"Cloud, cloud…” Squadda softly sing-raps when I ask the inevitable. “I’m glad Mondre turned that shit into an advert man, crazy as fuck. I mean, for me…what is cloud? It’s my favourite weather, y’know what I mean. Everybody know that shit. I love it raining, all that shit. So it reflects with the music and the beats. I don’t know, for me, when I started making beats it reminded me of rainy days and shit. I never called this shit cloud rap though, that was what they called us. I can fuck with it. I’m listening to us while we on planes going over clouds. It is what it is; if you were going to call this music anything, you can call it cloud rap. It’s cloud rap. They were right on point with that motherfucking title. The title might mean nothing to me but the music is real bass-heavy, it’s some shit you could really slap on a rainy day, really loud. Turn that shit up in your car and ride the hood on a rainy day. Really set that mood."
-Squadda B (on cloud rap for dummy mag)
thats on everything i be bumpin’ ‘I Miss Y’all/Focus' all stupid wit the windows down mayne…also, thats crazy wut he said about cloudy weather being his favorite…thats the reason i named this joint grey skies…
"It’s proper dramatic."
How do you pull off those sets, given that you’re on the mic as well as mixing live?
When I’m doing a live show, to be honest, I’m shitting my pants. I freak out like I’m going to vomit and run away, and everyone’s pulling me back. I’m doing the tracks live on the Ableton and I’m on the mic as well, so I have to make sure everything’s on-point. If I do it wrong, I won’t be able to sort it out, and that’s what’s going on in my head. The first live show I did last year in Barcelona, I actually vomited before I went onstage. It’s proper dramatic.
"I use the simplest stuff at this point. Drum machines and that stuff, I got all that. But it’s funny—I still make my beats in Garage Band. It’s the most simple platform you can use to create music. It’s just something I got comfortable using. I got Pro Tools, I got other programs, I can make a beat on a drum machine just as easily, but I’m just used to Garage Band. I know it like the back my hand, it just works for me."
"And this was way before all the syrup, that shit wasn’t even around then. Screw was just a skinny kid. Matter of fact, he wasn’t even smoking weed back then! I remember being in the room, Dev would pull out that weed and [Screw] would be coughing like, “Damn man, let up a window, turn the fan on in this bitch! Y’all about to choke a motherfucker to death.”"
"Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?"
there’s somethin’ bout them swangaz that’ll change a ni99a…
it’s a shame…
when ni99as gon’ realize we the same?
you helpin’ the enemy win the game
if you a playa use precision
don’t make a decision in haste
yo blood is a terrible thing to waste
WE ALL BLOOD.
"you must got nike’s on yo lip the way you run yo mouth/ my ni99a, juicy j is livin’ what you rap about"
— Juicy J
"her pussy bald like calliou, swag! swag! like calliou"
— yung god
"Life is a gamble we scramble for money. I might crack a smile but, ain’t a damn thing funny. I’m caught up in the dirt where your hands get muddy."
"…There the selling point becomes “hey check out this boring guy who raps great” and not the “hey check out this chill bro who wears shoes and smokes weed just like we do” line that kids on the internet constantly use to prop up so many mediocre and lifeless emcees. (And, no, pretty talented shouldn’t be enough to cut it. We need to demand mind blowing, life changing, grand talents.) I worry that some listeners are using boring rap as a coping device to gloss over their own boringness. If you can’t break out of your mediocrity, own it. And then find someone greater than mediocre to keep you entertained. Just because you’re boring doesn’t mean you have to be bored…"
Noz via (Tumblin’ Erb)
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via maintain)
"You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather, Ms. Jackson."
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”