After half-hour, Fishkill Correctional Facility cuts the decision off. Up till this level, the dialog between former Dangerous Boy rapper Trevell Coleman aka G. Dep and AllHipHop honcho Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur spanned his hopes, his larger studying in jail, his time with Diddy and the squad, in addition to his ideas on returning to rap.
On this installment, he discusses the aggressive nature of the early 2000s and what it took to be down with Diddy after Biggie was slain. He additionally debunks the notion that incarcerated people can’t maintain their ear to the streets outdoors of the beast. Dep gives his favourite rappers of the present period in addition to his Prime Lifeless or Alive rappers that had been coming.
Lastly, he talks about his household, significantly his sons and his relationship to them.
AllHipHop: How aggressive had been y’all (Dangerous Boy Data)?
G-Dep: I imply, it wasn’t actually that… I used to be extra aggressive, it was my very own private factor. I felt like I needed to attempt to be one of the best G-Dep, that I needed to be. However, so far as something that we felt we needed to be higher than anyone else, that wasn’t actually the vibe. It was type of simply because, to not be humorous, at the moment, that Dangerous Boy was it. It was dudes that was scorching, after all. However, it was just like the monster that we was coping with was simply ensuring you make hits. That was all we needed to do as a result of we knew that we was already in a very good place. So far as having to essentially attempt to be higher than something, that actually wasn’t the case. You realize what I’m saying?
AllHipHop: Sure, it’s humorous.
G. Dep: All we needed to do was make hits. That’s loopy.
Sure, that was our job. It was similar to, “Yo, right here’s every thing you should do every thing that you should do.” That was actually it. We had the manufacturing, we had the ability, so it was like simply go, do no matter you had been skilled to do, that is what you do it. That was mainly that. It was simply Hip-Hop – it looks like all the time is definitely the beat of the tradition, so it looks like it all the time gravitates to folks which might be on the pinnacle of their lives. It was simply the suitable time and the suitable stage for us to say the suitable factor, we needed to discuss it, in order that was the suitable time to do it.
AllHipHop: Sure, that’s a truth. That’s loopy, undoubtedly. What do you concentrate on Hip-Hop now based mostly on what you’ve heard?
G. Dep: I imply, I nonetheless suppose Hip-Hop continues to be stunning to me, man. That is what brothers are going by. That is how they’re feeling. That is the sound of the music. Once I take heed to Hip-Hop now, it’s humorous as a result of actually to me, it simply appears like what Hip-Hop was alleged to grow to be.
Whenever you used to listen to… When folks used to emulate Hip-Hop again then, or not emulate it, however extra so type of simply attempt to painting what Hip-Hop was, it was like they couldn’t actually work out how Hip-Hop actually happened or the way to even clarify it so they’d simply mimic how they thought it ought to sound, and these pretend little beats they used to place out.
Take into consideration if we had been watching a present, like South Park or one thing like that, and they might placed on a music and the beat can be all simply what they thought Hip-Hop was. That is what Hip-Hop changed into, it really was that, however they didn’t actually notice what they had been doing.
To me, now once I take heed to Hip-Hop, it’s advanced to the purpose the place I really feel like that is what it’s alleged to sound like, it couldn’t go every other method. It’s humorous, it’s type of surreal, man.
AllHipHop: Anyone you like to take heed to? Anyone you want usually? Or, is it only a common listening sort of factor?
G. Dep: I imply, I dig brothers, man. I like Kodak Black.
G. Dep: Sure, man, I’m digging Kodak, man. Let me see, I like Lil Child, Lil Child don’t actually… I like Drake, that’s apparent, son is sweet. I wish to take heed to whoever’s the latest dude. That’s my factor these days. That’s what I do. I take heed to whoever’s new, whoever’s new – I’m on it. I’m simply listening like, “Wow, I see the place you going with it,” as a result of I wish to see what’s happening. The youth all the time dictated Hip-Hop, as a result of they mainly… That’s simply the younger concept, the younger, what’s happening. 22Gz, I’m checking for all that. Particularly if it’s the dude’s from the world the place I’m from, I attempt to examine for stuff like that.
AllHipHop: Sure, that’s a truth. Yo, it’s type of loopy although, with that youthful power has introduced numerous chaos to the sport to some extent too. Possibly, I don’t need to generalize, as a result of clearly everyone’s not wilding, however we misplaced a younger rapper named Takeoff from the Migos and he was solely 28.
G. Dep: God bless his soul, man.
AllHipHop: Sure, man. I imply, I’m attempting to determine… Plenty of us are attempting to make sense of it as a result of it’s tragic and it’s loopy. It looks like we’re dropping anyone at the very least each month, anyone, not a… Main artists are dying.
G. Dep: That’s a truth. You proper, man. That’s how I considered it too, man, they’re killing brothers that’s distinguished brothers. I don’t perceive how they doing that. It’s loopy.
AllHipHop: Sure, it’s modified. I feel the respect stage too has modified loads too. I don’t know if artists are valued the way in which they was. I could possibly be improper. Or perhaps folks simply actually jealous, man, as a result of I can’t put a finger on it but. It could possibly be a mixture of stuff. However, did you’ve any opinions on that, of simply a number of the ugliness with the tradition? Or, has it all the time been like that?
G. Dep: I imply, I feel it’s simply extra artists which might be on the market now so it looks like these brothers… Earlier than, you couldn’t actually attain out and contact rappers, rappers had been type of scarce to search out, man, the place can they disguise? Now you’ll be able to run into dudes, dudes are round. I feel it simply has loads to do… Me and my boy was speaking about it, I feel it has loads to do with simply brothers… Every part is simply so accessible.
Dude’s is making theirselves I feel a bit too accessible, as a result of they really feel like they will simply try this. We had been simply saying, it looks like the brothers are simply getting caught on the market, they’re nonetheless teetering on the road a bit an excessive amount of, as a result of each dude that I’m listening to of, they obtained caught up within the hood someplace. If you concentrate on all of the dudes that obtained murdered, the previous few dudes, man, the final 10, let’s say, they all the time within the hood someplace. The improper place, the improper time.
We obtained to essentially have a look at ourselves as soon as we get in these positions like businessmen, that’s the sacrifice we obtained to make. You bought to make a sacrifice that… You can get nothing on this world with out sacrificing. Should you really feel such as you obtained to do one thing two, three within the morning, you bought to watch out. I imply, I don’t know the brother’s state of affairs, however I do know from the skin trying in, it simply looks like brothers simply obtained to be aware of who they’re and type of keep out of hurt’s method, man.
AllHipHop: Sure, completely.
G. Dep: That’s a truth. I imply, if I’m staying… I could possibly be improper, I’m in jail, I don’t know, I’m not on the market. I don’t know the vibe of why dudes is placing themself on the market, why they really feel like they will. I don’t know why that’s, however from my perspective, if I’m that distinguished and I need to celebration, I’m going to go someplace the place… As a substitute of going to the native membership, I’m going to go someplace we’re all in the identical place. Or, I’ll simply throw my very own celebration and ensure every thing is… That’s the way you simply obtained to be, man. You’ll be able to’t slip up.
AllHipHop: Sure, that’s an ideal concept really, simply throw your individual celebration. AllHipHop does one factor for each single interview nearly we do. We ask artists the Prime 5 Lifeless or Alive rappers, prime 5 favorites or influential rappers in your profession. Did you’ve a prime 5?
G. Dep: Sure, I undoubtedly had a prime 5, man. Undoubtedly, man.
AllHipHop: Who’s your prime 5?
G. Dep: I might say, actually, man, my prime… I imply, all my prime 5 rappers are the pioneers, man. I might say Large Daddy Kane.
AllHipHop: Okay, good.
G. Dep: Large Daddy Kane, LL.
G. Dep: I might say Rakim, excuse me. I do know it appears like type of apparent, however these had been my influences. Large Daddy Kane, LL, Rakim. Let me see. Nas. I might say these are the… I’m type of skimming as a result of I’m simply going to provide the prime 5 that… You bought 4 and a half and you bought three and a half, however I’m going to simply provide you with… You work Nas and B.I.G., as a result of I used to be nonetheless a youngin, despite the fact that they had been younger too on the time, however I used to be a younger man listening to them within the nineties and I used to be like, “Wow, this dude is dope. These dudes is dope.”
I used to be simply going to say, however the dudes that made me decide up a pen within the first place was, like I stated, Large Daddy Kane, Rakim, LL, stuff like that.
AllHipHop: I don’t need to assume this, however did you ever meet Biggie?
G. Dep: Nah, I by no means met B.I.G., man. I by no means met Biggie, man. I seen him within the tunnel one time, if I’m not mistaken, it appeared like him. I feel it was him although, as a result of they stated they had been in the home and I seen him. He was standing behind the bar with a fur on and his sun shades, the shades he used to put on, so I stated, “That needed to be him.” However, he was type of contemporary, new on the scene, so it was like he blended in actual simply. However, the dude knew he was anyone as a result of he simply was standing there like… I used to be like, “I feel that was B.I.G.” However no, I by no means met him.
AllHipHop: Proper. Undoubtedly, undoubtedly. All proper, man, properly look, the very last thing I need to ask you, man. I do know you’ve twin sons and so they type of out right here. How’s that relationship? If you already know, how is that relationship?
G. Dep: Properly man, these are my little mans, man. I like them. I like them a lot, man. They in school, and we share our school experiences considerably. After we discuss, they’re so articulate and clever and I simply thank God, man, that they went in that path, man, and determined to do one thing constructive. Simply comply with their instincts so far as what they wished to do, as a result of lots of people know… They know what they need to do or they suppose they know, however they don’t pursue it, and so they’re really… Their mom is ensuring that they go in the suitable path with their aspirations. That’s an exquisite factor. However, our relationship is sweet, man. We undoubtedly have to spend extra time with one another, clearly. Once I go house, that’s my plan, man. I need to spend as a lot time with them as doable. Sure, man.
AllHipHop: Sure, little doubt. Is there the rest you wished to say and inform folks?
G. Dep: That’s all good, man. I simply wished to simply peace out. Peace to everyone, man. Have a blessed day, man. That’s about it, man.
AllHipHop: All proper, man. I admire you. Maintain your head up and keep constructive. Keep blessed, man. I’m going to maintain you in prayer, for positive.