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THE FRANCHISE

KRON:
I was at the show you did in L.A., and I hear that everytime you guys put on a show there's a certain energy and Flava you put out there to the audience. How would you describe that energy cause I remember y'all were invitin' ladies up on the stage and shit got kinda Hot!
B.G.:
I mean, they not lettin' me get loose as I be wantin' ta get. They be tryin' ta slow me down cause they know I'll jump all in the crowd. I'll run around that Muthafucka naked!! I mean when I get up there Man, I Love what I do. And concerts are the main thing, Man. That shit be meanin' so much to me just to get up there and have the crowd in your hands. You know? You tell `em to say it, and they say it! So you gotta give `em what they want. That's what they pay they money for. So I give `em every dolla worth. And that's how everybody in our Clique is. You know, we just be Hype, Man! We just be feelin' our own music. I don't know where it come from. It just come from our Street mentality. We just be Whylin' up there. We just be Whylin'. Like the other night I jumped off the stage and was runnin'. Them Hoes ripped my shirt off an' shit. Shit, I Love all that. Show me Love! I like that. You gotta give a good performance though. Your music could be tight, but your show gotta be A-1. And we put our all into our concerts.
KRON:
You guys have been all over. I mean, for years you guys have held the South down. People outside the South may not have known. And other people or labels (we won't say no names) have been bitin' your stuff for years too! But like, when you went to L.A. and when you went to the Tunnel in New York how much did those performances mean for you goin' outside where you usually hold it down?
B.G.:
That means a lot. That just goes to show you that Cash Money Records' makin expansions. It's all Gravy and we respect they minds because they respectin' our minds. It's like that.
KRON:
And how was the audience treatin' you guys in New York at the Tunnel? Everybody says that and the Apollo are the hardest audiences in the world.
B.G.:
I missed that. I had to fly home and see my Probation Officer. But I saw the pictures and they just told me I missed it. And I care not to even much hear about it. I don't even wanna salt it. It's all Gravy! I'll catch the next one. They was like, "Geezie you missed it!" I was like, "Alright, alright! I don't wanna hear it." (with a smile on his face)
KRON:
Alright then, flippin' it: how much does it mean to you performing for the home audience tonight at the House Of Blues?
B.G.:
Aww yea Man! We don't get to be home that much, Man. So I be feelin' good to get my Shine on at home Man! I mean, they show nothin' but Love and support at home. So this shit's gon' be all Gravy tonight. This where we started at so we cain't neva leave this-here. We gotta always break-Home-off with they issue. You heard me? Gotta break-Home-off!! We gon' give it to `em Raw tho.
KRON:
Did y'all come up with the name Cash Money Millionaires before all this big National Blow-Up?
B.G.:
Yea! Like my Dog Baby say, "We a Number 1 Stunna!!!" And we been had money before the deal. Ain't nobody `round here was hurtin'. We still was ridin' Benzes & Lexus' an' shit independently. You know, we been had money! We just Cash Money Millionaires before and after. That was our plan; that was our main goal: Ball until we fall! We ain't happy until we own the bank!! Cash Money Millionaires was a name we gave ourselves before all this come about. And shit just fell in place.
KRON:
So when the B.G. album blows up and goes Double Platinum, are you gonna go to Disneyland and celebrate?
B.G.:
(This one got him OPEN!) YEA, Yea! I'ma go somewhere!! I got to go somewhere. Yes indeed!
KRON:
Cause you know how when they win big championships, the announcer asks `em, "Well whatcha gonna do?"
B.G.:
I'ma go to Universal Studios in Orlando. That's where I wanna go. I passed that up goin' to a show, and I wanna go there. It looks like it's fun. I'm `bout all that though. Ridin' on rides an' shit? They might not do it. I know Lil' Wayne, my Lil' Dog; me an' him'll get on the rides and throw up and all that good shit, tho.
KRON:
What's up with you an' Lil' Wayne? Y'all go back like that?
B.G.:
Yea. At first when I started out it was me and my Dog Lil' Wayne. We was the group B.G.'z, for Baby Gangstas. But somethin' went on with his family and they pulled him away from us. But in due time we hooked back up, and I had just went solo with my B.G. thang. Now we done hooked back up and collaborated as the Hot Boy$. So you know, it's still all Gravy. It had to be meant for us to be together. But when I started I was 12 and he was 10. And we was just straight doin' our thang.
KRON:
Do you like to gamble?
B.G.:
Yea I shoot dice. We be on that tour bus Gamblin' our life away.
KRON:
So I guess when you get old enough, you'll be able to go on one of those River Boats.
B.G.:
Yea, I'll get down wit' `em like that. It's all Gravy wit' me! I play cards and everythang. You know, when I was in jail that's all I had. I had to gamble! I mean, I had money in my account but ain't nothin' to do but sit around and lust off women Deputies an' shit. Man I used to be gamblin' all day. I got some card tricks for ya, an' everythang!
KRON:
Would you work a lot on your music when you were behind bars?
B.G.:
Yea, I wrote a whole `nother album. I just was writin'. I tried not to get caught up in what was goin' on back there-and-then. And I tried to focus on tryin' to live on the outside from the inside. I wasn't too much worried `bout what was goin' out here, because I wasn't out here. I just was basically tryin' to keep my head on tight and gather my thoughts to see what I was gonna do different from what I was doin' before I went in there; straighten my act up.
KRON:
So is that somethin' you would do to kinda pass the time?
B.G.:
I'd write raps an' shit. But Niggaz used to wanna test. Like, "What's up B.G.?" I used to be like, "I ain't wit' it." But then after awhile I went back to that `93-`94 B.G.; and I went to takin' my shirt off, cuttin' the T.V. off like, "What's Up?!" I left that Neighborhood Superstar where he was at before he come in there. And I just went to strait doin' my thang. And I used to hop on top of the table, cut the T.V. off like, "Man, Fuck That! Somebody bust a Beat. We `bout to get busy in here!"
KRON:
You ever get in trouble for that? Like, "Stop that fighting!"
B.G.:
Yea, Rank used to come in there and be like, "Hold up. I'ma shift you to another buildin'. You ain't gon' be in my jailhouse today." They whupped me one time for that.
KRON:
For havin' too much fun?
B.G.:
No, they say I was causin' too much confusion up there. They say I was like a role model and if they see me do it, they gon' wanna do it. So why I just don't chill so everybody else could chill. They felt like I used to be the reason for most of the shit that was goin' on up there. They used to have us on ban every other day; feedin' us through the cell. They say I was the reason for it. But it's cool though.
KRON:
Have you ever felt like you were a target, or treated extra harsh by the laws?
B.G.:
No. I used to be Livin'. That's all I'ma say. I used to be Gettin' Mine!! In other words, that's where the Hot Boy come in at. I had to Represent that. But then for the lady Deputies it was, "Girl come here! You act like you don't know me. Ya heard me? What's happenin'? Bring a Nigga somethin' from that outside world!" It's all Gravy though.
KRON:
Since the last time you got caught out there and had to do some hard time, how has your attitude or disposition changed about the future? How do you look at the future now with your fifth album droppin'?
B.G.:
I ain't lyin'. That last lil' pop right there? It got my mind right! So now I'm just... (Just then, one of the Clique members, a Homie, asks for the keys to the Benz truck. Geezie obliges him, but not without some last words) Go `head. Say Wodee, take my 259 wit' you. (Pointing to one of his three cell phones) Ya heard me? (Now back to us) So you know, I just try to focus on my daughter; bein' a good father at a young age (only 19). Focus on my Rap career and bein' successful, an' shit. And just focus on the Finer thangs. I'm all about the Finer thangs now. I ain't wit' that foolishness no more.

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