Side by side, Uncle Murda and Tony Yayo lounge casually against the red leather couch, both donning matching white t’s. It’s a pleasure to be in the same room as them. Both artists have been through trials that most of us can’t really fathom. Each has paved their way, truly grinding to find their place among the industry, and at all times respecting the artists that drove them to continue the hustle.
"Prodigy was definitely one of the legends,” says Tony Yayo. “That’s the only motherf*cker that had the bulletproof truck with the pistol in it, in Manhattan, smoking weed, driving down the one way. That's how Prodigy got arrested, a lot of people don't know that (..)”
Throughout the years these two artists have etched their spots in the industry, with that type of hustle comes a certain type of work ethic. Undoubtedly it wasn’t every easy for them to get to where they are now.
"One day Chris Lighty calls me to the office,” says Murda, recalling a time when he and 50 weren’t one great terms. “He don't tell me we're going to meet 50 Cent. When I was on the come-up, I was on the same sh*t 50 was on, I'm talking about every rapper, I'm saying sh*t about 50 (..) I got my hammer in my pocket, Chris Lighty don't even come in the room yet, 50 just walks in! His hands did not leave his pockets, all I'm thinking is he got gun in his pocket too. First thing he say Yo Murda You Want A Record Deal? - I'm like Not From You! (..)”
Fortunately those times have changed and Murda is now signed to G-Unit records. What’s next for these two rappers? We’re not exactly sure but we’re definitely excited to find out!