What influences helped shaped the Delinquent Habits Sound?
|What does "Merry Go Round" symbolize?
KEMO - If you break it down, it means several different things.
IVES - You have your ups and downs and so do our songs. From our battles with record labels to feeling good.
KEMO - We have a lot of feel good songs. If you pop "Merry Go Round" in and it has a good vibe, mind opening songs.
On "Merry Go Round" you introduce a new singer, Michelle. How did you hook up with her?
IVES - I met her a long time ago in another hood. She's always been really, really cool and she sang. I was like "Wow" you know. It's hard for a woman in the record business. She's a lovely woman, she's young and she's gotta a good artistic talent, and I didn't want her to get screwed by the labels like we had to go through. Because no one deserves to go through with the type of shit we went through with insecurities, or worrying about were you're going to find your next meal even though you have a hit record on the radio.
On "Merry Go Round" you also have a special appearance by Jacken from Psycho Realm. How was it collaborating with him?
KEMO - It's cool like family. It's like working with Ives. To hear a different vocal tone on our tracks is always cool. Even though everyone here is homies, everyone also wants to have the bomb ass lyrics!
IVES - We would be in the studio and say that was some dope shit!
KEMO - So we would hear the lyrics, and say, "I think I have to go back and patch things up lyrics wise.
IVES - Jacken's like part of our group. Every show we go, Every show we do, Psycho Realm is always represented or Jacken is on stage with us. What Duke can't do we make up for him. That's just how it is. Nobody can write anything doper than he already has for that shit. We just do his lyrics. It ain't biting; it's just representing a homie that needs a little help right now. But he'll be back. This is the Sick Side-the Delinquent Habits and Psycho Realm.