Heavy Rotation with Sean Price

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Let’s get one thing straight. Sean Price is a grown ass man. So if you’re a teenager, college student, or even a post-grad young professional, don’t expect him to be listening to the same artists that are popular in your age bracket. He most likely doesn’t fuck with them musically.

We caught up with Sean P yesterday after a trip to Toys “R” Us with his three-year-old daughter (“I bought her a bow and arrow”) to find out what exactly he does listen to when he’s not in the studio working on his own timeless material. Heads up, this isn’t a predictable list of underground rap songs, either. Aside from one hip-hop record, his five selections are all by artists who were popular back in the good old days when he was growing up in Brooklyn. Check out our latest edition of Heavy Rotation with Duck Down’s one and only Sean Price below. P!

1. Ka The Night’s Gambit (Album)

Sean Price: “It’s hard for me to pick one song. The whole album is official. I think Ka is fucking dope. I don’t know Ka personally. I’ve met him a few times, and he’s a good brother. But I can tell that he’s a real dude, and he’s been through some real shit. And I know for a fact that when you’re active in the streets, it’s hard to write that shit. But when you fall back and reflect, it makes for great fuckin’ music. And that’s what his shit sounds like to me. You can’t write that shit if you’re still in it. And I respect that.

“We’re in the same demographic. I can relate [to his music]. Hopefully the kids will relate too, but that’s hip-hop for me. For my demographic. And I appreciate the hell out that shit, because I don’t wanna hear this kiddie shit. I appreciate that shit a lot. “Off The Record,” that shit is so fucking ill. And I love his videos. They’re so minimal, but they’re to the point. You have to focus on what he’s saying. I love that.

“I can’t even talk about [a Sean Price and Ka collaboration]. I just know that we spoke. And it was a good talk, kna’ mean?! But whether I’m on a song with Ka or not, I don’t give a fuck. I’m a cheerleader. ‘Give me a K! ‘K!’ Give me an A!’ ‘A!’’ That’s my nigga. Love is love. And he’s from Brownsville. Salute.”

2. Billy Ocean “Nights (Feel Like Gettin’ Down)”

“That’s my shit right there! ‘Oooh, I’m on fiiii-reee!’ That reminds me of when my mom used to have Pitty Pat games. If you’re from the hood, you know what it is. It’s a card game. And my mom would have these weekly Pitty Pat games. They would fry a big bucket of chicken wings, and have Pink Champale, and Golden Champale. Those are old beers. And she would make hardtack biscuits from scratch. And her friends would sit there all night and play Pitty Pat. And that’s one of the [songs they would listen to].

“I would come out, and my grandmother would go, ‘Go on back in your room, now. Ain’t nobody here your age. Put your young ass in the room.’ I was young, man. Single digits. Maybe 10. And that’s one of the joints [I would hear playing]. I love that shit, to this day. I rocks that. I love that shit, B. Word.”

3. Alicia Myers “I Want to Thank You”

“‘I wanna thank you, heavenly Father, for shining your light on meeee…’ Whoooo! She’s thanking God for her man. This is my shit. I remember I was a young nigga, and we had a dance out called The Smurf when this song was out. And I was Smurfin’ with grown ladies in the party [to this song]. Man, my dick was so hard! [Laughs.] I just remember doing The Smurf on this lady’s ass. I was a virgin, kna’ mean? I guess I danced so good, that the grown lady was like, ‘Come on, now!’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ And my dick was so hard. [Laughs.] That shit was funny as hell. She was like, ‘Oh, you ready, huh?!’ You know, she was teasing me a little bit. But it wasn’t nothin’. It was clean, honest fun.”

4. Freddie Scott “(You) Got What I Need”

“I rocks this all the time. The original shit [before the Biz Markie song]. I listen to this when I’m on drugs. Well, I’ll say weed. Weed isn’t a drug, it’s some bullshit that college kids smoke. They smoke, and drink, and have keggers, and drink Jager bombs. Weed ain’t no real fuckin’ drug. [Laughs.] I hate being around a bunch of weed heads. ‘Hey man, let’s have some Jager bombs, and a fuckin’ kegger!’ I actually don’t like to be around a bunch of weed heads. And I smoke weed. Just stay the fuck away from me, though. [I smoke] with my lady, and I have a couple of homeboys that I smoke with. But we smoke and do music history, and play a few records. I don’t [have conversations about weed].

“I’m 41, B. So I listen to the shit I grew up to, and the shit my moms played. Forget the ‘Oh baby you, you got what I need.’ Listen to the shit after that. This beat is just so right, though. I love this song.”

5. Billy Paul “I’m Just A Prisoner”

“I ain’t talkin’ about ‘Mrs. Jones.’ He sang that. This song is so ill. He’s like, ‘I’m away from my family, my daughter don’t even know who I fucking am. This is fucked up. I’m fighting for my manhood.’ He’s keeping it so real. This is prison. He’s singing about it. I’ve been incarcerated before, and I can relate. The song was made in 1971, and it makes sense right now. ‘I’m just a prisoner.’ He don’t really have a date when he’s coming home. He’s just going through it right now.

“This shit is fuckin’ fire. Listen to the breakdown. Stop thinking about ‘Me and Mrs. Jones.’ He got some real shit right here. I seen a VH1 special that called him a ‘one-hit wonder.’ I wanna slap the shit out of anybody who said that. Word. This is a good fuckin’ record. Like I said, I’ve done time. My uncle’s done time. My uncle Ronald put me onto this record, like, ‘Listen to this shit.’ I was like, ‘Damn, Unc!’ It’s been one of my favorites. I play this damn near every day. Good fuckin’ record, yo.

“I sent this to Marco Polo, he chopped it up real nice for me. You might hear this on something next. I’m not a producer. I would call myself a director? I’ll go to the studio with the record, and tell the engineer what to do. So since I technically am not pressing the machines, I wouldn’t disrespect a producer and say I’m a producer. But I would say that I directed the whole shit, so I’m a director. That makes sense.”

Previously: Heavy Rotation with MTV’s Rob Markman | Heavy Rotation with Deniro Farrar


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34 Responses to “Heavy Rotation with Sean Price”

  1. Free J Says:

    Lol y everyone get scared to comment all of a sudden?

    It’s jus the comment section of a fuckin blog..

  2. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    If not nigga could just drop a list of names, remember herbal kint was compromised by TG

    ^this tho. HK is a reg masking up no surprise there….and I’d bet my money it’s…..

  3. why? Says:

    Nah Right needs to move these longer posts with more input to the side of the website. These type of posts remain at the top of the page and can get annoying and make some people think you guys haven’t posted anything new.

  4. S.I.K.H Says:

    My uncle Ronald put me onto this record, like, ‘Listen to this shit.’ I was like, ‘Damn, Unc!’
    ^^^^
    @Kev

    This nigga saying “unc”?you got it from Sean P??

  5. cOLD Says:

    Wow!!!

  6. The Architek Says:

    lol

    coming clean

    i posted as J7 for one comment just to try on a mask

    that was the day he melted and was windmilling @ HW

  7. The Architek Says:

    my dearest Asa,

    you don’t know me, but i hope to change that. located inside the fold of this letter is a plane ticket i have procured for your travel to the great state of Washington…

  8. Free J Says:

    I kno who used the jackson7 mask I jus dont kno who did it initially…

    I can name about 3 regs off top maskin up lol

  9. herbal kint Says:

    It’s very simple, step yo hack game up

    i click on the name, look for the ip

    a few vets have masked up has b, but as of recent it’s mostly new commenters

    the kid frankie mask is the most interesting of all

  10. Gob Bluth Says:

    lol the pot has been stirred

  11. S.I.K.H Says:

    I never masked up nor have anybody SUCCESSFULLY masked me.

    My posting style is very unique,hard to mimic.Cock suckers think “oh let me use some big words and I can be SICK”

    Too many layers to my psyche too many angles.

  12. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    i posted as J7 for one comment just to try on a mask

    that was the day he melted and was windmilling @ HW

    ^worst melt of alllllll timeeeee

  13. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    nah i got it from snoop dogg, Unc.

  14. Free J Says:

    Lol well damn I wouldn’t have guessed JDS..

  15. Gob Bluth Says:

    i click on the name, look for the ip

    ^

    i know this works on tumblr & youtube i think but i’ve tried it & it doesn’t work on these comments

    i call bullshit

  16. The Architek Says:

    I never masked up nor have anybody SUCCESSFULLY masked me.

    My posting style is very unique,hard to mimic.Cock suckers think “oh let me use some big words and I can be SICK”

    Too many layers to my psyche too many angles.

    ^^

    lol

    you say that and yet

    we were all convinced you liked having your bumhole touched when someone masked you saying you got your ass ate (ll!)

  17. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    the kid frankie mask is the most interesting of all

    ^there good whomever it is I laugh

    Free j who was j7 it def wasnt me I lurked the episode cuzz b4 that someone was maskin me

    U kno I woulda pissed on his grave

  18. S.I.K.H Says:

    no shots at all but it feels good not to hear about the greatness of Pharrell for a few days.

    The race bating has been under control as well.

  19. Free J Says:

    The only way u can get the ip that easy is if ur a site admin…it’s possible to get it but not as easy as u described.

    Wait so if no one masked up as u sihk…I def remember u say some off the wall shit b4 when u or someone said it was b pretending to be u

  20. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    That b mask is really b more times than y’all give credit for he call mask once he start losin

  21. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Starts takin a loss
    Throws up the “my bad y’all”
    Then says you been arguin wit a mask

    Been peeped that tactic

  22. Cypher Says:

    They ran with the sick sn name hence the name change.

    Yeah it is possible to get niggas I.p or at least what part of the country they commenting from and from that deduce whose masking up…

    Honestly tho for me it ain’t worth the effort.

  23. Free J Says:

    I don’t kno who initiated using the J7 mask but ill go ahead and put land body on my belt. I used it. Someone masked as him for like 2 comments on his epic melt and I continued it….I bodied land.

  24. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Are you sure about that?

    I think…i think i hurt your feelings

    Monday Night Raw Status

    Applaud that man

  25. Cypher Says:

    Link to the land melt?

    I just saw the aftermath.

  26. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    My mask might be goat thus far

  27. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    I think…i think i hurt your feelings

    ^

    classic def will stick

  28. mcb Says:

    P!

  29. Tong Po Flo Says:

    P!

  30. Fyodor Drostoyevsky Says:

    The best rapper, the worst rapper
    The sket clapper, the purse snatcher
    The neck snapper, the Earth slapper

    P!

  31. koa29 Says:

    that big sean joint “fire” >>>

    Hall of fame >>> NWTS

  32. b Says:

    If its not clear to you

    Iam thee goat

    And I run it!!!!!!!!

  33. A-1 Says:

    4 da record..A-1 da Don Dubb Dollar$ HAS NEVA EVA EVA MASKED UP’ it’ll b WAYYY ez 2 prove 2…I mean who else stays in Birmingham Alabama lol plus I ain’t een wit da fucc shit smmfh

  34. French Kevin Says:

    Greg Oden’s KNEEanderthal looking ass really KNEEds to retire.

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