News: Precious Paris Rides For 50 Cent, "It's Just G-Unit Reinvented. Just Bring That Whole Feeling Back Of '02"
Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 10:53AM
G-Unit's Precious Paris recently opened up on 50 Cent's plans to revive his brand, with a specific interest in bringing back a vintage early 2000's feel.
According to Paris, fans can expect to feel the same grit they experienced during G-Unit's early days.
"It's just G-Unit reinvented. Just bring that whole feeling back of '02. We just want to get that same energy back. Because I just feel like there was a void, music was going a certain way. I feel like everything comes back around and I feel this is the time for 2.0. We can really shake the ground," she said. "Yeah I mean this is my opportunity so I'm gonna go as hard as I could to make a difference and make some noise in the rap game. I guarantee you I'm not gonna sleep until that happens (smiles)." (HHNM)
She also revealed the crew members who make up Fif's Rida Gang.
"Rida Gang! It's the new G-Unit, like a sub division of it. It's like a group inside of G-Unit. It's pretty much me and Kidd Kidd and then you have Shawty Lo and Genasis. But me and Kidd Kidd are pretty much the faces of Rida Gang at the moment." (HHNM)
Recently, the rapper talked about her image and record-making ability.
Paris was signed to 50 Cent's record label and her first album will be released on Feb. 29. Her first video with 50 Cent got over 2 million views on YouTube. "I have a long way to go," she admitted. "I want to be everywhere." "I still want to be me -- but I want to have a hard time being me," she joked. Her mentor 50 Cent heaped praise on his newest protege. "Paris is amazing! She reflects how a strong passion for art can surpass adversity," he said. Her songs run the gamut of the genre. She pens explicit club anthems along with gritty, emotional tunes. "This is my lifestyle. I wear many hats," she said. She said whenever she listens to the track "No More," which chronicles her painful childhood, she is overcome with emotions. "I'm a hardcore rapper -- but I cry. I shed tears. A lot," she said. (New York Daily News)
In late December, Paris spoke on battling Nicki Minaj comparisons heading into 2012.
"I've been working with Fif for a minute, I've been doing a lot of vocals for him. That's how we actually met," Paris told DJ Whoo Kid. "I met him as a writer. I guess he just recognized the talent and I'm naturally like him anyway I guess because I'm from Southside Jamaica Queens. ... I'm signed to G-Unit and I'm ready to hold them down. Whatever I have to do. I'm 'going' to hold them down. ... I'm not really looking at it as competition [with Nicki Minaj], because we're like in two different lanes, actually. She went somewhere else and I'm going somewhere else [with the music] where you can really see where I'm going in 2012. So I'm not mad at her, what she's doing, I love what she's doing, she's making money and I do not oppose to any female making money. There's only one girl in the game so how can you be mad at anything? There's room for me, there's room for me. So, as far as comparisons, yeah, everybody's gonna do that but if you want to compare me to somebody else, great, it's somebody that's making money. That's fine." (Radio Planet TV)