Former Cash Money Artist Papa Reu Reunites With Lil Wayne, Exclusive Candid Interview

Trinidad & Tobago born and Houston,TX based entertainer Papa Reu is a musical tour de force. He is innovative and true to his art. His style is distinctive and trendsetting. His music is realistic yet cutting edge. Papa Reu has been paving his musical lane since 1994. His first claim to fame was being featured on 8Ball and MJG’s 1994 album “On the Outside Looking In.” The former cash money records artist sat down with us for a candid interview to bring people up to speed about his movements.

The Source: You started off with the Rap/sung style that was later adopted by such artists as Akon. Describe that style in more detail.

Papa Reu: I am originally from Trinidad & Tobago. I was one of the first artists to bring the Caribbean/Hip Hop sound to the South. My style is universal and it represents “uniqueness.” My music reminds me of ‘Gumbo.’ For example, the main ingredient for gumbo is “Rue.” Different assorted meats, veggies, and rice are added to complete the “unique” taste of gumbo. And that’s how I would describe my music. It’s flavorful. I was the first Mr. International. And my sound is still very relevant and current. With all due respect, I was “Akon” before “Akon” was on the scene. And the reason why I say that is that we were both international artists with in the underground Hip Hop music lane.

Source: Many know you as being part of the original Hot Boys camp. Recently you attended the Hot Boys reunion during Weezyana Fest . What was that like?

PR: It was an incredible experience. It was nostalgic. I was originally featured on The Hot Boys’ “Shoot First,” The Big Tymers’ “Lick Them Up Shots,” Juvenile’s “Rich Ni**az,” “Lil Wayne’s “Not Like Me,” and more. I hadn’t seen some of my Hot Boys brethren in a while. The vibe and energy was great. Juvenile, Turk, Mannie Fresh and most of the whole crew were there. Everyone was ecstatic to see me. In fact, while Lil Wayne was on stage performing, I was on the stage enjoying the set on the side. Wayne came over to where I was standing and Mack Maine alerted him that I was standing there. When he saw me, Lil Wayne briefly stopped performing and fell to the ground and then got up and gave me a bear hug like embrace. That’s love. There’s a possibility that you may see a remix of one of my new singles featuring Wayne in the future. Things are moving. Anything is possible.

Source: What is your relationship like with Baby of Cash Money now?

PR: We haven’t spoken in a while but it’s cool. If we bumped into each other today then we would just sit down and have some drinks. I respect what Baby and his brother accomplished but I had to move on and create my own zone. I’m all about growing and expanding. I started my own record label called Reu Muzik, Inc. Also I built a full-fledged studio in Houston, Texas and added a production company called Reuster House Productions.

Source: You are back with a vengeance. One of your big records was with Rick Ross on “Put It In The Air.” Remind the people about some other major collaborations you did.

PR: Well the truth is I never left. Over the years, I have collaborated with hundreds of artists like Bun B and Elephant Man on “Big Shottas,” I was featured on the H-Town track “Buss One”, Solange Knowles’ track “Don’t Fight the Feeling,” The 504 Boyz‘ track “Tight Whips” also featuring Slay Sean, 5th Ward Weebie, and Lil’ Romeo.. I also worked with artists like YZ & Gemini on “Hold on,” Lil Keke on “Diamond and Pearls” and as you mentioned Rick Ross on “Put It in the Air,” which was my record.

Source: You appear on the new Scarface album “Deeply Rooted ,” which is getting critical acclaim? Tell us about that.

PR: First off Scarface is a legend. And he has created a masterpiece with his new album. I am featured on two songs. I am on the songs “Rooted,”which is the title track and “Dope Man Pushin.” Make sure you go out and support quality music from a classic artist such as my big bro Facemob.

Source: Your new movement is called Born2Win. What is the philosophy behind that?

PR: The philosophy involves “Principle” and “Integrity.” It is all about creating music that has a message with positivity and motivation that listeners will enjoy and feel a connection to. My new video is called “Born2Win.” I talk about my trials, tribulations and then my triumphs. Positive people view other people’s success as inspiration. There is a winner in each of us. You just have to harness the champion within you. Respect the grind and join the movement. Check out my website www.reumuzik.net.

 

 

Scarface, Brand Nubian and Others Bring Standing Room Only Crowd To Harlem For Malcolm X Day

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This past weekend, in association with the annual “Harlem Week” Festival, 135th Street from St. Nicholas Avenue to Lenox Avenue, better known as Malcolm X Boulevard, was lit in celebration of “Malcolm X Day”. The entire Shabazz family, along with The Northstar Group/The Source Magazine Owner L. Londell McMillian, put together a block party to commentate Harlem’s “crowned prince”. Music from all genres filled the air while dance performances on the main stage at the corner of St. Nick and 135th Street wowed the crowd. There were several special invited guests who came through to show love to the legacy of Malcolm including international rapper/activist Immortal Technique, legendary rapper/producer Kwame, Channel Live’s Hakim Green, Flavor Unit’s Lakim Shabazz, Scarface of the Geto Boys and the iconic Brand Nubian, who closed out the show with a performance. See photos below from this Northstar sponsored event.

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Scarface: If The Fans Can’t Kick The Money For The Album In 30 Days, I Ain’t Down

According to Face, if people aren’t willing to pay for the Kickstarter funded project, then he’s more than likely not going to be be involved

In this exclusive interview with VladTV, Scarface says that if the fans don’t fulfill the $100K needed for the new, highly anticipated Geto Boys album Habeus Corpus, the nyou won’t be hearing any manic depressive Brad Jordan bars on the album. It may have something to do with his priorities being all in his new solo album Deep Rooted.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)

2015 ONE Musicfest Announces Lineup

Yesterday ONE Musicfest, partnered with Live Nation, announced its 2015 lineup

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Confirmed: A Scarface Remake In Los Angeles

32 years later after the legendary Al Pacino version was released, we’ll get a part 3

Over 3 decades ago, Al Pacino screamed “Say hello to my little friend,” on movie screens nationwide, and history was made. Though it wasn’t an immediate box office hit, The 1983 rendition of Scarface, based on Al Capone‘s life, has left a lasting impact on both Pop culture and Hip-Hop culture, and continues to be discussed today in almost mythical context. Fans of the flick have some pretty good news to celebrate today.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the man behind the upcoming Straight Outta Compton biopic screenplay, Jonathan Herman, will be penning a modern-day Scarface set in Los Angeles, directed by Pablo Larrain (Nasty Baby, The Club).

So far, there’s no timeline for the film’s release, but news of Universal’s plans for the film, partnered with Herman’s involvement, is enough reason for excitement.

Listen To Mayalino’s Single “Kilo Champ” Featuring Scarface And Pusha T

Debuting his self-titled EP tonight, Mayalino drops the street single Continue reading Listen To Mayalino’s Single “Kilo Champ” Featuring Scarface And Pusha T

Scarface Announces New Album Title

Everybody is excited over the new upcoming albums coming out this year, but there’s one that only true Hip Hop fans are secretly dying for. Scarface has announced that he will release a new album this spring, titled Deeply Rooted. Scarface’s last album was the 2008 classic Emeritus.

The Houston rapper put the announcement in a video

Are yall ready for that Scarface heat coming soon?

-Bri Christian (@brirezy)

Watch Ricky Rude’s “So Immature” Video Featuring Scarface

South Jersey’s “best kept secret” drops the visual to his latest single

After collaborating with Trina on the strip club anthem “Stripper Ass, Model Face,” winning mtvU’s “Freshmen” contest, and being co-signed by the legendary DJ Kay Slay on SiriusXM’s Shade45 radio, rapper Ricky Rude can no longer be considered South Jersey’s best-kept secret.
His latest single “So Immature”— featuring Scarface, highlights both Ricky’s dark, perceptive youth and his willingness to build on his past as an artist and as a person. The record finds Ricky teaming up with his mentor, Scarface, to swap stories of addiction, promiscuity, and recklessness. A throwback beat lays the foundation upon which Ricky takes to the bars with regret and blunt honesty before landing on his hook: “Even when it rains I still smile at the sky / Lookin’ up like it’s sunny.”

Listen To Scarface’s New Track, ‘The Exit Plan,’ Featuring Akon

 

Scarface has dropped another gem for the streets with his Akon-assisted, “The Exit Plan.” Over a backdrop provided by Cardiak, the former Rap-A-Lot MC  gives out the blueprint to the G-Code. Recently, ‘Face announced that he’s recording his twelfth studio album, Deeply Rooted, but hasn’t set a definite date.

 

 

 

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Scarface Says Album With Nas is 99.9% Coming, Talks Retirement

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Scarface stopped by the DJ Whookid’s Whoolywood Shuffle to talk about a myriad of topics.  He acknowledges that he is considering the idea of retirement but for now he is going hard and “not to many people are gonna be able to fuck with the boy.

When the topic of  Scarface & Nas’s much talked about potential collaborative album was brought up face replied that “the we probably %99.999999999 it’s gonna happen”.  He does somewhat clarify that “it’s 99.9% that it CAN happen, and it probably will happen, but where and who puts that shit out is the debate” adding “it’s not even a money thing wit it”.

“We been talking about this shit for 10 years” .

Listen to the full interview below and rest assured we will have you more than covered regarding any developments on this legendary sounding project.

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