Date of Interview: 01/14/2010
In 2006, independent duo God-des and She maneuvered their way into the mainstream, when their provocative “Lick It” debuted on Showtime’s The L Word. Having met in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1999, the long road to success has been rife with true-life clichés, but after spending seven years building a fan base underground, God-des and She hit pay dirt with their third album. Three, which was released on their very own G&S Records, secured the production talents of Brian Hardgrove (Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Burning Spear, Aerosmith).
Defying musical categorization, God-des and She have brazenly and seamlessly blended pop, soul and hip-hop together. And for the past few years, the dynamic duo toured around the world—performing, at minimum, 100 shows a year. From Madison to NYC, and back again, these ladies have definitely earned their musical stripes.
In the midst of God-des and She’s daily hustle and bustle, the two artists managed to squeeze some time out of their busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry — reflecting on their musical upbringings, some pressing social issues, and the crazy shenanigans that take place behind the scenes!