Last year New Jersey-based rapper Vita anticipated
that her long-awaited album, La Vita Dolce ("The Good Life"),
would drop under the Murder Inc. banner. Her hopes would never come to fruition.
Instead the original female on Murder Inc. would walk away after being signed
to the label for over two years.
Now, the former Murder Inc. artist says she is
currently recording her next project, which she expects will see the light of
day. The rapper stresses she is working with an assortment of producers including
Damizza, Lil Rizzy,
Dame Grease , Lil Rizzy (aka Lil Rob), Grease and others.
Jumping straight to big records,
Vita boasts she recently recorded a song with R&B-turned-punk rocker Pink
called Finally Goodbye.
Ive been stagnated for a long time
now and Ive been fighting a war thats not mine, Vita says
to AllHipHop.com. I just want everybody to know that Im still here
and Im not going nowhere.
Irv Gotti admitted on record that he never wanted
to lose the first lady of Murder Inc, but says his upstart grew impatient as
the labels roster blossomed. Previously, Gotti said Vita spazzed out
with the addition of Charli Baltimore and wanted more creative control, something
he was unwilling to relinquish.
Still contractually bound to Murder Inc., Vita
speaks on her situation and the direction she wants her still-promising career
AllHipHop.com: What do you mean when you say
a "war thats not yours?"
Vita: I said Ive been fighting a war thats
not my war. Im in the middle of a situation that really doesnt have
anything to do with me, but Im being affected by it.
AllHipHop.com: You cant speak more specific?
AllHipHop.com: Is that what led you to leave?
Did you leave? Some people said you were dropped.
Vita: No I wasnt dropped, all the world
needs to know is that Ive been stagnated.
Vita was not dropped from the label, I just been stagnated to the point where
I just basically threw myself back in the studio. Im just basically in
the middle of a situation that really has nothing to do with me.
AllHipHop.com: But you cant say what that is?
Vita: No, not yet
AllHipHop.com: I heard you on a Kay Slay tape today.
Vita: We did that record like 2 years ago and
they just releasing it.
AllHipHop.com: Who did you do that with?
Vita: Me, Lil Mo, Ja and Envy. I have
some hot records like the joint that Pink just did with me called Finally
Goodbye. Its crazy, its hot.
AllHipHop.com: How did you hook up with Damizza?
Hes from the West Coast right?
Vita: Ive had a relationship with him
for a while now. We actually did about 4 songs together. Hes a real person
thats been showing me love outside of the B.S. thats been going
on. I got Lil Rizzy a.k.a. Lil Rob. He did Hot Spot
for Foxy. He used to be signed to Irvs production company Top Dog. Grease;
Vacant Lot, Jay 5; Vacant Lot, Steve Rizzum; he produced Pinks first album.
I just have a lot of different people showing me love and Im just in the
studio working and doing joints, building up.
AllHipHop.com: Have you secured a deal yet?
Vita: There are several deals on the table but
I cant make any moves because of things thats going on right now.
AllHipHop.com: Are you still kind of hemmed up in a contract
Vita: I wont say that, its just a lot
of things going on where people cant get certain information that they
AllHipHop.com: Is Hype your manager?
AllHipHop.com: But hes the one that introduced
you to Murder Inc.?
Vita: Yeah, Im signed to Hypes production
AllHipHop.com: Was it an issue between him and
Irv? Irv made it sound like it was Hype was the one that got upset with your
project being pushed back. Would you say that was accurate?
Vita: Their both businessmen and I can say that
of course its accurate. Hes going to feel the way he feels, thats
why I told you Ive been stagnated for awhile and Im fighting a war
thats not my war.
AllHipHop.com: So you feel like your stuck between those
Vita: I just feel like Im fighting a war
thats not my war.
AllHipHop.com: Was it your decision to actually leave or
were you guided that way?
Vita: Put it like this, Im grown and I
can speak for myself. Thats all I need to say. If there was anything said
in reference to Vita wanting to leave it never came out my mouth. Im grown
and now I have to go full speed ahead
on making a decision thats best for me.
AllHipHop.com: Was it scary to do that cause
Murder Inc. is one of the top labels in Hip Hop and R&B, tied to really
big company like Def Jam. A lot people would be kind of scared to make that
Vita: Its still all love, but this is
a business. Its nothing personal.
AllHipHop.com: I know Charlie Baltimore made
it clear that yall didnt have any beef. In fact they were really
hesitant about saying that you actually left, at least Ja and Charlie were.
Are you still on good speaking terms with them?
Vita: Im still on good terms with everybody
and its all love.
AllHipHop.com: I dont think they want you
to leave cause they used to keep talking like you were still with them.
They were still saying you were on Murder Inc. Do you think thats the
case; that they still want you there?
Vita: Thats what Im hearing. In
any situation actions speak louder than words.
AllHipHop.com: Did you have an album finished?
Vita: Yeah, just about. The Pink and Lil
Rob records have been done way after the situation. I put myself back in the
studio so I can continue to work and be an artist. Im fighting a war thats
not my war. I will definitely keep you up to date with whats going on.
Like I said, Im fighting a war thats not my war. I dont have
no animosity toward the Inc. Im just trying to stay working and keep busy.