20 Questions: LMFAO (Bamboozle Festival)

Despite its new album's title, LMFAO will not apologize for party rocking; before the group party rocks this year's Bamboozle Festival however, SkyBlu answered PopMatters' famed 20 Questions, and revealed a TV show might be in the works . . .

LMFAO will not apologize for party rocking--despite the fact that its new album is titled Sorry for Party Rocking.

The duo--of SkyBlu and Redfoo--are actually Skyler Gordy and Stefan Kendal Gordy, and if their last names ring a bell, then you are not far from the truth: Stefan is Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy's son, Skyler his nephew. The pair never exploited their family's considerable music business clout, however, as their first album--2009's Party Rock--was released via Black Eyed Peas' frontman's record imprint on Interscope. The duo pumped out hedonistic party singles one after another, collaborating with the likes of Lil' Jon one minute, guesting on a David Guetta hit the next.

So while its long-delayed Sorry for Party Rocking album is due out later this year, the group is planning on showcasing some of its new material by party rocking this year's Bamboozle Festival, April 29th to May1st in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Before the group does that, however, SkyBlu sat down to answer PopMatters' famed 20 Questions, where he reveals his desire to try every drug at Woodstock, the fact that The Notebook made him cry, and how in a perfect world, it'd just be him and 2Pac hittin' up the Ritz . . .


1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?

The Notebook (the movie).

2. The fictional character most like you?


3. The greatest album, ever?

A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory

4. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars.

5. Your ideal brain food?

Blackberry kush.

6. You're proud of this accomplishment, but why?

Finding the [one] I am going to marry--so that I have someone to share the rest of my accomplishments with.

7. You want to be remembered for . . . ?

I want to be remembered as the person who helped some of the most talented and creative people in the world fulfill their dreams.

8. Of those who've come before, the most inspirational are?

2Pac, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Erykah Badu, Danny Way, Jamie Thomas, Laird Hamilton, Berry Gordy IV, Berry Gordy III, Vincent Georald Robeson, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin.

9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?

I wish I wrote Michael Jackson's "Lady in My Life".

10. Your hidden talents . . . ?

Do a backfilp, skateboard, surf, basketball, ping pong, chess, Mario Kart, martial arts, fish, cook.

11. The best piece of advice you actually followed?

"Mind over matter." My grandfather told me this--if you don't mind then it don't matter.

12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed?

Vaporyzer "The Volcano"--and I bought that bitch.

13. You feel best in Armani or Levis or . . . ?


14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be?

Just me and 2Pac.

15. Time travel: where, when, and why?

Woodstock so that I could try every drug--I would be VIP of course.

16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation, or Prozac?

Hit man . . . eliminate that bitch!

17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . . ?


18. Environ of choice: city or country, and where on the map?

In the middle of a forest with my family.

19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country?

Legalize it!

20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now?

The next LMFAO album and a TV show.





Political Cartoonist Art Young Was an Aficionado of all Things Infernal

Fantagraphics' new edition of Inferno takes Art Young's original Depression-era critique to the Trump Whitehouse -- and then drags it all to Hell.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

OK Go's Emotional New Ballad, "All Together Now", Inspired by Singer's Bout with COVID-19

Damian Kulash, lead singer for OK Go discusses his recent bout with COVID-19, how it impacted his family, and the band's latest pop delight, "All Together Now", as part of our Love in the Time of Coronavirus series.


The Rules Don't Apply to These Nonconformist Novelists

Ian Haydn Smith's succinct biographies in Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know entice even seasoned bibliophiles.


Siren Songs' Merideth Kaye Clark and Jenn Grinels Debut As a Folk Duo (album stream + interview)

Best friends and longtime musical collaborators Merideth Kaye Clark and Jenn Grinels team up as Siren Songs for the uplifting folk of their eponymous LP.


Buzzcocks' 1993 Comeback 'Trade Test Transmissions' Showed Punk's Great Survivors' Consistency

PopMatters' appraisal of Buzzcocks continues with the band's proper comeback LP, Trade Test Transmissions, now reissued on Cherry Red Records' new box-set, Sell You Everything.


Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu the Fudgemunk Enlighten and Enliven with 'Ocean Bridges'

Ocean Bridges is proof that genre crossovers can sound organic, and that the term "crossover" doesn't have to come loaded with gimmicky connotations. Maybe we're headed for a world in which genres are so fluid that the term is dropped altogether from the cultural lexicon.


Claude McKay's 'Romance in Marseille' Is Ahead of Its Time

Claude McKay's Romance in Marseille -- only recently published -- pushes boundaries on sexuality, disability, identity -- all in gorgeous poetic prose.


Christine Ott Brings the Ondes Martenot to New Heights with the Mesmerizing 'Chimères'

France's Christine Ott, known for her work as an orchestral musician and film composer, has created a unique new solo album, Chimères, that spotlights an obscure instrument.


Man Alive! Is a Continued Display of the Grimy-Yet-Refined Magnetism of King Krule

Following The OOZ and its accolades, King Krule crafts a similarly hazy gem with Man Alive! that digs into his distinct aesthetic rather than forges new ground.


The Kinks and Their Bad-Mannered English Decency

Mark Doyles biography of the Kinks might complement a seminar in British culture. Its tone and research prove its intent to articulate social critique through music for the masses.


ONO Confronts American Racial Oppression with the Incendiary 'Red Summer'

Decades after their initial formation, legendary experimentalists ONO have made an album that's topical, vital, uncomfortable, and cathartic. Red Summer is an essential documentation of the ugliness and oppression of the United States.


Silent Women Filmmakers No Longer So Silent: Alice Guy Blaché and Julia Crawford Ivers

The works of silent filmmakers Alice Guy Blaché and Julia Crawford Ivers were at risk of being forever lost. Kino Lorber offers their works on Blu-Ray. Three cheers for film historians and film restoration.

Collapse Expand Reviews

Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.