News: Papoose Can't Wake Up His 'Nacirema' Dream, "The Only Thing That's Holding Me Back Is..."

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 9:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Brooklyn rapper Papoose recently discussed his long-awaited Nacirema Dream still waiting to get released and revealed what is ultimately holding back the LP.

Pap also said he believes his new "It's Like That" remix could help fuel its release.

"The album will see the day of light real soon if everything keeps going the way it is," Papoose said. "[Funkmaster] Flex played ["It's Like That" remix] four times last night. The only thing that's holding me back is the politics of the game. But the album will come out this year, definitely." When it does, Pap says he has a record, "What's My Name," that features his wife, Remy Ma, which is sure to please listeners. "On that record, you'll get more of an insight about how we interact with each other in the relationship," he said. "It's a crazy record, I'm eager to put it out." (XXL Mag)

In summer 2011, the BK rapper revealed his intent to fall back from looking for major label support.

Rapper Papoose is prepping the release of his upcoming album Nacirema Dream, due to be released via the rapper's own independent label Honor B4 Money Records. Papoose has recruited Erykah Badu, Jim Jones and Jadakiss for appearances on the project. Busta Rhymes and Lloyd Banks have already appeared on the pre-release single "Party Bout to Pop (Remix)," and Papoose' incarcerated fiancee Remy Ma guested on "Bucked Naked (Remix)." The album was originally supposed to be released on Jive five years ago. But issues with the label forced him to depart after only a year. The release date hasn't been made public as of yet. (Hip Hop Blog)

Last April, he talked about returning to the underground circuit for his The 2nd Coming mixtape.

"The reason why I called the mixtape The 2nd Coming is because when I first came in the scene, I shook the ground, I had the whole industry petrified, I took a million-plus. This time I'm coming back, it's going to be even worse. Y'all know what I did before. See what I did; now, round two...I feel like l'm more mature now and I got a lot more to offer the game than what I had back then. So I'm glad my album didn't come. Now with my album coming out, I think I'm well-prepared. This mixtape will really show a first-time listener what hip-hop represents." (MTV)

Nearly two years ago, DJ Kay Slay promised fans would finally get Pap's debut album.

"You're all going to hear something next year," Slay promised in a November 2009 interview. "We have way more than enough songs; we just haven't found the right situation. We thought we had the right situation, but there were stupid motherf*ckas in positions that didn't know how to work with an artist like that -- so there [were] creative control conflicts, because I was like, 'We ain't doing that! This ain't why y'all brought us up here.' You see, that's what happens: When they get you, then you have some other n*ggas with some big-brained scheme, and then I'll ask a motherf*cker, 'When is the last time you been to Brooklyn? What record is Papoose most known for? Where's he performing at this week?' They don't know nothing about him, but they have all these d*ckhead ideas... And that's the reason why sh*t wasn't working." (iHipHop)

Check out a recent Papoose interview below:

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