SUPREEME SUPREEME: Performs with DJ Klever, Mano and Jordan Jeffares of Snowden at Sloppy Seconds, Sat., Jan. 12. 10 p.m. MJQ. 736 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Negashi and King Self of Supreeme â our '07 Best of Atlanta hip-hop winners â stopped by the CL office right before Christmas with a coupla stocking stuffers: a copy of the new mixtape, American Badass; and a six-pack of Guinness.
So, I did the professional thing and popped a coupla cans with them while we proceeded to shoot the shit.
We recorded it for posterity's sake. Don't call it a podcast, though; it's more like a blabcast. We sorta rambled with no destination in mind, so the conversation doesn't really get focused until about halfway through when Negashi starts talking about the group's meager beginnings in Atlanta.
"I was the freaking middle-school freestyle champion at Inman middle," he says, adding that he and MC/producer Tom Cruz (aka Dope Pope) were already in the works to form a group when mutual friend Sam (aka King Self) approached.
"What's up, you gotta be black? I got freckles," Negashi recalls Sam asking.
The rest is history. They also play songs from a few of their influences and favorites, such as Neil Young and Deerhunter. Currently, the trio awaits a scheduled summer '08 release for the already completed album, Gold Medallion. They spent a lot of time recording in N.Y. and L.A., but you can catch them performing live this Sat., Jan. 12 at Sloppy Seconds. 10 p.m. MJQ Concourse. 736 Ponce de Leon Ave.
To hear the podcast, click here.
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