This interview took place on: 11/7/02.
Playdough: He's the potter and I'm the clay (playdough). I want to be molded into what I was made to be.
I started rhyming when I was 12. I just really liked it and it came really easy so I just kept writing
and developing everything.
Playdough: De la soul, tribe, roots, blackstar, lootpack, sade, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley. There's a lot of stuff.
I just wanted to speak on things that I was feeling at the moment. Show who I am and what God's layed on my
heart. I can express the same things with my crews, just not the same style.
Playdough: I just had the final word on everything. I played guitar and sang and just wrote
about whatever I wanted. Basically there was nobody else to bounce things off of. It was kind of scary, but
it was refreshing at the same time.
Playdough: Support. There are still "Christian" magazines doing articles about
"Christian" hip-hop and why the kids shouldn't listen to it. Until it's embraced by radio and youth pastors
aren't scared to play it for their kids, it'll still be where it is now.
I think he's popular because of who he is. So many people are fake and do what it takes to sell records even
if it's not who they are. I think that he's not afraid to be real and himself, and that's respectable,
which is why I think kids like him. His content isn't the best but his skills are leaps and bounds above
anybody doing TRL rap.
I figured if every other rapper rhymes about their money, I'll rap about not having it. It's just about the
struggles I come across doing what I do. I know that God has something for me that's better than money or
anything it could buy. So through the frustration of my flesh and wanting to take care of my family, I know
God will take care of me.
Playdough: That car broke down that day and I loved it. I was really mad, so when I
finally got home, I just wrote a really long verse to express my frustrations.
Playdough: I really like "verbal tea." Something about the beat and the way the rhymes
just ride the beat.
Playdough: Working with the emcees that I did was super fresh. They're all dope and it
was really cool to work with them.
Playdough: Play basketball, video games, walk my dog, and take my wife to the movies. A lot!
Playdough: That's really hard... probably right now... it's Lauryn Hill. I don't know why,
I'm just really feeling her at the moment. It'll be different in a week.
Playdough: One time the mic flew out of my hand and knocked a kid out in the first row. It was so funny!
Playdough: Fist of Legend with Jet Li
Playdough: My Escort is no more. I had to get rid of it after the infamous break down.
But I really like the Jeep Liberty.
Playdough: No doubt! Thanks for the support! God bless.
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