HELTAH SKELTAH INTERVIEW w/ ROCK AKA ROCKNESS MONSTA
By: TODD DAVIS
First things first, my deepest condolences on the untimely passing of your best friend/partner’n’rhyme, the late, great Sean “Ruck” Price — How are you holding up, Sir?
—Pretty good I’ve been told!!! I’m not sure. I don’t know how to measure it!! But I am chillin’…focused, working and being a Dad!!!
Well, in light of this catastrophic event, I really appreciate you taking your time out to do this interview for/with Fish ‘n’ Grits Magazine…I’d like now to take a few minutes and let you reflect on Sean…What are some of your fondest memories? And, what exactly do you miss most about your musical brother?
—P was legitimately one of the funniest people anybody could ever meet. One of the meanest dudes…yet one of the kindest!!! Once he gave me his shirt to throw up in!!! We were in the Lincoln Tunnel in the back of a ride, so there was no stopping the vehicle! And I was TOW UP!!! So he gave me his shirt!!!! Once at a show, he cracked jokes on a dude sneakers sooooooo bad, I couldn’t even finish the song! I always finish the song!! Somebody threw a bottle on stage that show, too!! I really can’t say what I would miss most about him…I mean, the only honest answer I can think of would be EVERYTHING!!! I simply miss HIM! ALL OF HIM!!!
What are your future plans and goals for continuing to uphold his legacy?
—I’m just gonna Rap, B!!! BETTER…AND A LOT MORE!!!
Now from a musical standpoint, the last time we, the masses, really heard from you was back in 2008, when you all [Heltah Skeltah] dropped your third and final studio album, D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) — That said, despite a couple of single releases here and there, you’ve been pretty quietly musically, how come?
—Who said it was our FINAL release?????
When you first left Duck Down, you aligned yourself with DJ Lethal’s now defunct Lethal Records, and plans immediately went into place for your then solo debut, Planet Rock — How come nothing ever materialized from that situation? What ever became of the project that was said to become the aforementioned Planet Rock?
—Actually, that’s not true. I was signed to Priority Records before the DJ Lethal situation! The Priority situation didn’t work because I wasn’t getting what I was promised. So I wanted out!! I’m sure they didn’t want a disgruntled RocknessMonsta on their hands! So they let me out! Nothing happened with the DJ Lethal situation because Geffen/Interscope dropped Lethal’s entire label! A few of those PlanetRock/Rockman Uncensored tracks have appeared on some of my mix-tapes!!
You have since linked up with W.A.R. Media — What particular string of events led to this unification?
—Just mutual respect and bumping into each other on tours and shit like dat!
What exactly’s next for you throughout the remainder of 20-15 and beyond?
—Alotta Rappin’!!! Some actin’!!! A book and a bunch of other things that are just in the planning and prepping stages right now.
With that being said, how has not only the industry itself, but even more-so you, either changed and/or evolved since your whole inception into music?
—Shit corny now…on many levels! But that’s just MY point of view. I like what I like. And I don’t like soft shit!!! Unless it’s on a woman!!!
Is there anything I left out or failed to mention?
—The album it’s called THE MAN THE MYTH THE MONSTA!!!
FISH ‘N’ GRITS’ UNORTHODOX QUESTIONS:
[Can Answer All Below Or Specific Ones Of Choice]
Donald Trump? Next Presidential Election…THIS IS DA REASON THE GOVERNMENT SNUCK EL CHAPO OUTTA JAIL!!!
I DON’T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT NONE OF MY PLEASURES!!
Craziest sh*t you’ve seen go down on the road?
SMASHED IN A HOTEL HALLWAY ON THE SIDE OF A SODA MACHINE!!!
Best movie of 2015? Why?
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON!!! NWA CHANGED MY LIFE!!!
Fantasy porn night – Who – What – Where?
JAZMINE CASHMERE, KAKEY KITTEN AND MENAGE (TROIS)!!! KAKEY KITTEN AND MENAGE BECAUSE OF DEM TONGUES…JAZMINE BECAUSE SHE WAS SIMPLY THE GOAT!!! #MANEATER
One thing no one knows about you?
IF NO ONE KNOWS, IT MUST BE A GOOD REASON FOR DAT!!!
Pick 2 female artists you would fck and 2 to watch you fck?
Who gives better blow jobs; white or black girls? Why?
IN PORNS…WHITE GIRLS…IN REAL LIFE, BLACK GIRLS!!! (from MY experience).
Best strip clubs in the nation…Name ‘em?
I HAVE NO IDEA…I’M SO OUTTA DAT LOOP THESE DAYS. Y’ALL SHOULD TAKE ME TO A FEW!!!
State that has the best ass?
What’s the freakiest thing a girl has ever done with you or you to a girl?
WHAT EVEN QUALIFIES AS FREAKY THESE DAYS?!?! EVERYBODY DOES EVERYTHING!!!
Name a news anchor you would f*ck?
DOES SPORTS NEWS COUNT? IF SO, CARI CHAMPION!!! I DON’T WATCH REGULAR NEWS!!!
Is anything off limits when you’re f*cking?
You direct a porn: Who’s starring in it?