Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 at 7:16 am
Reppin’ (What city you reppin’?):
Affiliation (What crew or artists you roll with?):
Influences (Who inspires you? Not limited to just hip-hop):
My Mother. She owned a record store, worked in a record store. Artist wise Jimmy Castor, Funky Bunch, James Brown, Barry White, Kook G Rap.
Backstory (How’d you get in the game? How did the group form? What work did you put in before getting signed to a label?)
Being a fan, taping the radio, listening to the radio, Red Alert, Marly Marl, Babito, Teddy Ted, Special K. I didn’t know I wanted to rap till I met Rock. From then on I knew this is what I wanted in my life. Hip Hop definitely saved my life. If I wasn’t rapping, who knows what I’d be doing. I’d most likely be standing on the corner of some block doing shit I wasn’t supposed to be doing.
Current project (What are you pushing right now? What can people expect from it? Feel free to just hype your album here…why did you name the album that name? Was there a theme? Any funny stories during its creation?)
The album is Jesus Price Supastar out January 30th. I named it that cuz of the Bible, in the Bible it said Jesus went through the slums and spread the word, the word is God. Im going through the hood and Jesus Price, which is me, is going through the hood spreading the word and the word is real hip hop. I did most of the recording down south. I didn’t smoke like I wanted to cuz the Justus League studio is connected to a church. I study Islam, but I’m not trying to disrespect anybody’s church.
I also did a photoshoot inside a Church and people were inside praying during the photoshoot. I had one person come up to me and asked me to recite a prayer. So I babbled some verse off and told the woman to bless the God! LOL
Purpose (What kind of impact do you hope to have on the game? Do you just want to go platinum or is there something more?)
I don’t really know. That is for the people to decide. I hope when the album drops people go crazy and cop that shit.
Is hip-hop really dead? (Wax philosophical here, break down what you think of hip-hop today or compare it to when you were coming up. Good? Bad? Break it down!)
Nah. I think if Nas would had heard Monkey Barz he wouldn’t have said that. I don’t think he listened to Monkey Barz. Someone should tell Son to cop that shit.
Three wishes (If you had three wishes to change anything within hip-hop, what would they be? Bring someone back to life? Get a Kanye West beat? Make snap music disappear?):
I would bring my Mom back.
I would bring Pun back so we could do an album
Then with my third wish I would wish for 100 more wishes and on my 100th wish I would wile the fuck out!
THE SAVIOR WILL BE RECOGNIZED JANUARY 30th.