StackOrStarveDVD.com recently caught up with indy Chicago artists #TeamGo, if you ain’t in tune yet, read the interview and check out their music and video links below…
I hear you guys just released a new video titled “Squad” w/ Matti Baybee, another fellow chicago artist. That’s exciting. How did the collab originally come about? What was it like working with him?
Rizzo: Yeah we just released our new video Squad with Matti. Matti is one of the hottest young artists in the city right now. We met him at a show we did. He was a cool dude and a good performer, our managers made it happen.
Tell us about how the name #TeamGO Formed. Have you all known each other for some time? Were you childhood friends?
Rizzo: We all grew up together, known each other all our lives more or less. We was always getting into something, throwing parties, crashing parties, hanging out, getting into whatever we could, straight up energy on 10 until we’d crash. always on the go, the epitome of GO….that’s how the name formed #TeamGo
How long have you guys been together as a group?
Esbe: about 2 years now
What would you say sets you apart from other groups? How would you guys describe your style?
Nate 1: whats sets us apart? All we focus on is fun shit! Its alot of negatives that comes along with being young in chicago, and everybody know all about it, the whole world know it. but we focus on the FUN part in being young. Our style is anything thats gon make you move and with 4 ppl in the group thats gonna vary. but the shit gon be fun lol
What do all feel are your individual strengths within the group?
Esbe: Well Rizzo brings the originality to the group, he has a more abstract sound than everyone else and he usually comes up with most of the concepts for our tracks.
Rizzo: Yeah, i agree with that. and Esbe has a gritty street sound thats hot.
and Nate1got the sickest flow out here, i aint heard better yet and eddie Bars…
Eddie Bars: lol, the names speaks for itself
Now this is random, lol. I can imagine that the women are all over you guys these days, what kinds of girls do you guys like?
Rizzo: It really don’t matter. Anything goes but Ratchet for me, but im usually drawn to a darker brown type of girl…Esbe like Ratchet though! lol
Esbe: Dude what?! lol, nah, like he said ….it really don’t matter, just not ratchet….but i aint go lie though, ive been with some down Ratchet chicks lol.
Okay so lets get people familiar with some of your songs. You have a song called “DOPE,” and you have a song called “Mojo JoJo” What would you say to someone who might say you’re not sending a positive message to your audience? You’re sending a negative message. You’re talking about drugs, and oral sex. What would you say to them?
Rizzo: lol sex and drugs? I’d say their not being realistic if you dont think thats not what young people do universally. urban, college, white, black….this aint nothing new and its what young people do.shit, its what old people do too lol. naw but our music just focuses on fun times type stuff, none of the serious political stuff or the death shit, its plenty of other rappers for that.
Do you guys write your own music?
Rizzo: Of course
Where would you say your inspiration comes from?
Rizzo: Different places. Its never one particular artist or group. It may be one track i hear or an instrumental, a t.v commercial, an orchraestra, a speech, some underground unknown artists…anything really.
So when can we expect an full #TeamGo Project?
Eddie Bars: sometime in Spring 2015
What types of things can fans expect to hear on the record?
Esbe: They’ll have to wait and see but its definitely gonna be turnt exponentially!
Tell the people how they can get in contact with #TeamGO
Rizzo: You can hit us on all social media networks of course, instagram, facebook, twitter etc..: @teamgofisno
or email firstname.lastname@example.org and for bookings and inquiries Fisno50@gmail.com