Florida may be know as the sunshine state, but it also holds more then just being the number one vacation spot. If you dig deep enough you will uncover an intense music scene with rappers ranging from, Denzel Curry, Kodak Black, Wifisfuneral, and even Robb Banks. But coming up next from the Florida scene, is a conglomerate of eight that have come to leave an impact on the music industry. From their vicious rap flows, to their ambitious mind sets, On God Records is a force to reckon with. Meet two eighths of the group, and learn about their upcoming movements, how the group came to be and how you too can be glorious in your own way.
Hudson: Randy congrats on your two new singles “Luck” and “Just Friends”. In your latest single “Luck” you get a little deep; you spoke on past team members, striving for top five, along with the one’s who have doubted you. With that being said how long have you been making music, because it seems like you really know how to grasp the listeners attention and make them want to tune in more.
Randy Santos: I’ve been writing music since I was [eight], and I’ve been recording since I was eleven. I really study the game because I strive to be one of the greatest to do it.
You also have a sample of 2Pac in “Luck”, what made you pick that?
R: Like I said, I study the game and I feel like he’s one of the greatest. I’ve always admired his ability to speak, and convey his message to people that’s one of the skills I wish to have, and I feel like he was so ahead of his time.
Loca Legend congrats to you as well, you have an EP out, “Day after Tomorrow” where did you draw your inspiration from for this project?
Loca Legend: [The] inspiration really just came from my everyday life, in that time period. Even the cover art, I felt like we would go out, get fucked up, come home drink, and somebody would end up on the couch sleeping.
What is your favorite thing about making music Loca Legend?
LL: My [favorite] thing about making music is just the creative process behind each and every song. Also, it is a way for me to get my emotions out, anybody that knows me, knows that I’m not the type to express how I feel, but music is my outlet for that.
This EP was released a few months ago, how did people take this project, were the response ones you expected?
LL: I would say no it wasn’t the response I expected, I thought the tape wouldn’t get the appreciation it deserved but [overall] it was received well. A lot of people hit me up about it, and gave me their thoughts and told me their [favorite] song on it. I feel like that tape [really] solidified niggas to know that I [genuinely] do this music shit.
You guys are in a group called OG records, how did that come about?
LL: On God Records was kind of established in high school at the time we were known as “MAFIA”(Money and family is all) . One day Randy called me I picked up and the first thing I said was, “On God Records baby wassup”.
R: And it stuck ever since.
Because you guys are in a conglomerate how do you guys make sure everyone is hitting their mark and not slacking?
LL: At this point, we don’t really check and make sure anybody is working; either you are or you just watching the ship move. If you [are] not passionate about this music shit, your work ethic will show it. But one thing we always do is feed off one another, and get feedback from each other.
With summer approaching and you both have heat out, what can we expect from you guys as well as OG records?
LL: The Party EP will defiantly be here for the summer but be on the lookout for my OG brothers Valentin and our producer ,Brian they got some shit in the vault for y’all trust [y’all] gonna love it.
XXL releases there annual Freshman list pretty soon, if you two got the chance to grace the cover what would you do with that platform?
LL: That would be the start of something bigger, pretty much use that platform to get to the next platform and, [just] keep progressing.
R: I would use that platform to inspire people, change everyone’s way of thinking. I want people to know that you can achieve whatever you want in life as long as you apply yourself, and consistently work for it.
I’m pretty sure a lot of people are supporting you both, from outsiders, to fans but how do your parents feel about your music?
R: My parents are really supportive, they come out to the shows and everything. Most of the music has been recorded at my house and, that’s the place we all always meet up at so, my parents get to hear about everything first.
LL: My mom knows I do music but, she doesn’t understand how deep it is. She’s never even heard any of my music but, when I’m finally on that feeling of just “Ma [you] can quit your job I’m a rapper now”, is what I’m waiting for
What advice would you give to those who are trying to get their dreams off the ground?
R:Just keep grinding and keep being consistent, people will start to take notice. Also, get involved with the scene and network as much as you can. The more people you know the better.
LL: You get better with time, keep working trust you will notice a difference and make sure you network. And make songs for females to vibe to and fuck with they, quicker to support you than niggas.
How did you guys get here, did you guys have a blueprint for this?
R: For the most part we didn’t have no blueprint or [any] guidance. We just learned as we went.
LL: Trial and error, nobody to show us the ropes, we just learning as we go pretty much.
With so many artists getting on the scene and falling off the scene, what makes you guys different?
R: We make timeless music consistently, there’s no way that can fall off.
LL: As long as I’m alive I can’t fall off, we make music that’s going [to] be here forever.
Anything can happen within 24 hours nothing is ever promised, with that being said what kind of legacy are you guys trying to leave?
R: I wanna engrave my name in the culture of Hip-Hop. I’m trying to be mentioned with the greats. I want kids and people who love Hip-Hip to look up to me and study me the way I did, with the [one’s] that came before me. Nothing less than that.
LL: I just wanna be relevant forever among the greatest to do this. Not only that to leave a empire behind for my kids so they never have to work and they keep it going for they kids. Like Rick Ross said “Oil Money” that way even when I’m dead here for eternity.