Nightclub Fight Club
Nightclub Fight Club
"I was sitting on my porch hittin a jack and I laughed to myself and thought, 'you know what would be a good name for one of those emo-screaming-hip-hop bands? Nightclub Fight Club'. So I called Mike and told him, and we had a good laugh, and decided to do a couple tracks for fun. Those tracks, written to pass the time, were soon thrown onto a small digital EP called "Bodybag Bling" which was then distributed to friends and the internet. What the duo didn't count on, however, was the overwhelmingly positive response to the music. "People kept saying, Mike, I had no idea you could rap! That shit is DOPE!" says Mike, Nightclub's de facto frontman and co-founder. "I had people I never even met screaming 'Nightclub Fight Club motherFUCKER!' the way I did it on 'Roll With Us'.
People were into it." The group decided to expand the EP into a full-length debut disc to give the fans what they wanted. The songs stayed irreverant but the group began taking their work more seriously, moving away from the crunkcore lyrical cliches of bling and money and focusing instead on punchline-oriented rap. The full-length debut, Dopeshit, became a local sensation. "It kind of got away from us," recounts JP. "We were doing this shit for fun, now we had people asking us if we were on iTunes and when could they come out to shows and all that.
We never expected the response to be so positive." But the duo didn't remain static for very long. Not a month after Dopeshit was finished, they began work on "Nightclub Fight Club Stole Your Shit!", a mixtape-EP. "We weren't thinking about making crunk anymore" says JP. "We were writing lyrics the way rappers do. Most of those tracks had 32-bar verses with no hooks.
It was like a legit mixtape. That was when Nightclub Changed; we kept on screaming, but suddenly the lyrics became something that actual rappers were impressed by." When the group decided to begin the process of creating their sophomore disc, they brought in previous collaborator and long-time friend KSol. "Me and KSol were gonna do our own thing and we asked JP to help produce it. And somehow from that, we got to the idea that KSol should become a third member of Nightclub.
His background is so different, we thought it could really bring a new style to the group." "This album is our real debut," states JP. "I mean, Dopeshit is great, and I love it, but this is the first record we've made as a group since we started taking the whole thing seriously. We've got Mac Lethal and Nesto the Owner on tracks, plus some other local boys, we've got 18 totally fresh beats, and now we're in the writing mode that Stole Your Shit! put us in. This shit is something to watch out for." Indeed it is something to watch out for; in less than a year's time, Nightclub Fight Club are changing the way people think about crunkcore, a style often criticized as the bane of music's existence. "Don't doubt us," warns JP.
"Crunkcore is on the rise and while we may not be the first, or the most famous, we're the best at it. We're doing shit that's got metalheads impressed with the intensity and rappers impressed with the wit. Crunkcore is about to blow up and you better believe we'll be right there with it, changing the way people think about the genre." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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