Just in time for your holiday reading, is another fun-filled, Five Minutes Of Funk interview. This time we sit down and chop it up with SoCal hip-hop group Potluck. With their new CD Straight Outta Humboldt in stores. The Humbold Country based rappers are on a ...ummm.. break from touring. Read on below for more info on UnderRated and 1Ton, check their sites and tell them Q sent you!
What is your background? How did you start your career?
UnderRated: I’m just a white hippy kid that grew up in Humboldt County, California, the weed capital of the world. I fell in love with rap when I was about 13 and have been addicted to it ever since. I went from DJing first, to making beats to rapping and making songs.
1Ton: I am Black man who grew up in San Diego, Ca. but has spent the past 10 plus years in Humboldt County, Ca. I have listened to hip-hop my whole life and just like UnderRated I went from DJing first, to making beats to rapping and making songs.
What are your songs about?
We are from Humboldt County so we naturally have songs about smoking but our main focus is simply making songs about real life issues. We are just people that go through the same situations and emotions as everybody else so we want to make music that everybody can relate to.
UnderRated: Falling off stage and braking my ankle about two weeks ago at a show in Palm Springs… That was very unexpected so now we are gonna spend a lot of time in the studio making new beats and songs for a couple months.
1 Ton: UnderRated falling off stage and breaking his ankle. That meant cancelling our performances on the rest of the KMK tour and the upcoming Tech N9ne tour until then we had went six straight years without ever missing a show but oh well shit happens.
Who is your fan/customer?
Our fans are people that like good hip hop music made by real people. We also cater to a lot of weed heads since we make songs about smoking real big. I think our fans support us so much because they can relate to us as normal people by listening to our music. We are very grateful for the fans we have and appreciate the support to the fullest.