Sativa Prophets – Norman Music Festival

Sativa Prophets

The abstract hip-hop collective, Sativa Prophets, speaks with me in this Norman Music Festival performer question and answer session. Sativa Prophets will perform at the Bud Light Depot Stage on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:30 pm. Since this is the festival’s tenth year, here are ten questions to get to know them.

1. To get people to know you, how would you describe yourself and your music?
We’re like the beginning of Michael Jackson’s Black or White Music Video

2. What song would you like a person who hasn’t heard your music listen to first?
Mars: “Recipe 4 Disaster”
Rod: “Money”
Huck: Anything I haven’t released, lol. I don’t know “On Right Now”
Panda: I produced “Millennial Falcon” by Mars and Rodrick. It’s super different than a typical.

3. What’s your song writing process?
We enjoy the fruits of Earth and then we talk about it.

4. What are your thoughts on the Norman Music Festival?
We look forward to this every year, happy to be a part of it! Love being able to bounce around and listen to all kinds of sounds. The live art on the streets keep it moving as well. It’s one of those things where locally if you didn’t make the cut, you go evaluate life and whether or not you should live it.

5. In general, what inspires you?
It doesn’t take much. Crappy tippers, naysayers, a leaf floating in the breeze. Any and everything is a reason to write a song or make music.

6. You’ve just been offered an all expenses paid trip. Where would you go?
Mars: Amsterdam
Rod: Egypt
Huck: Tibet
Panda: Amsterdam

7. Any plans while you’re in the Norman area?
A threesome with Hurts Donuts.

8. Anything else you want the public to know about you?
We have a group stretch before every performance.

9. What do you think should be the Ninth Wonder of the World?
Mars: The wrestler Chyna.
Rod: What is Alex Trabec’s left thumb?
Huck: World Peace
Panda: The Hotel in Dubai that touches the sky.

10. What was the most extreme adventure you’ve had?
Panda: Iraq, it was so fun the army is still paying me for it.
Mars: same as panda, except they’re not paying me anymore. 😕
Huck: I once lost my passport and cash in Rome, Italy. Had to jump an 8-ft steel fence, land between 2 Italian-German Shepherds and barely make the jump back over getting my jeans stuck on the metal post. Good times.
Rod: I met David Spade on a mountain in Denver once. That was cool.

The tenth Norman Music Festival is on April 27, 28, and 29, 2017. Read more interviews from performers in the festival, present and past, here.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Owner and Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma. In short, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories for books, movies, and shows. More about my projects are at

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