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Take Cover: Gunplay Talks Being Livewire Of MMG, Bogota & Upcoming Escort Service

You also have another tape coming soon titled, 106 & Snort.

This is why I came up with 106 & Snort. I like freestyles and there’s a lot of new music and new beats that I like that’s cool [and] I can rap on, but I’m from the old school. I love Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, UGK, Jay-Z, Nas, Geto Boys, Scarface, Trick Daddy, Pac, B.I.G. the list goes on. I like that old school stuff. So, what I did on 106 & Snort is [freestyle over] a lot of old school joints. I don’t give a fuck whatever records you like that are on the radio, I’m not going to do that beat, I’m feeling to do what I know. I’m going to [do a couple new school tracks], but I’ma keep it old school.

That’s an interesting title to use, are you concerned with BET lashing out because of it?

On everything I know, shout out to BET [but] please, I’m begging you dawg don’t fuck with me about this shit. If they [do], I’ll take it down and [it won’t be] 106 & Snort, [instead] it’ll be 601 & Snort [Laughs]. How do you like that? It’s the new freestyle mixtape I’m going to put out between my real mixtapes with original records.

Now recently you joined forces with Kendrick Lamar on the track “Cartoon & Cereal.” How did you two connect for the record and what was your reaction when he reached out to you?

I heard about his buzz about six or seven months before that. I saw when they crowned him king of the West Coast, that’s the first time I really seen him and I was like who ‘Kendrick Lamar?’ So I did my research, I’m a big ‘Pac fan, Ice Cube, NWA, Mac Dre [pretty much] a fan of the West Coast, so I seen him and looked him up and felt his music. A friend of mine who knew him reached out and surprisingly he knew who the hell I was, listened to my music and was like ‘I got a record for you.’ He sent it over and it was just my vibe, it was exactly what I needed. I can sit there and do the crunk shit all day, but when it come to real records, real point of views and not jumping around like crazy, I can do that. I can put that shit easier than I can do “Rollin’.” So, when he reached out it was dope and the record came out awesome. [Because of the record my] audience grew from all the way street to people that genuinely listen to hip-hop. I have to take my hats off to Kendrick Lamar.

I was out at his previous concert in San Francisco and when he performed that record, the crowd went nuts. Everyone rapped it word for word.

That’s dope; I’m a humble dude. I swear on everything. I don’t really sit and glamour this shit cause there’s more motherfuckers that’s broke and struggling and can understand where I’m coming from than there is motherfuckers that’s rich and can relate to that type of music. A nigga got money, but I’m not sitting there focusing on “look I got hundred dollar bills in my pocket.” Anybody can do that shit. I try to focus my energy on motherfuckers who gotta wake up everyday, some [that] hate they job, some love they job [that be] like, “My nigga, I can’t take this dawg.” I feel you. I’m there, I’m still there.

There’s a lot of projects that’s about to come out of the MMG camp. I know you’re workin on your untitled Def Jam debut and also on that Self Made Vol. 2. What can you tell me about that project?

Expect Gunplay to tear a hole in that shit. Expect more music from Meek Milly, he’s burning the streets up right now, Wale [and more]. You’re gonna hear the second go-round of what MMG has to offer. Shouts out to Stalley [too] he’s really taking this shit to another level, on the hip-hop vibe, the culture, and on the art of this shit. Hats off to him.

Now I know how you all are about keeping things underwraps but what, in your opinion, can you say that we can expect from Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t?

You can expect that God Forgives, I Don’t to sound like Rich Forever, which is a million downloads plus, Google that. That wasn’t even an album and he [already] toured internationally for that. He’s a genius, he’s an evil genius, and we all know it. Look for concept records, street records, records for the hoes, overall you’re gonna hear what a Boss really is. So expect that.

You’re about to have an escort service that’s soon to pop off called “Apples and Onions.” Tell us about that.

My mama always told me, “If you do something you love, like your job or whatever, make sure you love doin’ it.” Music [is] something I love, [however] another thing I love is pussy. I’ve been pimping before I even knew I was pimping. I was 17 driving my bitch car [who] was 30 something, I didn’t know back then. After a while, I started poor pimping, doing my thing. I call it poor pimping because I’m about to take it another level, the legal way, the million dollar level. I’m takin’ everything I’ve done with poor pimpin, with these poor hoes, to make some big money with these top-notch bitches. I already got a squad now [so] we’re just waiting for the legal ramifications and then I can go ahead and do the damn thing.

When can we expect the EP to drop?

The EP, I think is going to be summertime. I got Lil Wayne, Rozay, Triple C’s, French Montana, Meek Milly, Wale and Roscoe Dash on there. That’s just to let you know where I’m going with it. I’m really going for that check, straight up.

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