We Talked to Brockhampton about Spaghetti Westerns and Keeping Dreams Alive
Who is Brockhampton?
It’s a question on a lot of people’s minds right now, seeing as the group has managed to creep onto the forefront with an ambiguous identity. Insisting that they be categorized as a “boy band,” the gang of creatives (rappers, artists, designers, and producers) have been unleashing a steady feed of musical releases lately, most recently unveiling an aggressive anthem titled “Bet I.”
Though nobody is entirely sure who’s part of Brockhampton, except for well, Brockhampton, we do know that it’s led by forward-thinking rap artist Kevin Abstract, and he, along with the rest of the group, is living in a house in San Marcos, Texas, where their creative content is conceived.
To introduce the newborn project to the world, Abstract narrated a video montage of otherwise-silent footage of Brockhampton members. See more about the clip, “Dreams Die Young,” which can be seen here.
Though the members had experience as independent thinkers, their first official music release as a collective was a muggy ballad titled “Burn.” It recruited non-BH artist Jon Waltz.
Now, Brockhampton is on the brink of something big. They’re slowly but surely turning heads, and it’s their straightforward lyricism and adventuresome instrumentals that will keep all eyes on them.
They agreed to answer a few questions for us via GroupMe, a group texting app, and their responses do a better job of explaining their creative ideology than we ever could. Peep the screenshots below to see how our conversation unfolded.