You cancelled our interview the other night because you forgot you had to take your girl out to dinner. With your new diet, how hard is it for you to eat out today?
It’s not that hard. There’s vegetarian stuff on every menu. You can eat vegetarian at Pizza Hut if you want to.
How hard has it been cutting out the bad food and trying to eat healthy?
Well, I mean, it’s been the hardest struggle in the world. With me being Black and Latino, our national dishes are always involving chicken and something fried. You know, it’s pretty much things that you ain’t supposed to have when you’re on a diet or trying to lose weight. So it’s been all the trouble in the world in all actuality. I’ve faced my biggest demons by trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I’ve lost 62 pounds so far. I still crave chicken and other foods, I just don’t do it.
When you first told me about your diet, I didn’t think that you would take it this seriously. I’m impressed with what you’ve done.
You know what happened was I had to learn how to balance everything. See, what it is is you could diet all day and as long as you want but if you’re still drinking Grey Goose, it’s not going to do a thing. I haven’t had a drink except for a few sips of champagne on New Year’s but I don’t think that did anything. But I haven’t had any vodka or anything straight up since September 8.
You know, I just had to really dig deep and get inside myself. I knew there were a lot of non-believers. I locked in September because I was still dieting and working out but I was still drinking and doing the stupid shit. I really locked in in September. I realized that a lot of my weight had to do with liquor. That’s not to say that liquor was fattening but I ate after I drank. I cut out liquor completely and I’m just trying to keep it up.
Have you been eating more organic foods as well?
I’m eating mainly soybeans and tofu. I don’t think they have organic tofu and organic soybeans. I’m not eating purely organic. For instance, if I’m at the supermarket and I’m looking at some bananas, I don’t insist or force that it’s organic but for the most part, when I eat my little supplements for meat, which are soybeans or tofu, I don’t see if it’s organic. But at the end of the day, man, organic food is good but I don’t see the big difference in the fruits and the vegetables.
How have your workouts been lately?
Honestly it’s a 360 for me. I couldn’t do one pull-up at first and right now I’m hitting six, seven, eight, nine, ten all clean. I could do five sets or ten sets. I’m hitting them clean and I’m doing at least a minimum of 100 push-ups and 50 dips and 100 sit-ups. It’s going to actually set into my body hopefully later on because I’m going to stick with it. And it’s shocking my body. At the same time I’m trying to have a good body by summertime so I’ll go in a little more.
When 50 Cent dropped his “In Da Club” video a lot of rappers turned to bodybuilding and steroids but there wasn’t an emphasis on being healthy. Do you think you can be one of the rappers that sends a healthy message to other rappers and fans?
Yeah. Honestly, for me, people know that I’m a pretty erratic type of character. I’m pretty way out there and I’m pretty non-disciplined so if I can get disciplined then yeah, I honestly believe it’s going to have an impact on the rap community. Let alone if I even gain muscles the people are definitely going to be like, ‘Wow, if N.O.R.E. could do it anybody could do it.’ I’m not known for having a great body or being the most disciplined person out there but I can do it then I definitely believe it’s going to spread throughout the hip-hop nation. If he could do it why can’t anybody?
Have you ever surprised yourself with how out there you can be at times?
Yeah. In particular the situation that made me stop drinking was when it was September 6. That was my birthday. I had bought mad bottles for some odd reason. I didn’t drink on my birthday until I got to the club. I went to the club, drank and went to sleep. I woke up the next day and had mad bottles. I had one bottle and was just running around my building just begging anybody to come and drink with me. “Come drink with me! Hey, come drink with me!” I just looked at myself like, ‘Maybe this is not the right thing to do.’ And I haven’t had a sip of Grey Goose since.
How could anyone say no to drinking with N.O.R.E?
Absolutely, but you know, when you’re trying to get the pool boy drunk while he’s on duty, it’s a little out there. (laughs) You got the pool boy trying to save lifes and I’m trying to give him shots of Grey Goose. It doesn’t really mix.
I’m sure anyone drowning would understand.
(laughs) Well he didn’t get fired, so it’s cool then.
No doubt. The CNN Channel 10 album has been pushed a few times. Why is that?
Well, basically, man, we are the label this time. It’s not like it’s the distribution company saying that they want it to come out this date and we want it to come out another date. I feel, bottom line, that it’s not ready to come out. The music is ready but we need to have a single buzzing on the radio. We have that with “Rotate” right now. That was obviously a N.IO.R.E. single by itself but I put Capone on it to make it more set and it turned into a CNN record.
We have our “Talk to Me Big Time Part 2” single produced by The Increidbles. Now is the time. The album has been done but it’s just like, at the end of the day, we can’t just rely on our hardcore hip-hop fans. We want to rely on everybody who likes to hear music on the radio and buy ringtones as well as the hardcore hip-hop fan.
Capone seems to be missing from a lot of interviews. Why is he so hard to find?
I mean, you know, at the end of the day, people grow and they grow as separate individuals. Right now I’ve grown to honestly and actually love the internet. I think that he respects the internet but he’s not at a stage where he’s loving it. He’s about two weeks away from loving it. Maybe he’ll wake up a little bit more but right now I’m at a stage where I can speak to HipHopGame and if this is a video interview then not only will HipHopGame post it but other websites will post it and I’ve realized what the visuals can do for you on the internet and what the blogs can do and what a HipHopGame interview can do for you.
I got people hitting me right now about getting on HipHopGame and I tell them it’s perfect because Brian is my man but I think that’s the difference with Capone. He’s two weeks away from loving the internet and really understanding everything with the internet.
On one hand it’s kind of funny that he’s always AWOL for a CNN interview but it must also make your job a little tougher when you have to cover for him a lot.
Absolutely. I did that for The War Report so I don’t feel I should be doing it for Channel 10. He’s two weeks away, man. We go overseas and we’ll be out there for a month and he’s going to see how I’m going to keep it alive with the cameras and sending videos to my editor and he’ll chop it up and send it to all of the websites. He’ll see how we keep it alive. He’ll realize it.
When you go overseas do fans still want to hear The War Report?
Yeah, man. They want to hear the whole War Report overseas. They hardly ever get to see us. We haven’t been out there as a group together in damn-near eight years so it’s going to feel real good to just be out there on the stage and doing our songs together. He’s been over there doing his thing and I’ve been over there doing my thing but now it’s our time to come together.
The fans overseas, they want a great show. They don’t want a good show. They want a great show. It’s funny sometimes because real hip-hop is missed overseas more than it is in the States because you have the fans lining up at 7:00. When we do a sound check they want to see it. It’s overwhelming at times but that’s what real hip-hop is. When people want to see real hip-hop they want to be out there early and they want to be in the front row. Real hip-hop is living overseas.
Is The War Report one of those albums that gets better with time?
I think so. I do. A lot of the rhymes that I wrote was wrote in jail. I didn’t know what I was doing while I was in jail. I was just writing and when I got to New York I just came home and it just made more sense. It was more brighter. It was over dark beats but the lessons and the things I was kicking was bright. It’s just a blessing every time I listen to it. I can’t listen to it all of the time. I listen to it once every six months to get the feeling because for me, it doesn’t bring up too many great memories. It brings up more bad memories than great memories. I listen to it and I give it an update or two and then I gotta get away from it.
What bothers you the most that time in your life?
Me hearing “Bloody Money” and me being on it by myself and me hearing “Closer” and joints that ‘Pone wasn’t on that he should have been on but he just wasn’t. I remember the times and the things we were talking about. That was one of those albums where we weren’t exaggerating and saying things that we didn’t got. We really stuck to the doctrine of talking about what the fuck we know and what the fuck we’re going through, not what we want to go through or what the other dudes are going through. We really spoke from the heart.
There’s always been debate as to Tragedy’s role in the album. There are even rumors that he wrote some of your rhymes. Just to clear everything up, what was Tragedy’s role in The War Report?
Well, it definitely wasn’t that. I honestly heard of that before and people were saying that. Whoever caters to that and thinks that that man wrote anything for either one of us is just preposterous. He really wasn’t there like that. He got us the deal and for that I’m forever thankful but the nigga wasn’t really there. He was there to get on songs and he was there to try to rebuild his stardom and rebuild who he thought he was or who he was in the rap game but never, ever…that shit is just preposterous.
How did you first feel when you heard those rumors?
At first it got me mad but afterwards it was just the most dickheaded shit in life. How the fuck can anybody say that? I’m borderline one of the most intelligent dudes and on the borderline of being one the most retarded dudes in the world so who the fuck can write anything for me? I’d like to meet this guy.
Do you think because you present such a crazy side of yourself that people underestimate your intelligence?
Obviously. When you look at Biz Mark, who people were actually writing for him, but you could tell that Biz really wanted to have fun with it. He really didn’t want it to be that serious. I have a lot of Biz Mark in me. I want people to have fun and to laugh and not be that serious but I also have that G. Rap in me where I want to spit them lyrics and I want people to decipher my lyrics.
When I said, “I light a candle and run laps around the English Channel/Neptunes have got a cocker spaniel,” people just thought I was trying to make words match. People didn’t know what the English Channel was. People didn’t know that when a person dies you light a candle because you’re so stressed and the name of the record was “Super Thug.” I said, “I light a candle and run laps around the English Channel, Neptunes have got a cocker spaniel,” not meaning that they got a dog but that I got the gun cocked. A lot of people just took it as, ‘Oh, okay, it’s just gibberish’ or ‘it’s just lyrics put together’ but I thought that was genius.
People want to decipher my lyrics today and they realize that this dude was spitting some shit but you know what? I don’t ever get recognized for nothing and if I get recognized for it now it might just be, like, heartbreaking because I’ve done so much things for rap and for so many communities and cultures and I’ve brung things to the forefront and I’ve never been credited with it so maybe I’m just going to be that guy who has the talent and the motivation and the drive but people just don’t recognize me.
God bless, I would love to be recognized for the great accomplishments I do and the great lyricism I have now but hopefully, you know, maybe later on in life they will. Maybe later on in life they’ll hear me and see that I’m back on my bullshit. Maybe later on in life people will actually say that that was real lyrics but the thing is, a lot of time I spit real lyrics over party beats because I want you to dance to it but maybe later on I’ll get recognized for it but I definitely think that because I want to make people party sometimes and the fans want to shake their ass that I get downsized for my lyrics but it’s cool.
Are you a better artist when you have that underdog mentality?
Honestly, yeah. I was speaking to one of my artists who I won’t name at this point but he downloaded his new CD into my new Mac computer and that automatically went into iTunes. I don’t know how to work my Mac yet but I played some joints and he asked me how I liked it. The first time he called I hadn’t heard it and the second time he asked me I had heard it and I said to him, ‘The funny shit is, when I hear you, I hear a person who traveled with me all over the world. I don’t hear a hungry artist.’ A lot of times a person can be with you and be on top of the world with you and they can actually feel your accomplishments more than you because when people ask them where they’ve been and they name places that you were performing.
When I heard my artist I told him I didn’t hear the hunger in him and that’s where we have to go back to. I have to hear the hunger. That’s what I did with the not drinking and the diet and losing weight. It’s like the lyrics come cleaner and clearer because I have nothing else to do.
I smoke weed and if you really listen to The War Report, I said, “I don’t even drink like that, I sell crack.” Honestly, I didn’t even drink like that then but the other N.O.R.E.’s that came and went was the drunk N.O.R.E.’s and the drunk N.O.R.E. is not as focused as the sober N.O.R.E. so that’s what I’m bringing it back to – that hunger and being that underdog and people doubting me. Anytime the people doubt me I come with another smash record and they shut the fuck up but it’s cool because I have to be doubted to come up with that smash record.
What record on Channel 10 are you most proud of?
Well, one of the most proudest records I was able to record was a record called “The Argument” because it was a real situation that occurred. You asked me if I ever got frustrated when I’m doing interviews and Capone isn’t and honestly, hell yeah. I’m a person and I don’t feel I should be promoting CNN as a solo artist but there were a lot of things that happened and I had an argument with this guy and he was basically looking at me like, ‘What the fuck?’ and everything that I was really arguing about in that moment wasn’t what I was really arguing about. I had all this frustrating inside and the next day we squashed it and we went to the studio and we came up with nothing.
I said I had the best idea in the world and that was to make a record called “The Argument” where we were talking about what we were arguing about last night. We did it and we also have a video to it but the video doesn’t really complement the lyrics on the record. Like, if you listen to the lyrics on the record, it’s really two brothers arguing. It’s two best friends arguing. It’s two business partners arguing. So that’s one of the records that stands out to me the most.
You’ve been working with Ron Browz a lot lately and showing up on his remixes. What brought you and Ron Browz together?
It’s crazy because me and Ron Browz had known each other from back in the days. He had done a Lumidee record and I was on Lumidee’s album and actually that record that I did for Lumidee, the first time I had spoke to Ron Browz, I had actually wrote the rhyme about my girl, but anyway, like, you know, Ron Browz actually got on the phone with me and he told me how he wanted me to spit the rhyme and I thought that was weird because I was a fucking veteran. But that’s when I knew that he was a producer because a lot of producers won’t do that. A lot of producers won’t get on the phone and say they want The War Report N.O.R.E. or the solo N.O.R.E. A lot of producers just want to do the beat and get paid but from then on I knew he was a wonderful artist. From then on we connected and we met each other and everything was good. Everything is everything right now.
Do you like what Ron Browz is doing with Autotune?
Well, the good thing about Ron Browz is that it’s not only the Autotune that’s catchy. It’s the dude’s beats. The dude’s beats are sick. As long as the beats are sick I don’t think the Autotune part is going to affect him but the more that Autotune goes out of style the more he’s going to have to get off of it. But it’s really the beats that sell this guy’s movement and I think that as long as he continues to make hot beats he’ll continue to be relevant.
And we’ll be working together in the future. I think me and Ron, it’s bad to say, but I’m vibing with him the way I used to vibe with Pharrell. Me and Pharrell spoke the other day. We got something in the making. We got something big. But right now me and Ron are popping. I respect him as a producer and I respect his vision. I respect his beats and I respect him as a man the same way I respect Pharrell and his whole camp.
The thing about me is I love associating myself with great producers. You see the relationship I have with Swizz. Just Blaze I have a relationship with along with Scott Storch and Timbaland. The list just goes on and on. I have friends and business partners as producers because it allows us to have a creative relationship. I don’t get into the business with any of these producers and I don’t speak money with any of them. I try to maintain the relationship. I shouldn’t be calling Ron Browz and asking him how much he’s going to charge me for this. That’s why we have managers. It’s the same with Pharrell and I think that’s why we have relationships that last. The next dude that’s’ hot, I can either ride his wave or I can have him ride my wave. I think it works out for me in the end.
Why haven’t you and Pharrell been doing more songs lately?
I mean, at the end of the day, it’s like, the dude is busy. I spoke to him and he’s working with Shakira. That’s a big thing. (laughs) He’s busy. I’ve been doing my thing, getting busy and one things for sure, two things for certain, Pharrell doesn’t act like it but he’s very competitive. He doesn’t run around talking about how he’s going to smash this dude’s record but believe me, he thinks like that and when he heard the Ron Browz record, he was one of the first people to call me and he was telling me that that was that shit.
Pharrell has never been in competition with no one else. We always get together to outdo our last hit that we did together, meaning that we are getting together now and he’s going to outdo and do “Nothin’.” So I know deep down inside when he heard “Rotate” and he heard how explosive that record has become in New York how explosive “Rotate” has become and all over the world, he’s going to want to get in there and do some crazy shit with me and that’s the beautiful thing about it. I have love for Pharrell forever and I think we’re going to cook up something real, real nice.
How will N.O.R.E. and Pharrell sound together in 2009?
You know, I got a beat, man, in my stereo right now but according to him, that beat is not good enough. (laughs) I like that attitude. Pharrell is one of those producers that I used to get on the phone with before I laid my verse. I used to call him, old school style, and spit my whole song to him over the phone so when he found out I was going overseas, he was supposed to send me something tonight or tomorrow and obviously I don’t want to lay it overseas so I’m going to spit my rhyme in his ear the same way.
It’s sort of like riding a bike, getting in the studio with him. We’re totally two different people, totally the opposite. He doesn’t smoke or drink. I don’t drink no more but I still smoke a million miles an hour. And I still wear baggy clothes even though I lost some weight and he still wears the tightest clothes in the world and somehow that works for us. It’s a marriage and we make it happen. I’m always excited to get back in the studio with him.
I’m excited to get back in the studio with Swizz for my solo. We haven’t worked since “Set It Off.” CNN, it was honestly a classic but it’s hard at times because you have to get two people in the same room at the same time but honestly it’s easy.
All we gotta do is do a hook, he lays his part and I lay my part and that’s it. But I guess the tougher challenge is for me to come up and make a classic solo album. A classic CNN album is like asking if milk go with cookies and everybody knows that milk and cookies go right together. So for me to go back out there and really prove to non-believers who thought I was stuck on reggaeton and I changed and that killed me and the dude doesn’t spit lyrics no more, after the Channel 10 album, my solo album S.O.R.E. comes out. That relives everything, every aspect.
I really pour it out and let the people know that I’m N.O.R.E. for a reason. It’s not by a mistake. You don’t make mistake classic albums. You don’t make those. You don’t make a mistake War Report. You don’t make a mistake N.O.R.E. You don’t make a mistake Reunion album. You don’t make a mistake God’s Favorite album. These albums are platinum and gold and there really wasn’t a mistake. I did this on purpose. I’m a talented artist. Then the non-believers say it’s that easy for me to make a classic CNN album and I stepped it right up on my solo. I’m already working hard. I already dug in deep and I’m going to make some real music for motherfuckers.
Will you ever work with DJ Premier again?
Oh yeah. We got him on the CNN album, baby. He’s on the CNN album with a joint called “Grand Royal.” It’s retarded. It’s crazy. I think I may try to get him for my solo but I might not be greedy. I might leave him on CNN. He fits with CNN and he works with CNN very well. I might leave him just for a CNN album or I might try to get him on my solo. I want to make the best thing I can make and if the solo album is missing a Premier track, I might have to go get him but right now he’s definitely on the Channel 10 album with a joint called “Grand Royal” and it’s smoking.
How is your solo album S.O.R.E. coming?
Well, I started, stopped, started, stopped, started, stopped because we were finally closing the deal and I felt with me doing the N.O.R.E. mixtape NOREality, I felt it was only right that CNN signs first because it was so much in a high demand. Every time I walk through the airports and every time I go somewhere and every time I speak to the average fan, they ask me what’s up with Capone and vice versa. They ask him what’s up with N.O.R.E. I felt it wasn’t really time to have the fans wait for another couple of years for a CNN album. I thought this was the right time. I thought the fans were ready. I thought the fans wanted it. I thought the fans needed it. And that’s the reason why the CNN album is coming out first before the solo album.
I got beats from will.i,am, Pharrell, Cool and Dre and Ron Browz, obviously. And I have some new producers too who are awesome. I’m going to go in there and make a real global, street, classic album and it won’t come out if it’s not a classic. The CNN album accomplished that. We’re not bringing it back to New York hip-hop.
We’re bringing it back to real hip-hop, period. People are really gonna salute me and be proud of me and then I’m going to come right back with the solo. DMX dropped two albums in one year. I’m gonna drop two albums in two seasons. March, which is, what is that? Is it still considered winter or is that fall?
Spring comes in late march.
Okay. Well, I’m gonna drop an album in spring and an album in the summertime. The first artist ever.
Can you really do that?
The CNN album is already done. S.O.R.E. is only two songs away but there ain’t no telling what I’m going to do with those songs. Just because I get ‘em don’t mean I’m gonna keep ‘em.
And the CNN album is coming out in March, regardless. It’s coming out in March. We got the video done for “Rotate” and we got the second video done, “Talk to Me Big Time.” It’s definitely coming out in March.
You recently joined Twitter. Have you enjoyed that so far?
Oh, man, you gotta read my Twitter today. I’m definitely going to give it up to the Notorious B.I.G. I’m sort of glad we did the interview after the movie because my perspective on life is totally different right now. I mean, I knew everything in the movie. One of the parts that I didn’t know was that him and ‘Pac actually clashed and they actually saw each other in the midst of their beef and there’s a whole bunch of other shit that I basically knew.
But I don’t want to spoil it for the fans who haven’t seen it. I want the people to go out there and support it. I think it was a great movie. It was a phenomenal movie, man. It was scary sometimes but sometimes I really looked at Gravy and I thought I was really seeing B.I.G.
So Notorious gets two thumbs up from N.O.R.E?
Yeah, man. I give it two thumbs and two big toes up.
Were you surprised by how good the movie was?
I was surprised at first. Gravy’s narrating reminded me of State Property 2. You know, State Property 2 was not a 100% real story. It was just all our stories just combined and fantasizing. At first I couldn’t really grasp it because I couldn’t really see Gravy as B.I.G. because I actually met B.I.G. and I knew B.I.G. But as I kept watching it I started to understand what was going on. I started to understand that this dude was actually playing B.I.G. and he’s not saying he’s B.I.G. He’s an actor right now. And I understood it more and I just really enjoyed the film. I got teary-eyed about two times in the movie. Word up.
And honestly, I walked away sad from the movie. I walked away saying, ‘Damn, this nigga really died for nothing.’ I remember stepping to B.I.G. and telling him I did “L.A., L.A.” and he told me, “Nah, yo, I don’t even wanna do that.” He didn’t even want to respond to the West Coast or to the shots. I remember one of the words he told me was, “Yo, what ‘Pac is accusing me of, I ain’t do. So I ain’t gotta defend what I ain’t do.” And those words that he said to me back then meant nothing to me ‘til today. ‘Til today. Like, having his mother tell a story or Puff or Cease, they told stories that made this man’s story and it was just ill to me.
It was ill. It was mind-blowing. I never met ‘Pac but I met B.I.G. and when we did “L.A., L.A.” I thought he would be ecstatic like, ‘That’s what’s up! That’s what’s up!’ But it was actually the exact opposite. He said, “I don’t need to defend myself on that. Good looking, y’all.” Just know that that dude was a good dude and he died for nothing because everybody knows he ain’t have nothing to do with ‘Pac’s murder but it is what it is.
Do you have any regrets over recording “L.A., L.A.” today?
Nah, absolutely not, man, because New York actually needed us to stand up. I’m mad cool with Crooked I. I’m mad cool with Kurupt. I’m mad cool with a bunch of West Coast dudes. I’m not even going to start naming people because I’ll leave somebody out but Kurupt is one of the homies that I call when I get to L.A. and “L.A., L.A.” was actually answering Kurupt. So for him to be my friend nowadays is actually real hot. I don’t regret it. It is what it is. Time has a place and things have their time and that’s what happened.
Are you making the best music of your career today?
You know what? I believe so, man. I believe I’m going back to The War Report. I believe I’m going back to that slick flow. A friend of mine, Busta Rhymes, who you know was in damn-near all of The War Report sessions for me, called me for the remix to “Arab Money” and he told me he wanted me to go back to N.O.R.E. If you hear me on the remix, I said, “I’m still Indian style/knees bent, hands together, yo/Money any weather, yo/Leave your head severed though/Challenge the establishment/Who I get callous with/Who I live lavish with/That old money Arabic…” That’s the N.O.R.E. that niggas love with that flow. Right now, with my mind clear, I got the opportunity to make even better music than N.O.R.E. and The War Report.
We’re actually going to be doing a War Report Part 2 called Reporting the War. That’s the next CNN album. We’re going to begin working on it as soon as we go overseas. We already bought the black books and the mics and the Mboxes and the Pro Tools and everything. We’re starting our album which is going to be called Reporting the War. We’re going to be remaking all of the songs. Instead of “Parole Violators” it’s going to be “Violators on Parole” and instead of “Stick You” it’s going to be “You Stuck.” We’re going to try to name all of the joints but backwards. Definitely, I have the opportunity to be making the best music. As long as I stay sober and on this attitude and as long as I stay busy, I think I have the opportunity to make even better music that I made in the past.
Speaking of “Arab Money,” what exactly is “Arab money”?
I think Bussa Bus can answer that question better than me. This is fun. I think that the up-and-coming artists stopped being fans of themselves and they started listening to these A&Rs. Once you become a fan of yourself and you know that you’re the shit, you’re on your way to getting Arab money.
Where have Maze and Musaliny been?
Man, my man Maze is a Jehovah’s Witness, man. And you know, I was scared to talk to him for a certain amount of time being that I was drinking, smoking and fucking all day. When I spoke to him I was afraid that he was going to think of me as the devil. I spoke to him and he’s in good sprits so you know, he’s thinking about reentering it. Mus don’t really want to do it without Maze so once Maze comes around or he don’t have to come around. He can remain a Jehovah’s Witness and just do what he do. But Maze still spits fire and Mus and Maze together is that shit. I’m waiting for them to call me and give me that word that they’re ready and I’m ready to go back in.
What new artists are you working with today?
Right now I’m trying to develop a couple artists. I’m trying to work with Mus. I’m looking for somebody else, man. I’m looking for somebody to breathe a new live and a new breath into Thugged Out. If you’re a new artist holla at me. Send us some music, man. I’m looking for a female and I’m looking for a new spirit to bring some life to Thugged Out. I’m also working with Him.
Now that you’re on a diet are you Still on the Run Eatin’?
(laughs) I’m going to leave it like that. I could be on the run vegan. What people don’t realize is that if you’re on the low carb diet and you eat after 8 or 10:00, you basically gain that weight. On a vegan diet, you could eat anything you want within those restrictions so I’m going to leave it with on the run eating because I’m definitely still eating. I’m eating organic chips without salt right now.
For everyone trying to make some healthy changes in their life, what advice would you offer them?
I guess my best advice is you don’t have to be on a diet and be boring. I’ve learned how to eat in Pizza Hut. I’ve learned how to eat at Bennihannas. I’ve learned to eat in Chinese restaurants. The same way they offer you fried chicken, they offer you tofu. The same way they offer you fried chicken, they offer you string beans and rice and vegetables. You don’t have to live a complete boring life on a diet and get to the gym and the crazy thing is you’ll feel better about yourself. I’m not even doing it to lose weight anymore. I’m doing it because I’m addicted to the feeling and that’s when you’re really on your way, when you’re addicted to the feeling and putting live foods in your body. I’m not a complete angel with it but I’m doing excellent so far and I’m going to keep it going. So for everybody out there, believe in yourself or nobody won’t believe in you.