are your duties entail as the president of Diplomat Records?
With Diplomat its no set duty. I can have the camera or the tape recorder. I
answer phones. I write checks, to sweeping floors. That’s my duty, because this
is my business and we still up and running fabulous. Thank Dame for everything.
We don’t allow people to know our position and we try not to flaunt it. Right
now my friend Degar, he can come in he can come up with an idea that will make
us millions and he’ll just run it. We’ll give him the paper, that’s just how
we work. But everybody know the position they gotta play.
does everybody consider you the Eddie Kane (from the 5 Heartbeats)
or the crazy dude out of the Dipset?
I just bring the charisma. I actually come up with a lot. I help with everything.
Just because my name is not on it doesn’t mean my hands was not in it. I wouldn’t
be labeled the President. You don’t just get labeled a President in that type
of position because you just know somebody. I also just put back a lot of business
information and I just tell Cam. I work threw Killa to get a lot of things done.
did you and Jimmy Jones meet? I’m sure yall been friends forever.
Basically it was with Jim, that’s how we really tied into each other. I met
Jim in Summer School. I had to go to summer school for math in the third grade,
so I walked in there and I was just sitting by this real short lightskin dude.
We was telling people who our mothers names was and he said sally. That was
his grandmother and my mother name was sally so that was the connection. Then
he lived on the fifth floor and I lived on the fifth floor and he lived in Harlem,
you know that little third grade thing. Then how it really sparked off. This
is the truth. I wasn’t gonna say it but f*ck it. This kid dropped a token on
the floor and I looked at it and Jim must of looked at it. So we went to get
the token and then we both was like damn near fighting for it almost. Then he
was like what you gonna do with it? I was like buy a pizza and we ended up splitting
it. We found a token that was a good token. And then after that I ran into Killa.
AllHipHop: So you
were with them in the Big L days and the Mase days?
Yeah I was supposed to be Mase’s hypeman, that’s how that started. I was gonna
be Mase’s hypeman because Cam is like "Yo, somebody gotta be the hypeman.
Puff took that. Puff ended up doing that. Killa was like don’t worry about it.
Once I get on its on. They we rhymed for B.I.G. and then it rocked.
AllHipHop: So yall
got a lot of success. Besides Jay-Z, you dudes have the platinum formula at
Roc-A-Fella. What do you do to maintain that?
We gonna stay rapping, working hard. What it is with us, we always come up with
ideas. Somebody might snap on somebody and just because of that, it leads into
a reason to get them.
AllHipHop: Do you
got a lot of businesses? I know Cam, Juelz and Jimmy got a lot of stores, marketing
companies, car services and all that.
All of that is tied in with all of us but like me myself, what I’m was gonna
branch off and do its coming up soon. I was gonna start buying abandoned buildings
and housing aids patients. I’m looking into that. Its real serious. It should
be coming up soon. I got a movie coming out. Its called "Come Home With
Me." Its like a biography of all of our lives.
when I talked to you for a different story, we couldn’t find you. Cam made it
seem like he might fire you because you were gone for so long.
You doing an interview with me, right? There are certain things-I cant really
talk about, but put it this way. There’s no way in the world Cam, Jimmy or Juelz
will actually really, really not know where I’m at.
you feel bad about missing a cover story for The Source because that was a big
I felt bad as a motherf*cker, believe me. You know that actually a lot of other
people started calling me and they wanted to make Eddie Kane/Freekey Zeeky t-shirts.
A lot of marketing things came up with that. That’s crazy. Actually I made a
couple dollars off of that. I made a couple thousand shirts.
last words on Dipset or you personally?
I don’t wanna say last cuz nothing ever last about Diplomats. Just stay tuned.
We about to do the damn thing. Just stay tuned and be prepared. Freekey all