This issue drops next week, but in the meantime enjoy this exclusive excerpt.Â Shout out to Bonsu Thompson for a great interview..
Understood, but youâ€™re one of the few rappers whose movement is still followed by artists old and young. How conscious are you of that position?
â€¦Like I said, if the genre needs the game to be stretched out, â€˜cause you have those guys who are 35 years old trying to make smiley face or whatever, competing with Soulja Boy.
Ha! Thatâ€™s a Trey Songz record with Soulja Boy on it. Itâ€™s hot. Theyâ€™re clearly aiming at the young kids with that track.
Itâ€™s not funny though. [Laughs] I mean, like Jim Jones, for example. And I donâ€™t mean this because we never see eye to eye. He made â€œNa Na Nana Na.â€ [Laughs] Whatâ€™s the difference between â€œSmiley Faceâ€ and â€œNa Na Nana Naâ€? Na Na Nana Naâ€ couldâ€™ve been called â€œSmiley Faceâ€ [Sings] I got the smiley face, na na nana na na.