Interview w. Dangeruss about “Spring Breakers” Movie + Trailer and “Dope Boys” Music Video

Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez have come a long way since Disney Channel, I like it! For those of you that didn’t know, the movie “Spring Breakers” was shot here in St. Pete and Dangeruss was the inspiration for James Franco’s character “Alien,” which makes me want to see it all that much more. We got a chance to talk Dangeruss about how his influence on Franco’s role, Riff Raff trying to steal his credit, his upcoming project, and more!

How did you link up with James Franco to become his inspiration for his character in the movie?
The director, Harmony Korine went on a search to find an authentic white dude who was really from the hood. They went through video after video, and as soon as they saw me he said “stop this is the guy right here” then I was contacted. Hardwhite submitted my video to him.
Dangeruss & Franco
How did you prepare him for his role? How did he react when you brought him around all the “dope boys”?

I told him how its done in the hood, how to talk, how everything works. I couldn’t really take him to where I be because they all had cameras and wanted to film everything. My niggas ain’t wanna be all on camera at the trap.

Did you get to smoke blunts with him?

Mane, me and my dawg had 4 rolled up and almost got him to but he said “naw, they wont let me.”

How do you feel about Riff Raff trying to claim he was Franco’s influence?

Riff Raff is a character, he was trying to get some buzz. The “alien” character do look like him, but Riff had no part in inspiring James at all as far as the persona of Alien. Alien is not based on me or my life, I just helped james with the role and gave him some direction. James Franco became a good friend from this.

[“Riff Raff quickly claimed the character was based on him, and that he’d been tapped for the film by Korine himself, but was out of the country, and therefore unable to participate.

“The role I would have played would be like a drug dealer, or the friend of a drug dealer, Gucci Mane” said Riff Raff. I asked him if James Franco was originally supposed to be in the movie as a different character. “James Franco was in the movie, but I was supposed to be in there also. Now James Franco is playing me.”

A few days later, Franco himself swatted down Riff Raff: “None of that’s true.” Also:
I would say the biggest influence on the role was this local Florida rapper named Dangerous [sic]. He’s fairly unknown, but he was down there in the place, living the life, and he became the biggest model for me and he’s in the movie.” –Complex Magazine (Read More)]

Since your recent success with the movie, has your original game plan changed?

Mane, I always been a hungry aspiring artist, this has just become fuel. I’m still the same nigga I been, just close to my dream.

What can we expect from your next project? Will you still be making songs like, “My Fork?”

New mixtape called “The Ingredients” drops mid March, just before the movie. I’ll always be a well-rounded artist. Even though most of my mixtape “Armed and Dangeruss” was a lot of dope talk, there was at least 500 metaphors on it. I plan on showcasing my lyrical ability and range a lil more but I’ll always have my trap records no matter what. The first single off the new mixtape is called “Glass” and its gon’ be big! Production crazy!

“Hangin With Da DopeBoys” Directed by James Franco

This song will actually be played in the movie, along with quite a few tracks from Skrillex. (Movie Tracklist)

James Franco talks to MTV about experience w. Dangeruss



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