Video: Steve Rifkind Interview w/ HHC Pt. 2

Says Sumit of The Hip-Hop Chronicle UK:

In the second part of my interview with Steve Rifkind, the SRC founder recounts the time when he signed the Wu Tang Clan.

He was with E. Swift (Tha Alkaholiks) when RZA brought “Protect Your Neck” for them to hear. An hour later, RZA brings the whole clan to the spot and they perform “Protect Your Neck”. While they are performing, a random intern (who I’ll call the phantom intern) runs into the room saying “that’s that shit!”. Steve Rifkind only saw that intern on that day and never again. But that guy ultimately influenced Rifkind’s decision to sign the Wu.

We speak about his relationship with Diddy. He revealed that Rifkind introduced Diddy to Clive Davis’ bosses.

I also ask Steve about his first run-in with Tupac Shakur. Steve Rifkind revealed that Pac stayed at his house in L.A. because Steve’s label were doing the promotion for Interscope at the time (before Death Row). Steve and Tupac used to smoke together at the office.

And finally Steve tells me the time when he broke his nose playing basketball and while on the way to the hospital, he was told to listen to 3 Akon records, which he loved and decided he had to sign him.

Previously: Part 1


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14 Responses to “Video: Steve Rifkind Interview w/ HHC Pt. 2”

  1. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Daps all around. So what’s the consensus on that TI joint everyone not named landlord, b-ease, rey and Dbillz….

    Eskay must of gave the order to can the streams…I been could heard the TI if the streams were in full effect….smh

  2. Sumit Says:

    Thanks Dre. Appreciate the support.

  3. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Rifkin > Lyor Cohen/Kevin Liles

  4. hl Says:

    *daps DBillz*

    I used to have alot of respect for Rifkind before he cosigned Asher Roth so hard. He still that dude though (nh).

  5. D. Billz Says:

    just put the butter on the popcorn

  6. Harlem World Says:

    Loud Records>>>>>

    Dope interview.

  7. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Now that i think about it, Prodigy has taken the most L’s in hip-hop history. Has he?

  8. SuperCommenter BK Strong Says:

    D_Block_4_Life Says:

    March 8th, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Daps all around. So what’s the consensus on that TI joint everyone not named landlord, b-ease, rey and Dbillz….

    Eskay must of gave the order to can the streams…I been could heard the TI if the streams were in full effect….smh
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Dre Says:

    March 7th, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    >>whats up with the lack of streaming???

    The bandwidth cost too much.
    ===============================================
    Sell More Ads (no shots)

  9. why? Says:

    Here’s the Stalley mp3 – megaupload.com/?d=8MK62PQW

  10. why? Says:

    A new layout or even Nahright website would be good esp. since this year is the 5th anniversary.

    Music blogs streaming music and right click save as downloads >>>>

  11. Bricktop Says:

    @D.Billz

    please excuse my tardiness, but if you were gonna invest in Wackenhut, then you should’ve invested in KBR as well. talk about some grimey shit. wow. Kellog, Brown & Root is no joke.

  12. Bricktop Says:

    @D.Billz

    add the Carlyle Group to that list while your at it.

  13. Bricktop Says:

    youtube.com/theParadigmShift

  14. SuperCommenter BK Strong Says:

    @Landlord
    If your lurking could you please let me know where I can get some old motown music mixtapes.

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