Aaron Brink (ABX) and Steve Reidell (STV SLV) are no strangers to the indie rock and hip-hop scenes. As The Hood Internet, the Chicago-based duo has been creating genre-defying mashups and releasing mixtapes since 2007. More recently, Brink and Reidell have been flexing their producer muscles, and that couldn’t be more evident than in their contributions to Dr Pepper’s One of a Kind Studio Sessions.
Acting as producers to other One of a Kind Studio Sessions artists like RAC, Robert DeLong, Tinashe, and Rockie Fresh, the two-piece prove that there’s much more to their art than finding the common denominator between Phantogram and Lil Wayne. Comedian Grant Cotter recently visited the Dr Pepper / 1 Studio to get the inside scoop on the process behind “We Run It,” The Hood Internet’s One Of A Kind track with rapper Rockie Fresh. Watch ABX and STV SLV explain the difference between producing mashups and collaborations, Rockie explain how the beat motivates him, and see them perform “We Run It” for the first time ever in the video above.