Trillville: Making Them Cuts

posted March 17, 2005 12:00:00 AM CST | 0 comments

Songs about keepin it real, staying true to the game, bar-b-qn versus mildewin, and opting to ride or die, always seem to find themselves laced throughout a rappers lyrics to prove his or her value and credibility. So much so its gotten harder and harder to tell whos who and whats what.

The alternative? Keeping it trill. At least thats what Atlantas own Trillviile believes. Instead of keepin it real, Don P. aka Corleone, Dirty Mouth aka The Gucci Man, and Lil LA aka Lil Atlanta...Keep it Trill: a culmination of whats truth and whats real.

Being from the ATL where everybody is doing it...Howd you guys hook up?
DON: Dirty Mouth was writing raps in the 9th grade and I liked his raps

DM: Keeping it Trill in the city, the hood and in the state. I got my name from spittin dirty rhymesMusic has always been a part of what I do. Even in Morris Brown college where I majored in music production. I was doing mixtapes and my thang and then I hooked up with Don Phe was producing and such and such in the ATLLA was doing shows, promoting and we just clicked.

DON: Right, rightthats basically it know what Im saying, I went to Clark-Atlanta UniversityI was working on a Mass Communications major.

LA: I met both of them in the 9th grade tooI started promoting for themthen Don found out I could rapand we been trill ever since.

Howd you get your deal?
DM: We was like underground and people was feeling us and they knew it, but it was hard. Then Warner Brothers came into the picture and we did a show for Vincent Phillips the CEO of BME.

DON: I called Vincent and we set up a meet, got the CD in his hands which he passed on and they saw us perform and we cut the deal. Thats a little shortwe put in mad work, but, thats basically how it went down.

LA, you were promoting parties right?
LA: Yeah, we was doing "hood rich shit"you know passing out flyers, throwing parties errywhere, grinding and getting our shit out. Whatever we did it was packed houses, cause we worked and we gave the people what they wanted Trillville is a voice for anarchy and rebellion. Our focus was and is on the movement of young people in high school and college. Trillville is like Black heavy metal.

DM: We all (pronounced: ahwl) been about the grind since we was yea highlil kids off the block, jumping off the porch young and puttin in work, you feel me.

Where did you obtain your tracks when you first started out?
DON: I was doing all the trackssee, Trillville wasnt even a group at the time

DM: We were working together and in the studio, but

DON: Errybody at the time was working on they own solo albumIt was just my label at the timeTrillville Entertainment and Dirty Mouth was our lead artistLA had a solo album tooBut, I did all the tracks and we came together to do Neva Eva and thats how Trillville was basically born with that cut.

LA: Trillville started because everybody else was being real, so we decided to be three times as real. Trillville is any city, any hood, land any state thats trill about representin they shit!

How did Neva Eva come to be?
DON: When we hooked up with Lil Jon and we worked Neva Eva it just clicked and we realized what we had

LA: We just clicked and when we did showsit showed!

DM: We still got our own labelinstead of Trillville Entertainment its now Trilltown Entertainment

DON: Its just more money! Plus, we signing new artists!

Whats coming up next with Trillville?

DM: We got the new album coming up this spring, Trillville Reloaded

DON: Cha-Ching! We going to continue what Lil Jon established as the King of Crunk. We gonna keep the movement going and the energy moving. We the crown princes the heirs to the Crunk throneWhen we done we gonna be known as the Gods of Crunk.

LA: And we got www.trilltown.com www.trillville.com so check us out on thatwe doing them thangs.

DON: On Trillville Reloaded we are doing our thangwe got production on therr from Lil Jon, myself, Fadedude named Don Vitto. Plus the mixtape scene is sickwe got Trilltown Vol. 1its hotgot over 15,000 downloads on debut...thang about it is its not like an ordinary mixtapeits all original music and people are snapping it up. We got DJs requesting copies errywhere

DM: Big shout outs, excuse me(laughs at Don P) to all them DJs around the worlddidnt want to forget to say thatwithout yall we wouldnt be out therre or herre circulating in the streetsmuch love.

LA: We got the Welcome To Trillville DVD tooand the movie with soundtrack around next year. Yall look out for all datTrillville Reloaded, Lil Scrappy, Kings Of Crunk, Crunk Juice, Lil Jon, Crime Mob, dat new E-40if it got a shark on it get it.

DON: Oh yeahif you need some tracks holla at ya peoples!

Anybody that you want to work withyour dream sheet?
DM: Any and errybody and somebody thats making it happen.

DON: If I had a chanceLL Cool Jyou know L got the ladies.

DM:Slick Rickerrybody really.

LA: Errybody thats hot now and who gone be hot.

Where do yall see Trillville in the next 5 years?
LA: On topof the world

DM: Taking over the world like Pinky & The Brain

DON: 5 years and 5 houses5 cars and 5 spousesThats how to do it.

DM: There it is.

If you aint got it pick up that King Of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy featuring Neva Eva, Some Cut and Get Some Crunk In Your System, the album has proven to be groundbreaking and sets the stage for the release of Trillville Reloaded Spring 2005.

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