[Interview] Dag Savage talk “E&J,” what makes for a classic album, and why they still love hip-hop
Interview by: Martin Bauman What happens when you combine one of the best hip-hop producers of the past decade with one of the most energetic emcees on the West Coast? In short, you get Dag Savage. Los Angeles beatsmith Exile and San Diego rhymespitter Johaz have teamed up for E&J, their latest -- and greatest -- in a long line of collaborations since they first paired up for a track on 2006's Dirty Science. Exile has proven himself twice already as a full-album producer, first with the 2007 cult classic Below The Heavens with Blu, and again with the 2009 fan favourite Boy Meets World with Fashawn. Now, with Johaz on the mic -- and a lot of things he wants to say -- he's going for the threepeat. The result is pretty special. We caught up with Dag Savage to talk about their latest release, what makes for a classic album, why they still love hip-hop, and lots more. Read the full interview after the jump.