"I cannot emphasize enough that this is the most organic thing I've ever been in...in my life".
RapheyeL (a.k.a Egg) captures, in this quote, both 3PEAT's spirit and the great time that Michelle and I had interviewing them. Each group member is deeply rooted in Winnipeg's rap scene, but it was truly unique to see that they all also had a deep passion that lied elsewhere; whether it was Steve's love of vintage clothing, Dill's love for skating, or RapheyeL's love for b-boying. Not only are they eclectic and passionate, but committed to producing rap music they collectively define as 'new timeless'. In the spirit of this self-described mixture of nostalgia and vision, 3PEAT, who formed in late-2014, as of this interview had no music out on the web. Like the golden era rappers that we lovingly hearken back to you had to go catch them at a show to hear them. And they sound fucking awesome. Sitting down at the group's West End studio, with Belly (on VHS) playing on a 9-inch screen in the background, it felt like one of the laziest Sundays in the world and turned into one of the most comfortable interviewing experiences. I don't think it's too far off to say that we all felt like family, huddled around peace pipes and politicking for almost an hour and a half, and the interview reflects this mood.
Part 1 explores how the individual rappers, each previously active in the Winnipeg rap scene, got together. We talk about their deep roots here, and feature an intense narration of the famous Method Man scene from Belly.
In Part 2 we dive into the more hard-hitting questions: Boxers/briefs, sweet/savoury, dream producers to work with, and another fantastic Belly narration.. Steve goes into his favourite Ralph Lauren wear. Just listen to the interview; 3Peat tells all.
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