Kool G. Rap Recalls Failed Studio Session With The Neptunes

Kool G Rap recalls working with the Neptunes for his Rawkus debut "The Giacana Story."

In his 20-plus years in the Hip Hop industry, Kool G. Rap has crafted countless classics with legends like Marley Marl, DJ Premier and more. Now, in a recent interview with Unkut, the revered Juice Crew emcee recalls one studio session that ultimately failed to materialize into a single.

Kool Giancana revealed that he was supposed to record a track produced by the Neptunes for his 2002 Rawkus album The Giacana Story. According to G. Rap, however, he and Pharrell were unable to get on the same page musically, as Skateboard P sought to sonically recreate the Juice Crew emcee's hits like "Ill Street Blues."

"Pharrell was trying to cater to hits that I did in the past, but I wanted him to come with some of the things he was doing during those times," he said. "He was trying to come to my world, but I was trying to go to his world. I was trying to explain to him, 'I’m trying to bring G. Rap to your world. Not convert to your world.' But he was stuck on 'Ill Street Blues.' I guess that was one of his favorite G. Rap records, so I suppose he was trying to cater to that sound – but I was trying to get into the Neptunes sound of the times!"

The Corona, Queens emcee is currently working on full-length projects with both Necro and The Alchemist. Check out the full interview over at Unkut.

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50 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "that man has NEVER lied" Schwarz has the reputation of a used car salesman. If you befriend him bad things will start happening like the fiscal cliff.

  • Anonymous

    "If you think you are so much better than all of us" You lose your cyber cool very fast. Seriously Donnis Mac (were you kicked out of The Lox by any chance?), take a chill pill and learn to respect a different opinion than your's.

  • Anonymous

    Schwarz - You sound emotionally unhinged lol Did Santa pass your hood again this year? No, wait. Best Buy didn't accept your food stamps for that new big screen TV. I could go on and on but I already evicted you out this game in 2012. Don't you think for 2013 you should oh I don't know, get a life, some direction, and maybe a girlfriend? Might take away some of that hostility that is dripping off every word you type.

  • Anonymous

    Donnis Mac - Wow. You're so tough over a screen. Here, do me a favor. Go down to the closest precicnt and just admit to something, anything.

  • Legend

    You parasites are the reason Hip Hop is dying! Instead of paying homage to the Legends ya want to call them old heads. SMFH! That's probably because your father blew your mothers back out then left... So anybody older then you're mad at... LMAO. They need to castrate ya to make sure you don't breed and spread that hate in your blood!

  • Anonymous

    washed up bitter excuse making bum who LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES about his life and failures since DJ Polo took the dookie ropes away. Nathaniel has actually had an interesting life and "LIve and Let Die" is a serious GOAT candidate... How anyone can pretend he's done anything even close to that since then is beyond me. Q: why doe Nathaniel pretend he's a cartoon mafia dude?

    • SMH

      Why are you sucking him? He must be your idol because you sound like you've been studing his life! FOH! Clown! Respect one of the nicest MC's to ever do it!

  • Anonymous

    an album with Kool G and Alchemist would be dope..brace yourselves

  • So Icy Boi!

    diz nigga wack on da mic. no talent. nursery rhymes. Weezy would outrap diz old ass nigga. swag

  • Anonymous

    salute G rap, although i was waitin on collaboration album with the chef

  • Anonymous

    "just because someone wants to experiment with a new sound does not automatically mean they were trying to sell their soul. Its just music" Then why is G Rap talking about it all these years later? Exactly. You can go play now.

    • SCHWARZ

      AYE IT'S 2 THE POINT WE KNOW HE A FCUKBOI EXTRAORDINAIRE WE SCUD MISSILE'D HIS COMMENTS 4 MONTHS HE OFFERED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN RETURN BUT EMOTIONAL FCUKERY KEEP UR FOOT ON HIS NECK BUT EXPECT NOTHING FROM HIM I'D RATHER SPAR WITH YESSIR "QUOTEMAN" IS NOT A WORTHY OPPONENT 4 SCHWARZ YES "QUOTEMAN" U R THE LCD OF COMMENTS HERE NOW CRY HARASSMENT LIKE A BITCH U HAVE FCUKBOI'ITIS IN UR PLASMA LOL HO

    • donnis mac

      He's talking about it because Robbie asked him. Robbie knows about rap history to bring up questions and thoughts other rap interviewers wouldn't. Robbie is one of those respected white guys in rap you wish you were Quote-Man. We watch you try to be "that guy" daily and you're not. You have realistic social and mental issues you need to address. A real man would attach a moniker to his thoughts and speak to the people, you do the exact opposite. Hide.

  • Anonymous

    "just askin cause g raps worst verse is betta than any nigga on radion and tv right now" I don't know what stations you're watching/listening too, but G Rap isn't outshining anybody current. He's old. Crusty, and his jewelry has an expiration date.

    • donnis mac

      "How you anonymous and we can see the "ho" in you?"-Schwarz ^ that man has NEVER lied Unlike YOU Quote-Man, you pose daily dying for validation. Honest question................... If you think you are so much better than all of us and swear you are above us and have the information of the universe none of us have why do YOU still bother commenting here? Is it your white ENTITLEMENT issues? Because if you were apart of white PRIVILEGE you wouldn't waste your time bothering with "peons". You have serious social and mental issues Quote-Man.

  • Anonymous

    Necro = Cornier version of Eminem

    • Doubl Negative

      It's a fair comparison to make as alot of Necro and Em fans only listen to them due to racial solidarity. Em fans especially are the worse. Whether they're white females, gays, teenagers, middles-class people or just the average regular person who has an aversion to hip-hop they all tell you Em is the exception in hip-hop. I've heard so many weak platitudes as to why he should be exonerated for his harsh, contentious views on gays and women such as he loves his daughter or he performed with Elton John. To most whites, these extrapolations explain why he's exceptable, but normal Black emcees are uncultured homophobic, mysogonistic philistines. Whites are only fooling themselves by having this quixotic outlook; the type of white I described is a closet bigot who harbours hostile feelings about our people, but doesn't know how to channel their emotions constructively, so plays the Em card thinking a supposedly cavalier opinion about his music differentiates them from overtly bigoted Fox News presenters. They're all scum to me, but at least FN hosts don't try to camouflage their true feelings about Black people. Necro's cool though.

    • Anonymous

      ya hes white so compare to eminem. Genius.

  • Qaadiru Rashaad

    Its unfortunate that the collaboration between Kool G-Rap & Pharrell didn't happen. I'm sure it would have been something special and nothing short of a classic Hip-Hop joint & banger. Maybe the lack of collaboration on the part of the more mainstream and relevant producers & artist is a key reason why artist such as Kool G-Rap & others have faded away and not been as relevant as they should, especially when they would add more depth to the Hip-Hop music landscape...Qaadiru Rashaad

  • bawse

    G rap is top 10 at best, but he shouldve listened to skateboard the man makes hits & last time i checked G hadnt had one since the 90's

  • Papa G

    G Rap the greatest of all time...not enough know of him. Necro and alchemist? that's pretty fuckin sick... his last album was way underrated. too real. much respect.

  • Anonymous

    Nathaniel has had A LOT of failures... i.e. basically everything since "4, 5, 6" which was half shit. But oooh, Nathaniel watches gangster movies and raps about them; so fucking "real." Anyone remember his pay to play website? Anyone remember the Clik of Respect? Nathaniel is as full of fucking shit as Rakim with his bullshit about Dre and Aftermath. Not that Dre isn't a piece of shit but give Rakim his freedom and look at the cornball shit he's come out with. FACT: DJ Polo and Eric B were BOTH way more important to these guys than they'll ever admit... the records don't lie!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Roots of Evil is a fucking horrible record; an embarrassment to ANY rapper let alone one you white nerds think is "GOAT"-- which he might have been for a few minutes in the late '80s but not for a moment since then.

    • Anonymous

      Roots of Evil is his best album. Anyone who actually thinks he fell off after 4,5,6 obviously hasn't heard it.

    • fortydogg

      u right wit regards to sum thangs u say , but why are those record a fail to you, is it cause u are one them dudes that if it aint on radio or video itz not worthy? just askin cause g raps worst verse is betta than any nigga on radion and tv right now

    • Anonymous

      ...You not talking about anything!!!...

    • Anonymous

      FACT: 456 is classic

    • HIPSTER ALERT!

      looks like someone is on their period.

  • domonick

    VIVA NECRO NECROPRODUCT.COM GODFATHERS KOOL G RAP AND NECRO 2013 HOPEFULLY FUCKN NECRO MUAH HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  • domonick

    KOOL G RAP AND NECRO GODFATHERS 2013 BE ON THE LOOKOUT NECROPRODUCT.COM

  • Anonymous

    Kool G wanted to sell out, Pharrell not...

  • Go Girl Music

    thats wats up.......... Go Girl Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgSIsJyy2jo&feature=channel_video_title

  • Anonymous

    Nothing wrong with what he said, The Neptunes were dope back in the day and did some underrated work with Old School MC's like MC Lyte & Guru that people dont bring up when there sipping the haterade. Hearing G Rap over some dope Neptunes shit like "Superthug" or Mystikals "Jump" would have been insane

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like G Rap wanted to sell his soul to Pharell for a hit.

    • Anonymous

      just because someone wants to experiment with a new sound does not automatically mean they were trying to sell their soul. Its just music. smh (stuck in the 90s azz)

  • killah_casp

    not all artists can get the vibe they want from the producers thats why we have A&Rs to bring the right producer to the right artist i dont think that shit would off sounded that tight any how kools lyrics on a commercially pop sounding beating would of done more harm than help in my opionion.

  • Fuck Queens

    How the fuck you go from "Ill Street Blues" to working with Necro?!?!

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