Buckshot & 9th Wonder
Why do you think your music is called "hip-hop for 30-year-olds?”
Buckshot: I would say the fact that hip-hop is just so universally loved by everybody, I think that’s really the main thing. It’s something that, as you get older, it gets used as a steppingstone, or a concept for a model in life. If you look at most people who support hip-hop in their teens, a lot of these artists [all fit] a certain type of criteria. But you get older and life goes on, and the reality is that no one’s promised tomorrow, and the bottom line is to be grateful for whatever the fuck you get, and whatever you have here.
What do you attribute Duck Down’s success to?
Persistence, consistency and the Creator. You know, we could really try to make this rocket science but it ain’t; it really is a blessing of the most high. We’ve been making music for a long time and at any point in time people could become out of tune with what we’re doing and who we are. So I think for the people who are in tune with the business, they could look at people like Duck Down and see it’s not easy to do that. When somebody gets that, it’s not that we should praise them but we should acknowledge them so that we can find out a next way to do it for ourselves or somebody else. (Duck Down)
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