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DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« on: May 21, 2005, 05:32:09 AM »
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DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
By Houston Williams


This summerís Anger Management 3 tour was set to feature many guests [Eminem, 50 Cent, Lilí Jon, G-Unit, Ludacris] including DJ Green Lantern, one of Hip-Hopís favorite spin-doctors. That suddenly isnít the case anymore.

As a result of a misunderstanding, some Linda Trippin,í and some damage control, Green Lantern announced his departure from Shady Records, the Shade 45 radio show, and the highly anticipated tour. This move puts the DJ in a place where many new fans might not remember him Ė on his own.

Green Lantern told AllHipHop.com what really happened and why the rumors canít be trusted. The DJ modestly reminds us why heís not going anywhere and neither is his long awaited album.

AllHipHop.com: There is a lot of speculation and rumor about you and your split from Shady Record and what happened on a DVD. Can you explain your position and what you want to get across?

DJ Green Lantern: Basically, the situation isÖ I have left Shady Records due to a situation that may cause some tension between Eminem and 50 Cent. So, I removed myself from that situation before any tension could occur between Em and 50. It was like before [Eminem] could even make a decision about it, I was like Iím out and it was mutual. It was that crazy.

Basically, in a nutshell, I was being recorded without my knowledge speaking with Jadakiss on his music going at 50 Cent. And, in that sense, it was wrong and inappropriate for me to comment at all with Jada on his beef with 50 Cent, but absolutely no inside information was given regarding anything that 50 Cent may have been doing. No inside information was given as to what 50 Cent was gonna do to Jadakiss in the future. Thatís a charge thatís being put out there, but thatís a rumor. And thatís leading people to say Ė and I use the word ďsnitchĒ Ė thatís a very strong accusation and thatís the only reason I am talking right now. I wouldnít even talk about this, but in my world thatís the heaviest charge you can put on someone. And, I invite anybody and everybody to go see that DVD and judge for yourself. Even though I donít want to blow nobodyís damn DVD up and get the mother f***er that put it out any more moneyÖ Itís called On The Come Up Volume 5.

And itís f**ked up, Ďcause Iím speaking to Jadakiss about his song [reply to 50 Cent], his music, going at 50. I take full responsibility for that, but there is a part that people are missing. Somebody has misinterpreted [the situation] and twisted it into a more sensational story than it actually is. In that aspect, there is a part where I say ďYou know theyíre gonna bring that young boy out [referring to other members of G-Unit].Ē Thatís street talk, sidewalk talk, barbershop banter. That ainít not insider information, because I donít have any insider information.

A certain amount of people look at me like Iím Green Lantern from the Shady/Aftermath crew, and there are a certain amount of people that look at me like Iím my own individual. That individual f***s with Ė or used to f**k with- Jadakiss a whole lot. It ainít really nothing for me to be talking to him on the phone. But that particular day, it was the day after I won all these awards at the [Justo] Mixtape Awards. I had swept the awards like I never did before [a total of four awards] to where I won Best Mixtape DJ of the year. Moreover, I was calling him to tell him that we won the Mixtape of the Year for the mixtape that we did together. And this just so happened to be the day after he released his response record to the 50 s**t. Iím giving him Ė even though I shouldnít have Ė giving him my critique on his song. And in a polite manner, Iím telling him, ďYo, B, step it up. That wasnít it,Ē but my words were ďthatís a jab, where is the knock-out?Ē I was telling him to step his game up. To the casual listener, it seems like I want somebody to knock 50 Cent out. I donít got no ill feelings towards 50 Cent, because I donít even know him. He does him and thatís it. Iím glad for his success and all that, wish him luck in the future and all that good s**t. It looks like I am on Jadaís side, but no logical person can say that thereís inside information being given.

AllHipHop.com: Can you explain the actual conditions where you were being taped, because most people donít really understand that.

DJ Green Lantern: Basically, itís a situation where Jadakiss is on a DVD and heís being filmed. And he has me on speaker phone without me knowing I was being filmed. So, he is talking to me like weíre just talking. Meanwhile heís filming it.

AllHipHop.com: He knew he was being taped?

DJ Green Lantern: He most definitely knew he was being taped. He chose his words on how he was going to say things and all that. He definitely got that one off. And, you know, itís an unfortunate situation and it looks really crazy. Like I said, I have no ill feelings towards 50 Cent or G-Unit. The bottom line is, Iíll man-up to the fact that it was inappropriate me to even speak at all to Jadakiss about 50 Cent business at all. Above and beyond, no inside information was given about anything. I donít even have an inside information. People can take it however they want.

AllHipHop.com: Have you been approached by anybody on the so-called ďsnitchingĒ and thatís why you are coming forward?

DJ Green Lantern: Nobody has approached me on it, but of course people are going to get it twisted. But in all actuality, thatís not the reason why Iím not there.

AllHipHop.com: Is your relationship with Eminem intact, like is this damage control with you stepping away?

DJ Green Lantern: It is. Iím manning-up to the fact that I put myself in a messed up position. And people are looking at it like we got weak links in the crew or whatever. Without sounding like Iím sh***ing on anybody, everybody that knows my work, knows it was Jadakiss on that one.

AllHipHop.com: I know youíre reaching out to Jadakiss and havenít been able to speak to him. Do you think he is making himself unavailable to you?

DJ Green Lantern: I canít front, he didÖhe was unavailable. That leads me to the conclusion that he [laughs]...thereís only a few words for that. When you do something and wonít evenÖwonít man-up...wonít even address it. Thereís only a couple words for that. Iím a cool cat so, Iím not going to sit here and talk crazy. I already did enough of that.

AllHipHop.com: A lot of people were awaiting your debut album on Shady. Can you speak on the status of that?

DJ Green Lantern: The bottom line is the album isnít coming out through Shady Records. Iím no longer touring with Eminem. Itís a clean break. The [Sirius Satellite radio channel] Shade 45 is done. The album is called The Invasion. Thatís my movement. I need everything in my movement to work within itself-all the gears to work for the same engine.

AllHipHop.com: And artists from Shady will still be included?

DJ Green Lantern: Yeah, thatís where it stands right now. Unless somebody gets really tight with me even speaking about it. The whole Shady/ Aftermath roster is on it except G-Unit. And, I donít have any ill feelings towards any of those guys. I totally understand their position. [If I was them], I would say the same thing, ďCut the grass, get the snakes out.Ē I was stupid to even think that this dude [Jadakiss] was my boy like that to where I could have a conversation with him without him dumbing out and more or less wearing a wire.

AllHipHop.com: What about a new home for the album? Are you working that out now?

DJ Green Lantern: Iím definitely working that out. Thatís really a situation where Iím going to be alright.

AllHipHop.com: Is there interest from other labels?

DJ Green Lantern: Not to sound big-headed, but [the interest] is very high. Not to seem like I am cashing in on this, because itís disappointing to not release it on Shady Records, but the interest is there. I happen to be an individual that produces records as well as DJ. Iím going to keep it light with that. I just want to put my point across that I appreciate Eminem for working with me for the last three years and for introducing me to a whole audience of people that didnít know me.

AllHipHop.com: You never heard directly from 50?

DJ Green Lantern: No.

AllHipHop.com: I heard from somebody somewhat familiar with that situation that Banks got a good laugh out of it.

DJ Green Lantern: Because, he probably sees it for what it is. Heís probably laughing at me like ďThis guyís going to go down for this.Ē But he probably not like [angry], because itís not like we talk like that. Banks found it funny - that should tell youÖit is what it is.

AllHipHop.com: Thereís all this beef, but you have a heater [ďBin LadenĒ] with Immortal Technique thatís doing well. Letís speak on what you really do.

DJ Green Lantern: Basically, I made the ďBin LadenĒ song. I made the beat and the hook from a Mos Def freestyle and Jadakissí part from ďWhy.Ē I figured out, without hearing Immortal Technique, that he was the one for this. It sounds crazy to say that, but I was just searching for someone to do that song justice. I had heard about him. I called him to see whatís good, to see if he wanted to f**k with it. So, we put it out and it became a nice organic street hit. It kinda took over that underground scene to the point where we just did a remix to it. I produced that as well. Tech went out and got KRS-One and Chuck D on the hook. They put their own flavor to it. Itís like they are standing behind him, passing the torch to him. Other than that, thatís just one side of the production game. I also have my own artist, .38 Special, and itís all apart of The Invasion.

AllHipHop.com: What other work is in progress?

DJ Green Lantern: Iím doing beats for a lot of people right now. I got beats on Bustaís album, Noreís album, this one that on. I just did a remix for Rick James. Itís called for ďMary JaneĒ for this Motown remix project. My album is 80% produced by me and I got a couple up and coming cats on there. Itís about me. If you are familiar with Ludacrisí ďNumber One Spot,Ē Akonís ďGhettoĒ joint with Biggie and ĎPac, if you a fan of [Jadakissí] ďThe Champ Is Here,Ē all that. I made all those beats. Iím gonna be alright.

AllHipHop.com: Sometimes when something bad happens, Iíve found that sometime good can come out of it. Do you feel that could be the case with you?

DJ Green Lantern: Thatís likeÖyeah, but at the same time, I really just want to stay humble and not look like Iím trying to eat off this and flip this.

AllHipHop.com: Itís not how you wanted it to go downÖ

DJ Green Lantern: No, itís not how I wanted it to go down. Itís definitely a f***ked up situation. There is a lot interest in me right now, but thatís not to sound like ďItís all good, I donít need yíall anyway.Ē Thatís not the case at all. Itís a disappointing situation to say the least. Anybody that knows me knows that I ainít no snake-like cat. I f**k with the people that I f**ked with and this is somebody [Jadakiss] that I f**ked with and he did me dirty. Thatís what it is. Iím going to walk through this fire and Iím good.

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Re: DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2005, 05:42:49 AM »
who cares about Lantern..propz for the article tho.
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Re: DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2005, 05:45:13 AM »
who cares about Lantern..propz for the article tho.
you obviously care about him since you came into this thread........
 

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Re: DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2005, 06:00:52 AM »
let me get this straight, Jada had a wire..thats pretty gay.
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Re: DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2005, 06:09:10 AM »
another case for eminem surroundin himself with the wrong people; caus of 50's beefs he has lost green lantern...
 

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Re: DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2005, 11:37:17 AM »
yea poor Green..but this article is old
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Re: DJ Green Lantern: Air Out
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2005, 03:51:50 PM »
jada a bitch fo that shit
"The title im holdin is to prestigious you fuck wid me you better be religious cuz only god can save ya wen locdogg blaze ya just like purple hazea i wont just graze ya im goin for da kill gettin so much head you should call me bill