[Interview] The Hood Internet: Side Projects
RubyHornet: It’s been about 5 years after the first mixtape, why is now the time for the first LP? Was this always the plan?
Hood Internet: It wasn’t always the plan, but after a few years of making mashup mixtapes, we wanted to try something a bit different that involved more original production — but we wanted it to maintain the vibe of what it is that Hood Internet does.
RubyHornet: Can you speak on the impact the internet and your initial blog had on your career, especially in the formative stages?
Hood Internet: Initially it started as nothing more than a fun side project from our band. We didn’t think many more people than friends or the random internet passerby would be downloading our mixes. But the blogosphere grabbed a hold of what we were doing, and there was a lot of positive response, which really encouraged us to make more tracks, and try to make them better.
RubyHornet: With your musical backgrounds, I assume production has always a part of the plan for the next step after mashups. Have you always produced and now it’s time for the fans to hear? Or is this a new venture starting with (Isaiah x Max B) and the BBU track?
Hood Internet: We definitely have a background in recording and producing. We’ve done a few projects now, the BBU & Das Racist track, a song with Ninjasonik, a handful of remixes, and the Toothy Wavy EP with Toothtaker & Biggavelli. We wanted to present the new album FEAT as a cohesive group of songs.