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interview BG KNOCC OUT & DRESTA  (September 2006) | Interview By: Yash

   
  Dubcnn is the first media outlet to interview the legend that is BG Knocc Out since his recent release from prison. We talk in-depth on his time in prison, his conversion to Islam, what it felt like to come home and get in the studio and see his family. He tells us about an upcoming meeting with Dr. Dre, working with DJ Quik as well as working with C-Bo, Lil Eazy, King T & even G-Unit. We also touched on memories of Eazy E, how the game has changed and what's next for the artist whose following has only increased even though he has been silent for a decade.


We also caught with his "Real Brotha" Dresta and discuss how it was to have BG Knocc Out home, his recent work and upcoming projects and more.


As ever you can read or listen to this exclusive Dubcnn interview and we urge you to leave feedback on our forums or email them to yash@dubcnn.com.

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Interview was done in September 2006

Questions Asked By: Yash

BG Knocc Out Full Audio Interview Here


BG Knocc Gave Dubcnn A Shoutout, check that Here

Dresta Full Audio Interview Here
 

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BG Knocc Out Interview | Dresta Interview
 
BG Knocc Out Interview
Dubcnn: Everybody is so happy that you are back home. All the Ruthless fans and everybody that sent you letters and they told me to tell you that they looking forward to your new music.

Fo-sho appreciate it man!


Dubcnn: I know maybe itís hard for you to talk about it but could we start to talk about the time you were in jail? Is that cool?

Yea


Dubcnn: Alright, why did you go to jail? A lot of people donít know that.

I had attempted Murder man. It was like a hood thing. Me and some of the homies had got into it with some other gang. Like my homeboy got shot and we retaliated.


Dubcnn: Can you describe a day in prison?

Early morning what I do isÖBecause I converted to Islam right?


Dubcnn: Yea I heard about that.

So we started to pray early in the morning. Thatís what I do before the sunrise I say my prayer and after I pray I read the Koran or about the holy prophet of Islam and then after that I wait for the breakfast to come and after breakfast Iíll wait for the yard to open up. Then I go to work. You know I go to work like from 6 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon you know what Iím saying?


Dubcnn: Damn
And from there I go out to the yard and buff out. I work out we do a lot of it because they took the weights out the pen so we canít lift weights no more so we do bar work like dip, pull-ups, then we do stuff like that or we play ball or get on the phone and try to holler at our loved ones and shit like that.

That last about to like 4 in the afternoon, so after 4 the program is kind of shut down you go back into your cell and get ready for dinner time and after dinner they give you like 1 hour of day room you know where we come out and play dominos, cards and talk, that lasts about an hour until like 9 and then weíre back in the cell. Thatís a typical day in prison.


Dubcnn: Did you write any songs in jail?

Yea I wrote raps like I didnít write no whole songs because I got used to writing to music and in prison you canít really get no instrumentals or you canít get music from DJís and stuff like that. Not no California prison unless you sneak it in. So I didnít write no songs but I wrote a gang of raps just to keep my skills up or whatever. The main thing I did in prison was study and read I didnít really write because I had dedicated my whole life writing raps so I read a lot and tried to educate myself.


Dubcnn: How did you get into Islam?

Well I was already interested in Islam just hearing about Malcolm X you know what Iím saying and Elijah Muhammed and them cats. Before I went to prison I tried to go too some of the Nations of Islam temples on the streets and then I found out some things about them that I didnít like so I was like no this isnít what I want to do. Then when I went to prison I seen some brothers who were into Ortodox of Islam who started teaching me and educating me, giving me things to read and eventually it won me over and I converted like that.


Dubcnn: I know you received a lot of fan mails while you were locked up. Do you remember anybody that wrote you?

Oh yeah, it was a cat name Daniel from the Netherlands, and umm some brother named Snake; his name Ahmed but he call himself Snake heís from the Sudan but he lives in Ireland. It was this little youngster from Atlanta man he was like 11-12 years old *laughs*


Dubcnn: Damn

Yea he was cool as hell. But I canít get his name out right for some reason.


Dubcnn: It must have felt good when you got those letters right?

Oh for sure man because you had youngsters, dudes that were just born when I did the song with Eazy. They were born that year so they just now getting acquainted with the music. They were like man I was born in 93 and Iím just now hearing about you, so you know that was amazing to me. And when I tried to tell these young cats likeÖbecause you know everybody wanted to get into music in some form or fashion right?

So I was just do that but donít depend on music alone you know what Iím saying. Like tell them try to go to school and get educated, learn about the variety of things before you just put out your age in one basket. A lot of those cats listened to me man, they said a lot of people tried to tell them on the street but they said when I told them itís different.


Dubcnn: Yea it goes to the heart.

Right and stuff like that is just like a blessing man.


Dubcnn: Yea itís crazy because my little brother likes you more than anybody and heís only like 13 years old. He sees 50 Cent and them on TV but he has researched everything he likes you and Eazy E like more than anybody.

Thatís tight and whatís amazing about the music is like the new generation is like you know most of my letters were coming from them cats. All the people that are just now becoming teenagers or pre teens you know what Iím saying? I was like dam man they just getting to know the music and loving my music like it first came out you know what I mean?


Dubcnn: Yea because if itís tight music they gone feel it. Did you ever fear for your life during the period you were locked up?

Yea man because a lot of things go on in prison. Like all the races stick with itself so thereís a lot of race riots in California prisons between the Mexicans and the Black and the White and the Asians you know everybody in every race stick together itís like between the Mexicans, the Blacks and the Whites we are always fighting each other you know what Iím saying? Or just racial superiority like someone trying to take one pride on the yard from the other people so situations like that man they got tapes now that they show out here in California and they film stuff like that and show it to the public through commercials and stuff like that. I mean theyíre dangerous because cats got home made knives and everybody walking around in the yard with knife in their pocket and Iím talking about big knives.


Dubcnn: Shit.

And cats be getting killed. Iíve seen cats get killed man, dudes get stabbed up and sliced up so of course man naturally man yea I felt the fear you know what I mean but I was never scared to the point that I would run or back down or nothing like that. I was definitely up against it.


Dubcnn: Were X Raided and Tray Dee in the same prison as you?

No they were across from me. Itís like nowadays where they have old school prisons. Like California is originally 3 prisons like the oldest prisons. You have Soledad prison, San Quentin, Tracy and one more umm I think itís chino or something like that. Now what they are doing is they be building new prisons right across the streets of the old prisons and I was in the old prison which was Soledad (one of the first prisons in California) and Tray Deee was in a new prison called Salinas Valley which is right across the street from us.


Dubcnn: Okay so you didnít have any contact with them?

No I didnít have no contact with them cats but I heardÖbecause the prison that they are in is a high level prison then since I have been in prison so long I went to the high level prison first then worked my way down to the lower level. X Raided been in prison longer than us because he has been fighting a lot the case that heís in on. Every dude that come to prison they get on him because he in there for somebodyís momma or something like that. So he has a lot of trouble so he hasnít been able to work his way down the lower level but Tray Deee been that he just started out heís on a high level yard and that yard is across the street from my prison and all the dudes that come down from there you know they talk about stuff like who was up there and what not. They used to let me know that they were up there.


Dubcnn: Right and you told me youíre a Muslim now. Will that effect your music in anyway?

To a certain degree it will. Thatís what Iím trying to represent right now but I know people are expecting the street side of me or what not.


Dubcnn: Yeah

Iím going to give them a little of that too you know but Iím going to try to talk about something now. Talk about something that means something.


Dubcnn: Yeah I understand but you wonít change your flow or style?

No Iím not going to change that.


Dubcnn: Okay and what was the first thing you did when you got released? Like the thing you longed for?

Well basically man itís Family man, I went to see my kids that was the first thing and everybody was at my house. But before I even made it out to the house I went to the Mosque and prayed man. That was something I wanted to do because I converted to Islam in prison so I never had the experience on the streets so I went to see what a real Mosque was like so I went inside a Mosque and did my prayer.


Dubcnn: Letís go way back now when you were growing up in Compton. What was that like?

To me it was fun because it was all I knew. Just being around the environment what you are comfortable around you know what you are used to, just that familiarity as a people as a place stuff like that it was fun but it was a dangerous place you know what Iím saying.  A lot of cats I knew are dead, a lot of them got life in prison and a lot of them are on drugs and donít have no future.


Dubcnn: Damn

So it was like a love hate relationship you know because we went through hard times but at the same time we love were we come from you know.


Dubcnn: What made you get into music?

Well basically my moms and them they grew up in the 60-70ís era and played the music from those era and naturally we gravitated towards that but then in the 80ís when hip-hop came out we took a liking to it because it spoke more to who we were and what we were doing and basically I didnít get into rap music until Eazy E and them came out in 86-87 because Eazy was underground before he went mainstream. He used to have a tape of ďCruising Down The Street In My 6í4Ē, 8ball Junkie and all that stuff was circulating through the city.

So when we heard that and heard somebody that was from the city itís always amazing to a kid when you hear somebody from where you came from that made it you know we just gravitated towards that so we just kind of imitated that. We used to imitate their lyrics then we tried to write our own lyrics on top of their lyrics with the same format then we just got into the music like that.


Dubcnn: How did you and Dresta first meet up with Eazy?

Well basically my brother had a reputation for rapping when he was in California Youth Authority which is like a junior prison with juveniles. He had a reputation just for flowing and a lot of people knew. You know you have youngsters going in and out of Youth Authority all the time and basically one of these dudes that knew my brother had got out and he got at some of his folks about my brother and was like ďman yíall need to hear this dude he will be home in a little while you need to check him out and his folks knew Eazy so what they did was they came up on our street when Dre got out they rolled up on our block and were like ďman weíve been hearing yíall be getting downĒ and we was like yea!

Then they were like ďwell we gone take yíall to the studioĒ and they werenít exactly where we were going the first time and when they said they were going to come and get us that day I happened to be gone at that time so they came and took my brother. He went up to the studio and came back later that night and was like ďman I was in the studio with Eazy and got like 7 songs doneĒ  and I was like ďIn one day?Ē he was like YEA! *laughs*


Dubcnn: *laughs*

Then he brought some tracks back that he was writing to for some more songs and I was like dam. So the next time they went I made sure I was around so I went back with them. When we were in the studio they had the ďReal Muthafuckin GízĒ playing in the studio and they were trying to finish the song because Eric ďEazy EĒ still had to do his part and when they were doing the song, in the middle of the songÖthe part where I rapped on the song they didnít know how that got there so they were like where did this long stretch of beat come from?

Ainít nobody no how it got there so they were like ďfuck it Knocc Out go in there and put something on itĒ So Iím going in there and got a bunch of old rhymes in my head and Iím spittin and we steady smoking weed and drinking and stuff so I start flowing out the head and stuff and one little verse that I spit it done came out! Came out of me somehow and they was like ooh and recorded the shit so what they did was they made me listen to it and write it down and change some things in it so thatís what I did and that became a part of the song.


Dubcnn: A classic! Later you met up with Madness 4 Real. Do you remember them?

Yeah sure!


Dubcnn: Thatís the homies from Denmark and I know they been sending stuff to Dresta. How was it working with them back in the day?

Oh they was cool man. I mean first of all it was amazing because I never expected some cats from way down that way to be doing music, like the kind of music that they were doing. Just how cool they were and how down to earth they were. It was a pleasure working with them dudes.


Dubcnn: Yeah thatís what we trying to do. My brother had got some tracks from them recently. Yeah they sent a bunch of songs and I heard 3 tracks that Dresta had recorded over.

Yea he played a couple for me too and hopefully in the future we be jumping on them joints.


Dubcnn:  Youíve been gone like a decade now?

Right


Dubcnn:  What are your views on the rap game right now?

Well I think its prime time for people to really, you know what Iím saying, young blacks or young whites who are in the music right now, I think its prime time for us to really take over the game because, my view is not so much about the rap, its about the legal side of it, the corporate side and the corporate side has been getting all the money all the time for the longest and now youíve got cats like Jay-Z who are in a nice position to really give it back to us, the people who it came from.


Dubcnn:  Right.

So I see that as a positive right now, so I think its prime time for young people who are in to music to really make a difference and really get paid and really change a lot of things in the world, especially the environment we come from, you know what Iím saying?


Dubcnn:  Yeah.  How was it being back in the studio again with your brother and King T?

Man it was weird, I aint going to lie man!  Like hearing myself, Iíve been out of touch for so long so it was just weird getting on the mic that first night, because I tried another song with my sister and my brother Dre right.


Dubcnn:  Leicy?

Yeah, Leicy Loc yeah.  I tried a song with them and I wasnít really comfortable, I was nervous like, when your in the studio and your in the booth and theyíre sat out on the couch just looking at you right, so then my heart starts beating and Iím like damn! This shit just ainít the same!  Because first of all, I was used to smoking weed and drinking and being in the studio like that, but now Iím sober and I havenít got high since 1999, so now itís like the whole kinda feeling is different for me, but slowly but surely its growing on me, you know?


Dubcnn:  I heard youíve been doing something with Spider [Loc] from G-Unit, speak on that!

Yeah, me, him and one of his artists, heís got an artist called ďSmurfĒ, so me, him and Spider just did a song which he is supposed to be putting on DJ Whoo Kidís album.


Dubcnn:  Damn, tight shit.  Your working with like the biggest cats right now, I know my boy 40 Glocc, heís fucking with them too!

Yeah, foí sho.


Dubcnn:  Do you know 40 Glocc, have you met him too?

Nah, I ainít met him but I heard of him, I know of him but havenít actually met him yet.


Dubcnn:  Yeah, so what artists are you looking forward to working with?

Man, Iím trying to mess with everybody man; really the hot cats like Jay-Z, Nas, 50, cats like that you know what I mean?  Iím neutral, Iím not trying to exclude nobody, Iím trying to mess with everybody right now.


Dubcnn:  Did you hear about Snoop doing the peace treaty for the West Coast and stuff, what do you think of that?

I think its positive man! I think itís a positive thing and I think the only thing about that is that he actually had to actually mean what he is doing and had to believe in it and actually had to do what he was talking about.  You know a lot of cats get at these conferences, and they say stuff and they donít be serious, so I think that if he pushes forward with it, and really do what heís trying to do, I think thatís a positive thing.


Dubcnn:  Yeah.  Have you recorded anything with Lil-Eazy, have you heard him?

I was with Lil-Eazy last night man, listening to his album, its like half way done with his album, so basically me and him were getting together and talking about teaming up on some stuff and basically trying to get the West back, Iím trying to talk Lil-E to get on Ruthless, you know what I mean?  Get on Ruthless Records and come out on that label.


Dubcnn:  That would be hot!

That would be hot!  You see what Iím saying?  Iím trying to co-ordinate something like that, but itís going to take a little work because Tomica Wright isnít hot with a lot of people, but itís kind of difficult, but I think we can do it you know?  Weíre trying to co-ordinate something with Dr. Dre too; Iím meeting Dre on Monday.


Dubcnn:  For Real?!

What Iím trying to get Dre to do, is get at Tomica Wright and tell her that he would help direct all the projects that would come out on Ruthless, to guarantee her some good music and hot records and platinum albums, and thatís what Iím trying to do!


Dubcnn:  I hope he does do!  You recorded a lot of stuff with Eazy, has anything been not released?

There is a few joints man that ainít been released yet and I donít know if theyíre even going to be put out.


Dubcnn:  Is it diss-tracks or normal?

Yeah, its just songs, it ainít no diss-songs or nothing like that, before he passed away, we were about to do a whole Death Row diss album, but we never got around to it because of the early passing of Eric man.


Dubcnn:  Yeah, speaking about that Ė how did you guys end the DPG beef?

Well basically, after the little incident, Iím sure youíve seen the beef DVD right?


Dubcnn:  The one where youíre chasing Nate Dogg and shit?

Yeah, that one right there. Basically, after that little episode, some of the cats that we knew and some cats that they knew were like, ďman, yaíll need to cut that out or something is going to end up really happening!Ē  So they co-ordinated a little studio get-together with Snoop, Kurupt.  Daz and Snoop had fell out already, so we couldnít really meet with Daz that night, so we met with Snoop and Kurupt and some of their other folks and just talked about it like, this ainít getting nobody nowhere, so we need to come together and squash it and do some stuff, you know?  And that was right before I went to prison, like a week before I went to prison.


Dubcnn:  Damn, because later on I heard Dreísta on C-Styleís little compilation with Nate Dogg and I was like Damn!  But we never heard how they squashed it, so we just want to get that out.

Yeah, that was basically it right there.


Dubcnn:  Right.  So what are your plans right now, will you release a solo album, mix tape, a Dreísta / Knocc Out album, whatís the plan?

Iím trying to do it all.  Iím trying to do the solo album, Iím trying to do the mix tape, I got my own clique called ďThe Baby GangstazĒ, Iím trying to do an album with them, and whatever else.  King-T was talking about him, me and my brother and somebody else getting in a group and do whatever man, itís all about getting the music out there and making some money basically!


Dubcnn:  Yeah.  You know, is it true that you and DJ Quik were supposed to do an album together, produced by DJ Quik?

Well he actually wants to do that now!  He just got out of the pen like a few days ago!  My manager was talking to him about doing it.


Dubcnn:  That would be hot man!  Heís got the best beats in the West.

Right, right.  Thatís in the air right now!


Dubcnn:  Well I hope it all goes down.  You know about Dreísta and how heís been speaking about Bone, because he showed Eazy, Bone-Thugs and brought them out of the snow, he told me about that and they never acknowledged that, and heís been talking about that in a new song, what do you think about that?

Well heís expressing how he feels and I understand it totally right, but at the same time its just personal feelings about the whole situation, because itís like, I was there that same day.  I was doing a concert out there in Cleveland when it was only three guys that we met that night, it was Bizzy, Layzie and Flesh-N-Bone, we didnít even know Wish and Krayzie at that time, so we met those cats and they came to rap for us in the back like most cats do if they see you at a concert, so we let the cats in and they came back and spit, and Eazy gave them a gang of numbers to hook up with us, so what happened was when we left and got back to L.A, no Bone.  So I asked Eazy, what happened to those dudes in Cleveland, did you ever keep in touch with them and he was like ďNahĒ.  So I was asking periodically, what happened man, you should call them dudes.  So what happened was, those dudes came out here on their own and took a one-way trip out here to L.A, they didnít bring no clothes or nothing.  They got off and heard where Tone-Loc or somebody lived and called a cab to his door and tried to holla at him, and nothing happened, so they were basically out here homeless, people were letting them live in their garage and backyards and shit and all that types of stuff, so when they were out here they used to call up to Ruthless and try to get Eazyís attention, and one time when they called he answered the phone, and when he answered the phone they reminded him who they were, and they had Wish and Krayzie with them this time, so Eazy told Krayzie and Wish to get on the phone and Wish spit for him, and he went and picked them up and shit!  He picked them up and put them in a little hotel somewhere and its history since then!


Dubcnn:  Yeah, youíve been tight with Flesh-N-Bone since then and featured on both of his albums.  Have you kept in touch with him; heís in jail too right?

Yea, I write to Flesh-N-Bone from time to time, I was just with his little kids just the other night and plan on sending him some pictures that I took.


Dubcnn: You are pretty tight with Bone still right?

Yeah Iím cool like I got love for them man. The situation my brother is talking about man itís true. You know there was a lot of times when those cats could have but they didnít because they had their own little internal things going on but I still got love for the dudes and I still talk to them so I ainít really tripping.


Dubcnn: So we will maybe hear a song with you guys?

Hopefully man I talked to Krayzie right and he said heís coming back on the 1st of next month so he talking about getting together when he they get back and talk about doing a cut so we will see.


Dubcnn: Do you plan on doing a dedication song to Eazy?

Most definitely man and my brother got one right now he has the concept for the song called ďA Letter To My HomeboyĒ.


Dubcnn: Yeah I heard it he spit it over the phone for me tight shit.

Yeah so basically we might chop that song right there, me him and Lilí Eazy get on that so thatís in the talks right now.


Dubcnn: Have you got any unreleased songs with Flesh n Bone?

Yes I do man but I donít know where the song is at because he had all that stuff when I went to prison.


Dubcnn: When does he get out?

He get out at 08í 2008!


Dubcnn: Alrite bro do you have a nice memory of when you were with Eazy E like something funny or crazy that happened when you were with him? Can you share that with the fans?

There was this one incident that happened when we were in Texas. It was a gang of dudes *laughs*..Well we didnít get into it but these dudes got into it with our staff some of Scarface and their people but umm at this club called the North Side and what happened was they came into the club like 200 deep (200 people) they just bombarded their way into the club on us right ?*laughs*


Dubcnn: Damn

We were rappin and all we see is these dudes, a gang of cats coming through the door kicking our bodyguards and pushing them to the side like they are coming towards us and we got guns on us so we tryna figure out should we shoot at these cats or what? You know we ainít got enough bullets to deal with 200 people right?


Dubcnn: *laughs*

So after everything is calmed down and we learned the whole situation it was them cats wanted to kick it with us on stage while we was rappiní.  So once we found that out we was like cool they came up there and they was on stage with us acting crazy. After we finish doing the concert we went back into the dressing room right?

And them cats started beating people in the crowd, they just went on the dance floor and started mopping everybody. Beating up security and Eazy got scared *laughs*. That nigga tried to hop over this wall, he tried to straight leave us and I donít know where he thought he was going because the dude who was driving us around was still with us.

Eazy got so panicked and scared the nigga  tried to bone out and leave us and shit. So we snatched him down the little table and was like ďwhat the fuck you doing?Ē


Dubcnn: *laughs*

That was the funniest shit that I have ever seen that time while he was alive and shit.


Dubcnn: Alright bro do you have any last words for the fans?

Yeah just tell them to be looking out for BG Knocc Out real soon man Iím trying to do something real big. So tell them to anticipate something real real big coming from me!



 
 

Dresta Interview


Dubcnn:  Dre you just drop some heat on them, and Knocc is out. What's next for you guys right now?

Right now we're just going around, we're networking and trying to see what doors we can open. We got a lot of different stuff we're working on, we're talking about doing a collaboration compilation with C-Bo right now, B.G. Knoccout, Dre'sta and C-Bo. Then we got me, King Tee and Knocc doing things, talking to Lil Eazy right now, we're doing some work with Lil Eazy for his record. It's a lot of little things man, we're just trying to get cats who can come to the table, we'll see who's coming to the table and who ain't. We're fuckin' with Glasses Malone, the New West Movement, we're just doing whatever we can right now man. Just trying to stay busy and letting lil bro getting back in the swang of everything that's going on out here.


Dubcnn:  What was it like for him to be in the studio again, after such a long time?

It didn't come back as easily as we thought it was, it was a little struggle at first. He hadn't heard himself on the mic in years, his voice changed a little bit, so it's just a matter of getting him back familiar with everything. But it was cool though, he didn't rush into it, he waited for a little while, and when he was ready he went in and knocked the songs out.


Dubcnn:  Tell us about the day you went to pick him up when he got out.

His wife went and got him, we wanted to let him have some time with his girl to pick him up and whatever.


Dubcnn:  What was it like meeting him again after all this time?

It was all love man, we're brothers. Just bringing the family back together, a lot of family that hasn't seen each other or hasn't been around each other a lot. It's been kind of bringing the family all back together.


Dubcnn:  You mentioned the King Tee project, how many songs have you recorded until now?

Right now we've got about four songs done, but we're not settled yet as far as how we want to do it. We got a lot of different ideas and offers waiting on us, DJ Crazy Toones been hollering he wants to do a group with me, King Tee, B.G. Knoccout and Young Maylay. We're just exploring right now, mainly just getting the music done and staying busy, you know?


Dubcnn:  When is the next mixtape coming out and is B.G. going to be on it?

Yeah he's going to be on it, I'm like 90% done with it. That's all I'm really waiting on, to get a couple of songs with Knocc on it, and we're going to do our thing. But I got some fire for you, I got some shit that dudes ain't going to be ready for. I rapped over shit like Mary J. Blige "Enough Cryin", rapped over Cassie "Me & You", I fucked with the Rick Ross "Hustlin", when you hear that, it's so vicious man. You already know what I'm going to bring, so I'm not going to come with any less than some fire.


Dubcnn:  I was in the studio with Madness 4 Real a few weeks ago, I heard some songs from the album, your solo album, it sounds banging. Can you speak on that, who's doing production besides Madness 4 Real?

Right now I got about 40 songs, I've been working. I'm not all the way secure with what I'm going to use on the album, or my little brothers project and some other stuff we got going on. I'm fuckiní with a lot of unknown dudes and a couple of heavy hitters, I've been fuckin' with Rick Rude, who did the Destiny's Child, Busta Rhymes and that last Fantasia single... I got THX who did most of the Young Hoggs records that have been coming out. I got a new cat too, he's the one who did that song "Automatic" that I got up on my myspace, he did that.


Dubcnn:  Are you still fuckin' with that keyboard dude who works with Kanye West?

Yeah, E.P., I'm waiting on some tracks from E.P. right now. He got a song on Ne-Yo's last album too. He did some shit on Janet Jackson's project, that's my dog, I will always fuck with E.P.


Dubcnn:  You know the latest song you put up, called "Blooow", you're kind of speaking on Bone Thugs and a lot of people have been catching feelings about that. Can you set that straight?

Everything I do is from the heart man. If I diss a muthafucka, they know I'm not going to hold no punches. If somebody took that as a diss, then they're just emotional and want to find a reason to make it like that. It wasn't a diss record, it's just that when I write I'll write what comes to my soul, and that was something that's been on my soul that I never spoke on. A lot of people don't know that I was the one that brought the dudes in out of the snow in Cleveland at a show, to meet Eazy-E.

Because they rapped for me first, and I liked what they were doing, I knew it was different. I made security let them in the back door. I took them to meat Eazy-E. I ain't asking for nothing I'm just asking for credit, give me my credit. Just let it be known that I did that. That can be something I can have on the resume, that I did that.


Dubcnn:  What's up with the Young Hoggs right now? They've been kind of quiet I heard they're dropping a mixtape with DJ Warrior?

They're still my little dudes! But on the DL, we haven't really put it out there like that, but they're not really messing with Industry Phunk no more. When I went to jail on this last violation, them and my boys had differences or whatever so they chose to go and do their own thing. But they're still part of the New West Movement, they're fuckin' with Blu Division at Universal, and their record is supposed to come out. I don't know what happened as far as the DJ Warrior thing, that was something they did while I was in jail. It's still all love, it ain't no love lost, they're just on separate picture. I'm on their record though, I'm on like two songs on their record.


Dubcnn:  So whatís up with that R&B singer you were fucking with while I was out there, you still work with him?

Jasper?


Dubcnn:  Yeah, Jasper!

Jasper, he got a little discouraged, but I'm still fuckin' with him. Right now, everything is kind of in the air until I get off this parole. I got 90 days left on parole, so once I get off this parole, I can maneuver and put all my beats together. Jasper is definitely a piece of the puzzle, as soon as I can get my deal settled in, I'm a go grab Jasper cause he's a real talented dude.


Dubcnn:  Alright, so what should people look out for first, what's coming out first?

The first thing I'm going to do is I'm a drop this Dirty West Mixtape Vol. 4, following the same program as the first three, just to get the buzz back right cause I know it died down when I went to jail. Then I got Dirty West Vol. 5 which should be all original beats, to give the fans. But it's a lot of things in the works right now, I spoke with Jerry Heller the other day, he's talking about starting a new company and he wants me involved in some stuff. We'll see how it all pans out but right now it's all conversation, it's all in the air!


Dubcnn:  Yeah, his wife hit me on myspace...

Yeah I talk to his wife also. Right now we're just playing it by ear, we're trying to get some hot music done, and see who's going to come to the table.


Dubcnn:  Do you know what happened to Lil Eazy? Why was he dropped from Virgin?

I think he basically asked to be dropped from Virgin, I don't think he liked the deal. He ended up leaving Virgin, he just signed a new deal. I don't want to say who cause I don't know the technicalities, but it's a big label. He got a deal for N.W.A. Entertainment, Eazy-E's label. We're trying to get it to where his first single has me and B.G. Knoccout on there. We're working about it right now.


Dubcnn:  Alright man, do you have any last words for the fans?

I just want everybody to understand that there are a lot of cats in positions out here that could see cats eat and they ain't trying to see cats eating man. So it's on the fans, to the people in the streets and the consumers to play what they want. If you know that you're hearing fire music from these artists and these young cats that's coming out and cats like us who ain't never really had that real opportunity to be heard and seen the way we need to be, ya'll need to support it! Get out there and support it, get behind it, because that's what these companies see, that they need to give us cats a shot to eat, give us more space in the game to monopolize.




 


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