The Virginia Beach denizen spoke about the reverse troll he laid on Def Jam, what it’s like to go back and forth with Puffy, the fallacies of textbooks and the perils of ignoring the youth.
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“I’m telling the fans what I’m trying to tell myself because nobody was telling me at the time,” says the rapper, who hails from Maryland.
We went to Atlanta to talk to the three-man production team behind some of the greatest songs ever: Ray Murray, Rico Wade and Sleepy Brown.
The Rhode Island-born producer and DJ tells the story of the father/son talk he once had with Cam’ron, delineates EDM and hip-hop and calls out the whole music industry for being flaky.
“Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply,” says El-P. “I’m taking it over.”
On Sunday, Sept. 14, 20 years and one day after Biggie Smalls’ debut album Ready to Die was released, we gathered four of the musician’s friends in Brooklyn to recall the man they knew.
The legendary producer and DJ flew in from New Orleans to regale a Washington D.C. crowd with stories about Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne’s career plan, Mantronix and working with Mos Def.