Part 1 of the Unkut interview with Dr. Butcher. Big up Corona, Queens.

Yeah! I’m like, ‘Why don’t you stick to bein’ an A&R and let me worry about the production!’ Akinyele would get into fights with him also. You’re dealing with that stuff all the time, and that’s just what happened with G. I mean I liked the way the Rawkus album was sounding but definitely they were tryin’ to force him…they sent him to work with The Neptunes – like around when they started getting’ hot, coming off the NORE song – G Rap said Pharrell and ‘em only played him one track. They made a track in the studio and he was like, ‘Yo Drew, it was garbage’. He told Pharrell over and over, ‘Yo son, this is not me’, and Pharrell was like, ‘Yo, I’m your number-one fan, you gotta trust me on this G, listen to this!’ It wasn’t a G Rap song, it was a Neptunes song. G was like, ‘Yo, dog..’ and he’s that type of dude, he’s not gonna lie. He’s the most blunt, up-front dude you could ever meet. He was like, ‘Yo, I’m not feelin’ it. I’m not writing to it, I’m not doin’ nothin’. You gotta show me something else’, and they wouldn’t play him another beat. He was like, ‘Yo, I’m outta here!’ He’d driven all the way to Virginia for that and then left. Maybe it would’ve worked, it could’ve been a big successful commercial record for him – maybe not. But he wasn’t willing to sacrifice who he was just to have some corny commercial record. That’s what you’re always up against when dealing with record companies.