ThisIs50 Radio’s Maya the B and Hynaken recently sat down with G-Unit soldier Tony Yayo and DJ Premier for a joint interview. During their individual interview slots, Yayo and Premo discussed their respective feuds with Game, Young Buck and Canibus.
Yayo first addressed G-Unit producer Sha Money XL’s desire to work with former member Game. Yayo said that he feels it’s disrespectful for Sha to want to work with Game after all that the Unit has achieved. Regardless, he says he feels no ill will towards Sha Money.
“I heard Sha Money [XL] say he’ll work with Game,” said Yayo. “After all the money the nigga’s done fucked up, you’re going to work with this guy? But I’m a real nigga, see, my thing is loyalty and being honest and being real. My whole situation with Game and [Young] Buck…it’s more me being mad, like ‘Why fuck up the money?’ If we’re all in the business…why would y’all fuck up the money? It just don’t make sense. Game, I talked to this nigga on the phone. His album dropped , like ‘Yo, congratulations’…we were like the motherfucking Beatles…Sha Money’s my nigga, but why even work with somebody that says, ‘Fuck G-Unit,’ after what we just built? Why build up a brand to destory it?”
Yayo also talked about his relationship with another former G-Unit member Young Buck. He says that while he never had any personal issue with the Unit’s southern member, his spending habits affected his work and personal relationships with the rest of his labelmates.
“I never really had no problems with [Young] Buck,” “I really, really like Buck. I just don’t understand why he was flipping like that…Buck goes H.A.M. He was hanging around [Big] Meech [of the Black Mafia Family]…he was going hard [with his money]. Buck is the type of nigga to shoot his [music videos and] he’s got the Bentley on the truck, the 64 [Impala]…he’s getting that shit from Tennessee. He’s going to the mall, spending like $10-20 grand. His spending was off the hook.”
Permo also discussed his past issue with Canibus in full. As reported this past March, Canibus took offense to a statement Premier made about ‘Bis being the most difficult rapper he’s worked with in his career due to a disagreement they had over a beat he had originaly intended for ‘Bis’s “Nigganometry.”
“He wanted to do a song that he called ‘Nigganometry, and he said that he wanted it to have a mean bass line, just raw,” he said. “I did that, which happen to turn out to be…D’Angelo[‘s] ‘Devil’s Pie’…I brought it to the lab. He said ‘I don’t think that you really understand where I’m coming from with what I’m trying to bring out,’ and he kind of said it in a sonning me type of way. Because he [was] a youngster and I respect my elders…and I know my stripes have been earned, I was a little bothered by it. Obviously, I got over it, because we did a song two years ago called ‘Golden Terra of Rap.'”
The full interview can be seen below.
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