Safety has been out for a week now. How's it doing for you?
good. It did all right the first week. There wasn't that much promotion
for it so it did all right. After my commercials run it should do way
better. It did good for not having no promotion. I'm an overachiever so
I'm never satisfied.
Safety come out the way you wanted it too?
I don't think they shipped enough copies. They treated it like a mixtape
and I treated it like an album. Musically, it came out just like I wanted
it to. At the end of the day I can't complain because Broken Safety is
something I did three years ago. It was supposed to come out like a mixtape.
The people heard it a year ago and liked it. I'm happy that something
I put together like this is on the radar like this.
ever get frustrating waiting to come out?
was real hard. Because I'm one of the newest Diplomats, it's almost like
there's a waiting list and I'm at the bottom. I've done a lot of features
on other Diplomats' albums. It feels like it's enough waiting already.
I still don't have that "come-out album" feeling. It's like
a Snickers bar - you're never satisfied.
handled most of the production on Broken Safety. Who is he?
in-house producer. He runs Beat Club. It's like Fight Klub where the producers
go at it with their MPC's and they battle on the beats. He runs that so
I already know what he's about.
Juelz aren't on the album but JR and Freekey are. How do you decide which
Diplomats to get on your project?
ways. Sometimes you hear certain songs that sound like Juelz would be
perfect on it or it'd be perfect for Hell Rell. Other times you walk in
a session and hear something hot and just spit a verse.
the Sam Scarfo diss on Broken Safety. You guys have a history. What's
going on with you and Sam today?
little outdated to me. Around the time I did it, like two years ago, he
mentioned my name on Smack and I didn't like dude saying my name. It wasn't
in good context. A lot of people were calling me. It was outdated. It
seems like I still got beef with him but it's whatever.
going on between you and Loon today?
new Sam Scarfo. Every year I have a new archenemy. He's the No. 1 dude
on the kufi list.
happened between the two of you in the barber shop?
was I was getting a line and prior to the incident I hadn't even seen
homeboy for a couple of years. I had no reason to be ready for anything.
I was in the barbershop getting a line and homeboy tried to snake me with
something. I got up, beat him up, threw him in a chair and shit. He had
to go to the hospital for his pinky. He ran. I finished getting my line.
He tried to grab a shovel and shit. That's it. He ran.
had any contact with Loon since then?
Nope. I haven't
seen him. He called up Hot97. I called up and shut it down.
Loon to come at you? Does he have problems with Jim Jones?
I heard a
lot of stories about him like he's doing bad. I guess he wanted to make
a statement like a cry for help, like an "I'm not soft" type
see this situation escalating?
on the "Sam Scared" track that you would "kill Tru Life
and put it on MTV."
got taken out of context. That track is two years old. I wasn't talking
to Tru Life. I was talking about the show on MTV called "True Life."
Around that time they were walking around taping me. They were going to
do an episode. That's what I was referring to. It's one of those coincidence
types of things. It's whatever. I'm not going to cop a plea for nothing.
I have to tell it like it is. I was going at Sam Scarfo. Tru Life hasn't
said anything about me.
crazy though since Tru Life and Jim Jones have problems.
A lot of
people are coming at us because we're the No. 1 dudes. If you get to a
certain point and nobody's coming at you, I guess you're really not at
that point. Every hero has a villain. Tru Life happens to be one of those
villains. Loon happens to be one of those villains. It's nothing personal.
I'm happy to have some villains.
of people say Dip Set is fake. How do you respond to those comments?
I don't know.
They have to break it down how we're fake. What defines fake? What defines
real? They say we're not in the hood. That's not true. They can't say
we're not in the clubs. That's not true. We're on the road too. That's
just something to say. They're talking because they got lips.
who don't know, how did you originally get down with the Diplomats?
is a little easier than everybody else's. I lived on Cam's block, 140th
and Lennox, in the same building. We were destined to meet up. I was that
nigga spitting fire on my block.
the next move for 40 Cal?
I'm about to put out the Broken Safety DVD. That's crazy. That's my own
project. I might sell it to somebody or I might put it out myself independently.
I have Fight Klub footage. I have the interview from the same barbershop
I had the fight in. It's going down.
you want to say to everybody?
everything you hear and half of what you see. Go by what you know. On
that note, y'all niggas know 40 Cal is in the position to be everybody's
favorite rapper. Whether it's Fight Klub or any other shit, know I'm doing
my thing. When you hear "40" know some hot shit's coming after
that. Dip Set.