Up next in our series of AR 15 Concrete Jungle Mixtape interviews we caught up with Section Boyz, to find out how they started out, what it's like dealing with success and get the low down on their AR 15 anthem, 'Trappin Ain't Dead'.
Section Boyz are a group of childhood friends who all shared a passion for music. The crew are shutting down the scene at the moment with huge following and hype surrounding their tunes. Swift, Deepee, Sleeks, Knine, Inch & Littlez bring together their contrasting and unique rap styles in a way that excites and brings life to the tracks they flow over. After blowing up with tune 'Delete My Number', section have continued to establish themselves as a major force in the UK urban music scene with their 'Section Only' mixtape and have collaborated with major producers, such as 'Naughty Boy'.
Section Boyz - 'Trapping Ain't Dead' is a stand out track from the new AR15 mixtape. Since premiering a few months ago it has easily soared to over a million plays on YouTube. Reaching 1Xtra playlists and released on Link Up TV, the impact of this track was huge, with music fans and fellow artists hitting social networks to appraise Section Boyz for the track.
If you thought trapping was dead… You were wrong.
Look out for 'Trappin Ain't Dead' and a host of other bangers on the AR 15 Concrete Jungle mixtape that can be previewed on Itunes now and will be available to buy on the 28th August, keep locked for the drop.
Q: How did you guys all come together and when did you get into music?
A: It was a natural thing we were all good friends from young so we’ve always been tight and Section formed from there. The same with music really, we’ve all been doing it together from when we were young.
Q: Who drives the group and do you guys ever work on projects of your own?
A: We all drive each other really there’s no one leader, we just feed off ourselves and always move as a group, so nah we don’t ever really work alone.
Q: How does the production side of your music work out?
A: We are all capable of producing but we tend to work with producers instead. For the AR15 track Nana Rogues produced it. Big up Nana!!!
Q: How did your involvement with the mixtape come about?
A: Social network makes everything easier. We got in contact with Baf and he explained the project and what was going on, we liked the sound of it so run it through everyone. We sorted out the dates and went ahead with it. Baf gave us a beat and we made “Trappin Ain’t Dead”.
Q: ‘Trappin ain’t dead’ and other tracks of yours have blown up in the last year or so. How has this changed things?
A: In the sense of everyday life people on the roads always want to take pictures, not that it’s a problem but its just something that happens, that never used to happen. People recognise us, which means they like our music. It’s a good thing.
Q: Your live performances go off. Is it hard to transit from the studio to performing live?
A: We found it natural. We try to have the same energy and the same feeling as when we are creating our music as when we are sharing it with the crowd. With live performing, the crowd helps you get excited by giving us the response that they do. The response we get is just sick.
Q: Have you been allowed to listen to the whole mixtape if so, is there any surprise tracks or standouts?
A: We haven’t been able to hear it all, only snippets so far but everything we’ve heard are bangers. So my views is that the whole mixtape is a banger and I'm definitely gonna buy it when its out.
Q: With your own tracks do you ever get bored of listening to them?
A: No not really, we drive round listening to our own tracks and we are all fans of each other.
Q: After the mixtape drops what have you guys got coming up?
A: We have Don’t Panic, which is definitely one to watch out for, coming up and a mixtape project with 15 tracks on there, all bangers and all Section. Its going to be on itunes so just follow the social network. We have a twitter: @Sectionboyz_ and instagram: @Officialsectionboyz.
Interview: Joshua Mac & James Goldring
Photography: James Goldring