College friends Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte just wanted to have a good time. Foreman says the original goal of the Colorado duo of pop hip-hop band 3OH!3 “was to play the local venue, which was like 500 people. We got that,” he adds, “and were like, ‘S—! What do we do next?’”

 

After hitting the festival circuit hard, it seemed they were born to create stadium-sized anthems. And with work coming in as a writing and producing team (they crafted Ke$ha’s “Blah, Blah, Blah” and worked on Lil John’s new album, “Crunk Rock”), as well as their own new album “Streets of Gold” (now out), it seems like the party just keeps getting bigger.

 

Foreman says transitioning from underground hip-hop to festival success was simply the next logical step for the group.

 

“It’s a little bit different of a world than I used to live in,”?he says. “I love — and I grew up listening to — underground hip-hop, but I’ve also liked a lot of different music. I wanted to make something that a bunch of different people could hear.”