I guess things could be better. (laughs)
between you and Game?
To be honest,
I really think it's him trying to do a publicity stunt. Nobody wants to
hear him cry about 50 Cent anymore. Dr. Dre doesn't fuck with him. He
doesn't have a Dr. Dre track. It's a publicity stunt. To make a long story
short, we were at a club. On this night I just happened to be with five
chicks and my one homeboy. He happened to be thirty deep. At the time
I didn't have any problems with him but I didn't fuck with him. Now we
He came up
and said, Come chill. We need to talk. He asked me to come sit at his
table. I said, I want to buy my own drinks. He kept asking me gay shit.
They slid up around me and he said, We should talk. I said, Oh yeah, whatever,
nigga. I turned my back and he turned his back. He had the bottle in his
hand and he hit me. Then his homeboys pushed me over the table. I'm trying
to react to the bottle and another nigga hits me. Security rushes in and
they're dragging me out of the club. I didn't want to leave yet. We get
outside and we walk to the car and we call the homies. I'm still mad.
I saw his car but there were too many police. He was sitting in the back
of his Range Rover with the windows cracked.
going to say anything about it but he went on his publicity hunt like
he got me, like my jaw was wired and I'm in the hospital. I'm not a bitch.
The difference between me and Game is Game is trying to put on a show.
I don't try to brag about shit like this. He put me in a position where
I have to do damage control. If I don't talk people are going to assume
he knocked me out. This is some shit I would never talk about. If he wants
to sell his album, I may as well sell my mixtape at the same time and
air this bitch nigga out in the process. It's nothing. Eat or Die.
knock me out. We're from LA. Well, I'm from LA. I know he's from far in
the valley. The rules of getting knocked out is you're getting your jewelry
taken so they can show it in the videos. I just did some YouTube shit.
I got my chain, I got my watch and I got my earring. What are you talking
about? When did you put me to sleep? You're a liar, homie. Obviously you're
a liar. He said I talked about his son. You bitch, I told you I made a
record called "King of the West." I can't worry about how many
niggas have a fucking son. Now he's lying saying I named his son. You
show me where this is at. This nigga is grasping at straws. I don't even
know his son's name. This nigga is putting on a show and he's trying to
sell his weak-ass album. He's putting on a show. He created more problems.
He can't beat me rapping and on the other shit, we'll just deal with it
when we see each other. He's gay. He's The Gay. I renamed him. He's no
longer The Game.
sound like a fair fight.
this out. If you hit somebody behind with a bottle, you are a faggot.
If you're 6'4" and I'm 5'8", you should knock me out. On some
real shit, numbers is numbers. If you have a problem with me, do what
you do. The truth of the matter is Game has been starting shit with people
and name-dropping his whole career. If he was so offended at me, I've
been out of prison for two years, he hasn't said anything to me. He's
quick at talking shit and apologizing. He's an industry nigga. He never
had a problem with me and now, all of a sudden when I'm two deep, you
do some ho shit. You can't even snuff a nigga out. This is a show. Unfortunately
he tried to do it at my expense. He's nervous right now on a whole bunch
of levels. He's like, Fuck, I'm drowning and what am I going to do? Ras
is out here. He done changed his story three times after it happened.
you think fans still take Game seriously?
I don't think
people really take Game seriously. Hollywood and middle America doesn't
know no better. This is an industry where they've taken a stripper and
because a couple powerful enough people said, Hey, he made a couple of
good records, they can recreate him into Rambo. Behind the scenes everybody
knows this nigga is a fucking weenie. They say he's their favorite rapper.
On the streets, nobody takes The Game seriously. Everybody knows that.
That's an LA fact. The internet and Hollywood and BET sold this bullshit.
There's a lot more funny-style niggas out here than just him, but he's
a prime example of how you can take a weenie and sell records. When you
get money and fame, of course people are going to want to be around you.
The niggas around him are using him for that. He thinks he's using them,
but they're using him. I feel kind of bad for him to be honest.
respect does Game have on the West Coast?
had none! Everybody knows that. That's not a fucking mystery. You heard
about his album release party getting shot up. Niggas have been trying
to get his head from day one. He's around some real niggas but he's got
problems with his own brother. His own brother says he's not no Blood.
you think of "One Blood"?
I feel sorry
for him. He's pathetic. He's strictly Hollywood. He doesn't know the lines
between real and fake because he's fake. That's the type of nigga who
would get a butterfly on his cheek. That's the type of nigga who would
get a tattoo tear. You only get a tattoo tear if you've been in jail for
longer than a year. I could have gotten one but that's not my MO. This
nigga is just a show. Anybody can get a tattoo on their face, get a tattoo
across their chest and wear a rag. You can do that until the real niggas
try to get you.
Dre, I see dead people, I know that's not real. You don't have nothing
from Dre. You have to change your album's name. You don't even get conversations
with Dre. You're trying to sell it to MTV. You're trying to sell it to
middle America. You're trying to sell it to 106 and Park. Even some people
in middle America are like, Hey, this isn't adding up.
longer can Game go on?
Game is hanging
on. He's an average rapper and a subpar real nigga. He's far from that.
50 was like, Get out of here and Dre is like, Get out of here. He doesn't
have the same machine behind him. He's like another bad creation, like
they just made a stupid, little monster. They got him off of Aftermath.
Who's the only clown to sell 2.6 million records and get dropped off their
label? You're not on Aftermath, nigga. You're on Geffen, the leftover
label. And everybody's making money off you. That's why 50 is laughing.
saying, He's just a disgruntled employee. Niggas in the street are laughing
at him like he's a fake-ass Blood. To be honest with you, I feel sorry
for him for the most part. I observed Game when I came out of prison like,
I feel sorry for you. He assaulted me. I'm not going to sue him. I follow
the code of the streets. He just created more problems for himself.
want to trade records with Game?
the streets have been like, Why don't you just serve him? I'm always like,
It's not my place. He didn't do nothing to me. Now it's not like that.
Now he's so mad two years later that he's going to hit me with a bottle?
Okay, you faggot. It's a wrap for this nigga on so many levels. I'm going
to air this nigga out.
more records do you have for Game?
He's a joke
to me. Of course I'm upset. It's not even a fair fight to me. He hit me
with a bottle and he lied about it and he acted like he's super-tough.
He's a liar. I'm going to air this nigga out the way I should. There's
too much ammunition. There's tapes of this nigga stripping. There's tapes
of this nigga on Change of Heart. We got tapes of him copping pleas to
double-OG's, Crips and Bloods. I got so much ammunition on him. He better
say something. I'm going to talk about this nigga and sell my mixtape
the way he's trying to sell his weak-ass album. He's got more problems.
He already had enough problems and now I'm just going to air this nigga
you think of JT on Change of Heart?
He had on
his Hawaiian shirts and he got this tough in four years? That's the truth
of the matter. We knew. They spent a lot of money suppressing this shit
and now he's pissed off his bosses. They're laughing at this nigga right
now like he may sell 200,000. He's going to be broke soon and the streets
are going to get him. That's how everybody's been looking at it. He's
just digging his own grave. I feel sorry for him. You're not tough like
that and the niggas around you aren't down with you like that. You're
an Extra Value Meal for the time being.
you respond to those who say this is a publicity stunt?
physically put hands on somebody
and like I said, I didn't run to
the radio. Game ran to the internet and the radio. I was only on the phone
talking to my real niggas. I didn't have anything to say about rapping.
He went on YouTube and all that. He ran with this shit. I don't give a
fuck about what Game's supporters say. I know how I feel. I didn't want
to write about it and I didn't feel about rapping. If you unjustifiably
get jumped on and you didn't feel you had a fair fight on some bullshit,
do you really think I want to rap about it? The nigga is talking about
my jaw's wired and people are calling me just to see if I can talk. My
publicist and manager are telling me I have to talk. Why am I talking
if my jaw is wired? That's a pretty quick recovery. I'm not a bitch like
you and I'm not going to the police. Then I'll have to file a report.
I'm not no faggot like you, Game. Now I have to address it. It's damage
control because he's lying. I have to expose the fact that he's lying.
you made a song about him (Hush Little Baby")?
the lines between reality and rap. He's trying to sell his rap. I'm going
to sell some of my shit too. And this is the fun part. The physical altercation
is another story. You want to entertain people on your bullshit, let's
entertain the people on the truth. Now I'm going to entertain the people
on some real shit. Your ass was all up on the pole.
the best rapper on the West to try to have a battle with? Come on, you
faggot. He's a stupid nigga. He didn't get any props on this in the street.
Niggas are like, He's a bitch. They're asking me to end his career on
the mic. They're asking me to destroy this nigga and to get it over with.
He's got so many problems with other people. He's already got problems
with real niggas. He doesn't want no problems with me on the mic. Not
that I'm that interested in Game. I'm kind of lethargic on the whole situation
if you really want the truth. It's just the art of war. He created a catalyst
and he's running with it in a certain direction so now here I go. Whatever.
I have to expose him. He gave me a bigger platform. I was trying to lay
under the radar because I'm fighting with Capitol and EMI. I'm fighting
with a billion-dollar company and he wants to pull me down just so he
can sell a couple of records.
the fight with Capitol going?
I can't speak
on everything but hopefully we can be resolved by the end of the year.
I'm working hard and trying to stay focused on that. This nigga just needed
a publicity stunt and I just happened to be around. He's like, Nobody's
believing this thug shit. I just happened to be around. It's just press.
It's just publicity. It's cool. There are so many chinks in this guy's
armor and I'm vindictive. On so many different levels I'm vindictive.
I can't watch all of his interviews. I get so much shit sent to me. This
guy said I talked about his son's name and I still don't know his son's
name as we speak. It's a shame I don't know your son's name, but I do
know this: it's a shame his father's a bitch.
confirm, are you down with the kidnappers from the movie?
I didn't watch that movie. I don't watch rapper movies, period. My whole
thing is if I don't believe your story, I'm not going to hate. If I don't
fuck with you then I just don't fuck with you. I can't necessarily shit
on nobody but I can't sit on your bandwagon. I might have an opinion on
somebody but I'm not going to start no shit because then I look like a
hater. If I say, Game ain't no real Blood then I'm a hater because he's
selling all his records. But if you give me a reason to pull your thong
up, I'm going to pull your thong up.
positive side of things, Eat or Die is dope.
He's really doing more for me than I'm doing for him. I'm not fucking
with my company and he's on a billion-dollar company but he's on the bullshit
side of the company. When's the last time Geffen sold some rap? I'm not
on mine but he's using his machine to sell me. He's acting like I'm Superman
and they dragged me out. He's using his media to promote me. He's on Rap
City saying he had to knock me out. How come I didn't have any blood on
my sweater? I'll admit to what happened. His homeboy punched me and I
have a little shiner under my eye because of that. That was the other
nigga. I didn't get it from you. You hit me in the head with a bottle
from behind. I was awake the whole time. I was so angry I went to your
black Range Rover. Let's get the truth out. Ask anybody who was there.
I don't expect
the Game to be truthful because he's never been truthful throughout his
whole career. He's a fucking funny-bunny. You can't expect somebody to
own up to the kind of human being they are. I was never a Blood or a Crip.
If it was popular to Crip Walk, I didn't do it because that's not me.
I could have come out of prison and got a tattoo but I threw on a sweater
and said, I'm King of the West. I don't have an identity crisis. It's
bitch-ass niggas like him who really set the West Coast back. He's a made-up
nigga and it sets the West Coast back. He's got a couple dollars and a
little fame and he wants to keep it. His stories are getting old. Nobody
wants to hear, Fuck 50 Cent. 50's saying, Go sit in this corner at Geffen
and pay me. He's throwing a tantrum. He's a baby.
are talking about Eat or Die now.
like everybody told me after this shit, and trust me, I talked to some
real niggas. They were like, You have to address it and let people know
that he did not knock you out. If he did I would have to address it. They're
saying, Your name is the topic of the week. We got two contrasting stories
because his story keeps on changing. Eat or Die was a dope mixtape before
the Game hit me with a bottle. And trust me, I'm popping out in '07. I've
got my ducks lined up. He just threw me in the spotlight sooner than I
thought I would be. Go cop Eat or Die. There's a lot of shit on there
with real West Coast niggas on there.
your goals for Eat or Die at this point?
manufactured a certain amount and we'll put this jab on the next pressing.
I haven't even used audio and all that shit. I'll probably add "Hush
Little Baby" to the repress.
you go about getting the collaborations you wanted?
I fuck with
people. Those are just the people I fuck with. Alchemist is a friend now.
He threw me a beat and I got one on his mixtape. We fuck with each other
now. I have relationships because I've always tried to be me, whether
or not I've sold a million records. People respect me for my records and
they respect me for who I am. I don't put on fronts. They fuck with me
whether I'm popping or not. It's cool. Khao just did TI's two singles
and he helped me out. It just came together. I reach out to the people.
These are people I fuck with. Niggas are like, Ras, do your thing. We
got your back. I don't have people trying to chop my head off. Hopefully
the music speaks for itself and not the publicity and bullshit.
it working with Al again?
I think we
really remembered how much we got along and enjoyed hanging out. He's
a good dude. I smoke his weed and we hang out. Me, him, P, 40 Glocc and
Storm all hang out. There's mutual respect there. It was awkward for awhile
with me and Al, plus he wasn't comfortable around me. We just decided
to move past it instead of me holding a grudge forever. I had to grow
up too. At the end of the day we made amends and it's cool. Al's got hot-ass
beats, so fuck it. It's good to get back to having a cool homie. That's
how it had started in the beginning. He has hot shit and he's a talented
producer who happens to be from the West. Being on the East Coast, it's
like having a little slice of home.
your relationship with Joell Ortiz?
I fuck with
them because of my man Quest. He linked us up. I needed a studio one day
and it just so happened that where I live, their studio is close. I met
Joell and I had already heard of him anyway. Mike Heron, who co-manages
Joell, is Haitian so we ended up fucking with each other. I fuck with
him and I fuck with Joell. We clicked up and were like, Let's knock some
shit out. The track on Eat or Die was for Joell's mixtape but I liked
it so much I wanted to use it. I asked them if I could. They were like,
Shit came out crazy. Fuck it. It's family shit really.
the Rakim tour go?
As a fan, I just felt like, Damn, this is an incredible opportunity. I've
been acquainted with Rakim but I can't say I know him. I got to know him
now and that was just crazy. Most of my favorite rappers I'm pretty acquainted
with. That goes from Jay-Z to Nas to Ludacris to whoever. When people
say who the greatest rapper ever is, arguably it's going to be between
Rakim and KRS-One. The crazy thing is at the tour, I'm here performing
with Rakim and Styles P out on stage with Kid Capri DJ'ing and then Kris
comes out to do "The Bridge is Over." Them being on stage together
has never happened before. Rakim told the audience I'm going to be on
his album, The Seventh Seal. For every great player, there's a hater on
the side. I've been doing me, working hard, and somebody will try to throw
some hate in there. That's what he did. I'm not going to let that affect
me at the core of my person, but I still have to deal with it.
the next move for Ras Kass?
going to air this faggot out for fun. What he did ain't gonna ride. It
is what it is. I'm here to promote Eat or Die and air out this bitch-ass
nigga, The Game, right now. That, today, is where my brain is at.
worried about the negative energy you're putting into The Game taking
away from your music?
I don't think
I'm putting out a negative energy. I think he created the negative energy
and I have to direct it in a way I want to direct it. Any fucking, thinking,
breathing human being that for one, if you get jumped by a motherfucker
who's bigger than you and stronger than you, supposedly, and he doesn't
have enough heart to start a fight with you and he has to hit you when
your back is turned, I call what I'm doing "righteous rap."
As a man, I'm offended. You faggot, you hit me from behind with a bottle.
What if you hemorrhaged my brain? You sick faggot. I'm very offended on
some man shit. On some rapping shit, we have to deal with it on that level
today. Any nigga who's ever been jumped and they hit you with your back
turned, whatever. You're going to be mad, like, You faggots. You're going
to be offended. I don't think I have the negative energy. For every action
there's an equal and opposite reaction.
you want to say to everybody?
on MySpace and RasKass-Central.com.
It's been good that I've been able to see most of the fans even though
I only did half of the Rakim tour. I got distracted on this shit. Not
only did I have to talk to you, I had to talk to my mother, my brother
everybody heard is that I have a wired jaw. Do you think I wanted to sit
here these past few days and talk about The Game? As a human being, that's
not what I want to do. To be forced to have to do it because he's talking
about me, it's like, Why? Just because your life is going down the drain,
why do you have to pull me down with your bullshit.
the people who came and supported on this Rakim tour. Obviously I won't
be rapping through the wire like Kanye. Get the mixtape. I think it's
kind of crazy. I think it came out good. This was really me frustrated
in dealing with this Capitol shit. Everybody has a culture. It's dope
that the Puerto Ricans are representing and I had to rep for the Frenchies,
for the Creole niggas, the Haitian niggas, for the Ivory Coast niggas
and the niggas in France. Let me rep for mine. That's why I did that.
That's why it's called Eat ou Mourir. There's definitely love for everybody
but I'm definitely repping for the French niggas. The only other one doing
that is Wyclef.
say my records are like time capsules of how I felt at the time. This
is prior to this little incident that happened, but I probably will add
this record to it when we reprint. It all depends on what the homo does
next. That will determine what I do next. Forget all the hype and the
hoopla. Let the music speak. Enjoy Eat ou Mourir and "Hush Little