As rumors swirl about
50 Cent and G-Unit signing multiple veteran talents from across the country, one
more vet has added his name to the new arsenal of artists slated to be added to
Rap and Funk veteran Kokane
told AllHipHop.com that he is about to be the next artist signed to G-Unit Records.
"Spider Loc made it
all possible," Kokane told AllHipHop.com. "I talked to 50 Cent, and
he was like, ‘Man, I been listenin’ to you for a while, and looking for you
for like a year.’ Me and Snoop kinda went our separate ways," said Kokane.
Kokane, also often credited
as Mr. Kane or Jerry Long, already has been recording with Tony Yayo and Young
"Tony Yayo put me down
for four songs the first time I seen him," the veteran said of recording
with the Queens rapper. "I did four songs, did the hooks in less than two
hours. He was impressed by that. I thank him for the invitation."
The rapper’s career stems
from 1989 and his emergence into Hip-Hop, by way of family members in pioneering
West coast group Above The Law.
Kokane would go on to provide
many of the Funk inspired vocals on Dr. Dre hits like "Let Me Ride"
In 1994, Kokane debuted
with Eazy-E’s executive-produced Funk Upon a Rhyme.
In more recent years, he’s
worked with Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and Kurupt. Kokane reflected on this new
"I have influenced
a lot of people in this game. Instead of being mad at it, I’m honored,"
Kokane reflected. "But now, I’ve stepped into the right position –
that’s messing with G-Unit. They don’t have hidden agendas, they’ve got they
paper. Being with Sha Money [XL] and them, they some real n***as. Ain’t no sugar
coatin’ the game.”
Kokane said the ink hasn’t
dried on the deal yet, but that he was still officially with 50 Cent and company.
these [G-Unit] n***as so far, it’s been good – it’s a beautiful thing,
Kokane said. "The paperwork ain’t officially there, because we playing
phone tag with attorneys, but I’m G-Unit. Period."