When KING Magazine caught up with the Game in the November issue, he was more than willing to open up about his feelings towards G-Unit, Dr. Dre and his career. But when it came to the beef with his older brother, Big Fase Hunned, the man who helped raise him in the streets and the rap industry, the Game was mum.
In an exclusive interview with KING-MAG.com, Big Fase Hunned finally decides to give his side of he and his brother's falling out. If anything, the tattoo of an excerpt from The Bible's book of Genesis 4:6, ("My Brother's Keeperâ€) located on Big Fase's neck is a testament to the magnitude of their sibling rivalry. "I look at my tattoo's as trophies,â€ says Fase. "All my tattoos mean something. I never had to cover nothing up and I never will.â€ Now with a new independent label, Brazil Street Records, Big Fase Hunned is ready to clear the air on what went down between he and the Game and why he is wiping his hands clean of old blood.
King-mag.com: When did things go bad between you and your brother?
Big Fase: I went on a seven week tour with Game and he told me I would earn $2,000 dollars a show. He's getting probably $30k at the time, I'm not tripping. That's cool with me. I don't care what you make. So I'll say it was about, it was a seven week tour. We had about five shows a week, I figure I probbally come home with about $50-$60 thousand dollars. I came home with about $12 thousand dollars.
But it ain't all about the Benjamins, right?
[In Vegas] I left him an email saying basically, 'Respect to me is everything to me and you don't just lose respect for somebody unless they give you a reason to. I don't see a lot of respect from you anymore or the people that we surround ourselves with. So before I am disrespected by you, I will just go home and be who I am...I don't have to be a part of your show no more.'
And what he did he say in response?
The response I got was, "Have a safe trip.â€ Regardless to that long ass shit I sent, saying about respect, and all this heartfelt shit, all I got was, â€˜Have a safe trip'. So I flew my ass home and basically I've been here ever since.
What was your official position with him?
Nobody had a position. Basically every time I got at him about that it would be like, "Man Black Wall Street is something we building, we not rushingâ€¦and you bound to be the president of this company.â€ I mean the nigga could have easily dumped me off to anybody at the height of his shit and say, here give my brother a job.
When was the last time you talked to the Game?
He supposedly started some shit called Bad Seed Entertainment. I got a good sixâ€”eight little niggas I fuck with on this rap shit. One of their names was Bad Seed, so he catches [my former artist] Life at his store, snatched his Black Wall Street chain off him, and beat the shit out of him. Game finds out the chain got took and out of a good eight months of never comin' back to Brazil Street, Game hit my corner. Jayceon would have hit the corner for my kid's birthdays, Christmas, something like that. But because he's "The Gameâ€ and he's stuck in this rap shit, he hit this corner comin' over here to smash and get the chain back. He approaches me with his hand out. I crossed my arms and I said, "It's a lot that needs to be said before I can do that.â€ That sent our conversation into oblivion because he didn't really want to talkâ€”he felt like "The Gameâ€ had been disrespected.
What about accusations Game made that some of the Black Wall Street employees were taking advantage of him by misusing his website and trying to make money behind his back?
We started the website before my brother knew anything about computers. [We thought] Aftermath got you sittin' there, we can make this website called BlackWallStreet.com and we can pump you up with mixtapes, develop fan base, sell merchandise, things of that nature. That's what we did, me and G-Ride started that. We had a clothing deal set up for the G-Unot shit, as crazy as it sounds. [We] were sitting here alone one day, when my boy knocked on the door and showed us sketches of G-Unot shit, all hooked up. Game told the dude to holler at G-Ride and go. A couple months later Game is in NY and he emails me talking about, â€˜I'm up in this store and this man asks me about G-Unot clothes. I tell him it's not even in production yet and he gives me a catalog.' He started on some, â€˜G-Unot is my company and Black Wall Street is my company what are yall trying to do? Yall tryin' to rob me?' So he smashed that deal down. I have never been able to middleman a single thing off this nigga name without having to sit around and ask for something. I aint the type of nigga to just sit around and ask for a handout. I need to earn my keep.
The new single, "One Bloodâ€ is hot right now. How do you feel about his success and growth as an artist?
Cool song. I mean my brother is one of the best artists out there; I'll give him that. I watched something where he said the shit was not about gang bangin' "One Bloodâ€ was basically about family. Well nigga, it's not about Blood, cause you're not really one and its not about family because you don't know nothing about that. I feel like the Taylor family, my dads name, it's a good family but its been through a lot. With his success he had the power to change the direction our family was headed in and he didn't do nothing but make shit more fucked up. That's basically what he did with my neighborhood too. He's got niggas basically hypnotized with this money.
How did you feel when you heard about the truce he called with 50 Cent?
It solidified my thoughts that I lost my brother to this rap shit. Jayceon was searching for who he was and at the same time he has not found who he is in life. He was able to run into a nice sum of money with this rap thing and create a character that he has, from my estimation, got trapped in and forgot the other side of. When he wakes up he's the Game, when he goes to sleep he's the Game. It's no more Jayceon. That's why it would be relevant for him to want to squash a beef with a 50 Cent rather than his father, his brother, or his sister.
You've started your own company. I noticed the logo is similar to the Black Wall Street logo.
Brazil and Wilmington is the movement but the company is Brazil Street Records. Big Fase Hunned my name, the studio equipment, the artists that were left, the street itself was something that [Game] put on the bottom of his shoe. This has always been my home, not his. I went a step further with the B, because I do have it tattooed on my skin and being the first person to actually do that; besides him, I just felt like I just could. It is nothing he created.
And now you're holding an auction on MySpace to get rid of all of your Black Wall Street paraphernalia.
What he's saying in everything I'm reading is, â€˜I don't have a brother.' Before I did the Allhiphop.com interview he sent a young kid to come get my chain and my car. So those things are worthless to me. So lets give a MySpace auction with these things he tried to pull back from me. The car, all that shit means nothing to me. The Black Wall Street chain I've got put up. I won't wear the pendent at all. It's like a high school football trophy, but you're thirty years old and you look back at it and smile. But it's hard to smile at it now. If I want to smile at something I'll smile at the tattoo that I can't take off.