3pm on Friday, my friend AJ from Central Station Records drops me a line…
“We have Krafty Kuts & Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) launching their brand new single ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi this Wednesday 1st of March…” can we hook up an interview on Bondi Beach Radio?
Yes, yes and yes…
So AJ sends me through a couple of pressers (press releases) and a copy of the brand new single “It Ain’t My Fault” and then come Monday morning, I find myself in the boardroom at Central Station Records in Sydney for a 2:1 chat with Kraft Kuts and Chali 2na. Awesome!
Our vast ranging chats cover Krafty Kuts’earliest ever memory from his childhood of the family cat inKingston upon Thames in the UK and Chali’s memories of his 2nd birthday in the projects of south-side Chicago, the pleasures of working with Dynamite MC and Chali 2na to bring this jam to life, our shared experiences of the inspiration of hip hop street art in Miami, Rome, Montpellier, Belgium and their 2 pieces of advice that Krafty Kuts and Chali 2na give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.
As Krafty tells it, studying your art and creating magic is all about practicing your art form to hone yourself into the best at what you do and I felt that myself even during this interview, as while I usually capture what I need in hour long shows that I’ve been recording for 2.5 years, we made this shit work in 25 minutes.
I’ll be heading down to their show Beach Road Bondi as part of the global ‘Hands High’ Tour tonight (Wednesday night 1st of March) for sure!