SHADE SHEIST & NUNE (June
2006) | Interview By: Inspire|
Dubcnn recently had the opportunity
to speak with Shade Sheist and Nune, who are already well respected veterans on
the West Coast. 06/06/06 marks the release of their third street album in their
“GTA” series and to coincide with that, we had an indepth discussion where we
talked about their past at Baby Ree Entertainment, to their future endevours and
what they have, and hope to achieve with their new company, PYO Entertainment.
We also talked about their new artists and projects and what you can expect
in the future, this is definitely an interview that cannot be missed!
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was done by phone in May 2006).
Questions Asked By: Inspire
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Full Interview in Audio:
Dubcnn: A lot of people are actually
wondering what actually went on with Damizza, we saw that you had an E-Mail on
the forum which described a lot of what actually happened, but can you describe
what actually happened, for those people who might not of read what you wrote,
do you feel that you were "blackballed" from the industry as such?
Sheist: Well, it was an attempted blackball because if I was blackballed then
we wouldn't be sitting here on the phone with you right now conducting this interview,
so it was an attempt; but its not something that is that big of a deal, to tell
you the truth. Everybody knows our story.. We came together and did some damage
for a cool run and then dude at some point woke up and decided he wanted to start
rapping again. After that I was outta there. It was time to destroy and rebuild.
So you're on bad terms with him or just whatever?
Sheist: We ain't on any terms. I don't have any form of communication with dude
anymore. I've been doing everything that I've been planning to do for this year
and everything else doesn't matter.
Nune: Yeah, negativity
is most definitely out of our camp. We had to make that switch and I know other
artists had to do the same thing. You know that negativity is what has been keeping
the West Coast down man, and everybody loves to keep the bullshit going. Its
supposed to be may the best man win, but its been kind of getting fixed like "okay,
all my friends are going to know that im not dealing with you, so now those
people stop dealing with you. So its easy to say I aint blackballed, because
you really don't have the power to blackball me but you sure can put a bad word
in for me, and that's basically what has been going on.
Folks put some
real bad words in for us to a couple of record companies. We got Geffen [Records]
asking us "what the hells wrong with you guys?", straight up like
"what the hells wrong with you guys, you know, were hearing a lot of
bad stuff. First were having good meetings and then all of a sudden
they asking us, "Hey, what's wrong with you guys, why does nobody want to
work with you?" and I'm like, okay that's what it is. You put it out
there that somebody is hard to work with, and they know you've already worked
with them, ain't nobody going to try and find out for themselves, they're going
to take your word on that.
Dubcnn: Aight, hows
your relationship with DJ Quik at the moment?
Sheist: I've always been cool with DJ Quik and I've never exchanged negative words
with him. I spoke to his manager, so as far as I know everything is good. It's
a shame that we had to come together on some bullshit like this, we could have
reunited through anything other than this. But me and Quik are cool.
So there's going to be no diss record to Damizza in the future then?
Sheist: Why would we waste our time?
Nune: This is Compton
and Inglewood man, its real shit. All that diss shit is some pumped-up-on-tv shit.
In Hip-Hop seriously, there's a few things that ain't cool to do, number one:
if you go back to the basics of Hip Hop, of rap you do not bite somebody's
style. See the world has made it legal to bite styles now. Number two; you do
not diss somebody that you do not plan on fucking up, period. So we going to do
no diss record, if its going to be a diss then its going to be one conversation
like Ice-T said, "See me on the street, see me fight. So diss me on
record, and it's a new thing starting tonight, Diss me on record, see me,
fight. Fuck that! All that is bullshit anyways. You don't see Garth Brooks
dissing no other country artists, you don't see Patty LaBelle dissing Aretha Franklin,
you don't see that. We need to get our music very much under accord, so fuck dissing.
If you've got a problem with somebody, you're always supposed to handle it out
of the eyes of the public. A diss record would just pump some shit up on this
cat, he's nobody man; he's over. He's a done deal; he's the Titanic, he's twenty
minutes into the sink, no bullshit!
Shade Sheist: *laugh*
That's real shit though, the last thing the West Coast needs right now is another
beef and lets just be real.. aint nobody checking for no Shade Sheist and
Mizza beef, that is no beef I mean really, wheres the competition
in that? Come on, you know how I get down, you know my credentials; you know I
will fuckin' rap circles around that man. But lets not sit here and linger
on the bullshit, because then we cant concentrate on the task at hand, which is
to put out quality music and ignore all the motherfucking haters that are going
to diss no matter what.
Nune: Most definitely. We do need
to get with Quik just to do another track, another hit. Like that last one "John
Doe", you know what I mean, Quik knows what's up, we don't need to get together
on no evil and sinister bullshit, we need to cut that out. The New West Coast
is about coming together, we know damn near everybody, we don't need to start
none of that stupid shit, because put it like this, ain't nobody no punk. If anybody
wanted to get anybody, then they could have gone and got them. Motherfuckers hit
me up all the time on the web like, "Nune, I seen you on Main Street, Nune,
I just seen you on Whoop De Whoop," if there was a problem and I started
some beef, that's when I would of got shot, when I didn't see them see me. I know
niggas from all over the place, Quik know niggas from all over the place, we need
to keep it together because in California man, it ain't too far; if you want to
find somebody. It don't take a quarters worth of gas to go and get them. Nobody
has got any gates up, everybody is wide open; so all that talking and nothing
happening, that's bullshit.
California is too wide open. So, while it's
open like that let's get it together and work as men, instead of as fucking
kids and lets lay some real shit down and show them how the West Coast really
rocks. The first drop yall heard was from Death Row [Records], you only heard
a few cats, you didn't even hear the whole West Coast, and those few cats still
to this day reign supreme, you cant say nothing about them you cant say
nothing about Dogg Pound, you can't say nothing about Snoop. Everybody who made
it big on Death Row [Records] has been making history, everybody; and that's some
real shit right there. Anyone that you want to talk about, Dr. Dre you
know; they're all from Death Row [Records]. You've got to understand that that's
the West; and when the West is at its best, the world is at its best. So thats
what were putting down man, were cutting out all the bull and all those
diss tracks, nah you are never going to hear that.
Sheist: Yeah, it would be ridiculous homie.
Nune: It would
be, it'd be going against everything we say we stand for.
Aight, moving on to your album I see its being released on 06/06/06, do
you feel this is a good day to release your album, because I know a lot of people
are releasing things on the same date?
It's a perfect day and let me tell you why. Most of you are probably going to
go out to Best Buy or wherever you buy your albums from. To get our release, all
you've got to do is jump on our website you don't even need to get up out
of your chair, and not only that, youre not going to be paying the same
amount that you will be paying for everybody else's album. We are well-known for
our five dollar releases. The album is free. You are paying for shipping and the
limited edition insert that we had an award-winning designer put together specifically
for this project, and its banging! I get e-mails daily asking who designed the
GTA3 artwork. So were giving you the bargain, I know that Ice Cube is dropping
on the 6th, but whatever that doesn't mean anything for what were
trying to do. Everyone knows that were dropping on the same date and everyone
knows how to get our album: www.putyourselfout.net.
It appeals to the competition too, we let them know that we aint scared of dropping
an album with yall, and were not signed were on that independent
grind. We learned from Too $hort, we learned from E-40 man, independent grind!
We learned from Eazy-E, true independence. Were going to put out records,
we cut the mixtape shit out. We threw a few original mixes on there and this is
now an official street album. Everybody else got backing from wherever they've
got backing, but were going to be in the streets just like them. It's going
to look like we've been promoted by Warner Brothers or something, because like
I told you, it's not hard to find nothing out here, everything is right there;
everything is right where you're at. All you've got to do is get there, and were
known for being in the streets and letting niggas know that, hey
were here to make money man, were here to work with everybody; were
here to do this. These albums that we got dropping are going to keep dropping.
We've got Eddie Kane Jr. coming out, we got The Conference
coming out, we've got some shit were doing with Brazil Street Records, I
hope to be doing some stuff with The Black Wallstreet soon, we got a lot of things
going on man. Were basically doing it like the South, who are just doing
what we (the WestCoast) used to do. Keepin the peace and collaborating. Showing
unity. Were coming with it.
Shade Sheist: Its crazy
to even think that we would be left pulling back pieces of something in which
we laid the groundwork for. We (the WestCoast) showcased this whole unity shit,
Caliofnia was the state that you looked at when you thought about unity among
a coast, because we did have our shit together at one point.. and that's when
everybody was basically trying to get down and be like Death Row artists, the
Snoops and the Pacs and The Doggpounds, and all the other artists that came with
heat. They made way for the Southern explosion to even manifest like that, a lot
of cats wouldn't be around if Tupac was still alive, and we all know that. Tupac
was a certain kind of recording artist, unlike any other recording artist and
he represented the West.
Dubcnn: What can we expect
from the new release? What will make this one stand out from the others?
Sheist: The music speaks for itself dog, its twenty two tracks of hot shit, period.
It's not a bunch of freestyling over other people's beats, we actually made new
songs. Yeah, you may recognize some of these beats, but some of em we flipped
and added elements to them. When you listen to our songs, you're going to forget
about the originals.
Nune: Yup, Yo-Yo and all them are
trying to get at us, they love them. All the mix show DJs, they want the radio
edits so they can get it out there and do their part of WestCoast promoting, just
respecting the West man, it's a movement were promoting here, everybody's
in on this. We've most definitely got an album, people usually just drop a mixtape
but don't really put nothing on the radio, so it doesnt get heard. Well,
we are dropping our shit to radio we're about to have the airwaves on lock.
We already got some DJs on board working with us and a few songs are going directly
to the radio, that means the push on the street album is going to be a little
bit bigger. Were really trying to get in a fight with the big boys on this
Dubcnn: Aight, what about the production,
is it all recycled beats or have you got any new beats?
Sheist: It's a mixture of everything you just said, some of the beats you have
heard before, but some of them haven't been heard like this. Were more than
just artists, we produce as well. We also had a team of producers on board, so
some of the stuff is going to sound very familiar to you, but with a twist of
WestCoast funk on it. We've got some EastCoast artists signed to our label, everybody
knows who Eddie Kane Jr. is. We just signed a new group called "The Conference,"
who are based over on the East, and they're getting down like us WestCoast artists.
The name of the album is "GTA3: Real West Coast Radio," and we called
it that because we want you to get an accurate account of where the WestCoast
is at, at this point and by the WestCoast, I'm talking about the new WestCoast,
I'm not talking about the West that's pretty much just a fuckin' graveyard. When's
the last time somebody released something out here that was significant other
than The Game? That shit is not like us; we used to reign supreme and now, we
get one release every so many months, and that's supposed to do us justice. Ain't
nobody checking for us over here because we're not checking for us, you know what
Every time we drop an album, everybody on the message boards want
to go and bootleg your shit, download your shit they don't want to go and
buy a copy of it. It's too easy to get this shit through piracy and all that,
and it's damaging. We come from a coast that is, like I say the capital
of hate, where cats will just hate on you simply because you're successful,
and what kind of shit is that? So I guess it comes with the territory; when youre
on top, get ready for people to try and come take you out because you are the
best of the best. And while everybody is over here talking about us, speaking
on us folks are out there thinking, "ay these cats right here must
be just tearing shit down", and the truth is, we are and that's why
cats are just so much at our throats right now, trying to keep us out of the limelight.
Because they know once we touch down again.. I've already been there so
for me, all I got to do is just touch it one more time and they know that I'm
going to hold on to it. Its just not even going to be funny anymore, especially
to the cats that showed their second face when things went dim.
Shade Sheist: You know "Put Yourself Out,"
that wasn't just some shit that we came up with out of nowhere, that statement
was directed to us and it was some shit that stuck. You know, if a motherfucker
tells you "ay, if you don't like it put yourself out," what's
some niggas from the hood going to say? "Ok.. we will do that shit!"
Nune: They were saying it like they were joking, but
this the real deal; that's how we really feel.
Ask all the producers who contributed to "Before The Waiting - Before The
Hating," when was the last time they talked to me and they should all tell
you not in forever. And if they don't, they're lying. I released that
album anyway, that's why that album is out in the streets right now. I got all
the releases that I needed and any of them that I didn't get I still got
em. You get what Im sayin? So we're not going to be held back, were
not here to talk about getting blackballed and all that shit because that shit
will never happen homie. We will never allow that shit to happen, that's why we
got this new release and this is the dawn of a new era. First we've got "GTA3"
dropping and then soon after, were dropping "Moving Units," our
group lp. That album will be all original shit, and it will be available in all
your local record stores. And of course on our website, www.PutYourselfOut.net,
you can get any of our releases at any given time, twenty four hours a day and
we've got the best prices on the net.
let them know that the award-winning graphic designer S.Dot will soon be available
to hook up your shit too! Put Yourself Out!
Cool, is the album going to be strictly for online purchase or in the shops as
Shade Sheist: "GTA3" will be available
on our site twenty four seven like I said, but we will also be hitting all the
mom and pop record stores around the Southern California area, including all the
VIP's. If you have any requests of any stores that you would like us to get product
in, all you have to do is hit us up through the website and send us the name and
address of the store. We will most definitely hit them up and supply them.
We'll be there in person.
Shade Sheist: Yeah, the point
of all this is the next album called "Moving Units". We called it that
because last year we moved over 172,000 units by hand, that means we actually
put those jewel cases together, we shrink-wrapped those motherfuckers ourselves
and we put em in all those postal envelopes and took them in big ass boxes to
the post office every Friday, until we moved 172,000. Our goal was 100,000, but
we went 72,000 over that; so were in good shape. I'm expecting a good year
this year and so we wear shirts that say "Rich In '06" on them, because
that's what it is homie. We've got a lot of shit going on right now and its moving.
If you want to order any projects we've released, you know how to reach us, www.PutYourselfOut.net.
We got albums, dvds, streets albums, soon to have clothing all that! Hit
us up even if you've just got a demo of yourself and you don't know what to do
with it, we'll show you the secret of putting yourself out because its not hard,
its just motherfuckers out here don't want to help nobody.
Yeah, and ya'll be looking out for that book too, "How To Put Yourself Out",
the book is coming!
Shade Sheist: Most definitely.
Is it all distributed by yourselves or do you have help?
Sheist: By hand, its all distributed by hand, we should call it By Hand Distribution
because we package all of that shit ourselves. It's a lot of work man you
count up a hundred and something thousand copies of anything and put them in several
stacks and try to package all that shit up to go and take it to the post office
and you'll feel what I'm saying, it's a grass roots movement right here.
Man, we had to hire people; we had homies just come over and blaze a blunt; that's
your reward, just package these up. I know some of yall got a package and it had
a little weed kernel in it, but hey it ain't my fault! *laugh*. That's
our packaging plant, that's how we roll, but boy I'm telling you, we had a good
time last year just putting them things together. Having everybody get out there
during the BET awards, shit, every award show we showed up and put some
real promotions out there.
Shade Sheist: Yup, that's how
we were able to move 50,000 of "Before The Hating, Before The Waiting",
and Nune moved about the same, 50,000 of "N.U.N.E.TIME" Thats
strictly off of us going to the BET awards last year and hitting up all of Hollywood.
I mean everybody who was out there got a copy of either the album or they got
a copy of the club card that basically lead you to the site where you could order
the album for free; and everybody wanted it, I mean who wouldnt want a free
album that was actually good?
Nune: We've got
more than just a mixtape to move; we've got a street album, we've got a retail
album; we've got a lot of new shit coming we even got PYO Comedy.
You ain't got to be signed man, you just got to be hot; that's our whole slogan.
You do not have to be with who it is, you just got to be what it sounds like.
You've got to be hot man, and if you're not hot; then everything your label puts
behind you as a big company or whatever, ain't going to work, no way. It's like
a testing ground over here, pre-production. If this works, then shit your
contract is going to be crazy, but if this doesn't work then you can go ahead
and get you a job with us.
Dubcnn: So they
just hit you up on your website if they want to get in touch with you?
Sheist: We started that website about five years ago, and that's why we called
it PutYourselfOut.net, because the key of it is exactly what it says and I'm going
to keep pressing it until its embedded into everybody's head. All you got to do
is put yourself out homie, you don't have to sign to no major. If you've got the
determination and you've got a quality product, we can show you the formula that
you need to know to sell to your core audience. People are out here with this
false sense of reality that you've got to go platinum, or go gold but if
youre just starting off, then you don't even know that many people. So discover
who your core audience is. I know that my core audience is well over 150,000 people,
and that's not international, that's domestic. So as long as I can continue to
sell to those 150,000 people each time I drop something then that's a nice chunk
of change right there. All you've got to do is take the cost of the unit, and
multiply that by 150,000. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this shit
Nune: And were going to keep on doing it again and
again and again, because that Eddie Kane Jr. album boy.. ya'll in trouble! And
Shades new shit, man, I'm telling you; the new album is coming, and we've
got some real heat! And with radio getting behind this movement, its going
to be a great Summer.
Shade Sheist: Cats recognize us,
cats feel us. These fools out in the streets may have showed their asses to us,
but the niggas that count stayed true from the gate are still there, and I could
probably count them on one hand, but that's what happens when niggas get too successful;
there's always somebody out there that wants to see you doing something else than
what you are doing. But as far as us, were not going to let that shit ride,
you know? We've got a new single jumping off this month; you'll be hearing it
on your favorite radio stations real soon, you can mark my words on that, its
Dubcnn: So what is the order of
future PYO releases?
Shade Sheist: First were
dropping GTA3, next is the group album, Movin Units, thats Nune
and myself, and then Nune will drop "Nune And The Gang", his sophomore
solo album. Directly after that, which will probably be around the fourth quarter
of this year, I will be dropping my new album which is currently untitled and
nearly finished. After that Eddie Kane Jr., then The Conference.
Its just drop after drop after drop after drop, of that good good
music. If you liked the first album then youre going to love the rest of
Dubcnn: Who would you both like to
work with as far as artists and producers in the future?
Sheist: Um, the only artist that I have yet to record with is Jigga Man, Jay-Z.
As far as producers, you know I'm going to say Dr.Dre. I would love to get back
in the studio and crank out some more hits with Dre, but as far as anybody else,
im cool just fuckin with my inner circle because our current roster right now
is just unfuckwithable period. Myself, I'm unfuckwithable, my new shit
youre not even ready for it. Nune's shit has come so far along that Ill
just let the album speak for itself, when it drops you will hear what I'm talking
about. Eddie Kane Jr., in just a year has become a terror, he's blowing up
everybody knows who Eddie Kane Jr. is, strictly off of his grass roots grind.
So outside of my camp, I'ma say Jay-Z and Dr.Dre, and if anybody else wants to
get into the mix then we can do the damn thing, but you've got to be talented!
I'm not getting on another wack ass song, I'm sorry but I just cant do it no more.
Nune: Hell yeah.
If you want us to get on your shit homie, step your shit up to the level that
our shit is on. And if it ain't on our level, don't even ask me for no hook; no
verse, no nothing because I make too much money doing this shit, I'm not about
to get on no wack shit. That was my New Years resolution stop getting
on wack niggas shit so.. that's what it is. So if you were planning on asking
me to get on a song or whatever, I'm down for it for the right price.. but the
song has got to be dope. You could offer me a million dollars right now but don't
play me no wack shit.. I will shock you with my reaction.
Hell yeah, a nigga like me I would like to work with everybody from Compton.
Dre, Quik, 6Mill, shit it goes on and on. Even MC Eiht man, because niggas
are sleeping on Eiht man. Come on now. Him and DJ Quik, those niggas are hard
man. I want to bring the whole Compton City Committee together, Dre on a track,
Quik on a track. Just get all these stars and put out a hell of an album, that's
been my dream since I heard DJ Quik's underground shit, *singing* "Make my
dick feel good!" and Brown Eyed Momma, I still roll to that shit.
Man ya'll don't even know, I got some cuts on DJ Quik that keeps the vibe right
man, where ya'll been? I just want to do something with the whole Compton Committee,
and we've got to have a few tracks from R.Kelly.
. Bobby Brown you can't
ever forget about Bobby Brown.
Shade Sheist: Yeah, what's
up to my dawg Bobby Brown!
Nune: Bobby Motherfuckin Brown!
Sheist: Yeah, I saw him like two weeks ago he was shooting his reality
show over in Hollywood and I got the chance to meet him. Dude right there is a
legend, dawg. He's on my myspace top 8 right now because dude right there is a
real nigga. A real nigga will actually stop and talk to you and put something
into your brain that you can use to get ahead. I appreciate all these cats like
Bobby Brown, these legendary cats that have been putting it down in music since
day one, Teddy Riley and all them, real niggas.
Hell yeah, my nigga Problem just gave us some shout outs; I just saw that shit
on the internet, Problem, boy.. He's another Compton cat; ya'll get ready for
him, its going to be on. He aint even from our label, it's just that we've got
love like that; if you've got love for us then we've got love for you. I'm going
to shout you out like you shout us out.
Aight, have you any plans to release any of the material that you have recorded
that you might have in the vault? Do you have any tracks with DPG?
Sheist: I got a lot of shit that I did with Kurupt, I don't know what's going
to make it dog, because I was put in a unique situation where I recorded a whole
lot of shit, but I recorded it under the umbrella of a company who I just don't
want nothing to do with anymore. So if it means letting go of all of those smashes
in order to get to that point, I'm willing to do it. I'm willing to start over
with a fresh, clean slate, which I've pretty much done, so as far as unreleased
jewels in the vault, I don't know.
Nune: What about those
Y.A niggas? We fuck with them!
Shade Sheist: Yeah definitely
my niggas from Y.A., Youth Authority. Tri-Star, Bizzle, Slo Stallone, Roscoe.
I had started a project with Y.A, I was in the middle of an album with Jayo Felony.
I was working on projects with everybody from the West, my machine was well oiled
and running and then everything went into a complete dead stop and I had to put
a hold on all that shit. But I don't know, we'll see what happens. You can definitely
expect some collaborations with The Dogg Pound because those are my niggas, Daz
and Kurupt, I always big them up because they did the same for me. You know it's
California Love. Y.A, my niggas didn't change face when shit got dirty for a nigga.
Niggas stayed around and said don't worry about that shit, keep your head up and
keep your mind on that music, because at the end of the day that's what it all
comes down to.
Dubcnn: Has there been any beats in the past that
you wish you had personally used but then heard on the radio at a later date recorded
by another artist?
Shade Sheist: Well, I can't say
that because if we like the beat, we'll rap on it and you'll get another street
album. I will tell you an interesting story though that kind of fits the question.
I used to work with Johnny J, and everybody knows who Johnny J is, one of 2pac's
"All Eyez On Me" producers, the infamous Johnny J. I used to work with
him when I was about fourteen, fifteen years old and I had access to some
of those All Eyez On Me tracks that 2pac ended up using. They were
given to me as tracks to practice writing to and to record on my little 8-Track
recorder I had, and I wrote a whole bunch of songs to those beats. I still got
some of them on cassette tape, but I wish that I could of used some of those,
because after All Eyez On Me dropped, that shit was fuckin' ridiculous homie
I had heard all of those tracks before and it was just amazing to hear what Pac
did with them.
Dubcnn: So they were just given
to you as test beats so to speak?
Shade Sheist: Pretty
much. He would be like try this beat out and see what you come up with,
I was perfecting my craft at this time. I was an up and comer, under a whole different
stage name Even back in the day I was doing my damage on radio with my
little songs and shit, I was killing the game dog. Most people don't even know
I had a career before Shade Sheist - I've been doing this for a long
time. But, I did work with Johnny J and he used to always look out for me
he always hit me with nice beats. I used to work with Ronnie King, who plays fuckin'
ridiculous keys, H Bomb - Howie Hersh, from the days of BBD.. I worked with some
real talented cats. Teddy Riley, Ill bring his name up again I'm
talking about some real producers that I worked with, people that actually know
how to produce records, not just make beats.
I know Lil-Eazy-E did a track with Johnny J for his new album that's coming out.
Sheist: I'm sure its dope because I find it hard to believe that Johnny J has
lost his touch. You don't lose that kind of touch right there; its not something
that's given to you.. and he has it man, he's dope. I just ran into Ronnie King
on myspace, myspace is a motherfucker man.
You ran into Ronnie King?
Shade Sheist: Yeah,
I ran into Ronnie King on Myspace that shit is crazy man, I'm going to
holla at dude and see what's up because he plays the hell out of some keys. Him
and Howie Hersh man, together its ridiculous, if we get together with them
to do some new shit homie, it's a done deal and you can mark my words on that.
H Bomb produced on my first album, "Informal Introduction", he had a
lot to do with the production on that one. Informal [Introduction] is still a
classic record, everybody knows what happened with the MCA deal so therefore we
didn't get to shoot off the way that we wanted to. But your boys are back in full
effect, and were here to win it; our time has arrived and you will be seeing
way too much of us.
Aight, do you have any plans for a GTA4 after GTA3 has dropped?
Sheist: Oh, of course. GTA is the only outside project that we drop, it's the
only real side project that we've ever done and been associated with, so we will
never stop the GTA franchise as long as the people want it. The first two did
tremendously well, I expect the third one to be the biggest one of them all; and
if everything goes as planned of course, there will be a GTA4, 5, and so
on. Just like R.Kelly did "Trapped In The Closet", we can get up to
Nune: You know when they order GTA3
they go back and get GTA2, and then they go back and get GTA to have the 3-pack.
Shade Sheist: Theyre going to come back
and get 1 and 2, and they're going to get reminded of how dope we were even back
in the day and its going to pump them up to get the new album which drops
this summer, "Moving Units". Were working with some hot ass producers,
Bionik from Beat Science and XL Middleton, which I know is another one of the
questions, "Do we fuck with XL Middleton?", hell yeah. XL Middleton
and Beat Science are two of only 4 producers on this project.
We fuck with "F Major".
Shade Sheist: We fuck
with "F Major", yup. We fuck with "Large Money Entertainment",
you know what I mean?
Dubcnn: Aight, what advice
can you give to people trying to come up in the game?
& Nune: Put Yourself Out *laugh*
Shade Sheist: Put
Yourself Out homie, don't be sitting back sulking, wondering what the fuck happened
to your career and what's good with it man, just put yourself out because ain't
nobody going to help you, dudes today don't have hearts like that to steer nobody
in the right direction, they want to see you succeed only to a certain point where
they know that you wont pass them and that's all they're going to give you up
to that point. So the only way youre going to figure this shit out is to
learn through yourself, learn through experience and put your own self out, don't
sign no contract with the devil and sign your soul away and then youre stuck
for fuckin' ten albums and you know damn well that you ain't dropping no ten albums
you know what I mean? Dont get yourself put into some legally binding contract
where you sign up with some producers and sign a production deal and then all
of a sudden you can't sign no deal because they own your ass, get your business
straight first and foremost before you even put your mouth next to a microphone,
get your business straight.
Nune: So come to the site,
we've got Put Yourself Out Legal Tips, we can help you on your whole trial
everything you need from A all the way to the Z, we can help you put yourself
out. That's what the book is about, to show people that those "How To"
industry books are whatever. Check this out, this is how you really do it.. If
you get out there and grind, its just like anything else, if you buy some land
and you get out there with your family and you build your house, awh man
ya'll got paper. But if youre trying to buy a house with no paper to your
name, you've got to pay somebody to build it. It's always best to do it yourself.
Shade Sheist: Real shit, or you could look at it this
way, do you want a penny for every album that you sell or do you want a couple
of dollars? Because I know that I don't want no pennies, I'm good on the pennies.
Nune: Exactly, were now putting people out
we've got Hands On Management, there's a lot going on right now. So
if people want to get put out and don't know how to do it or they need some fresh
tracks and need a new street album to see if they can really do it, I suggest
they come to the site and use the services.
Sheist: Yup, and look out for that new clothing line too, we've got a new clothing
line jumping off and we've got cartoons and video games that we're working on
right now too look out for all that, PYO is in effect!
Tight. Okay, well that's just about it for the questions but have you got any
last words for the fans before you go?
Nune: Put Yourself
Shade Sheist: Look out for that new album that's
dropping today, GTA3: Real West Coast Radio, it's a hot ass album; I don't need
to pump it up anymore, its pretty much going to speak for itself, so if you know
somebody who owns it, they will be telling you to buy your own copy because they
wont be letting you borrow theirs, I guarantee that, its that hot so look
out for that. "Movin Units" will be coming this summer; a new album
from Nune will be dropping, a new album from myself, a new album from Eddie Kane
Jr. and The Conference. We're in effect dog, you know the website, you know how
to reach us and everybody will soon be feeling the power of everything that we're
Nune: On all the radio stations!
Sheist: All the radio stations, the new single is dropping this month, so as soon
as you hear it, make sure ya'll start requesting it. I want to give a shout out
to my dog Pharoah, we put together a PYO Private Party a couple of weeks ago,
shit was a huge success everybody showed up from Atlantic, Warner Bros
and even G-Unit came through, so we're doing it real major.
Hell yeah, and a shoutout to my nigga Vito, Judge Ito, Big Fase, The Game, and
all those niggaz from Compton. West Up.
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