How has New York City Hip-Hop changed from when you were coming up?
Production is much better than it used to be
One of my favorite songs by you is when you did "I'm Not Havin' It" with MC Lyte. What was the vibe like in the studio working with her?
Always energentic! We were in the studio all the time! The vibe was great!!
Do you have a lot of music from the 80's and 90's that was never released?
Tons of it and don't be suprised if you hear it now.
Would you say your flow and writing style has changed since then? In what ways?
I'm slower and more precise and when a song is done it's done for good.
Give us one major thing you learned about the industry coming up as an artist and having success?
You can be good, or you can be wack, but as long as you're different you always have a spot.
Where do you record now?
Like everybody else....at home...in my underwear.
Can you tell us about your forth coming album N:Xtreme?
A bit of comedy and bit of music that's never been done before. Probably the best piece of work for this era!
Who is doing production on it?
I co-produced all my songs. All my production start with me.
You came up in an a time when cassettes and CD's were the main format. Do you feel the age of digital is better for sales or has digital hurt sales because music is so easy to share for free now?
Digital took the fun out of the whole game. You don't have anything to hold in your hands anymore.
What artists do you think are hot today? Do you like what Hip-Hop has become with all it's different sub-genres?
J. Electronica and Lupe Fiasco. A lot of it I don't call rap anymore, but I guess i'm tryin' to put up with it because I'm tryin' to get some retirement money. LOL
Are you critical of your own music? Do you constantly try and perfect a song?
Yes, and i'll go back to it 80 times if it's left up to me. But, I've learned over the years to trust myself.
What can we expect from you in the near future?
God only knows...but whatever I do...it's gonna be funky!