Who are you interested in working with on the album?
I've been searching for a new sound from some hungry, up-and-coming producers. But I'm also looking forward to working with Pharrell again, Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, Alchemist, Just Blaze—you know, the great hip-hop producers. I try to get as much hip-hop as I can onto my albums. I'm trying to give my next one that real 1990s hip-hop feel.
When are you trying to put the new album out?
I'm shooting for next Memorial Day, sometime around then. I'm looking to drop a single around All-Star Weekend or something in February.
Outside of your solo project, we just talked to Sheek about the Wu-Block album that he's interested in doing with Ghostface and he mentioned that he wants you on it. Are you going to be a part of that?
Yeah, yeah, I seen Sheek talking about that on Twitter. I haven't seen him lately because he's running around promoting his new album. But I'll definitely be a part of that. Louch is my brother, Ghost is family, so it's all love. All they have to do is tell me what time the session is gonna be and I'll be there to make it happen.
And speaking of Sheek, he's been catching a lot of heat lately for the cover for his new Donnie G: Don Gorilla album. What are your thoughts on it?
The cover... yeah, man. I'll tell you: Publicity is publicity. Good, bad—you need some type of movement before your album is about to come out. And Sheek has that right now. You need people to be saying something. But the quality of music is what really matters. That overpowers everything. The cover is the cover and people can say whatever they want about it, but if your body of work is good, you'll be alright.
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