Toronto-based band BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG) are four music loving and fun guys, who are well-known for their unique interpretations of Hip Hop tracks such as Gucci Mane’s Lemonade and collaborations with Tyler, The Creator or Ghostface Killah. We’re very happy to have them as part of our line-up for SingJazz Festival 2016. If you share our love for Hip Hop and Jazz – you don’t want to miss them playing live on Friday, 4 March. In our little chat, they tell us about why Hip Hop and Jazz go hand in hand with each other, who they would like to work with in the future, and explore their recent influences
When and where to catch BBNG?
Friday, 4 March 2016, 7:30 p.m. at Marina Bay Sands
For more info, feel free to check the SingJazz Festival website.
No tickets yet?
No need to worry, head over to the SingJazz Festival site to get your tickets and more info. Advanced tickets for the opening night on Friday, 4 March can already be purchased for SGD 85.
For the ones who haven't heard of you yet, what should they know about you? Who is BBNG?
We’re four goofy guys that love making music and having fun.
We know that you have a strong liking for Hip Hop and Jazz. But, if you had to choose – what would it be and why?
That’s a really difficult question, both genres have a rich history of incredible music and ideas, and they connect with each other on so many levels. We’ve been gaining inspiration from both Hip Hop and Jazz for most of our musical lives, so I don’t think we could choose!
Your dream collaboration?
We’re open to working with anyone that we can connect with musically and personally. Lately, we’ve been collaborating a lot more than we have in the past, and it’s always an amazing experience. If I had to name someone specific, working with Frank Ocean would be crazy!
What are you doing when you are not making music?
Living healthy, active and positive lifestyles!
What are you currently listening to and what was your favourite record in 2015?
We’ve been obsessed with Brazilian music for the past year ormore, constantly listening to Marcos Valle, Arthur Verocai, Edu Lobo . . . A great record in 2015 was Kamasi Washington’s The Epic. So good.
And what do you have in store for your performance at SingJazz?
Hopefully a whole bunch of new music, good energy and fun! We’re extremely excited to be out there, we can’t wait!