LAist Interview: Blood Raw and Slick Pulla of U.S.D.A.
U.S.D.A. stands for the United Streets Dboyz of America, and stand for more than just the trio of rappers Young Jeezy, Slick Pulla and Blood Raw. It stands for the struggle of having nothing and being determined enough, and good enough to fight the fight, and make it on top. Their album Cold Summer dropped with Def Jam, since then they've become the self-proclaimed "Kings of Youtube" racking up incredible hit counts even when it's just some dumb kid posting a song and their album cover. LAist went to Def Jam to chat with Slick Pulla and Blood Raw.
LAist:Tell me about Atlanta, what do you guys do to party? Is it cool?
Blood Raw: There’s something to do every night in the city.
Slick Pulla: Atlanta’s got clubs, lounges, there’s a whole lot of stuff to do. It used to be just clubs, but now they got bars and lounges. Kinda like out here in LA where every club is a “Club/whatever” It really just depends on what you’re trying to do.
What’s the bad part of Atlanta?
Blood: There’s too much to do, and spendin’ money everyday, Shit. That’s the bad part. (laughs)
Where do you guys like to buy clothes at?
Slick Pulla: We got ourselves a mean one stop shop, Walters downtown, we go there and get our shoes, our jeans, our shirts, hats, boxers. But there are a couple of spots, like um, Detail. I might get up through there because they have shoes that nobody else have either.
Blood Raw: I mean you know we really just shop at exclusive places man, we may do the Gucci thing, or the Louie thing, depending on the occation.
I didn’t know you guys would have so many tatts, where do you like to get tattoos from?
Slick Pulla: Well shoot, we got a dude that will come out to you. We got a dude Tookie, and another dude Tre
Blood Raw: Tre is out of New Orleans…
Slick Pulla: Yeah he be out of the L A, but he be down with the A. Shout outs to Tookie and Tre. Peace to them for doing a little bit of inkin’
Pshhh… I’m Jealous.
Slick Pulla: Nah man LA is the land of the tattoo. As matter of fact, I wanna get another one. But I wanna do it somewhere else, cuz I wanna see what the ink will be like. I’m gonna get some shit around my neck, a necklace around my neck, like with my kids name.
Blood Raw: I want to get this whole shit right here. Like my shoulder I want to be an angel’s wing, you know what I’m saying and build up into the whole thing.