Rap duo Da Korum are a paradox to most listeners. Since they began recording music together, people wondered how two white Latter-day Saints from Knoxville, Tennessee with very different perspectives in life could succeed in hip hop. However, they have both beat the odds in very interesting ways with creative local shows and an unashamed, honest attitude towards their religious beliefs and upbringing. MC Hot Drankz and Valiant B accepted an Internet chat interview (and allowed us to correct their spelling and grammar) to hopefully resolve some of the questions we had for the group, and have even allowed us an exclusive peek into one of their upcoming singles. A Linescratchers exclusive.
Da Korum has made their latest single, “Back (4 Tha First Time)” available to Linescratchers listeners at the end of this interview!
So just for the record, both of you are Mormons, right?
VB: Yeah we both Mormons.
HD: I am for the most part. LOL
How did you guys meet each other and decide to work together?
VB: Actually we both worked at Target when we were 19. Drankz used to bring a CD player to work when he was stocking shelves and it was always music I dug so finally I asked him if he raps.
HD: It was foreordained. It was only a matter of time before we were playing shows.
VB: Yeah, we just got together and would freestyle to each other while we were working, and we discovered that our thinking is like on the same wavelength sometimes. Continue Reading →