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M.O.P: Rocksteady Pt. 2

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AllHipHop.com: What you think about Hip-Hop in

general not taking any risks?

BD: I mean trends is dope, but it got to be something

that really means something. Like who really cares, I was just telling a homie

the other day: I got a lot of respect for B.I.G., always had a lot of respect

for B.I.G. he’s a good dude. B.I.G. brought us ‘Fasache.” After

a year had died out, the people that was buying [it], was dudes and females

that wanted to the clubs and flash and show chicks that they had a $600 sweater

on and the year was all over. But realize that $600 for a sweater is a lot of

money. That was a lot of money. I’ve been making money all my life and

I’ve never paid $600 for a sweater, that’s not me. It ain’t going

to happen. For one, I don’t want to look like you. For two, I got these

kids at the house, what the f**k I look like with a $600 sweater on that sh*t?

Don’t make sense. We continue to do it our way, we do it for the street.

Not only the street but we do it for other people who don’t know how it

is in the street. The street don’t go nowhere, my father was there, God

bless him, my brothers, god bless them, all the other homies god bless them,

whatever, I was there, I just try to prevent my kid form going there but it’s

still going to be there. The street will never die.

AllHipHop.com: What made you guys tour with Pharaoh

Monche and Scratch?

BD: You ever seen Pharaoh rock? Pharaoh rocks, gets down. Scratch, you ever

seen Scratch rock? We just want to make good music. And tour with people that

really down for it, that go out there and give it their all, even if their all

ain’t banging, you still give it your all. Like don’t come on the

stage, you not coming on the stage all dolled up and sh*t, this is Hip-Hop,

and this is the bottom, and that’s how you got to bring it, you got to

give all your effort. And I know that Scratch and Pharaoh do that. So that’s

why we ride with them.

AllHipHop.com: What about the Indie route, do

you guys think you’ll take that route?

BD: It can be Turkey and Cheese Records, it doesn’t

even matter. As long as I can get to where I need it to be, and I need it to

be global. It don’t make a difference. We can work something out right

now. I got the burner at the crib, we go out and burn a thousand copies, ship

them s**ts out, whatever, as long as it can get there.

AllHipHop.com: How’s Teflon [crew member]?

BD: Tuff chilling, I was listening to some joints,

like two, three days ago.

AllHipHop.com: He coming out again?

BD: Yeah. He f**king with Black ass Def Jam,

of course.

AllHipHop.com: What do you mean?

BD: I don’t know. That’s wack ass Def

Jam. Tef been signed to Def Jam for like two years though. And Tef got smokers

though, smokers, see they don’t know Def Jam personally. I ain’t afraid

to say it, I don’t give a f**k who’s who. I’ll stomp a n***a

the f**k out. So like them fa**ots at Def Jam, them is not, like we’re

not friends at all. Like I don’t want to have no meeting with none of ya’ll

none of that, don’t act like we cool none of that, let’s just act,

a spade is a spade. F**ker you don’t like me, and I don’t like you,

that’s it. I don’t try to stop.

AllHipHop.com: How come you didn’t like

them?

BD: You know what, and this is any label that’s

like this, it’s not just them, but you take Onyx, Boss, everybody over

there, even Ja Rule now, major millions, now you can’t pick up the phone

fool. Cause their s**t ain’t smoking no more, I don’t like that s**t.

This wavy bastard should be stabbed. Stabbed, I’m talking about in the

back and ripped down to their ass. All of them, I don’t care who the f**k

it is. Any disloyal n***a I don’t f**k with them. So that’s why I

don’t like them.

AllHipHop.com: How are things with the Roc?

BD: Roc-A-Fella is good; I mean you know the

history on them. They know how to go get it, they put your music where it need

to be, that’s all I can ask them for. I don’t ask for nothing else.

AllHipHop.com: What’s been the hold up?

BD: Man what else? You got to be comfortable.

You got to really be so comfortable that it’s so comfortable with talking

about the deal. So it doesn’t really get comfortable with it. Like as of

right now, there’s no other artist on Roc-A-Fella on the M.O.P. album.

AllHipHop.com: Not even that Jay-Z joint [“Throw

It In The Air”]?

BD: No, well that’s it. But that s**t probably

won’t make the album. Hopefully. I didn’t like the song. Not because

Jay is on it, just because of the tempo on the song, I didn’t like the

song. They good at what they do, and like every time I get the question, “So,

how’s Roc-A-Fella treating you?” We don’t know, we haven’t

put an album out yet, don’t ask me that. As a person, I think Dame is a

good business man you can’t front on him. He got out and did it. Biggs,

real good dude, Jada, homie from back in the day, always good to work with him.

But as far as the M.O.P. album coming out on Roc-A-Fella, I don’t know

yet.

AllHipHop.com: I guess some people have heard

Fame saying things on mixtapes.

BD: Like what?

AllHipHop.com: On the song lyrics about your

album not coming out yet…

BD: Oh yeah, but if we was mad, we’d go

up there and do it. Like we not b*tching. And I’m sure everybody knows

that, we not b***hes, we’ll go up there and do it. The three of us, we

don’t need no whole gang of us we’ll go up there and we’ll [ride]‘til

we fall. So if it was something like that, like I wouldn’t sit and talk

to this man and act like it wasn’t a problem if it was a problem. Anything

that I got to say at Roc-A-Fella about my project, I’ll say it to them.

We always come through, it’s never no loud talking, its never was no beef

or nothing like that.

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