Music Q&A:
Too Many T’s

The tenacious UK hip-hop duo play Manchester’s Deaf Institute, 18 Oct. Here they demonstrate why rappers should pull their pants up

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What informs your music and songwriting?
The natural rollercoaster of life provides all the ups and downs you need for inspiration and we like exploring these emotions through music. Producers normally send us beats and they’ll have their own inherent vibe which will influence the mood of the song and therefore the lyrical content.

How have you evolved as an act over the years?
We love writing comedic tongue-in-cheek lyrics but over the last couple of years we’ve definitely started touching a few serious topics – we’ve remained pretty constant though, to be honest. We always said that no matter what the music or tempo we could rap on it – and we’ve done so on swing, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, funk and even cèilidh!

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
We’ve just released our debut album South City with Odjbox and Flux Pavilion on production duty – our best record to date and the most accomplished music we’ve written. After this tour we’re gonna get back in the studio and make some real old school boom-bap hip-hop.

What’s on your rider?
Our rider is really simple – no Carlsberg!

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.
Leon’s shorts fell down on stage once and he had everything on show for a second!

What song do you wish you’d written?
As rappers we’re gonna narrow this down to a rap song and it has to be Drug Ballad by Eminem. Flow, rhythm, content – it’s just sick as fuck!

What’s your worst lyric?
That’s like asking which is your least favourite child! No comment.

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