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INTERVIEW: Long Cut

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Man, we’ve been good! Just dippin’ and spittin’, taking each day as it comes. 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Pleasant Grove“?

That record is for the Spit Cup Posse—the fans, the friends, and the family. Pleasant Grove is the best kept secret. The track is all about life in the trailer park, and it’s a life that’s built on community… our community. The song shows camaraderie, and you can’t fake something like that. Y’all can have the fucks and the fame, we’ll take the Grove. 

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Pleasant Grove is where Long Cut was made! We spend so much time there, not just writing and making music, but living our best days. This track was bound to happen—you can’t have something that special and not share it with the world.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The video was kind of like a tribute to our day-to-day routine! We wanted it to be as real as it gets, and it was. We got to show people who we are, and we got to introduce some original members of the Spit Cup Posse. D Willie Phats (Travis) was cooking all day for the crew, and again, what’s in the video is a weekly thing. We always go that hard. 

How was the recording and writing process?

We wrote it at Pleasant Grove, right at the kitchen table. It took no time to put it together. We were eating some breakfast that D Willie made for us that morning, and by that night we were bumping it in all the speakers around the park. 

How do you normally go on blending Country and Rap?

We’re artists, this is what we do. This genre is about pushing boundaries and not really giving a shit whether or not everybody else likes it. Hate it or love it, there’s a lot of power behind that.

What aspect of hope did you get to explore on this record?

“Pleasant Grove” gives a voice to a culture that’s so isolated, the mainstream doesn’t even want you to know it’s there, but it is. These people are real, this lifestyle is real, and we want to celebrate it.     

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than in your own?

You’ve got to be a teammate, and that means being open to learning and teaching. Collaborations can, and should, be a rewarding challenge.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Long Cut doesn’t take any days off. We work hard every day. We’re still pushing our first two singles and videos (“Country Roads” and “Pleasant Grove”). We’ll always be proud of both, but at the same time, we don’t live in the past. We have so much more to be excited about, and what we’ve got coming up for our fans is huge. This journey has just begun.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Our next single “Sweet Tea” is due up soon. It’s a great summer time jam. We’re just about to start shooting the music video for it and we can’t wait!

Any plans to hit the road?

The plan is in place and it is being executed. When it happens, y’all will be the first to know!

What else is happening next in Long Cut‘s world?

We just finished up a few big shows out in Colorado, and we’ve got another big one coming up on October 20th. We’re Gonna be jamming out Moxi Theater in Greeley, CO with Demun Jones! Demun has been behind us and mentoring Long Cut every step of the way—we’re grateful for him, and every single member of the Spit Cup Posse. We want to say thanks for the love, we couldn’t do it without y’all! Thanks to Vents for having us! 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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