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Hiphop.cn Interview Ron Artest 

Post#1 » by Mr.Baller » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:12 am

Hi Everyone,does some of you remember me?
Now i work for the biggest hiphop website in china www.hiphop.cn
Last week i interview Ron Ron via mail.
I think it worth the read
Enjoy!!




Hiphop.cn:Whats up Ron Artest, welcome to Hiphop.cn,the biggest hiphop
website in China. Whats your reaction when you first heard that there are
million of hiphop listeners in China?


Ron: I knew that the Chinese culture was receptive to Hip Hop culture.
Hip hop is almost like a religion. It's an expression of mainly pain and
suffering. I think rap is more of a job, and hip hop is more about
expression. Hip hop has been heavily watered down and knocked off course by
the big money makers. There are many artists who are scared to make music
for themselves and they cater to the boss with grey hair or light skin who
never ever been caught in a cross fire, or been racially profiled, or cut in
the face, or been face to face with multiple crack heads.
The hip hop I'm accustomed to is Rakim. Rakim should be able to say what's
hip hop and what's not. And give the other good music a different genre.
Hip hop is also influenced by God, meaning artists like Run DMC and positive
hip hop. I think gangster rap is a fake. I think it should be labeled pain
music.



Hiphop.cn: Okay,since you join the Rockets, there will be a lot of chinese
fans watching you, so which do you perfer? All these chinese fans vote for u and make you a All-star again this upcoming season or All of them buy your new rap mixtape?


Ron:: I'd rather them help people in poverty than buy my mixtape, or find
ways to improve corruption than waste time voting for me to b an All Star.

Hiphop.cn: Tell us about your upcoming mixtape with DJ Drama, we know Drama
has been doing mixtape with some big name like 50 Cent and Ludacris. So what
can we expect from this release?

Ron: The mixtape is a free album. Download it for free. We r the best
rap group out that no one knows about.


Hiphop.cn:Whats your thoughts on current Hiphop industry? Why it's so hard
to sell music?


Ron: It is not hard to sell music. I think people who buy music are not
stupid. When 50 put out "Curtis" he tried to fool people and his fans
wanted that real 50. Same with Nas and "Nastradomus" and Jay with the "One"
album he had that was unsuccessful. The A&R these days are not that good,
with the exception of a few. People don't want to hear lies, they want pure
hearted music.


Hiphop.cn: So who's your favioute rapper? I have seen your pic with Queens
rapper like Mobb Deep on internet,did you ever collaborate with them?

Ron: My favorite music is old school and Queensbridge music. My
favorite rapper is Shady, but only his first two albums. The best rapper
from Queens is Tragedy. He is in jail

Hiphop.cn: When will be a another studio album like <My World>coming out?
Will you try to collaborate with Texas rapper like Chamillionaire,Paul Wall
and Lil Flip since your move here?


Ron: I want to do an album with all Houston rappers but I don't have a
label deal. Ill see if I can get it worked out. Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Big
Pokey and Mike Jones are good people.


Hiphop.cn: From what I know, you like rap just as your like basketball. So
when you retired, will you be a full-time rapper, or maybe run a record
label?

Ron: When I retire I will get my kids' albums ready. They already have
one album done. I will always record, it's fun.


Hiphop.cn: Have you ever listen to Chinese hiphop? Now you join rockets,is
there a possibility for you to work with chinese artist and producers?

Ron: I would love to do an entire album with a Chinese producer but I
don't know anyone and don't have distribution.


Hiphop.cn: Okay,lets get back to basketball,whats the chance of winning it
all for rockets this year?

Ron: Rockets have the best chance to win it all.


Hiphop.cn: Which postion need upgraded now for rockets?Point guard or Backup
center?

Ron: We have all we need!!


Hiphop.cn: In offence, you need the ball in your hand to make play, but in
rockets, the ball is always in Rafer and T-Mac's hand, so how do you adjust?

Ron:As long as we play team ball it doesn't matter!


Hiphop.cn: So you don't mind being a backup?

Ron:I think I am the best defender so I can contain pretty effectively.


Hiphop.cn: Many rockets players like Scola,Battier,Francis,Hayes all got the
shoes deal from Chinese Shoe company. What do you think about that? Do you
hope to get one too?LOL

Ron: I don't think people would want my shoes... Maybe we should do a
blog to see if people want me to come out with my own shoe?

Hiphop.cn:Thank Ron Artest for doing this interview, what else you wanna say
to Chinese hiphop fans and basketball fans?

Ron:Let's make the world better, not worse!!
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Post#2 » by Mr.Baller » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:20 am

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And here is the mixtape cover


new song link:
Thanks Mom
http://www.hiphop.cn/media.asp?id=12568

Yooo!Freestyle (ft.Coldplay)
http://www.hiphop.cn/media.asp?id=12538
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Post#3 » by moofs » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:30 pm

Speaking of chinese articles, I wonder what happened to pryuen.
Morey 2020.

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Post#4 » by Guy986 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:08 pm

There are millions of hip hop listeners in China? :-?
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Post#5 » by regularguy » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:47 pm

Guy986 wrote:There are millions of hip hop listeners in China? :-?


i mean there has to be.. if you think about it china has like what? 1.6 billion people there? there has to be a few million who enjoy the hip hop genre haha.

and also ron artest seemed pretty cool about that interview. it would be cool if it was really him. lol and not just some representative speaking for him.
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Post#6 » by Mr.Baller » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:55 am

regularguy wrote:
Guy986 wrote:There are millions of hip hop listeners in China? :-?


i mean there has to be.. if you think about it china has like what? 1.6 billion people there? there has to be a few million who enjoy the hip hop genre haha.

and also ron artest seemed pretty cool about that interview. it would be cool if it was really him. lol and not just some representative speaking for him.

u never know haha and some chinese hiphop artist is on a very high level
and
the interview is REAL

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