Cambodian rap group AZI Fellas drop a positive beat on their troubled past.
Hearing the beat, Green starts rocking back and forth and then drops lyrics about his life.
“We in the gutter with the mayor Michael Nutter,” he rhymes.
When Green finishes, Joe In says, “That’s so smooth.”
The five discuss the beat for a few moments—seriously at first and then joking around with each other.
“We’re pretty open to everybody,” Korn says of the artists the AZI Fellas work with, most of whom are African-American. “We’re in the same boat as them.”
All have day jobs, and most have side gigs in addition. They hustle and struggle to support their families, and they share a common passion.
“Music is music,” Korn states. “You don’t have to be a certain age or certain color for it to be good. If it speaks to you, it’s good.”