Describe the concept behind the title Acid Rap.
I started on the tape in June of last year and I was listening to a lot of Roy Ayers, like acid jazz instrumentals and acid jazz compilations and just really listening to a lot of reggae and bass and smooth shit. I started with "Juice." "Juice" was the first record where I was like, alright, this is going to be on my Acid Rap tape and generally I started taking a lot of LSD in the summer and recording on LSD and I just started calling those sessions the acid rap sessions. That was actually before I decided it was going to be the Acid Rap tape. It just came together and I just thought it was a cool concept and it just grew into something more and becoming a bigger project than I thought it would be.
Do you have a favorite song on the mixtape?
My favorite song is called, "Interlude" and it's a love song. It's the only love song on the tape and it just really puts out a good message. It's really short and sweet. It's a really feel-good track and it's there kind of just between all the different styles and the questions on the tape and it's kind of just like the one definitive answer within the tape. It's like, this is what love is, ya know?
Are there any labels that currently have your interest?
I can't really get into specific shit about labels but I mean, we did the Acid Rap tape independent and I had a lot of fun doing that along with 10day and we don't really know where we're going to go after this. We have a lot of label interest and a lot of people talked to us and we've really just been holding it down on the indie side, really seeing who we are as artists and really trying to map it out by ourselves for now. Eventually there will be a major label, but for right now, we're really just chilling, just making music.
What is one song or artist people would be shocked to find in your iTunes?
I don't know. I don't know what people think I listen to. I listen to a lot of random, weird shit. I like How to Dress Well a lot. He's this house artist. He's like the one guy who does production and sings, some sick shit. It's dope as fuck. I don't know if people would be shocked to know that though.
What do you hope people get from your mixtape?
I want people to question things more. That's the main thing.