On Oct. 18, I introduced two
YouTube videos that are not only changing the face of music on the
Internet as we know it, but are also re-shaping and re-defining the
idea of swag. The
songs (“Rifles Burs” and “Snacks“) are so life altering, so hard
(“Gunshots are the beat!”) and so damn good that the artist doesn't
even list his
name on the
videos. Thanks to a comment left on that post, we are led to believe
that the emcee in question might or might not be named Gillionaire.
In that blog, I called “Rifles Burs” “the video/song
of the year.” It's true:
the track leaves a sticky trail of swag all over listeners' ears just
like how my hair used to leave a stain on the pillows of all the girls
I was with when I rocked a greasy pompadour (which was pretty swag on
my part). Without further ado: Q&A with the one-man Internet swagging
I decided to forgo all grammar rules and leave his answers intact. You
see, this was an email interview (Gillionaire is too swag to speak to
measly reports such as myself) and adding stupid things like periods
and capital letters would totally remove all the swag. God knows the
last thing I need is this dude showing up at my door because I changed
his swag. I mean, if you listened to the song (and I know you did), you
know that he carries a whole state on his back, so taking me out would
OC Weekly (Ryan Ritchie): How does it feel to be the voice of our generation?
How does it feel? It feels like I've re-introduced violence to people
of all ages and races. Feels great. Real talk, I was at the park, slam
dunking like a gangsta and this broad brought her baby. Of course it
was crying, so I looked at her real mean and shit. And I think she got
the message, because instead of pulling out a pacifier, she pulled out
an AK-47. Collapsible. Straight out of her purse. That baby shut the
Kidding, what really happened was, I shot it.
What's the most swag thing you've done today?
The most swag thing I've done today. I tatted gwas across my chest
that's swag in reverse… so hoes can see that shit in their rear view
mirrors… like an ambulance. I'mma send you a picture. I got paper
towel on it to stop the blood right now doe.
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night to check a mirror just to make sure you've got swag?
What?! I don't ever have to check my swag. If I'm out of swag, I'm
dead. It's the only thing that makes my heart beat. That's chemistry,
Who's a better rapper: You or House of Pain?
Fact is, House of Pain are my 5th cousin's on my mama's side. We ain't
really competing since they older. I was only like 7 when “Jump
Around” came out. Shooting my first rifle in a bounce house at this
girl's birthday party. You probably heard about it on the news if you
were alive then. Related note, that was the first time I made a hoe
re-dead. Side note, if you're 7, with a rifle you can get away with
murder, but you didn't hear that from me.
How many babies did you save from burning buildings during the Great Depression?
I haven't saved a baby from anything but a long life.
that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, how do you see the political climate of
Libya impacting the United States' mission to spread democracy to the
Middle East? Do you suppose his death will influence — either
positively or negatively — the American economy?
I don't know what the fuck a Gaddafi is or what Libya tastes like, but
if the fact that it's been killed supports my album, I'm swagging all
On a related note, how would Bebop, Rocksteady and of course Shredder handle global terrorism?
Lemme tell you something about Bebop and Rocksteady. Back when G.I.
Joes were shooting blue and red lasers, they were shooting bullet
guns. Shell shocking all the haters. And you know, back to that
economy question, lemme drop some smart knowledge on you. Where did
Bebop and Rocksteady live? Technodrome. Where was the technodrome?
Underground. What's underground? Oil, motherfucker! The Technodrome
is always moving and you ain't seen them at the gas station once. They
drilling into those tectonic plates and shit. Fuck you, I read books
and know stuff.
What snacks should I eat before I make rifles burs?
Best snack for shooting people is sour gummy worms. Hands down. The
worms allow you to empathize with the swagless assholes that you're
making eat dirt. BURS, BURS, BURS, SWAG!
If you can, please tell me why you are on parole?
I'mma plead the fif on the whole parole situation. Let's just say, I'mma wear gloves next time I commit a crime.
Take me through the entire process of making a ho re-dead.
How to make a hoe re-dead:
1. Make sure that hoe is dead. Worst
surprise ever is when a hoe just jumps up and starts running… calling
police and shit. It'll mess up your whole night.
3. Burs again
5. Hoe should've revived somewhere between steps 3 and 4.
7. Deny the fact that you've ever seen that hoe before at the trial.
Don't you hate when you're eating snacks and out of nowhere a bunch of flames appear?
Ain't nothing random about them flames. We were making s'mores on the other side of the camera.