Roosh Williams Preps Houston Rap Full-Court Press On Deja Roo

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RO: Speaking of keeping it close, you tour mostly in between Austin, here and OKC. Does it irk you at times people don't classify you as a "Houston" rapper?

RW: I would have to say yes, and no. I love my city. I love being in my city. I love watching my city thrive. I love representing my city. But, at first glance, not much about me screams Houston...at least not in regards to my art.

And it's cool, like that's really not a problem to me. Only a portion of my musical influences were Houston-based, so it makes perfect sense. To me, I don't sound like what you would expect from a typical Houston rapper, but I do believe that my ability commands respect.

I actually think that this allows me to stand out and is one of my biggest strengths. Kinda like a reverse ASAP Rocky. I only make the ASAP Rocky comparison in the regard that he doesn't sound like a typical NY rapper. The same way that I don't sound like the majority of artists who come from my city.


RO: A$AP talks fashion. You talk basketball and the Rockets like an absolute die-hard.

RW: Ahhhhhhhhh! Yes. Die-hard hoops fan. However at this point in life, I am transitioning out of devotion to the professional game due to the stresses, imperfections, and unavoidable biases associated with it. Like, why should I get so worked up and pissed off that my team lost when, at the end of the day, it's a business and not actually the game I fell in love with?

I love the inner-workings, tactics, and Xs and Os so much, though. It's like nonstop chess, and no one has to die. Also --- let it be known that my jump shot is not to be fawk'd with. College 3 or NBA, don't matter.


RO: That would make you the H-Town rap version of the 2-3 Zone, no?

RW: I'd say the H-Town rap full-court press.


RO: Lastly, what can we expect from Deja Roo? Aside from the cliches about this being a classic project and it's my greatest work to date?

RW: Originality. Quality. Consummate artistry.


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