I just bought my first Bad Brains album today, semi-randomly, with no idea if it's a good one or not. Here's a little interview with Darryl Jenifer, conducted by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who produced their latest one.
How does D.C. differ from New York?
D.C is the head of the beast; N.Y. and L.A. are the ass and heart. They can fight over that.
What do you feel is the biggest misconception about the Brains?
That we are problematic and primitive. Of course we as a collective have our views, but we are Jah respecting, Jah youth. I think being black and playing in a white rock world and industry puts us at a slight disadvantage when it comes to our actions and words.