With Rick Ross being the one to "blow" up Miami as of late, a certain label colleague probably left some wondering if he indeed slipped into obscurity. Trick Daddy fans need not worry though, because Trick hasnt been sitting idle even though he wont say hes been busy either. Perhaps thats just thug code, though.
Staying true to musical form is what Tricks about, and suffice it to say, his upcoming album wont be too surprising to people that know the Miami-Dade Countys grimiest rappers antics. What else can you call an album titled Back by Thug Demand? In between taking credit for putting Young Jeezy on first, Trick Daddy talks about his favorite childhood television shows, and why hes regulating what his kids do on the computer. One things for sure, they better be up on AllHipHop. After all, like Trick, we are kid-friendly.
AllHipHop.com: Whats going on, man?
Trick Daddy: Aint nothing man, doing my thug thizzle.
AllHipHop.com: So take me to your new album that you got dropping right around the corner in time for Christmas
Trick Daddy: Well, its all Trick Daddy, all street, all gutta, all hood s**t. Aint none of that pretty s**t from last year, from last album. And I liked my last album.
AllHipHop.com: Hows this one going to be different?
Trick Daddy: Cuz Im an ugly ass n***a.
AllHipHop.com: Damn, man, I am over here in L.A. We got pretty things going on over here it is got to be that way in Miami.
Trick Daddy: Pretty s**t aint gonna sell out there in L.A. I like that ugly s**t, that E-40 s**t. Thats what I ride to. Im tired of that pretty laid back s**t, Im tired of n***as trying get radio play, to crossover, cause its hurting Hip-Hop.
AllHipHop.com: How would you compare a thug in 96 to a thug in 06?
Trick Daddy: Thug in 96, a n***a was still facing enough time to still be locked up in 06.
AllHipHop.com: What about another coincidence, 96 was the year that Pac died. Here we are in 2006, how are things different?
Trick Daddy: Any kind of n***as ended up on videos, on radio. Any kind of record gets played on the radio. Even my s**t, if my s**ts not good, I dont think they should play it.
AllHipHop.com: Have you been traveling much?
Trick Daddy: Nah, I aint really been doing s**t. Ive just been doing my thug thizzle. Im a Dade-for-Dade n***a, man, I get paid every two weeks. Between all my problems and my past, my friends and the environment that I surround myself in which is the same environment that still got me here that made me what I am I dont regret none of the s**t I do. But between that, my bills, my troubles, Im a Dade-for-Dade, chick-for-chick ass n***a. So when Im gone, aint going to be nothing split up. I want you to check out whatever wills they put up on the screen, you make sure they put aside two or three dollars so they can put me away, cause Im spending all mines now.
AllHipHop.com: Damn, you sound like Young Buck right now, when I interviewed him, you guys are like the same person in many ways man. What do you think about that dude?
Trick Daddy: Yeah, I love that n***a, man. That n***a got a song on my album that you gonna love, whenever you listen to it. [Its] called Straight Up too. The hook is Ive been thuggin all my life trying to live right/ you aint even gotta ask/ I got this Hen in my cup, smoke in my lungs, n***a what you know about that?
AllHipHop.com: What about other artists down there? Rick Ross blowing up Def Jam-style, Dre's got "Be Somebody" killing it...
Trick Daddy: Miami is getting internationally known now. Were getting the respect, the love that were supposed to get. I dont know what it is, but I know one thing: theres a lot of high-rises thats worth millions and hundreds of millions of dollars and theres a lot of nice cars, a lot of big body Benzes and Phantoms down there for sale and they aint bringing that s**t down there for nothing. There is money to be made, and Miami n***as want in. I know nobody think they are coming to my city trying to get nothing. If you dont give we will take.
AllHipHop.com: Like that, huh? So theres no middle class?
Trick Daddy: There aint no middle class, you know how that s**t go, man. We be the most expensive city in the state of Florida, and probably in the top five in the world place to live. Youre dealing with city, county, and state taxes, and it gets very high.
AllHipHop.com: Your first album, Based on a True Story. Can you talk about that for a sec, because I didnt see it anywhere else?
Trick Daddy: That was the album we did initially with Warlock [Records].
AllHipHop.com: How long ago was that?
Trick Daddy: S**t, that was 96, that was the year that Pac died.
AllHipHop.com: Are you a changed man since then?
Trick Daddy: I dont masturbate as much, lets see, I gained a little weight. Other than that, I am the same n***a right here. You just cant call me an inmate. [Today,] Im a free man, I dont owe anybody nothing.
AllHipHop.com: What do you keep your eyes and ears to?
Trick Daddy: Im being straight up, I aint seen that R. Kelly tape yet, man. A lot of time that s**tll f**k your life up. Thats whats wrong with our kids, that why if you got kids and I dont know if you do, but I know with my kids when they come back from school, they go do their homework. They going to get that on that computer but I dont want them playing, doing all them cheers and playing grade games. You going to give me 15 to 20 minutes on that computer, youre going to learn something because reality shows, bulls**t music, and lot of s**t that goes on TV and radio is f**king up the kids lives. When me and you were younger, we could go back to our favorite TV show or our favorite person. These kids think that Paris Hilton is somebody important. Paris Hilton aint nothing but born filthy rich, and can barely stand up because shes barely eating.
AllHipHop.com: Speaking of favorite shows, mine was Family Matters. Whats yours?
Trick Daddy: My favorite show had to be Sanford and Son, even though that was an old show too, but it was new to me. If I watched it right now in my house, my kids, nieces, and nephews would walk right out the room, there aint no interest to em. Nobody getting killed, nobody is f**king, thats what they want to see. They love American Idol but they dont know that all of those people barely make money. I liked The Jeffersons. You probably wont believe this, but Laverne and Shirley was my s**t, Mary Tyler Moore [Show], thats my s**t.
AllHipHop.com: Whos on the album?
Trick Daddy: I got Young Buck, Baby, Lil Weezie, I got my group Dunk Ryders. Gold Rush produces. I got Jaheim on there, Trey Songz, Lloyd, [and] Webbie.
AllHipHop.com: Last time you had a bunch of unknown and a few big names
Trick Daddy: Im the first n***a to put [Young] Jeezy on the record, tell them n***as about that. You probably didnt even know about that. Make sure to tell all my real, true Trick Daddy fans that Im Back by Thug Demand, get that s**t, get that s**t for someone else for Christmas, you will love it. Also, for the haters, I would very much appreciate if they would take time to kiss my whole familys ass.