Coleman & Jackson Vrana are Elephant, a punk-infused hip-hop duo who make their home and music in a cozy house in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles. The gay identical twins share their pad with Coyote, a noisy, smelly pet pig whom they suspect is gay. Naturally.
But while their home life sounds fun, it’s the twins’ cutting-edge sound that’s getting noticed by music lovers looking for something different from bubblegum tracks by Gaga, Katy and Brit. Elephant’s song “Queer Nation” might need three parental advisory stickers on it—what with lines like, “Wrap your lips around my anal impaler”—but these boys aren’t offering any apologies. They’re turning hip-hop upside-down and having a blast pushing the envelope.
See the “Queer Nation” video below and listen to our chat with the guys below that. And, yup, it includes the dirty but inevitable question, “Do you guys ever get it on?” (Yeah, I went there, but asked it tongue-in-cheek.)
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Photos via Elephant