Ever since they got high together the first time, the members of The SupaToonz have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at all the dopest festivals and making countless public bong sessions all the while recording new song versions, this talented Reggae Band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.
- How long have you been performing and recording as The Supatoonz, and how did the project come together?
The SupaToonz met at the ‘Reggae on the Rocks’ festival in Long Beach. Stevie was looking for some weed and bumped into Rasta Ron who was freaking out because their singer just quit before the show. Apparently they were out of blue M&Ms backstage.
Anyway, without a singer, the show would be a disaster, that’s when Stevie stepped up and surprised everyone. It was at the first ‘Reggae on the Rocks’ show that we got together.
- How would you describe The Supatoonz project to any potential new fan?
Pure merther vibes created by a group of buddies who like to get blazed on God’s Gift and jam.
- How did you come up with your band name? What other names were you considering?
The SupaToonz had to come up with a new name when the last SupaFool quit. We needed a SupaName and SupaToonz fit the suit.
- What do you feel are the key elements in your music and shows that should resonate with listeners?
The key elements in our jams are, peace, love, and getting high. Our listeners should get blazed on some good ganja when they hear our beats. And use a good sound system. Don’t be listening to it on some earbuds.
- More than anything else, what do you hope fans take away from your music and the philosophy behind it?
The SupaToonz are the dopest band on earth!
- What’s an average day like for The SupaToonz?
We smoke two joints in the morning. We make to joints at night. We smoke to joints and then we smoke two joints. And then we feel alright.
- Do you collaborate with others, and is there anyone special you’d like to collaborate with?
We get a lot of inspiration from Bud Gnarly and the Kingston Beat. Of course all the reggae legends, like Marley, Tosh, and Sting. UB40. All that good shit. We draw inspiration from a dank crop of dope sounds.
- What is your favorite part about being in The SupaToonz? Your least favorite? Why?
Free dope from El Topo’s ranch. We’re sponsored by his brand ‘UNLIMITED.’ But on the same note, the affiliation with El Topo and the Chingedera Cartel can also be a hassle at some border crossings.
- Have you always been interested in music? Was there a particular song/performance that made you say “Woah! I want to do that!”?
Woah! We’re doing this?! You mean we’re in this band for reals? Damn, that’s one of those weird realities that just creeped up on me like some stale brick weed.
- Has your musical journey had a deliberate direction, or did it simply gradually evolve in whatever direction it found?
I don’t think any of us are deliberate except about getting high. We leave all that deliberate direction shit to Sir Robert Hansen, our manager and record producer. The SupaToonz are all about good vibes and dope beats. We’re more about the ganja revolution, than any kind of music evolution.
- Which are among your 3 favorite songs of all time? Why those songs?
Of all time ever? Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has gotta be the dopest hook ever. Even tho Mozart was probably on Absinth and not weed yo, that shit was dope. Then its hard to beat Tom Jones ‘Whats New Pussycat.’ That fool pulled off those hardcore lyrics “Pussycat, pussycat, you’re delicious. And if my wishes can all come true. I’ll soon be kissing your sweet little pussycat lips.” Damn son. Hardcore. And then there’s ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’. I don’t know nothing about new wave or Duran Duran, but I do be ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ when I got the munchies. Those are some dope ass songs.
- Of your own music, do you have a favorite song? If so, can you pin down why it is your favorite?
Our favorite song by the SupaToonz has got to be, ‘I Be Irie’.
- What would you consider a successful, proud or significant point for yourself or the project so far?
Getting our own TV Show called ‘The High Life’ on Flow1 in Jamaica is pretty dope. And being on ‘America’s Got Jamz’ was pretty cool, even though we didn’t win nothing.
- Do you think is it important for fans of your music to understand the real story and message driving each of your songs, or do you think everyone should be free to interpret your songs in their own way?
Woah. Thats some deep shit. They should smoke a fat blunt and listen to our tracks and let us know by leaving us a message and some cash for a fat sack at www.SupaToonz.com.
- Putting aside the accolades or criticisms that fans or the media may afford your releases, what’s the one thing about The SupaToonz you think people may overlook or misinterpret most often?
They may think we’re just about weed. Wait what was the question again?
- Tell us more about ‘The High Life’ and where people can stream and follow these shows?
‘The High Life’ is a dope new TV show created by Robert’s artist friend Ralph Michael Brekan. The show follows us, The SupaToons, Can you believe it? Each week Ralph writes ups some shenanigans we go through in the studio and on tour and hanging out in the dispensary. Most of the time we just go off script and wing it and Ralph freaks out on everyone. But every now and then we nail a line and he’ll load up a fat nail of dab for us as a reward. I mean, we do hustle to become the dopest band on Earth, man. You can check that shit out at www.HighLifeShow.com, or on TheSocialClub.TV if you don’t live in Jamaica.
- Can tell us something about your very latest project, and which highlights to look out for?
The SupaToonz are launching a world tour with a televised concert in Kinston Jamaica this Spring 2021. With COVID and the pandemic, we think it’s more important than ever for people to get high vibes and feel good. If you can’t make the live concert because you’re too stoked or whatever, performances from that show will be televised on the season finale on The High Life too.
- What can we expect from The SupaToonz within the next 6 months? Any record releases planned? More upcoming Video shows?
We’re planning more streaming concerts and virtual stops in cities on our tour. Fans will be able to see us in person or virtually. There are so many bootlegs of our live shows, people say I’m channeling the spirit of Gerry Garcia from the Grafetul Dead or some shit, but that can’t be further from the truth yo. We groove. We jam. But we’re not all trippin. At least not all the time.
- What’s your take on music as an agent for change in society? And how do you think The SupaToonz can fit into that equation?
We don’t need no agent. We got a manager Sir Robert Hansen and he owns Slutty Records. Slutty is a dope label with a ton of connections at the top of the biz. We’re totally stoked to be riding high with Slutty and their partners.
- Do you have a favorite motto, phrase or piece of advice, you try to live or inspire yourself by?
Connect with The SupaToonz, their music and videos shows, on their website: https://www.supatoonz.com