24: Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already know who you are.
U.G.E aka Underground Economy. Our artists include Trapp Banks, Dainjaruss and CO2. Our CEOs are JB (President) and Cron (Vice President).
24: Tell us about how you got into the industry and what artists inspired you and would probably like to work with in the future?
Hip Hop in general inspired us. It was just meant for us to do this. It’s in our soul. Artists like Scarface, Trick Daddy, Ice Cube, Da Dogg Pound, Mack 10, Bun B, Slim Thug, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Devin The Dude, OutKast, Goodie Mob, Young Jeezy, Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Eminem, Plies, 8Ball & MJG, Yo Gotti, Timbaland, T-pain, Drake and E-40.
24: What makes U.G.E. unique and different from other groups coming out of South Florida?
Our passion for the music. Real hip-hop, undeniable hip-hop and the lyrics we bring from the heart.
24: Have you ever felt like too much time passes in the game where you have to make it and that window is closing?
Yes, but you have to keep faith in God and remember quitters never win and winners never quit. We are winners and our music proves it.
24: In the beginning stages of the mixtape, U.G.E. Volume II, what producers have you worked with or would like to work with on this upcoming project?
We worked with a lot of independent producers like Co2, J.B., Slowdown, DJ Smooth, etc. but the mixtape is full of jackin-for-beats type records and 5 original songs. 20 songs on the mixtape all together along with 7 original songs on the demo.
24: When will these projects grace the shelves/and or be available for download?
Next year. 2011 we will be dropping our independent film and soundtrack.
24: What was your inspiration for the hit single Real Nigga, My Hood?
Real Nigga, My Hood, Inspiration for the hood all over the world. Who going thru a hard time in life like we are.
24: Are you happy with the feedback you’ve been getting from the songs you’ve released so far?
Yes, but it could be better if we have a money source behind us who can show and tell the world about us. That’s the blessing that we need.
24: How would the fans go about contacting you?
Undergroundeconomy09@gmail.com, / Myspace.com/ UGErecords (JB (404-867-0482 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 404-867-0482 end_of_the_skype_highlighting) President (Cron (678-392-0685 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 678-392-0685 end_of_the_skype_highlighting).
24: Thank you for providing 24hourhiphop.com with this exclusive interview, do you have any last words for your present and future fans?
Keep God first. U.G.E we working hard, we just need a chance. That’s it. North FLA Tallahassee, FL, Lakeside, Gadsden County Quincy & Havana FLA. Hebron to the swamp. We here, the crib the whole FLA, we love you. And give thanks to 24hourhiphop.com. Whatup Breeze!