Grieves & Budo Talk Rap Visionaries, Crappy Cars, In This Edition Of "Your Favorite Rapper's Favorite Rapper""/>
Your Favorite Rapper's Favorite Rapper is a semi-regular feature on Reverb, in which we track down some of [y]our favorite MCs/rap artists and ask them to blab about their personal favorites.
Though the MC/producer tandem have spent many of their formative rap years in Seattle, Grieves & Budo have spent just as much time on the road, and on the East Coast, building their brand. The Rhymesayers-signed artists will be leaving town once again for a European tour following their sold out show tonight at the Crocodile with Prof, DJ Fundo, and the Break Lites. Not to be outdone by their recent iTunes Questionnaire appearance (or D'Angelo), the guys recently took on the Your Favorite Rapper's Favorite Rapper challenge. In the words of of Redman (and Christina), let's get dirty.
If you had to pick one (which you do), who is your favorite rapper of all time?
Grieves: Redman... Final answer regis
Budo: Andre 3000. Without question.
G: I love the mixture of comedy and street shit that he brings into his music. Redman is just one of those people that is impossible to ignore and he brings that charisma into his tracks. I love that.
B: Beyond the fact that he's been a part of so many classic songs, his dedication to pushing his art, and the art of hip-hop and music in general, foward is a source of incredible inspiration. Some people make weird shit out of a misplaced desire to be different, to avoid the norm, to not conform. Andre makes weird shit that comes from a place of genuine creativity and beauty. He's someone that I look up to immensely.
What is their best album and why?
G: Although many would disagree I gotta say Docs da Name is my favorite album.. Back when I drove a shitty Toyota celica that album was the only tape I had. I bumped it till it literally broke. Plus it has "I'll be Dat" on it.. And that's my jam!
B: The Love Below. This shit changed hip-hop and, arguably, changed popular music. For the better. When you turn on top-40 radio, it's easy to get caught up in the idea that pop culture embraces the mundane and rejects the daring. While this is true for the most part, every once and a while, a record comes along that challenges that convention. The Love Below was one of the records. It was weird, it was out of the box, it was not what you would expect. And it was a massive commercial success.
Nod to anyone locally?
G: I nod to people all the time. I'll be on a nice walk.. And I'll probably nod at like 20 people or some shit.. I be noddin all over this bitch!