now, everything is good baby. Godz Incorporated on the rise! That's where
we're at right now. PSunn's new-formed label, making that shit happen.
From music to film to developing artists, just creating talent in every
what's up with the new album?
Return of the Prodigal Sunn," that's just various pieces of my life
all in one big spool. Each song represents different situations that occurred
in my life just in song form. This varies from losing love ones to relationships
and other everyday struggles. Within my music there is something for everyone
of every age can relate too. I called it "The Return" because
I'm back, letting the people know I never left! "The Sunn Remains!"
on the "Brutality/The GRINDS" single, that features CCF Division
has a crazy RZA beat and all that, what do you want that single to do?
to let people know I'm out here still grinding, ringing bells. And at
the same time, if you were worried about me, don't worry about me I'm
straight! I respect others that get theirs because you better believe
I stay on the grind everyday and it's mandatory I get mine. That's what's
wrong with people today; everyone's worried about what everyone else is
on. Get your shit together, and then you can talk. You know how it goes
Priest and Hell Razah aren't on "The Return of the Prodigal Sunn,"
is there a reason for that?
no particular reason, everyone branched off to cover there own ground
and this is my ground, and this is my path that I'm taking. I just wanted
to show the world that P Sunn can do it on his own. That way it's not
another Sunz of Man album, it's a P Sunn album. I got my team on there
though, Chi King, 12 O'clock, Madam Dee, CCF Div. and A&R
cat's I got on my album love working and making it happen for themselves
as well as for GODZ INC.. My sister, Makeba Mooncycle, she's on the roster.
That's who I'm promoting and that's where I'm at. Priest and Hell Razah
are my brothers and I love them, but right now everyone's doing their
own thing. I'm trying to go all the way to the extreme but at the same
time stay organized.
got RZA all over this album, how was it working with him on this album?
RZA, that's my brother. I've known him for years. I don't see him as a
superstar, that's my brother. We always do good working together, we got
is it in the studio with RZA?
natural, RZA's my brother, it's not "oh he's the RZA." It's
none of that with me. We in the studio and it's two brother's conversating.
I take advice from him, he takes advice from me. We have that balance.
That's why we work good together, because we overstand each other. At
the end of the day, it's about doing it and getting it done, and that's
where we connect on. With RZA, I know he can get the job done. And he
knows I can get the job done.
there any beef within the Sunz of Man?
was never beef. It was just that we had guys ahead of their time. You
had Killah Priest with his own deal at Geffen, and that caused friction
Day One it was never really an organization to the degree as far as business.
We was just brothers that all shared the same style but in different forms.
We were all speaking the truth and we were speaking on what we saw and
what we'd been through. We were all kids then. Now we're grown men in
the industry. I know what it is. Coming in as a baby and still able to
do well, starting from scratch, that what this whole thing is about. We
were young and everybody was getting pulled every which way, and that's
just what it was.
would you differently back then with what you know today?
would have definitely handled my business better knowing what I know now.
Back then, if I would have known what I knew today, I would have came
in with an entire team which includes good management, a good legal team
and a good accountant to keep that paper coming and who knows how to double
what you make. And I have also learned that people respect you more when
you come in holding ya own weight. You have to analyze all things, I have
been through my ups and downs with the industry but I'm still here because
the kid is a fast learner. And that's the key to success.
you see another Sunz of Man album coming?
me and 60 own the masters for "The Last Shall be First." And
Godz Inc. own the masters to "Savior's Day." Basically, if we
do another Sunz of Man project Godz Inc. will definitely be releasing
it with whatever else is brought to the table from all parties involved.
We just have to organize it, but for right now everyone is doing there
own thing. The Black Market Militia got good reviews, so it's all good.
They doing it. When Sunz of Man came, we came as a group but each man
held his own, that's why each style was different. Everybody has fans
their own. That's what made the group who it was. If you know Prodigal
Sunn, you know that's that nigga that's hyped. When you hear Priest, you
know he's coming hard but he's calm, suttle. Razah's the aggravation the
cry of the ghetto. He's the pain; he's the energizer battery that keeps
going. And 60-Second Assassin is the cat that sees everything before it
happens. And he'll tell you about it too. I've seen that. Word is bond.
I call him "The Overseer" (laughs).
do you like better, being a solo artist of being in a group?
like being a solo artist, because with the group comes a lot of stuff
lot of responsibility, a lot of waiting and depending, and sometimes being
held up. You're going to events and you have to explain to other people
why the others aren't there. With me, if I'm not there, only I can explain
why I'm not there. I like this solo thing right now. I did the group thing
for over a decade. Right now, this is my first solo album, but I've really
been solo since '98 but in 2001 the deal for "Saviorz Day,"
Sunz of Mans second coming. When the deal came through I was in California
and I'm not gonna lie to you, I denied it two times. At the time, I was
doing a project with 12 O'clock called "Two on da Road." That's
the name of our group. We've got about 18 joints. The first joint we recorded
appeared on the Ghost Dog soundtrack called Strange Eyes. D3 Ent.. Offered
Godz Inc. a one off for a Sunz of Man album which featured 2 on da Road
so we flipped it like that by killing 2 birds with 1 stone. "Double
Exposure" So I inked the deal jumped on the plane found cats and
recorded another classic album. On the real Son, with the exception of
60 Sec I wasn't too much in communication with the group. But at the end
of the day the album got done because working together is what we do best.
But the solo shit is great because I can make my decision and live with
it, there's no second-guessing on it. In addition to that me and my man
Eric Voake started a film company called Visionary Films. (Unleash Me
Video featuring RZA, Christ Bearer and Myself for the Jet Lee Movie Unleashed)
That video is popping off on BET, MTV, and all Video outlets. We're also
about to start Wu-Organics. There's a lot of shit going on. It's a lot
easier though because I don't have to rely on people. I can count on me
and my team to get things done and everyone is held accountable. Back
then we were babies, now we young men. We have to make the right moves
now for us and our families.
what have you been doing between today and the release of "Saviorz
"Saviorz Day," I featured and became Associate Producers for
one of the longest running rap documentary ran on cable which started
out as a DVD called "American Rap Stars" and it went DVD Gold
and became a Blockbuster Hit, and from there Showtime picked it up. The
idea for the documentary was created by Omar Sharif one of my brothers
whose part of Godz Inc. I've been working closely with my brother RZA,
as well as Troy Garity (Baltimore Spring Creek Productions), and a close
friend of mine at FOX and a string of other powerful executives that helped
me move around Hollywood helping me to make the right decisions. Right
now, it's about building a solid Alliance with no flaws bridging a marriage
between film, the hip hop culture and music etc.
did you get into film?
sister was telling me that I should get into acting because of my look
and the amount of energy I bring across on film just from my videos. And
then a year later I was asked to launch the celebrity division of Grace
Del Marco a modeling TV print agency. From there I landed on "Sex
and the City," so yeah man, it's just been on. It was something to
me that was easy to do and being on "Sex and the City" made
me want to get more behind-the-scenes too. And you know with Sunz of Man,
our songs are like movies. I know since Day One I've been thinking about
going into film. And out in Los Angeles, I've met a lot of good friends
what do you like more, acting or music?
baby, that's the heart, that's the soul right there. That's divine intervention
right there. The acting just added on to the talent that was natural possessed
always had that Wu affiliation. Does that hurt or help more?
helped the world, so I could never say that it has not helped me because
I am part of that which helped. Wu-Tang is Wu-Tang, Prodigal Sunn is Prodigal
Sunn and Prodigal Sunn is Sunz of Man. The affiliation, there's nothing
I can do about that. It's like the mafia, once you in, you in. If you
switch sides then you're a traitor. It ain't hurting me in no way, because
I'm not gonna let it hurt me.
did ODB's death affect you?
really affected me hard. We had a close relationship. That shit hurt me.
Because Dirty gave me my first spark in this industry. I featured on his
first album Protect ya Neck Part 2 which was my first recorded debut into
the game. And also my second Platnium plaque. And I will always love that
brother for that. And genuinely for being the real person that he was.
Never biting his tongue.
you think there will be another Wu-Tang album?
Wu-Tang is pretty much in the same boat as Sunz of Man, everybody's doing
their own shit. Nobody hates each other. It's not like it's never going
to be another Wu Tang or Sunz of Man album, just not right now.
coming up for you?
now, the album "The Return of The Prodigal Sunn is dropping June21st
which is Tuesay tomorrow. (Go Cop That), we're also doing a DVD for the
mix tape with my man 730 from www.hiphopgame.com and it's called "The
Grindz (Street Medicine)" And from that, there's gonna be the DVD
on the Hip Hop Entrepreneur. It's gonna feature RZA, Ice T, Sticky Fingaz
and I the Prodigal Sunn with a couple of more exclusives in the bag stay
that particular DVD is basically just showing the kids that
it's not just about selling drugs and throwing a rag on their head. That's
not the way the rap game was built. People struggle through this shit
to make there mark. You have to do thousands of free shows and shit. It's
not like it seems. You gotta grind homie. If you're not grinding, then
you better sit down because there's a lot of talent out there. That's
what it is. You've got to know that any day there's always an individual
that can fill your shoes if you are not on your job.
do you want to say to your fans?
just want to thank them for all the years of support and for believing
in a brother! And I love yall for that! And that's why I came with "Love
is Love" (For the Ladies) and "The Grinds" for all my street
cats and "Moving On Up" for all my peoples in the struggle on
the album. That's all I could tell them. And keep supporting me because
I'll keep supporting y'all
I'll keep coming with that positive, raw,
real footage. I'll keep coming with good music plain and simple!