What kind of new material are you working on at the moment outside of Bad Brains?
I'm finishing up a project with a band called the White Mandingos--it's me Sacha Jenkins and Murs. It's like White Mandingos as a band is like rock hip-hop hybrid. But it's a story about the lifetime of a skateboarder, hood type dude. It's like the life and times of being that dude, but it's almost like Tommy or some shit. But it's like rock flavors, it's coming out in 2013 on Fat Beats. We've been working on it over the last year. Me and Sasha with a production team were always working on it. Me and Sasha were working on this idea, trying to crossover this punk rock shit, sorta like the Bad Brains, with hip-hop involved. It's not rock-hop, it's a different type of shit. I'll put it to you like this, Murs has this track called "The Ghetto's Trying to Kill Me" and this track has a sample of How Low Can a Punk Get?" It's a story that we even want to put together with a comic book.
And I'm just now getting a start on something I wanna do called "Blackmo" which like a concept, you know how they have like emo and shit? It's like emotional but from a black experience, not on no racial shit or anything like that. I'm a black man, speaking from a black core of experience of being emotional from an artistic sense like how they say emo is. So the sound that I'm trying to envision in my head, I just call it "blackmo" but it's a very sensitive sound, then it's got a realy angsty, atonal sound. It's a concept that's exciting to me because it's a musical landscape that I see, that's what's dope. I was even just saying, there's still some spots on me and Doc's finger boards, there's only a certain amount of notes in rock'n'roll, but I believe there's still approaches.