[Interview] The Hood Internet: Side Projects
About 5 years ago, Aaron and Steve, two Chicago band members, decided to start a blog as a “fun side project.” The blog was to be a virtual arena for friends and internet passerbys to check out some new sounding mixes. What Aaron and Steve did not expect was that their fun side project was going to hit the blogosphere at precisely the right time, as new blogs and thus thousands of listeners flocked to their mesh of exciting, upbeat indie-rock tracks blended with the appropriate Hip Hop counter-part, and everything in between.
Since then, they’ve remixed a who’s who of music, and little by little, created original records with a variety of emcees. The Hood will draw on all their past experiences and influences for their first ever proper LP, FEAT, an album that contains all original productions and guest appearances from the likes of ShowYouSuck, BBU, Hooray for Earth, and others. The album will be released on Oct. 2nd via Decon, and represents Hood Internet’s growth as well as desire to move into more production work.
We caught up with the Hood Internet’s Steve Reidell in lieu of their new album and Chicago headlining show at Metro on November 2nd. Read our interview to get their thoughts on the timing of their first LP, their current direction, and some of their favorite Chicago emcees.