By Derek A Bardowell
How did you all feel getting to Number One in the Billboard
Big Chan: It's a blessing. I just so happened to be
in a Seven-Eleven one night and I saw a Billboard, so
when I looked in there opened it up, when I saw the
rap charts and it was Number One, I was just screaming
in the Seven-Eleven Number One!
How Important was it for you to come out with such a
positive track about the fellas?
Big Chan: We had to take a different approach because
in Los Angeles we know that a lot of brothers are always
getting locked down for different circumstances. So
we just felt like if we dedicated something to 'em.
You know I had brother that was locked down, so that's
part of where the inspiration came from. It's like on
a positive note because there's a lot of brothers that
are locked down that are good brothers, so, we could
give them that much at least. Some inspiration to keep
their head up.
I heard that, to get into Doggy's Angels, you had to
audition for Snoop. What was that like?
Kola: We all got a call to come rap for Snoop. Chan
was already gonna be on DoggyStyle [Records], so me
and Coniyac got a call and we went up there and it was
full of girls and we all kicked the tightest shit. It
was cut-throat ?cos there was females that probably
could have made it. There was guys in there that was
in the game already, it was like a lot of pressure and
the room was pressured, period. It was like an uncomfortable
atmosphere to work in. So everybody was like working
under pressure. Coniyac: It was in a boiler room.
How important is it for you three to stay strong as
a unit, particularly being one of the few brand name
female acts to come from the West-Coast?
Big Chan: [We] Like three the hard way, we the shit
together. We like lean on each other and we know, if
we can stand as the three of us, ain?t too many people
that can knock us.