it is, and they’re not,
just letting people know that, just because they’re doing what they’re
doing, they’re not substituting education, that’s part of it, that’s
what makes it work. That’s why their pen, it keeps your pen game tight.
‘Cause the more words you know the more ideas you come with and the more
ways that you able to put sentences together that make sense and not
just put together a whole bunch of words that don’t mean anything
Bigg Joe West: We really with sayin’ something. We want you to know us
through our music, we really with that.
Deuce Mac: We ain’t tell you to pick up no gun and shoot nobody unless
that’s some shit we into doin’. We ain’t into the bullshit, we ain’t
into that, we just displayin’ real game and hopefully
everybody can use it and move on forward in they life to something
Playa Hamm: Damn sure gotta recognize where you at if you got to have
your protection with you though.
Deuce Mac: Oh yeah most definitely.
Bigg Joe West: South Central LA baby, be careful (laughter).
Dubcnn: So yeah when do you think the mixtape’s gonna drop?
‘Cause I know we were talking to you guys earlier and you know some
other stuff happened.
Deuce Mac: Well you know we just got two songs in from our
cousin Bugsy to really finish the album up. Shout out to Bugsy out there
in Vegas, that’s our cousin too, our real cousin at that, not just
talkin’ nephew and cousin talk you know. We really finished right now so
we should hopefully be droppin’ it early June, early June we should be
finishin’ up. We got our boy Michael Frank, wanna shout out Michael
Frank he mixin’ it down for us, getting’ it together for us, pullin’
everything tight. He been workin’ with Pops from back in the day. You
probably heard him on some of the “Bangin’ on Wax” shit from back in the
day, he did a little work on that. But man by the beginning of June w
should be done with the mixtape and hittin’ the streets with it, hittin’
the streets real hard.
Bigg Joe West: Hittin’ the streets with it, everywhere, shows, Dubcnn.
Deuce Mac: Wherever we can put it we gon’ put it.
Bigg Joe West: Most definitely shout out to Dubcnn too man, ‘cause you
the first website that we reached out to and actually embraced us. You
know shout out to Rud, y’all lookin’ out and we appreciate that ‘cause a
lot of websites they be kinda bougie, “Ah, we don’t know, who are you?”
So we really appreciate that and we understand that y’all got a genuine
heart and a genuine love for the West Coast.
Dubcnn: Yeah definitely. So yeah let’s talk about shows. What
have you guys been doing to get your name out there and build some buzz
before the mixtape drops? You guys doing shows or what are y’all doing?
Deuce Mac: Street, really been beatin’ the pavement. We had
pressed up like a little 8-song like kinda CD that we was pushin’ on the
streets. We probably pushed about 2000 of ‘em on the streets as far as
out there where we livin’ at right now in the Inland Empire area and
shows, we doin’ shows. Some of ‘em we sell tickets to get down, some of
‘em we just get down based on the fact you know people feelin’ us and
all that. But really the shows and beatin’ the pavement with the music
that’s really what we been really doin’ as far as to get the buzz goin’.
But now the CD that we puttin’ together now should be the one that’s gon’
let everybody know. It got it all on there, it’s the whole streets, the
global; it’s global.
Bigg Joe West: It’s not like an average mixtape, we got music on there.
We ain’t on there just rappin’ about gang of shit. We really got good
songs and it’s really good music.
Playa Hamm: We just tryin’ to make records, records that’ll stand
forever, you know, that’ll be timeless.
Deuce Mac: Timeless, timeless.
Dubcnn: So after the mixtape drops are you guys thinking about
full-length stuff or an album? What are your plans on that, what do you
think about that?
Deuce Mac: Right now we workin’ with Battlecat, he doin’ some
production for us, he just sent us a couple of new beats and stuff, all
original. All our music is original too, even the mixtape music.
Everything is original. We not really using everybody else beats to rap
over so we gon’ be makin’ it happen like that.
Bigg Joe West: We definitely plan on doing that, but at the same time we
just gon’ keep hittin’ y’all with hot shit until… We ain’t gon’ stop, we
just gon’ keep comin’ with music. And when the situation presents
itself, we gon’ come with that album, and, you know, another classic. We
tryin’ to drop classics no matter what. We ain’t gotta wait until we
drop an album that’s actually in the store or with a label or anything,
we droppin’ classics. We are classic. Pops is classic.
Playa Hamm: Yeah and we also tryin’ to do our own thing as far as the
label is concerned and the worldwide web is concerned. So when the
people out there demand the album or something like that, a package on
that level, we’ll do that. It really basically depends on what happens
with the mixtape and what happens with the individuals that we tryin’ to
reach out and touch right now ‘cause we lookin’ to align ourselves with
some individuals that wanna see us with it too. The same way that they
seein’ theyselves, the same way we wanna see them with it. So based on,
you know, anything can happen type of attitude, at the same time we just
gonna keep makin’ music and keep mashin’. You know I’m even thinkin’
about, you know, comin’ out of semi-retirement if the motivation strikes
me and the inspiration is there, you know, and the people wanna hear
something after they hear what we done done together. I still get down,
I still got that gift. But the main thing is pushin’ the line with them
and makin’ sure they ready to do whatever the opportunity presents
itself ,you know we get down with it.
Deuce Mac: Still talkin’ that shit, servin’ it up. Still servin’.
Dubcnn: So yeah what are your guys’ goal in the game? Where do
you see yourselves in five, ten years as artists?
Bigg Joe West: Man we got kids, I got a daughter on the way,
comfortable. Ballin’! (laughin’).
Deuce Mac: You know just chillin’ man, and just comfortable, music.
Bigg Joe West: Comfortable doin’ music. Puttin’ music out, puttin’ other
people out. And just feedin’, feedin’ ours. As long as everybody eatin’
we cool. Getting’ ours is gettin’ mine, see that’s the sayin’ so if we
all eatin’ then that’s all we need. We not really trippin’ off all that
other shit, we just wanna eat and be comfortable and make sure everybody
we with. If I got a Benz, they got a Benz. If I got a Phantom, they got
a Phantom. Not them niggas that want to pull up and be the only nigga
with the Phantom.
Deuce Mac: If I got a rag deuce, he got a rag deuce (laugher).
Playa Hamm: Even if there’s only one Phantom, it’s like it’s everybody
car. Even if there’s only one lolo you know. We eat with one fork
Bigg Joe West: We let you borrow it, that’s how we do it.
Deuce Mac: Like he said what you see is what you get man. It’s a family
affair, even Qluso man, it’s family. We all family up in here man.
That’s what you get with us man, family. We ain’t trippin’ on nobody, we
don’t give a fuck what colors you got on, you see we wear whatever the
fuck we wanna wear. So it’s really just a family thing with us homie
that‘s all. So five years from now I see myself sittin’ in the little
Chevy, at the stoplight bangin’ my shit livin’ good. On my way to the
studio to keep puttin’ in work. Like I said raisin’ our kids man. I got
a son, he got a daughter on the way.
Playa Hamm: And we wanna make movies and shit. We write little shit, we
be doin’ little comedy shit around the house sometimes. So we might put
together a movie or something. If we see them cats do it we can do it. I
mean, ‘cause basically by us being regular folks, we see what the game
do to a lot of people. And the riches and the fame and all that, and
even though we aspire to that, at the same time we kinda don’t wanna
sacrifice. I don’t wanna sell our souls or our manhood for what’s out
there in the world homie. We kinda make ourselves comfortable with a
little bit. We ain’t tryin’ to do the most but at the same time we tryin’
to do everything to try and make things happen. So we with all the forms
of creativity that we blessed to be a part of. We gon’ make some things
happen, but in five or ten years I wanna be in a boat somewhere and
these niggas callin’ me on the phone and I’m basically callin’ in
directions. That’s what I wanna do. You know I wanna be able to relax
all day everyday, change the weather like them niggas say, whenever it’s
possible. Just steady eatin’ man and steady givin’ with what we doin’,
it’s all about the givin’, it’s all about the givin’.
Dubcnn: Alright man, well we’re about to wrap up. Is there
anything you wanna say just to close out?
Bigg Joe West: Just be lookin’ out for the “G’Qcality Mixtape”. Shout
out to Chino, our boy that do the clothes you know what I mean.
Deuce Mac: Yeah “G’Qcality” in effect, that’s also the name of the
mixtape comin’ out. G’Qcality Clothing Line, official hustler’s apparel,
original California wear. We pushin’ the line with this shit man.
Bigg Joe West: Yeah West Coast. Shout out to the homie Big Fella, Young
Hyenas, y’all know what’s up. G-Notes, Kwan, G-Rock, told you I got you
boy, y’all niggas keep smashin’ man. And we just gonna keep doin’ this
music man. West Coast, Penthouse Players Clique, we still here. So now
y’all get to see us and be like, “Who is these niggas?” Yes.
Deuce: Mac: Whenever you see that Giant Life imprint, that’s us man.
Playa Hamm: Giant Life. Eternal.
Bigg Joe West: Rough Dog, what it do? Battlecat what it do man?
Basically that’s what it is man. Shout out to all the West Coast artists
man. ‘Cause we like what everybody doin’. Everybody comin’ together,
y’all on the forefront, y’all representing, so that’s enough for us.
Deuce Mac: We gon’ have to bring it together. If niggas wanna change all
this bullshit that’s goin’ on man we gonna have to bring it together and
change it ourselves homie and come together as a powerful force man and
make this shit happen you know as far as this West Coast revival, how
people say that’s what you need or whatever. You know as far as that, if
we can all just come together and get along homie we can make it happen.
Because like he said man we one of the, if not the, we are the most
influential coast that I feel to every do this. Much love to everybody
from everywhere ‘cause G’s up, and you know the rest of the story.
Dubcnn: Alright man, well thanks for the interview, thanks for
the time. Be on the lookout for the mixtape, Young Giantz, thanks to
Playa Hamm for coming out, Quloso, Qluso, my bad. You know what, it’s
all love and fam out here, it’s West Coast.
Playa Hamm: Chuuch.
Deuce Mac: Dubs up.
Dubcnn: Alright. Let’s get back to the basketball game, and see
the Lakers in their game seven. See what happens, see what happens.
Bigg Joe West: LA, whoopin’ y’all ass nigga.
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