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.