News: Tony Yayo Breaks Down Work Ethic, "I Want 50 To Be Impressed"
Friday, Jul 31, 2009 1:30PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on his aim to reach 50 Cent's level of music-making and why he says Shady/Aftermath associates Eminem and Dr. Dre are "perfectionists.
In addition to speaking on the rap moguls, the Talk of New York also broke down the importance of crafting quality records.
"It's just everything you're doing yourself," he added about the difference between making his own mixtapes and working on G-Unit projects. "When you got perfectionists like Eminem, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent and Dre in the studio, you learn a lot from them. I seen 50 say lines 20 times over. The same line. He learned that from Dre and Eminem. I feel the pressure of them still being there. I want the mixtapes to come out right, and I want 50 to be impressed, as well as Banks. It's the same kinda feeling, just a little more pressure, 'cause you wanna make sure everything is good." (MTV)
Yayo has recently been seen promoting an upcoming 50 Cent event which is set to take place next month.
"Queenbridge, Cormega, tell 'em where we at," Yayo said in an interview earlier this month. "You don't see Nas out here. August 13th, everything free. Come out here. Lamar Odom, Floyd Mayweather is gonna be here. That's how I roll. When you're in the hood you gotta be extra careful. They say I'm never in the hood, well, I'm in the hood. They always say I'm in the hood. I'm in the hood with Cormega and you already know what it is." (ThisIs50)
Former G-Unit associate Bang Em Smurf recently questioned the Unit's return to the neighborhood.
"I'm bringing things back to South Jamaica Queens," Smurf said in a video. "Giving back to the hood, like I've been doing for years. It took 50 and them n*ggas six years to try to give back to the hood now. You know why? 'Cause they're going down. So now they trying to get back to the hood when they finished. So they wanna start taking the hood to motherf*cking Great Adventures...I been doing that for years. Now they giving back to the hood 'cause they finished. You see 50 don't got a [record] deal or the G-Unit don't got a deal in other words. These n*ggas going down." (Hip Hop Beef)
Yayo, as of recently, has begun making a strong Internet presence as seen earlier this year with his "A Day in the Life of Tony Yayo" online-only documentary.
HipHopStan documented a day in the life of Tony Yayo. In this opening scene, Yayo returns to his old stomping grounds of South Side Jamaica Queens! HipHopStan.com presents a Day in the Life of G-Unit's Tony Yayo. Watch as 50 Cent's right hand man, Tony Yayo takes us through his hood of South Side! "You can ask me whatever you wanna ask me," Yayo says in the video's preview. "I'm surprised you didn't ask me a million Rick Ross questions. That's what everybody else asks. Rick Ross is a fat f*ck though." (Hip Hop Stan)
Check out Tony Yayo speaking from his Queens neighborhood below: