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    Ruthless Bastards: We don't call ourselves Ruthless Bastards because we're so rough and brutal, but because we were all brought up in fatherless homes and sh*t. We come from the slums of Shaolin and we just tried to survive out there. Music is a chance for us to get off the street. We want to live better, and not have to eat tuna and macaroni and cheese every day.    
    CDC: That sounds really tough, man. We actually never ever suffered as much as you did. But awful things happened in our lives and surroundings too. It was terrible stuff, and we wanted to get rid of it by what we're doing. We succeeded.

Ruthless Bastards meet CDC in Brooklyn, NY. With Sunny MC (right)

The Cock Drip Crew and Nitty Kotchie in Kingston, Jamaica (left)

    Nitty Kotchie: We´re young and we have energy, so we decided to put it out there for them to enjoy.
     CDC: The age doesn't really matter, it's just energy that counts.
     Nitty Kotchie: It's acting, really. We fight each other, we throw ourselves into peoples' arms, we bring noise and entertainment.
     CDC: Yeah, there's not much you can do about it. Once you've started you'll never give it up – it's too real!
     Nitty Kotchie: I was going to be a carpenter at the Red Stripe brewery if this didn't work out. I give it my heart and soul.
     Paolo: Right. It doesn't matter if you're black or white or whatever color, like Splank said, as long you're doing things right and you keep your street cred, man.

Harry Toddler meets CDC´s Lacy Jay in Kingston, Jamaica
    Harry Toddler: There was nothing happening in the dance scene. We all had little careers before Scare Dum but then we got together and decided to try a new flavor.
     CDC: That's true, hardly anyone dared to try something new.
     Harry Toddler: Each man does four bars and we exchange like actors. It's like you're watching a dancehall drama.
     CDC: The moves develop after a while, and get more self sufficient. That sh*t called independence and fame comes along too...
     Harry Toddler: Since we started doing it, we run this motherf**ker..
Lacy Jay and Paolo breaking together at the B&B Champions Battle in Rotterdam

    Paolo: The rap thing has gotten real broad. But whenever you can, you should try to include other people. It should stay in the family, and each and every element is important.
     CDC: No one can say that any one of our gang is more hip-hop than any another. There are definitely prejudices. We're all white girls from the upper class, but we're still absolute experts in glam-hop.
     Paolo: Hip-hop has always been sort of a positive attitude toward life. You transfer a message with it. You can show people that you can do something positive with your body, and stay away from drugs and crime...
     CDC: Word. True, Paolo. That's something we think about all the time!

Paolo´s Possee and CDC´s Leeza Lee (above right)