Caleb: Tell us about A.B. Originals? What is the project?
Briggs: It’s black rap.
Trials: It’s black in every aspect of blackness. It’s a pretty hard body record, it think hard body is the way to describe it right?
Briggs: Hard body Teflon. That’s what I like to call it, it’s the genre HARD BODY TEFLON. It’s tough and can’t be touched. (laughs)
Trials: It’s a little inflammatory maybe?
Trials: Yeah, it’s definitely gonna make a lot of people awkward, for sure. It’s subject matter that really hasn’t been fucked with before.
Briggs: Alienations (Hons from Funkoars tries to listen in on our convo).
Trials: You’re too white for this interview Honson. (laughs)
Hons: Fuck sake… (laughs)
Briggs: Yeah yeah, we already kicking pasty motherfuckers out of our interviews. (laughs)
Hons: I’m one of the good ones!
Trials: It’s not gonna speak controversies, it’s gonna address the things that are already fucking controversial, but slept on…
Caleb: Yeah oh for sure, it is already out there, but what’s currently being done about it?
Trials: Yeah, yeah!
Briggs: Basically it’s rap music that is scary again.
Trials: Hell yeah.
Briggs: It’s just been weak, it’s watered down out here you know what I mean?
Caleb: I guess that’s what rap is at the root of it is lifting the lid on injustice.
Briggs: It was the voice of the disenfranchised, you know what I mean? That’s where it started, and, this story hasn’t been told out here through this medium yet. So, it’s about time.
Any plans for more A.B. Originals beyond this one?
Trials: Oh yeah we already started on the next one.
Briggs: Once we put this out, we gotta hire security, we gotta protect our neck.
Caleb: NWA style?
Trials: Yeah, oh we need a compound.
Briggs: Yeah man we gotta get like that Bin Laden level of like, safety.
Trials: We went to Snoop Dogg’s compound in America for real.
Caleb: No way?
Trials: Yeah and like after we were there, we were like, ‘we need to do this now’, we need like compounds.
Briggs: We could easily move into the compound without him knowing too, because we were there and like he was in the room next to us – we didn’t meet him, we were hanging out with DJ Pooh and a friend of mine and like Snoop was next door so…
Trials: Playing Madden all day long. (laughs)
Briggs: Oh yeah, so we could easily be in there without Snoop knowing.
Caleb: So Snoop let you in his compound, but he didn’t come out to meet you?
Trials: Nah… He’s got games to play, he’s got Madden to play, he’s got teams to beat.
Briggs: That’s his house you know what I mean. You know, if someone brought two annoying motherfuckers around my house to meet me too, I’d tell ‘em ‘fuck off’.
Trials: Which I’ve done on numerous occasions, I’m guilty of doing such a thing (laughs) more (laughs).
Briggs: ‘I’m gonna be over in my space playing my video games, those motherfuckers can use my shit, but tell them not to annoy me.’
Trials: We were in his games room, and his games room was the most baller shit and it’s like, if this is the guest games room, you can only imagine what the real games room is like. Cause the guest games room had like pinball machines with like doggy-style paintings on the side and shit, like EVERYTHING was Snoop Dogg painted.
Briggs: We were playing his XBOX…
Trials: We may or may not have taken his gamer tag down you know like –
Briggs: I definitely did.
Trials: No I definitely did also.
Caleb: So what’s the story how does one get into Snoop’s joint?
Trials: Briggs knows a friend of Snoop’s really well, and they knew that we were coming over, and Pooh wanted to put in in some work with B, and we both went in and ehh and we may, or may not have rolled a lot of weed up and listened to rap music, made rap music and saw the preview of the new DJ Pooh movie.
Caleb: As you do at Snoop Dogg’s compound.
Trials: It was a real surreal experience.
Caleb: So what can we expect at Groovin The Moo? A violent show?
Trials: It’s not violent, but…
Briggs: Nah, nah it will be.
Trials: Well, I go no violence, and Briggs goes 100% violence and we meet in the middle at like a 50/50 violence.
Caleb: Like good cop, bad cop?
Trials: Yeah, yeah, yeah… But it’s both shitty cops.
Trials: Good cop, shitter cop.
Briggs: Shit cop, shit cop – that’s the name of the next record. (laughs)