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Gunplay on The Combat Jack Show Ep. 2

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Combat Jack:

Coming up, you got this reputation for being a 5- drug-minimum dude. You know what; I love the fact that you have no shame in your game that you love drugs. Let's walk down that road. How old were you when you started doing drugs, B?

Gunplay:

I started smoking weed at 12 or 13.

Combat Jack:

Which is normal.

Gunplay:

Yeah, that's right. Then start selling.

Combat Jack:

Did you like smoking weed?

Gunplay:

Hell yeah. At one point when we was just starting to smoke, my first couple, like week or two . . .

Combat Jack:

Was it good weed or was it neighborhood weed?

Gunplay:

No, it was Jamaican because I know Jamaican's and shit, and they be having that good yard sticky brown weed down there that we really smoke.

Combat Jack:

Ire.

Gunplay:

We smoking that shit, so a nigga be so high. I was like, "Yo, I love weed so much, I wish every time I breathe it was weed."

Combat Jack:

Oxygen, right?

Gunplay:

Yeah, the oxygen was weed. I wanted to stay high and never come down, dog. It was just an escape. Niggas just be like . . .

Combat Jack:

Was you stressed out? Was life that stressed out for you?

Gunplay:

I wasn't getting no money, I wasn't the freshest nigga in school. That can be a little stressful while you a high school student, a freshman. You got to . . .

Combat Jack:

You got these strikes already against.

Gunplay:

Your gear not right, all ripped. You just . . . you don't even . . . everybody come in the Jordans.

Combat Jack:

You had no Jordans?

Gunplay:

No, man. You know when I got my first Jordans? It's embarrassing. I don't even want to say that shit.

Combat Jack:

No, no, no.

Gunplay:

Hell, no.

Combat Jack:

I got my first pair last year.

Gunplay:

I wasn't no teenager.

Combat Jack:

I got my first pair last year.

Dallas Penn:

He got his first pair of Jordans and he with 4 kids already.

Gunplay:

He got his kids some Jordans before he got them.

Combat Jack:

No, I didn't get my kids Jordans. What you was rocking?

Gunplay:

Oh, man.

Combat Jack:

Chinese slippers?

Gunplay:

XJ900s nigga. What you know about that?

Combat Jack:

Was you getting clowned?

Gunplay:

Not really, because we all was fucked up. We was like, whoever was the most fucked up-ist, then they got clowned.

Combat Jack:

Right.

Gunplay:

I tried to keep . . . at least my shit's clean.

Combat Jack:

Toothbrush?

Gunplay:

Yeah, laces and shit.

Combat Jack:

Right.

Gunplay:

Bleach.

Combat Jack:

Was this around this age when you started dabbling and selling cocaine?

Gunplay:

Yeah, like 15, 16; started selling little 8-balls and breaking them down to .4s and shit.

Combat Jack:

Was you nice with the game?

Gunplay:

I was nice with it. Really, I was just breaking them down to .4s because it was so clean and I didn't want to really . . . I didn't know how to cut no nothing and I didn't want to fuck my shit up. If I paid whatever I paid for this little shit, I'm fittin' to make sure this little shit gone go ahead on and do what it's gone do. I ain't fittin' to fuck my shit up; they can't do nothing with it. Then I'm just drunk and shit. Start skiing. Fist-pumping.

Combat Jack:

You have not been shy about your love for cocaine. What is it about?

Gunplay:

It's . . .

Combat Jack:

The white girl.

Gunplay:

It just make you feel good and just in the moment. I live for the moment. At that time, I'm just living for the moment. You out here, you just riding around here trying to get your little money. It's a little pick-me-up. You could bust a few more errands. You could bust a few more turns and shit like that, because you up and you up. Where you at? Where you? All right, I'll be right over. It be 4:00 in the morning and you still getting money. You be like, "Shit, nigga." Next thing you know, that's what it is. Now you in a cycle. After a while, that shit . . . it wasn't about like the money and hustling no more. Nigga, I ain't hustling, I'm snorting and . . . I ain't really smoking my shit. I like taking it straight to the head. I feel like that's a waste sometime. If I had enough, you got enough, you toot up and roll up, you chop her up; 'boom, boom, boom'. Then the long-term effects of that shit, though, it fuck up your attitude and shit. 2 or 3 of my niggas start getting on crack and shit, and that

shit just [inaudible:

05:24]. I was like, "Dog . . ." I know what that shit do. My Auntie, she was fucked up for a long time; her psyche.

Combat Jack:

You seen her change.

Gunplay:

Yeah, it's crazy. I seen that shit, and then I could tell. Nigga can't hide from me; a smoker can't hide from me. You can't.

Combat Jack:

Right. Did it ever get to be a problem, though?

Gunplay:

No, it was never a problem because I could always get it? That shit is never a problem. It's just a problem of me actually saying, "All right, I'm going to stop." I just woke up one day, Memorial Weekend 2008, put the last little corner right there and that was it.

Combat Jack:

That was it?

Gunplay:

That was it. I relapsed, and I said it. I went to Medellin, and this was when I said, "I don't give a fuck. I'm fittin' to do this shit over here." I want to try this shit, and it was worth every mother fucking [inaudible: 06:20]. Let me tell you.

Combat Jack:

Was you getting high in front of the cops on camera?

Gunplay:

Yeah, they was right there.

Combat Jack:

They didn't do shit?

Gunplay:

No, that shit is nothing over there.

Combat Jack:

It's nothing?

Gunplay:

Nothing.

Combat Jack:

It's like a beer?

Gunplay:

Yeah.

Combat Jack:

That's crazy, man.

Gunplay:

Get it from them.

Combat Jack:

That shit went viral.

Gunplay:

Yeah.

Combat Jack:

You said, 'Get it from them'?

Gunplay:

You can. I'm not going to try to put . . .

Combat Jack:

Yeah. No he didn't get them from them.

Gunplay:

I didn't, but there's . . .

Combat Jack:

Back in the States when you had your little business, you fucked up some re-ups, didn't you?

Gunplay:

Of course; fucked up my own, fucked up somebody else's, and then you got snake niggas around here and shit. Niggas break into your house because they see you with the bomb at everyday going, dipping in and serving and shit. Niggas come and break in your house, steal your shit.

Combat Jack:

You realize you wasn't a good drug dealer at a certain point.

Gunplay:

Yeah. Then after that I said, "You know what; I know something I can do." Thank you. This is mine now. Fuck you.

Combat Jack:

You started robbing cats.

Gunplay:

I'll drink your water.

Combat Jack:

Your water?

Gunplay:

I'll take your mother fucking . . . like that. No, but a nigga can't . . . if you living off the fat of the land my nigga, you ain't got shit out here, you just get to a certain point when you get real. When I get hungry, personally, I turn into something else. I need to eat. Then after days and days of that shit and you not eating right, shit is getting to you fucking frustrated, this niggas a pussy-ass nigga.

Combat Jack:

And you know it.

Gunplay:

He got this fucking shit and he's fucking overcharging me every time I go. There's always some bullshit and it's always make you wait. He make you wait 30 fucking minutes so he can fucking recount that shit and then sell it to you. You knowing what he doing. After a while you say, "You know what; how much you got in there? What? Let me see all of it." After, it becomes like a drug. It's just like Slick Rick said, "You rob another and another and a sister and a brother." Now I got with . . . God bless the dead, my nigga Pzie; that was my PNC. When it was time to . . . we would bust a lick, and then you go broke, so it's time to bust another. I'll call my nigga Pzie or my nigga Pzie would call me. We would bust some moves, whatever.

Combat Jack:

How hectic did it get though? I mean . . .

Gunplay:

Dummies whatever; anything. We did whatever, anything.

Combat Jack:

Was cats coming for y'all?

Gunplay:

Shoot, yeah. Everything, everything, everything. We went to shootout in front of a radio station and 5 or 6 bullet holes through my car. It's me, Torch, and Young Bree CCC's in the car, still inside the car; 5 bullets. You would see enter and out. We didn't get hit.

Combat Jack:

Was that shit getting you high too, that adrenaline?

Gunplay:

Yeah. Then it's just a lot of shit going on. It's a lot going on, that music takes a back seat. I could give fucking less. After a while, you just out here. You got people that can help you, but you got to help yourself. I was my worst enemy. I was the only one holding me back. It's MMG. I could go head on and put together some shit and get the fuck on. What the fuck am I doing? I'm still out here just like . . .

Dallas Penn:

What were you doing?

Gunplay:

I don't fucking know? Fuck, man; trying to figure shit out and just still trying bust a lick here and bust a lick there. Just still the same shit, man. You just get tired of that shit, dog. Then it's just the last straw.

Dallas Penn:

When did it get real to you, then? When did you decide?

Gunplay:

The case; that was it. That was my last spazz-out. I spazz out. I'm a spazzer. Sorry, I can't help it. I spazz. I fucking black the fuck out.


In the second part of our three part interview with Gunplay on The Combat Jack Show, Gunplay discusses his marijuana use, which he began smoking when he was 12-years-old.

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