Singled Out: "After The Roc Split ... We Had A Case That Kept Us Out Of The U.S."
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 3:00PM
[SOHH highlights a newly-released single each week and offers a unique look at the song. After G-Note artist Hot Rod explained the inspiration behind his new track "Hot Girl", U.K. duo S.A.S. (Mega and Mayhem) and DJ D-Rocc discuss thei musical journey that inspired the song "Shout" from their U.S. Mixtape The Reintroduction.]
DJ Rocc: If you look at what's goin' in within the industry, you can tell that everyone is leaning toward that Euro-pop sound. So I started lookin' outside the U.S., and since I've been a fan of S.A.S for years, I recognized their grind. They run the overseas markets. The EuroGang movement is crazy.
Mega: The track "Shout" is really explainin' everything that had been goin' on with us behind the scenes. Everyone was sayin', "Well, they were down with Dipset and The Roc so what happened?"
Mayhem: After the Roc split in '04, we had a case that kept us out of the U.S. We were stuck in the U.K. and Dipset were too busy to intervene with our situation. It took us two years to get back in the U.S., but by then Jim (who brought us in) had dropped "Ballin'" and had become Jim Jones the rap star. Whereas before he saw us as an investment in this music thing, now we weren't so much of a priority.
Mega: This song catches people up on all the things we've been going through and what's going on now. We plan on settin' up a strong, new campaign in the U.S. so bear with us. We're independent, doing things out of pocket with no management. We're an ever-evolving [group] with a new sound so definitely stay on top of our music.
S.A.S. are a rap duo from the United Kingdom. Formerly associated with Roc-A-Fella and The Diplomats, their latest project alongside DJ D-Rocc, titled "The Reintroduction," is available now for free download.
Check out "Shout" below