Bad Azz: Well, to start, Tupac-
he was like one of my major inspirations.
You know what i'm sayin'? I still listen to his music everyday.
It keeps me going, it makes me wanna continue as a rapper because
there's so much drama involved in the music game, it's like sometimes
ya wanna quit- you wanna give it up, but, like somebody once told
me in the streets, he passed me the baton as well as the other lot
of young niggas out there that's, you know what i'm sayin', pursuin'
the same thing. So what we doin' is we just carry on the thug life,
you know what i'm sayin', as far as the special dayz, like the day
of his death and his birthday, which we celebrated, like, we celebrate
Tupac every day.
Gonzoe: Exactly. This is sort of like a religion for
us. Thug Life sh-t,
you know what i mean? it's like... niggas, we don't have nuthin'
else...... Bad Azz:Thats it.
Gonzoe:That's it, this is as good as it gets.
Bad Azz: Thats right
Gonzoe: You know seein' the game at the highest level
for him, my homeboy, ain't nobody sold as many records as him, in
this rap game, on one album. He was seein' the game at the highest
level, i don't see the game at that level, and I ain't affected.
So it's like, this is as good as it gets for me. I'm just waitin'
for my turn, and you know...... Hopin' i'll survive, and that ain't
even easy. You know what i'm sayin.
Question: So like, what did you do for his birthday? Bad Azz: We were just smokin' and drinkin' , listenin'
to the radio and I called
in and requested a song with me and 'Pac that we did for my album
thats comin' out in September. So they bumped that. We heard alot
of old stuff that moved us when he was here, so you know what i'm
sayin'? We just smoked, pour out a little liquor. You know what
i'm sayin'? thats about it, you know what i'm sayin'? Gonzoe: Mmmmhmmm.... Got drunk, messed with some girls,
you know what I'm sayin'? stayed happy all day instead of bein'
Bad Azz: Exactly
Gonzoe:.... and all gloomy and sh-t. We celebrated
Bad Azz:lots of laughter and smiles, you know what
no tears, just reminiscin'....
is Tupac day, like you[Bad Azz] said.
Bad Azz: Yeah, those dats especially, like i said,
birthday, death day,
thats special, but it's a everyday thing, you know what i'm sayin'?.
I don't have a good day if i don't wake up on some Tupac.
Gonzoe:Yeah, listening to Tupac, you know
what i mean? it's like, I was
telling before you got here, this hit is like, you know what i'm
He gives you back a piece of your life everyday. if you listen to
some Pac it's
gonna get you thru that stretch. He's gonna say something that you
relate to like "Damn, you still bugging, f-ck that, i'm gonna
keep my head up,
stick my chest out and work this shit real quick." Everytime
i feel like giving up, i think about somebody that did it and had
a worse situation than i had and succeeded, or made it. Look at
that sh-t, it's priceless, you know what i'm sayin'? you could always
find that in Pac regardless if you having problems with your baby
or mama you broke the spot, you know what i'm sayin'? Like you know,
I've been there, every problem, 'cept maybe mama problems...