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We're proud of the music videos and interviews we produce in the Second Story Garage. But sometimes, some of the best stuff happens when the cameras aren't rolling and mics are off. So, I decided to recap and go behind the scenes for some of our memorable sessions. Check out the videos when we release them every Tuesday to see the polished final product.

Who: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

What's their deal? Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band is Al Al “Sweet Nasty” Ingram on bass, Mary Frances “Mama Funk” on keys, Derrick "Dr. Ock” Johnson on trombone, JP “Smoke Machine” Miller on guitar and Lee “Insta Funk” Allen on drums. The crew hails from Asheville, N.C., and they've developed a nationwide following for their funk-driven rock and insanely fun live shows. They've been shaking what their mamas gave them since long before twerking went viral.

For a taste of their madness before our videos come out, check out their new video for "Trunk Fallin' Off." It was filmed at Atlanta's famous alternative strip club, The Clermont Lounge, and features some of the club's dancers.

What they played: “Ante Up,” “The Den” and "Nah Brah."

Outtakes: When Quentin asked Al about the neon orange and yellow strings on his bass, Al replied, “The sweat from my body changes the colors of metal.”

While discussing why song titles that are commands are great, the band said that's why the title of their new album is ONWARD! But just one exclamation point, they said. They wanted three, but they couldn't afford to pay for the extra punctuation. 

The band just retired an old tour van, and in the spirit of new beginnings, they left us Bobbles, the bobblehead pig that rode on their dashboard. When it was time for the band to go, Al sat down with Bobbles to say goodbye, telling her to be good and that he'd miss her.

We may or may not be wanted for questioning by Parliament Funkadelic now. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band took their “rage stick” hostage after a show once, and the end of their interview with us, they turned the video into a bit of a ransom note. If they want their rage stick back, they have to show up for show.

What the office thought: The trombone solos blaring through the newsroom during sound check got people to momentarily stop what they were doing and enjoy the funk.

And, yeah, the funk was reaching well beyond the confines of the studio and over to the city desk: “@JoeCarmenRubino It's true. RT @QYoungTC: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band funking up @2storygarage today”

Watch: Look for the videos in the coming weeks on and on