News: Rick Ross' Triple C's On Maintaining Rap Buzz, "We Dominate In Every Street Market"
Monday, Dec 28, 2009 2:35PM
Rick Ross' group Triple C's recently spoke on staying relevant in a changing rap game and how their dominance extends beyond their Miami, Florida hometown.
According to Ross' right hand man, Gunplay, the crew is keeping hip-hop alive.
"We are [the streets]," he explained in an interview. "We dominate in every street market we're thrown into, because we're the truth, we're real. It's harder to get commercialized, but we just have to make everybody else follow us instead of us following what everybody else is doing...There isn't a Hollywood bone in our bodies. We make real music, because it's real life for us, we've really been through it, we've survived it. Triple C's 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." (All Hip Hop)
Young Breed also touched on their aim to do records with relevant artists.
"Triple C's collaborates with artists that control their markets," he added, "who have stepped up and earned their places in both the streets and the music business." (All Hip Hop)
Last month, Torch explained the issues he had with artists like KRS-One speaking on the death of real hip-hop.
"You notice it's the people that always say 'Hip-Hop is dead,' they ain't got no [money]," Torch explained in an interview. "And to top it all off, it's like, hip-hop is dead but when they had their run, the same people that say these things, they be in pictures with AK's, they forget all that now. You need your track record, do your homework and the same record that peole are pointing their fingers, you gotta realize, every time you point your finger, the other four are pointing right back at you. You gotta understand what's going on. So at the end of the day, I ain't with the finger pointing and the other four pointing back at you, but at the end of the day, music is music. You stay in your genre of music." (Rolling Out TV)
Gunplay referenced one of KRS-One's most notable albums and mocked the current hip-hop trends.
"Criminal Minded [cough cough]!," Gunplay laughingly added. "Mainstream is lamesteam...Is you [rappers] getting money? Y'all ain't from where we from. That's all we know. You talk about your tight jeans and snapping fingers." (Rolling Out TV)
Check out a recent Rick Ross & Triple C's SOHH interview below: