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Ace Andretti and Dele O talk Young Kidd’s incarceration and more [Interview]

Winnipeg, MB – After dropping the suave new video for “Bad Bitch,” Winnipeg rappers Dele O, Ace Andretti, and Young Kidd are already getting ready to crank out more joints. Young Kidd was recently sentenced to three years in prison for shooting off a gun in a sports bar in 2009,. But Andretti and Dele O are working on new projects and hope to continue work with Kidd when he gets out of lock-up. Keep your eyes out for Ace’s upcoming Paranoid Prophecies mixtape as well as Dele O’s fall-release studio album, Will Power.

This week, the boys took some time away from their busy schedules to chat with HipHopCanada about the appeal of bad bitches, putting smooth moves on the ladies, and Young Kidd’s recent incarceration. Check out our exclusive interview after the jump.

Ace Andretti and Dele O talk Young Kidd’s incarceration and more [Interview] -

Ace Andretti and Dele O: Q&A

Interview by Sarah Sussman for HipHopCanada

HipHopCanada: So what type of lady is a “bad bitch”?

Ace Andretti: A woman who [is] confident, stylish, [and] blessed by God in the looks department. But most of all, [she is] intelligent. Nothing is sexier, to me, than a woman I can have a real conversation with.

Dele O: An extremely confident woman [who] takes pride in her appearance, as well as her mind and body— a woman who is comfortable in her own skin and isn’t afraid to take risks. Bad bitches don’t need a man to be whole.

HipHopCanada: What is the appeal of the “bad bitch”?

Ace Andretti: They are a rare commodity and therefore sought after, and highly desirable.

Dele O: The danger, spontaneity and sex appeal. Bad bitches turn eyes when they walk into a room. And what man doesn’t love that?

HipHopCanada: True that. So what moves do you guys put on “every bad bitch” that you know?

Ace Andretti: Just my humour and charm. [If] you make any girl laugh or smile, and feel comfortable, then you’re in.

Dele O: Let’s just say I don’t kiss and tell. But I’m no stranger to mixing it up on the dance floor and other places. I’m not easily intimidated so I take chances and go for the moment when it arises. Confidence is an aphrodisiac. And I’ve got it in spades.

Ace Andretti and Dele O talk Young Kidd’s incarceration and more [Interview] -

HipHopCanada: So out of the three of you, who gets more bad bitches?

Dele O: Being a former choreographer, I would have to say me. As far as bad bitches go, I can’t really speak for the others but there is a reason women are attracted to tall, dark and handsome. From where I’m standing in the mirror it looks like checkmarks in all the boxes.

Ace Andretti: Well I’m sure all three of us would say ourselves, and I’m not [going to] hesitate to say me. But I’ll give credit where credit is due. Both those guys got beautiful girls all over the place.

HipHopCanada: It’s unfortunate timing that Young Kidd has been sent to jail and isn’t around for the video drop.

Dele O: I actually met him for the first time a week before his incarceration. After we finished the track, he asked me to do a hook on a track for him. And I also had a track for my album [that] I wanted to put him on. But time didn’t allow it.

Ace Andretti: His incarceration is a big set back to the huge progress he was making for Canadian hip-hop.

HipHopCanada: Are you guys planning on visiting him while he’s in lock-down?

Ace Andretti: I can’t visit him because I am currently on parole. But I speak to him all the time.

Dele O: I actually thought about it. Since we met each other so briefly, I thought he might find it weird [if] some guy he barely knows is coming to visit him. But I’m not ruling anything out. In a place like that, it’s probably good to get visitors— no matter who they are.

HipHopCanada: Any plans for more collaborations when Young Kidd gets out of jail in three years?

Dele O: I would definitely like to collab with him, once he’s out. There aren’t any real set plans. But you can pretty much put money on it that we will work together in the near future.

Ace Andretti: When he’s free there will for sure be something in the works for more collabos. Free Y.K. Shouts-outs [to] HipHopCanada.

Interview by Sarah Sussman for HipHopCanada

Twitter: @AceAndretti204 | @DELE_O | @RealYoungKidd

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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