Hip-hop group wants to make music you can party to.
ATL-based rap group Travis Porter isn't trying to kill anybody with its music. The young hip-hop trio, consisting of Ali, Quez & Strap, recently stopped by 106 & Park to premiere their latest video "College Girl," a song that falls in line with the theme of their music: partying.
Behind the scenes, Travis Porter talked exclusively to BET.com about the video, their music, and how they got their name. "[The song] is for all the college girls out there...anybody in college who’s doing something with your life—for the females and for the dudes who have had the college girls. So we had to make a record about it," said Ali. "It’s just not no hard-core, gangster, I’m-going-to-shoot-your-face-off music. We in the club, just bouncing. Fun, living life and loving women."
The group, who has been releasing mixtapes since 2009, is scheduled to drop their Jive Records debut later this year, and it's been keeping them busy. "We don’t sleep. Man, we sleep on the plane," says Strap. "I swear we just shot two videos, one the day before yesterday and one yesterday, and we doing the most. So we been doing everything every day that were alive."
As for their not-so-conventional name, the members say they tried to do something different. Says Quez, "We didn’t want to have a regular name like 'Dem Such & Such Boyz'... That’s so like lame to us. So we tried something crazy and different, and it worked."
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