Korean-born, Los Angeles-bred rapper Seouless presents the Pierre Fresh-directed music video for “Xxplosive”, his song over the Dr. Dre classic of the same name.
Do you think California is on the road to becoming the next Amsterdam? With weed cafes and such?
In due time, I believe all of America will be somewhat like Amsterdam. Look at Colorado for example. It was the first state to legalize cannabis; there was so much tax money coming in that the state is thinking of giving their residents some of the money back. I believe marijuana is our generation’s prohibition.
Do you think that would be a good thing?
I do believe it would be a good thing. More money for the state via taxes. It would be federally regulated, taking away the guy selling weed on the street corner, which would reduce crimes generated from the sale of drugs. It would also open up opportunities for business minded men to generate millions in revenue, which would open up jobs for the community.
Did Chronic 2001 have a big impact on you? Why do you think “Xxplosive” spoke to you so deeply?
Being raised in Los Angeles, a lot of West Coast music had an influence on me. Chronic 2001 came out when I was an adolescent, and I was still bumping that tape throughout high school. Every song on that album was a go. “Xxplosive” spoke to me very deeply because it was one of my favorite songs growing up, and I have a lot of fond memories come up whenever that song is playing.
What can we expect to hear on your next album? When can we expect it? Who’s involved?
You can expect a more mature flow on my next album. More harmony on the hooks. I have a feature from Kevin McCall, and been in the studio with Glasses Malone. I’m hoping for one more major feature.
What’s your favorite non-rap album of all time and why?
My favorite non-rap album has to be R by R. Kelly. It had songs like “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Did You Ever Think”. Those two singles were big hits growing up in the ‘90s. I could still play that album chilling with a female today. I will always be a fan of R. Kelly.