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LAist Interview: TD Camp of Bored Stiff

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Things got off to a rocky start between us and TD Camp. We think he possibly knee-jerk reacted to our review of the new album "From The Ground Up" (see the comments), and wanted to give the San Francisco native a chance to tell his side.

Bored Stiff's album comes out today, click here to check it, blah blah blah... OK! here's the interview:

LAist: Whats life like as a musician/record label owner?

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TD Camp: I'm a producer/DJ/record label owner. That means lots of late nights in the studio or clubs and endless work on the computer.

What's cool about your new album?

Bored Stiff's album is very authentic. The music is mostly sample based using rare soul, jazz, and funk sounds, and the lyrics really capture the way the group was feeling while recording. It's smooth sounding, but raw in sincerity and originality. You can listen to it on our website.

What is the hardest part about your work?

The work never ends. I love my job, but right now it's a 24 hour a day job...

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Do you smoke weed? If you do, or if you don't, what do you think about medical marijuana?

I do smoke from time to time, but I've found that I get more done when I don't smoke often. I was taught to give thanks when smoking and respect weed. Clients in my studio smoke all the time. There aren't many rappers I know that can go to the studio without a couple blunts. As for medical marijuana, I'm all for it. Sure people abuse the system, but that's because it's stupid that it's illegal to begin with. I think it's great that there are stores all over the Bay Area that sell really good trees, but it's a shame many youngsters don't know anything about Rastifarians and their history.

LA has the best.....?

Plastic surgeons, clothes & underground Hip-Hop crowds and scene.