Guest Star: "Opening Up For The Legendary Snoop Dogg Makes Us Feel Blessed"
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 2:50PM
[With rap veteran Snoop Dogg currently on tour throughout the United Kingdom this month, hip-hop newcomers The Airplane Boys' Beck Motley and Bon Voyage reflect on being his opening act.]
We're managed by the same management company and it was just a blessing. We grew up listening to Snoop Dogg and we knew it was going to only be a matter of time before we met him.
I think the difference with touring with Snoop in the past and now is we're growing as artists and this is our first time having gone international and there's a lot of people who have heard of the Airplane Boys. We're just trying to make our presence known. We're just trying to do our part and enjoy being young and living life.
We've learned that the UK crowd and their taste in music is very open-minded. We're very excited when we get to perform for them. We're new artists out here and we're just enjoying the ride. Being artists, we need believers and not followers. Opening up for the legendary Snoop Dogg makes us feel blessed. We can only go up from here. -Beck Motley
It's management and we're just really blessed to be a part of this. It's our second tour and our first international tour with this guy. One of the first tracks we recorded to was "Gin & Juice" and we told Snoop that and now obviously the relationship has grown. It's definitely surreal and we're happy.
We're always a little anxious to get on the stage before we get on. The first time touring with him definitely broke us out and now we've been kind of getting it in. UK is big but regardless, we're always ready for the challenge.
We're blessed that the ladies feel us. The women always show us a lot of love before and after the shows. The ladies are very important to us. A lot of the things we talk about are about ladies or about relationships and we're glad that people can just relate to it in general. -Bon Voyage
The Airplane Boys (Beck Motley & Bon Voyage) are an evolutionary breed of sound that pushes the barriers of modern music. Having mastered their craft with a better grasp of mainstream music, The Airplane Boys have begun to make their move into the pop music industry. Their digital sound constantly evolves; built on captivating synths, experimental drum patterns and intricate lyrics. APB has opened for J.Cole on the Cole World Tour and will be hitting the road with Snoop Dogg for his UK tour on 10/6-10/9 (10/6 in Liverpool @ Liverpool Echo Arena; 10/7 in London @ O2 Arena; 10/8 in Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena; and 10/9 in Glasgow @ Glasgow Secc). APB will be opening up for Kendrick Lamar in New York mid-october. Facebook.com/theairplaneboys Twitter.com/theairplaneboys