You Gon Get This Work!
You can’t mention battle rap and not include Harlem’s own, Loaded Lux. Lux talked to us about Big L, the state of New York Hip Hop, his mixtape “You Gon Get This Work” and so much more. Loaded Lux has annihilated competitors on BET’s Freestyle Friday, lyrically sparred on the underground battle rap scene, and worked with some heavy hitters in the game. Compile all his stats and you’d expect arrogance and bravado, but conversely he is extremely humble and that’s why we enjoyed our time with him so much.
Loaded Lux on Big L:
Rocking a Big L hat, he recounts a legendary cipher where Big L saw hip spit. The “quintessential MC” pulled him to the side and told him to keep writing. Lux states that the rap game wouldn’t be where it is today without the legacy left by Big L.
Loaded Lux on the rap game:
There is nothing new under the sun. The game needs a change and he’s here to fill the void.
Check out one of his legendary rap battles. Lux appeared dressed in a three piece suit to battle Calicoe.
On the love:
People are enjoying the music. There is a rumor that battle rappers can’t make music. They can say what they want, but the proof is in the music.
Loaded Lux on the state of battle rap:
Battle rap is at its peak. It’s gonna keep teaching.
“You keep feeding a man that wants to be fed.”
“As long as I’m here in this life I want to do as much work as I can and leave an example for those that are gonna come…whether audio, film, or whatever; even when we dust and bones the work will remain.”
Check out the mixtape “You Gon Get This Work”, hosted by Shaquille O’Neal and featuring a laundry list of who’s hot in the game; like Jadakiss, Bun B, Method Man and many more.
On the Kendrick Lamar “Control” verse
“Contention fuels progress…Hip Hop is fueled on a competitive nature. It’s very healthy for the mind and for us going places that we haven’t been.”
“Nikki Giovanni says, ’I had to turn myself into myself.’ There are different levels of living or just being and I think contention fuels that.”
I can honestly say I walked away from this interview a bigger fan than I already was. Pair humility, with a side of genuine nature and top it off with raw skill and you can’t go wrong.
Don’t forget- “The fastest way to Harlem is the A train.”
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