Exclusive Interview with Legendary Rapper Fiend
Interview by Michael Bentley of Spin Doctor PR Firm
If you had a list of artists that have been in the game (and relevant) as long as Fiend, well you list would be very short. You have the names of Nas and Jay-Z, and anytime you mention those greats in a list, you know you are doing something right! Fiend came up as a member of the Master P army of rappers, No Limit Records, and he is one of the only soldiers left. Now on his own and with rumors of Jay-Z himself signing the legendary rapper, we got a chance to talk one on one with a rapper who is known as being the most slept on in the South!
1. So what is going with you right now?
I am recording right now, dropping mix tape after mix tape, producing, traveling, having a good azz time.
2. You hit the net hard this summer with two joints with Curren$y, can you
talk about your relationship with him?
Yeah, We dropping a lot of music period, being productive, Curren$y and Fiend are two cats from the same city
both into our crafts. We brothers and this is JetLife/IronGang.
3. There was a huge rumor flying around that you and the Jigga man, Shawn
Carter, might be linking up? Do you have any word on this for us?
There are a lot of rumors linking up with the Jay-Z but no comfirmation on anything just yet, but expect
huge deals and amazing collaborations from me in the near future!
4.Now if you don’t mind, can we talk about your classic album, “There’s
one in Every Family”? That album was ground breaking, still played to
this day by a lot heads, and you really set up a lane for that album.
Yeah, it was my first time talking to the world as a young man, from where I was in in my life. Survival and
was gone talk about it. Memories put to tracks. 1 week later the LP went gold.
5. Being a vet, how much do you think has changed?
The internet and fans are are the major difference today. Consumers want access
to new material ASAP, a lot of anticipation has been removed. But I also did the courage
of new fans to support what they want no matter if its world trending or not. Jetplane/IronGang.
6. Also what do you think about these younger kids coming up? Do you haveanybody we should check for that is upcoming?
Do and Cornerboy Pis who I would check for on the new scene, Kendrick Lamar, Mand, and Paradox.
7. What can we expect from you next an album, a mix tape?
Music, Larger Fan Base, More Traveling, simple the best.
8. What are some of the essentials that you need when you are in the
I need music turned up, access to a great engineer, and that OG chit you smell dat!
9. Since you have worked with some of the top people in the game, is there anybody you would like
to work with on a future project?
I would like to work with Sade, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John and Mehahan!
10. Any last shout outs?
Shout out to all the fans that’s always reminding me on my twitter (twitter.com/fiend4damoney) and (facebook.com/sleepyjones) to keep making music for our kind. Visit www.Fienddigital.com download all my latest tapes from the web, and get ready for my newest release with Don Cannon set to be released Oct. 14th 2011.