But for me, at least in my previous perception, I felt due to my ‘image,’ I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was.I never meant to hurt you.” There’s a lot to unpack in this excerpt.Notably, the Grammy Award winner took it one step further and saluted Wack 100 for not “running” from conflict, and seemingly not “coming with everything that he could have” on the rapper and actor. 1ST off I’m a Man About mine’s & SEND MY APOLOGYS TO WACK 100 FOR Me Not Getting Contact with him before It got out there, APPRECIATE THAT HE WAS A STAND UP REAL ONE THAT DIDN’T COME WITH EVERYTHING HE COULD HAVE & AINT RUN FOR NOTHING & Love the WORDS OF WISDOM WE JUST SHARED, WITH A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING & RESPECT!! “He had a steel on him, ’cause he knew he had a issue out there, and when get got there, they was just gonna take his jewelry. He panicked, pulled out the steel, shot himself.” #On This Date In Hip Hop, @Level Up Hip Hop knows why I gotta run that fade with @Funk Flex before, during and after my #Freestyle189 on #Hot97 – @infinitevisionz with the dime.UPDATE: Just over 48 hours after Hip-Hop Heads were questioning whether Naughty By Nature’s Treach and The Game’s manager Wack 100 made an online beef a physical altercation, that conflict has been declared resolved.One of her first orders of business was, "Hey, I know a friend from high school who manages Digital Underground, maybe he can do something." Atron Gregory: I said, "Sure, send me a videotape."Shock G: Pac didn't have nothing, so they did a concert right in front of Leila's house. I'm at the mixing board, and he kind of stood right over me. And looked me in the eye, moved around a little bit. And Pac sometimes would have to wait on us to come back from Germany to finish mixing. He went from roadie to movie star in less than a year. Each tour, whoever the new jacks were, would have to load the equipment, the turntables, set the table up.Pac's diction impressed me that I could hear what he was saying. He got cold feet and was just like tired of waiting and decided to take up this position he got offered to be a chairman with the New Afrikan Panthers. He was on his way leaving for that when Atron said, "Look, he doesn't want to wait anymore, he's tired, he gave the music business a year." [Laughs] It took us 10 years to get a record deal, and you talking about this ain't moving fast enough. I might be dead the time y'all get back." And from that point on he was always there. Shock G: I think the first tour was Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte and Heavy D. Put the black drop thing over the table, hang the banner up. Of all the roadies we've had over the years, like in the 20 year period, they'd always wander off, get pulled into something by a chick, a party or getting high. Pac was solid The real headache was the party pack.
His legacy as a one-of-a-kind lyricist is undeniable: a socialist rabble-rouser with scabrous attacks on the status quo, a deep-hearted poet who reclaimed the word "thug" for a generation, an emotional purger who could write about paranoia, nihilism and love with equal aplomb. Over those three or four years that he was around us, we did a lot of touring and a lot of living together on the tour bus and that's how we know the man." Before he was an icon and movie star, Tupac was doing the "Humpty Dance" with Oakland's own funkadelic freaks of the industry, taking on roadie work as a stopgap measure while Shock G and manager Atron Gregory shopped a demo that had future single "Trapped." In his years with the group, Digital Underground would give Tupac his first tour (with Big Daddy Kane), his first released verse ("Same Song") and his first movie role (1991's Nothing but Trouble).
No way."In honor of his Hall of Fame induction, Digital Underground's core members – Shock G, Chopmaster J, Money-B and DJ Fuze – along with Gregory tell the story of Tupac's early years.
Shock G: Leila Steinberg, she was a hip-hop concert promoter. She thought his poetry was very important and he just said, "You're managing me." She knew at that moment when Pac said that, it was her duty under God to manage him. Just Tupac concert to the camera and that's what Atron got. And I said, "OK, next step is for Shock to see him."Shock G: I think we were mixing something from [1990's] Sex Packets. " He had that whole Scarface, "Is we doing this drug deal or not, nigga? [Engineer] Steve Counter took that over and we go in the piano room and Pac just stood there and busted a few rhymes for me. Shock G: While we were shopping that, a year went by. No, he wasn't a dancer, but he was a person willing to do things to get to where he wanted to go. He joined the circus, he came on out and he did everything he had to do 'til he became the star.
Moments ago today (May 22), Treach publicly apologized the the veteran music executive tied to Ray J and DJ Kay Slay.
On Instagram, the New Jersey MC admitted he should have squashed the issue with a discussion sooner, especially after alluding to threats of physical harm while traveling in California. And Pac never let me roll with him to pull no gun on no Black man. Pac was a soldier,” Treach told a memorial crowd in 1996, with tears coming down his face.