Friday, September 18, 2009

Mr.Hip Hop Music!

Music is my life,the only thing that I ever really wanted to do in this life and the next. You see when I started taking my music real seriously,I was living in Florida at the time,and knew that if I wanted to get anywhere with it,I had to be where it had originated New York City,besides that I wanted to go back home anyway,I hated Florida.It was just to damn slow for me,and to damn country.I was ready to go when I first got there.But I stayed for about two years or so,messed around and got kicked out of school there...way to many fights.I didn't like none of them katts,and didn't want to make friends,so I became more of a loner then I already was,and started messing with drugs and alcohol,I was maybe 12 0r 13 at the time,and I only did it because I was so damn bored.Now I'm from the era when Hip Hop first started and katts was like it ain't going to last,it's just a fad,and people that was feeling Hip Hop was like these kids are just expressing I remember, that was along time ago.Anyway coming from New York and seeing katts brakedancing,and katts rippin the mic,I never knew that,that's what I was going to want to be doing growing up,I didn't find out until I got to boring ass Florida.
I found myself writing verses,then routines,then songs.There is one moment that has stuck in my head for years,and that has pushed me to persue my rap dreams for the many years that I was after it.This is just before getting kicked out of school,When I went to school I was very quite in my classes,didn't have friends,didn't do work,or homework,didn't want to be bothered.
But I had this teacher that would aways try to make me do something,like come to the board and do a problem,or read something from a text book.Man this katt got on my damn nerve calling me all the time,so one day I got straight foul with him my mouth alway got me in trouble,so he call his self trying to dis me in front of the class by saying shit like,look at him yall,look at how he talk {I was using NY slang}look at how he walk,he ain't nothing but a Cityslicker from New York City,he's a yankee yall.I was like Fuck You country ass nigga,get off my dick!That and fighting was the reason for getting kicked out,you see when you are not talking to people,or trying to make friends,people for some reason think that you are pussy or something,and it's a surprize when they find out otherwise.Anyway, I've now been out of school for a min,been doing talent show for a min,getting known pretty well in florida now.Girl's sweatin me,Guy's sweatin me because I'm nice on the rap tip.So I hear about a show coming up at Andrew Jackson High school,Now that's where all the honey's go.Oh I'm leaving out the part about my brother Marvin,see when we was living in NY,my brother Marvin use to hangout with Doug E.Fresh before Doug had made his first joint "All the way to Heaven".So my brother was my beatbox,and when I did a show he was always there with me.Man me and that nigga was off the chain,it's funny now that I think about it my brother aways encouraged me to keep pushing forward with my music,and more so when I was getting tired of it and felt like I wasn't going nowhere with it,now my youngest brother didn't have a clue as to what me and Marvin was doing musically.But anyway back to the talent show,It was a beautyful night that nite,the streets was packed with people going into the building,Girl's everywhere,"Hey Chase"I was known by now from doing alot of talent show around the city,I called myself Charlie Chase at the time,because I wouldn't stop chasing a girl until she was mine,few got away from me chasing them.Me and my brother was looking fly that nite,you see even tho,we both got kicked out of school,we started working jobs right after.We got some sweatshirts made up,mine had on the back Charlie Chase,and on the front my sign Leo,My brother had The Human Beat Box,on the back and libra on the front of his.My brother had alot of friend so because we hung together alot his friend was also my friends.We had a katt that was down with us name Reggie.Reggie was nice with fixing on car and shit.Dude had the fattist punch buggie that I've ever seen,and chicks was straight loving us,because we was always together.Anyway Regg had a sister that I was after,she liked me but was always trying to act like she didn't,and she really didn't want Regg to know either.Anyway,as we are going into the building,we giving dapps to all the hommies that we knew,and that knew that we was about to rip shit.Man I don't know how my brother was feelin,but I was always ready for this,been ready,In my mind I was going to change the game tonite for these country ass niggaz.I'm from NY,I've seen the best of the best rip the stage.We make our way to the auditorium,you can hear madd voices like cheers,someone making an announcements on the mic.The auditoriumis packed,no room to sit down anywhere,people standing up all along the walls.And who do I see in the front row as a damn judge,that same teacher that called me a Cityslicker.Now it's our turn to go up and do our thing,I look at the teacher,and see that he is surprized to see me as well.I never had fear in proforming on stage,feels like it's where I belong,My brother starts with the beat,I'm walking back and forth across the stage getting the crowd hyped theirs other katts up there with us,Fredd Rock,Mc Cory"Put cha hands up,Yeah,Yeah Put cha hands up,Yeah,Yeah" We straight rip it,the crowd is screaming,everybody and their momma are bobing their heads.And just before we get ready to wrap it up,a thought hit me,something that i remember seeing Doug Fresh do...just as he close his show,he says to the crowd "And I know that you love it when I go like this" and he stops all the music,puts the mic to his throat,and makes this sound while placing the mic on different areas of his throat.The crowd goes crazy,people jumping up and down.I look down at my teacher who was a judge,to find him look up at me with a big ass koolade smile on his face,shaking his head as if to say Ok,Ok now I get it,now I see where you are coming from.We won the contest of $500,and when we went outside,man people running up on me asking for my autograph,girl's kiss me and shit,it was one of the best feelings that I every had,and also the first time that I knew that being an Hip Hop artist is what I wanted to do with my life.I went to Regg house after the show,his sister was there at the show and saw me proform,now she wants to jump on the bandwagon,so I let her, it was all good.So after that I was ready to bounce back to NY,if I wanted to really make it I got to go.One of my friends father was a truck driver and was making a run to NY,and he was going to go with him,but he gave up his seat so that I could go,which made him one of my very close friends even to this day.So I packed my shit and was out,no one was home when I was leaving so I just left.And when I got to NY I called my moms and told her where I was and what I was trying to do with my life.I was 14 0r 15 years old.I kept in touch with my partner in NY and we were both into music,so we thought that we would start a group together.Now on my way up topp,I put in my head that this is not a vacation,this is business,and I'm going to meet everyone that I can in the music business,and I did just that.Me and my partner,started putting our heads together coming up with concepts,and routines,we took it very serious and was trying to be the best at it.We started doing show at the Castle in the Bronx where we met artist like{Kid Capri,Lord Finness,Mix Master Ice Dj for UTFO,Cool Herc,Dj Red Alert,Funk Master Flex,Guru,Naughty By Nature,M.O.P,The Grave Diggers,Chubb Rock,Rob Base & EZ Roc,Flava Flav,Smiff & Wession,Africa Bam Bota,Positive K,the real Jazzy J,Biz Markie,Mike Tyson,Eric B & Rakim,Nick Ashford from Ashford & Simpson}Man we was shaking hands with and trying to get to know everyone that we could.We also got into some bad deal's as well,we went on tour here in the US,From Miami To NY doing every state in between,all the college radio station in ATL.By this time I was just getting back with the group,because I had left for a while,Got married,moved,had a child my first.And as bad as I wanted to be an artist,I had a new priority.My child,my family,I wasn't a teenager anymore.I am now in my early to mid 20's,and as I look back,shit time was now flying.You see ever since I got kicked out of school I kept me a job with money coming in,and as I had gotten older my jobs got better.So unlike alot of people that I know in the business,most would do music and that's all they would do,got kids but ain't working,got bills to pay,but ain't working,shiittt that ain't me,and never have been me.I keep a master plan and it is as followed,Plan A:No matter what you do or want to do keep money coming in,you can't pay bills with empty pockets,so I became a NYC cab driver did that for 7 year,was my own boss,made my own money,about $1000 a week after taxes.My friends was envyest of me as well as being jealous of me,Because I worked and made good money,and they did not,I had things,an apartment,nice clothes,money,a life outside of music.And when finding out that I was going to be a father shit,I really started hustling,got another job working in a supermarket as a Supervisor that's and extra $500 a week,so I had money coming in all around to be young and living in High ass NY.And when I had time to hang with my peeps I came around.It's bad tho,when you and your friends are grown,you working and they ain't,so if you come around say eating a sandwich or something,now I don't mine sharing,but everytime I come around,come on man,you a man just like me,I even tried to help you to do the samething that I'm doing,but you telling me that you can't get down with the cab driving thing,but you ain't doing nothing else.Yo that's you,but you see I don't bite my tongue,and if I feel that maybe I'm doing too much for you, and you not doing enough for you ooh you are going to hear about it!
Plan B:If the music is going to work good if not,I still got my jobs to fall back on!Can't get any simplier then that.So by the time I got back with my group,their was a new katt that was a part of it,his name was Jamie,But he called his self Luverboy,he couldn't rap for shit,and almost got us jumped at a show that we were doing one nite,but he did have that gift of gab to get us in the door of a major record company Select Records same label that Chubb Rock, & AMJG.By this time me and my wife had split up,and when I got with the group they were in the studio recording a new song,Not hatin on them but that shit was garbage even there name was bullshit
infact I told them to change that shit. BUTTASOF that shit sound like yall are some soft ass niggaz,change that shit....They didn't many other artist made so many jokes about that name,it was bananas.Lady's & Gentlemen The New Group BUTTASOF! Get the fuck out of here hahahaha.Now don't get me wrong,none of these niggaz was soft at all,at all,They were some pretty ruff characters trust me we done alot of dirt together.They were trying to be different as far as their style,their name,and how they want to come across.Now when I got back into it,I jumped in with both feet,and had alot to say,They now had the deal with Select Records
Started out with a $200,000 recording contract for 3 album,which ain't alot of money to start,
but it's enough to get you started on your way to bigger and hopefully better things.Now me I would've jumped on that,but I was nowhere around when this was poppin off,when I came back into the seen,it was to late,You see these unknown niggaz want more money,so they hired lawyers to negotiate for more now that I'm here I'm like jump on that shit is you crazy.Too late the wheels are already in motion,and have been for a min. now.Meanwhile they are in the studio now with me involved as an unsigned artist,and I'm just checkin out how the business goes,and how they take care of business...and it's looking real shady to me,but they did have a foot in the door.So they put me on a couple of tracks katts in the studio like the engineer,and other katts that were hanging around was feelin what I was doing,but I wasn't really feelin the music.Now the tracks was being done by my best friend of more then 25 years,we were like brothers,he had been making the beat for along time,and by me being use to his style,I feel that I out grew what he was now making,I wasn't allowing me to get off as hard as I wanted to.By this time that gangster shit was taking over,and I really liked that edgee style,
and crazy word play,over that grimmie type beat,it just made you get hyped.So that the type shit that I started writing,Jamie like nah man we not trying to go in that direction,I like then you write what you want to write,and I'll write what I want to write.So I knew this katt in my building who was making tracks for alot of them Broadway shows like Cats,But he also made hardcore Hip Hop joints,and oneday he let me go through some tracks that he had.And I found this joint that was so off the chain,that I took in right upstairs and started working on it,it was fresh,it was new,so I just let it take me where ever it was going to take me,and came up with a joint called "Kappa What's Ya Malfuntion" I finish it that nite,3 verses alittle more then 16 bars each,chorus,and bridges and had it memorized.The next day took it back to the katt that gave me the track,let him hear it and he like,for the first time I felt like I had something and it was good.He kept giving me tracks and I keep writing.So now we at a meeting with BUTTASOF and
their manager LaVapor who was once down with Teddy Riley but is now a part of Rooftop Records which is the studio buttasof is doing their tracks out of.So LaVapor tell Jamie and me that Select Records no longer wants to work with them unless they come up with a bangin ass track,which they was not doing to say the lease.You see at alot of these Buttasof meeting that I attained,I just chilled and peeped out how they did business,now at some of these meeting Jamie would straight flip the fuck out,damending more money,flippin over the President of Select Records table and shit,he wasn't handling business very well at all,now you got people not wanting to work with you because you can control yourself,and you are not even putting out good enough product.What the fuck are you thinking nigga?Plus what little money you are making off of them you are being very shady with it.On the real the deal went from $200,000 for three albums to maybe about $10,000 that's inclues studio time,unforms when we proformed,car rentals,tours and alot of that stuff was cut out so niggaz could put a couple of dollars in their pockets.So now here LaVoper saying that they don't want to work with you anymore.So now the tracks that I had made with the kid in my building,I let buttasof hear it with my mans Positive K the shit was hott,and I'm not just saying that because it's my shit,it was hott at the time that it was made.I let them niggaz hear it,while it's playing I can see lightburbs going off in niggaz heads,remember now Jamie was like nah we not trying to go in that direction with our music,so I said write what you are going to write,and I'll write my shit right.When the joint stop playing Pos was like " Yo I think kappa got something,yall should go in the studio and lay this shit down. Now real talk Positive K had hit records out at one time,that shit "I Got a man,what cha man Got to do with me,I Got a man,yo I'm not trying to hear that see" and some
other shit with MC Lyte.So you would think that he knows what he is talking about right when it comes to music,MADD SHOUT OUT TO MY MAN POSITIVE K because saying that and coming from a hit record maker like him,Yo,I can't say how good I was feelin that day,to know that this artist was feelin my shit,samething happen with every artist that I met...which is why even tho,I didn't get that deal,or where I wanted to be in the music world,I met and did all that I could with it,and then some and would do it all again.I'm proud of myself for not giving up on something that I truely wanted or giving up on myself at that.But anyway here goes Jamie "Yeah,Yeah that hot,but we ain't trying to get on that type tip,and my best friend Ron who was the other half of Buttasof was like "Nah,we ain't putting that on the album" Yo,straight up because I knew Ron as well as I did,I saw the jealousy on his face when Pos said that shit.That's when I kind of stepped back alittle,I mean Ron was aways going to be my partner,we were like brothers,that why it was so easy to see on him,now Jamie that another story I knew him but not as well as Ron.See my way of thinking was this,If you are thinking marketing,you have to think about what's selling,
That gangster shit was what was hott at that time,so you have to put out what's selling NOW.
We living in the roughes City New York we see niggaz get robbed,killed,kiddnapped,gangs we see it all,not including what we are going through in our own lifes,what we see,hear,smell,taste
shit we was type grimmie niggaz we could do this!But everybody don't think as I.Anyway I'm now think yo I got this track in my pocket,let LaVapor hear this shit,Jamie standing there looking all lost and shit,he don't know what to do.LaVapor they don't want to work with you unless you come up with something hott.Thinking to myself "Yo kappa,this is your time to shine,you have been following in the shadows step up,so I say "Yo I got this joint in my pocket that I want you to hear" LaVapor said that the radio in his office was not working,I said well let me check it out,I put the tape in and it started play good,he had this girl group in the office,with I guess their manager,and some other katt.Jamie standing there with me as the track is playing,I see the people in the office bobin their heads to the track,Jamie sees it too,now the track don't have the words just the track,and something is tell me this is your chance say the words,and I did,now everyone in the office is really feelin it now,I see one of the chicks in the office ask who is he,Jamie sees it too.Finishing the first verse coming to the chorus,they feelin it,it feels good it flowing right on time,Then this nigga Jamie pushes me and jumps in saying some verse that don't even go with what I was talk about LMAO now,but at that moment shit,I was hott with that nigga,everyone in the office just bust out laughing,because nothing he was saying matched.
So I walks to the window lookin out of it thinking this nigga here,LaVapor come out like "Yo kappa,That shit was real hott man,plus I heard alot of the stuff that I was pushing out with Buttasof,And I just found out that you are not even signed with Buttasof,I thought that you were signed with them" I 'm like nah,I've been chillin on the backburner.Be now that you know what can we do as business partners.To make along story short alot of things after that happened,Jamie was talking shit,I told him that yall niggaz got the deal do ya own thing you don't need me.My thing again is this you had me on the backburner for whatever reason,I feel that who ever they were feelin we should've forcused on the person,it don't matter if it's me,you or betty boo,we are a group,if one blow up we all blow up,we just have to start somewhere,again
everybody don't think like me,Then my moms had to be put in the hospital,I also had law problem where the wanted me behind bars,seems like everything was closing in on me all at once.But I tell you what you only get one mother,so I dropped everything and went to be by her side.That was over 15 or 20 years ago,Again Life little curve balls!------>If you would like to check out my music please go to

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