Bumpy Knuckles Interview

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There’s a nice long in-depth interview with Freddie Foxxx up over at HipHopGame. It’s damn good and they billed it as "arguably the best interview on HipHopGame, so you might want to check it out even if you’re not familiar with his work, as I suspect a few of you suckers are not. It’s chock full of quotables, but since it’s been a Jay-Z lovefest around here all week, I figured Bumpy’s views on Jay would be a nice change of pace (even if the interviewer did bring him up and practically beg Foxxx to air him out).

I think Jay-Z is talented as a motherfucker, man. But right now, I think Jay-Z is acting like his father is Thirsting Howell the Third. He’s acting like a rich-ass white boy whose family has $800 billion dollars. He’s not in touch with people. A lot of people are going to say this behind his back, but I don’t care because I don’t see me getting any money with the motherfucker. There are a lot of people I know who say Jay-Z fronted on him. I tried to reach out to Jay once or twice, and I know he doesn’t want to sit down with me on some business. As far as I’m concerned, Jay doesn’t even really represent the streets. He represents it from a rap level. He’s in a high-rise doing his thing. If he came from Marcy projects, like I believe he did, then he needs to go back and kick it with some of the young rappers. He’s on that snob shit.

Normally I’d have some sort of retort for at least some of those statements, but in the interview he also mentions that he has been keeping up on the latest computer technology, so there’s a good chance he’ll come across this post at some point. Seeing as I live in New York, I’m going to go ahead and pass.

Here are some more gems. On whether or not NY hip hop has fallen off:

All that crunk shit is just old school New York hip-hop. It’s the same shit that Bambaataa and Zulu Nation were doing. The tempo may be a little bit different, but the rhyme flows are the same. You can’t get away from New York music no matter where you go, but New York rappers can’t see that.

On working out and his image:

I have heavy bags, I train in martial arts, I do isometrics, I do all that shit because I’m Bumpy Knuckles so when somebody runs up on me, I can give them a seven-piece situation.

On another rapper who tried to call himself Renegade Foxxx:

I don’t think he does that anymore. I had a phone conversation with him.


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88 Responses to “Bumpy Knuckles Interview”

  1. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    Chris Says:
    June 27th, 2006 at 9:35 am
    Being president of the most important label in hip-hop = not representing the streets.

    ARE YOU SERIOUS???? PLEASE TELL ME YOUR BEING SARCASTIC, CAUSE IF NOT THATS THE SAME DEFEATIST HOOD ATTITUDE THAT HOLDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU DOWN. BEING SUCCESSFUL = NOT REPRESTING THE STREETS WTF???? IF THATS THE CASE THE FUCK THE STREETS AND REPRESENTING

  2. Blue Says:

    Jay-Z seems like a smart and shrewd individual. I believe he went corporate for a reason we won’t know until later (besides money). I’m not sure of what he could accomplish by mixing it up with younger rappers. That doesn’t seem like his style anyway.

  3. hovadagod Says:

    JAY-Z>Tupac&his whole fake homo thug crew combined.Why do u think he took a lot of pics topless! more of a stripper than GAME and SPONGE-50cent-BOB follows closely at number 2.Just because someone passed away doesnt mean that u have to FORCE yourself to like all of his music.

  4. Joe 88 Says:

    hovadagod Says:

    June 27th, 2006 at 9:53 am
    JAY-Z>Tupac&his whole fake homo thug crew combined.Why do u think he took a lot of pics topless! more of a stripper than GAME and SPONGE-50cent-BOB follows closely at number 2.Just because someone passed away doesnt mean that u have to FORCE yourself to like all of his music.

    ^ Fall the fuck back, damn. you made your first comment no one cared, now you jumping out a window so someone can responed, well you got it. what did pac do to you??? for real what did he do to you? save your hate comments for a pac thread, let’s stay on topic for a change O.K

  5. King Tim III Says:

    Freddie Fox has been out since the late 80’s. I think he was down with Eric B and Rakim. I remember his first video was like a Kung Fu flick (Way before the Wu, I might add)

    I always thought he was nice. And he always speaks directly on some TRUE thug shit. And he understands that no matter how real or tough somebody thinks they are: ANYBODY can get it.

    I think most people really don’t get Jay-Z. On the surface it might seem like drugs and rah-rah talk. But, to appreciate his lyrics you got to read between the lines. Jay lyrics has always been about getting “it”, thinking big and the struggle to the come up by any means. most people don’t get it because most people aren’t about that; they just think they are (And I’m not talking about selling drugs either)

    “….The percentage who dont understand is higher than the percentage who do, Check yourself, what percentage is you?”

  6. eskay Says:

    >>But a lot of you niggas worship this nigga like he’s even in the same hemisphere as Pac or Biggie.

    he is better than Big. Big had two albums and talked about crack a whole lot himself. how could Jay who’s 8 albums deep with varied subject matter not even be in the same hemisphere? same with Pac, he’s a better pound for pound rapper, so why not compare them? I know thats blasphemy to some people, but whatever, deal with it. Foxxx said the same thing in the interview: niggas need to get off these dead niggas dicks.

  7. Joe 88 Says:

    he is better than Big. Big had two albums and talked about crack a whole lot himself. how could Jay who’s 8 albums deep with varied subject matter not even be in the same hemisphere?

    I always felt that jay was better than biggie. I never said anything cause I didn’t know how the NY natives was gonna take it, & I didn’t wanna be the next contestant on making the banned 3.

  8. Chris Says:

    tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ARE YOU SERIOUS???? PLEASE TELL ME YOUR BEING SARCASTIC, CAUSE IF NOT THATS THE SAME DEFEATIST HOOD ATTITUDE THAT HOLDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU DOWN. BEING SUCCESSFUL = NOT REPRESTING THE STREETS WTF???? IF THATS THE CASE THE FUCK THE STREETS AND REPRESENTING

    Damn, forgot the tags again.

    Being president of the most important label in hip-hop = not representing the streets.

    Doing the John Cena album = keeping it gully.

    Looking at it now though, doesn’t using John Cena and gully in the same sentence speak for itself?

  9. Chris Says:

    Damn. Let’s try that again. Nah Right thought those were real tags the first time.

    [sarcasm] Being president of the most important label in hip-hop = not representing the streets.

    Doing the John Cena album = keeping it gully. [/sarcasm]

  10. Chris Says:

    There we go.

  11. Blue Says:

    >>he is better than Big. Big had two albums and talked about crack a whole lot himself. how could Jay who’s 8 albums deep with varied subject matter not even be in the same hemisphere? same with Pac, he’s a better pound for pound rapper, so why not compare them? I know thats blasphemy to some people, but whatever, deal with it. Foxxx said the same thing in the interview: niggas need to get off these dead niggas dicks.

    you’re proving my point. You are so right, Big did have two albums talking about crack and guess what?? He made the shit sound better, so good that Jay made some of those lines his own, as so many have already pointed out. Your boy is the biggest Biggie stan there is, but I need to get off his dick? GTFOH

    Pac had already lapped the field by the Jay time dropped RD. He was only 25 when he died. Jay was already 27 at time. Jay has had ten extra years to catch up to Big and Pac and he still hasn’t been able to do it.

  12. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    Chris Says:
    June 27th, 2006 at 10:38 am
    tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ARE YOU SERIOUS???? PLEASE TELL ME YOUR BEING SARCASTIC, CAUSE IF NOT THATS THE SAME DEFEATIST HOOD ATTITUDE THAT HOLDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU DOWN. BEING SUCCESSFUL = NOT REPRESTING THE STREETS WTF???? IF THATS THE CASE THE FUCK THE STREETS AND REPRESENTING

    Damn, forgot the tags again.

    Being president of the most important label in hip-hop = not representing the streets.

    Doing the John Cena album = keeping it gully.

    Looking at it now though, doesn’t using John Cena and gully in the same sentence speak for itself?

    Chris Says:
    June 27th, 2006 at 10:40 am
    Damn. Let’s try that again. Nah Right thought those were real tags the first time.

    [sarcasm] Being president of the most important label in hip-hop = not representing the streets.

    Doing the John Cena album = keeping it gully. [/sarcasm]

    no doubt now i got you. like i said i hopd you were being sarcastic

  13. gift Says:

    Nobody really wants it with him, lol. I remember he pulled N.O.R.E’s card a while ago but he claimed he’s no hater than hated on JayZ on the low….but AINT

  14. gift Says:

    He’s a real nigga though. He always repped on his appearances with M.O.P. in particular.

  15. BLACK ROBYN HOOD Says:

    Eskay!!!!!!!!!!^^^ i got some respect for your hustla homie but did i see you type that jigga is better then biggie and pound for pound better then makaveli, i know every one is entitled to his on aspect of things but that one there is like saying martin luther king did more for his people then jesus how could you dare put two of the greatest not just rappers but icon’s in the same breath as jay- z you made me damn near break my brand new monitor

  16. p1 Says:

    thats whats up!

    i didn’t see this until just now, but freddie foxxx is ill as fuck. good looks, eskay.

  17. gift Says:

    Say word, Jay Z better than Pac & Biggie? damn that’s a bold statement. I cant say Jay Z can touch either one of them.

  18. i love hip hop Says:

    WILL SONEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHO THIRSTIN HOWL THE THIRD IS

  19. i love hip hop Says:

    WHO IS THIRSTIN HOWLLLL THE THIRD AND WHY IS JAY Z LISTENING TO HIM

  20. eskay Says:

    Thirstin Howl is an undergroud rapper from Brooklyn, but Freddie Foxxx was talking about the Gilligans Island character.

    say word Jay-Z doesn’t rhyme better than 2 Pac. You can’t be serious, even huge Pac stans admit he wasn’t the best pound for pound lyricist.

  21. BUMPY KNUCKLES Says:

    OK. Heres some real shit for all you blog heads who think I am some clown as nigga who just popped up on the set. 1st of all I am not speaking on JZ from a “Fans” point of view, I know that nigga better then any one of you groupie mutha fuckas. When I came up in the game with Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, etc. Jay was around us. I said in the interview for thos that can read, that he is extremely nice with his spit game, business, he is the shit. I spoke on him from a personal stand point. What I know. As far as me being broke, I’m far from that. I can’t see myself speaking finances with a ‘Fan” that’s not real. I expect you groupie ass dick riding niggaz to get emotional hoping one day to wear the rockafella chain, haha instead of doing it on ya own and weather you get radio or not still feeding your family and yourself off of your music. I do it every day. So don’t get it twisted new jacks, I am a emcee who spit the real for niggaz who were scared to spit the real. I have never worked for anyone but me. Undaground Hip Hop has been my floor. So for all you keypad killers, cyber Gangstas, I could never be a hater, I aint built for hate, but I will always be real, this is why I respect intelligent responses and not all that groupie reterick. So for the record, Jay keep spittin Ill lyric, getting Mad paper, and lose the snobby nigga attitude towards them niggaz we know. All the fans weather Jay z or Mines or any other rappers. Peace.

  22. LouBANG5 Says:

    u made mad sense G

    u speakin bout a man dat got many dickriders and followers lol

    hes nice but from errbody i know that knows him say he akts stuck up

    i been sayin it for a minute and all the HOV fans always get aggy

  23. Moe Greene Says:

    its bumpy knuckles baby… its bumpy knuckles baby…

  24. ralphgift Says:

    I heard Jazzo is about to expose Hova too, lol. I heard him on the radio talking about some DVD that may be detrimental to his image. You gotta hear both sides to every story to see how a nigg is built. Hova has a forum to voice his opinions while Jazzo doesnt. Hova may have put out more records than B.I.G. or Pac maybe at this point but when you subtract the biting he’s not on their level and I aint got no hate towards Hova b/c though he bites, I still think he makes good songs at the end of the day….But he better give Jazzo a call asap, b4 he gets exposed and lose more credibility.

  25. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Stray Shots Says:

    […] op scene.  What’d I tell you? Freddie Foxxx himself stopped by my post from last week and […]

  26. WhyAskWhy Says:

    I’m shocked a man with Bumpy’s busy schedule would even take time to address us mere “fans” about the posted comments on a ridiculous Blog… Oh wait… It’s Bumpy… and he ain’t got shit better to do anyway.

  27. ProbleMatic Says:

    I BET 10 BUMPY IS COPYIN NIGGAS IP NUMBERS AS WE SPEAK…

    YOU WHITE BOYS BETTER NOT BE ANSWERING ANY DOOR KNOCKS IF A BIG ANGRY BLACK MAN WITH GORILLA FISTS STOPS BY….

  28. Diplomatic Says:

    ^^ lol, there should be a site like chucknorrisfacts.com for bumpy knuckles. “The chinese built the wall to keep Bumpy knuckles out…it dint work”

  29. ProbleMatic Says:

    LMAO….THAT CHUCKNORRISFACTS.COM IS THE GREATEST SHIT EVER….

    “CHUCK NORRIS DOESNT ASK WHAT TIME IT IS…

    HE DECIEDES WHAT TIME IT IS….”

  30. kem rock!!! Says:

    YO WHERE THE HELL ARE THE LISTENERS???? JZ IS FAR FROM BIGGIE OR 2PAC THOSE 2 WERE SPECIAL IN THERE OWN WAY, I REMEMBER SEEING 2PAC IN THE STREETS OF NEW YORK…I REMEBER BIGGIE CHILLIN IN OFFICIAL NYC HIP HOP CLUBS>>YOU JUST FELT THAT PRESENCE.. JZ IS WHAT BIG .L LEFT WITH A TOUCH OF BIGGIE…2PAC WAS A REBEL AND A POET AND HIS LIFESTYLE PROVED IT HE WAS A ONE MAN MOVEMENT AND THATS WHAT YALL DICK RIDERS DONT GET! FREDDIE FOXXX IS ONE OF THE FEW THAT REPS WHAT HE BELIEVES IN AND STICKS TO IT THATS A TRUE ARTIST IN ANY MUSIC GET IT RIGHT DUMMIES!!!!!!!

  31. BigMoney Says:

    Jaz-O need to stop holdin animosity towards Jay. Like damn, leave it alone.

    ralphgift Says:

    July 2nd, 2006 at 5:54 pm
    I heard Jazzo is about to expose Hova too, lol. I heard him on the radio talking about some DVD that may be detrimental to his image. You gotta hear both sides to every story to see how a nigg is built. Hova has a forum to voice his opinions while Jazzo doesnt. Hova may have put out more records than B.I.G. or Pac maybe at this point but when you subtract the biting he’s not on their level and I aint got no hate towards Hova b/c though he bites, I still think he makes good songs at the end of the day….But he better give Jazzo a call asap, b4 he gets exposed and lose more credibility.

    Pac my fav, but u can take all the shit Jay bit from everybody and he’ll still be where he at today. He come up wit better shit than he stealing. i dont know why peeps trip on that.

  32. Ed Cane Says:

    First of all, fuck that old-school “I wish I was getting new money” bitter ass nigga. Freddy Foxx wasn’t shit then and he ain’t shit now!

  33. SOSA 420 Says:

    Bumpy Knuckles….First piece of vinyl I bought when I started spinnin’ was Industry Shakedown….the truth..ONE.

  34. The Truth... Says:

    I really can’t stand fags (WhyAskWhy & Ed Cane) talking shit cause they behind a computer. You guys are worthless….you would be polishing his shoes if he was standing in front of you….stay real, mo’fuckers!!

    Jay Z is an idiot. I don’t care if he raps well. Anybody here or not here who considers himself a fucking man, cannot look up to a person as if he was GOD just because he’s a good rapper. Fuck that!! Be a fucking man….he’s an idiot and that’s that. It’ll come up sooner or later in an obvious way, but just remember that The Truth… has been sayin it for years.

    I thought that about a lot of people and eventually everybody started realizing it….the most recent is Game, fuckin homo ass bitch…

    Real recognize Real, bitches…..

  35. Mr Starks Says:

    This is big Eskay, ujust had Bumpy on ur shit. Big look for u man, big look

  36. Doc Flav Says:

    Thuston Howell the III as in Gilligans Island, damn its a trip I have to explain that, Thistin Howell the 3 was that rapper who rapped like he had a bunch of spit in his mouth. Freddie Foxx is the truth, folks kill me when someone who been in the game makes valid points, and they say they are broke and bitter, like they actually know how much gwap these OGs got.

    Hova a better rapper that Pac pound for pound? My dude you on that space age crack rock with the shimmering glitter in it.

  37. louiefuse Says:

    yeah man… freddie foxx neva been on some slacker shit!
    he showed and proved by posting. peace.

  38. eskay Says:

    >>Hova a better rapper that Pac pound for pound? My dude you on that space age crack rock with the shimmering glitter in it.

    why cuz Pac played Bishop? aura does not = good rapper. he wasn’t that great of a lyricist, get over it.

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