EXCLUSIVE: Larsiny Family Responds To Meek Mill Diss On "Repo"
(AllHipHop News) The Hip-Hop community is buzzing about the latest record from Meek Mill titled "Repo," aimed at hometown rival Cassidy.
The two men have been trading jabs back and forth over an alleged $100,000 battle offer from Meek Mill, which Meek has stated was taken out of context.
But that has not prevented Cassidy from taking shots at Meek on various tracks, the latest coming in the form of the song "Me, Myself and My iPhone."
Cassidy's latest insults directed toward Meek have prompted Meek's reply "Repo" which dropped last night (December 27).
In addition to dissing Cassidy, Meek took shots at Cassidy's extended crew, Larsiny Family.
Larsiny Family was founded by Cal Akbar, Shiz Lansky and Cassidy, before a falling out broke up the core members of the group in 2008.
Other Philly rappers associated with Larsiny Family included Luck-E, Jag, Dice and A.R. AB.
The founding members spoke to AllHipHop.com about Meek's line against them on "Repo," which labeled the Larsiny Family "trash."
"I've heard it and to be honest, I'm torn on how I should feel about it," Larsiny Family member Shiz Lansky told AllHipHop.com. "Why? Well, it's no secret that while Cal Akbar and I own the brand, Cas has took it upon himself to use the name for himself and whomever he's currently running with. I think it's a bit of a stretch to say Meek is referring to Larsiny as it stood."
According to Shiz Lansky, Meek grew up associated with the Larsiny Family, and at one point, was even a fan of the crew's work.
"It's been nothing but respect and love over the years. With that said, Meek would have to mention me directly for me to even consider a response," Shiz Lansky told AllHipHop.com. "The diss was a Meek Mill record. I'm not a fan of his music, but I did purchase his album to support though. The foundation we laid gave these other artist something to stand on. We (Larsiny, State Prop, Major Figgaz, and etc) presented Philly to the world. That can't be denied by Meek or anyone else. Period!
"I haven't been putting any music out because I've been focused on a new business venture (Sean Lassiter Photography) but I keep a few 100 verses in the tuck so if that's the direction he wants to go, I'm all for it. We'll see how it plays out," Shiz Lansky said.
Former group member A.R. AB has gone on to create a tremendous buzz in the city of Philadelphia.
On Thursday (December 27), A.R. AB was named top male Hip-Hop artist in Philadelphia, during the Philly Hip-Hop Awards.
For A.R. AB, who represents Original Block Hustlaz (O.B.H.) the fact that Meek mentioned his name on such a high-profile track has created a new, tremendous opportunity for his career.
"Meek been running Philly for the past three, four, years running s**t. Right behind him it was me. Once Meek took off I was still here," A.R. AB told AllHipHop.com. "I control the s**t since Meek took off. I control that street s**t. Meek will vouch for me and Cassidy will vouch for me. I sell the most and do the most views on the videos. After you think Meek's name you have to think of me."
A.R. AB is also a close associate of Cassidy. He was present when Cassidy was involved in a gun battle that ended up in the murder of a 22-year-old man named Desmond Hawkins.
He also spent two years fighting the associated charges over the incident.
But A.R. AB, known as the "Top Goon of Philly," also enjoys a very close relationship with Meek Mill, with whom he has been grinding, since the beginning of both of their careers.
"Me and Meek are tight. we are friends, me and Cass are friends," A.R. AB said. "I talked Cass yesterday, and I talked to Meek the other day. What you want me to do, they two homies. I can't get in the middle of that. They are both battle rappers. I hope to see them both battle. Cass can battle and Meek can battle. So it would be a hell of a f**k*ing battle."
Founding group member Cal Akbar was much more direct in his statement regarding Meek Mill's track "Repo."
"Somebody better tell the kid (Meek Mill) not to mention the Larsiny name," Cal Akbar told AllHipHop.com. "I heard the diss track and he is outta pocket for that one. Wrong move."
Tomorrow, check out a full Q & A with AR. AB regarding his break from Larsiny Family, his new movement O.B.H. and his recent award of top male Hip-Hop artist in Philly.