On a cool, chilly night in Miami, rappers Young Breed and Dame in the studio are making their next move. Text veteran Carol City and rising emcee straight from Baton Rouge have just returned from Tampa after a busy schedule of events and appearances at the club over the Super Bowl weekend. During their club located in Ybor City, the duo performed music from their first joint project, Wages for sin.
“We performed at the Skye Club,” Dame recounts. “Shout out the DJs in Tampa. They showed incredible love when we were out. “
“Yes, Club Skye. We knocked it down, boy, ”adds Breed. “We had the whole team out there.”
The newly opened partnership of Young Breed and Dame is an inspiring by-product of the pandemic. When they connected last year, Young Breed was more focused on his business ventures than on making music at the time of his life. After appearing on stage as part of Rick Ross’s Triple Ca band in 2009, Breed branched out on his own, dropping street crackles and joint joints with his crew from the Maybach Music Group, including Quise, Torch, Fat Rel and Rick Ross himself. Breed has consistently delivered projects like his 2018 joint album with Baby Soulja and Lil Dred, Young Soulja Dredd, and its latest solo release, Freestyle Chronicles 9, until the pandemic worsened in 2020.
“At the time, I was just focusing on my job,” Breed says New Times. “We opened the Block Barbershop and got a studio at the top of the barber shop, Block Studios. That’s exactly what we opened to the public last year. During the pandemic, we really focused on that. “
Dame, meanwhile, has been on the right track since 2015. The 24-year-old moved to Miami, where he connected with Brad during a study meeting last year. With their first collaboration, “In My Ghetto,” they knew they were embarking on something big. Just before the end of last year, the newly formed duo fell Wages for sin. The lead single of the “Tap In” project with 17 songs attracted a lot of attention from viral names like Jason Derul from South Florida.
New Times they eavesdropped on the duo to discuss their new album and their plans for the second part. The couple also talked about their studio session with Derul and what drew Breed to music again.
What is the purpose of reception Wages for sin?
Ladies: In fact, it really goes. It was on. I check how it goes on its own and we are doing pretty well. It’s only been a month.
What did creating the album look like?
Young breed: This is how we talk to people. You’ll get a gumbo because it’s that Louisiana, and then you’ll get a shellfish salad – and that’s it, Miami. The sessions are just full of energy. Ladies from the top. He doesn’t write, he doesn’t have a pen, he doesn’t have a pillow, he doesn’t have anything. Get off the top. It feeds me with ideas, and we just cook for each other. So the energy stays at 1,000.
D: And I feed on his energy. It’s the same thing. It was simple and reciprocal. I know it wasn’t hard for him either.
YB: Another nature.
Do you remember how you both crossed the road?
D: The first time we connected in the studio, it was actually me, Breed and another person I was riding with and we made a song together. When I heard him spit on the song, I said, “I need to call Breed back,” because I made another song. I said, ‘Man, I want him to get into this second song.’ Breed passed and slid as he should. So I said, ‘Shit, I should do a mixtape with that.’ That’s when we started putting together that shit.
When was that?
D: In 2020, all during the pandemic
Breed, it’s been a minute since you gave up on the all-night project. What convinced you to make a new joint album?
YB: When Dame and I really sat down, we went through a few beats. Of course, it really came from previous recordings that we recorded just at the time we were talking about recording the video. Then we came collectively. Capo and Kel, our management, came and brought the idea to the table. We told them we were going to make it a bigger situation, and that’s what really kindled the fire besides our energy in the studio. Just knowing that our team is ready to work during a pandemic that will really step up that.
What was the first song you both made that inspired you to continue?
D: “In my ghetto.” We put it on Wages for sin, but it was the first song we really connected to, just me and him. It was personal, but it attracted all the attention so much that it tells everyone that we should record the whole tape together.
They both got great chemistry throughout the project, like Jadakiss and Styles P.
YB: That’s the word I was looking for: chemistry. I can continue where he left off, and he can continue where I left off.
D: Because Florida is like Louisiana. We do the same shit.
YB: I kept letting him know a lot – we grew up with a lot of their culture. A lot of their culture is what made Florida. We grew up on many things that came from Louisiana. We have always liked their style. Well you know, I feel like that also played a doping role in our merger. We can connect with a lot of the same things.
D: Right. It feels like a second home.
Are you both planning to perform more in 2021?
YB: We go city to city, state to state. With Wages for sin, that’s the whole project, so we go to HAM with him.
“Stand on That” is one of my favorite songs on the album. Which songs do you like the most?
YB: “Stand On That” is also one of my favorites. “Ghetto Stories” are among my top three.
D: My favorites are “Wit Da Jwett” and “Ghetto Stories.” I like them the most, but people really choose “Tap In”.
Speaking of Tap In, the video is coming soon, right?
D: Yes, we have something nice for you for the “Tap In” video. I can’t give too much.
Are you planning a special remix for any song?
YB: We definitely want a “Tap In” remix. It’s coming. That’s a few other records, man, because we get a great answer from that shit. Many people want to be separated from it, so it all depends. We’ll just line them up and see. We might want to make more fresh records. We’ll just see.
Given your amazing chemistry, do you both think you’ll be working on a tracking project?
YB: Of course.
D: It’s already been filmed. And it’s over and it’s already mixed.
You teamed up with Jason Derul for a TikTok video. How did you come up with that hilarious clip?
YB: It was a big situation. We did it in the middle of filming Wages for sin. So just Jason, since he’s an artist, his platform and just to share that with us. That TikTok is a whole other platform he created for himself, so sharing it with us for him was a blessing.
D: It’s really like he turned us into comedians. He wanted to turn a gangster scene into a comic scene. He was actually just talking about me being a perfectionist, but he taught me how to rob.
YB: [DeRulo] has entered several of our shooting sessions, but you know he has definitely given us some gems that we can definitely take with us and use forever. It is, all in all, a blessing.
How do you feel about the TikTok wave?
YB: That goes back to what I said. It excites me because these are new ways and different currents and forms of how you can take your music out. Maybe we didn’t hear the song, and someone makes a funny TikTok, and that person goes and shoots through the roof. I’m for it, shit, I’m with it.
D: Jason knows how to hear your record. If he danced to your song on TikTok, it sure goes through the fucking roof.
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