Getting Personal: Call these cops to get the party started
Two 48th Security Forces Squadron patrolmen exercise authority while on the job, but after hours they let loose on stage as part of the rap group DnA.
Senior Airman Anthony Gross and Airman Andrew DeCuir — who go by the stage names AMP and D.Cure — recently had their first off-base gig at a Newmarket nightclub.
These 21-year- olds began joining forces inside an RAF Lakenheath dormitory last year. They look to release their third mix tape in the near future and possibly sign up with a New York- based record label.
How do you describe your group’s music?
AMP: We both have different styles. His is more underground, and mine is kind of mainstream with a little more lyrical content.
D.Cure: I think our personalities clash in a way that works out.
What do your lyrics revolve around?
AMP: Either my past, what’s going on today with me or the world.
D.Cure: More of relationships and current affairs as well, like problems with the way people live.
Have you guys released an album?
AMP: We got two mix tapes. Right now, we’re working on a MySpace page and a third mix tape. We’ll try to sell it for $3 or $4.
Do you ever have rap battles against each other or other rappers?
AMP: [Laughing] I like to freestyle sometimes.
D.Cure: I’ve battled quite a few times outside the L-Club to beatbox. It’s just one of those things to do when the time comes.
Do you know the Soulja Boy’s “Supaman” dance?
[Both laughing] AMP: I don’t know the dance at all. But when you have alcohol in your system, and a beat comes on similar to that one, you’re going to dance around or bob your head. The song on a 1-to-10 scale is a five, maybe even lower.
D.Cure: I pretty much stay away from songs like that.
Is there one rapper or any other music artist out there that inspires you?
D.Cure: The underground rapper Atmosphere.
AMP: I have a lot of them. The one that I grew up with is Pastor Troy.