Rick: I study Islam
and prefer to call God, Allah. I have studied Islam for 7 years. I am a spiritualist,
I believe in God but I prefer to call him Allah
What attracted you to Islam?
Rick: Because Islam
is one of the most powerful dedicated regimented religions that I have ever
studied. And it opened up a whole new light for me.
Did you study this on your own, or did you have someone….
Rick: Allah, or
God, leads you towards what you are supposed to do, when I was thinking about
my stroke, and my mother and stuff, the only person I could turn to was God.
Christianity, I didn’t believe in. Islam is not interested in what you
wear, and it doesn’t care for all of that.
I had expressed converting to Islam, with a girlfriend of mines…
Rick: When you
convert to Islam you have to be ready, you have to pray five times a day. You
have to know what you are getting into.
She was immediately turned off, now with mainstream and in accordance with situation
Rick: There has always been in every religion, warriors and soldiers, you have
fanatics. Bin Laden, we are the Bin Laden terrorists of the world, we have killed
more people than Bin Laden and Saddam put together with Adolf Hitler. We dropped
bombs and killed millions of people in Japan.
AllHipHop.com: Do you consider the current war, a holy war?
Rick: No, it isn’t
a holy war, it is a war based on money. The only reason we went over there was
to kill Saddam to get the oil. It’s a shame, ‘cause Bush’s
racist brother was stopping blacks from going to the polls.
Have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11?
Rick: I loved it.
What do you think? I mean, Republicans believe it’s not true, but it is
fact based. The media seems to not be as critical of the President. The President
does not have the ultimate power; the largest power seat in the US is Chairman
of the House. Because you can’t f**k with him. That’s what Arnold
Schwartzenegger is going to run for. Louis Stokes is my first cousin and he
has been a congressman for over 50 years. Me and him talk a lot, and he told
me that’s the most important position. People don’t know that big
brother’s are going to be watching them.
I watched 1984 just the other day. I read the book when I was 15. I read the
book and then saw the movie and thought this is so much of what is starting
to happen today.
Rick: Yes, I read
it too. I never graduated from high school but I was damned if I was going to
be dumb. That’s why in my songs, I used innuendos and stuff I gave them
a glimpse of wordology, and I never lied to them.
Are you going to have these messages on your double album?
Rick: They already
have been. I had a song about nuclear warfare. I’m trying to talk to our
A lotta people like Bill Cosby, Spike Lee…
Rick: Bill Cosby
has no f**kin’ idea. Spike Lee is so self-f**king-indulgent. Danny Glover
is the only person that makes any sense. And Colin Powell is a cracker cookie
black killing piece of s**t. Bush is a f**kin’ maniac.
Wow. Have you heard of the possibility of a draft?
gonna be no f**kin’ draft. Soon as they do a draft, its gonna be a Third
World War right here in the United States, because Black people ain’t
You ain’t lying.
Rick: How is there
gonna be a draft when there ain’t even a World War. The next world war
is a button, man. And, Korea is gonna start that s**t up. Korea already told
us, “Kiss our ass!” [Like a U.S. official] “We’d like
to take all of your weapons of mass destruction and destroy them.” Korea
said, “I’ll tell you what you do, bring ya a#### over here! And
ya’ll destroy them, motherf**kers!”
Rick: And Revelations
in the Bible says, the Dragon will rise so shall be the end of the times. The
Red Dragon is Korea. Korea told us, “Kiss our ass! Now come on over here!”
I don’t think we’ll mess with Korea.
Rick: We said,
“Ok, excuse me.” Give me a f**kin’ break. Korea ain’t
having it. I love Korea, man. Korea is a Muslim country. There are many Muslims…It’s
very deep. Just think how I feel. Most people walking around the street just
don’t give a f**k that any minute if they don’t have money, they
will have a number stamped on their ass. They don’t give a f**k that money
is going to be obsolete.
You are right. I can’t seem to live without my ATM.
man. You won’t even need to type.
I’m on the computer too much.
Rick: All those
computer are gonna be taken away and its going to be vocal. Anything you want
the computer to do, you will talk to it. Its also going to watch you’re
In a way, they watch you now, because they can monitor your email, where you
Rick: No, the government
is going to run computers and TV’s. Eventually, there are things that
you can say in the telephone and you’ll have helicopters over your f**kin’
house in five.
My whole thing is how do you prevent these things from happening?
Rick: My whole
thing is being conscious and not just running around here thinking everything
is all right because it ain’t. And my whole thing is trying to teach other
Blacks, whoever wants to listen, that there is a better way. We can run this
s**t if we unify. All Spike Lee wants to do is talk about a bunch of bulls**t
and how mad he is about white folks. Bill Cosby don’t want to be Black.
I think Bill had some valid points, but I think he said them under the wrong
Rick: I been knowing
Bill for a long time. Man, Bill Cosby’s on a trip. We need to have a coalition…Bob
Johnson even sold BET. One day when we get together we can really sit down.
Oh, yeah. That would be great.
Rick: I get really
riled up now.