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This uncut recording of Tupac speaking to writer Benjamin Svetkey at a Hollywood restaurant in 1994 is kind of chilling. After ‘Pac orders some spring rolls and Dungeness crab cakes, he opens the conversation with the following answer to Svetkey’s question about where he saw himself in the next 10 to 15 years:
Best case: in a cemetery. Not in a cemetery. Sprinkled in ashes, smoked up by my homies. Worst case… I mean that’s the worst case. That’s the worst case. That’s the worst case. Best case: multimillionaire. Owning all of this shit.
As we now know, ‘Pac’s seemingly paranoid musings were tragically on-point. Within 3 years he would be gone, shot down in the streets of Vegas, his ashes later sprinkled into a blunt by the Outlawz.
This animated clip was put together by the PBS blog Blank on Blank as part of their ongoing series of lost interviews with iconic figures. You can read the profile of ‘Pac that Svetkey wrote for Entertainment Weekly after this meeting here.
Off Trae’s I Am King mixtape out now.
Previously: Trae Tha Truth – I Am King (Mixtape)
Here is a stream of Slim Thug’s new album Boss Life, which is available for purchase on iTunes.
Previously: Slim Thug & Z-Ro – Fuc Tha Police
Kendrick joins Ms. Aiko on “Stay Ready (What A Life)”, off her new Sail Out EP.
Kweli travels to South Africa in the new video for his Prisoner of Conscious track “High Life” featuring Rubix and Bajah.
Talib recently announced that his 6th solo album, Gravitas, will be sold directly to consumers through his Kweli Club website. The album drops December 15th.
Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond, former manager of The Game, CZAR Entertainment CEO and OG New York hustler, was sentenced to life in prison plus five years on Friday after being found guilty of running a nationwide drug ring earlier this year. Henchmen, who has long been a suspect in the murder of Tupac Shakur, will return to court for a separate trial next month over the 2009 murder of a G-Unit associate.
Previously: Jimmy Henchman Found Guilty, Faces Life
RWD has a conversation with Q in London. He talks studio essentials, role models, Oxymoron, the state of Rap and trashing hotel rooms.
South Central’s ex-pusher, ex-gangsta, ex-baller Schoolboy Q broke down it down when he was in London last month. Talking Role Models, Studio Sessions, his forthcoming album Oxymoron and Bad Habits over a copy of the Financial Times, we get some serious Life Lessons with the TDE don.
Savoir Faire drops on the 29th.
Previously: The Kid Daytona – bLUE jEANS