This kid is reppin BX all
day. Check his story out.
of people buzzing about your sound. Tell
us about how you got in to rap, what made you pursue music? I've
always loved rap since my early childhood. When I use to spend time with cousins
at my grandmothers crib we use to really bump the classic records and I remember
If I ruled the world by Nas. That record really intrigued me at a early age.
as I got older I've listened to almost every cd deemed a classic with Illmatic
by Nas being my favorite.
Who do you want to work with
in the business? What artists are you interested in getting down with?
In this business
I basically want to work with rappers who just aren't built off a gimmick.
I definetly want to work with Nas, him and Jay Z have been my idols for the
longest time. But I also want to work with Jedi Mind Tricks,Boot Camp Click,Termanology,Joell
Ortiz,Fat Joe and basically a lot of east coast artists.
Are other artists supportive of what you're doing with yourself?
I think the response has been somewhat mixed. some artists
feel like I'm getting at them but I mean if you don't make bullshit music
you shouldn't be concerned. I'm not even hating on cats, I just want a lot
of people to step they game up. The underground cats, the real hip hop dudes,love
the track though. Its hip hop.
Tell us about the label you're
I'm on Hoodborn Records we based out the Bronx headed by manager
and label CEO Young Fame. We structure ourselves very professionally and we
got a group of talented lyricists who make up the team. We keep the group
real exclusive and you really able to spit to be on the team. I want to give
a shoutout to the HB A&R staff Shay and Lady Wonda. artists hit me up
if you interested in being down. come proper.
What's the game plan for you?
I'm going to stay true to the form. I don't know why these
cats try to conform to the game while being unsigned. If I'm unsigned imma
do what the hell I want to do that's the whole freedom of being independent.
All these cats put out these corny party tracks like they have to make them.
What people fail to understand is, if you come different people will listen.
You're buzzing pretty good on
the bronx underground scene right now...What's the next step for ya?
I'm going to bring the Bronx back to the forefront. People forget that this
is where its started and ever since Pun died we really lack a prominent artist
besides Fat joe and Ts who really rep the borough. I wonder how the borough
that started rap has ONE representative in the game. That shit is crazy. I
want to have longevity in the game and I'm going to keep releasing cds for
people that love hip hop at its truest form.
Have you linked up with any
big rappers yet? I mean, are you networking 24/7?
Its Hard to hook up with any rappers these days. nobody wants
to hear from a young artist, its all about money. I can't collab with somebody
and really feel like the track is legit if I'm paying em 1500 for a verse.
Are anothers rappers words so divine that I gotta pay em a G for it. If I'm
paying for a name then fuck it ill keep my money and make a name for myself.
That's the game right now though.
You like the way rap is right
now? In your song turn the radio off, you state the radio aint cracking right
now..describe it.. The radio is wack...its about how much
you pay the DJ it aint talent based. DJs don't believe in artists anymore.
I've noticed NY has probably the worst radio situation, I was in DC and was
peeping the station and noticed that they played local artists. In New York
you only hear from real NY cats when everybody is sleeping. Like at 4 AM.
and even to get on THAT show you gotta open the bank. Shits just all fucked
What do you think needs to happen
for hip hop to get that ol' groove back..talent wise?
Labels need to stop signing artists for One song. Like that
cat Young Leek like everybody saw that kid was horrible, can't spit for shit.
yet he got a deal and Def Jam and is sitting on the shelf. that's not signing
young talent that's signing young trash. People gotta open they ears to something
other than what makes them 2 step or shake they ass. I'm not saying it gotta
be all serious, I'm saying why can't we have a balance. they finally letting
common gain the light of day on commercial radio and they only doing it cause
they believe its the "cool" thing to do. for most these dj's this
will be the first Common Cd they ever heard and that's if they decide to listen.
Anything else you wanna put
out there, last words?
OUT HIS JOINT- "Turn the Radio Off" HERE
I just want to give real big ups to whole BX Borough from the
North Side to The south side and everything in between. Just stay tuned for
my music and For you hip hop cats my music will always cater to yall. There
won't be a time when I won't be lyrical on a track whethers its on a love
tip or club tip. I just want to give a final shoutout to whole HB crew, Tuse,
Truth, Phantom, D Greedy! and stay tuned. Peace.