Nappy Roots Discuss Members Leaving & Adjusting To The Digital Age (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Back in the early 2000’s, a Hip Hop group out of Kentucky burst onto the scene with the hit songs “Awnaw” and “Po’ Folks.” Nappy Roots appeared to be the second coming of OutKast before they eventually started to break apart.

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Some of the minds behind the certified platinum Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz album are back together for another run. The reformed Nappy Roots stopped by Sway In The Morning to discuss various topics including why certain rappers left the group

“Prophet wanted to do his own thing really, really bad. He tried it within us, but it wasn’t working.” explained Skinny DeVille. “We still family, we still brothers, so good luck to you. I hope you get what you get out of life.”

He added, “I think for Big V, it was family. He had kids who were kind of grown when we started, and he was spending more time in Atlanta with me and Scales. I feel like he was missing out on the good parts of their lives.”

Nappy Roots now consists of DeVille, Fish Scales, Buffalo Stille, Ron Clutch, and Atlanta-based producer 808 Blake. As the collective continues to build their brand in the era of smart phones, social media, and music streaming, the performers are working to adjust to the ever-changing Digital Age.

“We’ve always kind of been on the technical side of things when it comes to Nappy Roots. I think Fish Scales keeps us up on all the new apps that come out,” said B. Stille. “A lot of people would kill for a brand, so now we’re taking that brand and growing businesses, making contacts with certain people, and moving forward with certain things.”

Scales later stated, “We’re from the old school era of passing out flyers and putting up posters on the telephone polls. We’re from that era, but we’re learning how to be savvy and connect with the younger people on the internet.”

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Watch Nappy Roots’ interview below.