Friendship is everything, and that rings true for BlueBucksClan, the DJ and Jeeezy duo of South Central, Los Angeles, who have been close friends since playing childhood soccer games. They went to high school together, where they also played soccer, but later parted ways to become varsity athletes, hitting the soccer field again. Both received scholarships – Jeeezy attended Robert Morris University of Illinois in Chicago and DJ went to Western Oregon University in Oregon. Within months of each other, they both started rapping in crowded studio sessions with their friends, until DJ and Jeeezy became the two main rappers in their respective circles. This is where the birth of BlueBucksClan lies in 2019.
That same year, they started posting projects as an official group, starting with Way of the clan, which features “Gettin ‘Money Now”, and No rules. In 2020, they kept the momentum going with mixtapes Way of the Clan 2, which houses their “Walkin ‘In” banger, ascend and No rules 2. Last year the rap duo signed in Los Angeles Out The Blue Records, home to other West Coast rimers like Bino Rideaux.
BlueBucksClan, whose name is inspired by their passion for making money, scored their biggest song yet with the Low the Great, “Walkin ‘In,” produced in February 2020. Currently sitting at 1.2 million Of Spotify streams and 1.9 million views on YouTube, the track, filled with sparse touches and that signature Cali bounce, sums up the crew’s appeal perfectly. “Pullin ‘off in big strangers, ain’t it 6-4s / Keep the fly shit on my feet, where you got that? / Niggas trying to walk in my shoes, you can’t fit them,” DJ rhymes. “Feel like Birdman, I’m finna get my sign on / BucksClan in this bitch, so the line long / He had a fake Rollie ass, so his time is wrong,” Jeeezy raps.
Jeeezy and DJ are all focused on fashion, women, and smart sports references, and their natural sense of humor has garnered attention all over Los Angeles and beyond. Their 2020 mixtape, No rules 2, put them on the radars of major labels, which only increased their buzz even more. Now with the arrival of their latest mixtape, Clan virus 2, with appearances of Lil yachty and Quavo, and fans of people like Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant and Washington Wizards player Russell Westbrook, the BlueBucksClan movement grows as their style and sound evolves.
The duo caught up XXL on Zoom for this week’s edition of XXLof The break.
Age: Jeeezy, 28 years old; DJ 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
I grew up listening to: DJ: “Snoop dogg, everyone is growing up, you know, there are a lot of people. West Coast, especially West Coast. “
My style has been compared to: DJ: We’re compared to all the different people, but we just do what we think sounds good. We don’t try to look like anyone else, but we are compared to a lot of different artists:
I will explode because: DJ: “I know we’re going in the right direction, so we on this interview with you know, XXL, it’s something we’re trying to do and it’s something that is going in the right direction. But we go there day after day. We don’t know what’s going to happen, but we do the same thing every day and take it every day. Some “new ones are coming in everyday.” So we go with the flow. “
My records to date have been: DJ: “‘Walkin’ In ‘for sure.”
Jeeezy: “” Want Me To “,” Todd Gurley “, some songs with Bino [Rideaux]. They were all quite big. “
My highlights so far have been: DJ: “One of the biggest, I dunno, I would probably say when we just get started I just feel like things start to change and turn and move forward when we came up with it, because before, before [we had major label interest in us], we just teamed up on the blue and it’s like our core team. This is the basis. So when we got together and locked this together, that’s when it started to move more, I would say, in a better direction.
“It was like we knew what we were doing and we knew it was a plan. At first we would just do it because it’s fun. He always did what we wanted to do, but understand that. C ‘was probably a turning point. point for us. “
Most people don’t know: DJ: “It’s called ClanStrand, but we have more [marijuana] strands to come. So we’re going to have a few, but it’s all going to be legal and stuff. “
I’ll be next: Jeeezy: “Big Thing!”
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