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Congrats on another dope creating imaginary beef. Flip
issue. I especially appre- wasn’t talking about Slim on
ciate the Little Brother ar- the Z-Ro song, you know? If
ticle, those are my dudes. you understand the game, Flip
Wally Sparks and David put him on his first album. Slim
Banner nailed the reviews, knew his album was garbage
and the Killer Mike review and wasn’t gonna be able to
of Cube’s first joint was sell; that’s why he hasn’t sold
thorough as well. Chick no units. Mike Jones and Paul
Flix was definitely eye can- Wall have sold more units than
dy too. Holla back. – DJ Slim has, and he’s supposed
Jaycee (Atlanta, GA) to be The Boss? He’s tryin’ to
get in magazines and disre-
Solid magazine, very infor- spect our crew because we’re
mative! Your magazine is the hottest crew in Texas, and
elusive, but I gotta have it. Lil Flip is the hottest individual
Can a brother get an order rapper in Texas. He figures if he
form? attacks the real boss, which is
– Clarence Glaze, Lil Flip, he might sell some al- bums because people across
America would find out who
Why do you call your mag- he is. He’s only a local rapper.
azine “The Southern Voice That ain’t just me talking. The
of Hip-Hop”? In every issue you interview someone from New York. I Soundscan speaks for itself.
picture you selling out by the end of next year.
– Luis Reyes (Miami, FL) He dissed us first. We didn’t diss him. Everybody knows that Lil Flip
is The Boss and I’m the underboss. So if he attacks Flip, he attacks
Not to kiss your ass, but I really do like your magazine. I find it refresh- me. And he didn’t approach me, I walked up to him. He never even
ing from a different point of view (generally not biased) that gets to moved his feet, and I’m not a track star so I don’t do no running. I got
the real, real of the issue at hand. But the reason I am writing to you almost nine bullet wounds in my body, and none of them came from
is because I believe (I could be wrong) that you are drifting away from running. I just did seven years for shooting the police, so I don’t gotta
your original intent, which was to rep the breakout acts in the Orlando run from him. My record speaks for itself. They mad because my new
area. But I sense that you are heading towards the more financially album is called Black Al Capone: The Notorious Underboss. So he
supportive articles which tend to be the same ol’ shit that you find in figured he’d get in OZONE and try to diss me. The only place he can
Source, XXL, and need we say tired-ass Vibe (which is really a sellout). diss me is among the 100,000 fans he got in Texas. Nobody knows
I subscribe to several of the indie magazines in your clique and I must who Slim Thug is. He don’t got no stage performance. Nobody cares
say you are leaving your constituents faster than the peers. When I see if he got a whole bunch of money. He’s just mad at Flip because
your cousins like Tha Hole, New Power, or even Hood keeping it real, I Flip goes from California to Amsterdam to London to Switzerland to
wonder where has your insight gone. Do us a favor and get back to the Paris to California to Vegas to New York to Tennessee to California to
basics in your own hood. If you need more local flavor and they can’t Jersey to Baltimore.
afford you break them off something, but don’t forget about the trap
boys and hood hoes trying to get noticed. Because if you don’t notice The only one I respect out of Slim Thug’s camp is Killa Kyleon, who
them, who will? Represent. I need your publication to give industry writes his rhymes. He’s the one who deserves the rapping deals and
executives like me a set of eyes and ears into the Orlando rap scene. the publishing deals. How could you say something about us having
– Ken Underwood, flowers on our neck? You’re dissing the whole Irish community. Clo-
ver leaves always stood for good luck and the G stands for God, so
Editor responds: We rep Orlando, but it’s bigger than that. We rep the you diss God when you diss our logo. You dissing our whole neigh-
whole South, and occasionally people from other regions as well. If our borhood. On top of that, Slim Thug’s logo is a cop badge, and he’s
recent covers (Mike Jones, Pitbull, Pimp C, Trillville, P$C, Webbie, Paul supposed to be a drug dealer/street rapper. The Boys in Blue is the
Wall, David Banner, Field Mob, and Bun B) weren’t Southern enough police! Slim Thug named his company after the police. But I don’t got
for you, I give up. This is our 40th issue, we’re going on four years now! no beef with Slim Thug, cause he don’t sell no units. I’m a problem
It’s always about growth. Clearly it takes “financial support” to be on solver. I’m a vegetarian, I don’t eat beef. I don’t go around saying his
the level of Source, XXL, and Vibe. If we’re not trying to get to the next name in magazines and on the radio, I’m just responding to what he
level, what’s the point? said in the magazine. I want people to respect me for what I say out
of my mouth lyrically, not cause of some beef. Thank him for the free
I’m responding to the article you had called “Flipside,” about the beef press. Thank him for letting everybody know who I am. Thanks to
between Lil Flip and Slim Thug. Slim Thug brought up my name in OZONE for showing both sides of the story.
your article, and yeah, I did see him at Johnny the Jeweler’s, at King’s - Black Al Capone (Houston, TX)
Market. But he told the story ass-backwards. I walked up to him and
told him, “Let’s walk outside so we could fight.” He said, “What for?” I OZONE keeps stepping it up, and I’m impressed. I like the more in-
told him, “Cause on your CD, you said everybody with a clover on their depth interviews and stories. The comic book section by David Ban-
neck was a punk.” I’m not no punk, I’m the Black Al Capone. I walked ner was a revolutionary move. I had been interested in cartooning
outside and he came outside with ten niggas. I said, “What are y’all pictures for a while and you guys did it first in your mag. Your maga-
tryin’ to do, jump me?” When he came outside I popped my trunk. He zine seems to be reaching out to all in the South and other regions.
was talkin’ about, “I know how you are, I ain’t tryin’ to get shot by you.” And for those of you that weren’t happy with the Patiently Waiting
There was a cop comin’ down on the scene. He let the cop come up NYC section, don’t hate. Even though this is a South magazine, don’t
on the scene and then he wanted to have a conversation. I told him forget that this hip-hop culture originated in New York. Sure, we com-
we should just fight and get it over with, or it’s gonna escalate into plain about them not showing us love, but OZONE is a good example
some other shit. He told me the problem was that me and Sqad Up of the Golden Rule: Do unto them what you would want them to do
were running our mouths about him. Sqad Up dropped a song about for us. I like that.
him, but he ain’t never heard me on a mixtape or album saying noth- – Dame Dozha, (Jacksonville, FL)
ing about him.
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10 Things I’m Hatin’ On
By Roland “Lil Duval” Powell

Disclaimer: This is really what everybody else is say- h, yes. Three months in a row I attempt to write my
in’. I know I’m dead wrong, but I’m hating anyway. editorial as a hurricane looms over the South. Wilma
is coming tomorrow. The world is about to end. Seri-
1. Football Players and Athletes ously. If you aren’t on good terms with God, now might be
I’m hating on the football players and a good time for a little heart-to-heart conversation.
athletes out here cause they make it too
hard for a regular nigga tryin’ to get a It’s time for me to come clean, dear readers. I’ve been hid-
girl. TV got these women fucked up in ing something from you these past two months. I didn’t
the head. These girls that ain’t shit are wanna give the competition too much advance notice.
out there chasing these dudes that don’t OZONE is the shit in the streets, but copies can be a bit
want them. Don’t nobody want y’all but “elusive,” as one reader wrote. That’s about to change.
me. Why would a person with millions
of dollars want somebody with a regular I didn’t know (still don’t know) much about magazine dis-
job? Bitch, bring something to the table! tribution, and I wanted to keep it free and keep it street. But, just
like artists who claim they’ll always remain independent and then
2. Nigga That Stole Juvenile’s Chain sign a deal, it’s pure economics. There comes a time when your
I’m hating on the nigga that stole this supply can’t keep up with the demand without the help of a major.
man’s chain, and then he’s stupid
enough to put it in this magazine. How Most of the people who control which magazines you see on news-
dumb can you be to put it in there? Now stands are like radio consultants: middle-aged 9-5ers in cubicles in
you just gave away all the evidence, so a land far, far away, without a clue (maybe I shouldn’t be saying this
when you go to jail you’re pretty much Me and Killer Mike in
in print? I’m just checking to see who reads my editorials). When
guilty. And why are you acting like you I first tried to get distribution, I got a bunch of rejection letters, in-
stole it when you actually had a bitch cluding two from the largest magazine distributor in the country. I
steal it? You acting like you straight promptly wrote a nasty editorial about them (then deleted it) and
snatched it from him! pinned the rejection letter on the wall in my office as inspiration.
3. BET’s New Faces Search Now, next to the rejection letter is the Fedex slip from the contract
I’m hating on BET for having people think they finally sent me. We’re already in 7-11, Books-A-Million, FYE,
they looking for a VJ when all they’re re- and Spec’s in most of the South, but this means that beginning in
ally trying to do is make another show. 2006, if all goes as planned, OZONE will be available at major chain
They should be thinking about me. stores all over the country. It’s perfect timing, too. The Source fell
Me and Slim Thug in off a long time ago, so tell that guy over at XXL we got next.
4. Bitches Who Ain’t Shit Houston
I’m hatin’ on every bitch out here because Our “distribution consultant” keeps asking me to “tone it down,”
I’ve been hurt by a bitch this month. I’m but I say fuck that. As long as we keep writing real shit (yes, I just
hatin’ on all y’all because you’re all out said FUCK and SHIT!) you guys will keep reading and supporting
here fuckin’ with a nigga’s mind. I know the mag, right? That’s all that matters.
that all women ain’t bad, but right now, I
think all y’all women ain’t shit. Since it’s the “sex issue,” I asked a bunch of rappers who they’d
like to hook up with. Now, I’m gonna add on to my “Who could
5. Gas Prices get it?” list from last year. First, the mayor of New Orleans. There
I’m hatin’ on gas prices! It’s almost $4 was just something sexy about the way he handled that whole Ka-
a gallon now! Anytime gas costs more Me and Shawn Prez on trina mess, plus, you gotta love an older gentleman with a N’awlins
than a bill, something’s wrong. South Beach accent. Lil Scrappy isn’t looking so “lil” anymore. Webbie’s sexy
in a ghetto sort of way. New York accents are corny to me, but
6. Atlanta Maino could get it (if only for that scar). If Lyfe gave me a private concert, he could get
I’m hating on Atlanta right now, because it. Mario too. I’m still feeling Slim Thug’s 6’6”ness, but he doesn’t seem to be into white
they’ve got the music industry on lock. girls. Speaking of that, was I the only one offended by Kanye’s “Golddigger” line about
I’m ready for Florida to blow up. If you white girls? That’s a sensitive topic for me lately. Let’s say a black man loves me, a white
ask me, the sound of Atlanta sounds a woman, and I love him back. We’re just two individuals - so why should people automati-
little bit like the Florida sound. It’s just cally consider him a sell-out and a traitor? I suppose it is “bigger than us,” as he says con-
that they took it and ran with it. stantly, so fuck it, but still, fuck him for caring so much about what other people think. I’ve
been white ever since you met me, how long did it take you to notice? Most black women
7. Anybody Still Riding on Spinners won’t feel me on that one, but I’m sorry. It’s been making me bitter for toooooooo long and
I’m hating on anybody that’s still riding I just had to let it out. Like Keyshia Cole I just wanted it to be over, and now it really is. :(
on spinners. What the fuck are you still
doing that shit for? I heard everybody who went to that bullshit in the Bahamas was eagerly anticipating my
rant against RPM. Sorry to disappoint, but I promised Jay Ones I wouldn’t write anything
8. BET Comedy Awards negative. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all, right? I’m done
I’m hating on the BET Comedy Awards wasting time on people who don’t respect me, because there’s plenty more who do.
because I wasn’t on there. I’m hating be-
cause I wasn’t asked to be there and I - Julia Beverly,
wasn’t nominated for nothing.

9. Fantasia
I’m hating on Fantasia for telling every-

body she can’t read - before she learned Bun B f/ Mannie Fresh “I’m Fresh”
how to read! Kanye West f/ The Game “Crack Music”
Juelz Santana “There It Go (The Whistle Song)”
10. Trina Bun B f/ Pimp C, Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, & Z-Ro “Get Throwed”
I’m hating on Trina for putting out that Big Boi & Killer Mike “Kryptonite” Bohagon “Fuck You”
bubble-gum sample-enhanced CD she D. Cooley f/ Maceo “Trap Clothes” T.O.K. “Footprints”
just put out. Next time, you should get T-Pain “In Love With A Stripper” Juvenile “Rodeo”
your samples from Kanye West. 904 Click “Chickens in the Coop” Stat Quo “Like Dat”

Disclaimer: These “groupie confessions” are anonymous, so we cannot verify if they are true or not. All details (cities, club names, hotel
names) have been removed. These stories do not necessarily represent the opinions of OZONE Magazine. These stories did not necessarily
occur recently, so if you are currently seeing one of these fine gentlemen, no need to curse him out.

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Havoc of Mobb Deep He’s not that nice, his mouthpiece is horrible, but I can be very per-
sistent. I wasn’t giving up on Trick Daddy. It took me a few months of
What’s your story with Havoc? stalking him and I guess he got tired of seeing my face everywhere, so
It was a G-Unit afterparty for the Anger Man- finally he’s like, Okay, fine.
agement tour. He likes to suck toes, eat ass.
He has a small/medium size penis. 50 Cent, How did you end up hooking up?
we was on his tour bus. His punk ass got a Verbally, we don’t get along. I used to hang out with this girl and he
poker. It’s not that big. I was with Havoc that told her to tell me to meet him somewhere on a certain day. I always
night and the next morning when we were had his number but I was scared to call cause he’s so rude. Anyways,
leaving, 50 was on the tour bus. He’s just we ended up going over there. It was me and her, chillin’, and shit just
really small. It’s a whole bunch of stuff that popped off.
popped off.
Where did you have sex?
Slow down. Did you approach Havoc or did he approach you? At [a hotel].
He approached me. I ain’t no damn groupie. We were at the party,
whatever, chillin’. All of G-Unit was there except 50 Cent. Tony Yayo Why did you want Trick Daddy so bad that you were willing to
was sweatin’ me but he’s real obnoxious so it wasn’t really poppin’ chase him down?
off like that. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck were rude. Well, Banks is Aw, God, I’m a big fan. I love him. Oh my God. He’s very sexy. Ooh,
nicer than Buck. I got in an argument with Buck’s dumb ass cause he that chocolate. He has pretty-ass eyes and his voice is like, oh, God.
grabbed my arm and I snatched my shit away. Banks wasn’t as obnox-
ious as Young Buck. My homegirl was talkin’ to Prodigy, and Havoc What was the first thing that happened? Oral sex?
grabbed me. After the club we went back to the [hotel]. Havoc wanted No, I don’t go down on nobody like that, I’m sorry. They fuck a lot of
to suck on a bitch’s toes and lick my asshole for like forty girls. Everything was safe, nothing like that. He didn’t go
five minutes. He’s a toe-licker and an ass-eater. We took “I told my home- down on me, I didn’t go down on him.
a shower together and then he comes over and puts my
right foot in his damn mouth. I’m like, “Boy, you crazy.” It girl [50 Cent’s] So how was the sex with Trick Daddy?
was just a cover up for his medium-sized dick. dick was gonna Oh my God, that’s the king ding-a-ling for real! We were
be small, cause there for hours. I got there at like 4 and didn’t leave until
10 that night. You don’t understand, his shit is like, king
Did you sleep with him?
Yeah, we did. It was alright. It wasn’t mindblowing or any- he got all those ding-a-ling for real. I don’t know how long, cause I didn’t
thing. It was like, Alright, see you later, where’s 50? damn muscles, have a measuring tape. I’d give him like 8½”. He’s very,
but she ain’t very good. Wow. He was on point.

50 Cent believe me. She You were pursuing him, so once you got him, were
was more devas- you satisfied?
You slept with Havoc to get to 50 Cent? tated than I was No, still, to this day, if I see Trick Daddy, I’m like, “What’s
Right, that was the main goal from jump. Duh! When we
walked [Havoc] back to his tour bus, there was a crowd after we saw it.”
outside the hotel. I guess they saw me with Mobb Deep. Was it a one-time thing, or more than once?
They was like, “Call 50 to come out.” Our eyes got big cause we hadn’t It was a one-time thing. I’m so mad. But one thing about Trick Daddy
seen 50 the whole time. We went to the bus and asked him for a phone is that his mouth is so for real. Whatever he tells you is straightforward.
charger. 50’s security guard came out and was like, “Hold on.” 50 was No tricks, no turns, no sideways shit.
like, “Yeah, let them in.” He let us in the bus. His son was there, he’s so
cute. 50 brought us in and he was doing all the talking. He was laugh- Have you slept with any other rappers?
ing the whole time. Then he just dropped his pants. He had boxers on, My friend fucks with Benzino. She says he’s an ass-eater, licker and
and he was all hard. His penis was just poking out, like ewwww. It was everything. We were having this conversation the other day, oh my
small, like, What the fuck? I told my homegirl it was gonna be small, God. Most of these celebrities preach about safe sex and all that, but
cause he got all those damn muscles, but she ain’t believe me. She I swear to God, the majority of them will try to fuck you without a con-
was more devastated than I was after we saw it. The security guard dom and see what you say. They wanna have sex without a condom
called 50 out of the room while we was tryin’ to get in the mix. Then and you’re like, “Are you fucking serious, bitch?” That’s just crazy.
the bus started moving, so the security guard was like, “Y’all gotta go.”
Shit ain’t pop off so we just left. You always insist that they use protection?
Oh, of course, but it’s not like I have to persuade them. All you’ve gotta
Did he say anything? He just dropped his pants? say is “No,” and they’ll be like, “Whatever.” They’re not gonna risk
Hell naw. He was laughing the whole time and he’s just like, “What’s rape charges or whatever.
up?” and his pants came down. It was kinda funny; we was just laugh-
ing. My eyes got real big cause I couldn’t believe his shit was so small. Do these rappers tell you why they’re interested in you? Is it some-
It’s not even all that. thing about the way you look?
Me, I’m real low-key about my shit. I’m just chillin’. I don’t like to be
Do you think it just looked small because of his boxers? in the limelight. Majority of the time, these guys approach me. They
Nooooo, girl. It was out the front of his boxers, all hard and shit. Poking come up to me, like, “What’s up?” At the G-Unit party, I never seen so
out like, Boing! many girls act like they was in the strip club. I don’t do stuff like that.
Besides Trick Daddy, the other ones just happened. I wasn’t tryin’ to
holler, they were. It just popped off.
Trick Daddy
Do you fuck with regular guys too or just celebrities?
How did you meet Trick Daddy? If I’m in a club, trust me, I’m gonna leave with my money’s worth, you
I was a Trick Daddy stalker, okay? I had to work my way to Trick Daddy. know what I’m sayin’?

mathematics by Wendy Day

All Record Labels Are run-away radio hit is almost a necessity to succeed. But in addition to
a hot single, it is important to have a realistic budget and a connected
Not Created Equal team to follow up with strong radio promotion. When I first started
working with the label behind Lil Boosie and Webbie last fall, I was
It’s not enough to just get signed to a record la- excited by the fact that they had sold 30,000 CDs on each of three
bel. In fact, if you are happy solely to get a deal releases with no radio play. Those two artists, especially Boosie, had a
with a label, any label, you are doing yourself huge buzz on the streets in the South. I knew that with some radio play
a huge disservice – you are setting yourself up added to their equation, they’d be the hottest artists in the South. What
to fail, unless you are just a lucky muthafucker I didn’t take into consideration was that the owners of the label would
(in which case, you should play the lottery and stay out of the music not be savvy businessmen and would make terrible decisions, so I left
business). after a quick four months of banging my head against the wall.

Some labels are great at radio, some are great at working the streets, They could have done a deal bigger and better than Cash Money,
and some excel at making connections into film and TV or have great instead of a small deal that barely advanced them what they owed
relationships with BET and MTV. Some have great connections with their artists in royalties from the independent releases. Just having a
top producers and mixtape DJs. If you make outstanding radio songs deal is not enough to make anyone successful. There are hundreds of
and sign a deal with a label that has a weak radio department and examples of this for those smart enough to do the research and smart
no budget to pursue radio play, you are screwed and your career will enough to make decisions that are not based solely on greed.
Even though radio is key these days, it is not enough, by itself, to se-
Each label is different, and it’s important to know those differences as cure a deal with a major. I watch artists all around the country spend-
you are building a career in the music business. Getting a deal itself ing tens of thousands of dollars to secure radio play in their region
doesn’t guarantee success (not that anything in this fickle business depending on it to get them a deal, any deal. It attracts the labels, but
can be guaranteed, but you want as much of a fighting chance as it does NOT secure a deal, especially not one worth having. All it does
possible). And the labels change, as the people who work for them is get you some radio play and show the labels that you have no clue
come and go. about how the business works.

I have played a role in building MANY millionaires in this business I am thankful to have just negotiated a joint venture for a friend of
(Cash Money, David Banner, Twista, Trick-Trick, etc). I feel my key to Eminem’s called Trick Trick (another one of those bangin’ deals I seem
success has been in studying the labels, knowing the abilities of their to be famous for). He has a hot radio song, but was savvy enough
employees and various departments, and really seeing who is able to to know that just a hot radio song alone was not enough to secure a
do what, well. Then, when I am shopping a deal, I link up the artists great deal. He gave me the ammunition I needed to bring Universal
with the labels that make a good fit. I make sure that the artist is cov- into his franchise. In the first week after he signed a multi-million dollar
ered by outside consultants in the areas where the label is weak. For deal, his BDS hit 1,000 spins at radio.
example, if a major label is strong at radio but weaker on the streets, I
make certain it is in the artist’s contract to hire their own street promo- Here are some of the things I look at when analyzing a label:
tions team along with the budget to do so.
• Who is running the label? Have they had success before? With what
With some labels, it is impossible to do this, so I make certain that I kind of artists? With what kind of music? When was their last hit?
never do deals with those labels – they are not the successful labels
anyway, so nothing is lost. Some labels are in business to make a cer- • Do they appear to know what they’re doing? Have artists left that
tain percentage back above the investment they outlay to keep their label to blow up elsewhere?
investors or stockholders happy, so they are not interested in driving
their artists platinum. Perhaps their business model is to spend no • Who runs the radio department? What records do they currently
more than $500,000 on the creation, marketing, and promotion of any have at radio? Who are the priorities at radio? Which stations do they
rap record, and then their goal may be to make back $750,000. have great relationships with? Which indie promoters do they hire?

So, they would never spend more than half a million dollars, and as • What other artists are signed to the label? What is their release
soon as they achieve their sales goal, they would stop working the schedule? Who are the priorities and will my artist be a main priority?
project and move on to another project. This is great for artists who
don’t have a chance of selling a lot of CDs, but frustrates most artists • Is the label good at the type of music my artist makes? Do they offer
who feel they can sell more than 100,000 CDs (for a label to make good artist development? Do they get a lot of press for their artists?
$750,000 all they have to sell is 100,000 CDs). Might this explain why
B.G. was double platinum at Cash Money through Universal, but never • Is the marketing staff strong? Does the staff have a good reputation?
sold more than 250,000 CDs on a Koch release? Does the staff turn over quickly or is it a good working environment?

Some labels spend millions of dollars to promote their artists without • Is the bulk of the label’s staff an A-List staff or is it comprised of
knowing what is effective, so their motto is spend, spend, spend. For folks who are new to the business or the folks who could not get jobs
an artist who desires fame and doesn’t care about making money, this anyplace else (a sign that the label is overly cheap and has no clue
would not necessarily be problematic. I imagine this is why we see so how to succeed)?
many broke artists on VH1 “Behind The Scenes” specials, because
they weren’t aware of ways to turn that fame into income for them- • Do they sign the majority of hot acts around the country or do all of
selves. I also imagine that this is the reason groups like The LOX claim their acts seem to come out of nowhere?
they didn’t make any money at Bad Boy in their early days.
• Are their deals fair? Are disgruntled artists slamming them publicly?
Then there are labels that change their staffing or ownership, which
is what originally made the label successful in the past. That is why I am not any smarter than you. My connections are not great. I just
labels such as No Limit, Ruthless, and Loud can be on top one day study this industry under a microscope. If I can do it, you can do it.
and struggling to compete the next day. One thing is for certain in this So before you take a deal, just any deal, make sure you understand
business: success is created by hit records and hard work. There is exactly what you are getting into. Do the research and make certain
no other route to take. It is impossible to have one without the other the company to which you are giving the next five to ten years of your
to succeed. life is worthy. Most are not. The real work begins once you get a deal,
so make sure you have as much stacked in your favor as you can!
The industry is driven by radio right now. This means the days of Mas-
ter P selling millions of CDs without any radio play are over. Today, a - Wendy Day of Rap Coalition (

01: Jadakiss and Jacki-
O @ State (Miami, FL)
02: Kid Money KG and
Acafool @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
03: Tango Redd @ Teen
Jamz (Ladson, SC)
04: Brooke Valentine and
Deja @ BET’s New Faces
search (Houston, TX)
05: Dru, Matt Sonzala, and
Devin the Dude @ Aarhus
Tookit Festival (Aarhus,
06: Peezo Coconuts and
Angus Black @ Hot 102
(Virginia Beach, VA)
07: Strizzo and DJ Shot-
gun @ Club 112 (Tampa,
08: If Juvenile’s chain did
get stolen, he’s got plenty
to spare - Club Coco’s
(Miami, FL)
09: Kiotti reppin’ OZONE
@ Studio 7303 for Bun
B’s Trill listening session
(Houston, TX)
10: T-City Promotions
@ Studio 7303 for Bun
B’s Trill listening session
(Houston, TX)
11: Smitty and J Lash
(Miami, FL)
12: DJ Storm reppin’
lotte, NC)
13: Killer Mike and Mer-
cedes @ JJ Whisper’s
(Orlando, FL)
14: Katie Ann and Alex-
andra reppin’ OZONE @
Amiko (Miami, FL)
15: The YoungBloodz @
Texas Southern Universi-
ty’s homecoming concert
(Houston, TX)
16: Camron, Jim Jones,
Juelz Santana, and The
Diplomats crew @ Bay-
front park (Miami, FL)
17: Three 6 Mafia’s
Crunchy Black, Juicy J,
and DJ Paul @ Firestone
(Orlando, FL)
18: Int’l Red and DJ Chill
@ Studio 7303 for Bun
B’s Trill listening session
(Houston, TX)
19: DJ Velore, Greg G,
and Jesse Jazz @ Icon
(Orlando, FL)
20: Big Foxx and Uncle
Luke @ the Rollexx’s Mon-
day nights (Miami, FL)
21: Young Majick and Fats
@ Club 112 (Tampa, FL)

Photos: Boston Naud (19);

J Lash (01,08,11,14,16,20); Ja-
son Cordes (03); Julia Beverly
(09,10,13,17); Keadron Smith
(04,15,18); Kenneth Clark
(06); Matt Sonzala (05); Young
Majick (02,07,12,21)

flipside Young Jeezy responds to Jody Breeze

< Young Jeezy ap-

parently wasn’t feel-
ing some of Jody
Breeze’s comments
about him in the last
issue. Jeezy called
in to tell his side of
the story:

On some real shit, I

read how that little
nigga was talkin’
about me in the maga-
zine. But I had a buzz before I was even attached to that shit. Basically,
I was paid to be a part of the group because of my street cred, cause
I’m real with this shit. I ain’t no fuckin’ rapper, so the rappers need to
shut the fuck up. After all that shit I did for a nigga, ain’t no nigga finna
get in no magazine and try to slick talk me. It was a business venture,
one album only. Niggas know what my money was like before Boyz N
Da Hood. I’m a businessman. I got my own label and a label situation
at Def Jam, so my shit was successful before and after that group shit,
feel me? I mean, it’s not a problem with the rest of the niggas in the
group. It was just business. I’m just saying, watch your mouth when
you talk about me. I been a star. Nobody knows these rap niggas.
These niggas are rappers, real talk. I ain’t sayin’ that cause I got beef
with them, I’m just saying that I’m a grown ass man. If a nigga gonna
be up under me and I’m doing shit, don’t be talking slick about me in a
magazine. When’s the last time that nigga did a show? Who books this ain’t mad, just keep my name out your mouth. I’m a grown ass man. I
nigga? Man, I been on the road every day for damn near two years. So ain’t finna do no rappin’ or none of that beef shit. I don’t do all that shit.
it ain’t no problem, but tell niggas to watch their mouth. If you gonna envy a nigga, envy from across the street.

Do you feel like you participated equally in Boyz N Da Hood as the What if you and Jody just have a conversation and work it out?
rest of the group members? Conversation? The nigga is in a magazine talkin’ about me. What am I
I had a situation first. Everybody knew that. I don’t have to answer to supposed to do? I’m good. He said what he said, I said what I said.
no artist. Me and Puff are bosses, understand what I’m saying? I’m a
boss, I’m not no artist. I got a group, I got a movement, I got a follow- On another note, I heard your baby’s mother is taking you to court,
ing. I don’t have to explain nothing to no artist. The bosses, me and saying that you’re only paying $178/month in child support.
Puff, agreed. I ain’t have to push my album back for this shit, but I did I really don’t wanna talk about that. All I’m gonna say is that I love
that to be a part of the group. If I go out on promo tour for two months my son very much, and my son is very well taken care of. I’m a hood
with Boyz N Da Hood, you think I’m not gonna go on promo tour for nigga, so I got hood issues. My baby mama wants more money, so
my album too? I don’t know. It ain’t no beef or nothing like that, but if I’m gonna give it to her. But I want my visitation rights. That’s it, in a
you wanna see me, see me in the streets. If anybody wants to talk to nutshell. The press takes it and makes it into a big thing, but it’s noth-
me, you ain’t gotta run to no magazine and make me look no certain ing. We doing what normal people do. She wants more money and I
way. This is what I do. My project went platinum because I put in work. want visitation rights, so that’s why we’re going to court, like normal
I can’t tell niggas what to do with their shit, but look at the numbers. people. That’s what you have to do. You’ve been to court, haven’t you?
The proof is in the numbers, feel me? I’m making more money than I used to make when I got assigned
that $178/month, because back then I didn’t have a job. But I don’t
Did they tell you when they decided to replace you with Lil want no muthafucker to misunderstand: my son is extra spoiled. So
Wayne? muthafuckers shouldn’t be talking about what I ain’t doing. My child is
Niggas ain’t tell me, but I don’t care, cause I’m good. They probably straight. His mother is straight, and she’s gonna be straighter. I can’t
couldn’t reach me. I was probably on the road, doing too many shows. knock her for that. That’s what women do. I love my son very much,
I don’t give a fuck about that. It was a one album deal. What, I’m sup- so he gets whatever he needs. All I want is my visitation rights and
posed to be mad? I’m good. I wish niggas the best of luck, especially we’re straight. I’m in a bigger tax bracket now, so I gotta make sure
Duke and Gee cause those are my niggas. I fucks with them. But, at the number is right. But if she throws out some astronomical number,
the time, you gotta understand that niggas are gonna feel the way they that’s something you gotta go to court about. You can’t just tell me to
wanna feel. Niggas talking that shit about “Jeezy wanna be a star,” and give you such-and-such amount and I’m cool with it. I gotta make sure
“Jeezy wanna be in the limelight and be seen,” but it is what it is. he’s got some of it going to a college fund, taking care of his school-
ing, and find out where the rest of the money is going.
From the outside looking in, it seemed like you and Jody came up
together. You both hooked up with Jazze around the same time. More money, more problems?
I feel like dude is a little brother to me. He still cool, cause he don’t Ain’t no problem to take care of my child. But it’s different now be-
want this. This ain’t me getting mad or nothing, I’m just speaking my cause I’m somebody, so the things I do are made public. I really don’t
piece. Life is too good for me right now. I ain’t mad about nothing. I’m like my business being in the street like that. That’s my child, I love
good on that, I just wanted everybody know that it wasn’t me leav- my son. So whatever he needs, he’s gonna get it, trust me. We’re
ing the group mad, like, fuck niggas or whatever. It was a business everyday people, so we go through everyday shit. I don’t give a fuck
deal, one album. We understood. Everybody knew, and everybody what nobody else thinks. My folks know what’s going on. Everybody
was cool with that. As long as the two bosses understand, I don’t need around me knows that my son is straight. It’s just court. Everybody’s
to talk to no artist. been to court before. But going back to that other shit, there ain’t no
beef. I wish Boyz N Da Hood the best of luck. I read the [Jody Breeze]
The Boyz N Da Hood situation wasn’t beneficial enough for you interview and I just didn’t appreciate what he said about me. After all I
financially to do a second album? did for a nigga, he makin’ it sound like I’m a fucked-up individual. Take
I got my group USDA. I always had USDA. I been doing my own shows it like a man. Get your numbers up. Let’s get it. USDA coming soon,
before Boyz N Da Hood jumped off. It was a business venture. They’re Slick Pulla, BloodRaw coming soon.
talking about, I wasn’t with them on the road. But I knew what it was.
Nigga, you supposed to be with me. Like I said, it is what it is. Fuck it. I - Julia Beverly (Photo: Eric Johnson)

01: What the fuck?
(Tampa, FL)
02: DJ the Mummy, Prince
Markie Dee, and Papa
Keith @ Oxygen (Miami,
03: Jay Love and friends
@ Club Sky (Tampa, FL)
04: Colin Farrell chillin’
with the homies on South
Beach (Miami, FL)
05: Kevin Liles’ book tour
(Houston, TX)
06: Clubgoers reppin’
OZONE @ Club Manilla
(Tampa, FL)
07: Pooh Baby and friends
reppin’ OZONE @ Club
112 (Tampa, FL)
08: Lil Wayne and Trina
performing together @
Coliseum (Miami, FL)
09: Lil Scrappy gives a
shout out to the Orlando
police department (Tampa,
10: The Ying Yang Twins
get CRUNK!!! @ Oakley
Thump 2 release party
(Los Angeles, CA)
11: DJ Greg G and DJ Coz
@ Club Sky (Tampa, FL)
12: DJ Demp reppin’
OZONE @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
13: Kevin Liles’ book tour
(Houston, TX)
14: Rasheeda gets down
@ Teen Jamz (Ladson,
15: Devin the Dude show-
ing off his new t-shirt @
Main Hall for Pop Montreal
(Montreal, Canada)
16: George Daniels and R
Kelly @ Club State (Miami,
17: 5th Ward Weebie rep-
pin’ OZONE @ Havana
Bar & Grill for DJ Chill’s TV
show filming (Houston, TX)
18: XO Entertainment and
G’s Up: Pooh Baby, Bert,
Lil Scrappy, and Lil Chris
@ Club 112 (Tampa, FL)
19: Big D and crew @
Anda Lounge for his birth-
day party (Miami, FL)
20: G, Tom G, and DJ H-
Vidal @ Club 112 (Tampa,
21: Eddie DeVille, Bernard,
and Charlie Braxton @
Chingo Bling’s studio
(Houston, TX)

Photos: Bogan (04); Boston

Naud (03,11); J Lash
(02,08,16,19); Jason Cordes
(14); Julia Beverly (10,17);
Keadron Smith (05,13); Luis
Santana (01,06,07,09,18); Matt
Sonzala (15,21); Young Majick

Rapid Ric (Austin, TX) Austin is. They appreciate live music, like bass players and keyboard
players. The DJ never got too much shine, but now with Texas hip-hop
You’re a new cat in the game. Let every- becoming more prevalent there’s a lot more appreciation. There’s a lot
body know who you are and where you’re of variety here in Austin.
I’m Rapid Ric. I just turned 24. I’m originally What’s the next move for Rapid Ric?
from Del Rio, Texas, a little border town right next to Mexico. I’ve been I’m trying to do a Whut It Dew? album, since the name has gotten so
living here in Austin for six years, but I represent Texas as a whole. big. Hopefully I can have a bunch of the artists that I’ve worked with
on mixtapes on there. A big mixtape album out of here would be ideal,
The mixtape game is extremely saturated. We might need to call it especially now, because it’s a way for all of us to work together even
the promo CD game. You’re one of the few DJs I’ve heard who still though we don’t get to see each other much. Just like Screw did. It’s
mixes on your mix CDs. a neutral meeting place; like, you’d never hear a diss record on the
I feel that we are carrying the torch from what DJ Screw created. Many mixtape. That’s really what the album is leaning towards; it’ll just be
people think he just put music out and made money on it, and that’s one big Texas sound. Of course, OG Ron C will chop and screw it. And
not it at all. He created a sound that’s very street, very Texas, and very every two months, drop a tape.
Southern. What he tried to do was help out people from the communi-
ty that he thought was good. He put them on the tapes and put songs If anyone wants to reach out, how can they contact you?
that had meaning. He pretty much created a tape that you could put in Log on to or
your car – your Cadillac, your Lincoln, your Buick, whatever – and you rapidric. You can also check out my boy Matt Sonzala’s blog at www.
can just listen and bang your head, entice that Southern culture. That’s I’m riding shotgun with him. His blog
really what I’m trying to do. I’m not saying that I’m the next Texas DJ is really big, and he puts out a lot of intelligent information to make
or whatever, I’m just saying that there’s a void for that street music and sure that people from New York and other places see that we’ve got
I’m trying to satisfy people. some soulful music down here in Texas. He’s gotten me shows in Rus-
sia and London. It’s an honor, man.
How do you feel about DJs that put out mixtapes but don’t mix
records? - Wally Sparks (Photo: Julia Beverly)
There’s a lot of cats that do that. I think it’s cool that there’s a lot of Tex-
as artists on there. For me, it kinda separates the promo DJs from the
actual mixtape DJs. I was talking to Green Lantern the other day, and
he was like, “Yeah, we putting the ‘mix’ back in the mixtape game.” I
think that’s important. With those cats putting that stuff out, honestly,
it makes me look better. It’s gonna get old after a while. The important
thing is the music getting out. As far as the mixtape game it allows the
DJs to improve on their skills.

What was the inspiration behind your Whut It Dew? mixtape se-
When I do a mixtape, it’s a Southern thing. Knowing that I’m from
Texas, it has to have a Southern influence. A friend of mine named Car-
los was making some t-shirts and I saw the phrase “Whut It Dew” and I
told him, “Hold on, don’t press any more. I think that’s the gimmick I’ve
been looking for to encompass what we’re doing.” That was right after
I dropped A Fistful of Dollars and Chamillionaire was close to getting
a deal. I knew Cham wanted to do as many mixtapes as possible, so I
pitched the Whut It Dew idea and it was like a holy trinity. People from
New York think we’re all just a bunch of repeating fool idiots. The Whut
It Dew mixtape series is to show people around the world that we’ve
got lyricists, DJs, and production, above everything else.

Has anyone from Mountain Dew contacted you?

No, I wish they would. We couldn’t patent the Dew but we did patent
the Whut It.

You just finished a mixtape called King of Trill: Bun B’s Greatest
Verses, but I heard you had some issues with Rap-A-Lot as far as
putting it out. What was that about?
Rap-A-Lot are actually some cool dudes. They didn’t know what was
going on with my Z-Ro mixtape, but mixtapes are on the back burner
of their way to market. Unfortunately, in Texas there’s a lot of bootleg-
ging. They’re looking out for that, so when my Z-Ro mixtape came out,
I called and went up to Houston to the compound and straightened it
out and it was cool. A lot of DJs were coming up to me telling me not
to fuck with Rap-A-Lot, but I’m like, Bun B is the ultimate lyricist. He’s
got to have a mixtape of his greatest verses. I decided to figure out a
way to do it. I haven’t heard back from them. I think they’re too focused
on promoting his album and getting Jay-Z on his album. But I know
they’re a company that stays busy. It’s dope, so I don’t know. I think it
would be a good idea and a good look for him.

Tell me about the hip-hop scene in Austin.

It’s changing. When I came here it was a small city, but it’s growing
into a big city. There’s like five or six of the biggest universities in Texas
right here. It allows for a lot of young people, 18-25. Hip-hop is definite-
ly in. When I first came there was only two or three clubs that played
hip-hop, and now it’s every club. The Real World showed exactly how

01: D-Roc of the Ying
Yang Twins shares a
laugh with J-Bo of the
YoungBloodz backstage
@ the TSU homecoming
concert (Houston, TX)
02: JuJu, Da Sick One, DJ
Shocayse, and Big Earl
@ Tabu for Tony Touch’s
album release party (Or-
lando, FL)
03: Damian, DJ Greg G,
and Gordy @ Club Sky
(Tampa, FL)
04: Mike and Chris
Robinson on the set of
Noreaga’s video (NYC)
05: Lil Wayne and Bobby
Valentino (Miami, FL)
06: Tom G and Wilbert @
Manilla (Tampa, FL)
07: DJ 151, Derek Wash-
ington, Young Cash, Bigga
Rankin, J-Baby, Kaspa,
and T-Roy @ Kartouche
(Jacksonville, FL)
08: Tom G reppin’ OZONE
@ Club 112 (Tampa, FL)
09: Slim Thug @ the Rol-
lexx (Miami, FL)
10: Marsha and Tosha @
State (Miami, FL)
11: Lil Fame reppin’
OZONE @ Hot 102 (Vir-
ginia Beach, VA)
12: Strizzo and DJ Royce
@ Club 112 (Tampa, FL)
13: Int’l Red and Cory Mo
@ Studio 7303 for Bun
B’s Trill listening session
(Houston, TX)
14: DJ Hurricane rep-
pin’ OZONE @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
15: DJ Chill, Choppa, Hot
Boy Ronald, and 5th Ward
Weebie @ Sahara Bar &
Grill (Houston, TX)
16: Brandi Garcia and Slim
Thug @ Studio 7303 for
Bun B’s Trill listening ses-
sion (Houston, TX)
17: DJ Hukher and DJ
Walgee @ JJ Whisper’s
(Orlando, FL)
18: Lil Jon and D-Roc of
the Ying Yang Twins @
Oakley/CRUNK!!! party
(Los Angeles, CA)
19: Pat Nix and Big Boi @
JJ Whisper’s (Orlando, FL)
20: Leann, Webbie, and
Platinum (Miami, FL)
21: Goodfellaz getting
CRUNK!!! @ Oakley party
(Los Angeles, CA)

Photos: Big Earl (02); Bogan

(20); Boston Naud (03); Spiff
(04); J Lash (05,09,10); Julia
Beverly (15,16,17,18,19,21);
Kaspa (07); Keadron Smith
(01,13); Kenneth Clark (11);
Luis Santana (05); Young
Majick (08,12,14)

Paul Wall Makes It Official
That’s right, folks. Not only does Paul Wall have the internet going nuts
and the #1 album on the Billboard charts, he’s now officially a family
man. Congratulations to Paul and Crystal!

(Photos: Matt Sonzala)

01: DJ Greg G and Ju-
venile @ Icon (Orlando,
02: Pooh Baby and Lil
Scrappy @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
03: Jae Millz and fans @
Funkmaster Flex’s car
show (Miami, FL)
04: 112 takes a bow @
TSU’s homecoming con-
cert (Houston, TX)
05: Gracious and Suthern-
folk @ Club 112 (Tampa,
06: Tom G @ Club Manilla
(Tampa, FL)
07: Bionic DJs Dread, Hol-
lywood, Lil B, and Kid Nice
(Miami, FL)
08: Ted Lucas and Plies
on the set of Trina and
Lil Wayne’s “Don’t Trip”
(Miami, FL)
09: Derek Marbles and
models reppin’ OZONE @
Ultra Lounge (Miami, FL)
10: Joron Bolden and DJ
Shotgun reppin’ OZONE
@ Club 112 (Tampa, FL)
11: Matt Sonzala and Cory
Mo @ Studio 7303 for Bun
B’s Trill listening session
(Houston, TX)
12: The Ying Yang Twins
@ The Underground
(Tampa, FL)
13: DJ Boz and Ryan
reppin’ OZONE @ Hot 102
(Virginia Beach, VA)
14: Jonathan Santana rep-
pin’ OZONE @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
15: Rob-Lo and Killer Mike
reppin’ OZONE @ Uptown
Sounds (Columbia, SC)
16: Juvenile @ the Rollexx
(Miami, FL)
17: Choppa and Hot Boy
Ronald @ Havana Bar &
Grill (Houston, TX)
18: Dem Franchize Boyz
@ Cleo’s (Orlando, FL)
19: Killer Mike, Big Boi,
Sleepy Brown, and C-
Bone of Konkrete @ JJ
Whisper’s (Orlando, FL)
20: Warren G and Tye
Dash @ Oakley/CRUNK!!!
party (Los Angeles, CA)
21: Lil O, Lump, and Mad
Hatter @ Studio 7303 for
Bun B’s Trill listening ses-
sion (Houston, TX)

Photos: Bogan (03,09); Boston

Naud (01); J Lash (08,16);
Johnny Louis (07); Julia
Beverly (11,17,18,19,20,21);
Keadron Smith (04,12); Ken-
neth Clark (13); Luis Santana
(02,06,14); Rob-Lo (15); Young
Majick (05,10)


Orlando, FL
STATUS Independent (R&R Records)
PRODUCTION Clark J Productions
ALBUM Skyy’s Tha Limit
SINGLE “Gangsta Life”

“Tangelo Park; all the women in the

“My father is black and my mother is
white. Growing up, I wasn’t really ac-
cepted from either side, white or black.
I was basically by myself for most of my
life. Kids can be mean sometimes.”

“I looked up to Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Tu-
pac, and Biggie. I was a big Da Brat fan,
too. There’s so many people I’d like to
work with: Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, Kanye
West, Chyna White, and Dr. Dre.”


“I wrote everything on my album.”

“I’m the only female rapper right now
that’s not coming from behind a male
figure, and what I plan on doing is bring-
ing a little light to the things that women
go through. I wouldn’t even put myself
in the same bracket as female rappers
[like Trina and Jacki-O]. I love their mu-
sic, but as far as topics, they’re on an-
other level. Not to say that I’m higher or
lower than them, it’s just different. It’s not
about stacking up, it’s about sticking to-

“I don’t wanna knock anybody else, but
I don’t rap about what most female rap-
pers rap about. I rap about situations that
I’ve seen and been through. It’s from the
heart. Everything on my album is real.
There are young girls who need some-
thing else to listen to from a woman’s
standpoint other than just sex. Sex isn’t
everything a woman is about. Artists are
led to write, you know? You don’t just sit
down and write anything. Anybody that’s
a real artist is there to write. I let them do
them and I try to do me.”


“Behind every sinner, there’s a soul and
a spirit. There’s people that grasp that
and just live life to the best of their ability.
We all mess up, but God wants us all. He
doesn’t come after the right, he comes
after the wrong to steer them in the right
direction. God looks for people that are
thugged out, gangstas doing what they
gotta do to survive. Behind every man or
woman, there’s someone on their knees
praying for them at the same time.”

- Malik Abdul

01: Slim Thug, E-Rock,
and Killa Kyleon @ Stu-
dio 7303 for Bun B’s Trill
listening session (Houston,
02: Da Skinniez @ Club
112 (Tampa, FL)
03: Jody Breeze and
friends @ the Rollexx
(Miami, FL)
04: Kevin Liles’ book tour
(Houston, TX)
05: DJ Chill and JC reppin’
OZONE @ Havana bar &
grill (Houston, TX)
06: Chromeo’s Dave 1
and Devin the Dude @
Main Hall for Pop Montreal
(Montreal, Canada)
07: Models @ Funkmaster
Flex’s car show (Miami,
08: D-Roc of the Ying Yang
Twins reppin’ OZONE @
The Underground (Tampa,
09: BME’s Rob Mac
and Eric Johnston with
Playboy models @ Oak-
ley/CRUNK!!! party (Los
Angeles, CA)
10: Malik Abdul and Pat
Nix @ JJ Whisper’s (Or-
lando, FL)
11: Caps and Jones @
Blizzard’s for Pop Montreal
(Montreal, Canada)
12: Big Moe and Sir Knight
Train @ Icon (Orlando, FL)
13: Bohagon reading
OZONE @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
14: Malik Abdul and Dani-
ella @ Antigua (Orlando,
15: Kaine of the Ying Yang
Twins with Lil Jon @ Oak-
ley/CRUNK!!! party (Los
Angeles, CA)
16: Tom G and friends @
Club Manilla (Tampa, FL)
17: Lil Scrappy and Da
Band’s Freddy P @ Club
112 (Tampa, FL)
18: Lil O and Omar @ Stu-
dio 7303 for Bun B’s Trill
listening session (Houston,
19: Matt Sonzala and
Charlie Braxton @ Chingo
Bling’s studio (Houston,
20: Cedric Hollywood and
DJ Tom LaRock (Miami,
21: Kieran and Teddy T @
Club Deep (MIami, FL)

Photos: Bogan (03,07); Boston

Naud (12); J Lash (20,21);
Julia Beverly (05,09,10,15);
Keadron Smith (04,18);
Luis Santana (08,13,16,17);
Malik Abdul (14); Matt Sonzala
(01,06,11,19); Young Majick


Bobby Creek
Atlanta, GA
STATUS Signed to Shady/Aftermath/In-

“Bobby is my grandfather’s name.
Creekwater is something that I got at a
younger age in the streets.”

“I started rapping at the age of 15, moti-
vated by acts like Run-DMC, Big Daddy
Kane, and Jay-Z. The acts that gave
me an identity and showed me where I
wanted to go was Outkast and Goodie
Mob. I can’t think of anyone in Atlanta
that wasn’t influenced by Outkast. When
they blew up, that’s when I started taking
it seriously. It inspired me in a couple of
ways, because it showed me that some-
one from my backyard could do it. That
gave me a boost, a little motivation.”

“I’m in the presence of greats, so it would
be my pleasure to work with Em, 50, Dre,
and a lot of other people in the camp.
But my situation is separate, we’re try-
ing to bring our story and our sound to
the table. We’re gonna give them some
Southern hospitality.”


“I was in a group called Jaded with my
partner Charlie Hustle. We formed a
group in high school and did local tal-
ent shows. We met up with a producer
named Soul Messiah who helped us
find our sound. We started shopping
around and got a deal with Loud Re-
cords through a guy named Shawn
Kane. When Loud disbanded, we still
had a good relationship with Steve Rif-
kind and he gave us the option to wait
on his distribution situation or go some-
where else. We made the decision to go
to Columbia, but we got released from
Columbia a couple years back. At that
point, I wanted to produce more and rap
over my own beats. I found a sound and
stuck with it and kept going. Once again,
Shawn Kane’s name popped up. He
has an artist on Bad Boy named Aasim,
and we recorded a song together. Rick
Morales from Shady Records heard the
song we did together and reached out
to me to make the deal happen. I signed
with Shady two months ago.”


“I believe I’m gonna make it for the same
reason the other 45 million rappers do.
It’s all a belief. You have to believe in
yourself, otherwise, why do it? I just have
a firm belief in my music, and I hope the
people accept it. My mother told me,
‘Ain’t nobody gonna believe in you if you
don’t believe in yourself.’ I’m believing in
myself so y’all can believe in me too.”

- Julia Beverly (Photo: Sean Cokes)

01: DJ Khaled and
Big Will reppin’ OZONE
@ Funkmaster Flex’s car
show (Miami, FL)
02: E-One, Wild Wayne,
and Cat Daddy (Dallas,
03: Lil Chris reppin’
OZONE @ Club 112
(Tampa, FL)
04: Young Jeezy and Trick
Daddy @ Mansion (Miami,
05: Ted Lucas and Nick
Quested on the set of
Trina’s “Here We Go”
video shoot (Miami, FL)
06: Luc-Duc and DJ Sui-
cide @ Coliseum (Miami,
07: Bishop Magic Don
Juan getting CRUNK!!! @
Oakley Thump 2 release
party (Los Angeles, CA)
08: J-Lo’s ex Cris Judd
getting CRUNK!!! @ Oak-
ley Thump 2 release party
(Los Angeles, CA)
09: Funkmaster Flex
reppin’ OZONE @ his car
show (Miami, FL)
10: Cat Daddy, Kevin Liles,
and Ro Parish (Dallas, TX)
11: Big Smooth reppin’
OZONE @ Hot 102 (Vir-
ginia Beach, VA)
12: DJ Siza and KC reppin’
OZONE @ 20 Grand East
for Griff comedy show
(Atlanta, GA)
13: Keyshia Cole perform-
ing (Miami, FL)
14: Magno in the lab
(Houston, TX)
15: Still a freak: Adina
Howard (Tampa, FL)
16: Lil Jon with Korn
drummer David Silveria
@ Oakley/CRUNK!!! party
(Los Angeles, CA)
17: Slick Rick and Doug E.
Fresh performing @ Man-
sion (Miami, FL)
18: Big Will and Young
Jeezy @ Funkmaster Flex
car show (Miami, FL)
19: JC CRUNK!!!, Jeremy
McCassy, and CRUNK!!!
spokesmodel @ Oakley
Thump 2 release party Los
Angeles, CA)
20: DJ Magic Mike and
Slim Goodye @ Antigua
(Orlando, FL)
21: Young Jeezy and
Meech @ the Rollexx
(Miami, FL)

Photos: Bogan (01,05,09,18);

J Lash (04,06,13,17,21); Julia
Beverly (07,08,16,19); KC (12);
Kenneth Clark (11); King Yella
(02,10); Luis Santana (03,15);
Malik Abdul (20); Matt Sonzala


Houston, TX
STATUS Independent
INFLUENCES Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, 5th
Ward Boyz, Trina
PRODUCTION Young Sam, Jokaman
SINGLES “Drag A Bitch Out The Club,”
“Bad Nigga”


“I started rapping in the ninth grade. I’d
be sitting at the table watching boys rap
and didn’t see any females flowing, so I
just wanted to show them.”

“My sound is only aggressive if it has to
be, like my song, ‘Drag A Bitch Out The
Club.’ You would only drag a bitch out
the club if you had to, but not in every
day life. You don’t just go around drag-
ging bitches out the club.”

“My first single was called ‘Bad Nigga,’
which was a remix of Webbie’s ‘Bad
Bitch.’ I took it to a club and gave it to
[the promoter] Big Steve, and DJ Chill
started spinning it. I met up with Chill
and ever since then it’s been uphill for
me. I’ve done ten shows through Big
Steve, Cap’n Jack, and Chill off that one

“I listen to people like Trae and Z-Ro a
lot, so I definitely support other Houston
artists. If you listen to my sound, you’ll
be able to tell that I’m from right here in

“I think my music can relate to just about
anybody because I talk about things in
the streets from a female perspective. I
mostly rhyme about my life and I try to
say what a lot of women my age want to
say. It might be talking about they baby
daddys, or just talking about what’s go-
ing on in Houston from a female’s stand-
point. DJ Chill calls me that street dime

“Right now I’ve been doing shows, and
dropping mixtapes, of course. I got one
mixtape in the streets and a lot more in
the works right now. I’m working with
Young Sam, a singer named Sydney,
and JC, just doing shows and promo-
tions and selling these CDs whatever
way I can.”

“My sound is not for a particular person,
because I think anybody can relate to it.
Even if they can’t relate to it, they’ll like it
because it’s a good sound and people
like to hear a female speak the truth and
switch it up.”

- Words and photo by Matt Sonzala

01: Brooke Valentine
and Mike Jones @ BET’s
New Faces search (Hous-
ton, TX)
02: Kevin Black with Inter-
scope semi (Miami, FL)
03: WPEG’s No Limit,
Butta Fingaz, and Church
Boy (Charlotte, NC)
04: DJ Q45, Slim Goodye,
and Greg G @ Icon (Or-
lando, FL)
05: Brandi Garcia and
Lump reppin’ OZONE @
Studio 7303 for Bun B’s
Trill listening party (Hous-
ton, TX)
06: Big Cee Jay, DJ H-
Vidal, and DJ Knuckles @
Club 112 (Tampa, FL)
07: Kamm McKeller and
Kristie @ Studio 7303 for
Bun B’s Trill listening ses-
sion (Houston, TX)
08: Tony Yayo performing
@ Icon (Orlando, FL)
09: Slim Thug and Matt
Sonzala @ Studio 7303 for
Bun B’s Trill listening party
(Houston, TX)
10: Killer Mike and the
owners of Worldwide
Hustler clothing @ JJ
Whisper’s (Orlando, FL)
11: Bun B’s Trill listening
party (Houston, TX)
12: Derrick Crooms
and Big Keith @ Oak-
ley/CRUNK!!! party (Los
Angeles, CA)
13: Omar and Big Boi @
JJ Whisper’s (Orlando, FL)
14: Lil Wyte reppin’
OZONE (Virginia Beach,
15: Hector, Pharrell, and
Noreaga in the studio
(Miami, FL)
16: Chingo Bling, Charlie
Braxton, and Magno
(Houston, TX)
17: Pinky and a friend
(Miami, FL)
18: Wild Wayne, Kevin
Liles, and Skip Cheatham
(Dallas, TX)
19: Patrick Sabatini, Tom
Whaley, Vince Phillips, and
Ava Greenwall @ Oak-
ley/CRUNK!!! party (Los
Angeles, CA)
20: Trina and a dancer on
the set of Lil Wayne’s video
shoot (Miami, FL)
21: J Lash and Regina
King (Miami, FL)

Photos: Boston Naud (04);

Don Harrington (07,11); J Lash
(02,17,20,21); Julia Beverly
(09,10,12,13,19); Kaspa (03);
Keadron Smith (01,05); Ken-
neth Clark (14); King Yella (18)
Malik Abdul (08); Matt Sonzala
(16); Spiff (15); Young Majick

* Some names, locations, and references to dollar amounts have been LAS VEGAS
changed or omitted.
Finally arriving in Vegas, we stop at a small nondescript hotel just off

randon is either God, David Koresh, or the most successful pimp the freeway. Brandon heads straight for a room on the second floor
in the country, depending on who you ask. But the first time and raps on the door. It opens briefly, then slams shut. “Manny’s
you see him, “pimp” is not the word that comes to mind. He’s hoe just made a big mistake,” says Brandon. “That’s how pimps get
black, overweight, with light skin, short curly hair, and an unkempt robbed. She’s not supposed to open the door for anyone but Manny.”
beard. His only standout feature is a tattoo across his right forearm Less than a minute later, a bright red Lexus with rims pulls into the
that reads “Pimp or die.” Considering that pimpin’ is usually associ- hotel parking lot. Two men get out and walk up the stairs, approaching
ated with flashy suits, gator shoes, and shiny cups, Brandon certainly Brandon and shooting a wary look in my direction. “She with you?”
doesn’t look the part. one of them asks. Brandon clearly doesn’t like to be questioned.
“Well, she ain’t with you, right?” he retorts. After some awkward laugh-
You won’t find him dancing alongside 50 Cent in a “P.I.M.P.” video or ter, Brandon introduces us and explains the reason for my visit as we
escorting ladies down a red carpet with dog collars ala Snoop Dogg. enter the hotel room.
Although he does associate with some of the pimps you’ve seen in
videos and considers most of them legitimate, he despises their im- Presumably naked, the girl inside dives for the bed on the far side of
age, calling them “celebrity pimps.” This is serious business to Bran- the room, pulling the sheet up so that only the top of her head is show-
don, and he is particularly disgusted by people who buy gimmicky ing, revealing reddish-brown curls. Manny sits down on the bed next
pimp cups and therefore consider themselves to be pimpin’. He is to her, explaining that he usually has between one and three whores.
also disgusted by the overuse of the word “pimp” in rap music and Right now, she’s the only one. Manny pats her ass through the sheets.
pop culture. Aside from that, he ignores her. She is either asleep or doesn’t want to
join in the conversation. Various snack items and clothes strewn about
Brandon prefers to stay low-key. Quoting the great Rakim, he says, the room suggest that they’ve been staying here for several days.
“One thing I don’t like is the spotlight, because I already got light.” Of
the dozens of girls currently in his stable, many of them have been with Brandon sits down on the other bed, and Ricardo takes the chair be-
him for years. He was honored as Pimp of the Year at a recent Pimps & side me, next to the window. Ricardo says he’s from Memphis, but
Hoes ball, but hasn’t attended any award shows since, preferring not his family originates in the Honduras. Short and a little chubby with
to draw too much attention. Just as it would in any legitimate form of dark skin and short hair, he has animated eyes and mannerisms. As
business, his reputation precedes him. His name carries heavy weight he talks, he has a strange habit of flickering his tongue, and you can
in the streets, but not many people know what he looks like. When it see it twitching through a small gap in his teeth. “I’m a Hondurian
comes to Brandon’s income, he prefers not to reveal specific amounts, pimp,” he laughs, popping the “collar” of his gray and blue Akademiks
but suffice it to say that he makes a lot of money. t-shirt.

When you hear the word “prostitute,” you might picture a transvestite In the pimping industry, Ricardo and Manny are the small mom-and-
crack addict with missing teeth, turning $20 tricks to support their hab- pop retailers. They’re not exactly partners – “pimpin’ is a solo sport,”
it. But Brandon’s whores do not fit this stereotype. They’re young and says Brandon – but they work closely together. They look up to Bran-
fairly attractive, although their dress code makes it clear that they’re don, a mentor of sorts, as the CEO of a full-scale corporation. It isn’t
not just your average club-hopping girls gone wild. Hard drugs and al- hard to see why Brandon is successful. He’s developed a formula that
cohol are forbidden within Brandon’s stable. “Real hoes that fuck with works: a “controlled environment.”
real pimps don’t use drugs,” he says. “If they do, the drug is pimpin’
both of them.” The first thing you notice about Manny is his eyes, which follow you in-
tensely. It’s easy to see how he can control women. He’s a good-look-
Brandon also doesn’t smoke, drink, or use drugs. He’s amused when ing Puerto Rican who vaguely resembles a heavyset Tony Sunshine.
I ask if free sex is one of his job perks. “That’s absurd,” he says. “Hoes Brandon refers to Manny as “the pretty pimp,” acknowledging that a
have to pay pimps to fuck with them. It’s a perk for them, not me. whore once left him to “choose” Manny. But Manny’s looks are also
I might be a big dude, but it’s a privilege for a bitch to do anything his downfall. He tends to become involved with his whores both sexu-
[sexual] with me. I’m one of the most disciplined pimps that’s ever ally and emotionally, and for a pimp, emotions are bad for business.
done it. I’ve had women for years that I’ve never touched.” He’s more
turned on by the money they bring him than by the sex. Brandon loves Brandon never has those problems. “Hoes coming and going, that’s
money, perhaps the most addictive drug of all, more than anything. the story of my life,” he says. “If you’re really pimpin’, hoes choose.
You accept that, unless there’s foul play involved. It’s part of the game.”
FIRST IMPRESSIONS Typically, he says, women leave because there’s too many other wom-
en. They feel neglected and need more one-on-one attention.
The first time I met Brandon, he was engaged in a heated debate with
a famous rapper’s attorney over prostitution. He talked matter-of-factly Even in a short amount of time, it’s easy to see that Manny has a
about owning real estate, luxury cars, and taking ridiculously extrava- wicked temper. Say or do the wrong thing and he’ll snap. Brandon
gant vacations with dozens of girls. At the time, it was easy to dismiss later confirms this, remembering several incidents: Manny threatening
his claims as complete bullshit. Still, he made a convincing argument, to kill a waitress for her perceived disrespect; Manny screaming on a
and the fact that we were indeed riding in a stretch Expedition on his flight attendant for opening his window shade. Manny beating one of
dime made his stories a bit more believable. his whores and slamming a plate of food into her face because she
refused to eat it.
One crisp Friday afternoon, Brandon picks me up from LAX driving a
white Range Rover with California plates. He’s wearing a white tee un- Throughout the conversation, Ricardo does most of the talking. He
der a large lime green polo shirt, blue jeans, and black boots, looking has a way of cutting through the bullshit to make things sound cut and
like an average dude. The drive to Vegas leaves plenty of time for an dry, black and white. He’s outgoing and inquisitive, asking a string of
informal interview. Brandon says he is 28 years old (later in the night questions to find out why anyone would be interested in his lifestyle.
he says he’s 29, so who knows) and has been pimping women for Still, he’s aware that pimpin’ isn’t for everyone. At one point, Ricardo
almost 15 years. “Pimps are born, hoes are made,” he says, one of an mentions that prostitutes rarely break away from the lifestyle success-
endless string of one-liners he uses throughout the night to describe fully. All three of the men are instantly offended by my suggestion that
his profession. perhaps these women have been institutionalized, much like slaves or
incarcerated felons who cannot function once they are freed. Ricardo
Although the word “pimp” often carries negative connotations, Bran- emphatically explains that the women are free to come and go as they
don believes that if the system is operated correctly, it can be benefi- please. Brandon calls it an “open-door policy.”
cial to both parties. The biggest asset that a woman can have, says
Brandon, is not being afraid to ask for her money. The most attractive Almost all of Brandon’s whores are white. This might appear to be a
women don’t necessarily make the most money; it’s all about attitude. strange statement of black power or reverse slavery, but for Brandon
“A real hoe really respects herself, and she’s proud of her job,” he it’s not that serious. He prefers white whores for strictly financial rea-
asserts. He credits his success to his “pimptuition” and money-man- sons. “It’s a fact that white women make more money,” he says. “Be-
agement skills. cause the average dude that buys pussy is white, and they prefer their

own kind.” Plus, Brandon says that white women are attracted to him the track, eyebrows have been penciled in). Her hair is a long, light-
more often than black women, so they tend to choose him. He does brown braided weave, pulled back into a ponytail. There’s probably
have a few black girls in his stable, though, and some who are Hispan- an interesting story behind the small scar on her upper lip. The most
ic or mixed. In some cities, his whores are discouraged from dealing appealing things about Betty are her row of perfect white teeth and
with black clients at all (professional athletes are an exception). her eyes, which glow warmly from time to time. She doesn’t look up
until Manny and Ricardo are long gone. Even after they’ve left, she
Brandon and several of his whores hail from Compton. He first started still holds her body protectively, sitting on the couch in almost a fetal
pimpin’ on the infamous Sunset Blvd. track, then moved his operations position.
primarily to the casinos. Business is better now. The going rate for
an hour with one of Brandon’s prostitutes is $500. The rates for a full Betty credits Brandon with the stability and organization in her life.
night are negotiable. In Brandon’s opinion, what they’re really selling If she didn’t have a pimp, she says, the quick money would be too
is game. much for her to handle. To her, prostitution is safer than her previous
life as a “square.” Anyone who is not a part of the pimps & hoes game
“I have no moral hang-ups at all about prostitution,” Brandon says. is referred to as such. “Squares do the same things we do – sleeping
“You don’t give away anything for free if you can sell it; it’s just good around, going from one guy to another,” she reasons. “But they do it
business sense.” The only boundary he refuses to cross is the age unprotected. We’re more safe; more organized.”
of consent. Manny and Ricardo agree. Brandon believes that anyone
who pimps a woman under 18 deserves to go to jail. In a profession Betty grew up around hustlers and started selling drugs at an early
where legitimate identification is sometimes hard to come by, they age (she hesitates to say exactly how young). In retrospect, it was a
often have to rely on their instincts and unique methods to find out way to rebel against her mother. After a few years of hustling drugs,
a whore’s real age. Once they’re over 18, though, they’re fair game. she turned to prostitution because there were lighter consequences.
Ricardo also states that he’s firmly against violence between pimps, Compared to drug trafficking, the penalties for prostitution are a slap
unless it’s “justified.” on the wrist. “You’re just selling your own property,” she reasons. Re-
gardless, her career of choice does have its drawbacks – Betty esti-
As the discussion draws to a close, I am reminded that this is not a mates that she’s been arrested over 70 times, mostly during her days
friendly conversation. Manny stands up and walks closer to my chair on Sunset Blvd. Even after multiple charges, none of these offenses
with the ever-present gleam in his eye. “How do we know you’re not a carried serious time. She was usually sentenced to a few days in pris-
cop?” he demands. “I guess you don’t,” I answer. What else can I say? on or community service. The longest she’s ever been locked up was
Brandon reminds me that in exchange for all the information I’ve been 45 days, and that was before she met Brandon. Recently, she says, a
given, he expects me to present a fair depiction of the lifestyle. dramatic situation landed both her and one of her “wife-in-laws” (an-
other of Brandon’s whores) in jail in San Francisco. They had no way
Manny and Ricardo follow us to one of Brandon’s homes, just a short to contact Brandon, but he was already aware of the situation. Their
distance away from the hotel. This large two-story brick building looks bond was posted within minutes and his attorneys handled the case
like it belongs to a typical all-American family. A yellow Hummer and quietly – one of the benefits of having a pimp. Prostitutes who choose
blue Benz are parked in the driveway outside the garage. Inside is not to have a pimp are referred to as “renegades.” “Renegades run
wood paneling and clean carpet. The most bizarre thing about the into certain situations,” Brandon explains. “They can’t get bonded out,
home is how normal it is. A large poster in the kitchen lists household and they don’t have anyone to protect them.”
tasks and assignments, just like mom used to do when you were a kid.
The downstairs bathroom smells flowery and appears sparkling clean; Betty hasn’t run into too many dangerous or life-threatening situations,
very feminine. but she does recall one she narrowly missed. She was sitting in the
passenger side of a trick’s car and they’d agreed on a price. Payment
As Brandon enters the foyer, a chorus of “Hi Daddy”s floats down from is always handled up front, but the trick spent too long reaching for his
the second floor. There’s six girls currently living in the house. Bran- wallet, fumbling around in the pocket on the side of the door. Her intu-
don heads straight through the kitchen and relaxes on a green leather ition told her to get out and run. A few days later, the same trick picked
couch in the back room. Manny and Ricardo sit on the other couch up another of Brandon’s whores and raped her with a screwdriver he
across from him. The room also contains a widescreen TV and a small pulled out of the door’s side pocket.
folding table.
Most of Betty’s clients are not necessarily old or unattractive. She as-
Betty is the first to greet Brandon. She enters the room with her head sumes that they choose to pay a prostitute to avoid emotional hassles.
down, avoiding making eye contact with Manny and Ricardo. “If you Even if they men are attractive, the sex itself often leaves her feel-
got eyes, you got action,” Brandon says, explaining that his girls do ing “kinda disgusted,” but she says it’s worth it for the stability she’s
not make eye contact with other pimps. gained compared to her previous life of rebellion. “When [girls] come
in, they’re looking for a way out of their problems. Before, I was never
BETTY sleeping, running around crazy. I looked to the game for stability,”
Betty recalls. She currently has no aspirations to leave or future plans.
Betty is light-skinned, but doesn’t look Caucasian. She’s actually “I’ll be doing this for however long he wants me to,” she says, glanc-
mixed, half Puerto Rican and half white. Originally from Compton, she ing at Brandon.
met Brandon on Sunset Blvd. and has been with him for three years.
She’s thick, with a large tattoo on her left thigh spilling out from be- HEAVEN
neath a short miniskirt. Brandon’s name is tattooed in black across
her right arm, while another oversized tattoo adorns her back shoulder Heaven is 23 years old, tan, with long brown hair. She’s tall, thin, talk-
beneath a skimpy red top. She has her eyebrow pierced, which looks ative, and confident, sporting a pink miniskirt. She seems like some-
strange considering that her eyebrows have been shaved off. Brandon one you’d find working the counter of a health club, or perhaps the
has no explanation for this, except that she’s a “weird bitch” (later, on secretary of a large corporation. But Heaven went down a different
road. Born in northern California, she caught a drug charge that cost
her several years in prison. After she was released, she started work-
ing as a secretary, where she averaged only $200 a week. She soon
discovered a more profitable career – stripping – which earned her
approximately $300 a week.

Not satisfied with her income as a stripper, she started turning tricks on
Sunset. She met Brandon and was attracted to his humble demeanor.
“Rich people don’t put on all their jewelry,” she reasons. “He’s not
flashy. I thought he was a drug dealer.”

Heaven is truly a professional prostitute. The entire sex act is a job to

her; she says she hasn’t kissed a man in eight years. “I look at things
differently now,” she says. “It’s methodical. The more money, the
Above: Angel greets a potential client on the Las Vegas strip more patience I have. You put up a wall. I’m not emotionally involved

with these men, I just provide a service. Some guys get it confused so for over nine years now, invited her to Vegas during summer vacation.
I have to set them straight.” In the casinos, finding clients is never a She met Brandon some time later in Louisiana as her sister’s “friend.”
problem. She typically sits at a bar and waits for someone to approach Encouraged by the positive changes she’d seen in her sister’s life after
her. Within the first two minutes of the conversation, she tells them her hooking up with Brandon, she eventually abandoned her studies to
price. They’re rarely surprised to find out that she’s not a “free” girl. follow in her sister’s footsteps.
“My stage name and stilettos give it away,” she laughs.
Brittany speaks of Brandon as her savior. “This is my new life, my way
Careful and methodical, she requests to see identification before out. I feel fulfilled now. This was supposed to happen. Everything feels
agreeing to service the men. When it comes to sex, there’s no games. like it fit into place. I couldn’t see myself doing anything different. Col-
“Safe sex rules,” she says. “I change condoms after the blow job and lege wasn’t for me,” she says.
before the sex, so there’s no exchange of fluid at all. We take a lot of
risks, but we make a lot of money. It’s a rush to get paid. There’s no Brittany once made $56,000 in one night – without even having sex.
baloney, no emotional drama. My mind is programmed to get money. She accompanied a wealthy client to a large hotel casino, where he
If a guy starts talking about anything else, I get turned off.” The only won a large sum of money. He promptly blew $15,000, handed her
“date” that bothered her was a pedophile who requested that she act $1,200 in chips, and paid her $1,000 in cash for two hours. They went
like a little girl. Still, she reasons that it’s better for him to pay a prosti- up to his room, where she took off her clothes. He told her to put them
tute to act like a little girl than to actually molest a little girl. back on. For hours, they talked and drank. “He was drunk by this
point,” she recalls. “He showed me a key to a jet plane he owned. He
During her free time, Heaven visits her son. He was just a year old asked me, ‘What would it take to get you out of this business?’” She
when she began her prison term, so he’s been raised by his grand- named an astronomical figure. He promised he’d go back downstairs
mother. Although she wouldn’t want her son to become a pimp, and win enough money to give her a new life. An hour later, he came
she says she’ll support him in whatever career he chooses. “We go back upstairs with his winnings. He’d kept his promise. She agreed to
through this so [our kids] can have a different life,” she says. “We’re leave the lifestyle and stay with him for $56,000. By the time he passed
dealing them good cards. I worked with my hand, so I’m trying to deal out cold, she was gone - with the money.
him all Kings.”
If you were holding $56,000 cash, why not take the money and run?
“My mother didn’t understand [my lifestyle] at first,” Heaven acknowl- Why not start a new life on your own? What binds Brittany to Brandon?
edges. “She wanted to know if I was being forced [to prostitute my- “I never even considered not bringing it back to him. That’s his. It’s
self].” Now, her mother has met Brandon, and approves. “She tells for the cause,” she says, comparing her position to top-ranking ex-
me, ‘This is the most stable you’ve ever been.’” Brandon serves as a ecutives at major corporations who handle the companies’ finances.
friend, confidant, accountant, and business advisor. “Whatever money Skimming off the top or deserting the company would be embezzle-
I make goes to him, and he makes smart decisions. If I wasn’t with ment, or at the very least, unethical. “All my money goes to him, but in
Brandon, I’d be drinking, laid up with somebody doing drugs, spend- turn, I have everything I need,” she reasons.
ing money on stupid shit. I wouldn’t be able to live in this half-a-million-
dollar house,” Heaven concludes. Although $56,000 nights are rare, Brittany always gets money. “Bran-
don is a master in the field of negotiating,” she says. “I learned from
CANDI the best.” Perhaps because of her All-American good girl appearance,
Brittany hasn’t had many bad dates. She only recalls two disturbing
28-year-old Candi is rather tight-lipped, answering questions sharply instances: an uncomfortable double date with her sister, and a well-
and abruptly, perhaps because she’s the newcomer in the household known trick named Joey, who likes to be suffocated to the point of
and isn’t quite comfortable with her surroundings yet. She began strip- near-death.
ping at the age of 23, then started turning tricks on Sunset Blvd. She
ended up in Miami with an unorganized pimp who did nothing but take Brittany’s mother doesn’t know the specifics of her chosen career, but
her shopping for frivolous items. “With all the money we were making, she’s happy because her daughters are happy. “Before, I was lost,”
I felt like shopping was a waste of time,” says Candi. She eventually says Brittany. “Now I feel very, very grounded. I like the structure in
met Brandon through another whore and joined his stable less than my life.”
a month ago.
In one of the more poignant moments of the night, Brittany flips the
She views sex with johns as “entertaining, but not pleasurable.” The script on me. “Now that you’ve heard our stories, what do you think of
job entails much more than just sex. “A hoe is a therapist, a masseuse, us?” she asks. I don’t know what to say. Throughout all the conversa-
everything,” she explains. She’s in it for the money, but doesn’t plan tions, it’s become clear that all the girls in the house have at least one
to be a prostitute for the rest of her life. She’s a businesswoman; she’s thing in common: In their past life, they all felt lost, with no direction.
thinking longterm. She wants to use her prostitution profits to open Brandon has given them a firm direction. Regardless of how construc-
legitimate businesses. tive or destructive it might be, the only thing that matters is that they
have a direction.
Candi tends to attract the weirdos. Although she’s dated football play-
ers and models, she says most of her clients are “odd.” For example, THE TRACK
a young good-looking guy paid her $800 to walk on him. Another guy
requested a spanking, and asked her to talk about his wife sucking a We leave the house at precisely 11:59 PM, still in the Range. The six
big dick. “They call ‘em tricks for more than one reason,” Candi says girls follow in the Hummer. We cruise up and down the Vegas strip
wryly. endlessly, and Brandon points out the working girls as they walk by.
He can tell who’s “working” by their shoes and their demeanor. Most
BRITTANY of the prostitutes turn their heads away immediately out of respect.

Brittany has been with Brandon for over three years, and has earned Brandon wraps up the evening by summarizing his business philoso-
her reputation as one of his most reliable and profitable whores. She phy (“Sex isn’t the focal point, money is”) and listing his worldly pos-
seems more reserved than the others, a fair-skinned white girl with sessions. A wannabe pimp with a long slicked-back ponytail jumps
dyed blonde hair and blue eyes. She frequently looks to Brandon into the backseat of Brandon’s Range and talks a mile-a-minute, ob-
throughout the conversation with an expression that says, Are you viously in awe of his superior. Brandon murmurs in response a few
sure you want me to be talking about this? He repeatedly encourages times and concludes, “Everybody’s got a job to do: pimpin’, prostitu-
her to be open and honest. Wearing jean capris and a pink shirt, she’s tion, and the police.” In a world where the concept of pimps and hoes
barefoot with red toenail polish. exists on so many levels, who are we to condemn those who choose
to call it what it is?
Her story began back in Atlanta, where she was a self-described “nor-
mal” college student studying psychology and working part-time at a As 5 AM rolls around, Brandon takes a call from a business affiliate,
local fitness center. Although her life appeared to be in order from the Tommy, who publishes a hooker magazine. “Watch out for Brandon,”
outside looking in, she was in a bad relationship with a deadbeat and he advises me over the speaker phone. “He’s [cult leader] David Ko-
felt “lost” and “unfulfilled.” She was ambitious, but bored with no direc- resh. He’ll have you saying ‘Yes, daddy. No, daddy.’ His girls never
tion or purpose. Her sister, who has been one of Brandon’s prostitutes leave.”


People might be surprised when they meet you, because you’re
kinda quiet and laid-back compared the persona we hear on the
record. With some of the things you rap about, is that really you or
are you just saying what men want to hear?
It’s different meanings. I think music is just what I’m feeling at the time;
the whole vibe of the recording studio, what I feel like talking about,
things I’ve indulged in from the past to the present. A lot of stuff is ex-
aggerated. It’s more interesting. You have to add depth to it in order to
make the song come out to be what you want it to be. Myself, I’m the
same person, but a lot different in a sense because I’m more laid-back
than people probably think.

Is there one particular producer that really brings out the best of
you in the studio?
I work pretty good with everybody. Lots of producers – Swizz Beatz,
Cool & Dre, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Jazze Pha, Mannie Fresh, Nee-
dles, Signature, a whole gang of good producers. I think it’s just about
the mood I’m feeling and what type of track it is. It’s whatever I feel like
talking about; whatever’s been happening over the past few weeks or
months. It’s just about me and what I feel like bringing out of myself,
what type of direction I want to go.

People might get the impression that you have a diva attitude. Do
you feel like you can’t go out in public unless you’re dressed up,
with makeup tight, and a whole entourage?
No, I don’t, actually I’m real humble and cool. When people meet me
they think I’m a whole different person. As far as an entourage, I do
have a lot of friends. I’m a people person and I’m very entertaining. I
like to have fun, I like to sit back and talk about life and a lot of differ-
ent things. So I always have people around me, but not because I’m
keeping away from the public. I love the fans and everybody, so it
has nothing to do with having a diva attitude. It’s just a lot of people
around me.

Being a celebrity female, do you think your personal life is judged

unfairly? If you’re seen in public with someone – Da Brat or Lud-
acris, for example – people automatically assume you’re sleeping
with that person.
Yeah, I think so. I think people like to get excited off the hype. Whenever
you’re out with somebody, people automatically assume you’re sleep-
ing with that person or dating them or whatever. Nobody would make
the judgement that maybe you’re just friends. That’s not enough, they
love to dig deeper. And you know what they say, when you assume,
you make an ass of yourself. Sometimes, it may be true. It just de-
pends on the situation. I have good friends in the industry that are just
my friends, and that’s it. We go out and party and have a good time. Trina and Lil Wayne: “We’re whatever you want us to be. We’re happy.”
Either way, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t mind who I’m being seen with.
If I’m being seen with somebody, that’s because we’ve got something what you wanna do personally. Myself, I feel like [stripping] should be
in common. I’m not just seen with them for no reason. So it doesn’t something you do when you’re trying to get your feet off the ground.
bother me. Publicity, it is what it is. If somebody’s talking about you, It’s a stepping stone, so just keep it moving. I don’t think you should
it’s better than somebody not paying any attention at all. be doing it for ten or fifteen years. You’ve gotta find something else.
But there’s nothing wrong with [stripping]. If you don’t like it, just don’t
With the striptease routine that you do in your live shows, does go to the strip club. It’s a fantasy for men, so since men enjoy it so
it sometimes get too explicit? I heard you had a lewd conduct much a lot of women have something to say about it. Strip clubs are
charge after a show in Louisiana. not made for women, so if you don’t like it, don’t go there. There’s
I heard something like that. But as far as my show being really graphic other things you can do to entertain yourself, so don’t say nothing.
or whatever, I seriously doubt that. I have a sexy part in my show were Just do you. Do whatever you need to do to get paper, as long as
we bring a guy on stage and do this Janet Jackson serenade, but it’s you’re not molesting or raping or killing nobody. It’s the United States,
just entertaining. It’s not lewd. Nobody’s naked. It’s just a whole lot we have freedom to get money by all means necessary.
of dancing and grinding on a guy. It’s very sexy, but that’s as far as it
gets. It’s not sexual, there’s no crazy surprises or nothing like that. It’s Do you think men are intimidated by you?
actually just indulging, it’s very sexy. We find a guy and bring him on I think so. Even before I was [famous], guys have always been intimi-
the stage, somebody that’s sexy and fly. There’s a song that I love by dated by me because I’m a strong, outspoken, outgoing girl. I don’t
Janet Jackson that starts off really slow, and then we go into “Cater To like to take second place or feel that I’m not treated with the utmost
You.” It’s all about entertaining. So, yeah, I heard something like that, respect, whether it’s somebody I’m dating or just men in general. I’m
but I don’t really follow up on everything I hear. It wasn’t important a strong woman, I know how to make my own money and make my
enough for me to make a comment about it to the press. I don’t think own rules. I don’t wanna take shit from no guy. I grew up that way,
it was that big of a deal. getting my own money. I’m not gonna sit back and wait on nobody,
so of course guys are intimidated by that. They’re intimidated by any
I heard that you used to be a stripper. Do you think there are any successful woman. But at the same time they don’t want a chick that
similarities between strippers and rappers? just sits around being a flunky. You need to be your own boss.
I think it’s almost like the same thing, because it’s just entertainment.
You’re both out hustling, trying to get money. Whether you’re an artist, There was paperwork circulating earlier this year that showed your
a hairdresser, a stripper, or whatever you wanna be, you’re still trying house in Miami had been foreclosed on. I heard that someone you
to get money at the end of the day. Some people take it profession- were dating actually purchased the house for the two of you to live
ally and do what they do, and some people get a little out of control in, and when the relationship didn’t work out, he stopped making
and get wild. It all depends on you and the type of environment, the payments on the house.
way you see yourself. When it comes down to money, it’s all about There’s a thousand different versions of that story, and that’s not actu-
the same thing: professionalism. It’s your life, so it just depends on ally what happened. I had that house for about five and a half years.

And yes, I was in a relationship at the because I don’t know, and as far as
time, and me and that person lived the other artists, I really don’t know
together. We stayed there and when their business either. All I know about
we decided to go our separate ways, is Trina’s business, and Trina’s busi-
I kept the house for about two and ness is taken care of. Everybody got-
a half years after. I was in and out; ta handle their own business.
I wasn’t there a lot. But the house
didn’t get foreclosed on, and all those Are there problems between you
other stories that I heard about the sit- and Trick Daddy?
uation aren’t true. We’re still friends, Nah, we never fell out. Me and Trick
and he’s a part of my business team. are cool. I see him every now and
So we didn’t fall out, it was just time then, and it’s always the same. I just
for us to go our separate ways. And think it’s a growth period in music
of course I wanted a bigger house. when you’re trying to do your own
It was just me, it wasn’t me and him thing. You always want to evolve and
anymore, so I decided to sell it. It was try different things. When I first came
no need to keep it anymore because out, I learned so much from working
nobody was staying there. I had tons with Trick. We went in one direction.
of stuff that was still there, but once I With the second album, I was doing
found a buyer, it was time to let it go. different things while he was on tour.
I purchased a new home. So that was Then I was on tour. The second al-
the situation. Things happen. Some- bum had a different direction to it. I
times you’re with somebody in a re- got involved with the music and the
lationship and you break up and go production and the whole creative
separate ways, so there are decisions side. I just flipped it, I wanted to do
that have to be made. So it didn’t get things my way and lead my own des-
taken from me or foreclosed on. It’s tiny and be my own artist and be in
not owned by the bank. I sold it, and charge of what I’m doing. You’ve got-
I made a lot of money. Now I have a ta have your own direction. You’ve
brand new house and a brand new Above: Trina with Kelly Rowland at the video shoot for her new single
gotta know what path you’re trying
life. I don’t like to fall out with people, “Here We Go”; below: Trina’s mother helps her look the part on the to take. We work separately now, you
I like to end situations on good terms set of Webbie’s “Bad Bitch” video shoot (Photos: Bogan) know, I’m always working. I’m always
because you never know if you’ll need on the road and he’s always doing
somebody. He’s a real great guy. something different. Sometimes you
need time apart. We have a lot of plans. I’m sure
Are you and Lil Wayne an item? me and Trick will work together in the future,
(giggles) We’re whatever you want us to be. whether it’s a Trick and Trina album or a feature
We’re happy, that’s what we are. Wayne is a on my album or a feature on his album. I know
great guy. He’s the sweetest guy in the world, we’ll work together again, we’ve just been so
and he’s an extremely talented artist. I’ve been a busy doing our own thing. It’s not a big deal.
fan of his ever since I could remember, so I was
more than privileged and honored and excited Whenever a rapper like Jacki-O comes out, or
to have him on the first single. I called him up Khia does a record with Trick Daddy, people
like, “Yo, I need a record from you,” and he did it seem to place them in a category with you
right away. I heard it and I was excited, because and create beef. Do you look at it as competi-
I always wanted to work with him. I actually got tion?
to see him work in the studio, and he’s amazing. That’s just the way people are. If there was no
I have nothing but love for Lil Wayne, and a lot hype or rumors or beef or competition, there
of great things to say about him. It’s an honor wouldn’t be no gossip. There wouldn’t be noth-
and a pleasure to work with him and be in his ing for you to write about, nothing to rhyme
company. about. It all goes with the territory. Anytime
somebody new comes out, people wanna com-
Tell me about your new album. pare you or whatever. So it’s constantly a com-
It’s called The Glamorest Life. I had a lot of cre- petition. Everything you do in life is competitive
ative control on the album. I got the chance to because everybody’s in thr same game trying to
work with Swizz Beatz, Jazze Pha, Needles, win. You’ve gotta just work and focus on putting
KLC, Kanye West, Just Blaze, and a lot of differ- your album together and being a great artist and
ent producers. I was very excited to work with a entertainer. Just do you, do your thing. It’s only a
lot of those producers. This is my best album, handful of females that are artists. I like every fe-
and I’m happy with the features and the artists male artist for their individuality. I like everybody
I got to work with. I have the first single with Lil for their own reasons. I don’t have beef with no-
Wayne, “Don’t Trip,” and “Here We Go Again” body, it’s not something that I’d even indulge
with Mannie Fresh and Lil Scrappy. I did a record in. It’s not fly. Beef is whack. I could think of a
with Young Buck, and Trey Songz is on the album too. I put a lot of thousand things I’d rather do with my time than beef with somebody.
hard work into the album so I’m very happy and excited about it. It’s I think all the females should do a “We Are The World” record about
in stores now. unity, and maybe the females could be as strong as the males are in
this game. Who knows? I think it’s all positive energy. As females, we
There’s been some criticism directed at Ted Lucas and Slip- need to hold each other down. I don’t have a problem with doing a
N-Slide by other artists who were signed to the label, as far as record with nobody as long as the music’s good.
money not being distributed properly and things like that. Trick
Daddy doesn’t seem to be reppin’ Slip-N-Slide like he used to. I heard you and Jacki-O were talking about doing a collaboration.
Since you’re also signed to the label, what’s your opinion? We haven’t worked together in the studio, but I think she’s talented.
I really don’t know what Trick’s situation is at the label. I mean, I’ve
heard stuff. You hear stuff all the time from artists, and it’s not just Slip- During the Foxy Brown vs. Jacki-O situation, Foxy brought your
N-Slide. It could be any artist at any label. There’s always gonna be name up on the radio. Were you taking sides?
talks about money, business not being handled right, business deci- I don’t know. I heard a little about that. With that whole situation,
sions. That’s how you teach an artist. That’s part of artist development; they’ve both probably put it behind them by now. They’re focused on
knowing what you want to do and how to deal with your situation as their projects, and so am I. That’s my only comment. It is what it is. It’s
far as business is concerned. I can’t really speak on Trick’s business in the past, so let’s keep it moving.



side from you and a handful of other people, there’s not
many artists that have come out of the Carolinas. Why do Considering the impact that Tupac had on the world, not only in
you think that is? music, how can you fill those shoes? How do you intend to have
Because a lot of artists ain’t really applied themselves to be great. A lot the same impact?
of people get in the game but they don’t push themselves as hard as Because I was born a leader. I was born to be in this position. Every-
they should. Anybody could come out sounding like everybody else, thing that happens, happens because it was God’s will and God has
but that ain’t what they’re looking for. That ain’t what the world needs. a reason for everything. I have often sat around, just questioning what
The world already got a Petey Pablo, a Jay-Z, a 50 Cent. You’ve got to really brought me here. Then I had to realize that I can’t hold onto that
come out and create your own sound. A lot of people don’t do that. A thought. I can’t dwell on that thought. I have to let go and let God.
lot of people just follow the format instead of going against the grain. Whatever is God’s will, I want his will to be done.

Do you think the Carolinas have the potential to break through and Many people would be surprised to hear you say that, because
create their own regional sound, in the same way that Florida is they only know of you from “Raise Up” and “Freek-A-Leek.” How
known for bass music, Memphis and Atlanta are known for crunk does your belief in God fit into your music?
music, and Houston is known for screwed and chopped? The songs that most people have heard from me, those weren’t really
Exactly. I mean, you could look at all the artists that did come out of the songs that I would’ve went with. My talent is my talent, you know
the Carolinas. Nobody sounds like Petey Pablo. Okay, you might got what I mean? We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
some people that try to sound like Petey Pablo, but when Petey Pablo So I’m not gonna say that I’m not a hypocrite, but no means, shape,
came out he sounded like Petey Pablo. There was some comparisons form, or fashion. At the same time, although my music may seem cra-
with Mystikal, but they always do that. Once you got a feel to me, zy or graphic at times, I’m not worshipping the devil or saying anything
nobody sounds like Petey Pablo. Nobody sounds like Jodeci. Dru Hill derogatory to Christianity. With “Freek-A-Leek,” let the truth be told,
tried, but still, nobody sounds like Jodeci. People may try to sound there’s plenty of Christians that go home from church with their people
like Fantasia, but nobody sounds like Fantasia. Nobody sounds like and freek-a-leek or do whatever they do. So I’m not saying that I live
Anthony Hamilton. Yeah, we’ve got our own sound. The Carolinas, we my life completely right, but I’m striving every day to become the man
have our own style. that God wants me to be. I’m a prophet. I couldn’t have a voice if it
wasn’t for God. I couldn’t have a talent unless it was God’s will for me
It seems like you usually take a couple years to drop an album. to have this talent. Whatever I have to do, I thank God for it, even if it’s
Is that because of the record label, or do you just need time cre- putting out a song like “Freek-A-Leek.”
Of course that’s a label situation, sweetheart. I got over 300 fuckin’ Suge seems to have a lot of enemies. By you being so closely af-
songs, hot as a muthafucker, but for some strange reason muthafuck- filiated with Suge now, do you inherit his beef?
ers just want to not open the lane for me. Just to give you a reference A man can’t inherit somebody else’s beef unless that individual ac-
– with Jive, it’s like, I know there’s another way to go but they’ll insist cepts that man’s beef. That man don’t really have no beef with no-
on putting me in the car with a driver. They never just let me drive. Let body. I mean, everybody thinks he does, but that man don’t have no
me drive, and I’ll get to wherever the fuck I’m tryin’ to get to. I’m telling beef. Some people might dislike him or be intimidated by him or afraid
the driver the right way to go, and he’s going another direction even of him, but don’t nobody got no beef with Suge. Suge don’t have beef
though I know it’s gonna be traffic. Why y’all keep bullshitting and with nobody, so there’s no beef to be inherited. But I am with Death
fuckin’ me over and holding me back? I don’t know what the hell it is. Row. As far as all the rumors, if we cool, we cool. If we ain’t, we ain’t.
If there’s a problem, it will be handled. Be cool, it’s too much effort to
So are you still signed to Jive or are you signed to Death Row? resist. The world is big enough for all of us. Everybody has their time.
I’m still Jive affiliated. Move out of the way cause it’s my time.

Do you think Jive just didn’t know how to promote you as a South- Was the song “Suge Got Shot” directed at anyone in particular?
ern rap artist? The name of that song is “Forensics.” I think that song spoke for itself.
You cant really say Jive don’t know how to handle an artist, cause it That song says, everybody there was a suspect. I hate to say it, but
isn’t Jive handling it. It’s the people that Jive had working for them. As it is what it is.
far as the people that work for that label, there’s good people there
and bad people there. I’m not gonna call it a fault, I guess it’s just a What do you think of the police theory that Suge shot himself?
misfortune that for the most part, the music just did what it did. There How dumb is that? How dumb would it be for Suge to have a gun on
was nothing extra that they put behind the music. If you look at the ros- him?
ter they had over there, I mean, shit, Britney [Spears] was the biggest
artist. Where’s Britney now? N’Sync was their biggest group. Where Were you with him that night at the club when he got shot?
the fuck is N’Sync now? Fuckin’ Blackstreet, where they fuck are they? Yup. Right with him.
You’ve got all these big people that was affiliated with this label, but
where the fuck did they end up? There’s no music coming out from So what exactly happened? What did you see?
Jive right now besides R Kelly, and that’s cause he got his own shit. Shit, we was having fun. Drinking and shit. Pow! Somebody shot
How did you and Suge Knight originally meet? How did you react?
God put us together. I ain’t no bitch. Real niggas just handle the situation. We was just wait-
ing for the ambulance to get there.
Okay. Why do you think you clicked together so well?
Suge is my big brother.

With all the criticism that’s been leveled at Death Row, since they
really haven’t released any music in years besides Tupac’s post-
mortem stuff, were you worried about your project being delayed
and shelved like Crooked I’s?
Are you crazy? As hot as this shit is, are you crazy? Can you really
be serious? As hard as this shit is… I’m sorry to say that I really don’t
know the research or the story behind Crooked I. But if you listen to
Suge, Suge will tell you himself that since Tupac Shakur there hasn’t
been an individual that has struck an interest in him or put the feeling
into him the way I have. I felt that was an honor for him to even say that.
I mean, shit. It is what it is. Ain’t no way in hell my album ain’t coming
out. The only way my album won’t come out is if God sends a 9/11
Katrina tsunami to the whole world.

Suge comparing you to Tupac gives you pretty big shoes to fill.
Big shoes for a dude with a little foot, yes ma’am.

“I’m not
saying that
I live my life
right, but
I’m striving
every day
to become
the man
that God

wants me
to be. I’m a

Is he fully recovered? on this album? Do you go into spirituality, politics?

Yeah, he ain’t get shot in the spine or anything to the point where he I didn’t really go in that direction this time. I just had a lot of shit on my
was paralyzed. He just got a lil’ tattoo. That’s all he got, a tattoo. Put mind, and I understand now the shoes that I have to fill. The name of
some cocoa butter on it and you’re good. the new album is Same Eyez on Me. Like Tupac’s greatest album, All
Eyez on Me.
After he got shot, were you worried about someone coming after
you? Did you start wearing a vest or make any changes to protect Don’t you think there’s enough rappers already that have tried to
yourself more? emulate Pac?
Am I wearing a vest? What does that sound like? All these muthafuck- I’m not trying to emulate Pac. That’s the difference between me and
ers out here, what you gonna do? Nah, that shit is too hot. I done been them. I’m not trying to be him. Me and Tupac are two different individu-
shot before. Shit happens. People get shot every day. When people als. There’s no comparison between me and Tupac. He was short, I’m
turn on the news and see that somebody got shot, are their lives sup- tall. He was slim, I’m thick. He was the greatest, and I’m not trying ot
posed to change too? No, you keep living your life. That wasn’t an be the greatest. So I’m not trying to be Pac; I don’t want nobody to
attempt on Suge’s life. That wasn’t muthafuckers gunning at us, it was misunderstand. I would never try to be what that man was, or who that
just some shit that happened. I’d call it a freak accident. man was. I am my own man. I’m Petey Pablo. I’ll never be Tupac. I
don’t wanna be Tupac.
Is your next album going to be part 3 in your “Diary” sequence?
No ma’am. I mean, it’s always a part of my diary, but the name is dif- Is there a radio-friendly single on the album that’ll be as big as
ferent this time cause I’m in a different element now. With my first two “Raise Up” or “Freek-A-Leek”?
albums, they were really, really from my soul. This album is coming Every song on the album is gonna be as big as “Raise Up” or “Freek-
from my heart and from my attitude and mind. A-Leek.” The radio can just close their eyes and pick any song.

Musically, does this album have more of a West coast feel to it, Black Rob kinda helped put you on, right? Are you still in contact
now that you’re living in Los Angeles? Did you work with a lot of with him?
West coast producers? Every chance I get, me and Rob kick it just like back in the day. We can
Well, you know, me and [Lil] Jon did our thing. I produce, too, and I go months at a time without speaking and then the day we see each
ain’t a West coast producer. My flavor doesn’t allow this album to feel other, it’s just like it was yesterday.
like a West coast album. My album feels like me. This album feels like
a hard-ass album, I mean, it’s the best album I’ve ever done. Aside from music, do you have any other projects you’re working
on? Since you’re staying out there in Los Angeles, are you plan-
Who’s featured on the album? ning on venturing into acting?
I’m featured on it. Put it just like that. Me. That’s how I killed it on the Yeah, I got a recurring role on The Sheld. I’m in the process of writing
first album. You might hear a couple people in the background, but for some movies right now myself. I’m gonna bring out my group Strike
the most part, it’s me. If every song on a person’s album has features, Team too.
he ain’t gonna get the props that he really deserves. This album right
here, every single song will be felt. Every single song will be heard and Okay, since this is the sex issue, I’ve gotta ask you some sex
accepted by the world in its entirety. I’m on this muthafucker. questions. Are there any celebrity women that you’d like to sleep
That’s a strong statement. What’s the content you’re discussing Halle Berry. I wanna marry her. As soon as I see her, all I need to do is

just make eye contact with her, and it’s on and poppin’. And Angelina Oh, yeah, of course you have stalkers. I got one out here in L.A. that’s
Jolie, that’s my boo. ridiculous, and one back in North Carolina that’s even more ridiculous.
The one in North Carolina calls the radio stations trying to find out
I’m going list some celebrity women, and you can tell me if they’re where my sister works. She’s been to where my sister works, and she
your type, and how you think they’d act in bed with you. calls the radio station every day talkin’ about me. The one out here in
I can answer that question in one statement and you can apply it to L.A. got my phone number. She calls my phone every single day, no
every one of them and it would be the truth: They’d lose they mutha- matter how fuckin’ rude I am or how many times I ignore her. I usually
fuckin’ mind if they was in bed with me. don’t answer the phone. She’ll call my phone every single day. If I hap-
pen to be bored or something and I answer, she says the same shit
Foxy Brown. every time: “What’s up, can I come see you?” I say, “No, you can not
She’s not my type. She may be old enough, but she still has that little come see me.” Then she’ll get an attitude. Like, she really acts like we
girl look about her. I’d feel like she’s my sister or cousin or some- are in love or something. And I’m so mean to her. She’s crazy as hell.
thing. But I’m really not as mean as I could be to her, cause that could make
this girl do some crazy shit.
Melyssa Ford.
She’s not my type either. She’s got too many things going on. She’s I heard there was a girl in New York giving out your phone number
trying to do a lot of things in the industry, and when a person got too at clubs cause she was pissed off at you. What was that about?
many things on their mind, they can’t really concentrate on doing the Man, I don’t know. I change my number like every muthafuckin’ week,
do with everything they got in them. Once she get herself settled and so it’s all good. I don’t know why a lot of people be mad at me, but
get where she tryin’ to get in the industry, she might be able to get it. at the end of the day, you gotta respect me. A lot of people get mad
cause I tell ‘em the truth. A lot of people really don’t want the truth.
Beyonce. That’s crazy, cause that’s all I give them. Either you can accept me
Beyonce ain’t my type either. I mean, I know her, and she’s an interest- or deny me. Most people don’t wanna deny me, but they just feel like
ing individual. She’s like a cousin. I look at her like family. they can change me. I tell everybody the truth, and some people don’t
like me, but everybody respects me. I’m not a trouble starter, I’m not
Trina. a gossiper, I’m not a punk. I’m very careful when it comes to people’s
I would do so many different things to that girl, she wouldn’t even be feelings, but at the same time, I’ll tell you in the very beginning that I’m
able to function after a couple days. She would have to just sit down not gonna lie to you.
and reevaluate what just happened to her, cause that’s how intense I
would be with her. I would leave no stones unturned, no cover folded. Did you just wake up one day feeling horny and decide to write
I would leave no notebook paper from being ripped out of the note- “Freek-A-Leek”?
book with her. Anything she’s ever done or even thought about doing, No, not at all. I didn’t like that song at all. I was asked to do an ex-
I would do it to her. I’d probably take Viagra for her. plicit song, a very nasty song, for a Violator compilation album. When
I heard the track, I was like, “Man, I don’t wanna sit here and talk nasty.
Paris Hilton. People don’t wanna hear that from me, that’s not my thing.” That’s
Oh God. Paris is cool, but I think the hype with her is a tad bit over- not the image I wanted to portray. People knew me from “Raise Up”
rated. Paris is just a regular girl. Her family’s got a lot of money, but and songs like that. The reason I did it was because of my homeboy
Paris really ain’t done anything to have a Paris Hilton status besides Black Rob. I said I didn’t wanna do the record. Black Rob came in the
being one of the Hilton daughters. I could be with her, though. studio and was like, “You know, Biggie didn’t wanna do ‘Juicy.’ Just go
ahead and do the record.” So I did the record off the strength of Black
Oprah. Rob saying that, so he helped me again on the second album like he
Oprah Winfrey? (laughs) You crazy. Oprah is like somebody’s momma. did on the first. But people don’t realize that what they heard on the ra-
I can’t think about nobody’s momma like that. A lot of people would dio was only a reference. I only laid down reference vocals. I didn’t go
sleep with her just because of money, but it has to be something sexy in and do the vocals like I wanted to do them. A song is usually three
about her. Oprah doesn’t give off a sexual vibe to me. She’s somebody verses; I only did two. It was just supposed to be reference vocals, a
you can confide in and talk to. format for them to follow. My label took the damn song and put it out
there. That wasn’t even really Lil Jon on the record.
Britney Spears.
Lil Brit Brit! Man, she cool as hell too. On stage she has that sexual Do you think the fact that the beat was so similar to Usher’s
shit, but if you’ve ever been around her, she’s like a little girl too. She “Yeah!” helped or hurt the record?
might do her thing with her lil husband – I know her husband, too, I ain’t gonna say either one, cause it’s like I said – whatever happens
matter of fact, I just did some work with him – but Britney gives off a lil’ is God’s will. That was a crazy song.
girl vibe. I call her Lil Brit Brit. She ain’t too flirtatious and sexy on the
streets. She just like a little girl to me. Is the hook to “Freek-A-Leek” a real list of girls’ names?
Yeah, that’s a real list. One of the girls tried to sue me cause her name
Christina Milian. was in the record. She’s crazy as fuck. It ain’t like I put her full name
To tell you the honest to God truth, this might sound crazy, but I know and her address and shit out there. This muthafucker really tried to
Christina Milian too and she’s fine and the whole nine, but I would re- get a lawyer and sue me. That shit was so funny. And she was from
ally, really, really love to be with her mother. Mama is sexy as hell. Her my hometown, too, a girl that comes from where I come from. I got
mom is like an older version of her. She’s off the chain. muthafuckers down there that’ll go to jail for me. You can’t do no shit
like that. Her ass is like a witch now; she’s blackballed.
So what’s your type of woman? What are you attracted to?
I don’t have a particular type. I mean, God made all women, and I love Do you think there is such a thing as too much sex?
all women. But it just has to be something about them. There’s a whole Yes. I don’t have sex like that. My orgasm shit comes from my studio
bunch of tennis shoes in Foot Locker, but I’m not gonna wear every work. That’s where I’m sitting at right now, in the studio. Every house
shoe in Foot Locker. There’s gotta be something about the shoe or I have, I have a studio in it. If I don’t have an engineer there, it don’t
how the shoe makes you feel. It has to be something about that per- make no difference. I’ll record it myself. That’s all I do, all night. I’m
son. Just like shoes. I don’t have a particular style; I’ll wear a K-Swiss getting ready to drop a mixtape called You Never Know before I drop
or a Reebok. I’ll go to Wal-Mart to get shoes, but it gotta be something my album.
special about the shoes. I’ll be with any type of woman but it’s gotta be
something special about her. What’s the difference between different races of women in bed?
I think it’s all a state of mind. When it comes to the physical act it-
After “Freek-A-Leek,” I’m sure you had a lot of women chasing self, there is no difference. You take a penis and put it in the vagina.
you. Were there any particular interesting groupie moments that If muthafuckers was walking around blind like Stevie Wonder, you’d
you can think of? probably understand. The only difference is a mental thing. If you’re
I’ve had groupies since before “Freek-A-Leek.” I been like that ever usually with black girls and then you’re with a white girl, or the other
since I was a kid. You know, groupies are groupies. way around, that’s the only time you’ll really notice a difference. It’s
all mental, it ain’t nothing physical. A titty is a titty. An ass is an ass. A
Have you had stalkers or anything like that? poontang is a poontang. Ya feel me?

very rapper brags about his massive dick and sexual prow-
ess, but some lyrics are more believable than others. We sat Karlie Hustle: If it’s too big, then you end up with a bladder infection.
down with some of the Murda Mamis for a foul-mouthed dis- Brandi Garcia: If you’ve got a nice medium/large dick, than you can do
cussion panel to analyze who’s telling the truth - and who’s lying. some freaky nice shit with it. Wyclef says he’s got a big dick. I asked
him, “Boxers or briefs?” He said, “Boxers, baby, I got that anaconda.”
“I could take on all ten with my one pipe” - Chingy Montana: He’s Haitian, right?
1st Lady El: I love Chingy, but c’mon, dude. Ten? 1st Lady El: I heard those island boys are packin’.
Montana: He’s young, right? I don’t know about those young boys. Karlie Hustle: If they’ve had all their vaccinations, I don’t give a fuck.
They’re not as experienced. I give him two, three maybe.
TT Torrez: He could probably only handle one and a half. “Cars real big, dick real big, everything real big” – Mannie Fresh
TT Torrez: He looks like he might have a big dick.
“I am the champion, king ding-a-ling” - Trick Daddy 1st Lady El: He’s quiet. You gotta look out for the quiet ones, cause
TT Torrez: I don’t think so. Hell no, not at all. those be the ones with the best dick.
1st Lady El: But you know what? Trick is one of them real ghetto-ass Karlie Hustle: But he’s short.
niggas. Trick probably got some good pipe. Lady Tribe: He’s confident though. He’s got that confidence.
Montana: Real ghetto style. 1st Lady El: I think Mannie Fresh is probably a sensual lover. He
TT Torrez: He seems like one of those niggas that gets so fucked up doesn’t look like he’s real hardcore.
that as soon as he’s done hittin’ it he’ll pass out. Karlie Hustle: Champaigne and candles.
Karlie Hustle: It’s like how DMX did what’s-her-face in Belly. Brandi Garcia: I’ll bet he eats good pussy. The quiet type always gotta
1st Lady El: I’ll be in Miami soon, Trick. make up it, rather than being all outspoken. I bet he’ll do some stuff for
you that some guys won’t.
“I’m XXL, so I call ‘em my eye candy” - Ludacris TT Torrez: But hard niggas like to eat coochie too, don’t get it twisted.
DJ Chela: Yep. Luda looks nasty. Brandi Garcia: The ones that say they don’t do it are the ones that do it
Brandi Garcia: He’s short, but the short ones will surprise you. the most and do it the nastiest! The ones that deny it strongly do it.
TT Torrez: He’ll probably eat your ass, suck your toes, and all that. He DJ Chela: So you’re saying Fat Joe eats pussy? I think he’s one of the
seems like the type that would do just about anything. first dudes that said he doesn’t, or maybe Prodigy from Mobb Deep. If
you’re trying to get some pussy, why say that? That’s a turn-off.
“My ding-dong is the size of a blimp” – Mike Jones Brandi Garcia: With all the groupies they get, they don’t have to.
1st Lady El: I believe that. Mike Jones! Who? Mike Jones! What’s his 1st Lady El: Well, of course you don’t suck anybody’s pussy. You might
number again? fuck around and get herpes on your tongue. But with your main bitch,
Lady Tribe: With that kind of confidence, he better have a big dick. you tryin’ to tell me you don’t eat pussy? C’mon now. You play with her
1st Lady El: Mike Jones is a big boy, and big boys got big dicks. ass, you do all of that! If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time,
Brandi Garcia: No they don’t. Not always. you gotta try different shit. You gotta role-play and all that.
1st Lady El: But it’s those muscle-bound niggas that got tiny dicks. TT Torrez: But a lot of rappers be doing that shit for groupies too, don’t
TT Torrez: Fat niggas don’t have big dicks either. Don’t get it twisted. I front. Get a little ecstasy in ‘em.
dated a fat guy before, and his dick was very little. I was annoyed. 1st Lady El: Some of these rappers be hittin’ everybody raw. Y’all know
Lady Tribe: Mike Jones isn’t fat though, he’s big. who the fuck y’all are. That’s nasty.
1st Lady El: Little dicks are the worst. All y’all little dick niggas need to Montana: Ewww!!!! Wrap it up!
be put on an island and blown the fuck up. You know how they show TT Torrez: I used to get so many groupies from Jersey, Connecticut,
rapists and stuff on TV? Like, “Warning: Rapist.” They need to put and New York emailing the station or calling the station to tell us what
them on TV like, “Notice: Little Dick, Stay Away.” rapper gave them gonorrhea, crabs, whatever, because they doing it
Montana: Word! We should be able to look them up on the internet. without condoms. I used to get plenty of emails on Lil Cease.
1st Lady El: We gotta start putting niggas on blast! All y’all ladies that
know a nigga with a little dick, you need to log on to “Get ready for a nine-inch dick to be in you” - Snoop Dogg
and tell us about him. Brandi Garcia: I think he got a long skinny one.
Montana:! 1st Lady El: Skinny, though. I like fat dicks. Snoop looks like he’d get
Karlie Hustle: Honestly, though, I don’t think you have to have a mas- so high he’d fall asleep inside.
sive dick to please a woman. You have to give points for style, eti- Karlie Hustle: Like a pencil, possibly. But sometimes those are good,
quette, and execution. If you can spell your name inside, that’s also depending on the woman.
extra points. TT Torrez: I think he’s got a skinny, long penis, and I don’t want that.
TT Torrez: Yeah, all that counts. I’m not saying it has to be massive, but DJ Chela: What’s better: Long and skinny, or short and fat?
it has to fit. Medium is cool, but I can’t deal with a skinny dick. Montana: Long and skinny is gross.
Montana: Medium is perfect. I don’t want a massive dick either. Brandi Garcia: But short and fat keeps poppin’ out.
1st Lady El: But if my six-year old nephew got a bigger dick than you,
then we’ve got issues. “It’s that 6’6” long dick Slim nigga hittin’ your chick” - Slim Thug
Montana: Yes. I bet he’s got a long
dick. He’s tall.
1st Lady El: Slim Thug is a big boy.
He looks like he’s got good pipe.
Brandi Garcia: If you can get a for-
mer Destiny’s Child member, you
gotta be working with something.
TT Torrez: He looks like he sweats
too much during sex though.
Karlie Hustle: It’s so gross when
you have to wash your hair after-
Our panelists include: 1 - Mami Montana (; 2 - Brandi Garcia ( and DJ
Lady Tribe (; 3 - Mami Montana, DJ Storm, Murda Mami’s CEO 1st Lady El (www.murdamamis. Montana: If I don’t have to wash my
com), Karlie Hustle (, Brandi Garcia, DJ Chela (, and Nina Chantele hair after sex, then it wasn’t good.

When I can’t get my fingers through my hair afterwards, it was good. ger earrings than me, that’s a problem.
Karlie Hustle: It better be real good for me to flat-iron my shit again. 1st Lady El: Am I the only one that thinks Sheek Louch from The LOX
is ultimately sexy? To me, he’s gorgeous.
“I need a girl who…ain’t scared of a big dick” – Petey Pablo Karlie Hustle: He’s kinda cute. I like Pharrell from the Neptunes, too.
TT Torrez: I think he’s all talk. 1st Lady El: I like big boys, but I end up with the little dudes like Spliff
Karlie Hustle: How tall is he? He looks tall. Starr. Speaking of Spliff, I heard Busta Rhymes is the king ding-a-
Lady Tribe: He’s a big guy. He did the whole “Freek-A-Leek” song. “Do ling and he loves to have sex all night. Busta got a couple bitches
you want it over here, do you want it over there?” sprung.
Brandi Garcia: He probably talks good during sex.
TT Torrez: Oh, no. I hate when guys talk a lot. What’s with those niggas “Nobody can lay the pipe like Cass” - Cassidy
that want you to speak Spanish to them and don’t even understand it? TT Torrez: He’s a young boy. No, you can’t lay the pipe. Shut up.
I’m not tryin’ to be romantic like that with a nigga I’m just fuckin’. Montana: But he’s a cutie.
Montana: They love that shit. TT Torrez: He probably just humps you, and doesn’t know positions.
1st Lady El: How ‘bout the niggas that want you to call them “Daddy”? DJ Chela: Like in that “Hotel” video with that grown ass woman on top
I don’t know about Petey Pablo. I haven’t heard too much about him in of him. I’m like, he doesn’t know what to do with her.
the streets, but he says he doesn’t eat pussy, so he’s off my list. Karlie Hustle: I give him five minutes tops. He’s the little brother type.
Montana: That’s good though, he’s keeping his shit on the low.
“They call me King Kong” – Noreaga
“She heard I got a big dick” – Young Jeezy 1st Lady El: When I was 15, I thought he was the type of dude I’d want
TT Torrez: I believe it. to date. My girls used to laugh at me, cause his last name is Santiago
1st Lady El: As cocky as Young Jeezy is, he better have a big dick. so I’d call myself Mrs. Santiago when I was in high school. Now, Nore
Lady Tribe: I heard from somebody that he did. is like an uncle to us, so I can’t even think of him in bed like that.
TT Torrez: He’s wild. Like, if you’ve ever been around him, he has so
“Big gun, big dick, half a mil on my wrist” – Shyne much energy. I bet he would get in some pussy and just act a fool.
Montana: I believe it! Montana: He’s half black and half Puerto Rican, so he’s probably big.
1st Lady El: Tell Shyne he got a lot of Murda Mamis waiting for him to
come home. “I get deep in her spleen” - Memphis Bleek
TT Torrez: I don’t know about Shyne. I’d stay far away from him after Brandi Garcia: He’s too much of a pretty boy.
being in jail. I don’t want Shyne, not at all. Don’t touch me, stay away. 1st Lady El: Bleek looks like the type of nigga that would be looking at
Lady Tribe: Nah, real men don’t get fucked in jail. himself in the mirror all the time. Fixing his doo-rag and shit.
TT Torrez: That’s my type of nigga though. I believe he’s got a nice
“We fuck til her ass fractured up” – Lil Wayne size dick and could fuck the shit out of a girl.
1st Lady El: Lil Wayne got a lot of groupies, so he probably fucks a
lot. That nigga wakes up in some pussy. He looks like he got some “Wait ‘til you see my dick, I’ma beat that pussy up” - Ying Yang Twins
good pipe, though. He’s a short little dude, and them dudes got big Lady Tribe: Ewwwww….no.
ol’ dicks. Brandi Garcia: You know those noises that they make all the time?
Montana: He probably fucks like a rabbit. “Hannnnh!!”? That’s how I feel about them.
Karlie Hustle: And they’re limber too. They can move around. Karlie Hustle: There’s a reason all their songs are about strip clubs.
Brandi Garcia: He’s from the South, so he knows how to put it down. Brandi Garcia: They’ve got the most chickenhead groupies I’ve seen.
Those guys up North are lazy and shit. Karlie Hustle: They look like they have fetal alcohol syndrome. They
1st Lady El: What???? make great music, I love their records, I respect them as artists, but I
Montana: That’s not true. really think they’re mentally retarded. They’re not all there.
Brandi Garcia: The guys I’ve messed with, there’s a distinct difference. 1st Lady El: D-Roc fell asleep in my backseat once. He was in the
The guys from the South put it down, I’m telling you. middle of a sentence and just dozed off. It was scary, cause we were
TT Torrez: You haven’t messed with the right New York cats. I’ll take a hitting him and he wouldn’t wake up. We had to go get his manager.
New York dude over a down South dude any day.
1st Lady El: The guys from the South eat ass, though. “What’s a lil’ me on top gon’ hurt? Maybe a little” – Jay-Z
Brandi Garcia: What about Paul Wall? 1st Lady El: Hov, if your shit is the size of a fuckin’ Sprite can like
Lady Tribe: I’ll take Paul Wall! everybody’s sayin’, holla at me. I heard he got a pipe.
1st Lady El: Tell Paul Wall to holla at Lady Tribe, Montana: It’s the cock! (throws up the Roc sign)
DJ Chela: White boys got small dicks though. TT Torrez: Hov looks like he could really have a bitch sprung.
1st Lady El: Eminem looks like he’s got a little dick, but he’ll probably 1st Lady El: Just look at Beyonce! They said Marques Houston hit it
play with toys and eat the shit out of your pussy. or whatever, but Marques Houston ain’t do nothing to Beyonce. When
TT Torrez: What do y’all think about men who like toys? I’m not even she met Jay-Z, that was it. She’s talkin’ about tying his sneakers and
gonna front, I got a lot of toys at my crib. all that shit, so he’s gotta have good dick.
1st Lady El: That’s some long-term relationship shit. TT Torrez: He made her into a grown-ass woman. Now she wants to
brush his hair and “cater to you.” Nobody in the hood was checkin’ for
“Big dick, big chain” - Lil Scrappy Beyonce until she got with Jay though. Jay-Z gave her that street cred,
Brandi Garcia: Yo, Lil Scrappy is off the chain. just like Diddy did for J-Lo. They helped each other.
1st Lady El: I heard got a big, ol’ dick and will bust your fuckin’ guts Brandi Garcia: And look at how big his fuckin’ lips are. Imagine what
open. Lil Scrappy is sexy as hell. I froze up when I saw him, I couldn’t he could do with those lips.
even speak to him cause all I could think about was his dick. Karlie Hustle: Honestly, though, Beyonce helped out Jay-Z a lot too.
TT Torrez: He looks like he could do his thing. He stepped his game up, he started dressing better too. He wipes the
Lady Tribe: I agree. Lil Scrappy is sexy. crust off the side of his lips now. He looks good!

“I could lay the pipe” – Juelz Santana “I’ve got that champion dick, that heavyweight dick” – Joe Buddens
Lady Tribe: Yeah, I agree with that. Lady Tribe: He’s cute.
1st Lady El: He’s the type of dude where you never know his inten- 1st Lady El: Buddens had a couple of model bitches sprung. I don’t
tions. He’s sneaky like a muthafucker. He looks like he’ll just rip the know personally, but I’ve seen what he does to the model bitches, so
pussy apart. apparently he’s got some good dick. Check out that All Access DVD!
TT Torrez: Let’s talk about Jim Jones! He looks like that nigga that will Karlie Hustle: To put this all in perspective, you’ve gotta have good dick
take you in the room, rip your clothes off, throw you against the wall, but you also have to have a good mouth. Not just for eating pussy, but
and just fuck the shit out of you. But then he can make love to you. He you’ve gotta game a chick a little bit, have a couple of things to say.
is just that nigga. Jimmy and Juelz, they both could get it. 1st Lady El: Sex is mental. You’ve gotta get in my head and stimulate
1st Lady El: We got Murda Mamis all over the country, and everybody my mind first.
I speak to is like, “What’s up with Jim Jones?” He probably got that Brandi Garcia: You’ve gotta have that swagger. It’s the way they walk,
pipe. He’s a bad boy, but he’s a businessman. talk, and carry themselves.
1st Lady El: I heard Freekey Zeekey is good. Come home soon!
Brandi Garcia: I don’t know about Camron though. If a guy’s got big- - Julia Beverly


Jody Breeze
If you could hook up with any celebrity female, who would it be?
Man, I’d give Beyonce that wood. I’d have her sayin, “Jigga what? Jig-
ga who?” (laughing) Hell naw. What about that other Jay-Z girl, the one
from the islands, the one that be doing all that lil sexy shit?

Yeah. I’d be her boyfriend. Tell her to call me.

What’s the craziest thing a groupie has said or done to get at you?
Man, they be doing that shit all the time, especially when we out of
town on the road and they aren’t used to seeing us. Ol’ girl came in
the store the other day and said loud as fuck, “I’ll fuck the shit outta
you! I’ve been dreaming about you!” When she came out and said
it, everybody in the store got quiet. She said, “I’ll fuck the shit outta
you!” Loud as hell, man. She was talkin’ about sucking my dick and
everything. Ain’t nobody ever did it like that before. They usually keep
they cool and whisper it to me or something. But this muthafucker was
yelling, in the middle of the mall. Kids around and everything, people
were with they mommas, like, what the hell is wrong with you? I was
embarrassed for her.

So I guess you didn’t accept her offer.

Hell naw. You gotta approach me like you’ve got some sense. Don’t
approach me like, “I wanna fuck you,” unless I’m in the club. I like the
aggressive ones, though, cause I ain’t finna say shit to you.

What’s your type of female?

I like all kinds of women. I really like a hoe that thinks she’s the shit,
and pretends that can’t nobody have her but her man. But she really
just fuckin’ everybody anyway. Those are the types I like.

What’s the sexiest voicemail or text message you’ve received?

Man, my voicemail is full. You wanna hear ‘em right now? I’ll let you older people my whole life. Those young girls get too close and don’t
be the judge. (pulls out his cell phone and plays several breathy “Hey, know how to act.
Jody, I’ve been thinking about you” messages) I swear I don’t be know-
ing who the fuck these people are. (phone rings) Man, this hoe calling When was the first time you had sex?
me right now, I could tell her to do anything and she’d do it. I used to hunch so much, I thought I was fuckin’ for years. But I’d say
the first time was in the closet at her house, in the fifth grade. And ever
What’s the difference between groupie sex, and sex with your girl? since then, I went through a phase of running trains. I had sex with
I don’t have a girl. I’m not sayin’ that they’re all groupies, but I don’t everybody. We’d be in that muthafucker eight deep, with three hoes,
have a girl. I don’t consider girls to be groupies, or whores, or bitches. actin’ a fool with those little country hoes. Big dicks, and big booty
Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a girl who wants to fuck, and ain’t nothing hoes. Cornbread, macaroni and cheese, that’s all we eat in the coun-
wrong with a girl who doesn’t want to fuck. try. Good food that’s gonna have you thick, booty bouncin’.

What’s the difference between different races of girls in bed? Are you into any food or toys in the bedroom?
There’s big differences. If you get a good white girl, y’all just got the Hell no. I ain’t into no toys, no pills to make you do nothin’. I don’t need
greatest head in the world. They know how to do the goddamn thing. no help right now. I’ll think about all that when I get old.
I’m tellin’ you, they’ll suck the skin off your dick. But as far as sex, they
ain’t talkin’ about shit. White girls and foreign girls, they all suck real What about lingerie?
nice. Real, real nice. If you get a real project bitch, she’ll do it all. The I don’t want you with nothin’ on. I don’t give a damn what that shit is
whole nine. She’ll fuck the shit out you, suck the shit out you, lick the that you got on just take it off. That’s where the money comes in. Show
shit out you, all that. Spanish girls are wet, real wet. I ain’t bullshittin’. me how much you’re worth.
But it don’t even make no sense that I’ve had all these different types
of hoes. These hoes gonna be mad. You gonna fuck up my whole rap Have you paid for sex?
game. I’m telling you too much. This ain’t Jody Breeze speaking right Yep, and I’ll do it again. But don’t get it twisted though. It’s not like I’m
now. givin’ them $300 or 400 dollars just to fuck. Hell naw. That’s not how
I’m givin’ it to them. I’m just gonna show ‘em a real good time, and if
Can you ever have too much sex? you won’t fuck, I won’t fuck with you. If you see I ain’t stuntin’ you, and
You can. If the doctor tells you, you got an STD. You better strap up. I already showed you a good time, then c’mon, what’s the problem?
I’m telling you, people scared to do stuff around here. Niggas be talkin’ You not my girl. You’re not gonna ever be my girl. So just get right.
about all the hoes they fuckin’, but they lying. You ain’t fuckin’ all these
hoes. Y’all niggas are stupid, so go get your shit checked. So what’s a typical night like in bed with Jody Breeze?
”Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.” (laughing) That’s
What’s the most interesting place you’ve had sex? a typical night, cause I be tired as a muthafucker. Every night. You got-
Everywhere. I’ve made it my business to do it everywhere. See, I could ta catch me on a good show night where we sold out everything and
tell you a whole lot of shit, but you gonna get me in trouble. She gonna rocked that muthafucker, drunk, high, everything. When I’m ready, it’s
know. They wanna do it everywhere, they want to show me shit. They on. They come by the pound. Them hoes come to your room with they
wanna do new stuff that another bitch ain’t did to me already. I’m talk- homegirls and everything. The shit is crazy, man. It’s funny. It’s funny
ing about 30, 40 year old women, man. to see girls act like I used to act. I used to try to get bitches like that.
But not to the extent of making yourself look stupid. Over a nigga?
How old are you?
I’m 21. I fuck with older women cause that’s all I know. I been around - Words and photo by Julia Beverly


Ying Yang Twins

You had a lot of success with the “wait til you see my dick” song. So,
what exactly happens when we see your dick?
Kaine: (laughing) Whenever somebody sees your dick – if they ain’t the
doctor – then you in an intimate position. You about to do something
sexual, you grown. Unless your dick sick and you’re at the doctor.

Have you seen a significant groupie increase since “Wait”?

Kaine: Our fans have always been growing since before then, but now
it’s like we totally got to the masses.

Have you had any wild groupies chasing you down or stalking you?
Kaine: Nah, it’s been all good. That stuff happened to us once or twice, phone. When you see me, that’s when you talk to me.
but because of the way we are, we’re cool. Sometimes we’d rather you
check for us like your cousin or something so it’ll make the relationship What’s the difference between groupie sex and wifey sex?
good between the artists and the fans. Kaine: With a groupie fuck, there ain’t nothing to it. That’s just what
it is. That’s it. They’re totally opposite. When you with your girl, that
So you respect your female fans. means something cause y’all have a bond. There’s feelings involved,
Kaine: Yeah, definitely. Like how we be rapping on records, that shit emotions, ties, things y’all have experienced. Smiles and frowns,
occurs, but in time. It ain’t just no everyday way of talking to people. peace and war. You can’t say that about a groupie fuck. With a groupie
That ain’t how you talk to folks. they’re like, (screaming) “Ahhh!!! I like you! C’mon, let’s fuck!” and
you’re like, “Okay.” That’s simple. With a relationship between you
Name three celebrity women who could get it, and why. and a partner, that’s not simple.
Kaine: Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, and Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett.
Is there a difference between different races of women in bed? Black
You think you could compete with Will Smith? white Spanish Asian etc?
Kaine: Shit no. That man probably bought her flowers for a period of Kaine: Yeah. The only thing different between all of them is what you
a year. Ain’t no way in hell. Will Smith said “parents just don’t under- just said. Don’t none of them look the same or talk the same, and their
stand” and he been getting checks ever since. breath don’t smell the same.

Which celebrity female do you think is the freakiest? Have you had any group sex experiences? Threesomes or anything?
Kaine: Hands down, Adina Howard. Not taking anything away from Kaine: Naw, man, that’s kinda nasty to me. Certain stuff makes my
people like Trina and Lil Kim, but she came out like (singing) “freak stomach hurt. Not to say that it won’t ever happen, but nah.
until the day, until the dawn!” And her dress code was selling what
she was saying. People use women to sell songs anyway, but she had Sounds like you’re more conservative than your music.
the whole look about her. She was the whole shebang. Her demeanor Kaine: It’s a difference between a person that’s a stripper for her job
made it work. and a lady when she’s not stripping. What I say to a stripper, I wouldn’t
say to a lady who works at State Farm. So I surely hope nobody thinks
How do you think Trina would act in bed? my brain would be that one-dimensional to think of all women in that
Kaine: She come on with it. She drop it like it’s hot. She gonna have manner. That’s crazy. That’s the part of our situation that I want people
to, cause she always talking about how she’s the “baddest bitch.” The to know about the Ying Yang Twins so they can stop asking us stuff
baddest bitch has to be bad in every aspect of the word. that pertains to sex and start asking us stuff that pertains to seeing
if we’ve got a brain or not. It’s all coming around, though. That’s my
Foxy Brown. whole argument, to a lady that even says something to us [criticizing
Kaine: I wouldn’t know. People that live up top, they talk a lot, so I don’t our lyrics]. I’ve had women say, “Why would you want a woman to do
know how to judge her. They get respected for being lyricists, whether this and do that with her in that manner, like your song?” and I just tell
it’s a female or a dude, so I don’t know. them bluntly, “If you worked in Magic City, then you could ask me that,
but you don’t.” The women in the club love us because we get them
Britney Spears. money. People are gonna dance if the music is good. We help pay
Kaine: (laughing) Wide open! Everybody that get married once or their bills and to them, we keep it real. The same shit we say on the
twice and have a baby boy, come on. We already know. record, they say to each other in the dressing room. They get naked
and change clothes and spray perfume together. They like, “Help me
Keyshia Cole. tie my top up,” and “How my thong look?” You gotta know that they’re
Kaine: I wouldn’t know. Certain women just don’t click with me. asking each other that shit in the locker room. They ain’t at work talk-
ing about, “Girl, when my shift is over, I’m gonna go to Starbucks and
Oprah. get an espresso.” Them bitches be like, “I hate that I gotta be up here
Kaine: If you play it right. I don’t want her to beat me up. on this lazy night. I gotta get me two shots of Patron before I do any-
thing.” So we talk about all that shit on our records, but not only that.
Free. People already have a perception, so they don’t want to listen.
Kaine: How would Free do it? Didn’t you hear the whisper song remix?
(laughs hysterically for an extended period of time) So you speak to women according to how they carry themselves.
Kaine: That’s right. It’s just a respect thing. In the South we were
Paris Hilton. groomed with respect growing up, period. There’s probably some
Kaine: It costs too much money for me to think about her in bed. people that have come out before in the South and blown up and they
D-Roc: She might make a porno. get all arrogant and start talking to folk any kinda way, and they end
up back where they was when they started. Then they wonder where
Have you made any homemade porn? the problem is. You can’t get like that. This game is for you to stack
Kaine: Do I have tapes of myself having intercourse? That’s incriminat- your chips and get what you want out of life. It’s not for you to come in
ing evidence! I don’t play them type of games. Since my life ain’t no TV and meet women and try to fuck everybody and go to every party. That
show, I don’t think I’ll be doing no camera shit when we get down. ain’t what it’s about. Those are the many fruits that come out of it, but
the only thing “super” about the “superstar” is the fans.
What’s the sexiest voicemail or text message you’ve receive?
Kaine: I ain’t never received no sexy voicemails cause I ain’t got no - Julia Beverly (photo: Michael Blackwell)


Trillville Warren G
Name three celebrity women who could get it, and why. Who are some celebrity women you’d like to sleep with?
L.A.: I’d have to say Mya would be the first one. The second would be I think Trina’s a freak. I would love to fuck her. She’s the baddest
Meagan Good. Let me think, the third one’s gotta be good. Maybe I’ll bitch. I wouldn’t mind getting at Alicia Keys, either. She ain’t gonna
have to say Meagan Good twice. be no tomboy in the bed, once I get ahold of her, we gonna turn her
into Josie and the Pussycats.
Which celebrity female do you think is the freakiest on the low?
L.A.: I’d have to say Jacki-O. I don’t know why, it’s just the way she acts, How do you think Paris Hilton would act in bed?
her whole swagger. She cool, but I need ass and titties.

How do you think these celebrity women would act in bed with you? Oprah.
Let’s start with Free. I think Oprah is beautiful. I wouldn’t mind hanging out with Oprah.
L.A.: If she’d give me three minutes, maybe four, she’d be wanting to
marry a nigga, for real. Keyshia Cole.
She ain’t really my type.
Keyshia Cole.
L.A.: That song she got about cheating, that would be the last thing com- Britney Spears.
ing across her mind if she hollered at a real nigga from the A. Britney’s proper. She got ass and titties, she got body.

Ashanti. How did your sex life change when you became a star?
L.A.: She could get it too. I don’t wanna leave nobody out. I don’t know, It didn’t change that much, cause I was already getting a lot of sex
I’d just have her sing to me all night. She could be singing, and at the before I was Warren G.
same time, we’d be making our own kind of music.
Everybody says that.
Trina. I was! You know, I look good, and my mack game is good. I got
L.A.: Man, that’s a good one. I’d love to have her. She’s definitely the game.
baddest bitch. She could get the baddest dick too.
Do you have any particular pick-up lines, or is it just a vibe?
Paris Hilton. Me, myself, I don’t have to spit no lines or nothing like that. Women
L.A.: Man, Paris Hilton? She could be one of the point guards on me just can already feel it so they know what’s going down. See that girl
team cause she is the Hilton hotel. I’d love to sleep in all those hotels. right there? She’ll be back over here in a minute. Watch.

What’s the sexiest voicemail or text message you’ve received? Any particular crazy groupies or stalker moments?
L.A.: Somebody texted me saying I was the best they’ve ever had. When I first started, hell yeah, it was a lot of women chasing me and
all kinds of shit. It was crazy. I wasn’t really trippin’ though.
What’s the craziest thing a groupie has said or done to get at you?
L.A.: “Could you drop your pants for me right now?” She told me I could You’re married, right? What made you decide to settle down?
get in her guts, and wanted to know if she could get a sneak preview I met a good woman, you know, she’s got a good head on her
before the show. shoulders, and she’s good to me. She gave me three beautiful kids
that I love to death, and I got a baby girl on the way too.
What did you tell her?
L.A.: I said, “What it is, hoe? Whassup?” How does married sex compare to groupie sex?
Shit, ain’t nothing like married sex. It’s off the chain. You can get it
What’s the difference between groupie sex and wifey sex? any time you want. I wake up in the middle of the night and go at it.
L.A.: Well, groupie sex, you know you’ve got to share that with the home
team. That’s for the boys. With wifey, that’s the one and only. Y’all got How do you keep it exciting?
that understanding. Shit, I mean, we’re friends. We argue every now and then, we rag on
each other, so we’re like friends. As long as we stay friends, I think
Is there a difference between different races of women? Do you have a that’s what keeps us going at it like we do. We go at it like rabbits.
L.A.: I’m into Puerto Ricans mixed with black. Anybody that’s got some Is it difficult to be in relationship when you’re on the road?
black in them is cool with me. You gotta have some black. White and I’ve been in a relationship for a long time. I mean, it’s my business.
black, whatever. Anything with some black in ‘em, I’ll take it. It’s a go. It’s what I do. She understands that, so I do my thing and come
What’s the most exciting place you’ve had sex?
L.A.: In the studio. Definitely in the studio. Are there more temptations at your job than at a typical 9-5?
It’s a few temptations, but I’m used to it. I’ve been through it all
Is there anything you’d like to do sexually that you haven’t done yet? already so it don’t really excite me like it did when I first started out.
L.A.: Nah, everything is pretty much good in that department, ya dig? I see a lot of beautiful women. I see ass and titties, and I be like,
“Wow, man, that’s tight.” But, you know, I don’t touch ‘em. Look but
I read an article that said you have a travel kit that you bring on the road don’t touch.
for the groupies. What’s that all about?
L.A.: Aw, hell no. That article must have been wrong. On the road I just What would be your advice to young rappers as far as women?
bring my necessary shit. I bring my laptop to watch porn, that’s about it. Strap up! It’s gonna be a lot of coochie thrown at you, so just be se-
lective about it. If you find a woman – not a groupie – a nice female,
Sharing with the hometeam, huh? So does Trillville have any interesting and y’all happen to hit it off, maybe it’ll turn into something else.
group sex experiences to share?
L.A.: Well, everybody does what they do on the road. If we feel like hav- How can you tell the difference between a groupie and a girl that’s
ing a party, we’ll have an after party. If we wanna get it on some solo dolo into you? How did you know your wife wasn’t after your money?
shit, then we’ll be on some solo dolo shit. It all depends on the female Because she from Long Beach. We grew up together. I don’t really
situation, feel me? trip off that groupie thing. I don’t really look at women as groupies.

- Julia Beverly - Julia Beverly


Trick Daddy
Name three celebrity women you’d like to have sex with, and why?
Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child, she’d be one. Fantasia, cause she
has some big juicy lips. The third one would be Stacey Dash.

Which celebrity female do you think is a freak on the low?

That’s a good question, I ain’t never thought about that. Probably Lisa
Raye. I had a dream about her and she was freaky in my dream.

How do you think Keyshia Cole would act in bed?

She’d probably be feisty. She’ll try to fight a nigga or some shit. She’ll
be on some violent shit, she’ll want a nigga to punch her in the back
of her head.

She’d probably have to be taught. She don’t look like she know
much. One girl got my whole body tattooed on her back, but nothing real sexual.

Free. I hear you’re a permanent fixture in Miami’s strip clubs.

She’s probably the real deal. Every man likes strip clubs. If they don’t, they should.

Remy Ma. What does a stripper have to do to get a good tip from you?
That’s a good one, cause I don’t know. I ain’t never heard her talk She definitely has to look half-presentable. Her hair should be done,
about handling nothing, so I don’t know. and her body gotta be up to par. A lot of these strippers shouldn’t be
strippers, they should get a job where they keep their clothes on. She
Olivia. definitely gotta pick the right song for her. That’s the main important
She seems like the type that just wants a nigga to lie to her. Just tell her thing. A lot of girls dance to these dumbass songs and then they’re not
anything, as long as it’s what she wants to hear. into it, so the people they’re supposed to be entertaining aren’t into it
so she’s not gonna get a dime.
Lil Kim.
She probably wants a nigga to call all his friends, and she’ll call a I read an interview a while back where you said that dykes were fuckin’
couple of hers. up the strip club game. Do you have a problem with lesbians?
I don’t have no problem with them, but I don’t think no woman should
Back in the day there were rumors that you actually had a sexual rela- want to be a bull dagger. Women are here for a reason. There’s a rea-
tionship with Trina. Was there any truth to that? son men and women are separated like we are. It’s because a woman
Nah, ain’t no truth to that. Trina busy doing what she do. She used to can’t get another woman pregnant. If all the women stopped fucking
fuck with my brother. men right now, the world would end in a couple years once we all die
cause there ain’t gonna be no children. You could do all the stuff you
What made you decide it was the right time to settle down and get want, but it just don’t seem right for a woman to not want dick. That
married? don’t make sense.
The right time is just the right time. Sometimes enough is enough.
How do you plan to approach the father-son sex talk with your kids
How does married sex compare to single sex? when they get older?
Sex is sex. The question is, is it enjoyable? You gotta like it. I don’t know. That’s for TV, man. You can give them one or two point-
ers, but that’s it. There’s all this fuckin’ on the TV. Sex, sex, sex. Sex is
Why do you call yourself the king ding-a-ling? the number one thing that sells right now. The video girls are sexy and
I mean, it’s obvious (laughing). It’s like, “And the winner is…..”! It’s the commercial girls are sexy. Clothes are sexy, cologne is sexy, lip
everything you could imagine and more. gloss is sexy. Everything is about sex. As a young man, just wanting a
girl to look nice is sexy in itself. Just let them grow up. Keep the kids
You know we have a section called “groupie confessions” in the maga- into the church and the books and respect.
zine, right? If a girl called in about you, what do you think she’d say?
Nothing. She’d be lying. I don’t like groupies. What’s the most exciting place to have sex?
At home, shit.
Why don’t you like groupies?
Groupies just ain’t interesting to me. They’re dirty. They’re trampy. You’ve got some pretty explicit lyrics. When you rap about sex, is that
I like sluts, not tramps. Tramps are spur of the moment type hoes. really how you are in bed, or is it just to sell records?
They’re dirty. Tramps are like doorknobs; everybody gets a turn. A slut If I said it, I muthafuckin’ meant it.
is a little better than a tramp. A woman is gonna fuck whoever they
please anyway, but a slut chooses more. A slut is gonna fuck you for It seems like Florida boys are a lot more open when it comes to eating
a reason. pussy, whereas guys from other regions swear they don’t do it.
I think the men are a little embarrassed about it. Either they pretend
What type of woman are you attracted to? they don’t eat pussy, or they don’t know how to eat pussy. I think the
Dark-skinned women are so beautiful to me. other reason for that is that all the women want to eat pussy now.

What’s the difference in bed between different races of women? Is there anything you want to do sexually before you die?
I ain’t never been in bed with no white woman, so I don’t know. Span- Nah, I done did everything I wanted to do.
ish women, I don’t know about them either. I stay in my league.
Anything else you want to say?
I heard an interesting story about a pussy-eating contest you won Women, take care of yourselves. Tell all these hoes to start taking care
back in the day. of themselves. If not, they’re killing us, cause we are what we eat.
Nah. They’re lying.
- Julia Beverly
What’s the craziest thing a groupie said or did to get at you?


Slim Thug
Name a few celebrity women that could get
Beyonce and Alicia Keys.

Your girlfriend used to be in Destiny’s Child,

right? Is it hard to be faithful in a relationship
when you’re a famous rapper and you’ve
got females coming at you all the time?
It ain’t really hard for me because I’ve been
there, done that. I been doing this for a
minute and that groupie shit is played out.
I’ve seen the good part of grabbin’ group-
ies and I’ve seen the bad part of grabbin’
groupies. You might end up having to pay
child support and all that type of shit, so I’m
past that. I’m chillin’.

What’s the craziest thing a groupie girl has

said or done to approach you?
Groupies will say anything. “Let me go
back to the room with you,” “Let me and
my friend come back with you,” “We’ll do
a threesome, foursome,” all that. Anything
goes with a groupie, a true groupie. I don’t
entertain groupies because most groupies
ain’t the ones you’d like anyway. It ain’t re-
ally the dimepieces, it’s the other chicks,
the 5’s and under. Most of the groupies be
5’s and under so I don’t really fuck around.

When you’re famous, how can you tell the

difference between a groupie and a girl who
actually likes you?
You can’t. That’s why I locked it down right
now. You can’t tell. Once a muthafucker has
seen you on TV and knows you got some-
thing, you never know. The only way you
can tell that they ain’t out to get you for what
you got is if they got something themselves.

Houston’s got its own culture and style

when it comes to the cars and music. What
about sexually, do y’all fuck a certain way in What’s the most exciting place you’ve ever had sex?
Houston? I’ve done it at the movies. I did it on the freeway on my way out of town while
Man, I have no idea. I just keep it regular, I don’t do all that extra shit. I was driving. It’s all good cause I keep the 5% tint.
I don’t know if we’ve got some special position in Houston or nothin’
like that. How does that work?
When you driving? Aight, I did it in my Impala. The girl climbed on top of
What’s “regular”? Do you have a favorite position? me and I leaned my seat all the way back and I guided the wheel with my
If I’m on top, I’m gonna bust fast, I ain’t gonna lie. If you wanna get left palm, like from the bottom. She gotta lean over into the middle and ride
yours first, you gotta get on top. If I get on top and I’m feelin’ you and it. That’s how it works. You can get it poppin’ on the freeway. It is a little
you feelin’ good, I’m gonna bust fast. I ain’t no good on top. You gotta dangerous, but when you’re tall, 6’6” like me, you’ve got a long reach so
ride first to get yours. it’ll work.

You’re a pretty big dude. You might hurt somebody that way. Is there such a thing as “too much” sex?
(laughing) I am a big dude. I know how to guide it though. I ain’t gonna Naw. I’m a freak, man. I love sex, and that’s why I’m in a relationship, cause
put too much weight on you. I know I can’t live without it. So there’s no such thing as too much sex. I’m
outta the game, man, I’m hanging up my coat. I done been there and done
So, being that you are a big dude, have you ever measured your that and it’s a wrap for me. I might be getting married or something. Nah,
dick? I’m just playin’. (laughing)
(laughing) Nah, I ain’t never measured it, but you could ask around.
I’m sure you could get a few girls to testify on my behalf. I ain’t never What made you decide to settle down?
had no complaints. I’ve got two kids, and I wanna be a good parent. With me having different
baby mamas and they not living with me, I go through a lot of stress and I
Now that we’ve seen R Kelly make a comeback, do you think there’s don’t like that shit. I want a family. I always said that when I have kids, I’d
anything that a celebrity could do sexually that would make their fans have a lot of kids. I wanna have a family and I want them all to live with me.
stop supporting them? But, you know, when you fuck around and play in these streets, that’s the
I don’t know, man, it depends on who the celebrity is. If you some fat least thing that could happen to you – having a kid. There’s no telling what
nasty muthafucker or if people think you fly and you get on that vid- else you could get. I had my fun. I’m 25 years old now and it’s a wrap. I’m
eotape and you not fly, that probably would fuck up your career. That done with that shit, it don’t excite me no more.
R Kelly shit is crazy, though. You can’t just pee on muthafuckers and
expect your fans to still like you. - Julia Beverly (photo: Anthony Mandler)


Bobby Valentino
Name three celebrity women who could get it,
and why.
Halle Berry, cause she’s an older woman but
she’s still sexy and looks young. Amerie, cause
she’s got the sexiest thighs. I don’t wanna say Be-
yonce, cause everybody says Beyonce. My third
one would be Christina Aguilera, cause she sings
like a black chick.

Which celebrity female do you think is the freaki-

I think it used to be Lil Kim, but now, I dunno. Be-
fore Lil Kim it was Adina Howard.

If you had to marry either a virgin or a hoe, which

would you pick?
The virgin, cause I know I can go raw.

What’s the craziest thing a groupie has ever done

or said to get at you?
Let’s just say the [hotel] housekeeper lady was in
my room when I got back from soundcheck, act-
ing like she was putting some pillows in my room,
but she was trying to get down.

So do you have a girl?

Nope, I’m single.

Well, I’m sure you had a girl in the past…

I can’t remember the last time I had a girl.

Really? Well, I was gonna ask you, what’s the dif-

ference between getting down with wifey and a
groupie, but if you can’t remember the last time
you had a wifey then I guess it doesn’t matter.
Well, nah, I could tell you that. Cause the thing is,
with a groupie, she wants you to have sex with
you more so she’s willing to do everything. A girl
is gonna have a little more respect for herself and
take it slow. Like, each time y’all have sex, she’s
gonna do something a little different. Like, she
ain’t gonna do it all in one shebang. But the goupie Yes it is. If he fucks you and he’s feeling you, he’s gonna fuck with you
gonna do it all to the end so she can get pregnant. regardless. If you wait, then he gonna wait. You gonna get your feel-
ings and all that involved and then he gonna peace out on ya.
Is it possible to have too much sex?
It is possible. At the point when you’re just numb from doing it, that’s That may be true for some niggas, but a lot of niggas look at women
when it’s too much. When it just don’t feel good no more. differently if they say “yes” too soon.
Well, I ain’t that type of fella. A hoe is gonna be a hoe regardless. If
Have you ever been to that point? she gonna wait, she might not have waited with the last man. She
Yeahhhh…. might just be waiting on you cause you’re the buster that’s gonna let
her wait. She wanna let somebody else chop on the first date, but she
Is there a difference in bed between different races of women? wanna be boyfriend and girlfriend with me. Get outta here, I’m cool.
Yeah. I think mixed women don’t ask no questions. They ready. Black
chicks be like, “Oh, I have a lot of respect for myself, hold on. We have So moving on, what’s the most exciting place that you’ve done the
to wait five days,” or something. They’re like, “It’s the first day, I just do?
met you.” Yeah, but you ain’t gonna see me again. I wanna say in the studio – nah, nah – I wanna say in the movie theater.
When I was in high school we took a little field trip and me and this
You act like there’s something wrong with that. girl got down, but we almost got caught. That was the funniest place
Yeah, it is! When’s the next time I’m gonna see you? I mean, you’ll cause it was like, “Oh, we gonna get caught!” Know what I’m sayin’?
never fully know somebody. You’ll only know what that person lets you
know about them, no matter how long you know them. Describe your first time.
My first time was in the bathroom on the floor at somebody’s mother’s
Aww, shit, look at the “G.” I’ma change your name to Bobby “G.” house.
That’s some good game.
Nah. There’s people that get married because they thought they knew What’s the best sex you’ve ever had?
somebody, but they really didn’t. I dunno, there’s been a few different instances. I can’t really pick one.

But that’s not a reason to just fuck somebody off top! How do you define “good pussy”?
Why not? A nigga is gonna like you regardless of if you fuck him on Something that’s just extra wet. Extra wet wet. You’re in that thing and
the first day or the tenth. it’s just wet alllll night.

That’s not true at all. - Amanda Diva (Photo: Christian Lantry)


Remy Ma
You claim to be brutally honest, so I’m going to read off some lyrics
of male rappers, and you tell me if you believe them or not. Let’s start
with Chingy: “I can take on all ten with my one pipe.”
I don’t think that’s true, unless he’s a freak on the low. He was sitting
right next to me at the ASCAP Lady of Soul awards, so I was kinda
pressing him a little, just talking to him and giving him the extra eye,
just to see, you know? He was acting mad shy, so I don’t think he
could handle ten girls. There was just one of me.

“Cars real big, dick real big, everything real big” - Mannie Fresh
I don’t know. Usually when guys say their dicks are real big, their dicks
are not real big. Not saying that Mannie doesn’t have a big dick, cause
I don’t know. Mannie, don’t be offended, but usually when guys say
they have a big dick it’s false advertisement.

“My ding-dong is the size of a blimp” - Mike Jones

See, I don’t know why he would even say that, cause when I think of
a blimp I think “short” and “fat.” I don’t think he should’ve used that
analogy, cause it’s making me think something else. Maybe he meant
“my ding-dong is as big as a blimp,” but when you think of the way a crazy?
blimp is shaped, it’s like, short and stubby. Yeah, of course. There was one guy that just ran up on me like, “I will
eat the shit out of your pussy.” I was like, “What? No you won’t, get
“Get ready for a nine-inch dick to be in you” – Snoop Dogg outta here.” Like, who says that? How many people have you said that
Now that I might believe, because Snoop is tall and skinny. It’s always to? Why would you just come up to me and say that? He didn’t even
the tall skinny guys, so I could believe that. (laughing) Why did you just say “hi” or nothing. Just out of nowhere, he just broke through the
make me picture Snoop Dogg naked? crowd and said that shit. Wow.

“Plus, she heard I got a big dick, yeah, that’s it” – Young Jeezy So you didn’t accept his offer?
She “heard” I got a big dick. He’s not actually saying he’s got a big Actually I dated him for like three, four years.
dick, so, I don’t know. I’ve gotta find out.
Are you joking?
“I need a girl who…ain’t scared of a big dick” – Petey Pablo, “Freek- No, I’m not (laughing hysterically). He wasn’t lying. He was really cute,
A-Leek” actually. That’s probably why he figured he could just come up and
I actually heard that he does have a big dick. (laughing) What’s up, say some crazy shit like that.
Petey, you freek-a-leek? Petey Pablo, I heard about you.
So his line worked?
“I am the champion, king ding-a-ling.” – Trick Daddy Yeah, it worked. I was shocked.
He be in Miami with all them big-body girls, so I don’t know. He always
has girls with him, so it might be true. He usually has like five girls with I heard you had a little altercation with Gloria Velez.
him at one time, so I’m pretty sure all five girls aren’t on one little dick. Who?
That would be kinda whack.
Gloria Velez.
Are there any other rappers you’d like to find out about? What does she do?
See, a lot of them I’ve heard about already. I haven’t heard about 50
Cent yet. I wanna find out about 50. Hmm. That’s a good question.
If you can tell me what she does for a living, I’ll tell you what hap-
So tell us about the ones you’ve heard. pened.
I heard Jay-Z got a big dick, I heard Method Man got a big dick. I don’t
even wanna tell you about the ones I heard have little dicks. It’s just The same thing as Superhead, I guess. Speaking of Superhead, have
sad. You’ll always hear about the little ones quicker than the big ones. you read her book?
The girls who get the big ones try to keep it low, cause they don’t want I haven’t read the book yet. My friend just finished reading hers. I wan-
other girls to come find out for themselves. na read it but I refuse to actually support the habit, so I’m not gonna
buy it. I think someone needs to slap her. Somebody’s gonna smack
What’s the difference between female groupies and male groupies? her eventually, somebody’s wife. At the end of the day these chicks
Male groupies are more uncontrollable. If a guy has a female groupie are just fucking slutbag whores and they’re fucking glorified for suck-
and she gets too crazy, a guy is stronger than a girl so he could just ing cock! If you’re gonna be a porn star, fine. Be a porn star, but don’t
overpower her and take control of the situation. But if a male groupie try to mingle with us regular chicks and act like everything’s okay.
gets out of control, it can be a dangerous situation. He can turn into a
groupie a.k.a. stalker. What would be some better career paths for a female?
These women come out with these stories and try to blame it on their
Do you have guys following you around? parents. They say, “It’s because of the way I was raised.” I would think
That’s the most annoying part. Like, oh my gosh, stop fucking follow- if you were raped when you were younger that you wouldn’t wanna
ing me! I mean, you don’t wanna be too mean. It’s like, aight, cool, but fuck, right? Instead, they wanna fuck more than anybody? I don’t un-
just get away from me, please. You’re starting to freak me out. derstand. It’s an oxymoron, some catch-22 shit. I feel like there’s so
many things you could to do get money and succeed, it just makes
What kind of guy is Remy into? it even harder for a woman like me. I mean, I don’t think I’m ugly or
I like a guy that’ll get it poppin’ if he has to, but at the same time, I don’t whatever, but I would never stoop to certain levels for fame. Cause
like loud guys. I’m loud and outspoken, so I need somebody that’s a I’ve seen these women, and they don’t have any money. They’re just
little more quiet and laid-back. I’m chillin’ right now, but you could ask known. I’d rather be an unknown than for everyone to know me for
around about me. sucking dick until my nose bleeds. That’s crazy.

Have you had any male groupies run up to you and just say something - Words and photo by Julia Beverly


Name three celebrity females that could get it.
I’d have to say Beyonce, because anybody that pulls that off gets the
ghetto pass and the industry pass. That’s a challenge. They say she’s
a virgin, but I don’t believe that. I like Melyssa Ford, too, and Amerie.

How do you think Olivia would act in bed?

She’s probably be gangsta and keep it street. She’d do a couple
things that other girls probably wouldn’t do. She hang around a lot of
rough niggas, so she wouldn’t be timid and shy.

You’d probably have to light some candles for her. Even though she
hang around street niggas, she might be a little high maintenance in
bed. You gotta spend some money, get some candles or roses, all the
little extra stuff. I don’t do all that. I’d have to break her down.
tapping my shoulder. It’s a lot easier.
Keyshia Cole.
She’s that hood chick from around the way. She’d be one of those How can you tell the difference between females who are interested in
after-the-club type sex, but that would be about it. She’d probably be you personally and females who are groupies?
stalking me after that. You don’t. You just assume that all of them are after money, so you
keep your guard up. You don’t wanna get caught slipping. But I guess
Lil Kim. it depends on what you’re after. If you’re just after the quick hit, then
I don’t know about Lil Kim. I like ladies that keep it all the way real. Kim I guess you’re gonna be messing with a lot of them. Me personally,
keeps it real, but everything is so artificial about her. I’m more of a businessman. I care about my money more than these
ladies, first off, so that always come first. I always assume the ladies
Britney Spears. are after money, especially if they’ve never met you before, they know
Next! nothing about you, and they’re trying to start a conversation. What the
question “What are y’all doing after the club?” comes up, you already
Jacki-O. know what that means.
She seem like she got a little nastiness in her. Nah, a lot of nastiness in
her. She might be the best out of all of them in bed. How do you answer that question?
Usually I don’t tell ‘em. There’s a lot of ulterior motives. You don’t know
Trina. what people are thinking. I’m naturally paranoid. I’ve got jewelry, mon-
She says she’s the baddest, so she got a name to live up to. I hope ey in my pocket. I can’t get caught slipping. Girls come up to me in the
Trina ain’t overrated. I heard a lot of crazy stuff about her. But that’s all club and give me drinks, and I never drink them cause I don’t know
he-said, she-said. I’d have to test her out for myself to see if it’s true. what’s going on or what’s in the. We always try to stay on our toes.
We’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff happen just rolling with other artists.
What about some Texas females, like Brooke Valentine? I’ve seen them get got, so the threat is out there. You can’t trust every
I don’t know, I’d have to step to Beyonce to really feel right. pretty smile and tight ass.

You think you could take Beyonce from Jay? Do you have a racial preference when it comes to females?
I wouldn’t even try to do that. I’d just try to get one night. I don’t know All I really know is black girls. I know there’s more out there in the
if I could compete with Jay to hold her down. But I’m a youngster. I’m world, but I can’t really call it. I ain’t never been with a white girl. That’s
around her age, so I know I could keep up with her in bed. just the way I came up. The only white person I ever hung around was
Paul Wall, and he liked black girls too.
Paris Hilton.
Normally I would say “Next!” but she got so much money that I’d have Have you had any interesting group sex experiences?
to give it a shot. She’s been so many places and seen so many people I don’t get down like that. That’s too crazy. I remember when I used
that you never know. She might be able to teach me something. to be in Swishahouse, it’d be crazy. Like, ten niggas in the room with
one girl. I don’t know, man, I just feel more playa by myself. If you’re
What’s the sexiest text message or voicemail you’ve received? a star and you can’t get one girl by yourself, something’s wrong with
Text messaging? First of all, I don’t get down like that, cause that’s you. They all sharing one girl and shit. I don’t get down like that. I ain’t
evidence. You can’t do that, you gotta keep it street. But voicemail, that experimental. I’m more conservative. All that little fly stuff, they get
yeah, I get some crazy voicemail. A lot of people get my number from worked up too much. Some people go get all the toys and crazy stuff.
other people. A lot of girls try to get at me and leave some crazy mes- You never know, somebody might some me some crazy stuff one day
sages. But the craziest messages are the ones from their man. A lot of and I might like it, but I don’t like all that experimental shit. If a female
women are real sneaky. When their nigga starts calling, that’s when it is too nasty it’s a complete turnoff, cause there ain’t no telling who
gets interesting. else you did that to. I don’t want a prostitute. I don’t wanna get burned
with wax or get hit with nothing. I don’t want no scars when I leave the
Even though you and Mike Jones aren’t cool, are you going through a bedroom. And definitely no handcuffs or whips. If I won’t the police
“back then they didn’t want me / now I’m hot, they all on me” situation? handcuff me, I damn sure won’t let no girl do it.
Yeah, definitely. I went to this club in Chicago last night and it was
about 80% females, no lie. I think a lot of them didn’t know anything What’s the most exciting place you’ve had sex?
about my underground stuff, but they saw my video [“Turn It Up” with On a rooftop at a hotel in L.A.. The roof has a view of the whole city.
Lil Flip] and it was all eyes on me when I was in there. It’s crazy, cause
once your video starts playing on BET, you’ll notice a change. Once it Is there anything you want to do sexually that you haven’t done yet?
gets on MTV, it’s a wrap. Everywhere you go, people notice you. And Some people want to have sex with three or four girls at once, but to
yeah, you see the ladies change. I see how people can associate with me, it’s like, what could the other two girls be doing? Maybe that’ll be
that song, because it’s true. Back then, they didn’t want you. Now something to experiment with. But if it’s four of them, they might be
you’re on TV and everybody wants to be your friend. Man, it’s crazy. able to overpower me. Yeah, I’m just naturally paranoid.
I really don’t have to try now. I really just step in the club. I don’t even
have to make eye contact now, I just turn around and some female is - Julia Beverly (photo: Anthony Mandler)


Killer Mike
Who’s the top three celebrity females that could get it?
I don’t really sweat the Hollywood types. I just see girls in the
hood and I’m like, damn, she could get it! I really be up on the
girls in the hood, on the block. But Oprah got that guacamole.
She could get it on some goddamn Stella-got-her-groove-back
type shit. I like the girl who played D.L. Hughley’s wife, she got
that hood in her. I’d fuck with her definitely. Lisa Raye about to
get married, but I’d fuck with her. She’s plenty hood. And bring
me that girl from Nelly’s video, #48.

I heard you’re worried about ending up in OZONE’s groupie

Oh, yeah. I stay real paranoid about that. (laughing)

I guess you’ve calmed down a little?

Yeah, I done calmed down, but down the road you might fuck
up. You don’t wanna wake up with a knife to your throat. But
really, man, you read that shit and be mad because any day it
could be you. Y’all hoes need to stop telling too, man. Super-
head, that shit was fucked up.

Were you worried about ending up in Superhead’s book?

Nah, I wasn’t. But hat shit would’ve been a privilege to be men-
tioned among such player greats as…well, I’ll let y’all go buy
the book.

If a groupie did call in about you, what would she say?

That big nigga be rockin’! It ain’t what you think, baby. He’s the

We’ve seen the R Kelly tapes, the celebrity sex tapes, the Michael
Jackson trial. Do you think there’s anything a celebrity could do
sexually that would make the public stop supporting them?
I think a dude R&B singer better not get caught with no rappers!
(laughing) That gay shit might fuck up somebody’s career. But if
it’s girl-on-girl, though, I could see that. I think about who I’d like
to see together, like Meagan Good and Christina Milian. Wow!
I’d like to see them together. You know, rolling around a little bit.
Holla at your boy Mr. A.D.I.D.A.S.

I’m gonna name some celebrity females and you tell me how
you think they’d act in bed. How ‘bout Free?
I bet she’s a freak. She soft, too. Jiggly. I hugged her before.

Keyshia Cole.
She got that hood in her. She probably a real passionate hood
girl. She might scratch a nigga’s back and shit. She’ll be into
anything just to keep other hoes away from her man. She seem
like a down-ass chick. I’d fuck with her.

She might bring out the whips and chains, like, “Yeah, nigga,
let’s get to it.”

You don’t think she’s a man, like Game says?

I don’t know (laughing). I’m gonna stay away from that one!

I don’t know what Ashanti would be like. One day she looks like
a grown woman, goddamn sleazy and sexy, and then the next
day she looks like she could be on the Muppets. You can’t do
the girl from the Muppets, but that girl from the Hype Williams
video could get it.

Girl, stop. It ain’t even about all the rapper shit. You already know,
if a nigga from the hood, that’s his Marilyn Monroe. Straight up,
Trina, I’m fuckin’ with you, girl.

Melyssa Ford.
Yeah, I like Melyssa Ford. She got it. She got the top and the
bottom, I like that.
Man, Oprah is that bitch. All y’all hoes are playin’ catch up. That in-
cludes my momma and grandmomma. Oprah’s the king of all women.
Get your muthafuckin’ paper correct, man. If your ass ain’t aspiring to
be Oprah, you ain’t shit. But momma, grandmomma, I was just playin’.
I don’t love Oprah more than y’all.

Paris Hilton.
She skinny as hell. What the fuck I’m gonna do with that? She ain’t got
no meat on her.

Do you have a racial preference?

Besides black women, the only other race I could say is crazy is East
Indian women. When they walk by, I’m like, goddamn. They’re crazy.

What about white or Spanish women?

I did all that already, you know what I mean? It was fun, and I’m sure
they had fun with the big black man and all that shit. But the East
Indians are the next big thing, trust me. They’re gonna be in all the

Are you into anal sex?

I don’t fuck around like that. That shit is gay, I don’t do that gay shit.

What about toys or props in the bedroom?

Yeah, get wild! Be a dog, but only for your gal. Don’t be doing that for
the freaks. There’s certain shit you reserve for your bitch. Let her bring
whatever she wants into the bedroom, anything that gets her off.

Have you ever had a stalker?

Yeah, this one girl showed up at my grandmother’s house. She had
looked up my address from an old yearbook and just popped up. My
grandmother told me she’d come by and I was like, “I don’t know who
the fuck that is.” One day I was there and I caught the chick. I don’t different horses – some are lil’ ponies, some are fillies. They do their
like nobody knowing where my grandmomma lives. Nobody, man. I thing, but then you’ve got them stallions and them Clydesdales. A
cussed that bitch the fuck out. I’m like, “I will fucking kill you.” I really Clydesdale is a stallion on steroids. The girl in your hood with the big-
spazzed out. That spooked me. That let me know shit was real. gest butt, she’s a stallion. Now Ki-Toy, she’s a goddamn Clydesdale.

What’s the difference between fucking a girl that’s a groupie and fuck- Isn’t she Big Boi’s wife’s sister or something? Are you allowed to look
ing your wifey? at her that way, since she’s part of the family?
It ain’t even about wifey. It’s like, with some women y’all have some Man, I don’t know nothing. I just think about her and go blank. I don’t
kinda connection. It might not be your girl or your wife. You might be know who she is, you gotta ask Big. I just know she’s fine.
a nigga who has three wives or three girls. But with a groupie, it ain’t
about you. It’s about her. She’s just fulfilling her moment. You’re just Is she your favorite video model?
a character in the story. Tomorrow it’s gonna be Nelly and then it’ll be My favorite video model would probably be Ester, the girl in the “Freek-
Young Buck. (singing) “I know you don’t love me / You don’t act the A-Leek” joint. Nah, fuck all them hoes. I fuck with Buffie the Body.
same when Jay-Z’s around.” (laughing) That’s my shit.
I heard she had an ad on the internet that you could spend an hour
Does it matter to you if a girl fucks with other rappers? touching her for like $1,000.
Yeah, it matters now. But when you first get in the game you don’t give I spent an hour with her in the club for like $35. She used to dance, so
a shit. It’s a new feeling. Once you sit down and analyze the shit, you I already had Buffie on the dance tip. That was a great dance.
realize that this shit is really about that paper. That shit cost me paper.
At least, that’s how I think about it. Some niggas, I don’t know. They’ll How do you feel about going down on a woman?
fuck with hoodrats their whole life. If that’s their dream, hey, why not? Shit, it’s cool. Guys should do it. I do it.

What’s the most exciting place you’ve ever had sex? If you had to marry either a virgin or a whore, which would you pick?
I like balconies. I think the most exciting place is outside. I done fucked If I had to pick one, you’ve gotta go with the virgin. But if you were just
in a lot of people’s offices, though (laughing). Yeah, I done wilded out lookin’ to get your dick sucked and not get married, definitely go for
in a few offices. And I ain’t talkin’ about small offices, I’m talking about the whore. The woman I marry better be whorish enough to please me
major New York offices. Some crazy shit went down. and smart enough to act like a fuckin’ virgin.

So everybody at Sony needs to be cleaning their desk right now? What’s your soundtrack in the bedroom?
Hey, man, it ain’t just Sony. I’m having fun everywhere. Clubs, too. Yeah, that’s when it’s real nigga time. Miss me with that rap shit. That’s
Clubs is a great place to do it. If you got a gal and y’all go out and get when it’s the [Gerald] Levert and Marvin [Gaye] time. Me personally,
real, real drunk, you can get dirty and fuck in the club bathroom. Then I’m a Bobby Brown nigga. But really, my shit is Sade. If I’m in my zone
go wash up and get a tetanus shot (laughing). Trust me, club sex is tryin’ to get some pussy, you’re gonna hear a lot of Luther [Vandross],
the best shit. Oh, once me and this girl fucked in front of this old white Freddy Jackson, Guy, and 112. Oh, I fucks you up with 112, and Jag-
lady in a Jacuzzi. She didn’t really react, but she had to have known ged [Edge], my favorite R&B group of all time. But if it’s about me,
something was goin’ down. I think she might have got a little excited. it’s straight Sade. That’s who I fucks with. She’s the sexiest one alive,
that’s why I couldn’t put her in no category. I’m so crazy about her it’s
Are you into aggressive women or laid-back women? ridiculous. Real sex appeal ain’t about what they look like, it just falls
I like aggressive women. I like athletically built girls. I fuck with them all. off a woman for different reasons. Like Serena, I think that sex appeal
I like different ladies for different reasons. I like the Serenas, though. just jump off her, like Beyonce and certain girls in the videos.

How come everybody likes Serena more than Venus? Anything else you want to say?
I like Venus too. I like Venus’ legs and shit. Venus is actually the one All the girls throughout the hoods in America that got that ass, I’m co-
I liked first, but Serena’s just got that power. I’m a big dude, a lot of min’ through to see you. And once I get ahold of you, I’ll never let go.
people don’t know that. I’m 6’3”, I’m a man. Beyonce, she built like
a stallion. That’s what we call ‘em down South, stallions. You’ve got - Photo and words by Julia Beverly


Which celebrity female do you think is a freak on the low?
I think Halle Berry is freaky cause she like them younger guys. I think
she real freaky, I think she got a high sex drive.

I’m going to name some celebrity females, and you tell me how you
think they would act in bed. Let’s start with Keyshia Cole.
I don’t know too much about Keyshia Cole, but I heard she used to
hang with ‘Pac or some shit, so she might like it rough.

Oh, Free told you how she like it. Free is a freak. I think she’s real
freaky, and I would love to partake in her freakiness.

Gabrielle Union.
She’s that real classy chick that can still hang in the hood, so I think
behind closed doors, she like it rough too.

Lil Kim.
I bet Lil Kim likes it when you pull her hair from the back and beat it up.
I think Lil Kim just pretty much lays it out a lot, she always raps about
what she likes so you don’t have to have a big imagination. Lil Kim
would probably be the freakiest one on the list.

Britney Spears.
I think Britney probably swallows. She seems like that type of woman.
With Britney you just pull your dick out her mouth and it’s dry.

Paris Hilton.
I think with Paris Hilton you’d probably have to be too gentle. I don’t
think she could take that rough sex. She’d probably break in half.

With Oprah I would take a different approach. I would aim everything
towards pleasing her. I wouldn’t give anyone else on this list head, but I
probably would give Oprah some head. I’d be trying to position myself we fuck with all the different races. First off, I think black women got
to help my long-standing income. So I probably would break Oprah some of the best pussy in the world. White women love to suck your
off, but she’s the only one on that list that would get that. You know, dick, so that’s always a great thing. Latino women got some great hot
Oprah’s the queen. I probably would just cuddle up with Oprah. pussy. It’s a lot more differences, but at the same time, they all got
some things in common also. Variety is the spice of life, so that’s why
Ciara. we fuck ‘em all.
I don’t know, Ciara does that dancing thing. She definitely looks sexy
up there on the stage, so she probably would be pretty good in bed. Have you had any group sex experiences?
Yeah, that’s that old school shit. I used to be into that, it was me and
What’s the sexiest voicemail or text message you’ve received? my pa’tnas and our egos. We had women to partake in those types
I’ve got a couple of those “I’m waiting at home with nothing on” mes- of activities as a youngster comin’ up, but now I’m pretty much past
sages on my phone. That’s always a great thing. all that shit.

What’s your wildest groupie experience? What’s the most exciting place you’ve had sex?
I’ve kinda outgrown that groupie thing now, but I got some old-school I fucked on the beach, at night time. If I had got caught, that would’ve
groupie memories that I reminisce on every now and then. I used to been some embarrassing shit, but it’s just the thrill of maybe getting
get head when I’d be out there giving out t-shirts and little sampler caught that’s part of the fun.
CDs. You know, groupies, man, they do they thing.
Name one thing you’d like to do that you haven’t done already.
What’s the difference between having sex with a groupie and having I’ve done a lot of the things that I wanted to do. I never been in a situa-
sex with wifey? tion where it was me and ten women, but maybe that’ll come.
The difference is the rubber. With wifey you don’t need a rubber, but
with a groupie, I have like two, three rubbers on at one time. That’s the Do you like anal sex?
scariest thing in the world, to be fuckin’ a bitch you don’t even know Nah, I don’t fuck around with no shit like that.
and the rubber burst. So the difference is definitely the condom. I stay
full of those Magnum XLs. Are you into any toys or props in the bedroom?
Yeah, my partna Cutty from Jim Crow put me on to some shit a couple
Can you ever have too much sex? years ago. It’s not a dildo, it’s some little small shit. You put it on the
Yeah, yeah. When you first begin your career, that’s one of the things woman’s clit and it drives them crazy. I don’t know the technical name
you really want to do – fuck everything, fuck every fine bitch you come for it, but we call it the ball. I had to use it about five or six times be-
across. But as you get more into your career, you don’t really concern fore I became a professional, and the young ladies been loving it ever
yourself too much with fuckin’ all the bitches. You just kinda level out. since.
You start thinking about your money. At the same time, everybody’s
human, so there’s gonna come along a bitch that I really feel like I’ve Anything else you want to say?
got to fuck. But I don’t be trippin’ off that. Yeah, to all the women whose names you called, we just playin’
around, so no need for you or your man to get mad at my feelings.
Is there a difference between different races of women in bed?
Yeah, there is. But that’s the beautiful thing about them. That’s why - Julia Beverly (Photo: Dave Ellis)


This interview is for the sex issue.
Okay. I know all about that shit!

Good. Your label rep did suggest that this is your area of expertise.
Who are some celebrity women you’d like to have sex with?
Beyonce, because she fine. Every hoe I fuck is fine. I don’t give a
fuck about no reputation. I’ll fuck a broke-ass muthafucker, if she
fine. I like how Beyonce look. And Halle Berry, she could get it for
real. But what I really want is a sneaky muthafucker. I want one
of those muthafuckers with a husband or an old man at home. I
want your husband to think that you’re being so faithful that you
would never do this shit. That’s what I want. That just turns me on,
it makes me feel freaky.

How do you think Oprah would be in bed?

Hell no! I don’t wanna know what she do in bed. She too fuckin’
old. But look, I’d get some of that bread out of Oprah. I probably
would hit Oprah. Oprah, I need a million.

Man, Ciara’s with that little boy shit. I’d fuck the shit outta Ciara
and have her ass goin’ crazy. She with that lil’ boy shit right now,
though. Ciara still a little girl right now. She just tryin’ to see what’s
going on. In my honest opinion, I don’t think Ciara’s ready for a
nigga like me cause I’m wild.

50 Cent called her the cookie monster and all that shit, but I don’t
give a fuck. I’d fuck the shit outta Ashanti from the back, and I think
Ashanti can ride that dick.

Britney Spears.
I’d freak her ass out. I’d take Britney to the whole clique. I’d get in
her world and make her feel comfortable first. Then I’d make her
wanna do whatever I say, and then we’d all fuck that bitch.

Keyshia Cole.
I don’t know who the fuck that is, but my brother does. He says
he’ll put that dick on Keyshia Cole. So when you see Webbie just
ask for my brother. Keyshia Cole, my brother got some dick for
you, and I done seen this nigga fuck. I done heard this nigga fuck.
That nigga fuck so hard he be having hoes screaming and shit.
I’m like, damn, what the fuck wrong with you? I have to ask him
to calm down.

That’s my girl. I ain’t gonna speak out on Fantasia. Fantasia, you
know what’s happenin’ with me and you.

Erykah Badu.
She African or Muslim or something, right? Yeah, Erykah Badu
ain’t thick enough for me, but she a cool woman. That’d just be my
homegirl. I’d smoke big blunts with her.

Hell yeah, I’d fuck all in her ass if she let me. I ain’t gonna take no
pussy, but Jacki-O could get it, fuckin’ right. Just cause of how
she shaped.

Which celebrity women do you think are the freakiest?

Trina. She’s a bad bitch. One thing I respect about Trina is that
she do her thing like a nigga do their thing, and she gonna make
her money. And Remy, yeah. I just seen Remy. She’s gotta be on
some freaky shit cause of how me and her was lookin’ at each
other. Remy just made me feel like I could go to her room right now
and get somethin’ crackin’. But I ain’t gonna fuck with her cause
she ain’t my style. I’m gonna let my brother hit Remy. Remy, my
brother wants you! C’mon, what’s the next question?

How do you like to fuck?

Okay, this is how I do it. It’s the head first, I ain’t gonna lie. When I
fuck a girl, most of the time I start off on top. I beat that ass up on
top. While I’m on top, I’m thinkin’ about it. I’m fuckin’ this fine mutha- chicks, but they attitude made me wanna rip ‘em.
fucker, so I don’t wanna just do that one position. Let me stop before
I nut. Then I tell her to get on top of me and ride that dick. She get on Do you have any interesting backstage stories?
top of me, work that ass, ride that dick for a minute. Then I think about We get our dicks sucked backstage all the time, if that’s interesting to
it again - no, I don’t wanna nut right now. I wanna see her in all posi- you. It ain’t really interesting to me because I’m so used to it. I could
tions. So I tell her to get up. Then I turn her over and beat that ass up walk by one of my niggas getting they dick sucked and just keep walk-
from the back, and that’s where I take it home at. While I’m beatin’ it ing. But I’m pretty sure if somebody was standing here in this corner
up from the back I ask her, “You gonna let me nut all over your face?” with us getting their dick sucked you’d be like, “What the fuck?” But
She tell me, “Yeah.” So I tell her to be ready when I’m about to cum. shit, not me. I’d just keep walking. That’s life. If it’s a bad bitch, I might
When I’m finna nut, you should be ready, cause you gonna have to say, “Man, after you done, let me get that hoe, she looked like she
turn around quick. When I’m bout to cum, I be like, “C’mon!” Then I handled business on your dick.” But shit, ain’t no interesting back-
rip that rubber off – that means I had a rubber on, for all y’all nasty ass stage stories except one time. A nigga came back there disrespecting
niggas – I rip that rubber off and nut all over they face. cause we fucked his bitch. I beat him up, straight up. Not my security
guard, I beat that bitch up myself. Y’all shoulda had the cameras for
What’s the fascination with cum on a girl’s face? that. I whupped that nigga like I was still in school.
Let me tell you why I like that – cause I been watching flicks since I was
in kindergarten. When the teachers used to tell me it’s naptime, I used Do you eat pussy?
to be getting booty. Not fuckin’ though. Fuckin’ and getting booty is I don’t eat no pussy. My mama died when I was nine years old, and I
two different things. Getting booty is when you got all your clothes on swear to God on my mama’s grave, I ain’t never ate no pussy. Never.
and you just on top of a girl humpin’, your dick hard as a muthafucker. That ain’t me. I don’t know what it tastes like. Everybody I grew up
That was me, man. I used to get booty when I was a little kid cause I around would be pointing at a dude like, “He eat pussy!” and we’d
was watchin’ them flicks. And in every flick, I’d see somebody nut on laugh at that nigga who eat pussy. So fuck that. I ain’t gonna never be
a girl’s face. I like seein’ a muthafucker talk with nut all over they face. with that shit. I’ll probably never get married for that reason, cause if
That’s just me, man. you got a wife you supposed to eat that pussy.

Do you prefer a certain race of women? What about anal sex?

If a muthafucker fine, shit, it doesn’t matter. There’s no difference to Hell yeah. I’m with that shit to the fullest. I’ll fuck you in your ass hard
me, it’s all pink inside. When she walk, I like that ass to jiggle. I like to as a muthafucker. I just like that shit cause of the flicks.
be able to grab something and squeeze that ass. I like jiggly, squishy,
big titty muthafuckers. The titties don’t really matter that much, though. Do you have a favorite porn star?
If you got some small titties, fuck it. As long as that ass and them Hell no. I don’t know their names and shit, I just see their fine ass on
thighs jiggle when you walk, and you fine, you might get that dick TV fuckin’ a nigga. I like the ones who could take a big dick. I got a big
from Webbie. dick, you know what I’m sayin’?

Some people felt like your song “Gimme That Pussy” was too aggres- How big?
sive. What if a girl says no? Well, I ain’t never got no ruler, but I know my shit is big! When I fuck
Shit, it’s on to the next muthafucker. Somebody’s gonna say yeah. these hoes they be like, “Boy, you got a big dick!” Ask my brother
– what did that hoe say when she came out the room the other night?
So it’s not a rapist’s anthem. “Webbie got a big dick!” Every time, man, them hoes be sayin’ I got
Fuck no. I ain’t finna take no pussy. There’s too much pussy out there. a big dick.

Has your sex life changed since your record deal? What’s the most creative place you’ve had sex?
It ain’t really changed, but I been getting more pussy though, I ain’t In the car, in the back seat. I do that to this day, I’ll fuck in the back seat
gonna lie. See, that’s the difference between me and a lot of these whenever I need to.
rap cats. These niggas wasn’t getting no pussy or making no money
before this rap shit. I been getting pussy and making money, that’s Is there anything you want to do sexually that you haven’t done yet?
why I’m so used to this shit. That’s why I can walk up to one of these I wanna do two of them celebrity bitches. Oh, wait. They say I call girls
celebrity bitches and just do me. “bitches” too much. Let me clear that up right now. I don’t call women
“bitches.” I don’t treat women like bitches. Like you, I could tell that
So did you kick it to Trina when you did “Bad Bitch” together? you’re a woman who’s about your business, so I’d never come up
Nope. I ain’t even try. I know when’s the time to try, and when it’s not to you like, “What’s happenin’, bitch? Gimme that pussy,” because
time to try. Trina’s doing her thing right now, so I just let Trina do her you’re a woman. I’d treat you with respect. But if you’re a bitch, I’ll treat
thing. But I bet if you ask Trina if I’m a real nigga, she’ll tell you yeah. you like a bitch. I hate when people say, “He calls women ‘bitches’ all
the time.” No, I don’t call women “bitches.” I call bitches “bitches.” It’s
What about the other girls in the “Bad Bitch” video? a difference. A woman handles her business. If a bitch walks by me
I fucked two of ‘em, but I ain’t gonna tell you which ones. I shouldn’t be and lets me know she’s a bitch and all she’s good for is a big dick in
sayin’ this, cause my baby mama might read this shit. If she reads this her mouth and her ass, I’m gonna treat her like that.
shit, I’m fucked up. I ain’t gonna lie, I got love for her cause she been
with me before the fame and the real money came. She was with me What about group sex activities?
when we had to watch out for them pussy ass niggas. I like one-on-one. But me and my niggas flipped some hoes, though.
We had like four to one. But I ain’t got with more than one girl in the
What’s the difference between your baby mama and a groupie? same bed at the same time. That’s some shit I wanna do, but I be tryin’
I keep it real with her. Everybody else, I’m gonna fuck you and I ain’t to concentrate and do me. When them hoes lick your fuckin’ nuts,
callin’ you no more. Never again. Well, if the pussy was good, I’m gon- man, that shit feels tickly as a muthafucker. That hoe was suckin’ my
na call you again when it’s time to fuck again. My baby mama knows dick the other night, man, and she kept going to my nuts. That shit
where the stash is at. I could call her right now and tell her to go get was tickin’ too muthafuckin’ much. I was on my tiptoes. Don’t lick my
$70 G’s cause it’s goin’ down. I can’t tell every muthafucker that shit. nuts. Stay on that dick and try to get some nut to come out that bitch.

What’s the craziest thing a groupie has ever said or done to you? So on a serious note, do you get tested?
Ain’t nothing crazy to me because I’m crazy my muthafuckin’ self. All For AIDS? Fuckin’ right, man. Shout out to everybody, go get tested.
that shit is normal to me, when a bitch comes up and says, “Let me If you got that shit, you need to know. That’s very important. I know
suck your dick until you nut.” I’ll either tell her, “Aight, I’m gonna holla a couple people with that shit and it’s a sad thing. Let that disease
at you later on,” or, “Nah, not you.” Ain’t nothing crazy to me. A mutha- be contained. For real, man, I don’t know what’s going on. Did God
fucker who ain’t in the streets would probably be like, “Oh, she crazy,” send that? Who sent that? That’s what I be wondering, like, who made
but nah, that’s how girls are. that shit? But yeah, everybody needs to go get tested. And when you
fuckin’ somethin’, strap up and you ain’t got nothing to worry about. If
What makes you decide whether you’ll accept a groupie’s offer or the rubber bust you better pull out quick as a muthafucker and re-up!
Appearance. Nah, it’s appearance and attitude. I done met some ugly - Julia Beverly (Photo: King Yella)


Heather Hunter
In the late 80s and early 90s, before the words Extreme and Gonzo Who were some of your
became the de rigeur, Heather Hunter was one of adult film’s most influences? Who did you
adventurous and sexy vixens. Her name rings bells with any 30-some- listen to coming up?
thing who used to raid dad’s porn stash, and with younger folks who Coming up? Wow. I come
learned about her from rap videos like 2Pac’s “How Do You Want It?” from the Latin Quarter
Today, she’s stepped away from porn and into the rap game. days. I used to work at Lat-
in Quarters. I’m really from
You first had a deal with Tommy Boy, didn’t you? the beginning, the birth of
Yeah, first in 1993, I had a deal with Island Records, and then I signed hip-hop. I worked there for
over at Tommy Boy. Tommy Boy didn’t really know what direction to years.
take me in musically. They were going through a transition with Warner
Bros. and a lot of artists got shelved. I got shelved, so I got a release. Are you from the Bronx?
I started a show on BET’s Pay Per View called The Peep Show, and I I’m from the Bronx. I was
met Akinyele on my show. He asked if I could rhyme, and we ended up born in the Bronx and
going in the studio together. That’s when the magic happened. That raised in Brooklyn and
was about seven years ago. This most recent project is called HH The Harlem. I worked along-
Unexpected, and it features production from Scott Storch, DJ Premier, side Afrika Bambaataa and
Phantom of the Beats, and my boy Freedom. DJ Red Alert. Back then
my first big influence was
Who released the album? Public Enemy and then
I did. I produced it myself and put it out through my label, Blow Re- Big Daddy Kane. In the new
cords. It’s distributed by Select-O-Hits. They gave me an incredible generation, I love what Missy is doing. Jay-Z is inspirational. To me,
deal. I’ve been hustling, building this empire with my manager Dave the king of it all is Russell Simmons. I love the entrepreneurial spirit
Copeland. We started this thing from scratch, this flip from porn over that him and Puffy have. My ultimate idol is Prince.
to hip-hop.
What were you doing at Latin Quarter?
Has porn been a hindrance or a help to you? Mike Goldberg owned the club years ago and I started off working the
It’s a double-edged sword, because sometimes it’s a hindrance and front door. I was the hostess. Then I worked the cashier’s desk and
sometimes it’s a blessing. Things that I expect to be easy are hard, then in the office answering phones. I basically lived at Latin Quarters.
and things that are supposed to be hard are easy. As soon as I got I worked during the week and partied on the weekends.
into this rap game, I realized it was a totally different hustle. I’ve been
down with hip-hop since day one. Hip-hop is my culture, and I truly You probably saw everybody from the heyday.
believe that I’m the queen of this hip-hop sex thing. When I got into the Oh yeah, from the birth of LL Cool J, I’ve seen everything. I’m part of
rap game I didn’t realize how hard it is for female emcees. You got to history. Within hip-hop culture, I’ve been around since day one, but I
give much respect to the ones that’s out there like Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, think people don’t realize that. People tend to typecast me from the
Trina, and Missy, because it’s a struggle for women in hip-hop. Even if porn industry, but there’s so much that I’ve done in my life. I’m trying
you’re talented, who’s to say you’re going to be heard? to make people understand.

What makes it so difficult for women in hip-hop? Weren’t you doing porn around the golden years of hip-hop?
It’s a man’s world. That’s the whole key to it. If the women in hip-hop Yeah, while the crew was over there going down the hip-hop path, at
would all come together and become as unified as the men are, I think the time I was a dancer. My life got a little dark and I went down the
we’d have a little more power. I’m first in line to make that change. erotic path. But the hip-hop streets have always been my home.

You think the men are unified? They all seem to be battling too. What made you go down that path?
Yeah they battle themselves but within these battles you have your I’ve been on my own since I was 16, so, being on the streets you’ve
cliques. It’s a male dominated game. So mostly within the cliques only only got like three hustles: it’s either gonna be crime, violence, or erot-
one girl gets in so you gotta really prove your point while you’re there. ica. I happened to go down that path at the age of 18. I never knew I
The next girl that’s trying to be the next star, she’s got to wait in line. was gonna become the number 1 adult black star. I never thought that
And it’s unfortunate. There needs to be female cliques. Just like G-Unit would happen. My whole life is all about pioneering, so everything I
there should be a Girl Unit. touch I try to make sure I’m the first.

What are you doing to change that? How many years did you do porn?
I did this album really as a tribute to hip-hop. I love rap music. It’s a I did movies from age 18-21. I’ve been out of the business for like ten
part of me. I sleep, live, and breathe it. So I came in as a project to do years now. I only did like 55 films. I’m one of the least out of the adult
what I’m doing. I plan to put out another album and put a lot of girls industry, but I was able to market an empire.
together. My door is open to any female emcee that wants to embrace
me. How did that empire come together in such a short time? You’re defi-
nitely one of the most recognizable people ever in the business.
Have you worked with any of them yet? I think there’s three dimensions. I have a great family which is a great
No, I actually haven’t worked with anybody. I know everyone, but we support team. I have great management. And me, guiding my career
need more unity. We need to come together as one so we can be the way I wanted to go. I never settled for anything that’s desperate. I
more powerful and balance off with the men. I have so much respect always wanted to go to the top. Just all the hard work, I been working
for the girls out there doing their thing. It’s a hard struggle. I think the my butt off all these years just to keep this going. Right now I have a
entertainment business in general right now is hard. Your hustle has to book coming out next year, it’s called Insatiable Desires. I have an art
be great. But at the same time your hustle has to be sincere. gallery that I’m opening up in Brooklyn called Artcore NYC. I have a
collection of paintings. I’m a former graffiti artist.
Is your album mostly sex rhymes?
I called it HH The Unexpected because people are shocked by the Oh really? What was your tag?
production and how I’m flowing lyrically. I’m holding it down like the My tag was Miss 45 and Candy back in the day. Or Ms. 45. You know,
best of them. I’m very proud. Of course I’m talking about sex, but it’s I’m just growing into a woman at this point right now.
a diverse sample of different styles, from East coast to West coast to
South side type of music. But it’s really a tribute to hip-hop. - Matt Sonzala


Pretty Ricky
What’s the craziest thing that’s
happened with the ladies in the
[Our father] don’t play that
bringing the girls to the house.
Basically we on our grind, we
ain’t worried about the females.
We tryin’ to just stay focused on
our music.

That’s a damn lie! So y’all telling

me you ain’t fuckin’?
You fuckin’?

We’re not interviewing me.

(laughing) Aight, aight. But nah,
to tell you the truth, we don’t re-
ally got time to be fuckin’ like
that. There ain’t no such thing as
groupies. I think groupies was
made up by a bunch of haters.
Cause everywhere you go, that’s
human nature. If a girl sees a fine
nigga that she wanna do, she
gonna have sex with him regard- (l to r): Pleasure, Slick ‘Em, Baby Blue, and Spectacular
less. So there ain’t no such thing
as groupies. And basically everybody says “groupies” but the girls the limelight.
just wanna see if it’s true; what we say we do in the bed, what we talk Well, we ain’t met none of them yet. These chicks be talking about
about in our songs. getting married and shit!

So is it true? They wanna marry a nigga?

Hell yeah it’s true! You gotta introduce me to the game, girl. Cause I haven’t met them
groupie kind yet that you’re talking about. I always meet them nice
Is there a difference between women of different ethnicities in bed? decent girls.
Nah, from a man’s point of view, all women are the same – lovely. It’s
like your food, you wanna switch it up. Some nights you want pizza, Shit, you must be on the wrong tour, cause y’all are the first artists I’ve
another night you want spaghetti, another night you want lasagna. You heard say that.
gotta mix it up. We don’t discriminate! (laughing) Well, we was on a young tour. It was mostly young girls, so
we really stayed focused.
Which city has the best ladies?
All of them are the same. Out of the four of you, who gets the most ladies?
I ain’t even gonna lie. Spectacular is the one who be gettin’ all the
You’re lying. You just came off tour, that can’t be possible. goddamn girls!
All the girls in all the cities were so beautiful we couldn’t believe it. We
thought they couldn’t be the same, but they are. Man, we’d leave from Who said that? Spectacular?
one city and go to the next and be like, “Man, this was the best city (laughing) Nah, nah. But you know, some groups only got that main
we’ve ever been in!” Then we’d get to the next city and be like, “Aw- focus in the group and the rest of them they’re like, “Oh, that’s blazay
www, shit! THIS is the best city we’ve ever been in!” We swear. blah. I don’t know what they do but they aight.” But everybody in our
group is equal. If you want the redboned one with the six-pack bulgin’,
What’s the craziest thing one of these chicks ever said to ya’ll? you get Spectac’. You want someone who’s gonna rough you up and
They be talking about they wanna marry us, but you know, they be give you that rough sex, you got Slick ‘Em. And if you want that freaky-
joking. We ain’t really trying to get married now. freaky-freaky, you got ya boy Baby Blue, whoooooaaaaa. And if you
like slow walks on the beach and strawberries and peaches, you’ve
Is there a difference between groupies and wifey? got the calm, cool, and collected lover boy Pleasure. He’s here for all
We just have a lot of dedicated groupies who wanna take it to the next the sexy ladies in need of pleasure.
level cause that’s basically all we rap and sing about.
That was a good breakdown. So, last but not least – how would you
So what’s the difference between getting down with them and getting describe good pussy?
down with wifey? Oooooohhhh, it’s gotta be tiiiight! You know, some girls know how to
It ain’t no such thing as a groupie. What’s a groupie? What’s your control their muscles, the ones that can lock their muscle on yo’ ass.
definition of a groupie? Make you wanna scream, “Mama come get me, this girl gonna make
me marry her!” Some say it gotta taste good, but nah, it ain’t all about
You just said it. A broad whose main focus is to bone niggas because the pussy. That comes later on in the relationship, cause sex is more
of their status. mental than physical. If you’ve got that mental thing on lock then it
All girls’ main focus is to fuck niggas because of their status. And we doesn’t matter. You can make love and it’s gonna satisfy, no matter
hope so, because if you don’t fuck me because of my status, that what. She gonna satisfy you. See, it’s a beautiful thing!
means anybody can hit it. We don’t want nothing that everybody can
hit. The best answer I’ve heard is, “Good pussy feels like home.”
Oooooohweeeee, shit. I don’t want no pussy that feels like home.
Nah, the point is, if you weren’t on TV she wouldn’t be interested in Then I’ll never leave!
you. And it doesn’t matter if you ever talk to her again and give a damn
about her. A groupie just wants to sleep with you because you’re in - Amanda Diva (Photos: Anthony Cutujar)


Sheek Louch Styles P

Tell me how you think each of these celebrity women would act in bed. Name three celebrity women who could get it, and why.
We’ll start with Mariah Carey. Oprah, Oprah, and Oprah. She’s the ultimate woman. She looks better
Oh, she wild. I think she a freak on the low. She seems real innocent at an older age than she did at a younger age, and she’s a billionaire.
but she gonna shock you in the bed.
You were recently locked up. How much time did it take after you were
Trina. released before you had sex?
Oh, we know she’s the baddest bitch. Come on now, she told you Not long at all. Probably about half an hour.
already! She said it in her lyrics. I know some chicks be frontin’ when
they tell you what they gonna do and all that in their lyrics, then they’re Was it as good as you remembered?
all shy. But I think Trina gonna throw that on you. It was better.

J-Lo. When you’re locked up, how do you, uh, release tension? Porn maga-
Oh, God. J-Lo’s ass is crazy. She lost it a little bit though. I guess that’s zines?
the new look in Hollywood. But that ain’t got nothin’ to do with head, I ain’t really into that kinda thing. Maybe every now and then you fall
straight up. back into it, but mostly, I had pictures of my wife.

Eve. Oh, I didn’t know you were married. So I guess you’re past the groupie
I’m still lookin’ for that sex tape they said she’s got out. Yeah, I wanna stage now.
see it my damn self. I think Eve is crazy in the bed, man. I think she’s Yeah, I’m a little older now.
a wild woman. They say she used to strip.
When you first got into the game, did you have any crazy stalkers?
Name three celebrity females you’d like to hook up with. Yeah, there’s always gonna be groupies and stalkers that pop up at
I’d say Roselyn Sanchez, Salma Hayek, and Sanaa Lathan. every show, front row. They say all kinds of disgusting things. I can’t
think of one in particular.
Do you have any good groupie stories?
I don’t really got no stories. I mean, we do what we do. My boys, we Is it difficult to be married and be a rapper on the road?
run our gangsta, we get it poppin’ on the road. I’m not selfish at all. I It takes work, it takes a lot of work. You have to watch what you’re do-
get somethin’, my boys get somethin’. ing from the whole way around.

What’s the best sex you ever had? Because you’re travelling a lot, or because of the temptations you’re
Man, when you puttin’ up Wilt Chamberlain numbers it’s different. I around, or for other reasons?
don’t even know. My mind don’t go back that far, baby. Well, just from the whole way around. There’s a lot of reasons. Plus,
from the point of view that a lot of people get cases for a lot of things.
What are some interesting places to have sex? There’s rape cases, minors, a lot of lawsuits, so all the way around you
Outside, in the movie theater, watchin’ a concert, always in the hood, gotta watch what you do.
you know? When you take it to the hoodrats, they like that. Anywhere
and everywhere in the hood. What’s the most interesting place you’ve had sex?
Depends on what you call “interesting.”
What’s the difference between black girls and white girls in bed?
White girls give better head, but black girls got that ass. White girls are Outside, in cars, movie theaters?
getting thicker and thicker these days, though. Black girls are extra That’s all regular, that’s all natural. Movie theaters, all that kinda stuff, I
thick and they come with a little more attitude. I guess it’s healthy at- consider that all to be regular. I guess the most interesting place I had
titude. sex was in a pool in the Cayman Islands. Because of where the pool
was, it was kinda strange.
Do you go down on a woman?
Me goin’ down? Eatin’ it? Naw, I ain’t eatin’ no pussy. I get head all What made you decide it was time to settle down and get married?
day, word up. That’s it, no toys. I watch girls use toys on each other. That’s my lady. We have children. I’m older now, I’m a businessman, a
I’ll watch that all day. I’m with two girls, as long as one ain’t the man. If family man. I’ve had my fun.
they both lesbians and one ain’t actin’ like the dude, I’m good with it.
- Julia Beverly
- Rohit Loomba & Cedric Collier

(l to r): D-Block’s J-Hood, Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss (Photo: Raandu Avion R.I.P.)


Tony Yayo
Which celebrity female do you think is a freak?
That’s a good question. You know who I think is a freak on the low?
Kelly from Destiny’s Child. She just got that look on her face.

You just got off tour. How was the sex on the Anger Management
Oh, man, I’ma let you answer that. Every night something new. Mé-
nage a trios, backstage is crazy. Then I had girls in bathrooms, hotel
hallways, buses, staircases. You name it and it’s been done on tour.

Yeah. You go surfing and you may catch a staircase or a soda ma-
chine, you get to that soda machine late at night and if no one’s creep-
ing through, then boom boom boom.

What about the bathroom?

The bathroom is definitely a favorite spot for a lot of guys, cause we it. I remember having girls who were sucking each other’s titties and
might be backstage and there’ll be like 100 guys back there. The girl dancing and stuff. A black girl isn’t as open as a white girl is with it,
might be comfortable enough or freaky enough to do it in the bath- but they still want to have sex. They don’t want to have sex with every-
room. body, though. I had an Asian woman before but I can’t really talk on
them much. Once you get a little liquor in a white woman, they’re very
You ever do it in the sink? straightforward.
Naw, never done it in or on the sink. The girls usually spit the nut up in
the sink after, though. Do you prefer a drunk or sober woman?
A mixture of both. In the middle. I don’t like it where you’re too drunk,
What’s the craziest story you’ve got on tour? where you’re going to throw up on me like in 40 Year Old Virgin. I don’t
Well, yesterday, I had sex with a girl in the G-Unit closet. It was kinda want them too drunk where they don’t know what they’re doing. I want
crazy. There were mad boxes and shit. I took her to the back room them in the middle.
and everyone was there, so I had to sneak her off and talk her into it,
like, “No one is going to be back here.” Then there was a generator What was your first sexual experience?
going off or something. It was some real crazy shit. Then, there was I was 15, and there was this girl I met shopping on Jamaica Avenue
this ménage a trios. I had sex with this girl, and her girl was in the room in a certain part of Queens known as Rosedale. She was more expe-
with one of my peoples but they was playing games. So we went to rienced than me. I went to her house, went to her room. I was kinda
check on her friend after we had sex and then they both came back nervous. Put the condom on, got that together, and I lost my virginity. I
and I closed the door and had sex with both of them while my friend turned into a man. I wish I could find her. I gotta find her.
was sitting on the couch. He got some after the fact.
What’s been your favorite sexual experience since you got signed?
What’s the best place to have sex? I would have to say when I first came home [from prison] and [Lloyd]
The bed. In the bed you can do more. You can do sex in the staircase, Banks had two women set up for me. Not one woman but two.
but you’ve gotta make sacrifices. You’ve gotta make sure no one is
coming, keep looking, and some girls be nervous and stuff like that. In What was that like, being incarcerated?
the bed a girl can really let her freakiness come out. I had a lot of porno magazines. I could name all the porno stars,
there’s a whole bunch.
Do you have to get to know a girl to have sex with her?
Naw. Come on, man. I could get to know her after I fuck her. Did you get a lot of groupie fan mail while incarcerated?
Yeah, I got a lot from all over. I actually lost all the letters. I had a lot,
Are you in a relationship? though. That’s how I came up with the idea for “Dear Suzie.”
Naw. I’m a bachelor. Maybe in the future, but right now there are a lot of
women in the world. The ratio is like 5 to 1. I like a woman who’s good- Did you have any conjugal visits?
looking, intelligent, good conversation, nice body, and good sex. Naw, those are only for people doing like over five years. But I had
girls come and play under the table. They’ll play with it, rub it, stuff
What city has the best women? like that.
The cities that had the best woman was in Texas. Houston and Dallas.
They look good but they mad down to earth, and they got nice bodies Who’s the biggest flirt in G-Unit?
and everything. I would say Banks. He’s definitely a ladies man. Banks got a lot of
game. I really don’t got a game. I’m just down to earth with the la-
Which G-Unit member has the most sex on tour? dies.
I would have to say me. I can’t even say, though, cause everybody’s
getting off. But in my eyes, it’d be me. What is 50 like with the women?
Women just love 50, man. He got a lot of game. When you been
What’s the craziest thing a groupie did? around so many women you learn to analyze them and learn to say
We had this girl who actually walked on stage during the performance the right thing to them and be yourself. I think they like it when you be
and worked it on stage like she was a part of the show. The girl said to yourself. Sometimes you just gotta give a woman her space.
50 [Cent], “I wanna hear ‘Just a Lil’ Bit.’” We had done that song like
twenty minutes ago so we were like, “We already did that song. What You ever done it on the tour bus?
the fuck are you talking about?” Of course. They got these back rooms with beds back there.

How many girls have you had backstage at any given time? You ever walked in on anybody?
20 to 25. All nationalities, I don’t discriminate. I love all women. I walked in on DJ Whoo Kid. He had a girl in the bathroom and he was
like, “Hey, whoa.”
What are the differences sexually between different races of women?
I think white women are more Girls Gone Wild. They more open with - Rohit Loomba (Photo: Julia Beverly)


Jim Jones
Name some celebrity women who could get it.
Angelina Jolie. I just like her style. She’s sexy and all
that, but I heard her talk one day on an interview and
she talk hard, like a thug. That totally turned me on.
Hmm, if I wasn’t in a relationship, who else could get
it? Halle Berry still could get it. That’s just on some
old high school I’ve-got-a-crush-on-you type shit.
She still looking good. Who else could get it? Alicia
Keys. She just hard. She’s a Harlem chick, she’s
sexy with it. She’s got a little bit of tomboy flavor but
still be throwing on that fly shit.

I’m going to name some celebrity women. Tell me

how you think they would act in bed. Mariah Carey?
She might throw you off. She looks like a conven-
tional girl but she might got a lil’ freak in her.

Lil Kim.
She might pull out a whip and chain for real. I ain’t
with that shit. We ain’t with the handcuffs and all that.
We scared of handcuffs cause of the police.

Nia Long.
She looks like she might got a little romantic vibe.

Jennifer Lopez.
She reminds me of one of them Spanish girls that
just gotta get it. She hot all the time, soaking wet.
She wanna get it wherever y’all at.

Paris Hilton.
She look like she just like to do it in cars and limos
and shit like that.

Halle Berry.
You’ve gotta take a grown woman approach with
flight was about two hours, so the head was nice cause it put me to
Ciara. sleep. That’s disposable head right there. Drive-thru head. Or, fly-thru
She look like you gonna have to teach her how to give some good head (laughing).
head, cause she still young.
What was the first time you had sex?
Trina. Oh, the first official time? I been acting like I been having sex since I
I’d throw a thousand singles in the air and tell her to get naked. was about nine, but the first official sex I had, I was probably about 13.
I did it at my man’s house with this homegirl from Wilson Projects. I
I hear you’re well known in the strip clubs. was a little beast. It was aight. Once I did that one time, I figured it was
Really? What have you heard? Do they tell you how I be making it rain all out. No holding back.
in the strip club? Thunderstorms!
Are you into any toys/food/lingerie in the bedroom?
What’s the sexiest voicemail or text message you’ve received? Nah, we ain’t into toys or none of that crazy shit. We don’t do that. I
One of my phones had wild pranks on it. Somebody must have gave been in situations with girls wearing lingerie, but that’s about as far as
my number out. it goes.

What’s the craziest thing a groupie has done to approach you? You mentioned that you’re in a relationship now. Has that put a stop to
There’s always a girl in the club going crazy, trying to violate you and any groupie activities?
touch you. That’s the worst part, walking through the club and girls are I never was in no groupie activity like that. You don’t hear shit about
trying to violate you. It’s terrible, man. They need to stop that shit. Jim Jones out there, ya dig?

Are you being serious? Why’s that?

(laughing) I don’t know. What do you think? You always worried about those ‘Pac and Tyson situations. They al-
ways on your brain. But for me, I just like bad bitches. I don’t like no
What’s the differences between different races of girls in bed? groupie slut. I like the bitches that turn you on, the get money bitches
The accent. Besides that, it’s all coochie. and shit like that. I’m with all that. I don’t discriminate, as long as you’re
independent and you’re a woman who knows how to get it. I like that
Can you ever have too much sex? type of shit. That groupie shit is like a fucked-up high.
Nah, I don’t think you can never have too much. Not if it’s good. If it’s
good, it’s a good thing. Anything else you’d like to say?
The album is in stores, go cop that Harlem: Diary of a Summer. Ladies,
What’s the most exciting place you’ve had sex? don’t let any of these things I said offend you. We just talking shit. Just
I had a layover once and I called one of the girls from that town that dreams, ya dig?
I knew to meet me at the airport. I got head in a fast food restaurant
bathroom there at the airport. So, that layover was nice. The rest of the - Julia Beverly (Photo: Ray Tamarra)

thesexissue That was just one time. She was like, “Nah, I wanna wait,” and I was
like, where the fuck did you get that from? Where are they doing that
at? But other than that, I’ve had girls walk up and grab my dick and
say, “I believe I could put all that in my mouth.” But see, I’m grown.

Shawn Jay of Field Mob,

I don’t like that grab-my-dick shit. I’m a million dollar nigga, how the
fuck you gonna just grab my dick like that, you broke ass bitch? They
be wanting you to respect them, but I’m not Webbie. I’m not telling

Young Cash, & T-Pain you to “Gimme That” pussy. I want you to offer. I don’t wanna take it.
Bitches come up to me grabbing my dick and telling me that stupid
shit, fuck that. That groupie shit is played out. But you gotta ask Cash
Name three celebrity women who could get it, and why. that question, cause every time I’m in Jacksonville, he got a group
Shawn Jay: Melyssa Ford. Look at her! Check her out. She got a little of ‘em. Every time I go there and meet a bitch, he either fucked her
waist and a big ass, and nice palm-sized tits. She built like a figure dissed her or something.
eight. Who else? Oh, Free, just because she Free and she got a nice Young Cash: This hoe came up to me once and said she wanted to
everything. Third, you, JB. You got your hair up, lookin’ nice, and I’m fuck with no rubber. I told her I’d put two rubbers on.
not biased against white girls. You go to the gym, you got a nice little Shawn Jay: I’d have told her, (Scarface accent) “Tony Montana hit it
waist, a job, white teeth, and a nice booty. I’m telling you the straight raw, and look what happened to him, main. He dead, main. I don’t
truth. need that shit in my life.”
Young Cash: Would you get offended if a nigga put on two rubbers?
I’m in the same category as Melyssa Ford? Wow. Do women get offended by that?
Shawn Jay: I had to give you a practical one. I gave you three women,
a variety of women. Yeah, I would.
Young Cash: Number one, Buffie the muthafuckin’ Bod. All that drop, Shawn Jay: I ain’t tryin’ to put on two rubbers. But it’s certain girls
I just wanna get behind it. I’m the drop man. Second, Rihanna, that – let’s just be real. Trailer park hoes are trailer park hoes, and hoodrat
pretty girl from the islands. They say Jay-Z cheated on Beyonce with hoes are hoodrat hoes. I ain’t even with that. I ain’t tryin’ to have no
her. That bitch is fine. And I’d give it to Beyonce, too. more kids. I keep my dick wrapped up.
Young Cash: Me too. I keep those rubbers on me.
Let’s talk about some other celebrity women. How do you think Key-
shia Cole would act in bed? Except in Atlanta, when you came to my room at 3 AM to borrow con-
Shawn Jay: She ghetto. She look like one of those black women that doms.
really, really enjoys the dick. They tryin’ to get as much of it as they Young Cash: (laughing) Yeah, nigga, I was slippin’. I’m the type of nig-
can, even if it hurts. And I get that a lot. They say it hurts or whatever. ga that’s wrapping up with two. You know how I do it, and it ain’t got
She the type that likes a little pain. Yeah, I’d let her back up on it. nothing to do with you, baby. It’s about my life. I love life. I gotta put on
Young Cash: Shit, if I can’t pull her hair – she look like she be in that two for y’all in 2005 straight up.
weave game – then I really don’t get too excited. She looks like she’d
be boring to me. She ain’t really got no ass. So on a serious note, how do you feel about getting tested?
Shawn Jay: You better get tested if you know you been fuckin’ some-
Foxy Brown. body! It’s a lot of gay niggas out there. That shit is nasty. Niggas is
Shawn Jay: Oooh, little Hershey kiss girl. You know what I think about doubling back, fuckin’ each other and then going to fuck they girl raw.
Foxy? She ghetto too. She’ll be talking that goddamn bumbaclatt, that See, I can’t fuck the girl raw, cause he might have fucked her raw
reggae talk. Yeah, Fox look like she gonna be yelling that island talk and he dippin’ the stick. That’s disgusting. I hope they die. That shit
when you hit the right spots. I’d dig her ass out too, she’d get it. is gay.
Young Cash: She seems like she’d probably be boring too, only cause Young Cash: You need to put this in the magazine. Tell these niggas
she so ghetto. If you give it to her good she gonna keep calling you to get ten of your homeboys and all y’all go get tested. See how many
a hundred thousand times. And you know she like to fight. You might niggas show up. Can you get ten of your homeboys?
hit it too right. Shawn Jay: I gotta cosign on that one. The question of the month is:
Nigga, can you get ten of your homeboys together to go get tested
Paris Hilton. for HIV? Them niggas gonna be busier than a muthafucker. “I’m in the
Shawn Jay: Oh, she’d have to pay me to fuck her. A gigolo get the studio, dawg!” But the next question is for you, because even though
dough, you know how it go. I mean, she don’t attract me. She’s slutty you’re the editor, they be wanting to hear you answer questions. They
though. Some people are hoes, some are bitches, but she’s slutty. know you’re of the Caucasian persuasion, but maybe they don’t know
That’s just my opinion. Shout out to Paris Hilton, though, let me get that you are fine. Let’s put “fine” in there. Let them know you have a
a free room, ya beeeeootch! Can I say that in the magazine? I know nice shape. The question is, does the size matter?
she a freak, too, cause she was fuckin’ in that movie with that green
light. She’d turn around and try to look at the camera. I’m like, look at Hell yeah.
this bitch! She’s a mutt. She’d have to pay me. Tell her to holla at me Shawn Jay: Elaborate.
though. Young Cash: So all that “motion in the ocean” shit goes right out the
Young Cash: Man, I’d break her in two. She’s so skinny. But you know door!
what they say about them skinny girls. Them skinny girls be real super
deep. I’m feelin’ all that. Yes, it matters a whole lot. But some guys don’t know how to use it and
they just end up doing the jackhammer thing, you know?
Ciara. Shawn Jay: Oooh!!! Put in parenthesis that you did the gyrations for
Young Cash: I’d just let her get on top of me and do her thing; all them the jackhammer. But I don’t believe in too big. You just gotta slow
dance moves and leaning and all that shit. I’d let her do The Matrix shit down and get it on in there.
on me, straight up. Young Cash: You know you got a big dick when a hoe asks to see it
Shawn Jay: I look at her like family. That’s [Field Mob partner] Smoke’s and you gotta lift up the bottom of your shorts.
cousin, so I’m gonna have to pass. She adorable, but I’m grown and Shawn Jay: Yeah, that means you’re well hung.
she look like Mickey Mouse club to me. But her dance moves are
another story. Is there a difference between different races of females in bed?
Young Cash: Hell yeah.
Da Brat. Shawn Jay: I never actually had a relationship with a white girl, but I’ve
Shawn Jay: I’d have her run a train on another bitch. Da Brat don’t want had sex with a white girl. Sexually, white girls ain’t shy at all. They look
no dick, do she? I’d like to see her with a video girl. I like video girls at it as sex, which is mature to people like me. I ain’t never been with a
more than rappers. Man, go to Magic City if you wanna do a sex issue. white girl that wasn’t cool about it. They just like, “What’s up?” For real,
They got some bad beasts up in there, but these hoes in Atlanta be they used to it. It’s just sex. Black girls be trying to be all cute. Well,
acting stupid sometimes. it depends. There’s different kinds of black girls. The hoodrat chick is
used to the dick. She wanna do the freaky shit and she cool, but you
What’s the craziest thing a groupie has said or done to you? can’t go nowhere with her. If you get a good girl, she’s a great girl and
Shawn Jay: The craziest thing a groupie ever said to me was “no.” all that but shit she ain’t on that freak-nasty type shit, when you wanna

slap her on the ass and be on that Patron. So you gotta find a mix, a time with a dick in everything: she had a dick in her hand, mouth,
balance. Did I mention that my baby mama is a mix of white and Hai- pussy, all that. We’ve done that, but that just ain’t me. I ain’t with that
tian? I had to get a mix. And Spanish girls, they can’t take dick, man. I now. I’m grown, I’m a changed man. I’d rather not slut out a bitch with
be getting the runners. We call ‘em “scooters,” cause they scoot away. four or five niggas, I’d rather get my own time in.
Every time you get in there, they scoot away from the dick. They be Young Cash: Me and Midget Mac been running trains on bitches since
running from the dick. That’s the new slang. If you got a “scooter,” you the seventh grade. I’m usually the one who gets the bitch cause he
got someone that can’t take the dick and gotta scoot away. scared to approach the hoes. They approach him.
Young Cash: Well, just speaking from my experience, white girls ain’t
really got no rhythm. They get on top and just look like they dancing They aren’t freaked out by a midget?
in the club, all off-beat. But I done had some black girls that were off- Young Cash: They love Midget Mac! He scared to act on it. He could
rhythm too so I don’t know. Black girls, you know, it’s just like at the probably fuck every night. Bitches always come up to him, “Oh, he so
club. They ride the dick right on time, like there’s a beat playing in the cute!” He got them hoes coming at him left and right, especially since
background. Puerto Rican girls are just wild and freaky. You can pull they seen him in the T-Pain video. His stock went way up. He could
their hair, throw them up against the wall, head-butt ‘em, whatever, hold his own, though, I ain’t gonna lie. Me and my dawg done ran
they with it. I choked a bitch out one time, a Puerto Rican bitch. I gave through some hoes.
her CPR, brought her back to life, and went back to fucking.
How does a midget fuck?
If a girl called in to our “groupie confessions” hotline about you, what Young Cash: Everybody always says that. I don’t know. I guess he fuck
do you think she would say? just like everyone else does. Them hoes get on top of him, he get on
Young Cash: “Girl, he had a big ol’ dick, but he sho’ came fast!” I’m top of them, whatever.
gonna tell you some real shit, dawg. I got a problem. I don’t know
what it is. Sometimes I swear to God I stroke like four or five times It doesn’t bother you to see another man’s dick?
and skeet. Young Cash: It’s just like being in the locker room playing basketball.
Shawn Jay: I ain’t lookin’ at no nigga’s dick, first of all. The only one
You know this is gonna be in the magazine, right? I look at is my own. I thought I was the only man on the planet with a
Young Cash: I don’t give a fuck. So one time, I was like, let me just dick. While we’re on this topic, I gotta shout out Smoke, Chevy P. He
see what’s going on with me. I put my dick in and just stood there. I gonna trip out when he read this. Remember when we turned out that
ain’t move or nothing and I skeeted. It must be a mind thing. I just set bitch in New York? He’s the train man, that nigga right there.
it in there and I skeeted. Let me tell you how I played this dumb ass
bitch. She had told me about her ex-boyfriend, right? So I done put my Do you respect a girl after you’ve run a train on her?
dick in and skeeted and I said, “You just called me your ex-boyfriend’s Shawn Jay: I could respect any girl that fucks if she’s doing her thing
name?!?” She said, “What?!?” I said, “Man, I can’t even do this no and keeping it G. Don’t act like you don’t know what you did. We ain’t
more.” I played it off. gonna have nothing special every time I see you. She ain’t gotta be
blowing up my phone tryin’ to kick it or whatever. If she could keep it
Have you had any group sex experiences? moving, we straight. I got so much respect, I’m happy with her.
Shawn Jay: My first threesome was two people I had already been cool Young Cash: I don’t respect ‘em. That’s what they’re there for. They
with. I was already drillin’ the one homegirl but we were cool. I don’t wanted to get slutted out, so that’s what we do. You know what hap-
play no games. When the Classic came around, I guess shawty done pens a lot of times? You got one nigga out of your clique that really
told her homegirls about me. This was one of the last times I was really don’t get pussy that much. You run a train on the bitch, and he turns
out looking for pussy, dawg, this was years ago. So I’m at the Classic around and wifes the bitch and blocks everybody else from getting
and this muthafucker is like, “Hey, we going to the room with you. We the pussy. Nigga, we just ran a train on her! Now you gonna make
got something for you.” I get in there and, you know, my dick get hard! the bitch your old lady? Hey, T-Pain! T-Pain has seen me in action. Tell
I’m in there like, Bam! What’s up! It was funny, though. TV makes it ‘em, T-Pain. We talking about running trains on broads, like we did in
into a different thing. It’s just fuckin’. Two pussies and a dick. Now, if the studio that one time.
we talkin’ about running trains, we done ran trains before. If you go to
Georgia, you know, me and Smoke started the Marta station. Let’s hear that story.
Young Cash: You know me, I was first, as usual. It was about 17 other
Is running trains a male bonding experience? niggas waiting in line, like the lunch line (laughing). Nah, I’m just play-
Shawn Jay: Well, I don’t run trains now. I’m too grown. But the science ing, T-Pain wasn’t involved.
to a train is this: I wanna fuck, he wanna fuck, she wanna fuck, they Shawn Jay: Every rapper, we all fuckin’ the same hoes. I’m sorry. It’s
wanna fuck, we wanna fuck, so let’s fuck this bitch. I used to always just a handful of bad bitches and we fuckin’ them all, let’s just be
want to go first, but it’s happened different ways. We had a girl one real.

Okay, T-Pain, who’s your top three celebrity

women that could get it?
T-Pain: Macy Gray could definitely get it, cause
ain’t nobody fuckin’ her. So I know she the
cleanest out of everybody.
Young Cash: But I’m gonna tell you something
about the good girls! They go find a nigga and
fuck him raw! These niggas out there fuckin’
everything, they always gonna use a rubber.
It’s the good girls that got that thang, I’m tell-
ing you!
T-Pain: Who gonna fuck Macy Gray? C’mon
now. But I’d like to smack Eva on the ass, the
top model bitch. I just wanna smack her booty,
that’s it. And Gabrielle Union. That’s about it.

What does a woman have to do in bed to make

you sprung?
T-Pain: Make OZONE Magazine (laughing).
Nah, anyway, what does she have to do to
make me sprung? She gotta lick my doodie
hole. Twice.

You don’t think that’s gay?

T-Pain: Not at all, not at all. It ain’t gay at all. But
if you go right after that and fuck a dude, that’s
(l to r): Shawn Jay of Field Mob and Young Cash
gay. But other than that, no. If you’ve got this $30,000 chain and you’re Young Cash: I’ve done it all.
T-Pain and you’re getting your ass licked, it’s okay. Shawn Jay: I want to be able to fuck a young lady and be like, this is my
Young Cash: Let the record show that I do not condone ass-licking. Try bitch. I’ve done everything else, but that’s a biggie right there. I feel like
it and I will punch you over the head as hard as I can. ain’t no pussy yours. None. That’s the only thing I ain’t did is had “my”
Shawn Jay: I tell a bitch like this: Look, I got a long dick. It’s gonna pussy. Other than that, what else can you do? Get your dick sucked? I
take you a long time to do that, so you ain’t gotta be worried about my don’t play booty games. None. That’s a quarterback. Quarterbacks line
booty. It’s exit only, no entrance. up behind you. “Hut-hut”! I ain’t playin’ no booty games.
T-Pain: I’ve done everything. There’s nothing else I could do, that’s
What if she sticks her finger in? Is that gay? why I got married. Might as well just have sex with one person.
T-Pain: That’s not happening.
Shawn Jay: I’d beat the shit out of that bitch. You better not touch my How does married sex compare to single sex?
ass. There’s two things you better not do: try to finger me in a lineup, T-Pain: The single sex is like: I don’t know you and this ain’t really
or finger my ass. I don’t like no ass affection. gonna go nowhere, so I’m really not gonna show you everything I can
do cause I’m not really that tight with you. But that married sex is like:
Besides Macy Gray, which celebrity women need some dick? Boy, listen, we ‘bout to be together for a long time, so let’s go ahead
T-Pain: All the mean bitches that know they bad. They’ve done been in and get this out of the way!
like eight movies, but don’t nobody want to fuck ‘em cause they know Shawn Jay: That’s why he talkin’ about licking ass!
they ain’t able to fuck ‘em.
How many times have you had sex in the past year?
What’s the most creative place you’ve had sex? Shawn Jay: I’m gonna let Cash hang himself on that question.
Young Cash: In my momma’s bed. Young Cash: Me and my chick done it like six, seven times in one day
Shawn Jay: Damn, you gotta have balls to do that. I’m a Virgo, so I’m before. There’s like 28 days in a month, one week you can’t do shit. At
on some everywhere, anytime, anyplace type shit. I’ll hit you up in least once a day, I gotta have it. What’s the math on that, JB?
the dressing room, I’d love to hit you up at work, or real quick in the
kitchen. I’ll do some daring shit. I did it in front of people before, in the Well, there’s 365 days in the year. But hold on – one week a month you
parking lot at the mall during daytime. I’m a freak, man, I get it in. I ain’t can’t do shit? So you won’t fuck a girl on her period?
even got my GED, but I Get ‘Er Done! (laughing) Young Cash: Hell fuck no. Don’t even talk to me. I don’t even like it when
T-Pain: In a baseball dugout. We were riding around and the girl said, a girl leaves the door open while she pees. I don’t wanna hear it.
“I’m not fucking in the car.” So I was like, “Let’s fuck outside.” I parked Shawn Jay: If you was my bitch, I’d beat that pussy up on your period.
in a park and we went to the dugout, and you know, dug it out. There’s more times than a few I been hittin’ a pussy and a period came
on. I mean, if that was my bitch, my girl, if I was married to her, I’m a
What’s one place you want to have sex? freak so I’m going for it. I’m not with all that blood and shit, but I’d be
Shawn Jay: I’m not a swimmer, but I wanna fuck on a boat. That’s like, “Baby, is it a light day? Or is it a Kotex heavy day?” I could do like
some ol’ G shit. Tampax and pull some strings for you.
Young Cash: I want an audience. Imagine you’re on a big stage, like
at one of them white shows, like AC/DC. A whole stadium crowd and What about eating pussy? How do you feel about that?
you’re on stage doing her with the whole crowd cheering you on. Shawn Jay: I eat pussy, but not all pussy.
Young Cash: On her period?!? That’s nasty!
What’s one thing you’d like to do sexually in your lifetime? Shawn Jay: Naw, c’mon, dawg. Hell naw. I wouldn’t even fuck on a
period. I just said I wouldn’t rule it out with my bitch, cause I’m gonna
give my bitch everything. If I get a bitch. I ain’t sayin’ I’m tryin’ to hit
her with her period on, but if I love her to death and she my bitch, hell
yeah. But you never know if a nigga will change his opinion, so don’t
hold me to it. But if you shave it, keep it clean, and keep it pink, I’ll eat
the pussy. Not every pussy, but the clean pussy.
(A couple walks by and the girl gives Young Cash a significant glance)
Young Cash: You see that girl right there? That’s what I was talking
about, niggas wifin’ hoes. I met her in Miami at the MTV Awards. Talked
to her for about fifteen minutes, and next thing you know, I’m turning
her out. Now I see her in the Bahamas walkin’ with a nigga, holding his
hand, giving me the eye. That lets me know I got some good dick.
Shawn Jay: This nigga is wild. I seen the hoes choosing.

Anything else you’d like to say for the sex issue?

Shawn Jay: I just got custody of my daughter two days ago. Shout
out to my daughter Kamaya, I love you. That’s what it is. Fuck the sex
issue. Can I say that? Everybody fuckin’ is gonna die. That’s gay. You
are all gay muthafuckers. Everybody having too much sex needs to
wrap that dick up. You’re gonna die, you’re gonna kill yourselves. If
you gonna fuck, at least put a raincoat on. And I’m tired of all these
hoes getting mad at me cause I don’t wanna fuck. They think I’m
siditty now cause I got a lil’ change, but boy, I have been splurging
lately. But fuck sex, man, get money. Put it to the back. Take the bread
and the hoes come with it. Niggas out here chasing pussy too much,
that’s why they getting killed. Niggas are dying over pussy and dope.
Fuck that. Shawn Jay and Young Cash in OZONE Magazine’s sex is-
sue: we are officially telling you to go get some muthafuckin’ money. If
you ain’t getting money and you chasing pussy, you got it fucked up.
Strap up, young’n, cause if you sprayin’ ‘em you will be payin’ ‘em for
18 years, 18 years! That’s as real as it gets. And every time I get the
chance to be in your magazine I feel like I am the shit, so I’m feelin’
myself right now. This girl that makes this magazine is so fuckin’ fine.
If I don’t see this quote in there I’m gonna be mean, I’m gonna get in
The Source magazine and slander her. Naw, I’m lyin’. I can’t hate like
that in The Source cause they so lame.
Young Cash: Ladies, if you do wanna have sex with Young Cash, call

(above): T-Pain - Words & photos by Julia Beverly

More Personal Experiences with Herpes

“I have genital herpes.” “I found out I had genital herpes when I was 18 years old. I thought
I had a urinary tract infection. I didn’t even know what it was at the

time. My first question to the doctor was, ‘How do I get rid of it?’
ow here’s a little story I gots to tell / About a cool young brotha When she told me there was no cure, I was devastated. I thought my
you might know well. It all goes back to 2003, when Wally Sparks life was over. I’m not even sure who gave it to me. At that time in my
found out he had an STD. life I was partying quite a lot and hardly used protection. I didn’t think
anyone would want me ever again. I even tried to commit suicide. I
That’s right. Me, Wally Sparks, music editor at OZONE, and the coolest didn’t have the support that I should have had. No one seemed to un-
DJ you’ve ever met – I have an STD. I have genital herpes. Every time derstand. Now, I am with a guy who loves me very much and wants
I say that, I feel like I’m in one of those commercials where people are to stay with me. He cares that I have genital herpes, but it doesn’t
camping out in the mountains or riding horseback on the beach hand-in- affect our relationship. My message is, I think you should not have to
hand saying that same shit. But I digress. suffer in silence. There are people out there who do care.” - 23 year
old female (Ohio)
Now that I’ve shared that bit of personal information with you, I’m sure
many of you have some questions. I’m going to address some of the “I just met a girl that I’ve known for a while as friends, and she told me
common questions that I’ve been asked. When did I first notice I had it? she has herpes. I was completely floored when she told me, because
How do I think I got it? What is it like living daily with it? And so on, and I really like her and I wasn’t sure what to think about it, but I did ap-
so forth. This piece is designed to be more of an informational tool than a preciate her honesty. I couldn’t imagine having to tell someone that.
pity party for me. I swear to you, I’m alright. With that said, let’s get to it. I really admire her for being open about it. We obviously started to
like each other a lot, but this issue has kinda put the brakes on things
The most shocking thing about herpes is how many people in this coun- for me, mainly because I am sort of scared to put myself at risk. But
try have it. Clinical research estimates that over 45 million Americans I do care about her and respect her no matter what. Maybe even
over the age of 14 have it. Another shocker is that there is no cure for moreso, now that I know she did a difficult thing in telling me the
herpes. Once you have it, it’s with you for the rest of your natural life. truth. It kinda makes the herpes thing less important, even though it
Lastly, when I mention to people that a cold sore is a form of herpes, still scares me to death. I have been reading websites on it trying to
they wig out in fear. make sense of it, and it makes me realize that it’s really not the end
of the world. It’s very common. Most people are in denial. I have a
As referenced in my introductory Beastie Boys impression, I first real- new respect for people who live with this sort of thing and can be
ized that I may have been infected in late 2002, early 2003. At that time, honest about it. I want to tell her it doesn’t matter, but I’m still kinda
I was only seeing, and sleeping with one woman. The few times that freaked out about it. Maybe in time things will work themselves out.”
we did have sex, it was ALWAYS protected sex. That’s one of the wild - 29 year old male
facts about genital herpes: you can contract it even when you are having
protected sex. It’s a bitch for sure. The only way I can imagine having “I was just diagnosed with the herpes virus. I’ve had one outbreak
contracted was through sex, because I had my first outbreak the very so far (which was my first). I figure, hey, it’s not AIDS or something
next morning. totally life-threatening. The first weight on my shoulders was being
afraid of my test results. Then the second weight was telling my boy-
Even before dating her, I wasn’t sleeping around at all. Contrary to popu- friend. Well, it’s still not the end of the world. What doesn’t kill you
lar belief, all DJs are not promiscuous. And she didn’t have herpes. She makes you stronger. It could have been from anyone. I would think it
was just a carrier. Some people can harbor the disease and never be af- was from one of the guys I hadn’t worn a condom with. But, oh well,
fected by it. Even when they are tested, it may not be detected. However, that’s the past. I’m not just going to wake up one morning and be
if they come in contact with a person who may be receptive to it, they can free from herpes. It’s just one more reason to live life to the fullest.”
pass the virus along. That’s apparently what happened in my case. - 19 year old female
Initially, I kinda freaked out. I went to a walk-in clinic and got culture- “No one who engages in sexual activity is safe from this disease. I
tested, which was no fun. I was confused, because I’ve always protected consider myself a clean freak, and I have never had sex with anyone
myself. But after I sought out information about herpes, it calmed me that appeared the least bit dirty. But even though I thought I was
down a great deal. being cautious, I contracted herpes and did not have my first (notice-
able) outbreak for four years.” - 23 year old female (Kentucky)
There’s a lot of misconceptions about herpes because people are afraid
to admit their indiscretions. The general public has no clue. They think “When I first realized what I had, I was devastated. I thought no one
it’s as serious as AIDS – it’s not. But the public is brutal. Since it is trans- would ever want to date me. The social stigma attached to herpes
mitted sexually, anytime a celeb is outed – like Michael Vick, who was can be daunting at first. I read all these [website] posts and it was al-
recently sued by a woman who accused him of infecting her – it’s gonna ways a pity party for everyone complaining about it. But this is a very
be big news. No one takes the time to read up on the actual facts. common disease that many people have. Valtex helps tremendously.
When first diagnosed, I went on suppressive therapy for my own
Still, herpes is basically a virus that is an open wound, and it’s conta- peace of mind. Don’t pay attention to the negativity. Once you realize
gious. It could make you more susceptible to other diseases like AIDS if what you have and how to deal with it, it gets better. Just remember,
you are irresponsibly having sex during the time of an outbreak. Although there is no greater guilt than infecting someone else without inform-
condoms are effective and should always be used, the best advice I can ing them of the risks involved. Be honest with yourself and your part-
give to anyone who doesn’t want to contract an STD is: don’t have sex. ners and they will respect you even more than if you didn’t have it.
You’re not alone out there. One of my ex’s had it (not the one that
I take medication for it – Valtrex – when necessary. But herpes doesn’t passed it to me). I caught one of my friends popping a Valtrex and
affect my day-to-day life. If I’m dating someone and planning on becom- we had a laugh. Life goes on. It’s up to us to get the social stigma
ing intimate with them, I just tell them straight up, “I have herpes.” Fortu- dropped. Things could be much, much worse.” - 29 year old male
nately I’m in a serious relationship now, so that isn’t any issue any more.
In my past experience, most people are so shocked that I speak freely “I’ve had herpes for 10 years. I’ve never felt ashamed, mostly because
about it that they’re more appreciative than anything else. more Americans have it then don’t. I was in a long-term monoga-
mous relationship when I first showed symptoms and I’m still mar-
Well, I’m here to tell you: if you have it, don’t be ashamed of it. Get all ried to the creep who infected me :). The best you can do is educate
the information you can get about the disease. The internet is a good yourself, be open and honest, and live as healthy a life as possible. If
resource (, for example, is a great site). Read you’re uncomfortable discussing herpes with your potential partner,
about it, learn about it, and you will be able to live a drama-free life. Be maybe you shouldn’t be comfortable getting naked and touching
responsible, people! their privates either. Good luck!” - 34 year old female (New Jersey)
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More Personal Experiences with HIV/AIDS

“I have HIV/AIDS.” “About two years ago I met my soulmate. Within a month, we were
totally in love. In July 2002, we got married. Life was better than I
could have imagined, until my husband started getting sick about
Hydeia Broadbent was born in 1984 in Las Vegas, NV. The child of three months into the marriage. The doctor dismissed it as anemia
a drug-addicted mother, she was adopted by Pat and Loren Broad- and a sinus infection. In December he spent two weeks in Intensive
bent. After three years of constant sickness, doctors finally tested Care. His body was fading before my eyes but the doctors couldn’t
her for HIV. The results were positive. Although doctors predicted find anything wrong and sent him home with an appointment to see a
she wouldn’t live past her fifth birthday, Hydeia is now 21 years old cancer doctor. The test came back negative, but by then, he couldn’t
and one of the leading HIV/AIDS activists in the country. walk. His heart was severely enlarged. They finally sent him to a larg-
er hospital, where he was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS. He had
How did you find out you were HIV positive? the virus about ten years. Only weeks after being diagnosed, I lost
I was adopted, and my parents found out when I was three years old him. I am now living my life as a 24-year old HIV positive widow, only
that I had been born with HIV. It was never really a secret. There wasn’t a because a simple blood test was not done. My 4-year old son tested
certain point that I found out I had AIDS, I just always knew that I had it. positive, and I pray I live to see him grow old. HIV is very treatable
when it is diagnosed. Please remind everyone the importance of get-
What do you think is the biggest misconception about HIV/AIDS? ting tested!” - 24 year old female (West Virginia)
People think it won’t happen to them. You can’t tell by looking at some-
one if they have it, so you just need to be safer. Before engaging in “I was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, after giving birth to my son. Mikey
sexual activity, ask the person to get tested. had always seemed to be sick, but it wasn’t until he was about four
months old that we found out why. He was admitted to Akron Chil-
Why did you decide to speak out on your situation? dren’s Hospital for a hernia, and the doctor asked if he could do an
When I was younger I started speaking because I wanted my peers to AIDS test. I was 17 at the time and never thought it would actually
have the same opportunities. A lot of my friends were being discriminat- come back positive. Two weeks later, I was told that my son had
ed against. As I got older and saw that people my age were still becom- full-blown AIDS - meaning that I was positive also. My mother tried
ing infected, I felt it was important for me to speak out because people to strangle me that day and kept asking how could I do this to her?
still weren’t getting the message. I did not deal with the diagnosis very well and went into complete
denial. Mikey passed away in August of 1990, but I was convinced
What’s the typical reaction when you tell someone that you have that the doctor was wrong and he didn’t die of AIDS. My denial went
HIV/AIDS? Are they shocked? on for the next two years, resulting in giving birth to another AIDS-
A lot of people that I meet already know that I’m affected, but people infected child, who was born three months early. Kayla became a lot
that don’t know, they’re not really shocked. It doesn’t really matter, for sicker a lot quicker than Mikey, but it wasn’t until she was close to
the most part. I think to some people it might matter, but I’ve always had death that I began realizing that this disease was for real. Now I had
positive experiences. to deal with giving my two precious children AIDS. At one point, the
city and county health departments were going to have me com-
Medically speaking, how do you deal with the disease? mitted because I was not dealing with the disease and was a risk to
Right now I have a lot of doctors appointments I have to go through, and myself and others. Now I have finally began speaking publicly about
a lot of tests that I’m doing. I’m on three different HIV medications and I my story and this disease. I still find it very hard to understand how
take two different antibiotics. or why so many people still put themselves at risk. For what? A half
hour of fun or pleasure? So many still believe that it will not happen
Are the medications expensive? to them.” - 33 year old female (Ohio)
Oh, yeah. My HIV medications are about $900 each, every month. I have
insurance through the state right now so that helps a little. “I’m a heterosexual mother of three boys, who are all HIV negative by
the grace of God. Back in 1993 I decided to go have some fun to es-
Are there side effects? cape a bad relationship. That was my way of dealing with the break-
At times I felt better when I wasn’t taking medication. Sometimes you up. I met a guy and slept with him a month later, and two weeks
have constant stomachaches all through the day. You get nauseated, after that my body shut down. I began to have nightmares of a nurse
you have diarrhea sometimes. Sometimes your hair comes out. The side coming to my bedroom door, telling me that I was HIV positive. I was
effects are all different for each person. also experiencing night sweats, chills, and headaches. My tempera-
ture was 102 degrees and I was so weak I couldn’t get out of bed.
When the general public hears that someone like Magic Johnson, My mother called the paramedics and I was rushed to the hospital
for example, has AIDS, but still appears to be living normally even (in July of 1993). The doctors said I must have come in contact with
after many years, do you think they don’t take it as seriously? someone who has AIDS. I began to cry. My world was shattered from
People really don’t take it seriously. They act like it’s no big deal in the that point on. Nothing seemed real anymore. I was hospitalized for
media. In the late 80’s when you first heard about HIV and AIDS, it was al- a week, and the doctor explained to me that it would take anywhere
ways on TV and you’d see it on the news, especially when it was having a from 6 months to 10 years before any symptoms would develop. Ex-
big impact on the white community. It’s still the number one killer among actly seven months later, while getting prenatal care for my youngest
African-American women, and African-American women are more likely son, I was advised to take an AIDS test. My test came back positive.
to become affected than any other minority. It just seems like there’s no I confronted the guy who infected me and he denied it, of course. He
attention given to it. People aren’t waking up. They’re not getting the died the same year I found out. At first I was mad because he didn’t
message, and I don’t understand why. That needs to change. I think we give me a choice, but I now realize that I was responsible for my
need more people in the community making wise choices and making it own actions. I hold no grudges today, because being HIV+ has put
a point to get tested. my life into perspective. I now have a purpose, and I believe it is to
educate and inform. After five years of denial and isolation I began to
Especially in your situation, since you were born with HIV/AIDS, how seek knowledge of the disease to find out how I and my children can
are you able to keep a positive attitude instead of being angry at God live a long life. I am on the Dade County School Board and certified
or at the world? to go into the schools to educate our youth. I love doing what I do,
I don’t know. I’ve just never been a person who’s like, “Why me?” But, at and I couldn’t ask for a better life. I know that some of you may not
the same time, it is stressful, and you get tired. But I feel like my life could understand my logic, but I believe everything happens for a reason.
be a lot worse than what it is. The hardest part of my life is not being af- I have been blessed with beautiful friends and fortunate to have lived
fected with AIDS, at least I don’t think so. I just try to stay positive, and my a healthy life without any medications so far. I live my life to the full-
little sister is a big inspiration for me. But it’s hard, I’m not gonna lie. est and have eliminated a lot of stress and drama from my life. To
those who may feel their life is over, I’m here to let you know that
Do you belong to any support groups for people with HIV/AIDS? Do there is life after HIV/AIDS.” - Female, age not disclosed (Florida)
you have friends who are infected also?
There are support groups for people with HIV; they have online support

groups and support groups at the hospital. I’ve never been in a sup- Do those medications also help prevent passing along the disease
port group myself, I just talk with my friends and that helps me out. to your partner? In other words, if someone has sex with you, what
are their chances of becoming infected?
With all the misconceptions people have about AIDS, have you If you’re sexually active, of course you have to use protection. When I
ever run into a situation where someone was scared to be around have a boyfriend, I take that person with me to the doctor’s office and
you or touch you, thinking that they could become infected also? let the doctor explain it to them. You can never make the choice for that
I’ve never had that happen to me point blank to my face. I’ve never person. I believe it’s harder for a male to get it from a female, but that’s
really heard about anything like that. kinda technical so I don’t wanna speak in detail about it. If somebody
has questions about it, it’s always better to speak with a doctor.
Do you think people still look at HIV/AIDS as being a gay dis-
ease? Why do you think some people avoid getting tested?
I think some people do. Most people just look at it as not happening A lot of people associate AIDS with death. A lot of kids don’t wanna
to them. Kids think it only happens to somebody who’s very promis- know if they’re gonna die. I think kids have a lot of questions that they
cuous, or someone who’s gay or a prostitute. They don’t realize that can’t ask their parents, and they don’t really talk about HIV/AIDS in the
the first time you have sex, it could happen to you. They don’t think schools any more. A lot of kids don’t have anywhere to go or anyone
about an athlete having it. They don’t think about it, but it’s a people’s to turn to, so their questions never get answered.
disease. That’s what people need to realize.
What are your career plans at this point?
How does it affect your personal life? Do you date? Right now I’m continuing my HIV/AIDS outreach and working with dif-
I’ve been blessed in that aspect of my life. I’ve had boyfriends. I never ferent community groups. I still travel. I kinda put my college career
really had a guy that was afraid to date me because I had AIDS. I’ve on hold to pursue my dream. I’ve given myself a year’s deadline. If I
had guys that were apprehensive about it, they weren’t sure they can’t achieve what I want to achieve in a year, then I’ll start college. I’d
could handle the whole AIDS thing. But I’ve been very lucky and I’ve like to work more in the entertainment field, getting more rappers and
always received positive attention from guys. I’m very blessed about people who have an impact on the community to be more involved.
that. I think a lot of people don’t disclose the fact that they’re infected They can help tell the truth and let people know they should make
because they’re afraid a person won’t date them, or they’re afraid wise choices.
they’ll never find a husband or a wife. That’s not the case. You could
get married and have children, and your children don’t have to be- Are you available to speak at schools or community events? How
come infected with AIDS. It’s something like a 97% chance that if you could someone contact you?
take the HIV medications during your pregnancy, it’ll kill the virus so Yes, emailing me at is the best way to contact me.
the baby is not born infected. There’s a lot of women out there who are
infected that have kids that aren’t infected. - Julia Beverly
Even though you’re now signed to J Records, you got your start bars, I stumbled out the gate. After that, I took it home. I think every-
writing rhymes for artists like Dr. Dre and Diddy. How did you go body around was like, “Wow,” just because at that time there weren’t
from being an aspiring rapper to Dr. Dre’s ghostwriter? too many dudes out in L.A. that had 100-150 bars ready to go. That
Well, I was trying to get into sound engineering at [Florida A&M Univer- was an East coast thing, and L.A. is more slow motion. There was an-
sity] in Tallahassee. TJ’s DJ’s had a showcase on campus, and they’d other dude from Compton on the set trying to spit for Dre, but I don’t
brought down dead prez and a few other artists of that magnitude to even know what happened to him. I guess he didn’t have the balls to
judge it. I was in a group at the time. Everybody in my group figured wait around all that time; he thought his talent superseded having to
we would win the show, but for whatever reason, we didn’t. It rubbed wait for Dr. Dre for 16 hours. To this day, I thank that guy for leaving,
me the wrong way. I felt like I was ready to go out and make it hap- cause he kinda highlighted how hungry I was. After I spit, Dre was
pen, and I didn’t see it happening in Tallahassee. Me and one of my like, “I heard you stumble, but you picked it back up. And that’s what
boys, we took the lil’ money we had from hustling up there and put it I was looking for.” He told me, “Here’s what I’m gonna do. Fly home,
together and just drove out to California. From that point, everything because I’m doing this movie right now. In about two or three weeks,
started happening very quick. The first day I was out there, I ran into I’m gonna call you and set it up for you to fly back out to L.A. and get
LL Cool J walking on Melrose Ave. I spit for him, and he was like, “You an apartment. Then we can start working.”
tight,” but nothing ever materialized. I ran into a guy named Calvin
Valery, who became my manager. He was from L.A. and he had a lot Did you believe him?
of connects. The first place he took me to was Interscope, and I spit for It was a compliment for him to even say that, but honestly, I didn’t think
Kevin Black, the head of promotions. Kevin was loving it but we didn’t he was serious. I was hoping he would take me under his wing right
have any music. He was like, “Y’all need some songs. Come back and there, like every artist hopes for. I was excited. I went back to Tallahas-
we could make it happen.” see, still writing and hoping he’d pick me up. It was just a blessing.
Two weeks later, right on time, he called me. I didn’t believe it. He flew
So you headed straight for the studio? me out. He didn’t sign me to Aftermath, but he had me writing for his
Yeah. Other artists spend thousands of dollars trying to get a demo Detox album and The Wash soundtrack.
together, but that put me in a position to get free studio time. My man-
ager at that time knew MC Lyte. He hadn’t talked to her in a while Do you think Miami doesn’t embrace you as much because you
cause of a certain situation that had fallen through, so he was like, spent most of your time coming up in Los Angeles?
“Just call her answering machine and spit for her.” She called back I think they don’t embrace me as much as other artists, but it’s not
twenty minutes later like, “Who is this kid?” We went to her house that because I haven’t been home for a long time. That’s just how Miami is,
evening. It was exciting for me, meeting MC Lyte, a legendary emcee honestly. I ran into Pretty Ricky the other day shopping for shoes, and
in the game. She was loving me off the rip, and I wrote a couple joints we were talking about it. In New York, people are more excited with
for her. She brought over a dude named Omar, who was her A&R at what you have to offer musically than in Miami. It’s just a Miami thing.
the time. He was working for Will Smith’s label. So word got back to They’re growing, but people like Trick go through the same thing.
Will Smith that there was a guy from Miami writing for Lyte, and he’s When you go to Atlanta, you hear T.I. and Jeezy and Outkast, even
hot. That was the last time I was an actual ghostwriter; they would cut when they don’t have a hit song out. They’re consistently loved in their
me a personal check and I wouldn’t get credit for it. But it was cool hometown. When you go to L.A., it’s still Dre’s town, and he hasn’t
because it kept money in my pocket and extended my stay in L.A. Will had an album out in years. Miami is the only town that loves artists
Smith wanted me to come write for him. It was me and another dude, only for their single. Honestly, it’s up to us as artists – me, Pitbull, Trick
Knowledge, from Virginia. We were writing everything for MC Lyte and Daddy, Piccolo, everybody else – to make quality, long-lasting mu-
Will Smith. They had a label deal through Interscope, but they ended sic. Honestly, the fact that I haven’t been home in a while might have
up losing the deal. I learned a lot from the situation, though. MC Lyte helped, because they look at me like I might be a star rather than just a
and Omar tried to shop me a deal, but for whatever reason, I wasn’t local act. Miami respects the local acts, but there’s always been some
ready. She took me to New York and introduced me to a lot of people discrepancies when it comes to Miami radio showing hometown love.
who were interested in the situation, like Sylvia Rhone. They don’t show love to their artists unless they’ve got a hit single on
106th & Park. But that’ll change in due time. I understand.
But a deal didn’t materialize at that point? What happened next?
Instead of me sitting around waiting for MC Lyte and Will Smith to You’re from Little Haiti, right?
shop me a deal – they had that validity in the game to walk an artist It has been a lot of people in our past that have put Little Haiti on the
into a meeting and say, “This is the next dude” – I decided to get some map, from a street standpoint, like Zopound and Red Eyes back in the
more experience. I flew back to Tallahassee for a little while and then day. They made some noise locally, but honestly, I’m the first individ-
got a call from my manager. He knew a dude named Cee Love who ual to take Little Haiti and brand it in L.A. and Texas and Chicago and
was doing the movie The Wash. He knew my whole resume, and he throughout the country. In every magazine I’ve done – OZONE already
was like, “We should bring him to the set and have him spit for Dr. knows, cause y’all in the streets – but these Hollywood magazines are
Dre.” He kept saying that I reminded him of Dre, that I was like his little trying to find out what’s up with Little Haiti. I don’t mind other rappers
brother. So I flew out to L.A. and was waiting around to meet Dre. We reppin’ and shooting they videos here, but give credit where credit
got on the set of The Wash and Ludacris, Eminem, everybody was just is due. I’m not the only voice of the ghetto, but I definitely am one of
walking around. When I met Dre for the first time, he had a lot going them. Everybody’s coming to film their video in Little Haiti, and we just
on. He was like, “We gonna chill and get it done.” I’m thinking it would don’t want it to be exploited. I know Little Haiti is thugged out; I grew
be an hour, maybe two. So I’m sitting out there waiting and – I didn’t up there. We been doing this before y’all knew what Little Haiti was.
complain about it, but honestly – I waited at least 16 hours. I’d keep But let’s not exploit it. Let’s show the other side. Let’s show the elderly
seeing him ride by with a little scooter, doing a scene. He’d come to ladies washing their laundry and the young entrepreneurs trying to set
the trailer and peek at me out of the corner of his eye. After we got up restaurants or put up churches. My video shows a lot more than
together, he said he did that to see what type of individual I was. He thugged out niggas on the corner. It’s entrepreneurs, cooks, the little
wanted to see if I was really ready to sit and wait for him. So time went Haitian shops like Chef Creole. I ain’t the first voice to come out of
by, 15, 16 hours. I’m chillin’, content. Xzibit was in the room freestyl- Little Haiti, but I am the loudest. Little Haiti is a beautiful community,
ing. I’m sitting, watching, absorbing the whole scenery. Around 4, 5 my nigga. I’m the heart of the South. I take pride in that, so I’m gonna
that morning, Dre was ready. Out of all the people I’ve met, this was rep to the fullest.
the first time I had butterflies. It’s not that I don’t admire Puff and Clive
[Davis] and Scarface, but Dre was the first person that really seemed In our previous interview, you mentioned that there are differences
untouchable to me because his music was so influential. I was a ner- between street music and gangsta rap. What’s the differences?
vous young dude. With street music, I can relate it to my life. I came up in a broken home. I
had a lot of love, don’t get me wrong, but I came up facing poverty and
Dr. Dre has probably heard a lot of people spit for him. What do a broken home. I was hungry; I had nights where there wasn’t anything
you think impressed him about you? to eat. I had a strong black single mother dealing with a father who has
I spit 100 bars and I tailor-made the verse for him. I was rapping about drug addiction. There’s healthcare issues, where your grandmother
what was going on with him at the time. He has just signed Eminem isn’t getting supported by Medicaid or doesn’t make enough money
and he was selling millions of records. He had just signed Rakim. This so she has to spend money on her medicine. There’s so many other
was the new Aftermath, he had a new situation with Jimmy Iovine. My aspects to the streets. There’s young girls being molested, young girls
idea was to spit a verse that really highlighted all those different things stripping, young boys gangbanging. There’s a lot of different aspects
that were going on with him at the time. I remember the first couple besides cocaine and guns. True indeed, those are the most visible

record that’s commercially successful, everybody wants to hear your
mixtapes. All of a sudden, you’re not looked at as a new artist. Before
we did the record, me and Swizz [Beatz] sat down in New York, and I
told him – no disrespect – this isn’t a Cash Money-type record where
I’m the #1 stunna. I just wanna embrace the fact that I was a broke
nigga who never had diamonds, and now I have the ability to get dia-
monds. If you don’t know by now, the industry is 30% talent and 70%
business. It was the perfect business move for me. Some people that
knew my resume didn’t like the song because it’s the least of what I
can do. But people haven’t heard “Ghetto” or my Gangsta Grillz. I have
to be a businessman. When I first came in, it was all about my music. I
had to learn, and that’s why people haven’t heard from me in a minute.
There was a lot of kinks to be worked out with me coming through a
squeaky-clean top 40 label like J Records. I had to dirty them up. I had
to do a crossover track with a Biggie hook. My fans out there under-
stand that this is a small part of what I have to offer the game, but in
order to make a star, you’ve gotta do it. Trust me, you’re gonna get the
pure Smitty, pure pain, pure passion, pure music, but “Diamonds On
My Neck” is for the people who don’t care who Smitty is. Most people
have already picked their favorite rappers. They like 50 Cent and Jay-
Z, and they don’t even want to hear another rapper. You’ve gotta put
out an undeniable record like “Diamonds On My Neck.”

When does your album Life Of A Trouble Child come out?

December, but we really wanna push it to the top of 2006. Everything
is picking up. I appreciate all the love OZONE has been showing me,
and all those other magazines you don’t have to mention. I’ve been
getting so much love and appreciation in New York. New York is really
standing up for me, honestly. I love down South; nothing is bigger to
me than Florida. If you listen to my music you’ll understand that Little
Haiti is where it’s at for me. But you also have to understand that as
an artist, once New York has embraced you, that’s huge. That’s where
hip-hop started, so you can’t really get over that hump until New York
likes you. Ask Jeezy and T.I.. It definitely makes sense to spread that
out across the country to get that exact same love. So January would
be the ideal time for me to drop the video for “Ghetto” and really make
an impact for the world to see a young dude coming out of Little Haiti.
You only get one chance. Some artists spend their whole career trying
to erase that first mistake. I’ve been in the game for a long time. I have
a lot of mentors, like Clark Kent, Jimmy “Henchman,” and Scarface.
They’ve told me, “This is what you should do.” And when we sat down
with the big dawg, Puff, he’s never cleared any Biggie samples. He
didn’t clear the sample for the record with 50 [Cent] and Biggie, so
that’s why it wasn’t on 50’s album. I was one of the first artists that he
cleared Biggie’s voice for.

Since this is the sex issue, I’m gonna ask you some questions
about celebrity females. How do you think Foxy Brown would act
in bed?
Very demanding, very controlling. “Left,” “Right,” “Do it like this,” or
aspects of the hood, but it’s a lot of other things. There’s gun shops she doesn’t like it. If you don’t do it how she wants you to do it, she’s
and pawn shops on every corner. There’s alcoholism. There’s so many not turned on.
other things that I’ve personally witnessed besides guns and coke,
things it’s still hard for me to talk about. I gave my life story. I’m working Eve.
on a documentary called Definition of a N.I.G.G.A. You’d be surprised She seems more open-minded. I heard about the little internet thing
how much other stuff goes on in the hood that nobody talks about. she had goin’ on. I caught a glimpse of the tape of her and Stevie J.
People like Killer Mike and Outkast sprinkle it in their raps every so She seems like she knows how to please her man. She’s a woman
often, but they don’t really highlight them completely. Even myself, I that adapts to her man in bed. If he likes it rough, she like sit rough. If
feel like I should be doing more songs like “Politics” and “Keep Your he likes it conventional, she’ll do it conventional. She’ll do it however.
Head Up.” My CD is called Life of A Trouble Child. She seems like she’d be compatible for a lot of men.

If that’s the case, why put out a song like “Diamonds on My Neck” Ashanti.
as the first single? She’s nice and sweet. She’s conventional. She probably likes to kiss
So many young artists get put in a position in this industry where you a lot. She seems like the type that likes to be emotional with her man.
have to decide: you either become the artist you’re destined to be, She only reaches her height of gratification if she’s in love and all that.
or you sell records. Understand? So a lot of times we’re stuck. At the She’s not the type that’s turned on by random sexual activity. She likes
end of the day, I’m on a major label that’s spent over $2 million dollars to be emotionally involved.
trying to break a new artist. I wanted to come with the single “Ghetto,”
featuring Scarface, Kanye West, and John Legend. It’s a pure per- Paris Hilton.
sonification of who Smitty is. “Life is more than money and gold / But She seems like she’d be a typical white girl in bed. Not that all white
being on a paper chase is all that I know.” It’s who I am. But I still have girls are the same, but what I mean by that is, they like to have fun. It
to deal with the business aspect. “Ghetto” wouldn’t get many spins is what it is. As long as she’s having fun, it’s good.
from a new artist. Maybe now that I’m known it will get more spins,
but with your first single, you’ve got to hit the clubs and the streets Oprah.
first. “Ghetto” is an emotional and passionate record, but it won’t get That’s a hard one. I think she’s always gonna have a good time, be-
the response I need to get as a new artist. I wanna be the artist I’m cause whoever she’s with is gonna do it exactly how she wants it
destined to become, but I also want to be successful. So with this re- done.
cord, I’m not bragging about “Diamonds On My Neck.” Truth be told,
I didn’t even buy diamonds until I did this record. Once you have one Beyonce.

Beyonce seems like a very loving individual. She seems like she’ll take that.” I know a couple females that I used to be cool with back then,
care of her man in bed. Definitely cater to his needs. Beyonce’s more nothing too serious. Now, all of a sudden, it’s, “How come you never
of that down South love. It ain’t even about the sex. It’s like, after y’all come through?” “How come you never tried to holla?” And they get
are intimate, she’ll go cook breakfast. And that’ll make you enjoy her mad at me when I laugh it off, but it’s the truth. They get offended and
more in bed, cause you know she gonna get up afterwards and make twist the whole conversation. There’s a lot of women that are like that,
you a sandwich or something (laughing). and it’s cool. Keep doing what you do, because it’s a lot of guys that
need that love. Some people need that gratification from women. I
Melyssa Ford. just don’t.
In my experience, usually the most gorgeous women are horrible in
bed. Of course, this is just my opinion. She’s got a great body, so she Do the Kobe/Pac/Tyson type situations scare you?
probably feels like she doesn’t have to do much. I think she might be We all know somebody who’s been in a situation where a woman
boring in bed just because she’s so beautiful. She’s never had to do claimed something happened. We all roll with our homeboys, and
much in bed. I don’t think she’d be very good. they wanna have a good time too. You can’t blame them if there’s a
woman that’s willing and ready. It’s my responsibility to make sure I
Keyshia Cole. screen those individuals. I tell my homeboys, “I dont think these are
She’s too ghetto. She’d be talking too much and talking when she ain’t the type you wanna mess with.” I usually just go to another room and
supposed to talk. chill. If something goes awry, [the media] is gonna yell my name, not
my homeboy’s name. If something gets out of hand, I can’t vouch for
Who’s a celebrity female that you’d like to have sex with? my homeboys, especially if alcohol and all that is involved. Something
Sanaa Lathan. She’s the perfect woman, from what I’ve seen. I’ve may happen that I dont approve of, so what is she gonna say? “Yeah,
never actually met her in person, but as far as her acting, she personi- we was in the room with Smitty.” I just try to be wary. I learned from
fies what you need. She’s a businesswoman, very dainty, and carries the people ahead of me. A lot of people think I’m new to the game, but
herself well, but you can tell she’d be a freak in the bedroom. And she once they see my resume, they realize that all this is old-school to me.
knows what she likes. That’s a problem with a lot of women; they don’t G4s, hotels, poppin’ bottles, that shit is old. I’ve been with the best of
know what they want. the best. It’s grinding time for me.

Which celebrity female do you think is a freak on the low? Do you think there’s a difference between different races of wom-
(laughing) I don’t wanna put my business out in the street, so I’m gon- en in bed?
na keep it political. I can only assume Eve, because of the internet clip Oh, it’s a big difference. But you can’t just group all black women in
with Stevie J. one category. Haitian women, Bahamian women, Jamaican women,
American black women, they’re all different. Haitian women are very
What’s the most exciting place you’ve had sex? conservative. Haitian-American women, who were born in America,
Probably a movie theater. I don’t even remember what movie it was. are real conservative but they’re really trying to get out and be that
This was back in like 95, 96. I think it was Ace Ventura, Pet Detective: freak, but they won’t allow themselves to. Bahamian women are overly
When Nature Calls (laughing). sexual. They really enjoy the notion of being intimate. Jamaican wom-
en want to control the situation and tell their man what to do and how
What’s the sexiest voicemail you’ve received? to do it. Then you have black American women, who are just scared
I got a voicemail of a young lady pleasing herself over the telephone. of the word “whore.” They don’t like that word. When you’re intimate
That was pretty erotic. I appreciated it. I’d like to thank that young with a black woman, they’re very conservative. They’re so afraid of a
lady. black man saying they’re a whore. That’s why they don’t like to give
oral, and they’re real timid in bed. White women are generally more
Have you had groupies chasing you now that you’re on the road? promiscuous than black women, because they’re more confident in
Any interesting groupie experiences? who they are. A white woman doesn’t have a problem letting the man
Yeah, I actually have. But I don’t really do all the things that most art- she’s involved with know what she likes and wants. She’s more likely
ists do on the road. I don’t really partake in the groupie activity, usually to give oral because she isn’t worried about what people are saying.
because I’m tired or I’m really not interested. There was one time this The Latin community is overly sexual, but not necessarily promiscu-
group of white girls kept calling my room, so we blocked the calls to ous. They like to deal with one person, and go at it all the time. Bra-
the room. Everybody in my crew was mad at me. I was like, “I ain’t zilian women are like overly overly promiscuous. They’re like porno
tryin’ to mess with them, I don’t know who they could be.” I’m not re- stars. You could meet them and five minutes later be fuckin’ in the car.
ally impressed by all that. So I put a block on the phone. One of the Japanese women are harder to figure out. They’re all about pleasing
girls must have worked at the hotel, because as soon as we moved their man. The bad part is that they’re so worried about pleasing their
rooms, they called the new room. One of my dudes answered, and I man that they’re not getting their own gratification. That’s a problem,
had just left. By the time I got back, they were all in the room having because with men, 50% of the pleasure comes from the woman’s
the time of their lives. I guess they had a good time. It just surprised gratification. If the woman isn’t responding, we’re not gonna have a
me that people would go that far to get in touch with so-called almost good time.
celebrities. I don’t think I’m a celebrity yet.
On a serious note, what do you think about STD testing? It’s
Why aren’t you interested in groupies? something that’s rarely talked about, especially in the hip-hop
First of all, I’m in a relationship that I’m trying to hold down. So even community.
within my own relationship, I’ve been in situations where you think It’s funny, because I was just discussing this the other day. In my opin-
things aren’t gonna get back to that person, and it does. The world ion, a lot of the carelessness and ignorance is because of men. A lot
is much smaller than you think, and I’ve been all over the country. of us transmit diseases – whether it’s HIV or something less serious
You’d be surprised how information gets twisted, so I’m real wary of like crabs or Chlamydia – because we’re ignorant. We don’t wanna
that. Besides that, I’ve seen how these women have changed. I was get tested. We act like little kids and hope it just goes away instead of
on the road with Puff and Dre, so I’ve seen it all. Those same women dealing with it. That’s really what the problem is; there’s too many men
who used to not pay any attention to me, now I see them again and out there that are not being responsible for their health and the health
it’s a whole different story. I do take the time to listen to their excuses, of their sexual partners. Of course, we should all protect ourselves.
because it’s funny to me. “Oh, I was going through so much at that I’ve been blessed enough to never contract an STD. We’ve all had our
time,” yada, yada, yada. It’s crazy how it changes. In this industry, scares, though. But women tend to be more mature about it than men.
women are definitely very devious. They go out of their way to become Women go get treated immediately and let their sexual partners know.
the individual that they think you want them to be. They could be doc- That’s just the way women are, period. They tend to be more mature
tors, lawyers, whatever. That doesn’t keep them from being placed in than men, and a lot of women have had yeast infections or whatever
the groupie category, cause I’ve seen them manipulate the Pacs and so they’re more inclined to know what’s going on with their body. Men,
the Biggies. we don’t care. I’ve got homeboys that are like, “Man, fuck that shit,”
and that’s an ignorant state of mind. I hate to bash men, but that’s the
“Back then they didn’t want me / Now I’m hot, they all on me”? biggest problem. There’s too many men out here contracting STDs
Oh, yeah. That’s one reason I really admire Mike Jones, cause that’s and not protecting themselves and not letting their partners know. If
the truest statement I’ve heard in a long time. It’s hard to say that men thought like women did for 30% of the day, I guarantee the STD
around women, because they get offended. They’re like, “I ain’t like rate would go down in the black community and in general.


Dem Franchize Boyz

If you could get with three celebrity women, who would
you choose?
Buddie: Lil Kim, Eve, and then give me Gabrielle Union.
Pimpin’: Ashanti could get it. Shit, I ain’t even gonna
hate. Oprah Winfrey could get it too, and Teairra Mari.
Jizzal Man: Missy Elliott could get it. Eve could get it.
And my new girl in the industry Fantasia could get it.
You know why? Cause all of them thick with it, and
that’s just how I like ‘em.

Who do you think is the freakiest celebrity female on

the low?
Pimpin’: I don’t know, cause it’s a lot of them out there.
Jizzal Man: Free! Haven’t you heard the “Wait (The
Whisper Song)” remix? Did you hear what she said?
She’s a freak on the low, cause by the way she carries
herself, you wouldn’t know. She’s not wide open with it. (l to r): Jizzal Man, Pimpin’, and Buddie

How do you think Free would act in bed?

Jizzal Man: I think Free would go crazy. I think she’ll do what I like. I Jizzal Man: The wildest thing a groupie has done was let us sign her
think she’ll put it on a nigga. body butt-naked and ran through everybody. I’m talkin’ about butt-
Pimpin’: I’d give her some of those backshots. naked, just signing her whole body with markers. And if that young
lady is listening, you know what it is. And I remember one thing that
Keyshia Cole. happened to Pimpin’ and he probably don’t even remember. This boy
Buddie: She freaky! She wild, boy. Her personality, you can tell she’s here so crazy. I think we was in Arkansas and she chose up or what-
wild. She G too so you know she freaky. ever, so Pimp did what he did. After we left the hotel to go handle
some business, she got a key made to his room and was there when
Trina. he got back!
Buddie: She from the South, so you know what’s happ’nin! Slip and Pimpin’: Hell yeah! I forgot all about that shit.
slide! Jizzal Man: And she refused to leave!
Jizzal Man: You know what it is. She’d probably be with whatever. She
won’t trip. Any interesting backstage experiences?
Jizzal Man: Some drawers got thrown back there. I just watched when
Beyonce. they came in the door, and their drawers hit the floor.
Jizzal Man: Oh, Lord. She’ll be a lady in the light and real freaky in the
dark. How has your sex life changed since you became celebrities?
Pimpin’: Her dad be walkin’ around the house with a shotgun, but he Pimpin’: We get more pussy than a toilet seat.
don’t know what’s goin’ on in her room. Jay-Z be on that business shit Jizzal Man: Everybody. That’s what it is.
now, that’s how he tricked her dad. Pimpin’: We get more pussy than a pair of drawers.

Foxy Brown. What’s the most creative place you’ve had sex?
Pimpin’: Aw, man, the party don’t stop. You know what she’ll do. Buddie: On the kitchen floor.
Jizzal Man: Dallas, Texas! On the bus, in Dallas. That was a first-time
Jacki-O. experience. I ain’t never had it did to me like that before.
Pimpin’: She might rob a nigga. Pimpin’: In the car. In the junkyard, through the fence.
Jizzal Man: Hell yeah.
Pimpin’: “Pull your pants up. I want your cash, not your ass, nigga.” What’s the sexiest voicemail or text message you’ve received?
Pimpin’: I don’t get too many text messages.
Olivia. Buddie: “Come to the house, I’m in my birthday suit.”
Buddie: Oh, she the freaky type, but she quiet with hers. Jizzal Man: The sexiest voicemail I got had to be when the video first
Jizzal Man: “G-g-g-unit!” hit. “Oooh, y’all look so good in the video. How y’all do it like that?
I like to dance, I want y’all to show me how to do the dance naked.
Oprah. Where are y’all at? Can you come to my house? The video was hot!”
Buddie: Oprah got that cake! She can pay for all her fantasies. Every- That got to be the craziest, sexiest voicemail I ever heard, just cause of
thing she’s ever thought about, she’s done it. her voice. Her voice is what killed me. Sounded like she was Latino.

Britney Spears. On that note, are there differences in bed between different races of
Jizzal Man: Did you see her video with her and the new guy? They in women?
the shower, talkin’ about, they do it three four times a day! She could Buddie: Naw, we don’t discriminate! Anybody can get it! White, His-
get it. panic, black, Asian, whatever.
Pimpin’: Blind, deaf, crippled, or crazy! If she can’t walk, I’ll drag her! I
Paris Hilton. like those white women though.
Jizzal Man: She could get it! She freaky. Jizzal Man: The only difference is their accent, and the way they take
Buddie: Paris Hilton got that cake, man. Cash rules everything around it. Those Latin women, I love their accents, and their reaction. The way
me, baby, come find me! they moan. Hey, man, I don’t wanna get too explicit or too graphic or
whatever. Aw, man, and those girls from the islands. “Ooh, papi, do it
What’s the craziest thing a groupie said to you? like that,” “Ooh, papi,” yeah! Them island girls, I gotta definitely put it
Buddie: “Can I run a dick suckin’ marathon on the crew?” down for them.

What was your answer? How does groupie sex compare to sex with your girl?
Buddie: Oh, yeah! You can’t do me unless you do the committee, Buddie: A groupie you just slut her out and straight give her the busi-
know what I’m sayin’? We share around here! ness, but you know, your girl, you gonna caress it a little bit. Just a

little bit.
Pimpin’: Shit. There’s no difference.

Jizzal Man: It is a difference for me. A big difference. With a groupie, you gonna diss her,
not kiss her. But your girl, you know, you gonna show her some love and caress and cher-
ish her. And then we gonna do it again.
Pimpin’: Yeah, no kissing. We don’t kiss the groupies.

What’s your favorite position?

Buddie: From the back! I like pullin’ hair! Pull over, baby, let me hit it from the back!
Jizzal Man: We like any situation as long as there’s penetration. That’s what it is.
Pimpin’: My favorite position is when they on their knees.

How do you feel about returning the favor? Will you go down on a girl?
Pimpin’: Oh, no. Pimpin’ don’t eat no pussy, I’m sorry.
Buddie: Naw, I ain’t married yet.
Jizzal Man: What kind of a question is that? Naw, naw. That’s not even in my character. My
dentist said that ain’t even good for my teeth.

Your dentist said that, huh? So, what about group sex activities?
Jizzal Man: Hi-fives! It’s three-way, three-play, all day!
Buddie: I’ma keep it real. I like a bitch that’s willing to do another bitch. It makes the sex
fun. I’ll watch, I swear I’ll watch. You ain’t street til you’ve seen that pussy getting ate, I’m
telling you! You’ve got to see it in person.

Which would you prefer: watching porn, or going to a strip club?

Buddie: Going to the strip club. I’d make my own porn before I’d watch one.
Jizzal Man: I’d rather make a porn than to do either one. I’m starring in one! And host-

What do you think people’s reactions would be if the porn was released?
Jizzal Man: “That man is gettin’ money, and he gettin’ pussy!”
Pimpin’: They gonna wanna be in the sequel.
Buddie: “That nigga, Buddie, his wood look good! Mandingo! Dick long like elephant
DJ Quote (Denver, CO)
trunk!” 1. David Banner “Play”
The ladies love it, and the dudes can’t front
Mandingo, huh? Have you ever measured your dick? on the beat. I like the way David Banner a.k.a.
Buddie: My girl measured it for me. I don’t remember the inches but it’s BIG! The DJ’s Best Friend flips it.
Jizzal Man: Dick hang low like elephant trunk! 2. Young Jeezy “Air Force Ones”
Pimpin’: My dick is wider than 285. My dick long like Bankhead Highway. When I play this in the club, no matter where
I’m at, people go crazy! Jeezy is making his
What’s one thing you would like to do sexually that you haven’t done yet? mark fast.
Jizzal Man: Tag team with Jermaine Dupri. 3. Damian Marley “Welcome to Jamrock”
Pimpin’: Me and Bow Wow could get a lil’ action together. I ain’t did that yet. Need I say more?
Buddie: I want a girl to suck my dick backwards. 4. Paul Wall f/ Big Pokey “Sittin’ Sideways”
The beat had to grow on me, but the people
Are you into any toys or food in the bedroom? love it! Maybe that’s why he’s the people’s
Buddie: Just Playstation. I’ll be playing Madden while I’m getting my brains blowed out. champ?
Jizzal Man: I don’t play with toys, but you can put the nuts on ice, baby. 5. Mariah Carey f/ Jay-Z & Young Jeezy
Pimpin’: I don’t play with toys. “Shake It Off (remix)”
The boy is back (I hope)! This joint was al-
ready crazy, but when you flip it, the beat is
even better. Jeezy and the Snowman?!? It’s
a wrap!
6. Three 6 Mafia f/ Project Pat, Slim Thug, &
Trick Daddy “Stay Fly (remix)”
The hook is off the chain! The beat is cool,
but with the line-up on the remix this is a 1 AM
jump-off in the club. I play this joint back-to-
back. This is a must-have record.
7. Mr. Midas “Common Cents”
This track has a West coast feel to it - not the
old West coast, but the new West coast. It’s
a club banger! The West coast always had
heat, but this here is the new sound.
8. Juelz Santana “There It Go (Whistle
This is a hot mixtape joint, and the dance floor
goes crazy when the shit drops. I’ve even
heard cats singing along.
9. Epidemic “Like the Way You Move”
This beat is crazy and Epidemic flips it hard.
He rides the track like it’s nothin’. This is a
record that’s going to go a long way.
10. Potzee “Core Niggas”
Core DJs! This joint is hot! I’m not just say-
ing that because it has Core in it. This here is
some STL fire! Something to ride to.



Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic Atlantic Rap-A-Lot/Asylum

Here is the surprise album of Twista is the kind of artist that While his partner Pimp C still
2005, so far. At least it is for always seems to be the un- awaits a chance at parole,
me. Trina seems to be finally derdog. Even though his last Bun B has been doing
becoming a complete artist. album was certified platinum, everything in his power to
She’s always been bankable. he’s still overlooked. He has keep the UGK buzz steadily
Let’s face it, her ass is like a the respect from his peers, building. Screaming “Free
full marketing and promotions and his fans ride for him at all Pimp C!” every chance he
department by itself. All she times. His hometown loves gets, Bun compensates for
has to do is turn around and him, but he still can’t seem the absence of his more
take a pic of that junk in her to break through that wall to musical partner by assem-
trunk and two things happen: superstardom. bling an impressive team of
skinny broads start hating and producers and features for
square-ass wannabe rappers Twista’s resume of guest ap- his solo album Trill.
start lusting after some rap pearances reads like the 2010
snatch. version of a VH1 Hip-Hop Since Bun has dropped
Honors show. Sometimes I a verse for virtually ever
But with this album, the focus think he’s so much better at other Southern rapper’s solo
seems to be way off Trina the what he does than everyone album, it’s only appropriate
sex symbol and on Trina the else that the public might not that they come through to
artist. Trina herself even makes be able to digest it. Twista drop features for him. First
the claim, “I done stepped may be too dope for the aver- of all, you can’t go wrong
my game up, and sexed my age consumer to understand. with an introduction by J
frame up.” I heard that! The That’s a travesty. Prince, naming Bun the
one thing that jumps out about President of the South. KLC
this album is the increased With his new release The Day of Beats by the Pound drops
production quality. Industry After, his superior wordplay the track for “Bun.” Next up
heavyweights Mannie Fresh, is on full display once again. is the much-hyped street
Jazze Pha, Cool & Dre, and Just like his previous two re- anthem “Get Throwed.” The
the Unusual Suspects Jim leases, he starts off showing sonic landscape, provided
Jonsin and Big D drop some his vocal dexterity on “Check by Mr. Lee, is the perfect
hot beats. That Hoe.” That is emceeing backdrop for the all-star
at its very best. lineup of Pimp C, Z-Ro,
Trina’s album is full of club Young Jeezy, and Jay-Z.
bangers and female anthems, With that said, that may be
the greatest of which is “Here part of the reason why Twista By now, you’ve probably
We Go,” featuring Kelly Row- is not the superstar he should heard the infectious lead
land of Destiny’s Child. That be. In today’s “Laffy Taffy” single “Draped Up” and the
record is a sleeping giant, and society, an artist like Twista Houston All-Starz remix.
when it wakes up, it’s going is too advanced for the aver- Only Bun and J Prince could
to mash all over the charts age consumer. Even though pull this one off: rivals Mike
straight to number one. Anoth- it seems Twista may have Jones and Chamillionaire, and Lil Flip and Slim Thug, on the same
er notable song is “So Fresh,” dumbed down his style to track? But you probably haven’t heard the other guaranteed radio hits:
featuring the newest Slip- give the fans some sing-a- “I’m Fresh,” featuring and produced by Mannie Fresh, and “Hold U
N-Slide representative Plies long with lyrics, it still doesn’t Down,” featuring Trey Songz, Mike Jones, and Baby. Still, amidst the
(pronounced like “pliers”). seem to equal a thoroughly radio-friendliness, Bun manages to keep it gangsta on “Pushin’,” with
cohesive album. It ends up Scarface and Young Jeezy, and “I’m a ‘G’,” with T.I. Ludacris drops a
I’m so used to hearing Trina just sounding like a bunch verse on the Lil Jon-produced “Trill Recognize Trill,” and Jazze Pha
talk about how she can break of tracks thrown together to drops a beat and vocals on “I’m Ballin’.” The Ying Yang Twins, Too
baller’s bank accounts with appease the label’s powers- Short, Juvenile, and the Mddl Fngz also drop by to make appearances.
her pussy power that it was that-be.
kinda refreshing to hear her Finally, Bun’s collabo with rockers Skinhead Rob and Travis Barker
talk about gripping woodgrain. Aside from Twista’s outstand- on the bonus track “Late Night Creepin’” is an odd change of pace.
It was definitely a different look ing lyricism and decent There’s just one thing that seems to be missing: where is our Southern
for Trina. Who says change production, this album was a President’s political joint? All things considered, though, this is damn
isn’t good? real letdown. near a classic album.

- Wally Sparks - Wally Sparks - Mayson Drake

throwbackreviews by Killer Mike

10 Greatest Fuck Songs of All Time: 10 Greatest Fuck Songs of All Time:
R&B Edition Rap Edition
1. T-Pain “I’m Sprung” 1. Scarface f/ Too Short, Devin the Dude, and Tela “Fuck Faces”
The power of the pussy. This is for those times when a nigga gotta That just lets them know what it is. That’s the kinda shit you wanna put
pack up his shit and sneak out cause the pussy’s so good. on when you’re just smoking a blunt with a girl who got about three
gold teeth. Y’all smoke a blunt and then y’all fuck on her old man’s
2. Jodeci “Fiendin’” couch.
That truly expresses what it’s like when a nigga done got some good
pussy. Niggas be fiending for that shit and don’t give a fuck about 2. Geto Boys “Gangster of Love”
nothing else. Good work. You gotta give ‘em that Willie D. Yeah, “Call me the gangsta lover,”
yeah. I just like that shit cause it was some G shit. Call me the gangsta
3. The Art of Noise lover, that’s the way you keep your pimpin’ strong.
That shit sounds like one big computer fuck session. Even if you a lady
fuckin’ a whack nigga, that song would make the dick better. 3. A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation”
That’s for your headwrap, incense-burning, natural hair, just-found-
4. Keith Sweat “In The Rain” Rastafarianism ghetto girl.
(singing) “I wanna go outside in the rain…”
4. Goodie Mob “Beautiful Skin”
5. Isley Brothers “Between the Sheets” The dark-skinned girls, they love that.
That’s when you got some over 35 year old woman, a grown woman.
One of those if-you-wasn’t-here-I’d-use-my-vibrator-so-you-better-do- 5. Too Short “Freaky Tales”
a-good-job type women. That’s some between the sheets shit. This is only if you definitely got a freaky girl. She gotta be comfortable
with her womanness, she’s gotta be in touch with the freak that’s in
6. R Kelly “Bump & Grind” or “12 Play” her. I damn sure would play “Freaky Tales” for a girl like that. (rapping)
R Kelly is the king of fuck music. You can pick any R Kelly song, but my “These are the tales, the freaky tales / These are the tales that I tell so
personal favorite is that muthafuckin’ “Bump & Grind.” I was in college well.” Gotta do that.
nailin’ hoes to the wall off that shit, and that “12 Play,” yeah. It’s a tie
between “Bump & Grind” & “12 Play.” 6. 8Ball & MJG “Space Age Pimpin’”
Every girl in the South respects this group. Even though this song ain’t
7. Ready For The World “Tonight” necessarily about fuckin’, it just feels so playa.
Twista and Trey Songz just redid this song. This shit was from four or
five ghetto-ass jheri curl niggas. They just took it back to the hood. 7. Tony Yayo “I Know You Don’t Love Me”
This is some tear-that-pussy-up music. This is for the groupies. “I know you don’t love me, cause you don’t act
the same when Jay-Z’s around.” Definitely gotta play that one for the
8. Janet Jackson “Anytime Anyplace” groupies. Please tell the groupies, don’t write to this magazine about
Yeah, this is for the freaky girls. That’s what you play when you don’t me. I don’t wanna be in the groupie confessions.
have money for the hotel cause you spent everything you had on din-
ner, and you’re tryin’ to fuck her in the car or the backyard. 8. Wu-Tang Clan “Ice Cream”
That’s for your ménage a trios. That’s when you got something choco-
9. Prince “Adore” late and Spanish in the bed. That’s for the Boriquas and the Morenos.
Yeah, that’s for your old lady. That’s that “I adore you” shit. “Until the
end of time.” That’s an eating pussy song. (laughing) That goddamn 9. Killer Mike f/ Big Boi “A.D.I.D.A.S.”
Prince makes eating pussy music. “All day I dream about sex.” That’s what you play first, just to let them
know it ain’t about dinner and a movie. This is gonna finish with some
10. Jagged Edge “Walked Out of Heaven” fuckin’. You gotta play this when they first get in the car so she know
That’s that make-up song. That’s when you going back to get some of where your mind’s at.
that retro puss, that boomerang. That’s for fuckin’ around with another
girl on your old lady. 10. 2 Live Crew
If you’ve got a room full of strippers and you’re tryin’ to get wild, play
(bonus track) H-Town “Knockin’ The Boots” anything from 2 Live Crew’s first three albums. In fact, put them bitch-
That H-Town shit is just some good ol’ dirty ghetto music. It’s great es in your ipod, the whole album. Let them hoes ride out to it. Thanks,
fuck music. Uncle Luke! Those hood ghetto hoes love the old 2 Live Crew.

dvdreviews by Malik Abdul


How can anyone not benefit from advice from the likes of DJ Vlad has done it again! Once again, The
Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, David Banner, Jazze Pha, T.I., Lil Jon, Before you pick up Butcher has chopped up an exclusive feature
Ludacris, DJ Jelly, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Chaka Zulu, Nelly, a microphone to DVD. DJ Vlad raises the bar to another level
Pitbull, Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne, and Jae Millz? This is it! This start rapping, get with part two of the Hot In Here collection. If you
is the DVD that will set you up for a long, successful career in behind the mixing haven’t seen the first one, I urge you to start a col-
the entertainment business. board to start pro- lection of these innovative DVDs.
ducing, or embark
There’s other DVDs that deal with the do’s and don’ts of the on any other In the second part of this series, Vlad offeres a
music industry, but none have been on this level. Even if you’re career in the music lot of exclusives - Cassidy’s last interview before
a veteran in this business, you can learn from this DVD. DJ industry, this is the he gets locked up, backstage at Uncle Luke’s
Drama has assembled a cast of major recording producers, DVD you should ultimate bachelor party - and the extra-exclusive,
DJs, and rappers to put together an informative self-help DVD. watch. Before never-seen-before live footage of the Notorious
Throughout the DVD one thing is clear: everybody has their you pay for studio B.I.G. performing his hit “Party and Bullshit.”
time. For instance, T.I. explains that getting signed wasn’t his time or your artist
biggest obstacle, it was internal problems at Arista. The people chains, and before This DVD is loaded with your favorite artists, like
at the label working his project didn’t know how to market a you tell people Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Boyz N Da Hood, and
hardcore Southern rapper and didn’t see his vision. you have a record Noreaga. You can take a ride down South with
label, take the time new rapping sensation Young Jeezy, as he plunks
When it comes to lyricism, most Southern rappers feel that they to listen to these down $375,000 on a Lamborghini. Jeezy will have
don’t get credit for being given lyricists. Lil Wayne says that industry people who to watch out for the cops, especially when he gets
if Southern rappers were given credit for their lyrics, he’d be understand the in- on 285. Yeaaaaaah! But he might want to watch
considered the best rapper in the whole industry. ner workings of the out for his baby mama in addition to the police:
music business. this segment of the DVD reportedly came back to
This DVD deals with many different aspects of the music game. haunt Jeezy, since he claimed in a recent court
Mannie Fresh compares the rap game to the drug game, and This DVD won’t help deposition for child support that he owns no cars,
the always outspoken Killer Mike accurately describes crunk you get a record houses, or jewelry.
music as “a feeling.” Houston rapper Chamillionaire breaks deal or teach you
down the differences between signing with a major label, which how to mix a song, Another reason this is a must-have DVD is video
doesn’t respect the game, and staying indie, where you can but it will help push vixen Vida, in a pair of white pants! Her T-mobile
control your own product. you in the right sidekick was recently hacked into, and all her
direction. DJs, pro- personal nude pictures are all over the ‘net, so go
One of the most interesting chapters deals with the importance moters, producers, look that up. The Butcher has her on this DVD with
of the mixtape game, whether you’re putting out your own and emcees talk some great footage. Find out what type of guys
mixtapes with original beats or spitting your own lyrics over about how to get in she dates, and what type of guys turn her off.
established beats. DJ Drama explains how a good mixtape the industry. Next, Jacki-O, Miami’s rapping diva, divulges that
can help you get in the game by making people more aware she likes them “big”! You’ll have to purchase the
of you. Chamillionaire says that one of the reasons a mixtape This DVD also DVD to find out what she’s talking about. But, after
is so essential is because labels are only gonna fuck with you explores the four looking at Jacki-O’s ass, all you can say is, “Jacki,
if you’re hot. The streets can make you hot off the buzz from a main problems Jacki, Jacki!” Oh, and she can rap, also.
good mixtape. that underground
artists face (hate, Next, we check in with the master of them all,
Next, Lil Jon tells how to test out your record at the strip clubs. lack of unity, lack Master P. P is so focused right now. He’s got two
Strippers can make or break your record. All throughout the of knowledge, lack new companies; his jewelry company, Icelink, and
DVD, there’s tidbits of good advice from artists like Paul Wall of a real business his new rims, Dubs. He calls himself the Michael
(“Make your music real”) and Pitbull (“Publishing is everything! plan). This is a very Jordan of the rim game, and brags about his toys
Don’t ever give away your publishing!”) Super producer Jazze informative and that Baby and Funk Flex have never seen, like the
Pha explains the science behind points and royalties. entertaining DVD, $250,000 rims on the Phantom!
which includes
Another good chapter focuses on the difference between beat- footage from TJ’s Finally, “Whatcha know ‘bout them Texas Boys?”
makers and producers. A beatmaker is a person who makes DJ’s Record Pool Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Michael Watts, rep-
beats, but a producer arranges and supervises a session. A meeting, the largest pin that SwishaHouse, explains how Texas has
producer writes the hook and works with the artist. Overall, this industry gathering become a force to be reckoned with in the game.
DVD is very clear and concise, with a lot of useful information. in the South. DJ Vlad has done it again.

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Rahman ali Bugg you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. You just have a basic con-
cept and someone else is paying for it. Those are the most challeng-
(VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors) ing, cause you just don’t know how it’s gonna turn out. Once you
see it on tape, you know what feels right. It bugs me out that I get the
What’s your position with Hip-Hop Honors? chance to do stuff with my idols. Working with The Roots was a dream
I produced the show last year, and co-produced for me. They’re creative geniuses. Even working with Puff on Making
the show this year. We split the duties because the Band, it’s amazing to have the opportunity to work with people
it was such a large task. A lot of times, my role who are so driven and focused and creative and doing what they love
falls into more of a supervisor/managerial posi- to do. It’s a major inspiration to me. One of my goals is to pitch and
tion, because it’s managing budgets, people, develop the concepts I have in my head, but still, I’ve have a lot of fun
and even ideas to make them more TV-friendly. making other people’s ideas work.
A lot of hip-hop doesn’t translate to a mass audi-
ence, so in this production game we have to make things palatable How do you select the artists to be honored on Hip-Hop Honors?
for all kinds of people. We have to make it easy to digest, even for There’s an executive committee. Two of the consultants we brought
those who don’t love and appreciate the culture as much as others. in were Nelson George and Fab 5 Freddy. We toss around ideas and
I’ve worked on different projects that aren’t so hip-hop intensive, but have these crazy debates for months before the decision is made.
that’s my forte. We’ve only done two years, so we have a lot more people and entities
to pay tribute to. It’s definitely not a simple decision. Even in the midst
How did your career begin? of it, we’re second-guessing and thinking and planning ahead.
I came up under the MTV system. I was an intern in 1993, and through-
out the years I’ve worked with MTV, MTV2, and VH1. I’ve also done How do you deal with criticism of your choices?
stuff for Nickelodeon, BET, and ESPN2. I hear criticism every day when I’m working on the show, because
everyone has their own perspective. I respect everyone’s opinion, but
MTV and BET might appear to be competitors, but aren’t many a lot of people don’t consider what will work on television. It’s still a
of their shows produced by independent contractors like yourself business. We’re all striving to put out the best show. You could be the
who work with both networks? best lyricist in the world and still not sell records. It’s entertainment for
I wouldn’t say that all the shows are produced by the same people, but the masses. VH1 took a chance on the show, and everybody involved
there is a community of folks that these networks reach out to. MTV took a major leap of faith thinking this thing would be successful. It’s
and BET were formerly major competitors, but now they’re actually sis- the second year and we’ve already got a buzz going. People are start-
ter/brother networks. There is a level of competition that exists, but in ing to care about what we do, so we’ve gotta appreciate it and take all
the freelance world, we don’t really see it as competition. We just see that positive or negative energy and just use it.
it as a job; gigs, projects. You get into the project more than the actual
network. I don’t love everything that VH1 does and I don’t champion Is that the reason you have some of today’s popular rappers per-
the network, but I do champion VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors because that’s form covers of old-school songs? To make it more TV-friendly?
my project. Since I’m a part of it, I want it to be the best. Yeah, that’s part of the idea. We’ve gotta appeal to different audi-
ences. More people today know Kanye West than the Furious Five,
Where are you from? Did you go to college? just because there’s a marketing machine behind hip-hop now that
I’m from Patterson, New Jersey, and I’ve been in New York for five people like the Furious Five didn’t get to take advantage of. Biggie’s
years. I went to Syracuse University. When I was filling out my college old-school to kids now. To make it interesting to as many people as
application, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. Film/TV Produc- possible, we mix the old with the new. I think that’s just a basic sense
tion just seemed like it would be the most fun. I chose arbitrarily be- of humanity, knowing that a generation has passed and you’ve got
cause I didn’t wanna major in English or Science. I lucked out and got to form some sort of bridge between the two, whether it’s hip-hop or
an internship at MTV in 1993, when it was still relatively young, pre- technology or whatever. I think we should all try to understand each
TRL. I interned for Yo! MTV Raps and ended up being the production other. Hip-Hop Honors is a good place for us to do that. We merge the
assistant for the next two or three summers. That was my introduction old and and the new to make it TV-friendly, but I don’t think it’s totally
to the world of television. The guy I interned for, Jack Benson, has money-driven or corporate.
become one of my best friends, and he’s also the executive producer
of Hip-Hop Honors. We’ve been working together for 12, 13 years. How do you choose the new artists to honor old-school artists?
That time period was pre-Biggie, so to be involved in hip-hop at that It’s debatable, just like anything else. The best example is Nelly and
time and promote it, I think that was crucial. That was the right time LL Cool J. We tried to figure out who’s following LL Cool J’s tradition of
to be involved; it was something that was still in its adolescence or being that young, sexy rapper who doesn’t mind doing an R&B song.
pre-teen years. The artist that’s being honored has a lot of say-so. Salt-N-Pepa was
pretty picky about who they wanted to honor them. Queen Latifah fell
What are important qualities for a television producer to have? into that tradition. We had Missy on the show, but she actually hurt
You have to be resourceful and driven. You don’t necessarily have to herself during rehearsal and couldn’t perform. But they love what she
be the most creative person, but you have to be able to find creative does and really wanted her to be a part of their tribute. When we hon-
people. You’ve gotta have a strong personality. You can’t be wishy- ored Big Daddy Kane, we picked some great emcees - Black Thought,
washy. Sometimes you have to fight for what you want. You might have Common, and T.I. - to represent him and his many different styles.
to stand up to Jay-Z and be like, “Yo, I need you to do this. It might
not seem fly to you, but it’s gonna work.” I think people’s personalities We didn’t see any Southern artists honored yet on Hip-Hop Hon-
put them in the places they should be. I’m not always the most vocal ors. Do you consider Southern music hip-hop, or its own genre?
person, but when I have to be, I am. Sometimes you have to be one of That’s an interesting question. It’s a raw energy, it’s an emotion. It’s
those eccentrics to get yourself in that zone. I feel like I have to do that a beat that moves people. It’s a means of expression. The beat and
when I’m on a certain show; I have to immerse myself in it, whether it’s the rhythm come from the same place. Whether it’s Luke or Dr. Dre
hip-hop or rock or sports. You have to be that person who wakes up or Kool G Rap, it’s still hip-hop. Lauryn Hill, no matter how much she
early and makes their dream a reality. You have to be that driven and sings, whatever comes out of her mouth is from that hip-hop spirit. I
that motivated to get other people to jump on your bandwagon. think what people like Outkast and Trick Daddy have been doing in
the South comes from the hip-hop spirit, so I don’t think anybody can
Who comes up with the ideas for the shows you’ve produced? deny it. It’s just a matter of figuring out who we honor first and how we
In my career it’s usually been people approaching me with an idea, honor them. It’s hip-hop no matter how we look at it, and it should be
like Hip-Hop Honors, or the Wake Up Show, which I produced and respected the same way. It’s that same aggression, a way of trying to
directed for MTV with Sway and King Tech. I directed a pilot for Run’s be different. We have to figure out how to place it, when to honor it,
House, Reverend Run’s reality show on MTV. We didn’t know what it and how to do it so the mass audience can understand.
was gonna be like, so we just spent some time with the Reverend and
Russell [Simmons] and figured it out. Those are my favorite, where - Julia Beverly

Event: Oakley Thump 2 release party sponsored
by CRUNK!!! Energy Drink, hosted by Lil Jon
with a live performance by the Ying Yang Twins
Date: October 12th, 2005
Venue: Club Montmontre
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Julia Beverly