Villain Park is a fast rising rap trio from West LA that created an incredible buzz with the release of their debut music video “We Out Here.” They instantly caught attention with their classic rap style complimented by a razor sharp flow and clever lyrics. Their gritty production, memorable hooks and youthful energy is contagious. Rap traditionalists are sure to love this group’s refreshing sound in today’s hip-hop climate overtaken by melodic vibes and rap singers.
BallerStatus caught up with the group below.
How would you describe Villain Park in a few sentences?
Villain Park is something that can’t be imitated or matched. We call ourselves the watchers because we see everything that’s going on in the industry today but still we remain ourselves. VP is more than a rap group. This is a lifestyle, a movement, a company, as well as a brotherhood. We’re just here to give the people an example of what following your true intuition looks like!
What is your process for making music? How do the songs come together?
Organic and never forced.
How would you describe the music that you make?
A soundtrack for the world. A voice for the people. Theme of the streets. Our music is a mix influenced by our lives and the vibrations we feel day to day.
Who are your some of your biggest influences?
Some of our influencers are artist and groups like Wu Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, N.W.A, Slum Village, Marvin Gaye, Tribe Called Quest, Curtis Mayfield and etc. All of our parents played a lot of oldies in our household so the taste varies.
What are the last five albums you guys have checked out?
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana
Nas – The Lost Tapes 2
Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers 3
Murs – The Liiad is Dead and the Odyssey is Over
Schoolboy Q – Crash Talk
Who would be your dream collaboration and why?
KENDRICK LAMAR – DR. DRE – DJ QUIK – NAS – JAY ROCK – SNOOP DOGG – BATTLE CAT – PHARREL – MADLIB – KANYE WEST – METHOD MAN – GHOST FACE KILLAH – THE ROOTS. We chose them because of how unique they are as artists/producers. When most of their names are brought up in a conversation, they put respect on it. Us as artist, we’re aiming for that same caliber.
Do you have a favorite song on your new album The Recipe?
All thirteen tracks on the upcoming album is crazy!
What is something about Villain Park that your closest fans might not know?
Coly Cole is a whole different person without his durag, Bunge is really trash at basketball, and Smoke takes his dreads off at night before he sleeps. Also for those who don’t know, OUR UPCOMING ALBUM THE RECIPE DROPS 8-28-19 !!!
Photography by Estevan Oriol