How long you been rapping together?
ARCANE) In normal human years or awesome years ?? because if were talking about awesome years its 100,000,000,0000... but in human years, 3 ....
Where did the name The Cranberry Show come from?
YOUNG FOCUS) As you know, cranberries as a fruit clean out your bodies system. And we want to clean out the system of Hip-Hop with fresh, unapologetic music. And the "Show" comes from our wild lives and our exhilarating stage performance.
How would you describe your sound?
A ) Cinnamon Gram crackers, apple flavored oatmeal, hot chocolate , pixi sticks and marsh mellows combined...in a slushy form...
What process do you go through when creating a song?
YF) We usually get an instrumental from a producer and I come up with a concept. If we agree on it we build on the idea and write our separate verses. Then to celebrate we pay an old stripper to make us Peanut-butter and Jelly sandwiches while we yell at her until she gets just the right amount of jelly......SHE NEVER DOES
When looking for beats to rap over, what do you look for?
A ) Whats funny, is we Usually rap over the beats that everyone passes over , Or we go in the studio with our producer and make them from scratch
Out of your mixtapes I listen to "Regular Ass Niggas" the most, what was the main concept behind the mix tape?YF) Well honestly, R.A.N is our only "official" mixtape. The concept behind it was what we actually stand for, which is being yourself and not caring what people say. We aren't "Hollywood" or full of "Swag", we're average joes with above average rap ability. So we really wanted the songs to reflect that.
Your debut album "S.A.P.S. (Sex and Pencil Shavings) has been a big hit for you landing you write up in a number of publications. What was the experience like creating an album?
A) it was actually a very smooth process. We both knew EXACTLY where we wanted to go with the music and direction. The hardest part was the photo shoot for the album... i suck at taking pictures lolWas your mindset different when creating your album versus putting together a mixtape?
YF) Just a tad bit. I must admit we were more meticulous about the music on our album. For the simple fact that it was our official debut, we wanted it to be more ground breaking & touch a broader audience. With our mixtape we just did it for people that are more like us. We have that alternative side, then we have the straight Hip-Hop side so we like to portray both.
You always such creative/fun videos that definitely capture the viewers attention. How do you come up with ideas?
A) Usually either focus will call me SUPER late at night with the most ridiculous idea, and i go along with it, Or we will having a normal conversation and it gets interrupted with, " DOG YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE RAW " by me lol
Your latest video is for the song "We On" has become an instant hit on Youtube. Who directed the video for you?
YF) Hype Williams......next question, lol...nah we always direct our own videos with ideas thrown in from others on our team. We like our videos to reflect our personalities.
Any upcoming shows that fans can attend?
YF) yes on the 21st of May we have a show @ Mi-keys on Jefferson in Milwaukee WI/ the next day on the 22nd we're in Chicago @ the "Dark Room"/ and on the 29 we'l be hanging down at Soundset in Minneapolis Minnesota
Working on any new projects?
A) We're dropping a NEW video the 15th of May and We're also dropping a new mixtape October 1st and a new FREE album on the first of the new year...
Contact information for fans
Facebook search : The Cranberry Show
Email : Thecranberryshow@gmail.com //
BOOKING : infobooking@thecranberryshow.