rom Fresh Princes Summertime, to Dre and Snoops Nuttin But a G Thang, Hip-Hop has expressed itself quite well at a barbeque. Even today, in an era that is fueled by beef, theres still plenty of room for chicken, shrimp, and baked beans too just ask G-Units Lloyd Banks and Young Buck.
As Young Buck will have you begging for recipes, Lloyd Banks says that he may sneak in some family cooking to Saturdays barbeque so as not to get sick before Fridays concert. G-Unit is known for their workaholic ways, but see how two of Hip-Hops biggest stars kick it when they get a chance. But if you think youre gonna either rapper off his guard on the Playstation, think again. AllHipHop.com gets live at the barbeque with G-Unit.
AllHipHop.com: Youve got the AllHipHop.com/G-Unit Barbeque coming up this weekend. Are you with the games or the BBQ?
Lloyd Banks: Im definitely going to be at the barbeque – as well as everybody else whos in town. I dont want to throw any names, because the scheduling is crazy. I am definitely looking forward to it going to do my thing, so the bottom line is Ive been waiting for this for a while and Im looking forward to the show [on Friday].
AllHipHop.com: Lots of people have strong opinions of what music is acceptable at a barebeque. What do you like listening to?
Lloyd Banks: Well, of course, my music. I came up on all kind of music, from Biggie to Pac, Queens artists. I wanna hear my music, this is G-Unit Barbeque and we got about nine to ten people on the roster, so you can expect to hear that. No joke.
Young Buck: In the South, we f**k with a lot of Scarface, a lot of UGK, a lot of Young Jeezy. Then we switch over to the Snoop Dogg and the Ice Cube. You know, you cant have a barbeque without the Ice Cube and the Snoop Dogg [or] no kind of West Coast, I think they are pretty much known for the barbeques, they known for getting a barbeque crackin. Some old school, you cant do no barbeque if you dont have some Isley Brothers.
AllHipHop.com: What did you listen to at barbeques growing up?
Young Buck: I remember Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, N.W.A. But believe me, when it comes to N.W.A. and back then, I would just hear the music. Tupac and Biggie Smalls, I started to really understand it, through the Brendas Got a Baby and Pour Out a Little Liquor. I was a real young buck then, but I listened to Kool Moe Dee. When Kool Moe Dee came out with the Wild Wild West, I had my cap gun in my hands. I was one of them young n***as moving like that.
AllHipHop.com: What kind of food are you into, Banks?
Lloyd Banks: Probably the same thing you like, man. I dont eat pork or nothing like that, but I get my chicken in. Thats about it. Im on a workout diet right now. Im a regular dude, as far as going to the big restaurants and stuff like that, Im not that bourgeoisie with it. I might just get some food from my grandmother. I dont trust anybody. I dont want to get sick before the show.
AllHipHop.com: Your grandmother?
Lloyd Banks: My grandmother is the best cook in the world.
AllHipHop.com: Whats your favorite dish that she makes?
Lloyd Banks: Jerk chicken, rice and beans. Im half black and half Puerto Rican, so the Puerto Rican side of me is on the plate every night. So rice and beans, barbeque chicken rice and beans, everything got rice involved.
AllHipHop.com: Whats the food in Nashville about? Is it all about barbeque?
Young Buck: I mean, barbeque-wise, we f**k with the beef ribs, chicken, potato salad, barbeque beans. I dont f**k with the pork. You got to have the grilled barbeque shrimp. I am all over the stove myself, puttin it together myself.
AllHipHop.com: You cook?
Young Buck: They dont catch me in that mode everyday, but 50 [Cent] has had some of that Young Buck barbeque. The whole crew can co-sign my gangsta with it. Im a bad muthaf**ka, know what I mean?
AllHipHop.com: Whod you learn the game from?
Young Buck: I learned the game from the streets, nobody sat me down
AllHipHop.com: [Laughing] The barbeque game.
Young Buck: My moms. I watched my moms. I was real young when my mom would have get-togethers, barbeques, card games, and fish-frys. My mom was a hell of a cook, and I got it out of her, my father wasnt really there. I had to take care of the whole house, I had a house of about six or seven muthaf**kas, so I had to feed the whole crew.
AllHipHop.com: You mentioned card games, do you play video games? Theres going to be a gaming tournament coming up at the AllHipHop.com Barbeque
Young Buck: I dont play no video games, but I got a couple of homeboys who are sick. I like to bet. I bet money – know what I mean? I got a homeboy who can whoop anybodys ass, take any game there is, straight up sportswise. So, put that on AllHipHop.com – if theres anybody out there willing to put up any money up, straight up.
Lloyd Banks: I play the first few weeks when they come out, then I dont really have enough time. I used to be an NBA Live head, and played Madden too. We played for money though. It gets old though. Im always on the go and dont have enough time. When Im not recording or have free time, we sit down and play. I am the champ though, so I guess Im rather good.