Getting the band back together was easier said than done. Between the core members of the crew and their extended fam, the Click have collectively served a lifetime worth of bids for everything from weight to weapons — in one case two of them were even cellmates in city lockup. Still, now that everybody's free — and claiming to be sincere about remaining on this side of the wall — Trust brags that their chemistry is bubbling like those things they used to cook: "We're back doing music with people who we love," he says, "and because of that we're going to keep doing this shit. That's the bottom line."

"I had a lot of time when I was fucked up on drugs and mad about how I didn't get where I wanted to be," adds Rheto. "But in truth, we were always doing what we loved, so fuck everyone else. All I can say to all these little dudes who think they're gonna make it is that they're all gonna get slapped in the face. Half of these kids really think that they can be rappers, and maybe they'll even get a deal — but even if that shit happens, they'll never be as good as us. They don't have to believe me, but either way they're getting fucking slapped."

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