No topic seems to be off-limits when Black Lips’ band member Jared Swilley sat down with Waka Flocka. Mixtapes, Muppet Babies-influences and being the victim of shootings. Again, nothing. As candidly entertaining as this interview is maybe there should be more interviews between rockers and rappers.
Jared Swilley: Does your name have anything to do with Muppet Babies? Like Fozzie says, “Waka, waka, waka,” on Muppet Babies.
Waka Flocka: Yeah, I’ve got Fozzie chain, ‘cause when I was younger, me and my cousin used to watch it and he started calling me “Waka.”
JS: When our band first started, we were trying to get a drummer who was like Animal from the Muppets. We were going to bring him up on stage tied up with a rope. But we couldn’t find anyone crazy enough.
WF: I’m right here. I’m Animal. You found me.
Actually, Jared & Waka, the mad drummer you seek is ALIen.
Read the full interview @ Creative Loafing.