Speaker 1: There you go Big Ju [inaudible 00:00:59]
Speaker 2: You know right we're like Penn and Teller sometimes you don't want to talk too much.
Speaker 1: It's okay we still love you anyway. So, please tell me how did you get started in this rap game? What brings you here? Like, how did your journey come here?
Speaker 2: How, what? How did we get started? I mean we just had mad love for the music, really just mad love for DJing and all that and that's what got us here.
Speaker 1: Okay, so you actually started off as a DJ?
Speaker 2: Yeah.
Speaker 1: So what made you make that switch from being a DJ to being an artist? Was it kind of natural for you? Did you always have a love for it?
Speaker 2: Natural. Yeah, we always just had mad love for vinyl you know just the crate thing and a lot of digging and then you know, that's where it originated for us really.
Speaker 1: Okay, so for all of us who don't know, do you have any projects coming up? Anything that you're working on? Any exclusives you would love to give to Doughboy Television?
Speaker 2: Yeah we got a couple projects look out for that Liknuts project, Junkyard JuJu solo project. You know we got a compilation. We got some other things you know, Sadat X got an album with Beatnuts and also working on an EP with Sean Price. So that's you know, keeping us busy. Big up Goblin out there, my brother Scuzz, Queens, New York, that's where we're from.
Speaker 1: So I did see you downstairs. You were checking out a little bit of the talent. Lots of people performed. So what did you think about your opening act because you know they had to turn up the crowd, get everybody ready for you. So what did you think of it?
Speaker 2: It was nice. It was nice. It was dope. The bad was killing it. They was killing it. Kinda funky you know. It was cool.
Speaker 1: So the band was like your favorite?
Speaker 2: Yeah. Mostly.
Speaker 1: Okay so, ladies. They're some look goods. Are you taken?
Speaker 2: Nah. We good. We good to go.
Speaker 1: Single. Hey! Single?
Speaker 3: I can't be kept.
Speaker 1: And ready to go ... Oh, he can't be kept ladies. Player!
Speaker 2: Single like a dollar bill.
Speaker 1: Like a dollar bill! So, I have to ask you. What kind of ladies do you like?
Speaker 2: We love them all. We love all kinds of ladies, you know. It don't matter.
Speaker 1: Anybody?
Speaker 2: Not anybody, but you know. You got to be official.
Speaker 1: Now since you are in Chicago we got to tell love to the Chicago artists. Who is your favorite Chicago artist right now?
Speaker 2: Right now? Who would you say? Kanye West?
Speaker 1: Kanye? How about underground, underground?
Speaker 2: But I didn't like that skirt he was wearing though. But it's all good. It's all good.
Speaker 3: I'm into Thomas Johnson. Reach out to Thomas Johnson.
Speaker 2: Thomas Johnson, there it is. There's mad artists out here man, you know. Chi town always had mad artists. Crazy fly out here so you know.
Speaker 1: So in the future if anybody would like to look for you guys, find out what's going on, any tours that you have going on and really just keep up with everything Beatnuts just go crazy. How will we do it?
Speaker 2: Well you could look me, I'm on Twitter. It's Pit Fight Records or you could go to the site it's PitFightMusic.com. And Junk yard?
Speaker 3: @TheRealBeatnuts on Twitter.
Speaker 2: @TheRealBeatnuts on Twitter. You know, so anything. You might need beats, you need to book us or something, anything. Questions, just hit us up.
Speaker 1: These are men who are talented. DJs, artists, producers, originality is just all in this room. Before we sign out with Doughboy Television are any there shouts out that you would like to give to anyone in New York and Chicago? Me?
Speaker 2: I mean I want to shout out Big Herk for bringing us out here to Chi town. I want to shout out Jerry's peoples over here holding us down. Everybody, Chi town, one love.
Speaker 3: Word up. Peace.
Speaker 1: Everybody it's been great. We're gonna get ready to go and see these two perform. It is gonna go down. It's your girl [Sonsarae 00:05:15] Lindsay, Doughboy Television, get ready to turn up. Peace.
While MF DOOM (born Daniel Dumile) is highly regarded as one of the most inimitable figures in hip-hop, part of his legacy also lies within his collaborative work and in his eccentric half-dozen alter egos. Of those experimental projects, his partnership with Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton) is one of the most celebrated. Their debut project, The Mouse and the Mask, was released to critical acclaim in 2005, utilizing the collective moniker DANGER DOOM. The project was released in the UK through Lex Records, as well as in the United States through punk label Epitaph Records, marking the latter imprint's third foray into hip-hop. Best known for his work with the Gorillaz, Beck, the Black Keys, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Grammy Award-winning producer Danger Mouse handled the instrumentation, while DOOM focused on the animated vocals and eccentric lyrical direction. For DANGER DOOM‘s debut, Danger Mouse chose to sample exclusively from various animated shows airing on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block—with a handful of cartoon characters from Aqua Teen Hunger Force making appearances on the album, in addition to the likes of Cee-Lo Green, Talib Kweli, and Ghostface Killah. With support from the network and famed comedian Dave Chappelle alike, the project was released in October 2005 and quickly became a cult fan favorite. While the album sparked several noteworthy talking points, MF DOOM's diss against his former collaborator, MF Grimm, undeniably stood out. The Monsta Island Czars (M.I.C.) member later responded with the track "Book of Daniel," during which he accused DOOM of selling out. With many hailing the seemingly unlikely pairing of MF DOOM and Danger Mouse as an undeniable success, DANGER DOOM delivered once again the following year, releasing their 2006 EP, Occult Hymn, exclusively though AdultSwim.com. Although DANGER DOOM has not reunited since 2006, their small-but-impactful body of work remains heralded as one of the most experimental and pleasantly absurdist collaborations to come out of the 2000s.