Producer: Marley Marl
Album: Road To The Riches
Label: Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records
Kool G Rap: "'Truly Yours' got protested against. Certain groups of people took offense to it and protested the album at the radio stations. That song pretty much got my album pulled off the shelves in the West Coast; all the protesting was coming from there. I was just being comical. This was a creative side of G Rap. It was nothing against homosexuals, I wasn’t even thinking that way when I wrote it. But some people took it to heart.
Hip-hop was catching a lot of flak. You had senators and reverends burning CDs and running over them with bulldozers. It hurt us because we were on a label that was pretty much a big corporation.
"My contract was more with Cold Chillin’ than Warner Brothers at that time, but there was nothing Cold Chillin’ could do. Warner Brothers didn’t know how to deal with rappers getting protested yet. When Ice T did 'Cop Killer,' and they started getting flak from that, they decided not to fuck with Ice T. Likewise, they didn’t want to fuck with my album. Their solution to the negative attention was to shelf it. That’s basically what happened.
"It didn’t make Warner Brothers shut me down as an artist on their label or nothing like that, because I another album through Warner Brothers. After Wanted Dead or Alive they got nervous because Ice T did 'Cop Killer.' Hip-hop in general was catching a lot of flak. You had senators and reverends burning CDs and running over them with bulldozers. It hurt us because we were on a label that was pretty much a big corporation. It wasn’t like Rap-A-Lot Records, where J. Prince could say, ‘Fuck the reverends.’
"'Skintight Levi’s even knee-highs/Don’t try to lie, sugar, I know why.' The world has fucking changed, hasn’t it?"