Rocks Off is a huge fan of DJ Screw and the Screwed Up Click. We also love and adore ZZ Top. So when ZZ reimagined the DJ DMD classic "25 Lighters" as "I Gotsta Get Paid" for their new record La Futura, we had to reach out to the DJ Screw protégé, the great DJ Lil' Randy SUC, for comment.
Rocks Off: ZZ Top just released a cover of DJ DMD's song "25 Lighters". What do you think of their version of the song?
Lil' Randy: I think the song is a big compliment to rap/hip-hop in the South. Rap is always using other genres of music so for a rock and roll group as big as ZZ Top to use a song from a Southern artist is a big compliment.
I know who ZZ Top is and I like a song or two by them. I can't really say there is anything I like about their version of the song. I just think it is good for music. I can say I never would have thought when DJ DMD made the song that 15 years later ZZ Top would make a rock and roll song out of it. WOW!