So, tell the people what is Choppa working on right now?
Just working on the new mixtape "M.O.E 4." I put it out on the 22nd of October and it already got like 300,000 downloads. I got the hottest mixtape in the streets right now. I was just at the BET Awards and my mixtape was buzzin all over the place. Chopper's out here grinding man, I haven't gone no where.
So M.O.E. is the new label, right? Tell us a little bit about that
Yeah, that's my company. I founded it with a good partner of mine, god rest his soul, Pretty Black. He was out in Cali and I went out to Oakland and he told me "without no money, you can't have nothing in this world, god is the only one who got it all but he's not on this Earth, we on this Earth. Money rules the world out here. It's Money Over Everything." That's the concept of M.O.E. It's Money Over Everything. He ended up getting killed and I just kept the movement and the label going and it's been buzzing. I got a good team with me, I got people on my team that's part of big situations, big labels, so you know I'm buzzing baby. You're gonna hear from us soon.
Do you still keep in touch with anyone from Da Band?
I talk to Freddy every once in a while. Babs, I talk to Babs like twice a month. I talk to Sarah like once a month. I don't really see them as my family, I see that as a situation that we were all in for the time being to be there for a learning experience and I learned what I needed to learn. At the end of the day, I really don't discuss nothing related with them because it was a race and we all still in the same race. It was an experiemnt honestly. I would say the experiment went pretty good for the time being, I mean, we sold our platinum records. It Didn't work out because we really didn't know each other like that. It wasn't family over there. It was each person doing what they needed to do to get where they needed to go, we weren't really band members.
I saw a video of you saying you got some beef with E. Ness. Tell us about that
I mean, I don't really got no beef with the dude. It went back to the whole band situation, he kind of envied me. Since he envied me, he would be telling people things and the people he was telling would come back to me like "Ness said this, Ness said that." I guess real recognize real. The things they were telling me are things that only Ness would know. I got tired of it and got tired of him throwing my dick in the dirt. I'm doing my thing out here, people prefer me over him. You came from the same experiment as I did, how you gonna hate on me? Don't hate on me because I'm doing better, don't put your own people down. I don't ever have nothing bad to say about nobody because I don't care. If it's not in my lane and doesn't have anything to do with me, I don't care.
What do you think about the Hip-Hop game right now?
It's all bullshit to me. At the end of the day, when someone has "hip-hop beef" or has words with each other and they see each other, they walk right past each other. It's just a big smoke screen man. There's only a couple real niggas in this game and I'm one of them. If I got words with somebody, when I see you I'm gonna knock you out. You ain't really worth the trouble going back and forth with on records. I'm trying to get money. I'm about what I say and I do what I say because I have no other choice. That's all I know, that's how I was raised.
I heard you got some kind of deal with Cash Money/Young Money, what's going on with that?
Baby [Birdman] got me out of the Bad Boy and Diddy situation. I was going to go and sign with Cash Money but I chose not to because growing up, I knew their reputation. Why would I go put myself in another situation like Bad Boy when I can go start my own label, do what I got to do and get my own money. I got love for Weezy and Baby and them boys, they still my family because we all grew up together but I don't want another situation where the money is going back in another niggas' pocket before mine.
How's your relationship with Lil Wayne, did you know him when you were in New Orleans?
Of course I knew Wayne. We ain't the tightest in the world because Wayne is in his own world, which I can respect. Wayne was the type who grew up with money. He had a deal since he was 11 years old. I got mine when I was 17. I been known these boys and when I say I know them, I know them. We all grew up together. When we see each other, it's always love though. Mack Maine, I'm very good friends with Mack Maine; Curren$y, Tezz, I knew every last one of them boys before this rap shit.
Where do you get the influence for your music?
My two beautiful daughters. My kids and the real niggas that surround me and believe in my movement. People believe that we can do this. My niggas and my kids is who I do this for.
Well thanks for talking to us man, any last shoutouts?
Shout outs to hiphopgame.com, good looking on the interview. Everyone supporting the whole M.O.E movement. Get ready for this album its called "Cash M.O.E" and shout outs to my boy Mazzarati Rick, TZ, Stack$, Sobe Live…all that…R.I.P to all my niggas man, I lost a lot of niggas this year…we gonna keep doing this; we young, we fly, we rich and we trying to get to billionaire status.
How can the fans get a hold of your music?
You can get all my mixtapes from datpiff.com, the official MySpace is www.myspace.com/officialyoungcity