Interview: Babeo Baggins [ Barf Troop]

Basics: How old are you, when did you start making music, who inspires you, fave pokemans…

I’m 20! I just turned 20 last month (I feel so old not being a teen it’s so weird).

Man, I started making music a few months ago and I NEVER would’ve thought I’d be rapping. I’ve always loved music but never did think I’d be a rapper of all things.

I’d say all the raunchy, strong female rappers are really inspiring to me. Lil Kim is my whole heart :sparkling_heart: . But I get inspiration from my troop a lot! They’re all so amazing and we all rap differently so they really inspire me to try things I wouldn’t normally think to do on my own. Anime and art also inspire me a lot! Japanese culture in general. Kyary PamyuPamyu is my idol.

 

My favourite pokemon are suicune and slugma because I have a HUGE love of slugs and snails.  :snail:  :snail:  :snail:

 

What is creative process like?

   * your lyrical content is hyper-sexualized and a little bit macabre

When it comes to writing I just write about the things I’m thinking about at the time (which a lot of the time is boys or something having to do with them, or anime haha). I think it’s pretty surprising for people to hear a group of girls so open and expressive about their sexuality in a sort of proud and sometimes sweetly kind of silly way. If we were men no one would be taking notice, which is sad and is true. But because we’re girls it’s surprising. I don’t think our lyrics are any more sexual than most male rappers, but because we’re girls people point it out. Which in a way is a little bit disheartening but at the same time really nice in a way. I’m a virgin, but I have sexual thoughts just like everyone else and I shouldn’t have to be ashamed to say them just because I’m a girl. I’m proud! Yeah, I think about boys kissing my kitten, what of it? I want to show other girls that being sexual doesn’t make you a bad person and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it. It’s natural! I’m still sweet and silly and fun, and I’m also trying to let a cutie know what the kitty is about and there’s nothing wrong with that. Oh, and the gorey lyrics.. I just watch too much anime and asian horror movies haha.

 

Barf Troop is self-described as a group of filthy girls doing foul things for fun. Firstly I’d like to say the alliteration in that sentence is delightful and secondly I just want you to expound on that a little bit… who is barf troop (How’d you meet etc.)

Barf troop is exactly that! Barf troop came together via skype chat when I started joking about us rapping together. They all thought I was kidding but I made a song and we couldn’t go back from there! We’re all friends via tumblr. We’re all different ages from all different places which I think is very cool because it sort of gives us all different views on things and that makes all of our rapping really different and I really like that. We’re all friends and some of us met over the summer! (Justin Baber and Babenstein) I think this is just a really great way for far apart friends to stay close and do something in our spare time for fun. But it’s getting bigger than we ever thought it would and that’s really exciting!

I think right now music is really EVERYWHERE. There are so many different genres, even people creating their own genres. There’s so many ways to find new music and so many people making good things. There’s also people just making things for the sake of making it. So they’re are both pros and cons to the mass production of music and the ease of acess because of the internet. I think a lot of people are doing it just to do it but a lot of people are using it to express and show more people who might’ve not been able to get ahold of it otherwise and that’s cool!

a. What is the mission objective of Barf Troop (fuck with us or don’t ?) talk about  it

Barf troop is all about girl power. We want to show girls it’s okay to be gross, silly, sexual, nerdy and whatever else they want to be! You can do it right along with the boys or without them, it doesn’t matter. Rapping about gross things or whatever else we feel is important at the time, we’re having fun and that’s what it’s all about. Our mission is to get people to have fun! We’re having fun and expressing our thoughts and feelings and you can ride with us or you can get off the catbus!!  :cat2:  :trolleybus:

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