Monday, February 11, 2008

Neema on Seaspot

Neema interviewed on Seaspot by Seattle Slim. Click here to read the interview.

Seattle Slim: Why hasn't the Northwest rap scene gotten the attention that those other regions have gotten? Why haven't we gotten to that mainstream level yet?

Neema: We are on that level; they're just not giving us our due. The media tries to downplay Seattle. At the end of the day, the talent is there. It's not the talent, cats are just sleeping. To be honest with you, I don't care if they recognize or not. I wasn't think about them before, so why should I think about them now. If you see me do a record with somebody, that's because I admire the artist. If you see me do a record with Joe Budden or Jagged Edge, it's because I'm a fan of their music you know? I'm not out to kiss ass to the industry, or play a political game. I don't care about the next rapper. Don't get me wrong, if Budden called me tomorrow and was like "Yo, that was a tight song you just did," that would make my day, but at the end of the day I'm not out to please them.