Bizzy Bone is back with vengeance. The legend talks about his new single, “Carbon Monoxide” (Migos/21 Savage diss), dropping new music all year long and more.
I had the chance to speak with BTNH member, Bizzy Bone about his new single, “Carbon Monoxide,” taking aim at Migos and 21 Savage, his desire to put out new music this year and much more.
AllHipHop: It’s always an honor to speak to a legend. You are truly a legend and I appreciate your time.
Bizzy Bone: Thank you very much. I appreciate that, man. The honor is mine. I appreciate you guys covering the stuff that we putting out. It’s back and forth. The feeling is mutual, my brother.
AllHipHop: “Carbon Monoxide,” is a well thought out diss track aimed at guys like 21 Savage and Migos. You referred to them as “culture killers,” on that track. Could you elaborate on that line?
Bizzy Bone: We need to start with the history of it, so it don’t just look like I’m going in on these motherf#ckas. It started off to where, a lot of the people that love, Bone Thugs N Harmony as a group was coming at me and saying, “Did you hear what they said? Did you hear what they said?” They were trying to amp it up. So, I did a live Facebook video and throughout that whole Facebook I was sending out love, you know what I’m saying. I was uplifting them etcetera etcetera. There were certain people who were taking snippets of what I said and putting a title, “Bizzy disses the Migos,” so on and so forth just for click bait. That’s when it started to take off. What I felt like was, if some people are trying that hard to make it like I’m saying something bad to these boys, then they must be feeling something in their spirit. Let that sizzle in your spirit. So, after all that was said and done, “Big Boy” get them on an interview and basically ask the young cat, “Qua” “So, ya’ll still feel ya’ll are the biggest group?” Once again, he said it with a little extra authority after people had took what I said out of context. So that’s when Layzie got upset.
And then that’s when dude said something about fucking the homie wife and your money this and your money not looking right and throw up some money. And then that’s when the record came out. Everybody was talking shit about the record and that’s when people were like, “B, we really not trying to hear nothing from you, but what’s going on now.” So, fast forward to where I pull out the “Elmer Fudd,” (the shotgun) on the live video stream. Again, everybody is trying to say, “He pulled out a gun on live and was talking…” I ain’t said nobodies name. But they really-really-really wanted that issue. So, after all of that, that’s when I decided to go ahead and make “Carbon Monoxide” and really shut things down to the point where I’m like, “Okay, what are we talking about now? What’s up?”
Now, as far as them killing the culture, I think it’s starting to manifest itself and it’s starting to take a life of its own. We already know the gentleman, “St. Laurent” not even from America. So, we get that. You pushing pills, you pushing lean, so on and so forth and you not from here. Now we got people in Africa that think that lean is what we do. They have people dying out there because of that because they think that’s what rappers in America is doing. So that’s one thing. Pushing pills and drugs to the kids. It’s deeper than killing our culture, it’s killing our kids. But I could understand being young. I’m still for uplifting our people because they are still my people. We still from the same gang. We are still from the understanding that we are people of color. So therefore, we must support each other as well, but it’s still there in saying all of that. I decided to address that issue just because it had got to the point… man, you can’t say you done f#cked the homie wife and talk about money and all of this. I’m alright. I’m good, so let me address this.
AllHipHop: Do you feel like that has become the younger generations go-to? Money this or money that, especially when they are going at the guys that came before them.
AllHipHop: “Carbon Monoxide” confirms that you not only still got it, but you never lost it. It also confirms that we need some more music from, Bizzy Bone. Is it helpful every now and then to have someone pull on your coattail to force your hand to put that pen to paper?
“Krayzie.” I put out some singles because the game is singles. I have done various projects with a few different people in the industry. I have put out a few movies. But it’s definitely time for some more Bizzy Bone music and it’s going to happen all year long. I been cooking for about a year and a half with my production team and my kids. I been cooking with my boys. As you know we did the Wiz Khalifa. We dropped the, Wiz Khalifa track, we dropped the “Berner” track. We been cooking. But it don’t take nobody pulling my coattail. I’m just a musician. I be up late at night while my baby sleep and my girl sleeping or what not. It be 3-4 in the morning and my creative juices start flowing and I’ll write like 3 or 4 songs. That’s just me.
AllHipHop: I spoke to the OG, Spice 1 and he said, no group with 2-years of popularity should ever go at a group who have enjoyed a 30-year fan base. Do you feel there is a lack of respect or disconnect from the cats who are just getting their break?
AllHipHop: How different is it for you to put music out on YouTube and streaming sites because when you guys first came out it was nothing like it is today. Is it just a matter of adjusting to the times?
Bizzy Bone: Yeah, you definitely gotta adjust. It’s what life is, man. You go from tapes, to VHS, to CD’s, DVD’s to iPhones. Technology has not stopped progressing. We’re 10-years ahead of ourselves technologically wise already right now. That’s just what we already have. Yeah, it’s just adjustment. Your samurai game just gotta be on.
AllHipHop: The “Carbon Monoxide” track is a certified diss track and I feel like we don’t get a whole lot of that anymore. You put a lot of thought into it. This just wasn’t an on the surface attack. I thought it was really dope.
Bizzy Bone: You have… it’s just like back in the day. Take the East Coast for example. You had Eric B. and Rakim and you had Kid ‘N Play. These guys now are more Kid ‘N Play with dance and they are more fun. But as soon as they start trying to get deep, everybody is like, “That’s not you, bro. What the f#ck are you talking deep for? That ain’t what the fuck we want to hear from you.” I think that that’s where you start to see them decline. When they start really trying to act like they are really deep on some sh#t, you’re really not.
AllHipHop: You said that we could expect music all year from you. Do you have a timeline or are you just going to be dropping things here and there throughout the year?
Bizzy Bone: All year long for sure. Right now, we’re doing the “Carbon Monoxide Challenge.” We are on the “Carbon Monoxide run. We got another one coming within the next couple of weeks; actually, I believe next week is when we are going to premier it. We are going to premier the video on the 9th and it will go up on sale as well the following week. Then we got the next single coming, “Running From One Time,” but right now we are running with “Carbon Monoxide,” then we got “Enigma” coming, “Running From One Time,” and then “Cleveland” coming. We have a bevy of other songs that’s going to be coming out all year. All year we’re going to be dropping singles that builds up to the project. That’s just what we’re doing. I’m introducing “Bloodline Harmony” as you guys know is my kids… my sons. I’m introducing my niece, Ajanae into the game. She’s going to be on some of this upcoming music. I’m introducing my producer, Blais who is also an artist. I’m opening up the doors for the youth, so people don’t feel like this is an assault on the youth, but somebody kicked my brother ball over the fence, which is Layzie Bone and I was just coming over to retrieve the ball. “Wait a minute, back the f#ck up, I’m just coming to get my little brother’s ball and then I’m going to keep on pushing, but don’t say nothing. This is life.”
AllHipHop: I’m excited to have you back in the lab on a consistent basis, I look forward to the upcoming music and we will definitely be doing more of these interviews to promoter your projects. Is there anything else you want to add before I let you go?