Reef The Lost Cauze Talks Chief Kamachi's Split With Army Of The Pharaohs

Reef the Lost Cauze reflects on Chief Kamachi's split from AOTP and why he wishes everyone could just get along.

This October 25, Army of the Pharaohs's Reef the Lost Cauze will be celebrating the release of his latest collaborative album with German production crew the Snowgoons. In this latest interview with iHipHop Distribution, however, Reef spoke on a far less celebratory event - former AOTP alum Chief Kamachi's riff with the group.

In 2008, Kamachi left AOTP and released a diss track titled "First Warning" taking aim at the group's founder Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks and member Apathy. Now, in this most recent interview, Reef explains how he wishes his JuJu Mob partner and fellow Pharaohs would squash the feud.  

"From day one, anyone will tell you when they ask you how I've been about the beef, I've always been like, 'Yo this shit's whack, I just want it to stop,'" he said. "I always use this analogy that literally for me, it's like a little brother caught between older brothers fighting. [Chief Kamachi] put me on my first real record. He's someone that embraced me early on, he's shown me nothing but love, and it's the same with Paz, Plan[etary] and all those other guys. For that situation to happen, it fucks me up...it's really, really rough. it's really hard...I just wish everyone would make peace and keep it moving. We're older, we have lives, we have kids...and I just wish that everyone could sit down and have some fuckin' beers and smoke and eat and make peace."

He added, "When I was coming up, the shit that [Kamachi] and Paz and guys like that were doing, I was influenced by it. I think that they make great music together, so for the divide to happen right as everyone was kind of like in a really good spot...it was really, really sad. I've definitely had talks with Paz and talks with [Kamachi], and dudes on both sides [made me feel like] I was being made to pick a side. For me, I'm just staying out of it. I just want everybody to stop it and be cool."

The full interview can be seen below.

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12 Comments

  • ken34

    This whole beef stuff is wack but Reef handled it well. I already know the album is sure to be dope. October 25th, I'm coppin!

  • Tim Wilkens

    reef is the truth. album with snowgoons is gonna be an A+

  • Ryan MacQueston

    bring back Chief & cut Demoz & Block, can't stand that sing song shit

    • Anonymous

      block is awful. his raps are terrible. his hooks are pathetic. demoz is a killer. guys flow buries most rappers out. bring back chief, for the love of god. chief needs AOTP, and hes a founding member.

    • G MON

      Demoz is fucking ill, i agree with Block tho.

  • Oved

    reef handled that subject nicely he's one of the illest in aotp along with esoteric and celph... i swear the only things i'm looking forward to right now is aotp related especially that esoteric & inspectah deck album. 12th chamber >>>>

    • Anonymous

      You sound like a white fanboy tryna use "hip hop terms", they OK, sub Par at best. Paz rycycles flows and says THE SAME SHIT. Apathy is ASS. Kamachi murder wack MCs, go listen to eminem/slaughterhouse lame nigga

    • talksick

      ap murder em all lyrically while buttering his toast...and none of em have paz's presence...yall some fucking freshly sprouted herblings or what?

    • Anonymous

      Reef, outerspace, kamachi, and Celph Titled are the illest out the squad, everyone else is a fraud

    • Anonymous

      eso is doing an album with deck? is there any news with that? 7l producing the whole thing or what?

  • Q

    Reef is the man. So is Chief Kamach. Go check that JuJu Mob album Black Candles out. Those dudes killed it together. I agree, the beef is lame. Kamachi is one of the illest and original Pharaohs. Patch it up. Make music. Paz man put a lot of brothas on. Hopefully Reef can mediate that and get everyone on the same team again. Reef got my sale on the 25th. Real dude. Real artist. No bullshit with this guy.

    • Anonymous

      Paz was pulling a Jay Z move, not letting the authentic niggas rhyme, while him and fake ass apathy get shine for content they know nothing about.

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