Nappy Roots Don’t Mind OutKast Comparisons

Zac Crain of the Dallas Observer chatted with Clutch from Nappy Roots, who says he’s not worried about the comparisons to Goodie Mob or OutKast. “When you new and you coming out of nowhere, that’s how they relate,” he says. “I can’t think of the word I’m looking for, but, I mean, they gotta compare you to somebody. You remind them of something or somebody. But, I mean, that’s an honor, man, to be in the same sentence, the same reference as groups like OutKast and Goodie Mob. They definitely blazed the trail. Set the standard. As far as similarities, I think when people compare us to OutKast and Goodie Mob, I think it’s the soulfulness of the music. We put our heart and soul into the music, as well as those groups, so I think that’s the similarities. Plus, we coming out the South, too. So folks are gonna try to pigeonhole you.”

Nappy Roots Are From The Top Of The South, Not The Dirty

Alloy.com interviewed the guys from Nappy Roots and asked Big V what differentiates their music from other Dirty South artists like Outkast and Ludacris. “We’s from the top of the south. We not from the dirty,” Big V explained. “Kentucky was the first state in the South, so we’s from the top of it. We got love for everything in the dirty though. In the south, we just like everybody else. We talk about what’s goin’ on around us. And we tell a Kentucky tale. I think that’s what makes our music different from a lot of other people.”

Watch Sarah Silverman Confront Stealin’ Nappy Roots

Well I posted when this originally aired on May 8th, but this time I got some video captures to go along with it. Probably the best moment ever on Carson Daly’s still young Last Call program when Skinny from the Nappy Roots was caught red-handed with the backpack of actress/comedian Sarah Silverman — and you can tell by the photos this woman, besides maybe Courtney Love, is the last person you’d want to pull this on. It looked like she was one more snide remark from snapping punches at the group, who were laughing about their thievery. Then you had Carson who didn’t really do anything but laugh about it. Click the read more to check out the 12 video captures.
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Nappy Roots Try To Stay True To Their Lifestyle

Jason Clancy of Get Real Detroit caught up with Skinny DeVille of the Nappy Roots, and asked about whether the group chose to not fit in the more stereotypical styles of rap music. “We’re just staying true to our lifestyle. We’re not going out trying to be nobody else,” DeVille said. “We’re not trying to say things that other people might say for us to be considered rappers. …Most people aren’t killers or they’d be in jail. Most people are not millionaires because how they spending it? They’d be broke right now. It would be useless and pointless of us to say we’re going out shooting people and killing people everyday on our songs, and we’re spending uncontrolled amounts of money that we don’t have, so when you see us for real, you’d think we’re killers or we’re just millionaires and you try to rob us.”

There Is No Egos In Nappy Roots

Skinny DeVille of the Nappy Roots spoke with Namugenyi Kiwanuka of MuchMusic and asked him what each of them brings to Nappy Roots to make them what they are. “Everybody is their own individual,” he responded. “There’s no egos involved, it’s all family. We’re all like brothers, we don’t argue, we get along and we work things out. We communicate and we’re going to provide good music, cause that’s what we love to do.” The group were in Toronto earlier this week to open for Alicia Keys on her current tour.

Scales Blasts Money Hungry Hip Hop Artists

Scales from Nappy Roots has harsh words for hip hop saying artists are too consumed with money, which sends out the wrong message. “Rappers are very far removed from their audience now,” he declared. “They rap about things that the audience can never touch. And what’s happening now is that the audience is trying to go out and get these things that even the rappers’ don’t have. People are trying to break their necks over something that doesn’t even exist.”

Nappy Roots Are Just Regular Folks

Rob Geary of the Phoenix New Times recently talked with Skinny Deville of Nappy Roots who says the group is living the lifestyle they sing about – being regular folks. “[We’re] the nine-to-fivers, the hard workers that make the world go ’round,” he says. “It’s the people that sit on top that get the cream, but there’s a lot of people that’s drinkin’ on that malt on the bottom. We relate to just people in general. Most stars, they just stars, you gotta get on the space shuttle just to get to ’em. . . We on the curb, some cats sittin’ on the curb. Waitin’ for our taxi . . . don’t need no limo, call a cab.”

Nappy Roots At The Hammerstein Ballroom

Bethere.tv was on hand at the Nappy Roots concert live at the Hammerstein Ballroom awhile back. The guys spend most of the clip touting ‘Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz’. BeThere.tv has since shut down.

Nappy Roots Caught Stealing Bag

The Nappy Roots were on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday, and made headlines for something other than singing. The show’s other guest, actress Sarah Silverman shockingly accused the group of stealing her bag, which became missing backstage from Carson’s remote show in Las Vegas.

When Nappy Roots came on at the end of the show to perform, Silverman spotted her bag with one of the group members, who meekly sad “sorry” before a furious Silverman eyed the group members looking ready to assault them. The actress stormed off the stage and a stunned Carson talked about how he stuck up for the group, only to find they had ripped off his other guest. One has to wonder if the Nappy Roots will ever be asked on a television show again after the incident.

Nappy Roots Live Set Leaves Much To Be Desired

David Lindquist of the Indianapolis Star reviewed the Nappy Roots concert Tuesday night at Birdy’s Bar & Grill, where a crowd of about 200 were on hand. Lindquist had positive things to say about their debut album, ”Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz’ but said when they show “up in the flesh, they’re not much different from any number of contemporary hip-hop acts.”

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