Random Axe Talk Origins Of Their Group Name, Compare Their Album To A Mixtape

During an interview, Random Axe reveals that their name came from a Guilty Simpson verse and also speak on their latest project.

Hip Hop trio Random Axe, which consists of rappers Sean Price and Guilty Simpson as well as producer/rapper Black Milk, recently caught up with BlowHipHopTV.com to speak on everything from their new eponymous debut to the origins of their group name.

Black Milk, whose main focus when it came to the album was production and arrangements, spoke on how Random Axe was formed.

“We came together through my man Guilty’s album. My man Hex Murda he shouted out Sean P to get on Guilty’s last album, Ode To The Ghetto, to do a feature and I did the beat and what not,” Black Milk explained. “The song came out dope as hell and we was like ‘Yo, we might as well continue.’ So we was like why don’t we try and do some more joints. We took it from there and like let’s take it further and do an album. That’s what we did and called the album Random Axe.”

When speaking on the arrangement of the album, the Detroit rapper/producer shared that as far as the arrangement is concerned Random Axe sounds more like a mixtape.

“The whole album is damn near like a mixtape. Everything is on beat, back-to-back; each song goes right into it. So just having that rapper/producer brain it makes it easy for me to arrange the album. People will be able to see and understand and feel the flow consistently of the whole album,” said Black Milk.

In the interview Guilty Simpson addressed what very well may be one of the most asked questions when it comes to Random Axe and that is their name. The rapper revealed that the name actually came about due to one of his verses.

“Basically we was kinda like throwing around the names,” Simpson explained. “Hex kinda proposed it and then I started a verse on ‘Run’: ‘Random axe in a jam with macks.’ And more or less just stuck from there. We was kinda throwing around ideas, but we never really had the name…I think that was kinda dope anyway cause maybe a premeditated name might have been kinda corny. At least too corny for us anyway cause we ain’t the corny guys.”   

RELATED: Tracklisting Revealed To Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson's "Random Axe" 

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6 Comments

  • Air Adam

    Definitely looking forward to this release - P and Guilty will be murdering the tracks, and the art of a coherent and properly-sequenced album is a dying one! Hope it comes out on vinyl...

  • Bowski

    The best thing about this album to me would be the suprise factor. I haven't copped it yet but will be doing so very soon, & from the joints I've heard from it so far the "sound" the album seems to be more organic. I like the fact that Black Milk is not intimidated by sounds. Now if he stays with his "current" sound type, then I'll know that the album would be a good "Listening" 1st album for the group & have some substaining power in the long run. One thing this album would not lack is substance, judging from the 2 MAJOR mcs. I hope to grow to like this album, not every album needs to be a "classic" out the gate, but as long as I can discover it, then enjoy it from a true fan perspective, is really all that matters to me.

  • Che

    Chewbacca and The Hex are fire! Glad this album was actually released.

  • daddy05

    funny how people dont comment on articles that are considered "Hip-Hop" but complain/comment on articles that are not "Hip-Hop".....case in point...me being the only one commenting on this.

    • Anonymous

      *rock sounding beats aren't

    • Anonymous

      I agree. On another note, from what Ive heard from this album It doesnt sound like a classic. It doesnt seem to have any stand out tunes, which is a shame. I dont think Black Milk's rock sounding beats are great enough to sustain a whole album off the back of It. I would much prefer It If he went back to that experimental/jazz fusion style that he used to do, that way If the writing comes out mediocre I can still enjoy the beat.

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