So last night I go on YouTube and I found the group iLOVEFRiDAY who have a song called “Travel Ban” that is currently at the beginning stages of its viral life cycle. Released one month ago on Soundcloud it currently has 137k views and the video which was released 2 weeks ago is currently at 687K views…
This group is comprised of two artists, SmokeHijabi and Xeno Carr. Xeno Carr handles all the production for the beats and usually does the hook or a verse on each track. Xeno looks and sounds like he would fit perfectly in the emo rap / GBC movement and SmokeHijabi is a Pakistani American girl who raps with lyrics and a flow that could only best be described as “Muslim Trap Rap”.
After a debate with my friend (s/o 2 Jo) I realized that I had to see if I could do an interview with this group so I emailed them last night / this morning. And somehow not only did they say yes. I was able to score the first interview ever done with this group (What up Vice?). In the phone conversation which you can listen to below, we manage to touch on a bunch of topics in a short 11 minute & 21 second conversation.
Just some of the stuff talked about includes:
- Where they are from.
- Why the group name is iLOVEFRiDAY?
- What inspired them to make a group.
- Are they trolling?
- The story so far on the investigation.
- There plans to shape the whole sound of music.
- And more…
You can listen to the interview below by pressing play on the YouTube or Soundcloud below.