been working man, trying to keep up with everything.
a lot of your stripes in battling, how did you get your start?
My boy Skill
was a close friend with Riggs from Fight Klub. Skill recommended me to
Riggs. Riggs finally invited me up and I went up there to Fight Klub and
just started battling niggas.
your record at Fight Klub?
I took a
robbery from Murda Mook and I gave one away to Sam Scarfo, so I'm 7-2.
Those are the two I remember because of the bullshit that went on behind
those battles, but it's all good.
at the Murda Mook battle?
P stopped me in the free-for-all round at 60 seconds and then let Mook
rhyme forever. It ain't shit though. Niggas know when I step in the Fight
Klub, it's on. Niggas pray they don't get called to the table to battle
been your most memorable battle so far?
All of them.
I cherish every battle. It's always a pleasure.
make songs though?
are piff. If a person gets me confused with just being a battle rapper,
then they need to get in a session with me. I've been hearing a lot of
songs lately and they all sound like shit.
from D12 has showed you some love, how did you link up with him?
I met him
at Fight Klub. He thought I was dope. He flew me out to Detroit to battle
I did my thing. I also met the rest of the D12 and they showed me lots
of love. Now we're working together on some music.
you doing with Mr. Porter right now?
with him heavily. I got four or five joints done with him already. Every
time I see him, I hit him up for more tracks. I got like 12 joints from
him ready to be done, and I also got a joint with Proof and Bizarre that's
crack. I'm trying to steal that for my project.
feel like you should have been invited to Puerto Rico for the Mixshow
Power Summit Battle?
should have been out there. I didn't take it as a loss, I took it as a
vacation. I already know I'm that dude, so it ain't no big deal about
me not being there when you already know your presence is felt.
you so sure that you're that dude?
sure a lot of people that was at that battle in Puerto Rico was looking
forward to seeing Scarchild. They were looking forward to seeing me. I
know they saw me on that Fight Klub Promotional CD they gave out in Puerto
What separates you right now from everybody else?
that separates me is that I'm a little more humble than these other dudes.
I like to fall back and speak when spoken to. A lot of other rappers are
always budging in everybody else's business. Everyone wants to throw their
two-cents in. Another thing that separates me is that I can do that song
for the streets, for the ladies, that political song, and when it comes
time for the battle, I can bite your head off.
I don't stand
with none of them other MC's. I stand with Scarchild. I'm in a category
of my own. I'm just me. It would take a warrior to fill my shoes. My music
is from the heart. I write about what I've been through. A lot of MC's
write about what they've seen or heard about. I do it for the niggas in
the struggle the niggas that hustle in front the building from sun up
to sun down that shorty who pops in locked up and moms working 2 jobs
just to make ends meet, and know body is home when he gets in from school
he's eating fruit loops for breakfast lunch, and dinner I do it for those
who cry out but don't have a voice, that's who I do it for, If you ain't
about shit, then my music isn't for you.
are you working on right now?
I'm working on finishing up my album, "Scarred for Life." When
that's finished, we'll start shopping it to these labels. I got about
70 songs done right now. I only have a couple of joints left to do, and
then we'll start picking the best ones from those. I got some crazy production
on there like Mr. Porter, Alchemist, Fury, Big K.O., and a few other dudes
who you might not have heard of, but I'm going to make them famous.
been the most frustrating bump in the road so far?
say "that's not hot," or "that's hot, but I don't think
that's going to do it." It's hard when you come across assholes that
don't really know music. They want you to sound like "so-and-so"
because he's hot right now. That's not me. I can only be Scarchild and
no one else. The real problem is that real street niggas and industry
people mix like oil and water. I make my music for the niggas in the struggle,
for that dude who hustles on the block from sun-up to sun-down to that
shorty whose pops is locked up and his moms is working two jobs just to
make ends meet, or for that kid whose moms is smocked out and all he eats
is Fruit Loops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I do it for those who
want to cry out but have no voice. The industry cats don't understand
that. They want to party all the time. Life ain't a party where I'm from.
your goals right now?
My goal is
to give good music to the people, I want to be recognized and respected
and have my music heard. However my manager Big Mo and I can make that
happen, that's what we're going to do. Any label that wants to sell a
lot of records, holler at me.
next for you?
somebody puts something on the table. If not, I'm just going to keep hitting
the streets with these fire-ass joints. I'm just going to keep hitting
you in the head with this Scarchild shit. I got the Scarchild story coming
to DVD. My dude Big Star from "2 Raw for the Streets" is putting
that out. It should be in stores late December. I got my Far Rock dudes
on there, Mike Miles and Stack Bundles. Look out for that.
you want to say to everyone out there reading this?
I know it
looks like I'm upset with Fight Klub. I'm not. We had a meeting with International
P and squashed everything. If it wasn't for me and a few others, Fight
Klub wouldn't be shit. You probably won't see me on any of their DVD's
they're putting out, but it's all good. I'm the Fight Klub Champ. If anybody
feels differently, holler at me. And I just want to say thank you to everyone
that's been supporting me.
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