Bubba Sparxxx Walks The Country / Hip Hop Tightrope

The Associated Press caught up with Bubba Sparxxx to talk about his new album ‘Deliverance’, and asked the hick-hopper if he’s worried he’s too country for hip-hop, and too hip-hop for country. “That’s the challenge, isn’t it,” Sparxxx conceded. “To walk the line, to bring those two things together. I think we’ve taken huge strides towards accomplishing it, and there’s room for more people. … I balanced the hee-haw stuff with more serious lyrics, and we tried to liven up serious lyrics with exciting beats.” The full story at cnn.com has since been removed.

Bubba Sparxxx’s ‘Deliverance’, OutKast’s ‘Speakerboxxx / The Love Below’ Reviewed

Franklin Soults of the Boston Phoenix reviewed Bubba Sparxxx’s ‘Deliverance’ and OutKast’s ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’. He said of Sparxxx: “Despite his masterful timing, one of the rapper’s intractable shortcomings is his frequent failure to project above his music.” As for Outkast, “Impressively, Big Boi alone does often match the level of OutKast’s best songwriting— ‘Unhappy,’ for one, is yet another example of the group’s stunning ability to turn despair into joyous release. But the loss of Andre’s freaky drawl and the relatively straightforward production keeps ‘Speakerboxxx’ from attaining the rich texture that made ‘Stankonia’s’ electro-buzz so groundbreaking.” The full review at bostonphoenix.com has since been removed.

Big Musical Leap Forward For Bubba Sparxxx

Hip Online caught up with Bubba Sparxxxx to talk about his new album ‘Deliverance’, which the interviewer called a big leap forward from his debut. “It is musically. It’s a huge leap forward,” Bubba responded. “It was like this. When people screamed novelty the first time around talking about an ugly video and stuff I was really insulted because, hold on a minute, everyone you see in the video are real life. They weren’t people we flew in from L.A. They weren’t models that we flew in to look the part. Those were people who live within fifteen minutes of me who have real fu**in’ lives. That just told me that I didn’t do a good enough job of explaining that to people. I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about.” Check out the entire interview here.

Bubba Sparxxx Has Matured Beyond Groupies

SOHH.com recently caught up with Bubba Sparxxx and asked the rapper several questions, including how much ass has fame gotten him. “A bunch. I don’t have a problem knowing a beeyatch wanna fu** me because I am Bubba Sparxxx,” he said. “I don’t have a problem with that because I am Bubba Sparxxx. It would be different if she wanna fu** Bubba Sparxxx and I wasn’t Bubba Sparxxx. It really is who I am. It’s not an ego thing. Bottom line is that everyone wants everyone for the wrong reasons. You see a girl with big tits and a big ass, you don’t want her because of who she is, you want her because of her big titties and big ass. I really kind of entered that phase and exited that phase. I reached a mature point and settled into the fact that this is my career. I’m trying to find me a steady lady now. I ain’t trying to say I’m going to be a one-woman man but I’m trying to find me a main thing.”

Bubba Sparxxx Chats About ‘Deliverance’

SoHood.com got an opportunity to interview Bubba Sparxxx about his sophomore album titled ‘Deliverance’ which hit stores earlier this week. Bubba generally touched on hip-hop issues and he shared his thoughts about the two Rap Legends in hip-hop – Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Asked who was the most influential rapper of all time, Bubba responded, “There’s no doubt it’s Tupac! I mean everybody got a little Pac in them.” Read more.

Bubba Sparxxx ‘Inventive And Fresh’ On ‘Deliverance’

Bubba Sparxxx 'Deliverance' album cover

Sal Cinquemani of slant magazine reviewed Bubba Sparxxx’s new album ‘Deliverance’ giving it 3 1/2 stars out of 5. He writes, “The album’s overall style is inventive and fresh, and the backwoods rapper often comes off like a hip-hop Huck Finn or the redneck version of Marshall Mathers’ trailer-park trash.” Read more.

Bubba Sparxxx Chats With Spin On The John

Spin magazine phoned Bubba Sparxxx for an interview and caught him on the toilet. “Man, I’m on the sh**ter,” the rapper admitted. “I’ve got an upset stomach, so don’t mind any noises you hear in the background.” Asked if he ever imagined that he’d get signed and work with people like Timbaland, Sparxxx flushed the toilet and responded, “I’m a Pisces man, so I’m a big dreamer. The people I idolized growing up were Outkast and the Dungeon Family. Going to Los Angeeles to see (Interscope President) Jimmy Iovine and Timbaland was the first time I flew in an airplane.” To wrap up the interview, Bubba said, “It’s all good. I just took some Pepto-Bismol, so hopefully everything will dry on up.”

Bubba Sparxxx Gets Another Shot At The Big Time

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News caught up with Bubba Sparxxx, who knows firsthand how fast your stock can fall in the music business. “I was one of the biggest things for a couple of months,” the rapper said. “Then it was, ‘We think you’re a fluke and you’re over.'” Hoping for a second chance at success with his second album ‘Deliverance’, Sparxx is rapping in a more raw and methodical style over music that makes more informed use of Southern sounds. “Hip hop is like what country and western used to be,” Sparxxx explained. “There are tales of shooting and going to jail. There’s drugs and death everywhere, but there’s passion and joy, too.”

Bubba Sparxxx Defends White Rappers

RapTapes.com caught up with Bubba Sparxxx for a Q&A where the rapper was asked about The Source magazine saying white rappers are culture stealers. “Umm, I think it’s total bullsh**,” he said. “You know what I mean? White people have always, you know, ever since the beginning of hip-hop, white people have been around hip-hop, so you can’t just, you can’t pick and choose white involvement, you know? And for so long they, you know, the early hip-hop pioneers fought and tried to think of creative ways to market hip-hop and make it more mainstream, so that white buyers would buy hip-hop, you know? And when they do and over a period of 10 years white people listened to it and listened to it and soak up every element of the culture, then they decide they want to participate in the culture, you just can’t, you can’t deny them that right, you know what I mean? You can’t just pick and choose white involvement. You can’t just tell white kids that it’s okay for them to buy it but it’s not okay for them to participate in it.” The site has since shut down.