on the grind.
Brothers is about to drop. How do you feel about the record?
hyped about it. We got Sheek Louch for it. The tour's about to start.
I'm hyped about it.
feeling this album the most out of anything we have done.
Brothers come out how you wanted it to?
feeling this. I like every joint on here. And there was stuff that didn't
go on that was fire.
be honest with you, this is the first time an album's come out how I wanted
your state-of-mind recording Blood Brothers?
were just hungry. We were trying to do stuff to please a lot of people.
We're trying to step our numbers up. We were real detailed and we worked
want to do anything different from what you did on Blood and Ashes?
wanted to do some different stuff. We had different ideas. We were able
to do everything we wanted to do this time around. We tried to accomplish
a lot of goals on this and for the most part it happened.
didn't want to go off the deep end. We just wanted to step it up a little
bit without sacrificing anything.
it working with Royce da 5'9"?
was dope. He's real good peoples. It was quick. We banged it out. He brought
his A-game. I was happy about that.
with Sheek should open you up to another fan-base.
wanted to do a joint with Sheek because that's what we bang in the wheel.
I would rather do music with people that I listen to. Hopefully we can
shine on another level.
hope it does what we plan on it doing. That's why we did it. We're big
fans of him. I thought it came out dope. I think that type of song is
what his fans would expect.
fans embrace Outerspace?
be honest, people are scared to respect it but I don't think we're that
much off. I really don't.
they like raw shit.
people scared to respect you?
because people want to see you stagnant. Most people who criticize shit
have failed in this industry, so they hate to see you grow.
a strictly street cat and a lot of these underground fans are scared to
branch out and listen to stuff that's harder and more street.
ever get frustrated that your fan-base isn't a different type of fan?
yeah. The street cats in Philly respect us, but we have to get that respect
stays consistent throughout Blood Brothers. What did you want from the
wanted every one to be hard. We wanted everyone to sound like "the
one." We needed every track like that. We're at that point in our
career where we can't have anything sub-par.
it working with J-Zone?
real professional. He hit every deadline right on the head. He's real
working with 7L?
time we get with 7L, he gives us some crazy bangers. Every time he sends
us four or five beats, there's always one that kills us. He knows exactly
what we need. That's my man right there.
wouldn't be an Outerspace album without him. We hit him up first when
we're about to get shit popping.
Vinnie Paz help on Blood Brothers?
helped us with the beat selection. He had a big part in it. We're all
friends too. We get a beat-CD and everybody huddles up and just starts
rocking out. He's on the same vibe on us so it's easy for him to help
us because we're all on the same shit. He's easy to work with.
Vinnie helped your career?
taught us the art of really making songs. A lot of people just spit. He
taught us how to really, really make joints. We've always been good on
the choruses. He helps us on the beat selection and even on the order
we put the songs on the album. He taught us how there's a technique to
bigger than music.
it working on the Army of the Pharaohs record?
was mayhem. It turned out real good. A lot of the Philly people are always
around each other so it was easier with the guys here. It's like with
the J-Zone shit, everybody was on point. We didn't have to worry about
somebody not showing up or some shit like that.
studio session with us is crazy. We wile out. We get a little shitty and
have a good time and make some good music out of it.
won't tell you about this one incident. I pounded three 40's in like an
hour and got mad shitty. We had a fallout about absolutely nothing. I'll
never get to live without him or our engineer breaking my balls about
happy with how the Army of the Pharaohs album did?
It did a lot for us as a group too. We're on it a lot. It helped us out
ever feel like you're stuck in the shadow of Vinnie Paz and Jedi Mind
but I don't look at it like that because we're all best friends. I don't
even look at it like that. That's how other people can perceive it.
gives us every opportunity to shine. When we ride out, none of us are
in the shadow of each other.
you think of the Philly underground scene?
not as popping as it used to be. Back in the day it was a lot stronger.
The street part of the underground is real hot. There are a lot of street
dudes but they don't hit the same outlets as we do. They do a lot of street
DVD's and all that. A lot of the people who know about them don't know
about us and vice versa. It's all respect. If we ever collide worlds,
it's all love.
division frustrate you?
does. Whatever's going to happen is going to happen and you just have
to wish for the best.
you have to do from here on out to make sure Blood Brothers reaches its
tour is going to help out a lot. Hopefully the music will speak for itself.
Hopefully Babygrande does what they have to do.
next for Outerspace?
don't know. I think we might do an album with Vinnie after this as a group.
That's an idea. Right now we're just going to focus on this shit we're
staying in the lab and continue to make shit. We need a catalogue of rap
songs. You never know what's going to show up at your door. You have to
you want to say to everybody?
to everybody who is down with the 'Space movement.
that Blood Brothers. It's the hottest shit of the year. And cop the Jedi
Mind Tricks' Serpents in Heaven, Kings in Hell.