BlueBucksClan has become the best duo in west coast hip-hop, and it’s only taken them about 18 months to do so. After breaking out in 2019 with projects like Clan Way & No Rules, and then flooding with three more full length mixtapes in 2020, BlueBucksClan has made a serious statement in a short amount of time. The duo made their 2021 debut with Clan Virus 2. If you could summarize BlueBucks’ lyrical content it would be bars referencing athletes, Christian Dior, Ruth Chris steakhouse, and Rolls Royces.
Going into this project DJ and Jeeezy Obama paid homage to retired power forward, “Horace Grant”, and also collaborated with Lil Yachty for the single “Last Minute”. The 17-track project also includes features from frequent collaborator Bino Rideaux, Quavo, and Grammy Award-winning producer Hit-Boy. The South Central natives sat down to talk about Clan Virus 2, linking with Lil Yachty, connecting with Hit-Boy, and their upcoming Drakeo The Ruler joint EP.
RA: I want to start from the beginning, how did you two actually link up and begin making music?
We just always been close, we ain’t never thought of doing music, we were just close. Once the idea came up, once we started, we was already cool, we was already homies. I don’t know, it just came like that, you know? It was more of us rapping, but me and Jeeezy just mesh more, so that’s basically how it happened.-DJ
RA: You guys are fairly young in your careers, how do you think you guys were able to grow your fanbase in the city so quickly?
We just kept going, kept dropping music. We were just hoping people would catch on to it, and it ended up happening, so that’s how we did it.-Jeeezy
RA: Lil Yachty is featured on the single Last Minute, how’d that collaboration come to be?
He actually reached out to us, he told me he was a fan of us. I was like “hell yeah, let’s do something, let’s work”, he said he was going to pull up on us while he was in LA, so he came to our studio, and we did it like that. Then when we went to Atlanta, we locked with him again and we were with him after we did the video.-DJ
Shoutout to Lil Yachty, he showed a lot of love, and we appreciated that.-Jeeezy
RA: Little League featuring Quavo is produced by Hit-Boy, when did Hit-Boy tap in with you guys?
That was like a couple months ago, probably like three or four months ago. We was at a session with him, we pulled up to his studio, got to meet him. He played us a couple beats, and we ended up hopping on that one, that was the first beat he played. That was when Quavo just walked in the studio. Quavo said he knew who we were. He was like I fuck with y’all’s music, y’all hard. He was like we need to get one in, and we just did it right there, in 30 minutes. Then we shot the video like two weeks ago.Jeeezy
RA: What were some of those conversations like with Hit-Boy?
He was just saying he liked the music, and he wanted to lock in with us. We might put something together, we might end up dropping a tape, you never know.-Jeeezy
RA: Can you talk more about the chemistry you share with Bino Rideaux?
When we get in the studio it’s magic, I don’t know (laughs). It be crazy. The song we got on the tape “Baby” it’s hard, everyone gonna like it for sure, it’s crazy. We got a lot more songs too, they’re gonna be coming out later this year.-Jeeezy
RA: Can we expect a joint project from you three?
Yeah, for sure.-DJ
We from the same label, Out The Blue Records, so we’ve been talking about putting that together, so you know it’s just a matter of time.-Jeeezy
RA: Now sports references have been an occurring theme in your guys music. Do you guys have personal favorite sports related bars?
I can’t tell you man, they on the tape though (laughs).-Jeeezy
RA: My personal favorites are “Aaron Donald it takes two or three bitches just to hold me” or “Hit his bitch and run home like I’m Aaron Judge”
That Aaron Donald one, people be sleeping on that one, they don’t really be saying that one. It’s crazy you caught that.-Jeeezy
RA: I know you have people who listen to you guys, but don’t understand the references, like Jeff Teague or even Gary Payton references, what do you think about that?
That’s what we got Google for man, hop on Google, type it in they gonna show you what we talking about.-Jeeezy
RA: You guys have been working with Drakeo the Ruler since he’s been home, and I know you announced an upcoming joint EP, when can we expect that?
I was just talking to him yesterday about it, we were talking about locking in the studio, and finish the project, we got a couple more songs to do. Probably by the summertime, or sometime around there you can expect that.-Jeeezy
RA: A track I’d like to talk about is “Remember”, you guys focused on your struggles and your past, you referenced the off-brand cereal, can you talk more about that song?
I don’t even remember how we made that song, that shit was just funny (laughs). That was kinda hard though.-DJ
That was one of the funniest studio sessions right there, we were laughing making that shit. That shit for real though, it be funny just thinking about how it used to be. We can laugh about it now though.-Jeeezy
RA: In what ways do you think you guys have improved musically from the Clan Way days?
Really just everything. Our beat selection, our producers. We’re just locked in with our producers. Every studio session, we got all the producers there, so they’re making all the beats then & there. Then, we tell them how we want it, a little tweak there, and we just hop right on it. Everything’s getting mixed & mastered, we didn’t really do that at first. We would just drop it however we finished it at the studio. Everything is better now, you’ll see.-DJ
RA: You guys dropped two projects in 2019, and two more in 2020. Can we expect another one here in 2021?
It’s already done. We’re moving more strategic now, so it’s like we gotta do it the right way. When it’s time, we’re gonna drop it. It’s already done.-Jeeezy
RA: With this album most likely reaching a bigger audience than previous projects, What’s one thing you want the audience to take away after listening to this album?
I just want them to know that we’re right here. We’re here to stay, that’s it.-Jeeezy