XXL: What would you say are some of the more fun projects you’ve worked on?
Definitely working on the Lil Boosie “Last Days” project and some videos [with Lil Boosie] before. That just came about randomly, so that connection was kinda cool. It's been an interesting kind of ride. Also Jackie Chan, he took us to Alabama and just showed out; that was a lot of fun.
I guess working with Boosie before he went to jail, and there’s been a couple others. Like Pill's “Trap Goin Ham” and Yelawolf's “Pop The Trunk.” To have caught them before they became famous or who they are today, to have worked with them on their first projects was pretty cool.
It seems like this year is a big year for you guys, from working with YG to ScHoolboy Q and Boosie, among others.
For us, we had a lot going on in 2009, 2010, 2011, and then 2012 kind of slowed down for us. Then we [directed] Trinidad Jame$' “All Gold Everything” project at the end [of 2012] and the momentum had kind of just stayed strong.
I guess just being with Jeezy, that kind of helped with the YG project; we got to witness some of the YG stuff early on.
I got to see YG in the studio making a lot of [My Krazy Life
], just building that relationship with him. Within the last year, I’ve been working a lot with YG, so that kind of opened up doors to work on the “My Hitta” video and the remix to that, which was big. The first time I heard YG in the studio I became a fan, hearing some stuff in the studio. I was like, "He’s dope." The whole West Coast movement that’s coming up right now is dope.
[Working with ScHoolboy Q] was really exciting. I’ve been a ScHoolboy Q fan for a while now, so there was a good connection there, and then he just reached out to us. He was really cool and laid back; we shot [the "What They Want" video] in New Orleans.