RESPECT.: What’s the sound like in the city?
PR: The sound in my city is unique, it’s a lot of emotions that go into our music an culture. Plus this is one of the worse states in the us , an it shows in the music as well.
RESPECT.: Who are your musical influences?
PR: My musical influences has always been the Hot Boys and Lil Wayne. The reason I wanted to start rappin but all the Louisiana greats from Boosie to Lil Dundray. My biggest influences has always been Soulja Slim and BG though.
RESPECT.: What made you choose hip-hop?
PR: To be honest I didn’t choose hip hop
or any style of music, I just chose music, an I chose music because this is the only place I can vent openly about the things I’ve locked away in my life from the past till now. Music has no limits an I never want to b limited to one style of music.
RESPECT.: What story do you have to tell?
PR: I just want to tell my story. I want the world to know me and witness a true miracle, I’ve been shot, stabbed, heartbroken and betrayed but still I stand tall and I’m a living testimony. No matter what happens long as your breathing it’s never over for you. I went from ICU to the studio, from the studio to performing in different states interacting with different people an races. Now I’m here with RESPECT. Magazine and I’m thankful to God for it all.
RESPECT.: Do you feel like the stories of the south are authentic and need to be heard?
PR: I feel as though the stories of the south are authentic and they really do need to be heard simply because, we are so different, when you meet someone from Louisiana or the south period, you will remember them from how they act and there words for the rest of your life. NBA youngboy is one of the biggest artist in the world and everything he raps is the stories of the south, that says a lot from the industry to the streets. I mean everybody got stories of pain an struggle it’s hoods an projects all over the world, but it’s just something about our pain that digs deeper and the world respects us as a state because they know we at the bottom of the map.
RESPECT.: How has “Dem Jiggaz” shook up the city?
PR: “Dem Jiggaz” it’s like a theme song in my city. Everybody really can relate to it. Most the people in my section be Rolling. Dem Jiggaz is one of my more creative songs, the visual is out on YouTube to those who have yet to hear it or see it y’all should go peep it out.
RESPECT.: What’s your mixtape Gangsta Feva about?
PR: “Gangsta Feva“ Basically Means “thuggin it out alone”. I wrote a lot of the songs when I was in the intensive care unit. Through the process of me shaking back I started to lose love and interest in a lot of people from friends to certain family members, when you know you supposed to be dead and you living on borrowed time, you start to pay attention to the smallest things people overlook. God placed me by myself and forced me to sit still and think about everything and everyone in my life and that’s how “Gangsta Feva“ was made. It’s about betrayal hurt shame and redemption, it’s about my process to becoming who I am now.
RESPECT.: What is it about Louisana racism and injustice that is different than the other 49 states?
PR: Louisiana racism is the worst in the U.S. next to Mississippi. We are really the dirty south at the very bottom of the map where we had slave ports in plantations. We actually still have plantation houses out here that people actually live in. They really got confederate flags hanging up on houses proudly, the racist people in Louisiana ancestors was really slave owners and was taught to hate an adapted to what they saw as a child which is a family tradition an beliefs. These racist in Louisiana are the ones that don’t hide it, the ride with flags bumper stickers and all, unlike the others in other states who are racist in private. Our laws speak for them selves, we also still got the chain gang style of punishment, let that sink in.
RESPECT.: What’s more important the fame or fortune?
PR: Fame is cool but I’d rather take the fortune, but only because I want to take care of my fam and help people that I know are in need, but I also know money can’t fix everything a lot comes with it but that’s life, long as I can help an make my people smile I’m happy with that.
RESPECT.: What’s next for you?
PR: Whatever God has in store for me. I’m currently working on a joint tape with my bro $icario500 called Twin DRAGONS) an a solo tape called (DRAGON BLOOD) but other then that I’m just going threw the process of life .I’m still in da hood as we speak tbh, I’m just focused on the moment, walking light trying to make it to the next day an be better then I was the day before.
RESPECT.: What does RESPECT. mean to you?
PR: RESPECT. means everything to me because at the end of the day an the end of your life, that’s all that’s left no money no materialistic things ,just your name an what u stood for. I was always taught to look a man in his eyes, keep my head high, never fold bend or break, so no matter what happens to me , I will forever be remembered as a stand up guy and that’s all I really want. Respect is big to me, it means everything. Without respect your money means nothing, look at the rapper who snitched haha perfect example.
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