Gym Class Heroes Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Unplugged Performances

by (@unclegrambo)

Only a few more hours until VH1 Unplugged: Gym Class Heroes premieres exclusively on VH1.com. At 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT today, you’ll be able to have full access to their entire Unplugged set, which includes their biggest hits (“Stereo Hearts”, “Ass Back Home”), some deep cuts/fan faves (“Cupid’s Chokehold”, “Clothes Off!”), and even one of Travie‘s solo smashes (“Billionaire”). At the taping of this show a few weeks ago in Manhattan, VH1 Tuner sat down with Travie, Matt, Eric and Disashi (clockwise from lower-left) to talk about their own personal favorite moments in Unplugged history.

“Off the top, Jay-Z‘s Unplugged performance was phenomenal,” Travie told us. “The transitions, so crisp. In the same vein, Nirvana‘s was monumental. Seeing Dave Grohl kind of lay back and get in the pocket as opposed to [make's Dave Grohl/Animal drummer face], was really awesome.”

“I agree with Travis, the Jay-Z Unplugged session was incredible,” GCH co-founder and drummer Matt McGinley explained. “I always say that my favorite Roots album is Jay-Z Unplugged. They sound SO good, all the arrangements are incredible.”

“I’ll never forget LL Cool J doing ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ Unplugged. It was just SO hard.” We pressed Travie a bit to see if he remembered LL’s infamous armpits. “Remember that? He had the deodorant nuggets. It was so gross! So nasty.”

It may have been nasty, but it was definitely legendary. You can watch Gym Class Heroes enter the Unplugged canon starting at 4 p.m. today exclusively at Unplugged.VH1.com. Then, be sure to tune-in (or, at least, set your DVRs) for the show’s premiere on VH1 tonight at 12 a.m.

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