|I once read, that
you help fellas behind bars, that you're organizing
things and are a contact person between the guards
and the inmates. What are you exactly doin'?
|I was in charge of
helping the prisoners get certain rights and items
to improve our living. But they moved me to a new
|Don't know if you
have seen the movie "Slam" with Saul Williams.
He fights violence behind bars with words, with
poems, with hip-hop. Do you think words can make
a difference in jail?
|No, I didn't see the
movie. But yes, words are powerful. They can heal
|Are you reading
behind bars? What was the last book you've read?
|The dictionary. That's
a good book.
|Can you identify
any probable injustice done to you during the process
which ended for you in jail?
|I had a lot of fights
and I get locked up a lot in here. I fight with
inmates and officers but mostly officers. Officers
don't care: they jump you, beat your ass and lock
you up. I stay locked up, but they can't break me.
|Nowadays a whole
lot MCs aren't taking their spiritual growing to
their lyrics. They're stuck in that boomboomglitterfakeshizz,
they aren't evolving their talent and responsibility
to the fullest. What are your thoughts on that topic?
What effect could this have on the youth? As hip-hop
is the language of our sons and daughters.
|A negative effect.
It's not worth it. They, the children, need to focus
|After the murder
of Jam Master Jay: Where will all this violence
|On the first page
of the newspaper everyday. Hip Hop is dead. They
/ He killed Jam Master Jay!! The Shit we do now
looks like Hip Hop, but it's not. It died with Jay.
He didn't deserve no shit like that.
|A little flashback:
How and in which form did you experience hip-hop
as a teenager? How was hip-hop in Manhattan back
in the days?
|I'm doing the same
thing today I was doing then. I'm an emcee. I grew
up around the Rock Steady Crew. You had to do something.
Frosty Freeze helped me a lot. I need to give him
more props in interviews, Bip up Frost!
|Who were your influences?
|Frosty Freeze, King
Sun, Bamabaata, Kool G. Rap, Large Professor.
|Please name some
artists you respect.
|Right now I'm only
focused on Daybyday artists like Prophetix, LightHeaded,
Cadence. We have an artist named Bushe. He lives
on the island of Jamaica. When his material hits
the United States, it's over! I love Sean Paul,
but I out Bushe in the class with Bounty Killer.
Bushe is going to the next level and I'm glad he's
taking us with him.
I respect Rayna
Shine. She's an artist that I will be working
with on my next album. She's a producer and for
some reason female producers don't get props in
the industry. But she's an emcee as well. That's
how I found out about her. Right now she's working
on her own ventures which I respect and back 100%.
She just put out a single featuring Poison Pen on
her own signature label called Rainmakerz.
I expect us to do a joint venture in the sometime
near future with Daybyday. She's an intelligent
|Are you still writing
lines in prison?
|Could you hit us
up with 1 or 2 lines you`ve recently written?
|Sorry!! I can't. They
might end up on Nas' next album.
|What is important
for you when you write a rhyme?
|Nothing! I can write
anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Music, no music. Don't
|I picked some lyrics
I love. Could you comment them: "Lord why do
you love me, I don`t even love me"
|The creator never
give up on me; even when I do. Every time I quit
The Creator makes me continue. It's hard to really
|Are you a religious
"Fatal attraction actions alter my mind state
/ meet your fate cause up goes the death rate"
|That's at the end
of "Life or Death". That was Death telling
me that she loves me to death and I can't leave
her or she'll kill me. Funny huh?
is Life, loyal, would never do me wrong / With the
best move she was a beautiful song / A schoolgirl,
|Just that good young
lady growing up most young kids don't pay attention
to in school. Smart, not into being 'fast', acts
her age and if you look at her ,she is so beautiful.
The kind of girl that when you are a grown man you
say `damn look at her now. I should've married her
when I had the chance.'
|For me "The
downfall of Ibliys" represents a wide spectrum
of human life - love, melancholy, aggression.....
I love to listen to it after a hard day. It can
help to process the experiences of the day. Is it
important for you to honestly portray your life
in your lyrics?
|Yes. Some more famous
artists seem to prefer to discuss 'the lives of
others' as their own when only one percent of that
is really true. They get an image like they lived
it. That shit is crazy: they sell millions and millions
of records. By the time their supporters find out
that they're full of shit, it's too late. They have
all the money in the world, moved out the hood and
give nothing back to the hood. Meanwhile your kids
are trying to be like them: selling drugs, shooting
guns, getting killed or put in jail forever, trying
to 'keep it real', give girls - young girls - ecstasy
and shit. Now all I hear is how many times 50 Cent
got shot. In a Rolling Stone Interview Eminem said
some real stupid shit about "Kids like it when
people get shot and that's why they love 50 Cent".
Not in those exact words, but basically. Now here
go the two biggest stars we have in the game and
they make getting shot look like it's fun. Or that
to be a good emcee you have to 'get shot'. Like
A&R's are going to turn your demo down because
you didn't get shot. Like "What? You only been
shot two times? No I`m sorry, only R&B singers
are accepted with two gunshot wounds. Come back
when someone bust at least three more caps in your
ass". Well, if that's the case I've been shot
ten times with larger caliber bullets than 50 Cent.
Also at a closer range than 50 Cent. So can I get
2 million dollars? Don't get me wrong: he has skills
and will probably sell 10 million records easy but
that 'showing his bullet proof vest for pictures'
is clown shit. That's to promote to young people,
cause adults in the street game don't show their
vest unless they got on a bulletproof helmet with
a visor. I hope he'll grow out of it. I like him.
I want to see him battle Nas. I think that would
be an excellent battle. Don't you? Well the people
want to see it. So give the people what they want!
|What was the best
day in your life?
|So far, my birth.
|Could you drop
some lines bout D.J. Fisher and DaybyDay Entertainment?
Where have you met?
|Let's get this straight:
Nobody finds D.J. Fisher; he finds you!! I've know
D.J. for some years now. When Daybyday was just
a dream, he single handedly turned it into reality.
D.J. is the best. Period!! He's like my brother.
My mother calls him her son; she loves him. He's
a good honest business man.
|What are your goals
with Daybyday as soon as you're on the outside?
into the model industry and film industry. And work
directly with actors and actresses as an personal
agency. Also handle corporate accounts in the travel
industry accommodating artists and companies independent
and major. If interested in any of the fields mentioned,
please contact Mr. Fisher at daybydayent.com.
We can help you!
|What are your plans
for the future?
|I'm gonna work on
my next album.
|What can we expect
from "Scars And Memories" album that will
be released soon?
|I don't know. It's
old stuff and totally different from "The Downfall
Of Ibliys". Actually it's the prequel to it.
|Some word associations
in the end: Life.
|The women I love.
|What is your message
for the future babies of the world?
|Be yourself. Don't
follow bad people!! Love your fellow human beings.
|Place for shout
outs and co.....
|Shout outs to Large
Professor, Doctor Butcher, Kool G Rap. To all music
artists trying to get in this business. Don't stop.
Don't let anyone tell you that you're not good enough.
|Percy Carey, thank
you for taking the time. My thoughts are with you.
to Brolin Winning, D.J. Fisher and tadah for making
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