50 years of Hip Hop to me means growth and progression, especially when you think about how it was and how it is now!
To quote the late, great The Notorious B.I.G., “You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far!” — Was this something that you ever could’ve imagined?
No. I didn’t think that telling our story would be worth billions today. We are a special people.
What are some of your fondest, most stand-out moments / memories from your lengthy tenure in this thing called Hip Hop?
My fondest memories are traveling with the Goodie Mob, and performing our country rap tunes all over the world.
That said, what are your future plans and / or goals throughout the remainder of 2023, going right into ‘24?
My future plans are to become better than I was yesterday. My clothing line is Fie Fie Delissh @ffdmerch, and I’m also releasing new music; like my latest album “Time to Make the Doughnuts,” “Splashy” and “So High,” featuring James Worthy.
Switching gears here, what exactly do you want people to get from your music?
I want people to get out of my music is that they are not alone;!I’m special, but still human
On a more serious note, are you happy with the current state of Hip Hop?
Am I happy with the current state of Hip Hop? No, but I understand the method to the madness.
What do you feel has and will continue to be the key to your longevity?
The key to longevity is to be open to try new things. Find ways to stay motivated, healthy and inspired.
Do you have any other outside / additional (future) aspirations, maybe even completely away from entertainment?
Yes. Aspirations of doing non-profit organizations for Veterans and Children for prosthetic limbs.
What’s an average day like for you?
I’m a family man with a wife and four sons. I have to be involved in their lives.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans…
I interact with fans by social media / live performance, and just being a regular person in the streets.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? And, why?
My favorite thing is traveling and meeting new people. The least thing that I don’t like is how they are compensating the artist now! Penny pinching!!
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
My advice to upcoming artists is keep your publishing!