News: SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Tity Boi On Ludacris' DTP Additions, "They've Had A 100,000 Motherf*ckers Come & Go"
Sunday, Sep 6, 2009 8:05AM
With Ludacris' recent Disturbin' Tha Peace Lil Scrappy acquisition, SOHH spoke with Playaz Circle's Tity Boi to find out how much of an impact new artists have on their music.
While explaining his respect for Scrappy, Boi said the coming and going of DTP artists had little relevance to his music and possibility of collaborations.
"It has nothing to do with us, Scrappy is a cool dude, DTP is a business," he reasoned. "Duffle Bag Boyz and Playaz Circle are doing our thing. They've had Chingy, Field Mob, Shareefa -- they've had a 100,000 motherf*ckers come and go since I've been around and I don't give a f*ck. My family is still gonna eat and we still gonna walk it, we still gonna do what we got to do, Dolla Boy and Tity Boi. Other than that, I f*ck with Scrappy, dude is cool as h*ll and I'm glad he's on the team but that don't do nothin' -- I'm still gonna do me no matter whoever they sign...You don't have to be on the same label to do collaborations in Atlanta." (SOHH)
Scrappy recently said his Warner Music Group split to DTP was a result of not being able to find the proper promotion.
"Before I even made the move I had just talked to [Warner Music Group CEO] Tom Whalley and told him I need to get off," Scrappy said in an interview. "Because basically, Warner Bros is a rock and roll label. So they didn't really understand what to do with me as of then. Even though I showed them two or three times, this is me Scrappy, this is how I move, young gangsta from Atlanta, I do what I do, try to stay outta trouble but you know how sh*t go. But he believed in me enough, he didn't want to hurt my career, so he let me go, after that I went through a couple of label situations, it wasn't looking too good.I always had this stop-and-go relationship with Chaka and Luda -- That was the best contract I ever signed. Just being a rapper or whatever, that's the best contract I ever signed." (Rolling Out TV)
Upon joining forces with Luda, Scrappy previously hinted at who would be featured on his DTP debut.
"I'm done with [my album]," Scrap said in an interview earlier this summer. "I'm 100 percent done with it. I got Gucci Mane on the album, Diamond, Luda, Trey Songz, Pleasure P and Maino. Luda is on the first single, called 'Addicted to Money,' produced by The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. It's called The Grustle -- grind and hustle! I been grinding and hustling the whole time." (Vibe)
DTP co-CEO Jeff Dixon confirmed Scrappy's addition to the label last spring.
"We're just excited to sign him because he's been in the game for a long time and he never got the shot he needed to get," Dixon said. "He has exciting music....He brings another dynamic to our label. We're adding another dimension." Dixon said Scrappy's next album, on which Ludacris will serve as a co-executive producer, should be out sometime in September. This summer, Scrappy could be featured on a probable DTP tour. Until then, Scrap will be dropping mixtapes, appearing on albums from Luda and DTP labelmate Willy Northpole and shooting a film. (MTV)
Playaz Circle's Flight 360 lands in stores Tuesday, September 29th via DTP/Def Jam.
Check out Playaz Circle's "Can't Remember" Behind-The-Scenes footage with Bobby Valentino below: