Think Ghana Music…I must say that the interview with these 3 young men was very comfortable and very laid back….they all have a sense of humor that will keep you on your toes and make for an enjoyable evening…we have Ant ThaGeneral Kottrill known as $A.T.G$… , Isaac Moore known as*sIo* , and Devin Taylor known as DuGG-E!~!
Think Ghana Music….What brought about SKG and in what year did ya’ll form the group?
$A.T.G$… I originated it as 95SK in Elgin, Texas then moved to Taylor, Texas in 2004 and met *sIo* and DuGG-E….we started freestyling, messing around with beats and started seeing the chemistry and formed SKG—South Klikk Goons.
Think Ghana Music…Tell me what SKG stands for, I already know it is South Klikk Goons, but why that name? What does it mean to ya’ll?
*sIo*… South Klikk Goons
$A.T.G$… We live on the south side of town, we are not a Gang, we are a Klikk of Homies and we are Goons…GOONS—G.O.O.N.S. stands for (Group of Organized Niggas Survivin’).
Think Ghana Music…What inspires each of you to come with the music that you bring to the mic?
DuGG-E…My family, my struggles, and my life is what inspires me to do the music.
$A.T.G$… We do this for our family and we motivate ourselves listening to one another. Our different backgrounds lead us to deliver great music, we all add a different style to the music because of our lifestyles.
Think Ghana Music…How many songs do you have recorded as a group at this moment?
*sIo*… As SKG?
Think Ghana Music….Yes
*sIo*… MxT 1–17 songs
MxT 2–9 songs
Album—10 songs….so about 36 songs.
Think Ghana Music…Aside from music what do each of you do for a living to support yourselves and or family?
$A.T.G$… I work as a plumber but also I am a certified electrician.
*sIo*… I make countertops for science laboratories and I am a Certified Mechanic
DuGG-E…I work doing landscaping and I am a Certified Bartender.
Think Ghana Music…What do you each do for hobbies?
*sIo*… relax or travel
$A.T.G$… Play basketball to stay in shape. I’m the “old skool” so I have to stay in shape to keep up with these yungstas….Lol.
Think Ghana Music…lol…so what are your respective ages
$A.T.G$… 29 years old
*sIo*… 21 years old
DuGG-E…21 years old
Think Ghana Music…$A.T.G$ I know you are a family man with children…what about*sIo* and DuGG-E?
*sIo*… We are both single with no children.
Think Ghana Music…Speaking musically which musician or musicians inspire you or have inspired you?
SKG…Besides growing up on 2pac, UGK, Swishahouse, Lil John, Eastside Boyz, Nas we are inspired by our own music and we are actually seeing the movement/progression of our own music.
Think Ghana Music…You have 36 songs to your credit….what is the name of your first song?
$A.T.G$… “ Making Major Moves”
Think Ghana Music…Now when you are uploading your music for your fans do you have one media outlet or do you use multiple…so your fans will know where to look for your music at?
*sIo*… Reverbnation, YouTube, Myxer, Datpiff,
*sIo*… EPK http://artistecard.com/SOUTHKLIKKGOONS, Soundcloud is http://m.soundcloud.com/southklikk , YouTube for me is http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI-rkRd3-o5mH7CaXT849AQ
$A.T.G$… My YouTube link to me is http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-VtV7stKTw2wHI_HJs7YZA
Think Ghana Music….Where do you all see yourselves in 10 years?
*sIo*… off of a private jet entering the Apollo
*sIo*… I Got Dreams
Think Ghana Music…I see you doing big things….but I also see you staying grounded with your family and your faith, there is nothing wrong with having dreams…Go hard to achieve those dreams.
$A.T.G$… I see myself living the life I deserve. I don’t want to be famous, I just want to be financially stable to raise my kids the way they deserve. Doing shows and getting paid good for them….basically being successful.
Think Ghana Music… What would you as individuals/group say to the young person out there who wants to start a career in music?
$A.T.G$… I would tell them to make sure this is what they want to do for it’s nothing like the TV lets you see. All the fame and glory is a cover up to the struggle and stress behind being in the music industry. So if you are pursuing your music career…be positive that this is what you want to do. It’s a tough road and a tougher battle once you get your name built in the game, because then you have to keep that image. If you are doing it for the fame and fans….Stop! It will eat you up before you have a chance to bite back! Have a testimony to preach…A story to tell…Don’t just want to be a rapper because you want to fit in or be kool!
Think Ghana Music…. What kind of education do you all have?
*sIo*… Graduated from Taylor High School in May 2010 and went to Technical Trade School in Laramie, Wyoming and graduated March 2011.
$A.T.G$… I graduated from Elgin High School in Elgin, Texas in 2002 and graduated from Austin Community College in 2006 with a degree in Music Engineering.
DuGG-E… I graduated from Taylor High School in May of 2010 and went to Temple Junior College for a while.
Think Ghana Music… From what you know about Think Ghana Music and it’s platform…What is your opinion of this media?
*sIo*… I think it’s a great establishment for artistes in different countries to connect and communicate.
$A.T.G$… I believe it’s a great outlet to get very talented artistes heard. Not too many people reach out to the unsigned underground artiste. When in reality, we show and have more talent and ambition to make it in this industry simply because we are looked over. It’s SKG time to get their voice and testimony heard.
Think Ghana Music… That is who we represent the underground artiste who don’t get the recognition that they deserve…we put them out there so they can be heard.
$A.T.G$… Thank you Mrs. Elaine for giving us this opportunity…It Means A lot…Thanks Again!