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When you think of Nappy, you think raw and untamed," says Nappy Roots member Scales, explaining the hip hop sextet's unique moniker. "But you also think pure and natural." "That's what we are," chimes in partner in rhyme, Skinny DeVille. "Our name signifies our unwillingness to conform with fads. Once the fads die out, you always come back to the roots."
While carving out their own unique niche, the group parlayed their hustling instincts into a number of early entrepreneurial ventures ? including the Nappy Roots T-shirts that quickly became the hottest-selling item on the WKU campus. However, their biggest venture came via the local ET's Music record shop (with ET short for ER'Thangs Tight). It was at ET's, which also doubled as a production studio, where the six would musically take shape with each Nappy Roots member bringing their own distinct flavor to the mix. Djblack Ceza & Friends Show, with Willlie the Red Neck, Harold the Hippie and Djblack Ceza- Rent's Due! Pay Me!
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