The legend that brought us “Situations,” “Ghetto Eyes,” and everybody’s favorite “Nobody Needs Nobody” is back. And he’s back to prove a point.
In a phone interview earlier today, the proclaimed King of Memphis talked about his new mixtape, “King of all Kings,” and what’s next in line.
Before the South was flooded with – as Fly calls them “bubble gum rappers” – Ibn Young dominated the airwaves. And he says he’s working his way back to the top.
But what does Fly think about the current state of hip-hop – southern hip-hop in general?
“Everything sucks…,” he said. “…It’s fabricated bullshit.”
Ok, well give us your top five Southern rappers of all time.
“Playa Fly, Playa Fly, Playa Fly, Playa Fly and Playa Fly.”
Well….ok. What are the chances we’ll see Fly with a major label?
“We want to deal with a major label,” he said. “We have great music. We’re on an independent grind. We need Playa Fly in the mainstream – on every radio station and every television."
Are there any mainstream artists you want to work with?
"Yeah, The Dream. We're both aliens. I’m sure we’ll (make) some kind of moon music to give ya'll."
So who are some real artists that are out now?
"You know who they are....T.I., Jay-Z, Emimen...
Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would change?
"You can always look back in retrospect, but all in all, I’m thankful for my blessings...Taking away the bad parts would effect the good parts."
Playa Fly will be performing Saturday (Oct. 9) at LP's Ball Park in Como during a car and bike show. Gates open at 2 p.m.