Behind the Scenes at PTR
Jacob Z.: From Wikipedia: In prison, Hicks gained some notoriety by recording the lyrics to songs directly over the Fresno County jail inmate telephone. His album, Young Black Brotha, was a result of such efforts, as well as guest appearances on fellow artists' songs, all while Hicks was still imprisoned. A later album, Back 'N Da Hood, was also made up of these prison-recorded songs.
Jacob Z.: Over telephone? That's pretty hardcore.
Vitriolix: Haha. Can't wait 'til guys record lyrics WHILE they are doing drive bys.
Jacob Z.: Now that's thug life.
Vitriolix: Beatmatching the "pop pop pop" of their glock.
Jacob Z.: "Yo, I'm selling crack to a junkie right now."
Jacob Z.: As recording technology improves it's only a matter of time.
Vitriolix: We should pioneer it.
Vitriolix: Rob liquor stores and make the clerks sing backup at gunpoint.
Jacob Z.: We'd go to jail but we'd be be platinum best-sellers for sure.
Vitriolix: And our second album recorded on a dictaphone while getting buttraped by a guard will have such earnest integrity.
Jacob Z.: Indeed. It will be a crossover to the emo indie pop world if it's earnest enough.
Vitriolix: The Penitentiary Postal Service.
Jacob Z.: Let me go grab my dictaphone.