Brisco: Medicine Man
Its no industry secret that the Hip-Hop spotlight is
beaming down on Florida. Everyone
from Diddy to Timbaland own
homes in the area, and artists like T-Pain, Flo Rida,
and Pitbull have forced the industry to pay attention
to the Sunshine State. At the
center of all the attention is Miamis Poe Boy Entertainment, the home of
artists like Rick Ross and Flo Rida. So it goes without saying that Brisco, an MC that many people call the next biggest thing
to come out of Florida, is also on Poe Boy Entertainment.
Brisco is currently in the
studio putting the finishing touches on his first album, but he is by no means
a rookie. The prolific rapper has
been in the studio for the last ten years making songs, dropping mixtapes, and performing all over Miami. After hearing just one song, Timbaland asked to contribute tracks while Briscos talents landed him Weezys
Tha Carter III [La La]
Money Records when Lil Wayne decided to do a joint deal with Poe Boy
However, Briscos journey from Opa-locka
to success has not been without its bumps and bruises. Hes lost several family members and he
has been involved in two highly publicized beefs with Yung Berg and former labelmate Jackie-O. Quite understandably, the self proclaimed Prince of Miami has a lot to say on his
debut album Street Medicine, set to
drop in the summer of 2009, and in this very interview.
AllHipHop.com: You have a long time fan base, but for the people who are
just now hearing about you, how did you get started in the game?
I was young I use to always hang out in the studio with my cousin G -12, and he
introduced me to Rick Ross. The
first time I got in the booth was in front of Rick Ross because he wanted to
see what I could do and he liked what he heard.
AllHipHop.com: How did you first meet Lil Wayne?
Hurricane Katrina went down, they moved down here. Baby is a friend of E-Class (Poe Boy Entertainments CEO)
and thats how we met.
What is it like working with someone
like Lil Wayne?
is a genius. You wouldnt think such genius would come out such a small body
but he is a genius, and I like sparring with him cause he is the best.
Your former label mate Jacki-O
gave a really emotional interview to 89.1 about the incident that went down
between you and her at Lil Waynes video shoot. What exactly happened and how did yall end up beefin'?
Brisco: The video shoot was a closed
video shoot. She was at the shoot
and I told security to let her in.
When I got off the phone, I extended my hand out to her to say Wsup and she said Dont try and shake my hand, you real sometimey and Im like F**k you B***h and eventually security
ended up taking her off the set.
y'all spoken since?
Brisco: I dont
see no reason to talk to her, she doin' her and Im doin' me.
you still have beef with Yung Berg?
Brisco: I feel
like he was trying to degrade my city and degrade my brother so I went after
his career. His album only sold
40,000 in the first week so I feel like I did my job. I hope he makes better decisions when it come
to pickin beefs.
Ok. Off the
beefs and back onto the new album. Do you have an exact release date
an artist, you always want to be next, you cant wait
to be the next person to drop your album.
Well can you imagine, Ive been waiting like that for 10 years. We dont
have an exact release date but I been in the studio 25/8.
AllHipHop.com: What can people expect
from your album?
a tragedy what happened to Tupac, but I feel like Im
bringing the genuine feeling that he brought to the game. The whole album is really a classic.
your favorite single on the album?
Brisco: "R.I.3." You know normally
you say RIP but I say RI3 because of my mom, my brother and my father. That song is really about me and about
my life. If you ever really want
to know about me, then listen to that song.
you surprised by how much Miami really embraced you?
Brisco: Yeah I was really surprised cause Im
surrounded by a pond of haters, they like alligators, but it feels good.
you feel any pressure to keep up with fellow label mates like Flo Rida and Rick Ross?
course. I mean I
always had my own money cause I been doing shows in Miami
for the last five years, but they brought Maybachs and
now Brisco gotta get his Maybach. They
got houses sitting on like three and a half acres, and I want my big house too.
doing a collaboration with Timbaland. Can you talk a little bit about how
that came about?
Brisco: You know like a lot of celebrities,
he want a house where [they] party at, so he lives in Miami. I met him recording at the Hit
Factory. I let him hear a song of
mine called Mr. Genie and he was an instant fan. He wanted to get in with the movement and hes gonna do some tracks on the album. Man Timbaland
is like an uncle to me.
do you hope fans will say after they listen to your album?
hope they back it up and listen to it again. I want boyfriends to be mad at
their girl cause she listen to the album so much.
last words that you want to leave with your fans?
Brisco: Im the
realest thing in the streets since Tupac Shakur. Street Medicine, Brisco in the '09.