Fresh from the release of their ‘MID AIR’ album, LA-based Hip Hop duo Paris Texas caught up with VIPER for this interview before they head out on tour. Get familiar with rapper-producers Louie Pastel and Felix via this interview…

What five words define your sound?

Louie: Gigantic. Funny. Horny. Fun. Pro-Hoe.

Tell me something unique about your creative process

Louie: Make the beat, murmur words then write to the murmurs.

Felix: Sometimes I’ll write a whole verse, then when it’s time to record I freestyle a whole new verse [laughs].

Which song of yours would you like people to hear first?

Louie: ‘Closed Caption’

Felix: A song of ours I would like people to hear first is ‘Lana Del Rey’

What inspired you to make that song?

Louie: Wanting to accept the fact I won’t be a good dad.

Felix: Toxicity, Love and Compassion.

What’s the most vulnerable you’ve allowed yourself to be when writing/making music?

Louie: I don’t know if I’ve accomplished that yet.

Felix: The most vulnerable I’ve allowed myself to be so far is on the ‘MID AIR’ album.

What’s the best/worst experience you’ve had on stage?

Felix: Best Experience – Watching a crowd open a pit and drive a canoe. 

Worst Experience – My Coachella stage dive. It was so amateur. Now all my stage diving is Pro Level.

Louie: Best experience – Getting twerked on mid-verse at a show in Otis College.

Worst experience – Bombing at a backyard party performing after a lit DJ. The whole crowd walked away.

What is your favourite song to perform?

Felix: My favourite song to perform is probably ‘Dr. Aco’.

Louie: Same.

Which artist/song/album made you want to make music?

Felix: I think it was ‘Graduation’ or ‘Gone Fishing’.

Louie: Blink 182 self titled.

What’s the meaning behind your name?

Felix: You know what’s funny? My name was originally an alias I had when I was learning to screen-write [laughs]. Then I made some new friends and they wouldn’t stop calling me by this name. My newer name was way more fye, but it’s too late [laughs].

Louie: I wanted my Rap name to sound like a movie character

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing instead?

Felix: I’d probably be working as some sort of journalist or something.

Louie: I’d prolly be driving trucks living somewhere in Inland Empire trying to impregnate somebody I met at a pool hall.

What’s success to you?

Felix: Success to me is learning from my failures. Constantly adapting and learning how to breakthrough.

Louie: Success is finding a way to be comfortable with yourself without fitting into other peoples idea of success for you.

What moment in your life/career forced you to change direction?

Felix: The moment in my life that forced me to change direction was when I knew I was going to quit my job. When I met my team.

Louie: When my mom married my stepdad.

Where can people keep in touch with you?

Felix: Twitter: @ParisTexasUSA Instagram: @paristexas Twitter/Instagram: @attackfelix And here’s my number if u wanna text:

Louie: instagram: @everybodycantbefamousmynigga

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