Q&A With OxfordGang

Hey OxfordGang! You guys are a dope group for sure! So please tell us how long have you guys been making music together? Most importantly, how did you guys come up with the group name?

Oxfordgang has been making music for 5 years. As far as the name, it’s a shout out to our dress style. (The Oxford shoe) also our intelligence (Oxford university).

What separates you guys from all the other up and coming groups in your city?

I think the love of the craft of lyrics and hip hop mixed with a dark, esoteric undertone and basically our appearance overall.

In a few words, how would you guys describe your sound?

contemporary
lyrical
Progressive

What do you want new listeners to take away from your music?

That hip hop is never dead and never sell out or dumb down the culture.

How are you guys coping with this whole Covid 19 situation?

Working like we always do. Looking for new outlets in this post changing climate. We’ve been able to stay healthy.

Please breakdown the creative process of your new EP “Election Year” . And tell us a little about the album cover concept!

We wanted to express our views on the world today. This project was rooted politically in the struggles we see people facing. It’s still hip hop, but we don’t ignore the world around us.

The album cover was inspired by the late Malcolm X. He took this pose in both “Life” and “Ebony” magazine in 1964. At the time, it was meant to express protection of his family by any means necessary. With the subject matter of the EP and times it seemed fitting.

Your honest opinion, out of all the songs on the project, which is the one song you guys feel stands out the most!?

Larger than life was a focal point in the project. It was just the vibe. With B.H. Tryggs “The Oracle”, producing the beat I found myself challenged as an emcee to meet his sound.

We have to ask, with all this social discourse and revolt, protesting and rioting, exposed police brutality toward blacks and BLM, how do you feel about this? We would love your guy’s perspective on the climate we are living in right now?

We’re living in a special time. A time of change. The black struggle is being hijacked to say the least. But honestly it’s part of the the plan we’ve been in here in the USA. That’s a big conversation to dive into for us.

Did you guys vote this year?

No we never vote. We do our part in a different way. Changing the culture in the hopes that one day we can govern ourselves.

If it came down to 1 ALBUM only, what underground Hip Hop album would you consider THE BEST OF ALL TIME!!!???……One 1 album you can choose.

Million by Half-a-Mill

Here it is! Our most popular question! What is your definition of “underground hip hop ”?

hip hop that the masses mainly overlook also, music with little to no commercial influence on the sound. Pop culture will always play a part of the sound.

Where can people find you on the web? Drop all the vital links.

Facebook: https://facebook.com/OxfordGangOXG
IG: @black_canvas_oxg
Bandcamp: oxfordgang.bandcamp.com

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About Doomstwin

Senior Publisher for @UGHHBLOG // Been an Underground Hip Hop fan all my life and I'm dedicated to keeping the culture alive on a daily basis. Working hard every day and staying positive is what LIFE is all about.