– Hey, this is Billboard, and you should know us,
Shoreline Mafia, come on now. (hip-hop music) Yeah, so we came up with
the name for the band ’cause we the waviest niggas out. – Yeah, yeah. – And then the wave
starts at the shoreline. I grew up in East Hollywood. – I grew up in West Adams.
– East Hollywood. – We were doing a whole
lotta bad shit when we met. (laughs) So we started makin’ music because it just all
kinda went hand-in-hand with shit we was doin’ and everything. – We was just talkin’
’bout what we was doin’. – Yeah, you know, nobody else
was doin’ what we was doin’, so we said might as well
make some music about it. I think our biggest accomplishment would be like, makin’ it in music. – Yeah, just bein’ where
we are, you feel me? – Yeah, shit’s crazy. – We’re doin’ more than, it’s like a one-in-a-million
chance, you feel me? Everything we done so far and everything we’re gonna accomplish. – First place we performed was
somewhere in like Eagle Rock. – Yeah. – Our first real, real show
was at the Observatory. I think one of the differences in music between the east and the
west, probably like the beats. – Yeah, I think that has to be the– – Or how like niggas be dressin’. – Biggest difference. Like, that’s what separates everything. – Yeah, the shows and beats. – Like the beats choice,
producer, you feel me? – My biggest musical
inspiration would probably be– – We sound like Jay-Z, J. Cole type shit, you know what I’m sayin’? – Yeah, Jay-Z, J. Cole be spazzin’. – Kanye West. That “Bitch, I’m a cow, moo!” Doja Cat, Jay-Z, J. Cole, and fuckin’– – Kanye West?
– Nah, Nelly. Best like fan reaction I got, I went into a smoke shop in downtown, and then like the clerk,
like she like looked up and screamed, top of her lungs, freaked me the fuck out.
– For real? – Yeah.
– I got some free McDonald’s. That shit was poppin’.
– That’s hard. – I pulled up to the window
and they said Rob Vicious! I said, aye! – If I had to describe it
completely in one word, it was amazing. – You know how when you
go to McDonald’s, right, you get a McGriddle, and it’s like the perfect pancake bread? That’s what Shoreline Mafia is. – That’s facts, if we were the bread. – That bite into that pancake
bread is like perfect, ain’t no type of like,
chewy or rubbery in it. – The little syrup pockets. – Yeah.
– All that. – Yeah, and it’s really
like hot and it’s poppin’. – If we was a bread we’d
definitely be a McGriddle piece. – For sure. – What inspires our music would be– – Death metal.
– Facts. (laughs) – I don’t know. This shit, life, I guess? ♪ Put ’em both on xanny pills ♪ ♪ Let’s dip and sip ♪