I cover sports for VIBE, so I want to ask a few football questions. Season’s almost coming to an end, so can we get your Super Bowl champion predictions?
I predicted the Seattle Seahawks at the beginning of the season and I’m still riding with them.
Speaking of the Seahawks, what do you think of the hate Richard Sherman’s getting?
Oh for his rant? That’s the type of energy I want to see. He’s a competitor to me. This is a trash talk game and we don’t know what’s being said on that field. The better man won that day.
I liken you to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the sense that he’s taking on the youngin’ Russell Wilson, as arguably the best at what he does and is always over prepared to play, where your bars are heavily about drugs and you always deliver without sounding stale as opposed to some rappers, especially new ones, who talk about the same subject but can’t do it like you can. Can you relate to that?
Yeah man, there’s a big difference between me and a lot of rappers out there when it comes to the street culture because I give a 360-degree perspective of it that I don’t even think people know how to give. You have to remember, I mean, I wrote S.N.I.T.C.H. I think the rappers today are too busy being real, live kingpins instead of telling the true story. Sometimes, somebody you love and really care about does turn. It happens. No one ever says that, no one ever talks like that.
But at the same time, I don’t know if they’ve ever really been through it. It’s sort of hard to talk about what you haven’t been through. You can’t vividly detail that. Your imagination has to be reeaalllly, really, good. You can have an imaginative mind and make up creative bars, but to do a creative story and deliver it so intricately, where emotions hit is hard. You’ve got to sort of live it—a little bit. People sort of know that.