Black Rob, who released his new single “Have A Nice Day” off an upcoming project recently, addressed several fan questions through Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA). During the interview, the rapper spoke regarding several topics, including Diddy, G-Dep, Deltron and Dan the Automator.
“There is a sample on the new Deltron [album] from a record I made with Dan back in the day,” Black Rob said when asked if he had songs with Dan that have yet to be released. “Dan has a ton of my old work.”
One of his most celebrated works, Life Story, was also addressed when a fan asked what inspired the album.
“Hunger,” Rob said. “No matter how hard I pushed, Puff didn’t like it. So I learned to push harder.”
His work with Diddy, then known as Puff Daddy, is a part of Bad Boy Entertainment history, joining a roster that also features G-Dep and Craig Mack, among others. Rob addressed his relationship with these artists throughout the AMA.
“I haven’t spoken to Craig [Mack] in a while,” Rob said.
Rob was also asked how he responded to G-Dep’s incarceration.
“I haven’t spoken to him in a minute,” Rob said. “We know where we stand at. Still toe to toe. When I heard the news, I was baffled. One morning I see him, the next he’s gone.”
In 2011, Black Rob spoke about Diddy and Bad Boy.
“Once I caught my bid – or whatever the case may be, [Bad Boy Records] was like ‘Fuck you. We’re gonna use Black Rob as a springboard for this [Notorious B.I.G. project Duets]’ – which flopped by the way,” Rob said. “But it wasn’t Biggie’s fault. It was just a point where they said ‘Fuck The Black Rob Report…Bad Boy left me for dead.”
Black Rob Says “Boom Bap Has Disappeared”
During the AMA session, Black Rob was also asked about a part of Hip Hop that he feels is gone. When asked about how the landscape of the culture has changed, Black Rob said: “The boom bap has disappeared.”
Rob also noted that his upcoming album is slated to be “a New York album.”
Throughout the AMA, Rob was also asked about various New York artists.
“How do you feel about New York artists like Action Bronson, the A$AP Mob, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Ka, and Smoke DZA?” One fan asked. “Do you think that they’re doing a good job of maintaining a high bar for NY rap?”
Black Rob said only one rapper gets his vote of approval.
“Sean Price is the only one I’m feeling,” Rob said. “Sean Price is the only one impressing me lately.”