News: SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Playaz Circle's Tity Boi On Jay-Z's "BP3" Leak, "You Know You're Hot If That Happens"
Thursday, Sep 3, 2009 3:00PM
With the recent leak of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 album spreading online, SOHH spoke with Tity Boi of Playaz Circle about how illegal downloads simply show a rapper's popularity.
The rapper also explained how his Lil Wayne-assisted "Big Dog" collaboration leaked online before its scheduled release.
"Nah, that was just a Gmail jacker that's all that happened, it got sent to Lil Wayne's Gmail -- I guess what it is, is they got people that don't come outside -- but you also know you're hot if that happens. Some people really like the momentum part of the actual cover when they start reading the credits, some people get caught up with the blank discs and original music. Other people like to keep the original copy. [For precautions,] you can't just be so simple. You just got to be creative. Figure out new ways, a new [contact] to send it to, change the name under files, send it to other people's e-mails that's not so hot, make up another e-mail, there are plenty of things to do to avoid that. They gonna keep coming but you gotta think ahead and be smart." (SOHH)
The rapper's sidekick, Dolla, previously spoke with SOHH about "Big Dog" leaking.
"We knew it was going to leak but we wanted to put a plan behind it and somebody done leaked it out on us," Dolla explained last May. "Somebody gotta get punished, beat up behind this. We gon get to the end of it by the end of the day. You'll hear about it somebody gon get beat up behind that." (SOHH)
Jay-Z acknowledged the unauthorized downloads earlier this week and spoke on his thoughts of the project being released nearly two weeks earlier than the drop date.
"I may be the most bootlegged artist in history," he said in an interview after learning the news. "It's a preview. I'm excited for people to hear the album. I'm very proud of the work I've down, so enjoy it...My pager is actually ringing right now, so people are probably calling me and telling me they pretty much like it. I can tell by the way my pager rings if a song is good or not. It's really going crazy right now." (MTV)
Faboulous recently spoke on the emergence of music leaks and the new measures he has decided to take in order to avoid further leaks of his upcoming album Loso's Way.
"We usually don't have a leak problem, the things where we had problems is giving music to people to do their mixes, that's where we had a problem," Fab explained in an interview earlier this summer. "And now I've learned from that okay, we're not going to do that anymore. We're not gonna e-mail you stuff. You're gonna have to come in or we fly to you or wherever and get the sh*t done because the amount of hacking and piracy going on now, and you put all that time and effort into building something, then people are starting to get it here, here, here, piece by piece instead of getting it collectively. I want people to hear the sh*t as a finished product." (The Life Files)
Playaz Circle's Flight 360: The Takeoff lands in stores Tuesday, September 29th via DTP/Def Jam Records.
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