The Eramatics Are Teenage Rappers with Classic Hip-Hop Souls
For this week's Mahal, I met with the super fly trio the Eramatics. TahJmall, Ziiion, and Lexington bonded in middle school over their mutual love for music and being knuckleheads. In between skipping class and staying out late, they discovered their...
For this week's Mahal, I met with the super fly trio the Eramatics. TahJmall, Ziiion, and Lexington bonded in middle school over their mutual love for music and being knuckleheads. In between skipping class and staying out late, they discovered their own sound of music and formed their band, the Eramatics. Mixing classic hip-hop style with contemporary poetry, the band has created a unique sound that is sure to blow listeners' minds when they hear the band's forthcoming debut project. This week, I sat down with the boys to discuss the public school system, music videos, and the tunes they will release later this year.
VICE: What is public school like in New York City?
Lexington: It's filled with drama, fake thugs, and trifling chicks—also everybody follows one another. Everyone's unoriginal.
What factors influence the clothes you wear in your music videos?
Lexington: The theme and mood of the song as well as the scenery and weather at the location and time of the shoot—plus what's eye catching and different from what you see every day.
What else influences your outfits?
Ziiion: Groups like Kriss Kross, Dipset, Wu-Tang, and Junior M.A.F.I.A. are some some of the influences for our outfits in music videos, as well as our daily fashion. The world will definitely see more of those influences portrayed in upcoming happenings.
When do you typically write your rhymes?
TahJmall: We usually write rhymes whenever poetic thoughts come to our minds that need to be expressed.
What is an average day like for the Eramatics?
Lexington: An average day for us would be a lot of goofing around and non-stop jokes. We'll probably be heading to a couple chill spots in Brooklyn or do some shopping in SoHo; we'll most likely be freestyling on the train and in the streets as we're traveling. You could also probably catch us spittin' game to a couple of chicks and then always ending off the day with some great food at certain spots we like.
What have you guys been up to in the studio?
Ziiion: We've been working on new music with various producers, as well as learning and creating sonically unique music. Stay tuned for greatness.