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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
I’ve had this long-standing theory that Organized Konfusion felt some kind of way about Nas “taking inspiration” from their ‘Stray Bullet’ track for It Was Written‘s ‘I Gave You Power’.
Robbie: When Nas did ‘I Gave You Power’ did you take that as a compliment to ‘Stray Bullet’, or were you like, ‘Hang on a sec…’?
Prince Po: I take it as a compliment because anytime somebody gets an idea from something that you did, it’s an honor. Nas has been putting in so much work in the game and coming at people with so much jewels…I never heard him give us props for it, but that’s not what I’m in the game for. I’m not in the game looking for props. I know he was influenced by the song, and just to hear his song was just an honor in itself. I don’t get wrapped–up in ‘Why he ain’t shout us out?’ That’s stupid. We got bigger things to do, we got much more goals to reach.
Shoots the shit outta theory, doesn’t it? He also mentioned that he and Monch did a track together after doing some shows together:
Prince Po: There’s a record that I did with TomC3, we did a song on there called ‘Now and Then’ and Monch heard it and he was like, ‘Yo man, I really need to get on that song. I really want to put a verse on that song’. So I sent him the files and about a week later he sent me the song back and it sounds really good, man. The original version that I did on the Saga [of the Simian Samurai] album was called ‘Now and Then’ but we named this one ‘Then and Now’. It’s kinda cool how we flipped it, it’s a fun-sounding song. It’d be really crazy to just shock people with that whole Organized style. You can’t do that ‘Hypnotical Gases’ style no more because that’s for that time. There’s different ways to do it now and have fun with these kids, ‘cos they’re open. We talk constantly, at least once a week. So everything is wonderful, man.
Look out for the complete interview next week some time…
TomC3 & Prince Po - ‘Now and Then’
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