Celebrity Favorites: Tony Yayo
Tony Yayo said he has the most eclectic musical taste in G-Unit. He listens to J. Cole, Lady Gaga, The-Dream and the Pack’s Lil B, who is on a few tracks from Yayo’s new mixtape, along with protégé Danny Brown.
“Lil B, I told you I’m feeling,” he said. “I wanna start something new and get some artists under the wing. Lil B, Danny Brown is on the mixtape coming soon. [G-Unit member] New Money Trav. Trav knows Lil B. He has connections with Too Short. I got connections with E-40. They all end up coming to the show in the Bay. That’s how 50 [Cent] wound up doing the remix to [E-40’s] ‘N—a Don’t Act Like a Bitch.’ They all ended up backstage. We had E-40 back there, Too Short, Lil Uno from the Pack. It was so many people back there. I linked up with Lil B. His music is good. He’s a real humble dude. That cooking dance is hot.”
Tony said B came to the G-Unit mansion and banged out a few tracks shortly after.
“When I’m in the studio, me and D. Brown, it was cool new energy,” the Southside Queens native said. “It was cool to have new energy in the studio. Like how Cam’ron vibes with Vado. I think Vado makes Cam better. You hear his sh– sounding better because of Vado. Me working with D. Brown, I hear my sh– sounding better and better. When you work with a guy who has punch lines, you take your time to create punch lines too. It’s like a war in the studio. Lil B came to the studio, knocked out his verses easy. Came to the mansion, we balled out and just chilled, man.”
When asked if he could see Lil B as part of G-Unit, Yayo didn’t think it was out of the realm of possibility.
“I could see that,” he said. “He’s a little crazy, but I could see that. He makes good music. It’s all about the good music.”
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