It should go without saying that I was happier than a pig in shit when I heard the Nah Right shout on the latest Sean P freestyle, but at the same time I was pretty taken back when I heard him suggest in the preceding line that he might be leaving Duck Down in the near future. In a new interview with the homie Anslem Samuel for XXLMag.com, Kimbo opens up about his label situation.
XXL: What should fan expect from the Kimbo Price mixtape?
Sean Price: I can’t even describe it, man. I’m just rhymin’ and havin’ fun, B. I really have fun in this hip-hop shit, so you know… Actually, I don’t have fun in this hip-hop shit at all besides me going in the studio and putting these words together. So I had fun makin’ it, but after that the fun is over.
XXL: What do you mean by that? You getting ready to retire on us?
Sean Price: No, I’m not retiring—don’t get it twisted like I’m retiring or quitting—it’s just that, me and [Duck Down CEO] Dru Ha have talks and I’ll be like, “What can I do with this, that, and that?” Everything he told me I need to do to improve the Sean Price brand I don’t wanna do, so guess what? That means it’s time to leave.
XXL: What exactly was he telling you to do that you weren’t feeling?
Sean Price: I don’t even want to get into detail and expose my homie like that ’cause besides being my manager and my boss, Dru Ha’s my friend. He didn’t say nothin’ wrong to me I just don’t wanna do [industry] shit. If someone hire me to give them a verse, I’m with it and I’ma still do music but I just don’t wanna play the game. All I wanna do is rap, do a show, come home, smoke my weed, play with my kids, and fuck with my wiz—that’s it, man. I don’t wanna front like I’m somebody’s friend and I don’t wanna hang out at your fuckin’ party. I’ve been in the game too long for that.
So there it is. I definitely feel where he’s coming from, but at the same time I honestly don’t think there’s a label in Hip-Hop that would be a better fit for Ruck. I’m sure there’s more to the story, but from what he said here, it doesn’t seem like this is a problem that can’t be worked out. In any event, it’s his career, and as long as he doesn’t up and quit rapping altogether, I’ll be straight.
Full interview: Sean Price, As Real As It Gets