Check out the new song from The Brown Plague – Ro** ya body!
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
The Brown Plague stretches all over South Los Angeles and California. King Arthur resides in Long Beach, Nico G is from Baldwin Park, SUDS is from Lakewood, and Johnny B as well as Highdro the Villain are from Hawaiian Gardens. We all went to the same high school, but did not unite as a group until we all caught a cypher in early 2011. Been Plaguing ever since.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
This is a recent track we recorded, a freeverse session at The Plague spot. We were spitting verses we had to a Jedi Mind beat. It went well and ended up turning it into a track, with a twist.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest thing is the fact that we’re all Mexican. When people first see us they assume we make Chicano Rap, but as soon as we flow they know it’s nothing but that raw Hip-Hop. In other words “Ear rape!”
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
So far our biggest set backs have been meeting deadlines with engineers and bad work ethic. It was a slight bump in the road, but we switched engineers and dedicated more time to The Plague. Small changes give big results and it was quickly evident. We finished our first mixtape and are well into the second one which will be out before the end of 2012.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
They need to beware of The Brown Plague! With that said they also have to keep their eyes open when dealing with any fine print. Many artists get the short end of the stick on legal issues. PS: don’t fu** with half ass people, only work with serious, devoted acquaintances.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
We like to say, “don’t stop rocking, just do your thing.” It sounds simple, but many artists tend to follow trends instead of doing their thing. Some people lose themselves. Keep it you and always stay humble.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
We’re the type of guys you can catch rocking backyard boogies, handing out CDs on the street, and interacting with people. We find word of mouth gets us a more stable fan base, but we still use every artist’s best friend, the internet.
Where can people visit you?
Listeners can follow us via twitter @ThebrownPlague, download our music free @ Soundcloud.com/brownplague, and be sure to like us on Facebook.