good. I'm just out here working, promoting my own music. I'm running up
on people, force-feeding them these CD's like crack.
my little spot, I've moved 400 to 500 units hand to hand. Between the
team and I we're looking at 1000 so far. I'm trying to take it elsewhere.
I haven't really reached outside of VA yet. I got it on my MySpace page
too, so we're getting some hits on there. The streets are loving it. I'm
getting a lot of good support from it. A lot of kids are feeling it and
the vibe I'm bringing back.
title Bad News Born?
let me start off by saying no disrespect to Bad News, VA. I got a lot
of people out there. I'm from the Dirty Berg (Fredricksburg, Virginia).
What I'm saying is if you fuck with me, I'm going to bring you bad news.
If you ain't with me, you're against me, and that's bad news. This is
just some gritty music. It's all hard, barbaric music. It's barbarian
ever get criticized for being too hard?
Yeah, I get
that sometimes. They say I'm one-dimensional. That's the kind of music
I love to put out. I never released an album. I'm working on the album
now, but it's going to be rowdy music. I love that hard shit. That's what
I love to do, but don't ever think that's all the kid can do. I can do
whatever these corny-ass rappers do, but I don't do that "Laffy Taffy"
and Move" is a dope track. What'd you want to give people with that?
a vibe and the reputation I had out here at one time, sticking people
for their shit and taking their drugs and money. "Stick and Move"
is about getting it and going. If I don't have it, I'm going to get it
and keep it moving. We actually just did the remix for "Stick and
Move." Shout out to Ill Bill and Killa Sha. The new beat with the
new lyrics is crazy.
it working with Ill Bill and Killa Sha?
It was real
good. The whole idea for the remix actually came from Sha. One of my DJ
friends, DJ Xcell at Future Flavas, is good friends with Sha. Sha was
feeling it so much that he actually put his own verse on the original.
My DJ, DJ Rerok said, Let's do a remix and sent it to Ill Bill. Rok has
been hitting Bill with some beats from our in-house producer Sketchman.
That's what started the relationship. We asked Bill to get on there and
there it is, boom. It's good. It's real good. Big ups to Dox One for bringing
the heat on the remix.
have a good relationship with Domingo. What are you guys doing?
my dude right there. Big shouts out to Domingo. Domingo is currently shopping
my music around. We won't talk too much on that now. Domingo is extended
family of OK Kid Entertainment. He does his thing. He's got my back and
I got his. He gives me crack music. He's worked with the legends and I'm
honored that he's eager to work with me. He's worked with the best in
the industry. Domingo's a good dude and he has a good heart. He's looking
out for me.
it working with the Ranjahz?
I bugged out with them years ago. They were actually on my first release,
Fuck You, Pay Me. We did a couple joints. Rerok has a good relationship
with them. We got a banger on my new mixtape called "Blood Brothers."
They're good peoples. We just got up a few weeks ago and went to the clubs
in DC. They're just good dudes and they're hungry. They're keeping their
name out in the streets. You have to respect them.
been out of jail for a year. Any plans for going back?
You never plan to go to jail! I guess sometimes you do things
been out for a year and I'm on the way to see the PO now. I have to go
there three times a week to piss in a cup. They put me in these classes
I have to go to every week. I have to pay for those. It's all about money.
Whenever you need something out here, sometimes it's hard not to do things.
Some people try to put you on that path to go back to jail. I'm trying
to keep my nose clean, literally. I'm trying to concentrate on this music
which is why Rerok plays an important part of my life. Shouts out to Rerok.
told me one time that Friday night is a Born Unique holiday. What's a
Friday night like for you?
Oh man! I
party from one Friday to the next Friday. Bar fights, hookers, wiling
out. I'm out there living the crazy life. I'm trying to calm down. I just
love to let loose, man. It's kind of hard because I don't have major financial
backing in this music so it's kind of hard to stay focused. Sometimes
it's like, Fuck this rap shit and I go out and party-hardy like Aerosmith
and Def Leopard.
played your tracks on his radio show. How did that feel?
crazy. I had done this joint over a Primo track for another DJ, DJ Chubb.
Rerok also sent Preem the same joint with some different adlibs over it,
shouting out Primo's radio show. I don't have the XM or Sirius radio,
so I never heard that shit. I asked Primo if he got it and he said he
played it. Sketchman recorded the show and sure enough I heard the shit
on there. That was crazy. Then me and Rerok are in New York City a week
later. I had gone up there to record with Jojo Pellegrino and Little Vic.
We had just got into the city and Peter Agoston hit us up. He's Sadat
X's DJ. He said Sadat X had a show with Papoose. We slid through and were
backstage and Primo was there. He said he was feeling the music and to
keep sending him joints. I would love to get a Primo track. That's every
MC's dream. I'm going to continue to keep my name out there and hopefully
we can poli on some music.
your album coming?
I got mad
songs. I'm not just recording ten songs and saying, Here's the album.
So far we have 40-plus songs that can be on the album. We're keeping a
lot of the collabos for the album. There's a variety of stuff. It's still
that gutterball-goon shit. I also got this chick T Sky from VA. I got
a couple songs with her where she's doing her thing. I did a collabo with
Pellegrino and Kool G. Rap. There's a few other collabos we're saving
for the album.
going independent with the album?
I want. We're looking to get more of a label deal than just a regular
deal. That's what I want. Time is moving and I'm getting older. I need
to do something soon or go back to school. If this rap shit isn't going
to pay my bills I need something to fall back on besides this street shit.
you think of the Virginia hip-hop scene right now?
talent in VA that I know of. There's all different types of music. You
have your East Coast dudes out here, your Midwest dudes out here, your
West Coast dudes out here, and your crunk kids out here. I call it the
Middle East. It's the melting pot. We don't have a strong sound like Atlanta
does or New York does, so kids have a mixture of all different types of
things. One thing I can say about the artists out here is there isn't
a lot of unity. A lot of cats hate on each other out here. I got love
for it but at the same time I see things that can definitely be improved
upon. I try to do what I can to keep the state going and add more of a
voice so we get a bigger opportunity. We have to stick together and grow.
been over a year now since E-Skummy's murder. What do you remember about
I just remember
the vibe when E-Skummy was around. It was always cool. I always had a
good time with him. There was never no bullshit. We did what we did. Rest
in Peace to E-Skummy. I miss him a lot and I know a lot of others miss
him too. I know he's looking down on us. Everything happens for a reason
but it's still hard. I know he sees us doing it and I know that makes
him happy. I know he sees us doing our shit and he's happy. I'll never
forget him. E-Skummy, Rest in Peace.
next for you?
As we speak
I'm about to go see this PO and piss in the cup for this bitch. Then I'm
going to go get me something to eat and write something tonight. Musically
I'm still in the stu, just writing. I'm working on Bad News Born Part
2 and the album. Like I said, Domingo's shopping me so we're going to
see how that goes. I'm still doing me.
you want to say to everybody?
reading the interview. Thanks for supporting the kid if you support me.
If you don't, thanks for reading it anyways. Even if you hate me, I know
you read the interview, cocksuckers. Keep supporting the kid and I'm going
to keep on doing what I do.
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