Standout: “On That”
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Name: Jimi Nu
My style and/or skills have been compared to: It varies, I mean a lot of people say [Young] Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Eminem. You know it’s on those lines. You know if I try to talk, I can talk just like Jeezy. Now watch this. [In best Jeezy impersonation] ‘Yo, chill ni–a what it do nigga?! It’s XXL Magazine, ni–a! You already know what time it is!’ Jeezy gotta lot of pain when he raps, a lot of pain in his voice. It’s a lot of punctuation in his rap, that’s why his music is not boring. So, I mean that’s cool. That’s an okay comparison for me.
My standout records and/or moments have been: Developing my team man. It’s the Music Committee. You know, everything kind of comes together at once. That was like the best moment [so far] because you can’t start a movement without a team.
I’m gonna change the game by: I’m going to change the game by really, really being conscious of what I put out and not over-saturating the market with free music. If you just keep giving somebody something, free then they’re going to expect it free. If I was selling you a car and it’s two cars—One of them were free, one of them you have to pay for—first, you’re thinking in your mind is ‘That shit is free! I’m going to go get in this!’ But then you get it and it breaks down right when you get off the block. Then you go buy the car and you paid for it but it rides for the next four years. That and not rapping about the same thing—drugs, money, bitches.
I’d like to work with: I mean two of them are dead. I would love to work with Biggie, I would love to work with ‘Pac. I would love to work with Eminem, would love to work with Jeezy, Andre 3000, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Wayne, Drake.
My goal in hip-hop is: To go diamond on at least one album. I want one of my albums out of my career to go diamond and I don’t want it to go diamond 10 years later. I want it to go diamond in the next five years.
I’m gonna be the next: Because first of all it’s God’s plan, second of all I got the team, third of all…I got the drive and the talent.