Exclusive: Newcomers The Knux "Ain't Worried About Making Money," Speak On Turning Down Offer To Sign W/ Eminem
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008 6:05AM
"It's a little rock. A little electronic band. Heavy f*cking hip-hop," Krispy told SOHH. "We treat it like a blank canvas and we just start f*cking paintin'. And there's no colors excluded from the canvas, so we can just put anything we want on that canvas, you know what I mean? That's how we see it, like art."
Claiming their main technique is rolling various styles "up in to one blunt," Knux also detailed where their stage name originated from and how they passed on a chance to join Eminem's roster.
"We used to be the Knuckle Heads," Al informed SOHH. "They used to call us the Knux, we used to write songs and hooks and all the industry cats would be like, 'Yo, I want the Knux.' Paul [Rosenberg] wanted to manage us when we got out of our management deal. Paul actually wanted us to sign to Shady Records but we actually weren't looking for that particular situation, we just wanted a manager -- in 2005."
"That sh*t is a total f*cking lie," Krispy said. "Our bio is mad dramatic. It's from the Interscope publicity department to make it seem more dramatic. We were on tour f*cking rocking those shows. Like literally, we got so many fans from doing that. We got no boos at any show. Com was just real with us. He's like one of the realest motherf*ckers in the music industry."
While today's record sales continue to slump, Knux feel success is now being measured in a completely new format.
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