You guys have been pretty quiet recently. What’s been going on?
EP: Basically we’ve just been getting everything together. Since our first release, we started our company Groggy Pack Entertainment and we’re just trying to get a couple business things together on our side and move from a different perspective as opposed to just putting music out and expecting it to grow legs. This time it’s way more calculated. We took some time to formulate our approach to getting our name out there. It was just us putting our minds together and some money together and coming from not only an artistic perspective but business as well.
Matter ov Fact: And we were dumpster diving! (laughs)
There’s a report out that says Chingy may have had a relationship with a transsexual. What do you guys think about that?
Matter ov Fact: Personally, I’ve had relationships with plenty of transsexuals back in my day. Get in where you fit in, my man.
EP: An orifice is an orifice. Get in where you fit in.
Matter ov Fact: A hole is a hole is a hole. He was just trying to pipe, simple and plain. You know what I mean?
Not really. Do you guys have any standards?
Matter ov Fact: Absolutely not.
EP: Absolutely not.
You guys will have some new fans after this interview.
Matter ov Fact: This is a true story, 730. We performed at a spot and it had another section to it where it was a transsexual wedding going on or something like that and the people trickled down from that function and there were some tranny’s in the crowd when we were performing. That really happened. They showed love and they were rocking to the beat and everything. If you can dig our music, I don’t care what you are. You can be a man/woman hybrid!
There’s a few other issues going on with MediaTakeOut today. What do you think of Donovan McNabb’s wife playing basketball for charity?
EP: Is she any good?
Matter ov Fact: If she’s half as athletic as her husband, then I’m sure she can be a factor in the game. All she needs to do is eat a hearty bowl of Campbell’s soup.
You just jacked my joke. Mario got locked up for pushing his mom after she apparently relapsed.
EP: In these days and times, there’s just no respect and I totally agree with Mario. If it’s your next door neighbor or somebody you don’t know or your mom comes out of her face, you gotta slap her up. She gets the same equal treatment that anybody would get. I’ve only known my mom for 23 years so I can’t really trust her anyways.
Matter ov Fact: When somebody’s drugged out, there’s no telling what they’re capable of and if you gotta push them or slap them, you got to. If my mom was drugged out, I would do the same thing.
What if she wasn’t drugged up but she took your lunch money?
EP: Same rules apply.
Is it possible that Angel Lola Luv’s ass implants expired and may indeed be getting droopy?
Matter ov Fact: When it comes to ass implants, females gotta expect some malfunctions. With breast implants, think about the amount of contact to your bosom. They can hang freely. But ass implants, you gotta sit on them and they gotta withstand whatever other punishment your backside is taking. But honestly, you gotta expect some damage from your backside because of the location, period. It’s like having an implant on the side of your foot. You know how much pressure it would be getting? Any ladies reading this, yo, if you got a pancake ass, just let it be. Don’t get no ass implants. If men were like women, every man would have a Subway footlong but ain’t no man have a thang-thang implant. You know what I mean?
Ne-Yo was photographed holding a microphone in a way that was interpreted by MediaTakeOut as the way he would give a blow job if he was gay. To use MTO vernacular, is Ne-Yo too “zesty” for you guys?
Matter ov Fact: I guess if you look at life from a certain perspective, everything looks gay, honestly.
Matter ov Fact: (laughs) Think about it, man, if you’re at a barbecue and someone comes through with a kielbasa and I’m like, ‘Yo, my man, hook me up with that sausage. What’s up with that sausage, B?’ They’re saying everything looks gay! If you can’t hold a microphone without looking gay, what else can you do? Everything is gay!
Janet Jackson and Usher were photographed wearing a very similar outfit. Who could rock a suit-type piece of clothing better?
EP: This is more of a serious answer for me. I actually like the business look on a woman, honestly. It has to be done right. It can’t be too masculine. I’m going to have to go with Janet.
Matter ov Fact: Simple and plain, I’m going with Janet, B. Coming from my last answer, certain things can be made into something gay but with this right here, you can’t be saying that a man looks better in any outfit. I don’t care if it’s a 1995 Champion hoody. I’m going with the female in that.
Trina’s dyed her hair red and MTO says it’s the same color as Rihanna’s. If it is indeed the same shade, is she wrong for that?
EP: That’s a tough question. Is it exactly the same because I know when you become a major star, you get your own color. Didn’t Jay-Z get his own hue of blue? I don’t know. Maybe Trina’s is a little different tint on the lighter or darker side. I think she can keep it.
Musiq Soulchild is dating a new girl and MTO gives him props because she’s a “fully black girl” as opposed to being “mixed.” Any thoughts?
Matter ov Fact: Honestly, yo, I’m like Larry David. I’ll go for anything from ghostly white to dark as night. It don’t matter what his woman is…Is he known for having mixed women?
I have no idea.
Matter ov Fact: There’s a lot of detectives out there looking at everything. I wasn’t even aware of this but at least he has a woman with him. I haven’t had a woman with me since 1996. I gotta applaud them because I haven’t had a woman by me since 1996. I got a whole bunch of problems. People don’t even find me appealing. My hats off to him for having a woman by his side, period.
Have you tried eHarmony or Match.com yet?
Matter ov Fact: All failed. I think people can detect something. I think it has something to do with my profile picture or something like that. I don’t get any hits. So I just gave up and just hit up the brothel.
What was your profile picture?
Matter ov Fact: My profile picture is me in a black cloak. Me in a black cloak and it’s like a torso shot so you can see the cloak and I might have a little eyeliner on for effect.
Are you telling me Kid Cudi’s fans don’t find you appealing?
Matter ov Fact: That’s a great question but I do tend to appeal to people who are more open…People who don’t judge people. So if his fans don’t judge people, then I guess that I would.
Is Sandra Day O’Conner out of the picture?
Matter ov Fact: That’s the bald-headed chick?
That’s Sinead O’Conner. I’m talking the former Supreme Court Justice.
Matter ov Fact: EP, you got this.
EP: Is she looking for love?
She judges people. Never mind. The joke’s dead.
EP: I wonder if she’s as judgmental as my grandmother.
Has Matter ov Fact tried to date her yet?
Matter ov Fact: E’s whole family…E comes from a family of bigots. They wouldn’t mess with me period. Bigotry runs in E’s bloodline.
How do you deal with being around him?
Matter ov Fact: We got a lair. We got a dungeon where we make all the material. But me, personally, I just mess with E because he gives me free beats and a place to stay. If it wasn’t for those two facts, then I wouldn’t even talk to the man, personally.
EP: And I really only work with him for monetary gain. If he wasn’t bringing his talents to the table, then I wouldn’t really have any reason to converse with him.
Do you guys ever worry that Digga is going to come to his senses and stop working with you?
Matter ov Fact: Believe it or not, Digga is a really tolerant person. We’ve been talking like this and acting like this since we were yay-high. Digga’s a very tolerant person and he’s comfortable with the way we act. We run around Manhattan with him and he doesn’t make us walk 10 steps ahead. He’s a tolerant person.
EP: We definitely have to say they we’re surprised that he’s willing to be seen or connected with us.
I’m surprised. I’ll never forget the threats to make you Demo of the Month when Fab Nickel was together.
EP: Gunplay works.
Whatever happened to the other three guys in Fab Nickel?
EP: Cannibalism. Their bodies were actually eaten.
What about the bones?
EP: Eaten as well. Bones are full of marrow and calcium. You gotta eat. It was really one of those things where it came down to growing up and having different goals in mind and they were growing up and having families and things of that nature and there’s still the family aspect amongst us, being best of friends and stuff, that’ll never change. It was just we went into creep mode and became these bugged out weirdoes and started making more music.
And the other three had goals in life.
EP: They were the smart ones. They made the smart decision.
How much longer will we have to wait to get more music from you? I love how I have to go to other blogs to stay updated on Doppelgangaz material because email’s too hard for you.
EP: I feel terrible about that. I feel like a housewife caught cheating on her husband.
I felt like Luke Wilson in Old School coming home early and having a naked blindfolded dude jumping on me.
EP: To clarify, and I hope this comes up as a compliment, but there’s a list of contacts that our manager uses to send stuff out and I like to personally send out stuff to the people we’re cool with. I take all of them off the list and I didn’t send one your way and I just feel terrible. I had a rifle to my head the other day and Matter ov Fact had to talk me out of it because I was feeling so guilty and terrible about it. But thankfully I didn’t pull the trigger.
That’s really disappointing.
Matter ov Fact: (laughs) To answer your original question though, I know you asked when would we hear more. We’re gonna be releasing a lot of stuff and we got more shit, man. We’re about to be releasing a bunch of stuff. 730, fam, we’re definitely going to be sending you some shit. My group member, he doesn’t know what’s going on in life. He’s oblivious. Let me tell you, as a man, that we will be sending you some shit as well.
See what happens when you let white people in hip-hop?
Matter ov Fact: Look what happened when they let white people in Africa. All hell broke loose. You know what I’m saying?
You guys can take it from here. I’ll let you guys finish this yourselves.
EP: While we slowly destroy our careers...
Matter ov Fact: My friends look like the United Nations. I happen to have friends from all walks of life. I know people from all walks of life and when it comes down to everybody in the room, sometimes tensions flare and race cards get pulled.
Is your race card laminated?
Matter ov Fact: Yes. E’s the business card aficionado though.
EP: Eggshell with Romalian type. With raised lettering!
Did you really get business cards made?
EP: I did. They had a good deal going on.
Can you mail me some?
EP: But you gotta cherish it.
My classroom just got a laminator. I’m gonna run it through the machine as soon as I get it. I can laminate whatever I want right now. I can try and laminate some stuff for you.
EP: I’ll just send you random stuff. I’ll send you a big sedimentary rock.
At least then it won’t pick up any more sediments. I’ll stay after and laminate your rock after everyone leaves. I didn’t offer Blaq Poet this same deal. Should I call him back?
Matter ov Fact: It’s definitely a nice gesture. I think somebody would be upset if you didn’t offer it to them. You’re showing favoritism in your interviewing.
I feel terrible.
EP: It’s never too late to offer a laminating service. I think that would clean the slate. And if anything ever went wrong in your life, I think the laminating service would pick you back up again.
The only issue is that it bubbles sometimes.
Matter ov Fact: You gotta make sure the temperature isn’t too hot. 730, believe it or not, I am a fellow laminator. You gotta check the temperature bar. If you turn it up too hot, it’ll have an effect on the plastic. Too low and it won’t stick. It’s kind of like Eggo Waffles. You don’t want those joints burnt but you don’t want them soggy. This is direct correlation.
I got a lot to learn. I’ll find a show for you down here so you can teach me how to use the laminator.
Matter ov Fact: I’ll teach the whole class. Let’s set it up, man.