Rockstar Lifestyle, LA Weekly’s premier music podcast, took on “Life Is Beautiful” festival last weekend in Las Vegas and we talked to as many artists as we could. Instead of asking these wonderful acts the tired and typical questions surrounding their career, we asked them to play a game with us. Our little game, known as Chatterbox, randomized eight playful and unpredictable questions for our artists. Here are our favorite responses!

Highway 

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What is your least favorite city to perform in?

Highway:
My least favorite city to perform in at this point in my career would have to be Hollywood, Florida, Hollywood. You know where that is? 

Ryan Leutz:
It’s like South Florida. 

Highway:
It’s like, outside of Miami. Um, that shit was just country. Like, it was country as fuck. I don’t know. Maybe because I’m thinking “Hollywood”, you think it’s like a nice place.

Ryan Leutz:
I thought you were gonna say Hollywood, California. I was gonna say, “damn I’m right there, that’s me.” 

Highway:
Fuck no. Hollywood, Florida. It’s just mad country, dust everywhere. The show promoters were ass. They didn’t let my little bros in. They know who they are.

Ryan Leutz:
Oh, that’ll do it. 

Tapeface

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(Bris Rabadan)

Who is the last person you sent a nude to?

Tapeface:
*silence*

Slayyyter

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If you were the opposite sex, what is the first thing you would do? 

Slayyyter:
Um, I’d probably jack off *laughs* I’d probably wanna get my dick sucked or something. Right? 

Ryan Leutz:
Yeah…I mean that’s…yeah, that’s what we like!

Slayyyter:
If I had a dick, I’d wanna know what it feels like. ‘Cause I’ve never known what that would feel like, so I’d wanna know. 

Ryan Leutz:
It feels good. 

Slayyyter:
Cool. 

Ryan Leutz:
Feels good….

WRRY

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Who was the last person you sent a nude to?

Wrry:

Uh, I’ve never sent a nude, bro. 

Ryan Leutz:

You’re telling me you’ve never sent a nude.

Wrry:

Never sent a nude, I swear. 

Ryan Leutz:

All these years? How old are you? 

Wrry:

Old enough to never send a nude. *laughs*

Yung Gravy

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Shoot your shot at someone right now.

Yung Gravy:
I haven’t hit up Martha Stewart in a while, let me see if she answers.

Ryan Leutz:
Oh no way.

Yung Gravy:
Ima try to call Martha Stewart. Let’s see what happens. She better answer or I’m gonna look so sad. So embarrassing. 

Martha Stewart:
Hello? 

Yung Gravy:
Martha!

Martha Stewart:
Can you see me?

Yung Gravy:
Yes! I’m wondering if I can take you out on a date next time I’m in your area. 

Martha Stewart:
Well yeah! I’ve been waiting for this for a while. 

Yung Gravy:
You’ve been waiting a while?

Martha Stewart:
Yes, I took you out to dinner and you never called me back. I thought you dumped me.

Yung Gravy:
No, I didn’t dump you, I’ve just been busy! You pick the spot and I’ll make it happen.

Martha Stewart:
Wait, give me a couple of days because you know I’m busy. 

Yung Gravy:
Okay absolutely, I’ll give you a window.

Martha Stewart:
Excellent, bye.     

Ryan Leutz:
Success! I don’t think that could’ve gone any better.

 

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This is the game we played. Most know it as Chatterbox!  You may recognize it from your childhood playground or elementary school recess.

 

 

JAWNY

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What was your dumbest purchase?

JAWNY:
Dumbest purchase was when I first signed a deal in 2019. I bought a carousel off of eBay, like a carnival carousel. I thought it’d be funny, like “I bought a carousel”, and I quickly realized it’s very expensive. You need to pay to get someone to ship it, they have to take it apart, then you gotta pay for like, five different freight trucks to bring it. I had to give it away, and I didn’t make any of my money back.

Ryan Leutz:
Did you ever set it up?

JAWNY:
No, oh, I didn’t get to use it. I thought I’d put it in my backyard, and I never got a house either.

Two Another (Eliot and Angus)

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(Bris Rabadan)

 

What’s your favorite “hoe story”? 

Eliot:
We don’t have many stories about “hoes” I would say, but I do remember one. It was a while ago. The SG [Lewis] one. 

Angus:
You thinking about the same one? 

Eliot:
I think so. I think we’re thinking about the same one. It was like six or seven years ago when we were opening up for SG Lewis.

Ryan Leutz:
Shout out to SG Lewis, friend of the show.

Angus:
This is this, this is the early days in England. You’d get paid 50 bucks to support another artist. So we literally got paid 50 bucks to open for SG Lewis. We had a pretty good time afterwards. We were like, “Where should we go?” We were pretty drunk. 

Eliot:
We were just feeling so good about ourselves. We thought we were like rock stars. 

Angus:
So the only place that was open *laugh* was this strip club around the corner. So we go to the strip club. I think it was our first time in a strip club. 

Eliot:
Yeah it was.

Angus:
What happens the first time you go to the strip club? You get hustled. So we start getting a lap dance, but we didn’t know how much a lap dance costs. Is it 20 bucks? Is it 50 bucks? Is it a hundred bucks? We ended up giving up 300 bucks. 

Ryan Leutz:
300 bucks for how many? For how many dances? 

Eliot:
I think it ended up being like 600 bucks. I don’t know. We kept going back and just getting completely hustled. 

Angus:
We got a five minute lap dance for 300 bucks. Elliot walked out halfway through it and left me with the strippers. They ended up getting bored halfway through and took the money. 

Eliot:
Dude, I have no idea why I was there. I’m gay.

*raucous laughter*

Sam Wolfe 

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If you were the opposite sex for a day, what’s the first thing you would do? 

Sam Wolfe:
That’s a good question. You know, the first thing I would do…I would cook my husband a very nice meal and just take care of…Nah just kidding! I’d make an OnlyFans! 

Ryan Leutz:
*laughs*

Sam Wolfe:
I’d make an OnlyFans. I’d show up the booty that I don’t have right now *laughs*. We gettin’ paid, baby. Inflation’s fucking real. 

Ryan Leutz:
Inflation is real

Claptone

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Claptone doesn’t speak, so we asked him a couple of questions off the top of our heads, because he can only do yes or no.

Ryan Leutz:          

Ummm pizza with pineapple?

Claptone: 

*Shakes head*

Ryan Leutz: 

Okay. Uh, do you like boneless wings or bone-in wings? Uh, thumbs up for bone-in; thumbs down for boneless. Thumbs down because boneless wings suck. 

Claptone: 

*thumbs down*

Ryan Leutz: 

A boneless wing guy. I can’t believe it. Have you ever had sex in costume? 

Claptone:

*nods*

Ryan Leutz: 

Wow, that’s crazy. Um, do you drink? 

Claptone: 

*nods* 

Ryan Leutz: 

Do you wanna take a shot right now? 

Claptone: 

*nods*

Ryan Leutz: 

Let’s do it. We can cut there and get some shots right now, I’ll be right back. What do you like?

Claptone: 

*silence*

Cannons (Michelle, Ryan, Paul)

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What is your stripper name? 

Ryan Leutz:
So if you don’t have a stripper name, it’s your childhood pet and then the street you grew up on after. 

Ryan (Cannons):
Well I grew up on Hung Like Horse Drive.

*laughter ensues*

Paul (Cannons):
Mine is Hutch Corvo.

Michelle (Cannons):
Mine would be Expensive.

Ryan Leutz:
Expensive, I like that and with the bangs and the sunglasses, you could totally pull that off. 

 

Prentiss

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(Bris Rabadan)

What is the worst food experience you’ve ever had?

Prentiss:
I don’t have a great memory, but I think mine was just a few days ago. I was with my friend Sean, and he cooks steak, right? So we’re in LA, and listen, I’m a medium guy. Okay? You can call me a bitch for that. I like medium steak. 

Ryan Leutz:
Hey, as long as it’s not well done.

Prentiss:
Sean’s out here being all pretentious, cooking rare steak. So I’m like, you can’t disrespect another man and not eat a steak. 

Ryan Leutz:
That’s absolutely true.

Prentiss:
So I eat a steak and this is like three days before this festival. I get food poisoning. So I’m not eating for 24 hours. I wake up, throw up, wake up, throw up. I had to l push a whole recording session back because of it. Then for some reason, the first meal I ate while recovering was Denny’s at like twelve in the morning. Okay. Denny’s screwed me up too.

Ryan Leutz:
Nooooo.

Prentiss:
And so on the way up yesterday on the bus, I had food poisoning the whole time, but we made it!

Ryan Leutz:
I heard you were on the bus for a minute.

Prentiss:
We hit traffic, it was 8 hours to get from LA to Vegas.

Blue Man Group

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(Bris Rabadan)

 

What was your most embarrassing hair phase?

Blue Man Group:
*immediately attack us*

Baby Tate

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What was your dumbest purchase?

Baby Tate:
Um, my dumbest purchase, so I was in Miami. This was Art Basel, and oh golly, we were like, drunk.

Ryan Leutz:
That’s, that’s definitely not how you want to start the story.

Baby Tate:
I think we had a show and like, it was really, really late at night. I want to say it was like four o’clock in the morning, and we were hungry. It was me, my mom, and two of my friends. We were at my hotel and we’re hungry as fuck. 

It’s 4:00 AM and I’m trying to find places to eat, but I can’t find anything. And then I see two of my friends that I know come into the hotel with some sandwiches. So I’m like, “Where did y’all get those sandwiches from?” And they said that they got them from this amazing place called, um, Mr. Amazing Sandwiches or some shit like that. 

We looked it up and I was like, “Bet, they close at 5:00 AM so let’s go.” We get there, it’s like 4:45. We get out of the Uber, we walk up and I’m like “Yeah, I’m finna get this sandwich and it’s finna be delicious.” We walk up and the man’s like, “We’re closed.” And I was like, no, you’re not.

Ryan Leutz:
Oh, that’s my least favorite. That happens in LA. So much.

Baby Tate:
Like, no, you’re not closed. You’re open, actually, because it’s 4:45 and y’all close at 5:00.

Ryan Leutz:
It’s like you’re lying to my face. So you’re just gonna lie to me? You think I’m an asshole? You think I don’t know what time you close??

Baby Tate:
So I was like, “No, you’re not closed.” I was drunk. I was hungry. I was tired. I said to this man… “I’ll give you a thousand dollars to make sandwiches for me and my friends right now.” Lucky for me, he didn’t hear me. And he was like, “What?” And I was like…“I’ll give you 500 dollars to make us sandwiches.” *laughs*

Ryan Leutz:
I was afraid you were gonna say something like that. 

Baby Tate:
So he was like, “All right.” Mind you, I ordered something called the “papaya sandwich” and it was gross. And it was the most disgusting thing I ever had in my fucking life. And it cost me a lot of money. 

I was really mad at myself because there were other people around that wanted sandwiches. I should have used that money for a good cause and said “Make everybody that wants a sandwich some food.” I felt really shitty after doing that. 

Ryan Leutz:
It’s not too late to do that!

Baby Tate:
Mr. Sandwiches, one day I will be back again and I will be giving you 500 dollars to make sandwiches for everybody that wants one. And you have to give them sandwiches. You can’t tell them that you’re closed. 

Ryan Leutz:
Maybe LA Weekly should match and put 500 dollars up too. That sounds good, right? 

Baby Tate:
Mr. Sandwich or whatever, we’re coming for you. 

Joy Anonymous (Henry and Louis)

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Who is the last person you sent a nude to? 

Henry:
Well, *collectively laugh* Oh, wow. Okay. Easy. We sent a group nude to our dear friend, Robbie Williams, who then reciprocated said nude.

Ryan Leutz:
The two for one special. I love it. Can you, can you guys tell us who Robbie is?

Henry:
Yeah. So Robbie’s a pop star from England, and we’ve been huge fans of his, kind of, our whole life… amazing performer. And we ended up meeting him in Los Angeles a couple of years ago and are sort of becoming friends. And we had a song called Nudist, which is all about being naked, which we played for him.

Louis:
And then funnily enough, if you check out basically all of his album covers, he’s got his bum out.

Henry:
Genuinely loves nudity. So we sent him that. Now there’s a text group called “Bum Joy”

Ryan Leutz:
How many photos are in that chat?

Henry:
They’re building. *laugh* Five? A healthy back and forth.

 

Snakehips (James and Oliver)

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What is your dumbest purchase? 

James: 

I’ve got one! During the lockdown, I got a boat off of Craigslist and I’ve never driven or commandeered a boat. So many things went wrong with this boat. 

Ryan Leutz: 

What kind of boat are we talking about? 

James: 

It’s a 20 foot sailing boat. 

Ryan Leutz: 

Do you know how to sail?

James: 

No idea. I’ve got pictures. We lopped the sail off and then got an outboard motor for it. Okay. Didn’t even know how to turn the motor on. We were doing everything wrong. Then it worked, and we spent three weeks on this boat. I was camping on the side and I got it all the way back to London. Then it got stolen by a crackhead called “Magic”.

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(Courtesy Snakehips)

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(Courtesy Snakehips)

Ryan Leutz: 

So where was the boat before London?

James: 

It was in Cambridge and I was looking at a map and there was a blue line going from Cambridge to London. I was like, “I’m going to sail it this way.” And we start going and then we meet these other boaters and they’re like, “you’re going the wrong way.” And if you go the other way, it’s three weeks. 

Ryan Leutz:
Okay. So after your three week journey…

James:
It just went missing and I ran up the canal where it was last and I found it. And Magic had been in there. There were all of these leather bracelets everywhere and he’d been having a kinky party in there! I think it’s called a soup kitchen, where [vagrants] have an orgy in, like, an abandoned vehicle. So he’d been having a soup kitchen in my boat.

*stunned silence*

Ryan Leutz: 

Okay. So then…

James: 

I paid, I paid Magic. I paid him 50 pounds. I felt bad ’cause he started crying. He was like, “You’re taking my home away from me.” I paid him 50 pounds to clean this boat and he just fucked it up instead. He started ripping the insides out. He ruined the boat. I hated Magic. I really hated Magic after that for a long time. I don’t hate him now. 

Ryan Leutz: 

*cackling laughter*

Oliver: 

We’ve forgiven him.

James: 

Enough time has passed. I don’t wanna hold it in my heart. He wasn’t necessarily having the best time of his life. He was just surviving. But now he’s probably got it or someone’s got it. Someone’s got it. I haven’t seen it in about a year. 

HONEYLUV

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What is your stripper name and is it different from your porn name?

HoneyLuv:
So…my stripper name would be HoneyLuv.

Ryan Leutz:
That’s already a really good stripper name. Is that how you came up with it?

HoneyLuv:
*laughs* No! And for my porn name, I think it would be Deep in Luv.

Ryan Leutz:
Oooooo.

Chika

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What is your dumbest purchase?

Chika:
Yeah. Uh, so I was getting some clothes made for a shoot that we were doing, and I was going to this boutique at the Beverly Center. Uh, shout out to the Beverly Center and my friend.

Ryan Leutz:
Don’t shout out the Beverly Center, they don’t need it. They don’t.

Chika:
*laughs* They really don’t, they’re not paying me, but my friend, she has a store there. She was like, “I went to Qatar and Abu Dhabi and I got you some gifts.” I thought she was just being really kind, ’cause I spent a pretty penny at her boutique. 

She got me these rings, a necklace, and a bracelet that were diamond-encrusted pencils. Mm-hmm. Real cute. I was like, “I write, I’m a rapper. Perfect.” *laughs*

So I was like, “You know what? I know I just came here to pick up some clothes, but since you got me these gifts, I’m gonna buy something from the store.” So I go and pick up a perfume or whatever. It smells nice, whatever. I’ll get it. As she’s ringing me up, I get a cold chill over me because she’s pressing a lot more buttons than I thought she would be for the purchase of this perfume.

Ryan Leutz:
Oh, no. 

Chika:
So I see her packing everything up. I’m like, okay, that’s cool. And she goes “Okay, so your total today is gonna be $21,000.” 

I could look broke and be like, Damn. So, I had to do what I had to do, I put my head down and I said, can I call my bank real quick? *laughs*

Ryan Leutz:
Leave your pride at the door! Where are they now?

Chika:
They’re in a safe, secure spot. I fucked up and lost one of the rings already, I got drunk with Freddie Gibbs at the Comedy Store.

Ryan Leutz:
Well, basically, you got an heirloom, those pieces are gonna be passed down for generations.

 

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