Doin’ Lines With Juicy J
Juicy J fills in the blanks.
As told to Kai Acevedo
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of of XXL Magazine, on stands now.
1. I’ll forever listen to advice from Quincy Jones.
2. When I’m having stressful days, I like to smoke lots of weed.
3. There were so many “Who Run It” freestyles in 2018, but me and G Herbo had the best ones.
4. Fried chicken will always be King of the South.
5. I like rocking Tom Ford sunglasses.
6. My Academy Award has gotten me the most love from movie studios—I’ve been writing songs for movies ever since.
7. I used to think crossing over was selling out—not anymore, though.
8. My newborn daughter keeps me motivated.
9. Right now, Memphis is the best place in the world to live.
10. Love is forever.
11. My favorite record that I’ve produced for another artist is “Diamond in the Back” by Ludacris.
12. Three or four bands was the most that I’ve spent to make ’em dance.
13. After recording “Slob on My Knob,” I thought the song was garbage.
14. Nicki Minaj has been my favorite female artist to work with because she’s interesting.
15. If I didn’t sign with Columbia [Records] in the 1990s, I’d probably be richer—I could’ve gotten a better deal if I would’ve waited.
16. Working with newer, younger artists keeps me inspired.
17. I wish I knew more about where I come from, my African roots.
18. Pimp C has always been a great friend and a great brother to me.
19. After more than two decades in hip-hop, I’ve learned that rap beef is always going to be around.
20. Three 6 Mafia is one of the most legendary hip-hop groups of all-time.
Check out more from XXL’s Winter 2018 issue including our Migos cover story interview, Vic Mensa's turn toward activism and a woman's equality proponent, Show & Prove with Jay Critch, G Herbo finding new purpose as a father, Show & Prove with Asian Doll, a look at the way women in hip-hop are rising to higher heights, Smokepurpp breaking down the songs on Deadstar 2, Show & Prove with YBN Cordae and more.
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