Full Grown...But Still Monica

Everybody knows the Grammy-winning multi platinum artist Monica. But if you need a history lesson you can always crawl from under your rock and backtrack to 1995 where it all began with her debut album Ms. Thang. CRUNK Magazine sat down with Monica at the Lincoln Reach Higher Red Carpet Premier event in Atlanta to talk about her new album The Makings of Me and her new life.

As always, Monica is looking as beautiful as ever. Rocking a long blonde ponytail and a sweater and jeans; she’s as approachable as a clerk in the Lenox mall. Monica is no longer the boisterous, outspoken, down-for-whatever teenager that grew up in front of our eyes. Monica is a child star (a term that she doesn’t like to use) done right. Don’t get it twisted, Monica is still very outspoken but in a grown up and mature way. With life lessons under her belt, Monica has learned a lot about herself as a person, relationships, and the business. That being said, she’s patterned her life around the decisions that she’s had to make. She’s a new mother and engaged to be married Monica is a full grown woman and wants everyone to know it. Her new album The Makings of Me is another compilation of chapters in the book called Monica.

Backtracking, Monica Arnold came to be known as Ms. Thang when she was only 13 years of age. Now 26 and a mother, her life has changed in so many ways. The Makings of Me is the vessel through which she chooses to tell us this chapter of her life story. She also shares wisdom for others who may have gone through something similar.

“I want to show people that there is a life outside their circumstances.”

With a reflective look, Monica recalls the tragic suicide of her ex-boyfriend and how she was able to deal. “I started writing poetry after Jarvis’ suicide and we created songs through that. I brought in people like Tank and Sean Garrett that could help me make it work.”

Monica notes that because The Makings of Me is a personal testament of her life, Dozen Roses as her favorite. “…cause it’s about where I’m at now. It talks about being happy and finding love and accepting all the cards that life deals you and keeping it moving.” A Dozen Roses was produced by Missy Elliott and sampled by Smokey Robinson.

“My other favorite is Sideline Ho. That’s self explanatory. It describes how a woman feels to find out that her loved one cheated. This is strictly for the women. Fellas, there’s something else on the album for you, but this aint it.” Monica credits Tank with titling the song after long discussions about women who chase men who are already spoken for. She’s not holding a grudge, “…but she knows who she is.”

Monica first single off the album was Beat Drop, produced by Jermaine Dupri. It was a ‘most requested’ on the radio and on the music video countdowns. Monica says, “At the club, Jermaine would say, every time the beat drop you can’t sit still! So he goes and makes the record and puts Dem Franchise Boyz on it. They brought the “snap” to the forefront. Beat Drop is all about the snap music.”

“I’m fully grown and things are much different than they would’ve been 12 to 13 years ago.”

Older and much wiser, Monica talks about what it’s like being the woman is behind the music. “I took control once I started working on After the Storm. Controlling my own destiny forces me to do things differently. I look forward to acting. I look forward to expanding my family. I’d have 3 or 4 more kids. I look forward to so many things that people probably don’t expect from me.”

Monica’s been really quiet lately. There has been no drama coming off the Monica radar. She has a beautiful life, a new album, new child and a fiancĂ©’. Who and what would make a woman floating on cloud nine come crashing down with a vengeance? New York radios host Ms. Jones.

In an on-air interview with Ms. Jones, the radio host lets her know that she didn’t like the newest single Beat Drop. Not taking it personal, Monica accepts her criticism like a professional without drama. However, after leaving the Hot 97 studio is when Ms. Jones goes on to rip the songstress apart and attack her personally. Monica explains the situation as, “She was disrespectful by talking about things that I can’t control, like I’m too skinny.”

To Ms. Jones, “I was the same weight that I was when you met me 12 years ago, so why now are you trying to increase ratings? Are you trying to be a shock jock, because there’s only one Wendy Williams and I respect her cause if she has something to say she says it to my face.”

Monica explains, “I think she was confused and thought I was offended that she didn’t like my song (Beat Drop). I don’t care about that. I thought that was fine. Lots of people like to hear me sing. They don’t want me to do fun upbeat young records like that.”

“We met before and I’d shown her love because that’s what I do but there are boundaries. I’m fully grown and things are much different than they would’ve been 12 to 13 years ago. Everybody knows how I get down so I try to keep myself drama free cause it could get real stupid.”

In a manner befitting of a lady, Monica, addresses the radio host, “It’s a small thing to a giant and I don’t have any business fueling something that so petty. Being a shock jock doesn’t work for everybody so maybe you should take your own direction, find your own lane and stay in it. You were an artist first and that didn’t work. “

“It’s done as long as she doesn’t speak on me again. “

Son Of Pain

Every so often you come across a soulful spirit that evokes the blues. On the surface he looks like just another smooth brotha, but dig deep and you find that Governor is a Virginia born country boy at heart and now one of the hottest additions to the Grand Hustle label owned by Atlantic recording artist T.I. and his business partner Jason Geter.

Governor’s addition to the Grand Hustle family is definitely the right move to help him bring his sound to lovers of both R&B and hip-hop. He’s been given the stamp of approval by the likes of T.I. and Scott Storch. T.I. says, “Real recognizes real. His music speaks to real life situations.” His ability to be both a lyricist and a storyteller and can be heard on his newest album Son of Pain and his first single, “Blood, Sweat and Tears” produced by the Track Masters. He calls his unique blend of music “soul folk”. He says, “Folk music is about the story and the message. Soul music is about the feeling.” Son of Pain is a soulful rendition of both.

Governor isn’t a rookie in the music game. He’s been around the block a few times. He’s worked with heavy hitters like Wyclef Jean, 50 Cent and none other than Dr. Dre. When he and Dre’ worked together, red tape and corporate drama resulted in the collaboration to never see daylight. Although it didn’t turn out the way he’d preferred, Governor says, “The combo with us was crazy! He saw the talent I had.” Not to be on the down and out, Governor references his experience with the music game, “I know this game and you can’t keep denying me. This is not a hobby; its survival for me.”

I'm Not Lovita

“You can call me Terri. That’s my real name.” answers the quietly beautiful Terri Vaughn when an overly anxious fan greets her as ‘Lovita’. In a voice unfamiliar to anyone who’s a fan of the 1996 sitcom hit The Steve Harvey Show, that nasally high-pitched voice of Lovita Alizay Jenkins is now gone and replaced with the calmingly deep tone of a mature woman who’s long since moved on from pouring chocolate sauce all over her “Ceddy Bear.”

Fast forward and you’ll find that Terri Vaughn has just wrapped up filming the movie Three Can Play That Game alongside cast mates Toni Rock, Jason George, Vivica A. Fox, Jazsmine Lewis and Melissa Ford. Her character ‘Linda’ is exact isn’t the familiar ghetto-fabulous diva that we love from Terri. Linda is, “…so fun! She’s a business woman and…she’s not ghetto [this time].” And accepting that her portrayal of the round-a-way girl on the Steve Harvey Show is what made her face more recognizable than any other role she’s played thus far, Terri happily reminisces about those days.” I loved that role and I’m so happy it touched and made an impact on so many people. That means I did my job.”

A native of San Francisco and now living in LA, Terri hasn’t strayed too far from home to make it big. fourteen years ago when she started acting, her aspirations took her to the stage with her first gig on a David E. Talbert’s touring stage production Tellin It Like It Tiz, “It gave me my chops. We did eight shows a week and twenty cities” Tellin It Like It Tiz launched Terri’s career as an actress along with Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) who also appears in the movie Three Can Play That Game. But in the future, if it be Terri’s will, she’d be back on TV in her ideal role. “I love romantic comedies. I would love to do a television series that is a romantic comedy and be the lead and not just the side girl.” And even though she speaks with a wide grin when talking about her dreams, we can’t forget Terri’s enormous display of creative versatility when she shocked Showtime’s Soulfood viewers during a passionate kiss shared with Byrd (Malinda Williams) during a portrayal of Eva Holly, a lesbian, during her multi-episode guest appearance.

So for anyone considering a lifestyle in acting, Terri advises, “Study your craft. Go to school…You’re gonna be unemployed more than you are employed. It’s very uncertain and unstable. It’s a crazy life.” And with her free time in between acting gigs, she enjoys being mommy to her 8 year-old son and working with her foundation ‘Take Wings’, a non-profit organization that mentors teen and pre-teen girls in the San Francisco Bay area poverty stricken areas.

After growing up in the projects of San Francisco, Terri was affected by the gang and drug infested environment that could surely swallow the weak. “I grew up in the ghetto and had friends killed by drugs and gang violence when I was a teen.” A proud example that you don’t have to be a product of your environment, Terri is now in the process of getting ready for their 5th Annual Fundraising Gala in August. The event will be hosted by none other than Cedric the Entertainer.


Signing with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather’s Philthy Rich Records just over two years ago, H-FLO’s introduction to the game has been a TKO (total knock-out).

Relaxing in his Los Angeles hotel and readying himself for the red carpet, H-FLO is calm and confident about his introduction to the swarming press parade. “This is my second time on the red carpet for the awards but this time its major cuz my music is out there and people know who I am. I want to have a good time, but I’m focusing on the press.”

The average rags to riches and ashy to classy story isn’t one that Harold White Jr. (H-FLO) tells about his life. Although coming from a broken home where his parents divorced when he was only 11, his family has always been tight. Coming from an entrepreneurial background, the White family has always been in charge. As a kid, he found himself working in the family business and being groomed to manage and be an owner not a worker. He credits his savvy business since to his upbringing and his own smarts. “I’m a business man that just so happens to be an artist…Just like Jay-Z, Ludacris and Diddy; they made it famous as an artist but they are business men who are also artists.”

Already multi-tasking between music and other projects like real estate, H-FLO is no dummy. He realizes that music isn’t always going to be there and having other financial goals is a must to stay in the green. As a college student at Wilberforce College in Ohio, being away from home gave him the chance to develop his own way of thinking and pave his own way instead of following in the family business. Although he didn’t finish college ‘yet’, he does think having a degree is important and sees himself going back to Wilberforce and completing the 27 hours needed to get his Bachelors degree and help build a studio while there to help other students coming after him achieve their goals as well.

So what do a famous boxer and an upcoming hip hop artist have in common; other than most athletes wanting to be artists and vice versa? H-FLO’s mix tape landed in the hands of the boxing champ and through some crafty investigation he tracked down the college dropout (hey, it worked for Kanye) and the rest is history in the making. And the relationship between the two is unique because both men are artists in their own right and are both smart savvy business men as well. H-FLO describes his relationship with Mayweather, “We bump heads but we’re family. Some people try to control everything, but at the end of the day he gives me the freedom to do what I need…We’re both businessmen and I’m always on top of my P’s and Q’s.”

A lot of criticism has been made of the two-year hold on H-FLO’s career since signing with Philthy Rich Records. There are no other major artists on the rise ahead of him so wutdafuxup? With the boss training and doing his boxing thing and H-FLO learning the business, things take time. H-FLO also adds, “Keep in mind; I only picked up a mic three years ago. I had just left college to start pursuing this music thing and after only a year I got signed with Philthy Rich Records. I didn’t have to go through the usual grind that a lot of cats did.”

So after moving the whole family (including both of his divorced parents) to Las Vegas (home of Philthy Rich Records) to be close to him while doing his music thing H-FLO began to craft his career.

Rumor Control:
Buckeey (Flavor of Love & Charm School) and I are ‘just friends’ (but let it be known that when he gets to Jay-Z and B status it may be something more)

Me, Floyd and 50 Cent are cool. When 50 Cent performed while escorting Floyd Mayweather to the ring during the DeLahoya/Mayweather fight it was assumed by many that since H-FLO was on Mayweathers’ label Philthy Rich Records that he’d use his headlining talent to ‘bring him out’. There was no issue there. With all the drama, “…it gave me a lot of exposure. It did give a little tension with me and Floyd because he thought that I was upset about it. but we cool cuz he know now that it wasn’t me creating that rumor.”

Gotta Give To Receive

To see the hottest talent that hip hop has to offer was an understatement if you were sitting under the same roof with hundreds of volunteers at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. People who gave of their time, blood and sweat were entertained like they’d paid royally for the hottest tickets in town.

Teaming up with the Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation in Atlanta, volunteers participated in refacing a blighted area of the neighborhood to make it a more visibly pleasing sight.

Nick Cannon hosted the event providing a comedic intermission between guest appearances by artists who rocked the house in an effort to say thank you for your time. Performers on deck were none other than Rich Boy, Eve, Jim Jones, Keri Hilson, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy who was the events’ headliner. Keeping it real, Jeezy smiled as he jokingly complained about clothes and sneakers that still had paint stains in them from his volunteer efforts. “It wasn’t for nothing. We should all experience what it feels like to give of our time for someone else and not expect anything in return.” Other performers agreed with the sentiment and in their own way communicated ways that they give back to their communities as well.

Now in an era where our youth are growing so up fast, Boost Mobile Rock Corps (BMRC) decided to slow them down and teach a lesson about giving back, showing pride and respect through service and using music to tie the two together. in exchange for giving four hours of their personal time in community service Boost Mobile Rock Corps gave volunteers one ticket to the concert.

Founded by veteran hip hop music video director Chris Robinson (“ATL” the movie, Amerie's "1 Thing", Snoop's "Beautiful", and Jay-Z's "Change Clothes"), he wanted “…to see how hip hop could make a positive effect on today’s’ youth.” BMRC is a national youth volunteer movement that has gained much momentum since it’s inception in 2005 and has encouraged service and community pride among nearly 20,000 youth around the country. BMRC partners with non-profit organizations to plan various volunteer projects in major metropolitan areas around the U.S.

The following is a list of cities that BMRC will be visiting:

Portland, OregonJuly 26, 2007
Houston, TexasAugust 2, 2007
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAugust 27, 2007
Chicago, Illinois September 2, 2007
New York City, New YorkOctober 6, 2007
Baltimore, MarylandTBD
New OrleansTBD

Youth interested in becoming part of the Boost Mobile Rock Corps movement can call BMRC at 1-888-ROCK-899, or log onto http://www.boostmobilerockcorps.com/ for more information and to register for membership. BMRC members will be notified of volunteerism to expose young people to simple ways they can proactively contribute to the greater good.

Young Snead & Yae High

Because they’re new to us doesn’t mean they are new to the game. CRUNK Magazine introduces to the world of hip hop Young Snead and Yae High, the first two artists off the Grown Money Entertainment Incorporated (GME, Inc.) management roster. These two men are making their mark on hip hop and are anticipating the impact of their reintroduction to the game with the release of The Takeover Continues, a mix tape blessed by DJ Drama and the Aphilliates. Drama puts his stamp on it, “The music is hot. They young. They coming up. I see good thing for ‘em.”

While they’re not sitting on their hands waiting on radio to ‘discover’ their true talent; the men of GME are busy making a name for themselves and building a solid foundation by making things happen for themselves. Wesley Kelly, CEO of Grown Money Entertainment says, “These guys aren’t boys anymore. They are men who’ve finished school and are moving onto the next phase of their lives. I’m developing a business here and not just artists. They are learning about the business as well as developing their talent. When you listen to the music, you’ll see that they have something to say.”

Young Snead and Yae High have experienced the ‘illusion’ of trying to make it in the rap game. They’ve seen the highs and lows of the game, yet they continue to bounce back. Young Snead who was formally signed to Big Cat Records along with label mates Gucci Mane, Rasheeda and Maceo considers himself a veteran of the ATL hip hop trade. He found his voice at age 14 and knew that his lyrical talent was meant for more than making the grade in school.

“When it came down to what I was going to do in life, I knew whatever it was it had to be big.” A rule that Young Snead follows is one that rings true for everyone: “Quick money is going to go the same way it came…Quickly. So make sure you keep your heart pure and keep a tight conversation with the man upstairs and handle yours like a man.”

Yae High discovered his lyrical gift at age 13 and considers his delivery ‘smooth as butter’. He credits Wesley Kelly and the GME fam for seeing his talents and swiftly allowing him to use his voice to say his peace. Yae High considers his style more of a swagger consisting of, “old school and my excellent writing style all rolled into one.” You can catch a glimpse of his swagger along with label mate Young Snead on their new single Do What I Want to Do.

Kim Dishes On Diddy Split

Long-time girlfriend says she ended her ten-year audition for the Mrs. Diddy title for her and her family
Kim Porter issued a statement through her publicist Marvet Britto confirming (but not explaining why) her decision to split with Sean "Diddy" Combs, the daddy of three of her four children.

"After ten years, I have decided to end my on-again/off-again relationship with Sean 'Diddy' Combs. In ending this relationship, I made a decision that was in the best interest of myself, Sean and our family. I look forward to moving on with my life and my career, and wish him prosperity, health and happiness in life and in love. We will remain friends and committed parents to our children."

After a ridiculous display of love on the December cover of Essence, Kim got hammered by fans when Diddy admitted his inability to offer his longtime girlfriend a serious commitment.
"I know she deserves to get married, but I'm just not ready," he said. "It's not a reflection on how much I love Kim. It's that I'm just learning how to be a good boyfriend. When I'm finished with this step, I'll move on to the next."

In an effort to keep her man from looking like a jerk (too late), Kim cleaned up behind him by stating, "When we do, it'll be a wonderful thing, a beautiful thing. But that's just not now. When it's time we'll know it, and we'll do it."

In other Diddy News: Diddy sought YouTube in his search for a new personal assistant

Diddy is seeking a new personal assistant; but there’s a catch. Instead of the traditional ‘send-your-resume’ way, the 37-year-old entrepreneur has decided to forego traditional interviews and select his next personal assistant from video submissions posted on YouTube.

In his YouTube announcement, Diddy requests that wannabe assistants send in a video, no longer than three minutes, explaining why they are the best candidate for the job.
"If you feel you can be my assistant, I wanna know why," Diddy said. "What better job than that, to have me scream at you, go crazy, keep you up late hours, have you sleep-deprived... if this job interests you, upload your video interview why you should be my assistant."

To apply for the position, applicants should upload their video to YouTube.com/Group/DiddyAssistant. Applicants should tag their video interview "Diddy Assistant."

"I'm the best and I like working with the best, so if you're the best, holla at your boy. This is gonna be fun," Diddy added.

Carl Thomas Is Back and So Much Better

A leader in luxury and style and now with a collaboration with some of the hottest talent in music, The Lincoln Lounge Experience has an ambiance that brings out both music and style enthusiasts.

Hosted by Atlanta Falcon’s All-Pro Defensive Back Allen Rossum, comedians Tony Sculfield and Leon Rogers, the Lincoln Lounge Experience was attended by Atlanta celebrities and sports figures and VIP’s at the Compound nightclub.

The evenings’ award-winning 2007 Lincoln lineup included the new Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator L and the Mark LT. Attendees waited in line for more than an hour to take advantage of the opportunity to test drive these vehicles.

This exclusive red carpet affair showcased the talents of Revenge of the Underground Divas featuring N’dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, Mysa Leak of Incognito and Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul. Headlining the event was R&B crooner Carl Thomas who’s currently on tour promoting his new CD So Much Better.

CRUNK Magazine caught up with the ladies’ man and had a few words before he took to the stage:

CRUNK: What can fans of your music expect from So Much Better? Is there a new sound to be found from you this time?

Carl Thomas: The sound is diverse. I’m using the same menu (tried and true) for love making and love reconciliation: breaking up, making up

CRUNK: We lost Luther [Vandross] last year and Gerald [Lavert] this year. It seems like the men from the ‘adult R&B’ category are slowly leaving us. It looks like we have to become listeners of younger artists (Usher, Marques Houston, Ne-Yo…) who don’t often speak in the mature manner that most ‘grown’ folks are accustomed.

Carl Thomas: We’re still here. But in the defense of the younger generation, you have to take it a little bit easier on the younger guys because they will be grown one day. I was once that young cat trying to come up.

With an out-of-the-gate hit on debut album Emotional, ladies and men alike are still swooning to Summer Rain, My Valentine and Emotional, all of which he performed onstage at the Lincoln Lounge Experience. In 2004 Carl released his second album Let’s Talk About It. Unfortunately tragedy struck and Carl lost his brother to senseless and random gang violence on Halloween night. “With the death of my brother Randy, I kind of lost my voice. I had found the truth in my brother and now he was gone.”

CRUNK: This album is much anticipated. Your second album Let’s Talk About It didn’t fair as well as your debut Emotional. Are you doing anything different with this album than previous ones?

Carl Thomas: I usually don’t take the feature route. I got some of my Chicago cronies on it. I have Dave Hollister, Lalah Hathaway, my home girl Brandy, E-40 and Baby Cham.
CRUNK: Coming from Chicago, you’re leaving out Mr. Robert Kelly?

Carl Thomas: R. Kelly and I are doing a remix on my next single.

Still holding the title of the king of the quiet storm, Carl Thomas stirred up emotions at the Compound nightclub with old favorites and new ones as well. Anticipated favorites on the album are 2 Piece which is getting lots of radio recognition and the ‘curry flavored’ Oh! N, which was produced by famed duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Another cut that’s a don’t miss is laid back collaboration with songstress Brandy called Something About You.

In an age of ‘plastic’ soul, it’s very reassuring to hear someone who can deliver musical emotions that are very real.

Blue Collar Rhymes

A jack of all trades and a master of many is just one way to describe Chicago born Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Ask him about “Bush-enomics”, No Child Left Behind, and AIDS in the black community and a host of other socio-economic questions that seem to elude the hip-hop nation’s rappers whose educating us which way to lean or rock. To be bored with small talk of jewels and what brand of clothes he’s rocking is an understatement. Realize you’re in the presence of a man of substance and truth.

Before anyone really knew who Rhymefest was, he’d already began making room on his trophy case with his first Grammy Award for co-writing Jesus Walks with fellow Chi-town friend Kanye West. Now, with the summer release of his debut album Blue Collar, Rhymefest has been blowing up the hip hop scene with wise cracking cheap shots and brutal honesty aimed at stereotypical and fake artist who claim to keep it real. CRUNK Magazine sat down with Rhymefest in Atlanta’s Tabernacle after a show that had the fans going 100 miles per hour and ultimately fighting over a pair of autographed sneakers that he flung into the audience once he was done ripping the stage in them. Rhymefest is on tour with A Tribe Called Quest for the 2nd Annual 2K Sports Bounce Tour, which brings together hip-hop, sports and video game enthusiasts alike.

CRUNK: Has the road been a hard one for you? This is your debut album, but you’ve been around for a while now. You’re no spring chicken.

Rhymefest: Whatever you tell God you want to do, you’ll be tried and tested. You don’t know what your trial or test will be, but it will be bigger than what you were doing before….I’ve been tested. My patience, faith, endurance, health and my spirit has been tested.

CRUNK: You’re not a young dude. What can we get from you at your age that people will want to hear?

Rhymefest: A lot of young rappers aren’t very good. They don’t have enough wisdom to pull it off. If you’re 28 in hip hop, you’re old. It’s about maturity and immaturity, ignorance and wisdom and spirituality. I’m 29 and I’m not old. I have music that appeals to everyone. It has something that hip hop is not packing. Spirituality.

CRUNK: Lots of people are looking for music of relevance. Those kinds of songs seem to be the ones that last over time unlike the songs that take advantage of a temporary phase. How is Blue Collar relevant?

Rhymefest: God delivers me messages and I deliver them to the people. I am a vessel. When Kanye and I wrote Jesus Walks, we were being used to deliver that.

CRUNK: Speaking of Jesus Walks, were you nervous or afraid that that type of song wouldn’t catch on or the industry wouldn’t feel that type of song?

Rhymefest: I’m not under the nigga burden or the hood burden. I realize rappers are the new preaches…are the new civil rights leaders. We direct the climate of the community. We are supposed to make music that is the theme song for the revolution that the hood is going through now. If I’m so scared of what people are gonna say and think and so scared that I can’t be revolutionary, why am I even doing music? I might as well just die. I have no fear in my body of nothing and nobody.

CRUNK: Kids idolize rappers and entertainers. They don’t look up to educators like they used to back in the day. Do you realize that you are a role model? Are you doing your part to foster positive-ness?

Rhymefest: You know I speak to kids in schools. I do college lectures. I accept that responsibility. Kids think rappers love them and we have their best interest. But they think teachers don’t cuz they try to discipline them. Kids are rebellious. Community, teachers and most authority figures have let the kids down. The people in the community don’t know how to protest no more. They feel powerless like they can’t change nothing. So they put their gauntlet down and the only one seem like they willing to fight for the kids is the rappers. So who you think the kids gon’ look to?

CRUNK: Let’s talk about Blue Collar and lighten the mood. What does Rhymefest talk about in his music?

Rhymefest: I got club bangers, I want to fuck songs, deep relation type of issues (breaking into a rap)…

…everything she was telling me, everything My mother became a widow before she got the wedding ring; Shorty was locked in the prison, I wanted to set her free I couldn’t so I sat and listened with no intermission; I didn’t interrupt her, to tell you the truth Originally I just wanted to fuck her

My music is ballads music. What’s in my music? Truth and balance… so I don’t give a fuck if radio never play my shit! I don’t give a fuck if BET never play my shit! God brought me to a place that I wouldn’t have been brought to unless I was saying what He want me to say.