EASTWOOD & MEECH WELLS (Part 1) (September 2007) | Interview By:
Dubcnn recently linked up with
Eastwood and Meech Wells for another exclusive interview. This time we set the
focus on answering questions directly from the members of our forum community,
dubcc.com. Read on to find out about
Eastwoodís new double album, his plans for collaborating with Snoop Dogg,
Crooked I, and The Game, and his role in the new movie ďOutcast.Ē Meech Wells
adds his input as well, and will be featured more heavily in the second part
of this in-depth interview.
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Interview was done in September 2007.
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Eastwood: What up world? Itís your boy the infamous Eastwood, and Iím here
with my partner Ė sick with the beats, you already know him, his name is Meech
motherfuckiní Wells! Whatís happeniní with it baby? Weíve got this West Coast
movement goiní on my nigga, itís ridiculous. Ever since I got back together
with Meech man, itís been like a classic. He brought a different light to my
shine, and I brought a different light to his shine. Now weíre putting this
shit together, and itís like magic right now! So we just thought it was time
to give yíall a visual of what weíve got going on, instead of just hopping on
the forums. So thatís what this all about Ė giving back to the fans. Whatever
yíall want to know Ė we finna answer these questions right now, ya dig? And
while we at itÖ
Meech Wells: Weíre smokiní at the same time! Props to Dubcnn and Eddie.
Eastwood: Now Dubcnn, holla at your boy. Let the questions ring.
Dubcnn: Weíve got questions from the members of our forum. This one is from
umaga. When does the double album come out?
Eastwood: The double album drops October 4th. I pushed it back because I got
new production *points to Meech*, ya dig? Shout outs to The Interns. I got new
production from Meech Wells and The Interns. This is irresistible music, so I
had to put the album on hold and push it back. Forgive me for that, I know
itís been a long time coming, but October 4th is the release date.
Dubcnn: This one is from Effex. Who is on the album, as far as guest
Eastwood: Right now Iíve got The Game, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Too Short,
E-40, and, if the Lord says the same, in about two days Iíll have Snoop Dogg
with the production of my boy Meech.
Dubcnn: That should be exciting!
Eastwood: Itís gonna be real fun. He says heís gonna bless a nigga. Shout out
to Snoop. I just talked to him for about two hours a couple of days ago, and
we worked all the twork. We got all our differences out of the way, and heís
ready to get back crackiní. He actually told me that he was ready to crown me,
because I was one of the soldiers on the West Coast who has been doing it for
a long time, and I still havenít gotten what I deserve yet. So he said heís
ready to crown me, and I thought that was a beautiful thing.
Iíve got my own kush too, just so you guys know. When you go to these
pharmaceutical dispensers, holler and see if theyíve got that ďEastwood Kush,Ē
and it just might be there!
Dubcnn: This is another one from Effex. What exactly comes on the DVD that
comes with the album?
Eastwood: The DVD is a documentary. Itís giving you my whole life story of who
I became today [and] what made me Eastwood Ė the trials and tribulations Iíve
been through. My top 25 in California basketball career, my NBA career, itíll
tell you about all of that. I went to Fresno State, caught the gun case, got
kicked out of college, [and] thatís how I fell off into the rap game. [I was]
fuckiní with Tha Dogg Pound. Battling Roscoe at the ďGirls All PauseĒ video
shoot, that put me on. Ever since then, I ainít looked back in the rap game.
So, itís basically giving you a rundown on my life. Itís a documentary on my
life Ė both in the rap game and [about my] personal [life.] Itís like that. EQ,
shout out to them too!
Dubcnn: This one is from thisoneguy360. Does The MOB [Eastwoodís former
group with The Game and Techniec] have a lot of unreleased material?
Eastwood: Yeah, weíve got a lot of unreleased material my nigga! Yes we do,
and if everything goes right, that material should get out there. Weíre just
trying to tie the knot right now, and get a lot of business straight, see who
do what, and hopefully we can get this out there to the streets as soon as
Dubcnn: Youíre looking at dropping a mixtape with that material?
Eastwood: Exactly. Weíre gonna drop a mixtape because we like to keep up with
the time. We donít want to fall behind, [and] we did that music like six to
eight months ago to damn near a year ago, so why would we drop music from a
year ago right now? We just keep up, weíre dope, weíre talented, weíre fresh!
We keep it crackiní my nigga, so itís gonna be on a mixtape. All our fresh
shit [is] going on albums. So, the MOB? Yeah, weíve got a lot of unreleased
shit that will be out on mixtapes soon.
Dubcnn: This oneís from GangstaBoogy. What went wrong between you and
Eastwood: What went wrong between me and Spider Loc? I donít even know who
that is. Next question.
Dubcnn: This oneís from sniperuk. Are you going to be working with Y.A.
Eastwood: Sniper in UK, whatís up with you homie? Iím an original member of
Y.A. Ė there ainít no Y.A. without Eastwood. It was brought to me by Roscoe.
Like I said, I battled Roscoe at the ďGirls All PauseĒ video shoot, and from
there weíve been close than a motherfucker. He asked me to be his first West
Coast member of Y.A., and that was years back. That was in like Ď99 or 2000.
So, Iím the first West Coast member of Y.A. So when you hear Y.A., Eastwood is
still in the building, even though Iím not around, Iíve got my own shit going,
Iím still Y.A. Itís Youth Authority fo sho.
Meech Wells: Yeah, Y.A., I remember when they started that!
Meech Wells: Shout out to Roscoe too, he knows whatís up. Iíve been knowing
him since he was 16!
Eastwood: Yeah, shout out to ĎScoe fo sho! Keep doiní your thug thing-a-majig
homie! Shout out to Kurupt too! Congratulations on your marriage my nigga!
Congratulations, yíall niggas keep doing your thing.
Meech Wells: Yeah, shout out to Kurupt too!
Dubcnn: This one is from remo2000. Are you going to come to Vancouver
Eastwood: Yes I am.
Meech Wells: Hell yeah.
Eastwood: Meech says heís cominí with me! Iím getting ready to start this tour
once I release the album, weíre going on tour, so Iíll definitely be in
Dubcnn: Are you going out to Europe as well?
Eastwood: Gotta hit the UK scene! The UK loves me already. Amsterdam, Paris,
London, Iíve been out there already, Iíve covered those grounds, they fuck
with Eastwood. Hell yeah Iíll be back! Hell yeah, most definitely. They really
Dubcnn: This question is from Big Ron. Do you still keep in touch with any
of your former Death Row label mates?
Eastwood: Yeah I do, of course! Danny Boy, Crooked I, Iíve got a chosen few I
still fuck with. For the most part, if it was real when I was on Death Row,
itís still real now. It ainít no hard feelings or nothiní like that. If they
fucked with me then, they fuck with me now. The fake niggas I donít fuck with
no more. So yeah, I talk to them all the time. Shout out to them too! Crooked
I and Danny Boy, my niggas! Love yíall homie!
Dubcnn: Speaking of Crooked I, we heard something about you guys maybe
doing a full album together?
Eastwood: You know what, thatís gotten shot at me like 25 times over the past
two months. I think yíall are gonna go ahead and speak that into existence. At
first it started out [as] just doing a record. Everyone was saying when we
were on Death Row that we were the truth. They anticipated the album so [much]
that they just didnít understand why it didnít come out. So now itíll be
stupid for [us] not to fuck with each other, since [weíre] both off Death Row
and had such a dope sound.
So, you know what? Weíre gonna do a song, hands down. Weíre gonna do something
for my album Ė Iíve gotta get him on my album! The group thing I would love to
do with Crook man. If the paperwork were right and the right situation
presented itself, hell yeah, Iíd rock with that nigga any day!
Meech Wells: Shout out to Crooked I!
Eastwood: Shout out to Crook! I just shouted you out, but you still my nigga!
Dubcnn: This oneís from Crash. Whatís up with the other rappers from the
Self Made clique?
Eastwood: When you talk about other rappers from the Self Made clique, you
talk about niggas who live, shit, and eat this rap shit. They try their best
every day to perfect and maintain their flow. So when you talk about them, you
talk about some young hungry niggas thatís gonna perfect their talent to
whenever they come out, theyíre gonna be just as raw as me. They gonna make it
do what it do. So, theyíre on their way man. Iíve got a Self Made South, Iíve
got a Self Made East, Iíve got niggas up North! They global Ė itís not just a
West Coast movement, itís global, itís universal.
Shout out to my Self Made south niggas, feel me? PTK, Iíve got some real goons
out there goiní hard my nigga! Mistah F.A.B. out in the Bay, Iíve still got
Yukmouth out here, them all my Self Made niggas. I fucks with them niggas, ya
dig? Down South, I fuck with niggas. East Coast, I fuck with my nigga Fabolous,
I fuck with Nas, I fuck with all them niggas. Busta Rhymes is my dude! Shout
out to Busta!
Dubcnn: This one is from Big Ron. Whatís a typical day like for you?
Eastwood: Wake up about 9 oíclock, smoke a blunt, brush my teeth, smoke
another blunt, grab my Sidekick, throw on some instrumentals, mixtapes, or
real beats and just write my ass off until I canít write no more. [Then]
probably go work out, play some basketball, or come to this nigga Meechís
house and record everything I just fucking wrote. You feel me? Thatís my day,
for real. Or Iím back in the booth, and I do that every day. Thatís my shit.
Meech Wells: And politics. Nigga was just politiciní a movie before he came
Eastwood: Yeah, I work that phone too. I make sure I get on my phone for at
least an hour, of all just politics, hitting my business connects and all
Meech Wells: To all you new artists, itís a really big part of your thing. You
canít just come in and get by...
Eastwood: Hell naw!
Meech Wells: Youíve got to go through all the steps.
Eastwood: Look at me dogg! Iíve been in this game for motherfuckiní 11 years
dogg. 11 years, and I still ainít dropped an album, and Iíve been on the
biggest label youíd ever want to fuckiní be on. So that tells you it ainít all
about just being a dope rapper. Youíve got to have your business straight. So,
you new rappers, get your business up and get your network game and know how
to talk to motherfuckers. And all my niggas in the hood who try to get on, you
canít rob everybody to get on. That nigga could be your boss one day!
Meech Wells: Be ready for three hours sleep, really! Myspace and all that,
doing any type of promotions. Being in touch with people, you ainít getting
Eastwood: Thatís my life, every day homie, with the exceptions. Iíve got to
spend some time with my kids, [but] other than that, thatís it. My play time
is with my kids. It ainít even play time when Iím clubbing, because Iím out
with about 100 niggas in Self Made T-Shirts, and weíre pushing this movement.
It ainít really about having fun, itís just to be seen and be talked about,
and let the world know that [there is] a positive force coming from the West
Coast Ė and itís Eastwood. Heís got the next movement, and thatís big! With
the help of Meech Wells, his production, and his connect game that he brings
to the table, and the guidance he gives me off his experiences! Itís a highway
to heaven! Weíre on our way baby. Thatís the life of Eastwood. And thatís
right, I smoke a lot of weed.
Meech Wells: From the doctors! *laughs*
Dubcnn: Tell us about the movie youíre working onÖ
Eastwood: Yeah, I canít really give you too much insight on it because it
ainít out yet, but itís called ďOutcast.Ē Itís featuring a few of your
favorite rappers, and I just got blessed last night at my show. The director
came to my show, he saw me perform, he loved my swag, he loved the look, and
he loved the movement. He called me this morning and told me I had to roll, so
that was a blessing amongst itself. So, youíll see your boy on the big screen.
Go watch your boy! Itís over.
Thatís another game that Iím gonna take over too, because let me tell you
something! Once high definition gets a load of this face homie, and this
character, itís over! Iím telling you guys this right now! Youíre gonna see me
in everything. Once the HD gets a bar of your boy, nigga itís over. Go and get
ready to load them DVD players up, because I finna hit the big screen.
Meech Wells: Weíre tearing them soundtracks up too!
Eastwood: And the soundtracks! You know weíve got the soundtrack homie, itís
over! Itís just a burrito wrap. Meech Wells is gonna bring his fire-ass
production and his connects, and weíre gonna go get the Snoops and the Games
and the Jay Rocks and the Cubes and whoever, and weíre gonna make a dope ass
soundtrack too! Itís not just gonna be strictly West Coast, though we are
strictly West Coast, you know who we are! Weíre gonna get motherfuckers from
the South, weíre gonna get motherfuckers from the East, from up North, weíre
gonna make it real global. Weíre off that one sided shit. Weíre thinking big,
we ainít leaving nobody out! We know where weíre from, weíre from the West, so
weíre gonna have a movement.
Meech Wells: The whole world. Overseas too!
Eastwood: Yeah, all that. Universal baby! Hey Mars, people in Mars, come fuck
with your boy. We can do some records. You know I sell records in Mars, holler
at your boy!
Be on the lookout for Part 2 of this video interview, where we continue
answering the fansí questions with Eastwood and Meech Wells.
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