You talked about Duplaix, but how was it working with Amber?
Amber’s cool, man. And I’m going to be very honest with you, when it was brought to me the first time, about bringing Amber on the show, I was totally against it because I thought it was a thing where they wanted her to critique DJs, and that’s not something I can see her doing. But that’s not what her placement is. She’s just like any other bad chick that’s in the club, that if a DJ plays the wrong shit, she’s going to jump off the dance floor like any other female would. She’s the professional of the nightlife. So it made sense to put her on the show just for that angle, not to critique DJs, but to critique the nightlife.
Plus she has a certain amount of fans. I have a certain amount of fans. Duplaix has a certain amount of fans. You got Just Blaze that has his fans, so we have a all-star cast, and it’s real serious. Everybody’s professional and they know what they’re doing.
It’s almost like you and Duplaix look at the technique, and she just looks at the crowd reaction?
Pretty much. We look at the technique; she looks at the reaction. She looks at the nightlife. She looks at the dancing and how a DJ looks, and all that.
You’ve been in hip-hop for so long, basically from the beginning. How do you feel about it now?
It’s not the same. But, I just do me, man. As long as I’m crazy on that stage, I don’t give a sh*t about what anybody else is doing, to tell you the truth. When I get on that stage, I’m in my own world. I don’t get into the industry things and worrying about all the sh*t that people get involved with and all that industry bullsh*t. I just don’t. I never really did. As a matter of fact, I’m always on the road, so when I get off the road, and I come home, I’m in the crib. I don’t even really go out. I don’t go to nobody’s parties. I don’t go to nobody’s clubs, none of that sh*t. I do that sh*t as a job so when I come home I don’t want to do that. It just keeps you out of everybody’s way. When people see you, you become more of a big deal than when they see you all the time.
I stay in my crib and I work—do my production, work on my album, work on my television show. I’m about to do a book. I’m about to do a documentary called The Craziest Kid. In that documentary it’s LL Cool J, DMX, Pharrell, Busta (Rhymes), Mary J. (Blige), Foxy Brown, Method Man, they all in my joint.
What’s the documentary about?
It’s called The Craziest Kid. It’s a documentary about me.