Remy Martin, the
23-year-old protégée of Big Pun, lingers at a crossroads. She
is unsigned, but clearly commands the allure and lyrics to join any team or
label. AllHipHop.com caught up to Remy as she ponders the future and a bunch
of other entertaining stuff.
So where are you at right now?
Remy: Right now,
I’m in the process of trying to find a new deal. I’m trying to see where I’mma
go, who am I gonna put my career hands in. Not even my career, because I’ll
never put my career in nobody hands ever again. Who am I gonna let, you know,
who am I gonna trust to help me. Because I gotta put my album out, I gotta get
some material out, I gotta do something, you know what I’m saying? I can’t do
it independently; I can’t just put out my own album. I do mix CDs, I do all
that other sh*t. But right now, I’m in the process of trying to get a deal,
and just get my album out. That’s about it. So n*ggas could shut the f**k up
AllHipHop: So you
have most of the album already… like, it’s ready?
Remy: Well, I got
crazy sh*t from when I was signed to Loud. Like, I got songs that I did with
Pun before he died. I got songs that I did with Pun, I got songs with Nore,
a song with Claudette Ortiz from City High. But I wanna do new sh*t. I’m gonna
wanna do a new album.
you scared that, well probably not scared, that…
Remy: That it won’t
That when you get to a label, that you’re gonna get to a label and you’re gonna
lose some of that creative control?
Remy: I mean, it’s
not even really creative control. It’s nothing that I really have a problem
with. As long as I can pick my own beat. I write all my own rhymes, every f**king
syllable you ever heard me spit, I wrote. So it’s like, they can’t take that
from me. And all I gotta do is pick my beats. All that other sh*t, it don’t
matter to me. As far as little dumb sh*it like, what’s gonna be the first single;
maybe that might be a little problem.
image-wise. Do you think that image-wise there’s gonna be any kind of change
or that they would even try to change you?
Remy: I guess so.
I don’t think there’s a problem. We went through that when I was signed to Loud,
they really was stressing… Yo, I had to tell these n*ggas everyday like, ‘Quit
trying to change me, Gina!’ [Laughs] n*ggas was out of control like, ‘Yo, but
Rem we need to do a happy song, you know, a song for the ladies. You can’t say
kill the b*tches on every song.’ So it’s like, we went through that for a little
bit. I don’t think I’m ugly. And then it’s not like I dress like a f**king s###-bag-w####,
with a skirt up the crack of my ass. Even though, you might catch me with a
skirt up the crack of my ass one day [laughing] and you might catch me with
my pants hanging off my ass the next day. I could never be Kim, to the point
where she feels like, I know she feel like sometimes, like sometimes she just
wanna come outside in her f**king sweatsuit. But she can’t because of the image
that they set up for her. Or how Da Brat was, she was so stuck in the whole
tomboyish thing. When she did come out, everybody was like, ‘Oh my God, did
you see Da Brat?’ So, I don’t wanna be stuck in that. You know what I be hearing?
And it’s so crazy because I didn’t even know that I had a image yet. Everybody’s
like, ‘Yo, you know who’s trying to steal your image? Babs from Making the Band.’
know what it is? Again like I said, there’s very very few girls that n*ggas
I’ ll give props to like that. And a lot of guys are saying that she can spit.
Remy: Who Babs?
Let’s just put it as, if I woulda went to the Making the Band audition, she
would not be there. That’s what I think. I’m not saying, I don’t think she’s
can’t think of not one girl that’s rhyming that could even hold a candle, could
open a show for Remy Martin?
Remy: I don’t know.
I like Fox [Brown]. But I know she doesn’t write all her rhymes, so that takes
mad credibility away. I literally ran into n*ggas that… I asked her. She told
me that she writes her own rhymes. But I only like Foxy when she rhyme a certain
way. I like her when she’s on some gutter sh*t, she be flipping little reggae
sh*t, that’s cool with me. I don’t like when she on that Lil’ Kim sh*t. And
then I like Kim, but I only like Kim when she be trying to being like she been
looking like. When she OD-ing, like the Christina Aguilera sh*t she be on sometimes?
I hate that sh*t! Eve? She has a man that she thinks she gone love forever and
all that other sh*t, like those songs. I don’t f**king know! I thought Ms. Jade
was gonna be alright, but I don’t know what happened.
you first started coming out on the scene, it was Jane Blaze, Sonya Blade, Lady
Luck. That whole class, I guess you could call it.
Remy: Luck? Luck
is cool, cool peoples. Luck calls me on a daily basis. Girls in the industry,
you said Eve is for her happy little ‘Got a man’ songs. I mean like, she’s okay,
but I can’t think of a hot 16, like a whole Eve 16 where I be like, ‘Yo, she
killed that right there.’ It’s not like you can think of the Kim [verse from
Benjamins]; the whole verse is sick.
AllHipHop: So what
do you think the biggest misconception that people have about you?
thinks that I’m Puerto Rican. Damn I’m not. But I love Puerto Rican guys. It
has nothing to do with it. I like Black n*ggas too. Black n*ggas be hating on
me like, ‘Oh, you love them Puerto Rican n*ggas.’ I like n*ggas period. That’s
another thing: I’m so not gay. I so don’t like girls, not even as friends. Let’s
just get that straight. I f**king love d**k. I want this interview to be over
so I can go get some [laughs].
AllHipHop: Is there
a special someone in your life?
Remy: Nah. He has
a girlfriend, so I wouldn’t really say he’s in my life. There’s a special someone
in the next b*tch’s life [Laughs]. There’s a special someone in that b*tch life.
F**king s###! That’s why I’m f**king your man. I hate her
Anything that you can think of that I didn’t ask you?
Remy: I don’t know.
I just need my album to come out. That’s the main sh*t. That’s like my main
goal. Like right now, I want it. A lot of people think I’m just the, you know
"Gat that b*tch, slap that b*tch. I’m really lyrical. I’m not no dumb chick.
I was really smart in school. I’m pretty sure I got at least six of my teachers
right now that are like, "She’s a f**king rapper? What a waste!" I’m
not no dumb b*tch like some of these s### bags.