FEATURE:Real & Chance:Too Hot For TV

Reality TV usually isn’t the best vehicle to jump start a rap career. While Diddy’s Band went gold with their debut, Too Hot for TV back in 2003, the group’s members are now remembered for taking part in a classic “Chappelle’s Show” skit, not their music. Enter Ahmad and Kamal Givens, better known as Real and Chance of I Love New York fame. Though their musical roots precedes their Reality Show run, the brotherly pair’s group, the Stallionaires, has benefited from becoming VH1 mainstays in the past two years. Now the stars of their own show, “Real Chance Of Love,” Real and Chance plan on becoming multifaceted stars. XXLMag.com caught up with the two brothers to discuss looks vs. chemistry, shuking and jiving and getting love from Hollywood A-listers.

XXL: If you could give a chain to any celebrity, who would it be?

Real: I’d give Nicole Sherzinger a chain, cause she’s looking good.

Chance: I don’t know some of these girls’ names that I see out here, but I sure would love to give them some chains. I’m all about the exotic women, man.

XXL: The average viewer thinks the show is about you looking for fun, not love. What do you pick your girls on, looks or a genuine connection?

Real: I mean, we’re just getting to know these girls. Some girls may not be as physically attractive as others, but they might have a better personality. Some girls may be more attractive on the outside, but they ain’t got no personality. So it’s just about the chemistry. We’re eliminating girls based off of chemistry, who connects with us and who’s not connecting with us and that’s why you see the girls that are still there are the ones we have a connection with.

XXL: Chance, why did you get rid of So Hood. You guys seemed like a good match.

Chance: At the end of the day, she’s just a nut, dawg. I like hood girls and stuff like that, but she was past hood, she was halfway retarded.

XXL: Real, how do you feel about getting rid of Sexy Legz knowing she didn’t betray you like you initially thought?

Real: I mean, it’s all good. Me and her didn’t have much chemistry anyway.

XXL: You seem like you were feeling her, though.

Real: I was feeling her, but…

Chance: [Cuts in] She was way taller than him anyway, so it was like Big Bird and Elmo, man. It was like an odd couple, man. Too tall, too tall. Big brother’ll stroke the hell out of Elmo.

XXL: “Flavor Of Love” and its spin-offs have been criticizing for putting black people in a bad light. What’s your response to that?

Real: If you’re gonna say we’re under the “Flavor Of Love” franchise, as far as we’re concerned, we’re on the Stallionnaires franchise. I mean, you can say black people are acting ignorant and stuff…I guess ya’ll can say that about Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, David Chappelle, Eddie Murphy and everybody else that’s acting crazy. When white people do it, they don’t say that about white people, but when black people do it, it’s a whole…It’s just a thing to put black people down, man. We can’t help that we’re just the funniest people in the world.

Chance: What about when white people used to dress like black people and look ignorant back in the day and stuff like that. Plus we’re all about some entertainment at the same time, man. Even though we’re looking for love, people need to come home and enjoy some TV.

XXL: The Stallionaires date from before “I Love New York,” correct?

Chance: We had a reality show before all this. We shot our first reality show with our uncle Mike. That was gon come out, but the VH1 thing came about and we were so hype for all that and he just gave us the green light like, “Ya’ll go ahead, man. We’ll just put this shit on the back burner.

Real: Our younger brother Mikey, he’s produced stuff for Blackstreet, Kirk Franklin, 50 and Michael Jackson. He was working.

XXL: Do the Stallionaires have a deal or do you plan on releasing music independently?

Chance: Right now we’re doing independently, man. If somebody wants to join the bandwagon, they gotta come up cause we’re doing real well right now.

XXL: You guys must be rub elbows with a lot of celebrities now, how do they respond to you when you meet them?

Real: Everybody show up respect, from Denzel Washington to Samuel Jackson.

Chance: Man, everybody wants to do a show. Everybody loves us now, man. I just met Samuel L. Jackson the other day at the gas station and he loved me and I love him back. I was like, “Sam!” and he was like, “Chance, is that you?” Awww, damn! Samuel knows me. So he came and told me he heard me on Big Boy [radio show] the other day on told me he loved what I’m doing and keep it up. And I told him I love what he’s doing. Hopefully some day we can work together. We do what we do and we do it well, man. And not only that, we keep it real and we got love. And they respect our independence, how we came up. -Bruce Moses

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  • louie mo

    this was the dumbest shit i ever read on this shit( and i read bol’s blog too)…….

  • Mutada al sader the king

    No comment


    c’mon xxl these niggaz is not hip hop… black > yes… hip hop > hell no

    • N A B

      Isn’t modern “hip hop” all about doing or saying lame things to make money? Give these guys a break. The real “artists” still stand out, and they should be thanking these guys for for making their talent more obvious.

  • http://xxlmag.com BP

    fuck these fags and fuck xxl for puttin the on.

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    This is too easy . . .like Floyd Mayweather fighting a morbidly obese man that has no legs & arms.

    I honestly that if these 2 coons were to battle Soulja Boy, Soulja would win hands down!

    • Hate Hate and mroe Hate

      and lol @ the dirty south’s best rappers

    • FlapJack

      I’m not even about to read this..
      Who gives a shit if Gaymon cut his beard off…

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    lol @ the dirty south’s best rappers

    • niggafrommemphis

      WAIT A MINUTE MUTHAFUCKA!!!! Those niggas ain’t from the south,quit tellin that damn lie,we got soulja boy already!

  • young jopey

    these two clowns are simps, ‘

    fuck xxl mag for putting these guys on

    soulja boy got more street cred than guys

    who in their right mind would admit to working with these guys musically

  • Prince Caesar

    I just wasted 2 minutes of my life reading about some fake ass rappers. I need to chill out.

  • What the ?

    These dudes are straight clowns, didn’t I see on the one episode, dudes where raised on a big ass farm riding horses and shit ? how the fuck is that gangster or hip-hop ? these fakes are worse than wanna be college boy rappers.

    Whens that Soldier bitch Stallionaires collabo hitting the streets ? fufuffuufuck no.

  • Macdatruest

    I never watched one episode of this show before, but I clicked on this article because I see they are in XXL, but I don’t get it. I guess I gotta see who they eliminated, or didnt give a chain in their magical quest for love or some shit? But I see he started making a reference to instrel Shows (What about when white people used to dress like black people and look ignorant back in the day and stuff like that. Plus we’re all about some entertainment at the same time, man.)when asked about his show. So I’m guessin they payin The Gay Nigga and the Add Water Thug to act like bad ass examples of Niggas?? Then I see all the comments about Fuck XXL so I’m guessin comin into 2009, XXl is trying to cleverly get farther and farther away from underground & new hip hop and more mainstream. I need a new magazine to read.Damn

  • Mike-Nitty

    XXL has just scooped to an ALL-TIME LOW my nigga !! Sad Day.


    How is this relevant to Hiphop? These niggas music suck ass anyways. And the show is corny as fuck. Although I would’ve smashed So Hood…

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  • John Cochran

    All yall above me are haters. Yeah, they’re nutty as hell. Yeah, they look kinda gay. And yeah, the show is dunb as hell, but niggas getting money and with times as hard as they are now, I can’t hate. It’s like they getting paid to live in a crib for a couple months with bitches fightin over them, and it’s all free promotion 4 them. Fuck yall, that shiot sound good 2 me.

  • clay

    These two men are exceedingly talented.

  • Homo thug tell’em

    if dem girls don’t know these nigga gay den they deserve to get played…Real wit his ultr-perm and chance look like a buck tooth Ginuwine…GAY GAY GAY!….LOL…i think they both Bottomz 2..LMAO!

  • escobar9300

    Are these dudes clowns? Yes. But their both hilarious to watch and making their paper so I have to give them props. Stop hating just cause their handling their BI. Get your own hustle

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo!… I don’t eeven know what to say about this shit. There’s just so much wrong with what’s going on here. These bitches are serious?! They look more like lovers than brothers. Yeah this whole VH1sploitation of black folk is embarrassing & for this dude to try & justify himself…I don’t know, I havn’t seen it. Are they really funny? I somehow doubt it. These freaks are scary lookin’.



  • http://bf3ars.blogspot.com bf3ars

    all you ppl on here commenting are sum damn haters…so what if you dont like them, they gettin money and ya girl like em respect they hustle…


    These dudes is gettin money but damn do they really deserve this interveiw you buggin hard XXL. Yo next month im buying THE SOURCE you guys FAILED.

  • NAB

    Well they must be doing something right because I’ve NEVER been to this site except to order a subscription for my boyfriend. And I see two of my favorite Reality Show stars interviewed, so I read. Yes, boring and irrelevant to Hip Hop. But, still reaching a new audience. I cannot agree or disagree with an comments posted. I can say that they are doing their thing and only time will tell if it’s working for them. PS Bay Bay Bay is CRAZY!!!

  • Macdatruest

    I bet everybody that say that, “They making that paper” is from the East Coast. Yall niggas is some hypocrites. Let’s hate on the young boy Soulja Boy, but let’s give “Chances” and “Real” a pass. And whoever said niggas girl’s like them, nigga my bitch said them niggas gay.That one big gay nigga is rediculous. But who am I to judge? I know East Coast niggas will damn near sell they soul for da papah bee. I rather hustle and grind, something you East Coast niggas have no sense of.Yall hate self motivation!!!haha!! Yall would sign with anybody as long as they got money or listen to accept anything somebody with money tell yall to do. Bend over!! Show some loyalty!!!! now- Go walk for some cheesecake, so you could be known for that, instead of being a rapper!! Niggas couldn’t convince me that these muffler niggas is cool or hip hop. And until I see a Bank Statement, I don’t know how much these overnight celebrities get paid, I’m guessing shit hardly. So as far as I’m concerned they just two Mufflers with the VH1 Coon Spot this year. That Coonette New York was a ugly ass fake bitch- but she was from New York…so I guess her wack ass shit was cool cause she was gettin guap son, huh? I bet I could pay a eastcoast nigga to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge in a thong “for da papah son” No wonder you niggas gotta clarify EVERYTHING you say with “no homo” which mean everything you say is faggotry unless you specify it. Yall niggas is prostitutes like XXL

  • mdb

    these are the dumbest motherfuckers to ever become famous…when “Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, David Chappelle, Eddie Murphy” are “actin crazy” they’re making fun of walking stereotypes like these two

  • lostgyrl

    I am in love with the Stallionaires especially Ahmad!! Their music is out of this world. People can say whatever they want. You don’t have to like them or find them funny. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!!! Anyone who says anything negative about Kamal,Mikey and Ahmad are just jealous of their fame. It may look like they were an overnite success but they have been working very hard for years. They deserve all the blessings they recieve!!!!

    To the haters….. Fix ya face!!!!


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