Longtime readers of the blog may be surprised that it look this long to finally acknowledge these purveyors of aural cud. As easy as they were to ignore the hype marketers began their push, they're statements pertaining to their upcoming record need to be translated, knowing how hard it may be for English speakers to pick out their Afrikaans lyrics. Their statements appear italicized below, with the translation underneath.
So anyway... Interscope offered us a bunch of money again to release our new album TEN$ION.
This is simple: Interscope/UMG paid for the recording of the new album.
But this time, they also tried to get involved with our music, to try and make us sound like everyone else out there at the moment.
Upon hearing the finished product, the executives asked if we could possibly make it listenable. We asked them to explain further. To paraphrase a near half-hour diatribe on what makes something listenable and referring to it as commercial rap's "Lulu" we found ourselves rather taken aback by their lack of faith in our "masterpiece"—they even suggested firing that blonde thing and replacing her with Rihanna. Fools, they are! We're making the music of the future we responded, and they had the gall to retort that the record sounded like a mixture of all of the worst rap songs of 2008.
So we said: 'U know what, rather hang on to your money, buy yourself something nice...we gonna do our own thing. Bye bye'
Mr. Record Executive wrote off the album expense, tore up our contract and even gave us the album. He said "Good luck even trying to give this to the toilet or the rubbish heap".