Triad God is the latest and greatest thing to push out of the holy maw that is Hippos In Tanks. Hong Kong-raised Vinh Ngan’s ephemeral hip-hop sketches are centered around the brotherhood of his New Cross Crew in his home of South East London. We fired some questions his way and got them answered by producer Palmistry, who crafted the beats for Ngan’s debut NXB.
1. Your most memorable show?
I feel indifferent about this but probably Watch the Throne because Kanye West fell into my section of the crowd and promptly had the fans who pulled him in thrown out.
2. Is any aspect of fame important and if yes, why’s that?
3. If you were still in high school, which clique would you belong to?
Definitely rejoin the religious zealots.
4. An album that changed the way you thought?
I never really had that experience with a record yet. It’s always been my peers and friends who have inspired my approach. At the moment Lorenzo Senni‘s work is bringing about change.
5. What does underground and mainstream mean to you?
Major and Minor.
6. What defines your music-making process?
Prince’s mindstate from 2mins20 in Swear down.
7. Your current favorite track?
8. Raging or chilling out?
Gotta have venom and the antidote.
9. One thing you can’t live without?
Steam Buns Baozi.
10. A film or book that greatly influenced your music?
Gu huo zi: Zhi ren zai jiang hu
Published November 26, 2012. Words by Michael Aniser.