Session Holds it Down
for the Bronx
8/1/06 - LatinRapper.com exclusive interview
You Betta Ask Somebody! As
goes the chorus on the DJ Green Lantern produced ďBetta
Ask Somebody,Ē LatinRapper.comís Amen sat down and didnít
ask just somebody, but he asked Session himself about
whatís going on with him, his music, and his future.
For those of you who
havenít asked anybody yet, Session is the same man that
stormed into the scene in 2002 with Tonedeff, PackFM, and
Substantial for Extended Fammís critically acclaimed
ďHappy F**k You Songs.Ē
Realizing that success isnít just about having the best bars,
Mr. Jose Ch*nga is prepared to make himself, and the lucky
people that co-sign him worth millions! The rugged MC details
his aspirations to be the next Hip-Hop superstar, and how he
plans to position himself for dominance.
LatinRapper.com: For the people that donít know, let Ďem
know who you are and where youíre from.
The name is Session, a.k.a. Spicasso, a.k.a. Da Poh Rican,
a.k.a. El Beyaco Malo, a.k.a. Jose Ch*nga, a.k.a. King Ding a
Ling, a.k.a. Spanish Fly, aka I canít think of no more. And
Iím from the muthaf**kiní Bronx, NY, but I also rep the
Heartbeat, Hartford, CT Ė the sevent most dangerous city in
America for those that think we sit around watchiní grass
grow. BANG BANG!
Let me warn you Ė Iíve got some tough questions lined up
for you, like whatís your favorite color, what size shoes you
rock, and how much you spend on groceries a week. I ainít
holdiní s**t back!
Hahaha! Thatís whatís up, fam. I wonít hold back neither, son!
My favorite color is blue. I rock a size 9.5, maybe 10 if I
wanna impress the ladies, and I donít buy groceries Ė I buy
So the ďNew MoneyĒ mixtape was a great start to getting the
fans a bit more familiar with the name. What do you have
planned for the near future?
Yeah, the ďNew MoneyĒ mixtape was just me throwiní a bunch of
s**t together and calling it a mixtape so I can make some
money. My next mixtape, ďIm Worth MillionsĒ is really a more
concentrated effort to put together a really well-put together
product. Not to say ďNew MoneyĒ is wack, but itís more a
collection of songs.
No doubt. Itís definitely a good introductory CD for the
heads that donít really know whatís up. So you got this ďI'm
Worth MillionsĒ slogan going Ė explain to people what thatís
all about before random heads come out the woodwork askiní to
borrow some money.
It basically means what it says Ė ďIm Worth Millions.Ē Iím a
Spanish rapper, that reps beiní a Spanish dude. Iím a
chancleta wearing, Corona guzzliní, ďOye Mami!Ē chasiní,
packing 8 people in a small Toyota ass ni**a. Ainít nobody
reppiní that s**t in this game right now. Latinos are the
second strongest buying power in the nation. Reggaeton s**t is
popping off, but thatís mainly for Spanish ni**as. I can reach
both ni**as that love Reggaeton, and ni**as that just love
Hip-Hop. Youíll hear it in my music, whether it be a quick
Spanish reference, me talking about rice and beans, or a
straight Spanglish verse Ė Iíma represent me being a Nuyorican.
Thatís me all day. I just know thereís mad people that relate
to me. People that read this and be like, ďThatís me right
there." And even if you ainít Spanish, if you in the hood, you
got a Spanish friend thatís just like I described it, so the
s**t ainít alien to you. You know the deal. IM WORTH MILLIONS,
BABY! ĎCause I feel my ni**as will support me. Oh yeah, plus,
Speakiní of Reggaeton, I remember a little less than two
years back you did your own Reggaeton track on the "Oye Mi
Canto" instrumental called "Toma!" Do you have any intentions
to do some more Reggaeton tracks? And are you afraid we're
going to see the Reggaeton movement come and go just as
quickly in popular music as the 90's Latin explosion with
Ricky Martin, J. Lo, Enrique Iglesias, etc?
Yes, I will do a Reggaeton track here and there. It ainít
gonna be all I do Ė just a part of the repertoire. I donít
really care where the ďmovementĒ goes; Iíma do what I want,
and what my peoples wanna hear. Reggaeton ainít going nowhere.
Sure, it might disappear from the mainstream, but the s**t was
around before that anyway, so who gives a f**k? But Iíma do
Reggaeton my way, in Spanglish. Thereís a difference between a
Puerto Rican from PR and a Puerto Rican from NY. Iím
representing the Puerto Rican from NY. Jeuuh! Shouts to my
family in PR! Arecibo, PR all day, holla!
Hahaha! Peace to Vega Baja and Mayaguez while weíre at it.
You mentioned being a Nuyorican, so letís talk a little bit
about the ďDiamond GirlĒ track you leaked onto the net about a
month ago and what the response to that has been like.
Itís been mixed as I expected it to be. A lot of people donít
get it, or donít know about the old 80's track I took the beat
and the hook from or nothing. But my Latinos know what the
f**k is up. Some of these Italians are hollering too. It was
just a track that really just represented what my little
sister used to bump back in the day and my moms, too. I could
give a f**k about those that donít like it. I expected it.
Some people go as far as to say "That ainít Hip-Hop." What you
think them Rocksteady ni**as used to break dance to, GENIUS?
But yeah, Iíve gotten some pretty great offers from the
opposite sex cause of this s**t, though, hahaha. Iím just
representing who I am at the end of the day. Take it or leave
Yeah, you have to take the people who don't understand that
Freestyle was once considered "Latin Hip-Hop" with a grain of
salt. Are there plans to breathe some fresh life into more of
these classic Freestyle records? I know you said Stevie B had
shown you some love on the track, any more talkin' goin' on
Hahaha, I donít know man. Maybe "Let the Music Play." That
s**t was tight, man.
Stevie B hit me up on MySpace! But nah, no talking. He hit me
up, told me the track was hot, and then tried to sell me
something on some Erik Estrada s**t. Hahaha, itís funny, but
you peep how ni**as use Spanish dudes to get at our market
right? Im Worth Millions, baby! Iím that new s**t!
Speakin of Freestyle, what are the off-the-dome skills
ni**a, Iím wack. You come at me tryiní to battle me, Iíma tell
you that you won. I ainít that ni**a thatís gonna hit you with
a million written verses making pretend. I keep it real. I
walk around with my shirt off and my belly poppiní out with my
chest hairs all running around crazy - STILL thinkingí Iím
fly. I gives a f**k what you think is my point.
Hahaha, I got you. So you got this situation with QN5, the
2002 Extended F@mm album, but at the same time it's pretty
obvious that you want that major deal that'll push you up
above the independent market and give you an opportunity to
showcase yourself. Is there anything specific that really
turned you off to the indie scene and made you feel like it
wasn't for you?
Man, I wanna be famous. Iím a superstar, b*tch! Nah, but for
real - I just wanna live off this music s**t, man. I donít
wanna be a slave to having to drop an album every year or two
just to live. I wanna make sure my kids is set. Besides, I'm
Worth Millions, ni**a! HOLLA!
So what do you think is the most difficult part of being a
Latino MC trying to break into the majors and superstardom, if
anything at all?
Nothing. At least not to me. The s**t is the easiest time ever
to break into this game if you have the work ethic to break
through all the bulls**t that ALL ni**as go through anyway.
Iím talented, my work ethic is crazy, I have good people
around me, the timing is right, Iím a smart muthaf**ka, and I
donít give a f**k about no one. I donít take ďNoĒ for an
answer. Iíma be alright. Im Worth Millions and I canít wait to
be rich. It ainít a, "I hope to be rich," - I canít f**kin
wait Ďtill Iím swimming in cash like Scrooge McDuck.
The QN5 Spring Cleaning Tour was a real good look, what was
that experience like?
I loved it, man. Thatís what I wanna do. I wanna tour, I wanna
visit places I would never think Iíd be, and rock in front of
a crowd. Liviní the life of a 9-5, or even as a hustler,
youíre trapped. You canít go nowhere. You gotta stay there
making that money. I wasnít meant to be tied and bound up in
one place doing one thing. I need room to breathe. The world
is my playground and I wanna play everywhere. But yeah, I was
with my peoples, having a great time cramped in a lilí ass
van. Iím a trooper, fam. I donít give a f**k. I slept on the
hotel room floor for almost all the stops Ďcause there wasnít
enough beds. I f**kiní work. I donít give a f**k what I have
to do. Thatís another reason I'm Worth Millions. I will not
On a more serious note, everyone should know by now that
you rep your Puerto Rican heritage with pride. Being Puerto
Rican and living in New York with such a large population of
Boricuas outside of the island, is your intention to be an
idol musically, or do you aspire to evolve into a powerful
Puerto Rican that people can admire fully?
Man, I just do me. Maybe as I get older and I start sticking
my head into things other than music then my thinking will
evolve. But Iím really just being me for right now. Iím not
tryin to do anything but sell a couple records and make some
money. Iím broke. Que sera, sera - what will be, will be.
Boom! It's been great talkin' with you. Now hit Ďem with
the shout outs, subliminal disses to other rappers you don't
like, release dates, websites, and purchasing info!
I donít like you, you, youíre cool, f**k him, and that other
dude is just wack but he's cool. Shout outs to my Pharcity ni**as!
Congrats on getting Funkmaster Flex to drop bombs all over
that record! Shouts to QN5, Tonedeff, PackFM, Mecca,
CunninLynguists, Elite, and Domingo. Shouts to The Leegans,
too, Debut, Toe Tag, and L.A.S. - them my ni**as. Iíma make
some money off them if I pop first, holla! Shouts to Sara Kana
and of course, Mala Reignz! ďIm Worth MillionsĒ mixtape is
coming real soon. Check out www.myspace.com/spicasso for more
info and new songs and s**t. HOLLA!
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