Young Joc got arrested a few days ago for having a gun at a Cleveland airport. Well, this arrest left the fate of his Columbus show at Club Ice in doubt. My girl Donna Marbury just emailed me this interview that Joc did on Columbus’ 107.5 about the arrest, his new record, and confirming that it is indeed er..going down at Club Ice.
Rapper Yung Joc gave his first interview since his arrest in Columbus, Ohio for Power 107.5 FM with host John Blaze. The transcribed interview is below, along with photos. He talked about his arrest, being victimized by the media, along with giving out his phone number and email address!! Concert photos will be coming after tonight’s show! Photos courtesy of CBUSTED.COM.
Blaze: I got my man in here, Hustlenomics in stores now…what’s up Yung Joc?
Yung Joc: Yeah man, A-town in the building. Ohio, what it do?
B: Alot of people thought you weren’t gonna make the show today, dog.
YJ: I don’t care what alot of people thought. That’s what the media will do for you. Big round of applause for the media [cheers and claps]. Man, the media will have you believing all kinds of stuff.
B: Everything’s cool though?
YJ: Everything is great man…[they] callin’ me a fugitive, sayin I’m on the run..come on, man.
B: Why is it when you’re Black, you’re a fugitive?
YJ: I don’t know. That’s a powerful word though, that’s a strong word.
All photos by Johnny Cashola on a crappy disposable camera.
Me and a few friends went and watched Gucci Mane perform at Club Ice last Friday. Gucci is a man that has sold 500,000 records independently with a label that he has left and is fueding with, a man that sent a friend of Young Jeezy’s to his grave, and has the streets on smash right now with his hit “Freaky Girl”. The night was a spectacle of great porportions complete with a member of the SwatTeam rocking a bullet proof vest and carrying a Machine Gun looking in a manner that resembled a StormTrooper walking up and down Long street, a news crew from godknows where, a two-hour line wait which resulted in the door prices being jacked up to 300 dollars on a 20 dollar ticket. Then there was the actual show.
Video for Whodini’s-The Freaks Come Out At Night
“After livin’ on the streets alone
Some years went by, I signed myself into a group home
I used to watch the show “I Dream of Jeannie”
And dreamt about “When will I be large like Whodini?”
But I was messin’ with graffiti on the subway “-KRS -“Outta Here”
When I was younger, I always wondered why KRS-One was listening to Whodini before he went bombing. Whodini dressed a little weird for me. This was back in 1994 when Tommy Hil and Timberlands were the uniform, so I wasn’t feeling the 80’s costumes. We were bumping Stretch & Bobbie before getting busy. Then I looked a little deeper at Whodini’s influence, Whether it was “One Love” that Nas lifted some from for his classic song, or even more recently “Friends” that Doom jacked, its evident these cats were huge when all of our icons were impressionable. Throw in “I’m a Ho”, “Big Mouth”, and of course “the Freaks Come Out At Night” which the video up top is from and it becomes really clear why a young KRS would daydream about being them. And you know its history when we are talking about a young KRS. Aight 80’s Babies?
The legendary group will be at Club Ice this Sunday, September 23. Tickets available at Talibs, Big Daddys, Money Mikes and Louies.
DJ Krate Digga will be celebrating his 29th birthday tonight at Club Ice in downtown Columbus. Krate’s new mix cd WKR8 Vol. XI, which features the latest from Talib Kweli, Little Brother and Amy Winehouse will be available.
Krate will be spinning at these spots during next few weeks:
4/5 Club Ice 40 E. Long St., Columbus 7pm
4/6 Foundation Fridays @Cove Lounge 231 N. Fifth St., Columbus 11pm
4/7 Club Ice 10pm
4/12 Club Ice 7pm
4/13 MidMonth Mixer @ Bar Of Modern Art 595 E. Broad St., Columbus 10pm
4/14 Club Ice 10pm
You can download a new mix by Kratedigga every Thursday here