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Initially inked to Eazy-E’s infamous Ruthless Records imprint, Penthouse Players Clique, comprised of Tweed Cadillac and Playa Hamm, unleashed their premiere – one and done – LP, Paid the Cost, largely produced by DJ Quik, in April ‘92. The set spawned three singles; “Explanation of a Playa,” “Trust No Bitch” and “P.S. Phuk U 2.”

Cadillac released his own solo debut, Toast 2 Tha Foolz, in 2007.


What are some of your fondest, most stand-out moments / memories during your lengthy tenure in this thing called Hip Hop?

Fondest memory…so many; here is a few…in Hollywood one night recording in a studio, came out to take a break and met Johnny “Guitar” Watson, we chopped game, and I told him I was a big fan…we spoke on publishing as he stated he had his…we then talked about doing a re-mix of his song “A Real Mother For YA.” He was with it considering I told him I was working on our album with Eazy-E; we exchanged pager numbers…only for him to die on stage in Japan before we can make it happen.

…Seeing our CD cover on all bus stop benches in front of every High School in Los Angeles. Mackin’ up Ola Ray, the girl from Michael Jackson’s video “Thriller”…I had her sitting on my lap at a exclusive party in Los Angeles.

…Introduced to 2 Pac by Ice-T at a club in Hollywood, and he gave me a fake handshake in 1992.

That said, what are your future plans and / or goals throughout the remainder of 2024 and beyond?

Future plans in 2024, is to continue my Oldie internet radio show that I have interviewed over 85% of all artists on TV One Unsung episodes.

…Taking this 93.(Point)TweedFM to concert promotion; my dream is The Romantic Rondavue Concert featuring Legendary R&B Legends.

Switching gears here, what exactly do you want people to get from your music?

My Music was my life as best I could display it at the time; I was a real playa, before I even picked up a mic! That is documented.

…I’d like people to get nothing but Love from me for the game, compounded with the talent to back up all the shit that I talked, lol!

If you could collaborate with any one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I would love to do a track with Bootsy Collins, Morris Day, Slick Rick, Dres [Black Sheep]. Dead, it would have been Rick James, Marvin Gaye, The Temprees.

If you could play any venue in the world, which one would you choose and why?

If I could play any venue, it would be The (Memorial) Coliseum in Los Angeles CA, because I was 12 years old at the Wattstax Legendary Concert, featuring Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Kays, (The) Staple Singers, The Emotions, etcetera.

On a more serious note, are you happy with the current state of Hip Hop?

Current state of Hip Hop is Supersonic Wack to me; I really ain’t felling none of these new jack busters in skinny jeans with holes in the knees. I wasn’t raised like that, I can’t comprehend the stupidity.

What do you feel has and will continue to be the key to your longevity?

My longevity will be classified with my body of consistant work. It took me 4 years to get out of my Ruthless Records contract after Eazy-E died; Tomica (Woods) Wright didn’t even know me, or had never met me, but didn’t want to release me.

What’s an average day like for you?

Average day for me is grinding to the 3rd power, to generate cash flow for those that I love.

Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans…

I interact with fans via social media, email or my official website: tweedcadillac.com…although my Facebook/ Instagram account was hacked last month, I’m trying to recover my fan-base back, and I made a new Facebook in the meantime.

What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? And, why?

Favorite part of the game is the respect you get from peers, fans, etcetera. Least favorite is the hate you get from haters that lurk in the background at every venue and in the streets.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Don’t follow in my footsteps, create your own path, and start walking toward your destiny. If I could do it all over again, I would have stayed right here when DJ Quik was in the den working, when I had the opportunity to learn everything from the onset. But I was chashing Girls, Money, etcetera…what a fatal mistake; I can look back on with regrets.

Any “parting” words for our readers?

Only parting words I have…is it ain’t easy…and, don’t be mad from the Love you don’t get, from the work that you didn’t put in.








Tweed Cadillac: Still A Playa #HH50

Tweed Cadillac: Still A Playa #HH50

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