Hip-Hop Wired: I don’t know if L.A. is completely copying off the Bay though. I feel like it’s all one group.

Sage The Gemini: [Laughs] I didn’t say ‘copying off the Bay.’ Yes we are one group….I don’t know. I want you to listen back in 2006. Listen to L.A. music and listen to the Bay music. Our sound has stayed the same, but the music now is just now getting recognized, but we been doing this. Perfect example, like the Clyde Carson, The Team’s “got my vans on but they look like sneakers….” we been had that. You feel me? The creepy sounds and the high base, and stuff like that. We been doing that but now everybody thinks it’s an L.A. sound and I don’t have a problem with that. As far as I’m concerned any promotion is promotion.

Hip-Hop Wired: Do you feel like it’s your responsibility to always rep the Bay?

Sage The Gemini: Oh yeah, of course! We need the attention to go our way. I’m tired of hearing people saying, ‘I’m finna move to the L.A. to pursue my dream…. I’ma move to New York to pursue my dream.’ Why can’t nobody say ‘I’m finna move to the Bay to purse my dreams?’ Why can’t we have that recognition? But one of us has to do it. One of us has to bring attention to the Bay Area. It don’t matter who it is. I have the flame right now I guess, I’ma work hard so that people say “I’ma go to the Bay to pursue my dream.” You feel me? I’ma bring all that out there.

Hip-Hop Wired: That’s good.

Sage The Gemini: And I’m not at all hating on nobody [from L.A.]. I’m not at all hating on nobody, like I love [DJ] Mustard’s beats, I love everybody else’s beats, like they’re all clean…we’re a unit. But we just need to know where it started from ,the foundation. We just need to let people know. I’m not hater, it’s just my responsibly to tell people this [L.A.’s ratchet sound] came from the Bay Area. It’s super hyphy.

Hip-Hop Wired: What do you have coming up next?

Sage The Gemini: I’m working on an album, it’s called Remember Me, it’s coming out January, don’t know the date.

Hip-Hop Wired: Did you produce all of the beats for that project?

Sage The Gemini: No, I produced probably half of them. There [are] some produced by Tha Biziness, Jay. Ant, and most of them P-Lo. I love P-Lo beats, so we rocking out with P-Lo right now.

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