With G-Unit's new EMI distribution deal, 50 Cent loading more than 3 million Twitter feeds with expletives, and Lloyd Banks getting lyrical big-ups from Kanye West, the Unit is back to chugging on all cylinders. VIBE caught up with the Gorilla Unit's resident jockey DJ Whoo Kid (@DJWHOOKID) to catch up on how the second-wind faction is even stronger this time around. —John Kennedy
VIBE: Whoever talked 50 into taking over his Twitter account truly created a monster.
DJ Whoo Kid: I think he got the new iPhone and they put the [Twitter] app on there. And then Yayo was talking about 'go on' and he just started wildin’ out. Once he saw how easy it was, that was it. Because before, he had a Blackberry, he didn’t really care too much about going online. Whatever he needed to promote, he had somebody promoting it. But now he has it in the palm of his hands, and he’s going bezerk. He cursed me out on there like twice. I’m like a fucking human punching bag on Twitter. But it’s all good because the more they curse me out, the more followers I get.
He cursed out Perez Hilton the other day, too.
This is like a nightmare now that he has 3 million followers, and I’m assuming he’s trying to break the 5 million follower capacity. But making him mad and he has Twitter is a nightmare , so I would suggest not to go at him too tough. Leave him alone. Because basically whatever he says on Twitter, everybody knows.
We’ll give Rick Ross and Ja Rule the memo. It seems like G-Unit is gearing up for a comeback with this EMI deal.
It’s been a long time. We’ve been waiting to put some crazy hot shit out. But we’re just going with the times, transforming ourselves so we can mix in. You can’t go wrong with the music we have. Even the 50 Cent leaks are crazy. The remix he did with Jeremih, that shit is outta here. And that’s just him fucking around. I was like, that’s a real record, what are you doing right now.
Other artists are reaching out now, too. Kanye just put Banks in his top five. Is there a G-Unit/G.O.O.D. Music collabo in the works?
It’s cool to receive respect from Kanye due to the fact that he’s lyrical too. Lyrical dudes have respect for other lyrical dudes. Banks is always talking to Fab, he’s always talking to dudes that have lyrical skill, Jay Rock to—everybody that spits bars, they all talk to each other.
But are they actually going to work together?
I guess that opened up the doorway—[50 and Kanye] have been talking about working together since a couple months ago—we all roll out together in a Euro tour. It’s the media that be hyping up all the beef and stupidity. But the real story is behind the scenes on how these dudes be talking. Because I been heard about this shit.
We’ll wait and see what happens with Banks and ‘Ye, but he also said recently that you were on “timeout,” and that he wouldn’t be doing any mixtapes with you for a minute. What’s good with that?