“I had gotten so burned out by record label people saying what’s a hit and what’s not a hit. I just wanted to do what I felt like doing. And not being ridiculed until the record came out [laughs]. And literally I had all these ideas of things I wanted to put out. With the guys Mad Funk, which was a production duo, we were able to get the whole album done at Jamie Foxx’s studio. Jamie did the intro to the album. He sang on one of the songs as well.
Unfortunately for us, the rap promotions guy at Imusic, which was distributed by BMG, literally died of throat cancer 22 days before the album campaign. The staff was really small and they were trying something new to where they were really in business with the artist. So we stood to gain a much higher percentage. So when that guy passed away it was almost like kissing that album goodbye. But I’m proud of that album. I’m proud of all my work. The only song when people tell me, ‘Ooh, I love that one,’ and I just look at them like really is probably ‘Dr. Soul.’ I look at that song…I couldn’t even write the rhymes to that one [laughs]. I had to have King of Chill to write the rhymes to that.”