That's the assessment straight from Quan, who appeared on a recent episode of DJ Scream's Big Facts podcast. Asked about the possibility of a "one-song reunion" about seven minutes into the interview, Quan kept it candid, stating that he would first want to just see where each of them are at mentally at this point in their careers.
"Pull up on me and let's just chop it up," he said. "Before we even get to songs or anything, I wanna just see where bro's mind is mentally, because to this day we still ain't just have no conversation. It was more like people around us talking as opposed to me and bro just sittin' down and having that conversation."
As for how that conversation might go, Quan stressed the importance of connecting on a personal level first.
"This ain't no studio, this ain't no nothing," he said. "This is just to see where we at." Asked what "got in the way" of their collaborative streak, Quan pointed to ego and the rapid rate at which both of them rose to prominence.
"You gotta think, at that time, we were both hungry and we both just take off," he recalled. "And like I just said, it's straight up egos and people around us talking. That shit happened fast."
Quan also noted that he's listened to Thugger's recent output. "That shit hard," he said. Last month, Quan let fans know he was "open" to working with Thugger again "as long as it made sense."
Elsewhere in the Big Facts chat, Quan reflected on his early frustrations with record label deals.
"I ain't even read my paperwork, I just signed it," Quan—who was previously in a legal back-and-forth with Think It's a Game Entertainment—said around two minutes into the interview. He also noted that he wasn't saying he "signed a bad contract," clarifiying that he simply regretted not giving the paperwork more attention. Asked for advice for younger artists in the same position, Quan suggested hiring an entertainment lawyer.
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