Outtakes: What made you do covers of Southern rap?
Aaron Abraham: That´s just music that I listen to. I like a lot of Southern rap. And we started just messing around in band practice, like, ¨Oh, I could play this. It´s easy.¨ We had one of the songs, the ¨Never Scared¨ song, for our first tour, and our manager came by and heard us messing around, and he just fell in love with it.
Lil Jon, what´s he like?
Lil Jon is a pimp. That´s all I gotta say. Lil Jon is a pimp. You´re partying while you´re recording. Everybody´s drinking, smoking. We´ll do that for a couple of hours, then ten minutes we´ll go into the studio crunk as hell, just playing. Just pretty much going with whatever we feel like doing, and he´ll be like, ¨Save a piece of it. Save a piece of it.¨ It´s pretty much a party, man.
With a third album due out in the fall, how´s the new guy holding up?
CJ? Man, I really like him a lot better than working with the old guy.
Is it his work ethic or his sound?
Both. But especially the work ethic side. When Nick was in the band, I was the youngest one in the band, and I was the frontman. The other guys [Joe Largen] and Nick are brothers. They´re both older than me, and they always saw things the same way, so a lot of times, I´d get outvoted. But now we got CJ. None of us are related, so it makes everything work like a democracy.