Killah Priest conducted by Todd E. Jones  

Killah Priest: Spiritually Hardcore

May 2003

MVRemix: Where were you on Sept. 11th, 2001? How did you deal with it? How do you think it has affected or will affect hip-hop?

Killah Priest: I think it affected people a lot. I think it brought people back to reality. I was staying out in Cali for a minute. On September 10th, I was on a plane. I came right back to New York. As soon as I came back, they took the towers.

MVRemix: What is your favorite part of your live show?

Killah Priest: When I'm performing songs. (laughs). It's all good. I like every moment of it. I ain't gonna front. My favorite part is when I do the a cappella stuff. The a cappella stuff in the middle of my shows is dope.

MVRemix: What songs do you perform acappella?

Killah Priest: I perform 'Almost There' and a new song that nobody ever heard of yet. I do 'B.I.B.L.E. Part II' also.

MVRemix: Word association time. I'm going to say a name of a group/emcee and you say the first word that pops in your head. Killah Priest interviewSo, if I say 'Chuck D', you may say 'Revolution'. Okay?

Killah Priest: Okay.

MVRemix: Ol Dirty Bastard.

Killah Priest: Psycho.

MVRemix: Jay-Z.

Killah Priest: Flossy.

MVRemix: Sunz Of Man.

Killah Priest: Ghetto prophets.

MVRemix: Kurupt.

Killah Priest: Twisted lyrics.

MVRemix: Common.

Killah Priest: Conscious.

MVRemix: Wu-Tang Clan.

Killah Priest: The Posse.

MVRemix: Rza.

Killah Priest: Dashboard.

MVRemix: George Bush.

Killah Priest: Devil.

MVRemix: What do you think hip-hop or music (in general) needs these days?

Killah Priest: I think it needs to be re-educating the audience of where real hip-hop came from. Just like the grass roots of it. That old school flavor is needed. It's lacking that creativity and the concepts. Hip-hop needs more creativity and not the same old sh*t.

MVRemix: What has been in your turntable or CD player recently?

Killah Priest: I've been listening to a lot of old sh*t. A lot of Hall & Oates, Marvin Gaye. That's what makes me right, man! I can't listen to some of the sh*t out now because it ain't stimulating. I like to go back to the old Wu-Tang joint or the old Nas joint or the old f*cking Tupac joint.

MVRemix: If you could remake any classic hip-hop song, what would it be?

Killah Priest: It would be 'It's Yours'.

MVRemix: What is the worst hip-hop fad?"

Killah Priest: 'Jump! Jump!' I hated that f*cking sh*t. (laughs). I hated that era.

MVRemix: What do you do when you are incredibly stressed out?

Killah Priest: When I'm incredibly stressed out, I go get with my girl. I talk to her.

MVRemix: What is the biggest mistake that you made in your career?

Killah Priest: Management. I always needed a good manager.

MVRemix: What are some major misconceptions that people have of you?

Killah Priest: I don't know. They think I'm religious. I need to be put out there more. People have to hear me more. I don't really think that there are too many misconceptions about me.

MVRemix: What did you think of Ol Dirty Bastard signing to Roc-A-Fella Records?

Killah Priest: I'm kind of glad for him. I think he should get his money. I'll never knock him. O.D.B. signing with Roc-A-Fella is kind of different but you know, I don't knock it.

MVRemix: What is next in the future for Killah Priest?

Killah Priest: More albums, Maccabees. I'm going to be pioneering sh*t. Put out other cat's songs and sit back and chill.

MVRemix: Have you talked to or heard from Ras Kass since he's been locked up?

Killah Priest: I haven't spoken to him since he's been locked up but we're still going to do the Horsemen joint.

MVRemix: What are some of the future projects or collaborations you are or will be working on?

Killah Priest: Yeah! Look out for The Maccabees album. That's next. Then, you got the next Killah Priest album coming out after that.

MVRemix: Who is doing the production for the Maccabees album?

Killah Priest: We got various producers. We have 4th Disciple! It's going to be sick! Then, you have the Killah Priest joint. Then, you have the Hell Razah joint. You have to look out for more and more of our stuff. We're going to keep on coming.

MVRemix: What is the new Killah Priest album going to be called?

Killah Priest: I don't want to give that away yet. It's called 'INI'.

MVRemix: What do you want on your epitaph (your gravestone)?

Killah Priest: (laughs) Here lies one of the dopest lyricists in the whole world. And kiss my ass!

MVRemix: Any final words for the people who are reading this?

Killah Priest: Yeah! 'Black August!' Get it! It's in stores now! Get ready for the next one! One love! Keep your head straight and your nose clean. Don't drink when you're driving. Just drink when you pull over.

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