Drama King DJ Kay Slay has started his trek to the
budding world of hip-hop moguls with Street Sweepers Entertainment. And to get
things going in force, he’s signed Papoose as his first young gun to jumpstart
Many remember Papoose from his days with the
Kool G Rap, as he was featured on the legend’s Roots of Evil album and
other songs. But, it was one freestyle in particular that Slay said impressed
"Remember that ‘Alphabetical
Slaughter?’(click to see Papoose) Well, we redid that shit over
and it’s on my album and he added a verse where he is going backwards.
I had to give him a shot," he said.
Slay said that the hungry rapper basically irritated
him into giving him the opportunity of a lifetime.
“The ni**a was coming in front of the [Hot
97] radio station every week giving me CDs [talking about] I’m the hottest
ni**a. You hear that shit a lot. I didn’t know that was the same person
that was f**kin’ with [Kool] G Rap. The day I came out the building, he
just got on my nerves. He was like, ‘I’m the hottest ni**a, you frontin
on me,’” Slay explained. “So I listened because he was starting
to become a menace. I was like ‘Damn, he’s nice [an impressive rapper].’”
Kay Slay said that he allowed Pap to show case
his skills on his Drama Hour show, which airs every Thursday and the calls flooded
in praising his new protégée.
“The phone lines just started exploding
and everybody was like ‘Who the f**k is that?’” he said.
Although, he hasn’t secured a deal with
Street Sweepers Ent, Slay said it would not be with his current recording home
of Sony Columbia.
The Drama King was unhappy with Columbia’s promotion
efforts for his album The Street Sweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game,
which featured guest appearances from Three 6 Mafia, Scarface, Ghostface, Joe
Budden, G-Unit, 50 Cent, Joe, Eminem, Obie Trice, Cam’Ron and others.
“Columbia don’t know how to handle
hip-hop,” he said. “I gave them a class A album with class A artists."