Desert Squad

What’s the science behind your name? Or is there any?

DeShawn: It’s because our hometown is surrounded by desert.



Bosie: He’s right. Las Vegas is an Oasis in the Desert. And it gets “Hella Hot” in our city. Not to mention that we would like to fee that our music and performance is heat



What do you think of Mainstream Hip Hop?

Mike: No such thing as mainstream in my mind. It’s either Hip-Hop or it ain’t. It’s our culture musical creation. And I Love It!



DeShawn: I think it’s hot!



How was your upbringing?

Mike: Single parent family. Mom in Charge.



DeShawn: The people that know me, have always called me a studio dog. I’m sure it’s because I’ve always hung out at my Uncle’s studio with my cus Bosie.



Bosie: None of us was raised in an environment of silver spoons. I happened to be blessed that my dad has always been involved with music.



What inspired you to become a hip hop artist?

Bosie: Wow! I just loved listening to the many artists. Both; those on the radio, as well as some of the many unknown street rappers.



DeShawn: My Uncle Richard, Bosie’s dad.



Mike: My Nig Bosie. I did not know a thing “˜bout rap, till I met him in Junior High School



What other hip hop groups do you listen to?

Bosie: There are so many, I like acts such as Tupac, Outkast, Mysticle, Jazy-Z, Xzibit, Snoop, Biggie….



DeShawn: Hold on! Let me name some. Young Bloods, Dog Pound and…. Wease your turn.



Mike: Lets not forget the Eastsider, however, overall, we like them all.



How would you describe your music?

Mike: Head Bangin, Ass Bouncing



Bosie: Energy for everyone to enjoy themselves.



DeShawn: Exciting!



How do you describe yourself?

DeShawn: Energetic and Off Da Hook! O.D.H. baby.



Mike: We’re Heat. O.D.H.



Bosie: O.D.H.; Off Da Hook



What are your future musical plans?

Bosie: To keep pushing ourselves and reach multi platinum and to rock some major arenas



Mike: To earn the success that I feel we can within the music industry.



DeShawn: To become one of the first super stars of hip-hop out of the Las Vegas area.



Out of the songs you’ve created, what is your personal favorite, and why?

Mike: Desert Squad On Mine.



Bosie: All of them, but I do like Desert Squad On Mine.



DeShawn: Desert Squad On Mine is one of my favorites too, as well as Off Da Hook. Those songs explain us.



Where can fans listen to some of your music?

DeShawn:You can download one of my favorite song “Off Da Hook” from DaHipHopPlace.com You know they specialize in hip-hop, in fact, watch me use the phrase: Hip-Hop-Hot-Spot in our next project.



Bosie: Hip-Hop-Hot-Spot and CD street



Mike: Soon in a store in your neighborhood.



Have you ever rocked events, if so, what was your favorite event you rocked?

Mike: In Las Vegas when we opened for the female R&B act “3LW” We shut the place down. Overall the whole show was good. We had people crying, Wow!



DeShawn: Yea!-Yea! We shut it down. People were excited too.



Bosie: Yea, it was opening for 3LW.



Have you found Jesus?

Bosie: He has never left me.



Mike: I never lost him.



DeShawn: Yes-Yes-Yes Amen



How long have you been rhyming? How do you see hip hop, and you? Do you see Hip hop as a religion, art, culture, a career, job, or just a hobby?

DeShawn: I’ve been rhyming for around 7 years, and I see Hip-Hop as an art form created by our culture (Black Folks back east). I see it as a part of something very special baby.



Mike: I’ve been rhyming for about 4 years, and I see it as an art form of life in some sense or another.



Bosie: I’ve been rhyming since I was 9 years old and still have a lot to learn about hip-hop. However, Hip-Hop is everything to me.



Do you have any Hip Hop quotables that you live by? Any songs lyrics every touched you?



Bosie: There are a lot of lyrics out here. And a lot of them have touched me. But it depends on the mood I’m in and when I’m listening to the different lyrics from the various people.



Mike: Bosie is right.



DeShawn: Lyrics mean different things to different people at different time in ones life. We’re no different.



Do you have any shout outs you want to make?

Bosie: Shout out to everyone that has bought our CD, as well as all my family, friends and everyone that is into Hip-Hop



Deshawn: Everybody!



Mike: Wassup to the whole dam world.



Interview By DaHipHopPlace.Com