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So what is Bankhead's latest gift to the world? That would be Born Husslers, Inc. who under the wing of producer K-Rab, signed to Lilâ€™ Jonâ€™s BME Recordings/Warner Bros. Records in early 2006, shortly after K-Rab received worldwide recognition for his production on D4Lâ€™s â€œLaffy Taffy.â€ K-Rab, Hard Head, Yung J and Skeet make up BHI and they have managed to firmly cement their sound throughout the streets of Atlanta over the last couple of years with two successful songs out of the gate.
I caught up with BHI recently to discuss their much-anticipated Snaplanta album dropping this summer and the some of the other issues that go along with possibly being the next major hip hop group from ATL to "Do It."
First, where does the name Born Husslers Inc. come from?
We've been together for a couple years and BHI is just a crew of people who made a decision to go a different route in their lives and that route was music. We needed to better our lives and and that's what it's all about, BHI simply stands for Born Hustlers. We're all from different places but everything leads back to Bankhead. That's where everything comes from and where shit hit the fan. It's where we came together and made this shit happen.
You mention Bankhead as one of the central components to making things happen, what is it about the whole Bankhead movement that is so strong right now?
You had to go there huh. Basically, Bankhead is just THE hood of Atlanta. It's the street, it's the hood.
It's like this, if you come from a low poverty environment usually everything is down and portrayed as negativity in the media. The whole music thing in Bankhead has given the westside a positive aspect. Also, let me be the first to say that I appreciate Bankhead for adopting me man', the whole Bankhead family. I came here from New Orleans about three years ago and they took me in as family and I appreciate and respect that. From my hood to yo' hood it's all stays the same ya' feel me.