Making Them Cuts
Albert McCluster III
Songs about keepin’
it real, staying true to the game, bar-b-q’n versus mildewin’,
and opting to ride or die, always seem to find themselves laced
throughout a rapper’s lyrics to prove his or her value and
credibility. So much so it’s gotten harder and harder to
tell who’s who and what’s what.
The alternative? Keeping’
it “trill”. At least that’s what Atlanta’s
own Trillviile believes. Instead of keepin’ it real, Don
P. aka Corleone, Dirty Mouth aka The Gucci Man, and Lil LA aka
Lil Atlanta...Keep it Trill: a culmination of what’s truth
and what’s real.
Being from the ATL
where everybody is doing it...How’d you guys hook up?
DON: Dirty Mouth was writing raps in the 9th grade and I liked
DM: Keeping it Trill
in the city, the hood and in the state. I got my name from spittin’
dirty rhymes…Music has always been a part of what I do.
Even in Morris Brown college where I majored in music production.
I was doing mixtapes and my thang and then I hooked up with Don
P…he was producing and such and such in the ATL…LA
was doing shows, promoting and we just clicked.
DON: Right, right…that’s
basically it know what I’m saying, I went to Clark-Atlanta
University…I was working on a Mass Communications major.
LA: I met both of them
in the 9th grade too…I started promoting for them…then
Don found out I could rap…and we been “trill”
How’d you get
DM: We was like underground and people was feeling us and they
knew it, but it was hard. Then Warner Brothers came into the picture
and we did a show for Vincent Phillips the CEO of BME.
DON: I called Vincent
and we set up a meet, got the CD in his hands which he passed
on and they saw us perform and we cut the deal. That’s a
little short…we put in mad work, but, that’s basically
how it went down.
LA, you were promoting
LA: Yeah, we was doing "hood rich shit"…you know
passing out flyers, throwing parties errywhere, grinding and getting
our shit out. Whatever we did it was packed houses, cause we worked
and we gave the people what they wanted… Trillville is a
voice for anarchy and rebellion. Our focus was and is on the movement
of young people in high school and college. Trillville is like
Black heavy metal.
DM: We all (pronounced:
ahwl) been about the grind since we was yea high…lil kids
off the block, jumping off the porch young and puttin’ in
work, you feel me.
Where did you obtain
your tracks when you first started out?
DON: I was doing all the tracks…see, Trillville wasn’t
even a group at the time…
DM: We were working
together and in the studio, but…
DON: Errybody at the
time was working on they own solo album…It was just my label
at the time…Trillville Entertainment and Dirty Mouth was
our lead artist…LA had a solo album too…But, I did
all the tracks and we came together to do “Neva Eva”
and that’s how Trillville was basically born with that cut.
LA: Trillville started
because everybody else was being real, so we decided to be three
times as real. Trillville is any city, any hood, land… any
state that’s trill about representin’ they shit!
How did “Neva
Eva” come to be?
DON: When we hooked up with Lil Jon and we worked “Neva
Eva” it just clicked and we realized what we had…
LA: We just clicked
and when we did shows…it showed!
DM: We still got our
own label…instead of Trill”ville” Entertainment
it’s now Trilltown Entertainment…
DON: It’s just
more money! Plus, we signing new artists!
up next with Trillville?
DM: We got the new
album coming up this spring, “Trillville Reloaded”
DON: Cha-Ching! We
going to continue what Lil Jon established as the King of Crunk.
We gonna keep the movement going and the energy moving. We the
crown princes… the heirs to the Crunk throne…When
we done we gonna be known as the Gods of Crunk.
LA: And we got www.trilltown.com
www.trillville.com so check us out on that…we doing them
DON: On “Trillville
Reloaded” we are doing our thang…we got production
on therr from Lil Jon, myself, Fade…dude named Don Vitto.
Plus the mixtape scene is sick…we got “Trilltown Vol.
1”…it’s hot…got over 15,000 downloads
on debut...thang about it is it’s not like an ordinary mixtape…it’s
all original music and people are snapping it up. We got DJ’s
requesting copies errywhere…
DM: Big shout outs,
excuse me…(laughs at Don P) to all them DJs around the world…didn’t
want to forget to say that…without y’all we wouldn’t
be out therre or herre circulating in the streets…much love.
LA: We got the “Welcome
To Trillville” DVD too…and the movie with soundtrack
around next year. Ya’ll look out for all dat…Trillville
Reloaded, Lil Scrappy, Kings Of Crunk, Crunk Juice, Lil Jon, Crime
Mob, dat new E-40…if it got a shark on it get it.
DON: Oh yeah…if
you need some tracks holla at ya peoples!
Anybody that you want
to work with…your dream sheet?
DM: Any and errybody and somebody that’s making it happen.
DON: If I had a chance…LL
Cool J…you know L got the ladies.
LA: Errybody that’s
hot now and who gone be hot.
Where do y’all
see Trillville in the next 5 years?
LA: On top…of the world
DM: Taking over the
world like Pinky & The Brain
DON: 5 years and 5
houses…5 cars and 5 spouses…That‘s how to do
DM: There it is.
If you ain’t
got it pick up that “King Of Crunk & BME Recordings
Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy” featuring “Neva
Eva”, “Some Cut” and “Get Some Crunk In
Your System”, the album has proven to be groundbreaking
and sets the stage for the release of “Trillville Reloaded”